At the Forefront of Medical Imaging Research

The Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging is a leader in Imaging Research, consistently ranking as one of the top funded Departments within the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Research areas of focus include:

  • Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging sequence development
  • Complex image processing
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Hyperpolarized gas imaging
  • Focused ultrasound development and clinical applications
  • Metabolic imaging of cardiac and peripheral vascular disease
  • Genetics of vascular restenosis and atherosclerosis
  • Breast disease
  • Functional brain and stroke imaging
  • Device and technology development

Clinical Trials

The Division is also actively engaged in numerous clinical trials:

  • Breast disease
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Cardiovascular disease (rhythm, structural, congenital and acquired)
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Endocrine/metabolic diseases
  • Transplantations
  • Aortic, renovascular and peripheral vascular disease
  • Musculoskeletal disease
  • Device and technology assessment


Our basic science research encompasses a wide array of projects performed in conjunction with our Cardiovascular Medicine, Neurosciences, Biomedical Engineering and Engineering colleagues.