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About our Program/Society

“Welcome to the University of Chicago Department of Radiology. We are here to provide excellent care for our patients, develop and translate breakthrough innovations through research, and train outstanding next generation radiologists and imaging scientists.”
— Aytekin Oto, MD, Chair, Radiology

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Sections & Programs


The Department of Radiology is one of the most comprehensive radiology programs in the nation, comprised of 8 clinical subspecialties.


The clinical sections include sections of Abdominal Imaging, Breast Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Neuroradiology, Pediatric Imaging, Thoracic Imaging, and Vascular/Interventional Radiology. The section chiefs and physician faculty work with Dr. Aytekin Oto, Chairman, and the excellent technical leadership and staff to deliver the highest quality clinical care and graduate radiology education training program.



Education


Education and training is a cornerstone of the Department of Radiology's mission; our faculty and staff are committed to providing the most comprehensive training to the brightest minds in medicine. We have innovative educational programs which address the changing requirements of healthcare and the needs of our patients.


Research


The Department of Radiology has 14 basic science faculty members belonging to one of two sections performing research in the imaging sciences. Within the Section of Imaging Sciences: Acquisition & Reconstruction, the research focuses on new acquisition methods for MRI and MRIS, advanced CT systems and imaging approaches, novel tomographic reconstruction methods, new methods for PET, SPECT, acoustic, and optical imaging, and developments of novel imaging instrumentation. Within the Section of Imaging Sciences: Analysis & Evaluation, the research interests include evaluation methodologies & ROC analysis, computer-aided diagnosis & computerized image analysis for the interpretation of a variety of medical images (such as breast, thoracic, colon, cardiac, skeletal & radioisotope images).


Patient Care


Excellence in image quality and innovation is our foundation. Interpretation and procedures performed by radiologists rated among the best in the nation builds upon that foundation, resulting in the high level of diagnostic and treatment quality that is our trademark. Patients are cared for by our team of receptionists, technologists, nurses and radiologists with a high level of respect and understanding.

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