Message from the Chair
Welcome to the University of Michigan Department of Radiology. We are dedicated to advancing the field of radiology through state-of-the-art, patient-centered, team-based clinical care, exceptional education and innovative research, which together allow the translation of discovery into cutting edge patient care protocols.
The Department of Radiology provides clinical service to the University of Michigan Health System, which includes the physically-connected University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, the von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, the Cardiovascular Center, and the Cancer Center on the main campus. As more healthcare continues to move from the hospital to the outpatient environment, our ambulatory care outpatient imaging centers have expanded to nine locations in southeastern Michigan, providing state of the art imaging to our patients closer to home. Our, faculty and trainees also provide radiology services to patients at the nearby Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital.
Faculty conduct research in all areas of radiology, from basic radiological science to clinical research and health services research through extensive collaborations with faculty in Departments across our health system. Special emphasis is placed on the translation of discoveries in the laboratory to patient care applications with close collaboration between our physician faculty and Basic Radiological Sciences groups. Our Center for Molecular Imaging is using parametric response mapping to better and more quickly determine how a tumor is responding to chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and have recently applied this technique to patients with obstructive pulmonary disease. Our ultrasound laboratory is developing new contrast media and is directing microbubbles containing chemotherapeutic agents to the target tumor. Faculty in our Computer Assisted Diagnosis laboratory are perfecting algorithms that help radiologists detect and characterize suspicious lesions on mammography, and CT, including pulmonary nodules, pulmonary embolism, coronary artery disease and urologic disease.
Our trainees are all involved in the many aspects of patient care, participate in research and in improving the quality and safety of imaging services. Increasingly, residents participate in educational activities, including global outreach programs, including Central America, China, Ethiopia, and Ghana in recent years. This year Michigan radiologists helped start the first radiology residency training program in Addis Abbaba.
We hope you enjoy visiting our website and learning more about the dedicated faculty and staff who continue to push the frontiers of clinical care, education and research in imaging.
N. Reed Dunnick, M.D.
Fred Jenner Hodges Professor of Radiology and Chair