UVA's Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging has an outstanding research infrastructure and strongly supports active resident participation in research. Our research track provides the research resident with the skills to excel as an academic radiologist. Our diagnostic and IR track residents participate in research during their time in residency; some participate in ongoing research projects, while others initiate their own projects. Many residents present their work at national meetings.
A competitive internal funding program is in place for radiology trainees to financially support resident research.
While broad in scope, the Medical Imaging Research Division at UVA has particular strengths in cardiovascular imaging, neuroscience imaging, lung imaging, MRI pulse sequence development, and small animal imaging. The department has three dedicated research whole body MRI scanners (two 1.5 T and one 3T), a 7 T small animal MRI scanner, a small animal PET scanner, and a small animal CT scanner. We also have a combined focused high intensity ultrasound, a whole body 1.5 T MRI scanner, and a recently installed cyclotron.
In addition to clinical faculty mentors, there are 13 imaging research faculty in the department who serve as mentors and/or collaborators to radiology residents.