The research program includes study of helical CT, breast imaging and intervention, ultrasound imaging, vascular and neurovascular intervention. State-of-the-art stroke intervention and liver tumor treatment programs are underway.

Body Imaging

A diverse collection of research interests is present within the division, including involvement in the Corevalve study, investigation of peri-ablation cardiac MR, and four additional clinical trials aimed at evaluation of chemotherapeutic agents. Further research interests include molecular imaging, MRI sequence development, and novel image reconstruction processing. A new dedicated research fellow recently joined our staff, with a strong interest in MRI initiatives.


Breast Imaging

Besides clinical responsibilities, LUHS Breast Imaging is involved in several research activities, including the ACRIN I-SPY 2 clinical trial (LINK) investigating Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) markers for measuring response to targeted treatment of locally advanced breast cancer with neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Our breast imaging radiologists also supervise ongoing breast imaging-related research performed by our diagnostic radiology residents and several serve as reviewers for research articles submitted for publication in premiere radiology journals, including the American Journal of Radiology.



The MSK division is also committed to the pursuit of higher knowledge through academics and scholarship. The team participates in lectures throughout the LUMC campus, disseminating knowledge to our clinical counterparts, such as the Orthopedics Grand Rounds and lectures at the PMR resident lecture series. In addition, the faculty is actively involved in scientific investigation with several electronic exhibits and publications. A close relationship with the Department of Orthopedics and the Division of Rheumatology promote clinically relevant scientific investigation



Division members have special expertise in functional imaging, imaging in stroke, head and neck oncology, spine interventional procedures and interventional neuroradiology. Research interests include perfusion imaging in the evaluation of intracranial neoplasms; diffusion tensor imaging in the evaluation of traumatic brain injury, psychiatric disorders and intracranial neoplasms. Other areas of interest include: quantitative evaluation of brain volume in dementia, MR perfusion imaging in brain neoplasms after treatment and functional MRI in pre-operative planning.


Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Some  members of the division have developed additional expertise or board certification based on their interests. These include the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology and PET/CT training offered by the American College of Radiology. There is active research that has been approved by the Institutional Research Board for the Protection of Human Subjects. Additional projects are planned for the future. Areas of research interest include radiation biology, gamma-specific breast imaging, the management of radiation accidents and quality assurance mechanisms for imaging equipment.