Competence with Compassion
Commitment to Care
We are a team of physicians dedicated to training the next generation of radiologists, advancing basic science for clinical practice, and above all else providing quality and compassionate care to patients. Our commitment to patients is our number one priority. Our team of doctors, faculty, researchers, nurses, advanced practice providers, and staff have one focus…you. We are determined to have the latest state-of-the-art technology and are at the forefront of research to ensure that our patients are getting the highest quality care possible.
To better help our patients, we have developed twelve divisions that are made up of teams of experts in their field. These experts focus on a specific area of the body and stay current on emerging technologies and procedures so that we can do our best for our patients.
Our Abdominal division is responsible for performing all diagnostic work involving the abdomen and pelvis. This includes interpretation of plain films, CT, US, and MRI, as well as the performance of numerous fluoroscopic procedures and biopsies.
Here at the UNC Breast Imaging division we are dedicated to helping women all over North Carolina. With an advanced array of digital screening equipment and state-of-the-art technology, we’re leading the way in how breast health is approached.
Our Cardiothoracic division interprets medical images to diagnose diseases of the heart and chest, such as heart disease, leaky heart valves, defects in the size and shape of the heart, lung disease, lung cancer, emphysema, asthma, infectious diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis, and lymphoma.
Our Community Imaging division was recently established because of the growing need in the local North Carolina community for our Radiology services. Our local hospitals including Hillsborough, Chatham, and others will soon be provided Carolina blue service through our department team members.
Our Emergency Imaging division is one of our newest formed groups. We understand the need for emergency radiology services and have made it a priority to provide support for emergent and trauma cases that come through the doors of our emergency department.
Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics
Our Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics division performs all of the diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures. Our team provides advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology to offer better diagnoses to our patients.
The Musculoskeletal imaging division specializes in the interpretation of a wide variety of radiologic studies focused on the evaluation of the musculoskeletal system. We have specific expertise in sports medicine, rheumatology, orthopedic oncology, and trauma.
Interventional neuroradiology, is practiced by specialty-trained neuroradiologists utilizing an endovascular approach to treat vascular diseases of the central nervous system. These diseases include aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), and stroke.
We serve patients with some of the most devastating disorders including malignant brain and spine tumors and neurodegenerative disorders. It is a discipline that integrates traditional anatomic imaging with exciting concepts in genetics, physiology, and biochemistry.
Our priority is to improve the health of children by providing a wide range of services from diagnostic exams (plain films, fluoroscopy, US, CT and MRI) to biopsies and US-guided fine needle aspirations through the use of state-of-the-art, low-radiation dose equipment.
Vascular interventional radiology (VIR) is an exciting subspecialty that utilizes image guidance technology to perform minimally invasive, vascular, and non-vascular procedures. We provide quality care with compassion one patient at a time.
UNC Radiology is committed to patient safety. We have taken a lead position globally on the subject of safety in the use of MRI gadolinium contrast agents, especially with regard to nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. We are also strongly committed to safety with medical radiation and model our approach to practicing radiation safety on American College of Radiology published policy. We have also adopted a leadership position with iodinated contrast agents employed in CT, most notably appropriate use for patients with poor kidney function.
Safety is a subject that must be constantly re-evaluated with continued modification in practices to keep abreast of the current state of knowledge. UNC Radiology is unmatched in its record for attentiveness to patient safety and we continue to strive to lead the world on this subject.