Vision & Mission

Vision & Mission

VisionThe Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Vision

The Vision of the Department of Radiology & Medical Imaging at the University of Virginia is to be one of the best Departments in the World in providing timely, cost-efficient, and high quality Medical Imaging and Image-guided therapy services for a diverse Patient population. Our Department will also play a major and vital role in the education of Patients, Trainees, Healthcare providers, Healthcare Administrators, Legislators and Payers, conveying the important and critical function that Medical Imaging and Image-guided therapy serves in improving the outcomes and advancing the care of Patients.  In addition, our Department will continue to make significant contributions to the discovery of innovative Imaging technologies and Image-guided therapy that make a difference for the enhancement of Healthcare delivery.  Our Department will learn from, build on and respect the past, be active and aggressive in improving the present, but look to the future, and rather than asking “why," we will ask “why not."


Mission

The Mission of the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at the University of Virginia is to provide compassionate, caring, and high quality Medical Imaging and Image-guided therapy services to improve the quality of life for our Patients and their families. Our leadership role in the scientific advancement of Medical Imaging and Image-Guided therapy services in a cost-efficient, less invasive and safe manner, while educating our referring Physicians, Physicians-in-training, medical students, allied health professionals, Hospital Administrators, Legislators, and Payers remains critical to our Mission.  Our Research and Scholarly activities will continue to generate innovative solutions and new knowledge that makes a difference for Patient care and the future of Healthcare.


Strategic Goals

Patient Care
  • To be recognized as offering the highest quality subspecialty Medical Imaging services and best value in our region and nationally, comparable to or better than any well-respected Medical Imaging Healthcare organization
  • To add significant value to Patient care and the overall Healthcare system and to effectively manage imaging resources
  • To provide Patients the best possible clinical care, using Medical Imaging technology and Image-guided therapy, in a caring, safe, high quality, cost-efficient, and timely manner
  • To provide organ-based, subspecialized, and world-class consultations for Medical Imaging and Image-guided therapy services for Patients, referring Physicians, the Healthcare system, Legislators, and Payers
  • To provide Patients and referring Physicians access to our services via traditional on-site referrals, over-reading of films obtained at outside facilities, and teleradiology
  • To educate Patients, referring Physicians, Hospital Administrators, Legislators, and Payers and improve their understanding of both the hazards and benefits of Medical Imaging and Image-guided therapy
  • To communicate with Patients, referring Physicians other Healthcare providers, Legislators and Payers the best and most cost-effective Medical Imaging and Image-guided therapy for Patient specific questions being addressed
  • To provide the data and protocols to optimize the implementation and use of new technology
  • To develop and meet metrics for timely Patient access to Medical Imaging and Image-guided therapy
  • To establish an infrastructure to support efforts for continuous quality improvement and patient care quality and safety initiatives by identifying and validating quantitative measures for objective outcomes assessment and comparisons to best practice models
  • To lead and serve on Departmental, Institutional, Community, National, and International Medical organizations on clinical initiatives
  • To be Locally, Regionally, Nationally and Internationally recognized as an outstanding clinical Department
  • To create an infrastructure to support effective and efficient clinical activities
  • To develop and implement focused outcomes measures for clinical activities and initiatives
  • To establish a forum for frequent and effective Divisional and intra-Departmental communications around clinical activities and initiatives
Education
  • To educate medical students, residents, fellows, instructors, researchers, faculty and allied health professionals in the field of Imaging and Image-guided therapeutic services by employing opportunities provided in the clinical care arena, multidisciplinary teaching and case review conferences, didactic lectures, informal sessions, and research seminars so trainees and Healthcare professionals can develop a broad foundation of knowledge upon which to base their future careers
  • To lead and serve on Departmental, Institutional, Community, National, and International Medical organizations educational initiatives
  • To be Locally, Regionally, Nationally and Internationally recognized as an outstanding teaching Department
  • To be available and provide the necessary educational information to Hospital Administrators, Legislators, and Payers
  • To develop and implement outcomes measures for educational efforts
  • To create an infrastructure to support effective and efficient educational activities
  • To establish a forum for frequent and effective Divisional and intra-Departmental communications around educational initiatives
  • To develop and support efforts to promote Faculty development and mentoring
  • To develop and implement educational curricula with focused and objective outcomes measures
Research
  • To discover new medical knowledge and synthesize and refine existing medical knowledge to improve the clinical practice of Imaging and Image-guided therapy for the Healthcare system
  • To support the advancement of the Imaging sciences and Image-guided, minimally invasive therapy and technologies through basic and clinical research in an effort to minimize Patient morbidity and costs, improve the quality of Patient care, and enhance the quality of life for our Patients
  • To lead and serve on Departmental, Institutional, Community, National, and International Medical organizations on research initiatives
  • To be Locally, Regionally, Nationally and Internationally recognized as an outstanding Department for Imaging research and scholarly activity
  • To be available to and participate with Funding organizations and Legislators involved with providing support for research activities
  • To create an infrastructure to support effective and efficient  research and scholarly activities;
  • To develop and implement outcomes measures for research and scholarly initiatives
  • To establish a forum for frequent and effective Divisional and intra-Departmental communications around research and scholarly initiatives