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Competence with Conviction

Commitment to Science

The UNC Department of Radiology, aligned with the mission of the UNC School of Medicine, strives to improve the health and well-being of citizens of the State of North Carolina. We integrate the three pillars of the School of Medicine — education, research, and clinical care — with the leadership, excellence, and experience of the Department faculty. The Department aspires to be at the forefront of where basic science has an immediate impact on clinical care. We do this through research both in our radiological science teams as well as within our clinical divisions. 


2022 Radiology Departmental Research Symposium

October 20, 2022

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CLINICAL RESEARCH

Research is ongoing in many of our clinical divisions including Cardiothoracic Diseases, Pediatric Diseases, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Cardiac Imaging and Cardiac Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT Imaging, Neurological Diseases, Abdominal and Pelvic Genito-urinary CT and MRI, Ultrasound, Abdominal and Pelvic MRI, and Vascular Interventional Research/Minimally Invasive Interventional Procedures (MIIPs). **For updates, on Clinical Research Opportunities, click HERE.**

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RADIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Radiological sciences involve the use of specialized imaging equipment for medical diagnosis. Our facilities and researchers are committed to enhancing and expanding the collaborative capabilities of research at UNC-Chapel Hill. UNC Radiology faculty members lead a range of specific research areas including Imaging Informatics, MRI Research, Novel Radiochemistry, Breast Imaging Radiology Epidemiology Research Team, and Translational Imaging Research.

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Research Opportunities for Medical Students and Residents

Our Department welcomes student researchers! Research projects may be longitudinal or short-term and are available in most radiology subspecialties and radiology education. We have a long history of successful student publications and major meeting presentations. For more information check out the retrospective studies that students could potentially help with.

Research Opportunities

CLINICAL TRIALS

UNC Radiology clinical and radiological science faculty are engaged in multiple clinical trials. Our studies investigate new approaches to diagnostic radiology and treating diseases and conditions. The clinical trials include close collaboration between scientists and physicians from many areas of expertise. All trials are overseen by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure the highest ethical standards. 

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MEET OUR RESEARCHERS

Our team of scientists and physicians is actively involved in basic and clinical science research. We believe that continuing to push the needle forward in technology and science is one of the best ways to make advances. Advances that will ultimately have a major positive impact on our patients, the NC community, and beyond 

Researchers

 


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Our faculty are publishing new research monthly on topics related to diagnostic imaging as well as vascular-interventional radiology and basic science. These publications will have a far-reaching impact on the care we provide to patients and provide opportunities for collaboration with other scientists. Below are publications from high-impact journals. For all publications search ORCiD.

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CENTERS and REGISTRIES

The Biomedical Research Imaging Center offers a wide range of services to the research community, including cutting edge imaging technologies, high end instrumentation, and technical support. Our facilities are committed to enhancing and expanding the collaborative capabilities of research at UNC-Chapel Hill. Please browse our website for information about our services!

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EPIDEMIOLOGY RESEARCH TEAM (ERT)

The Epidemiology Research Team currently focuses on two specific areas of screening research. They are the Carolina Mammography Registry and the North Carolina Lung Screening Registry.

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CAROLINA MAMMOGRAPHY REGISTRY

Partnering with breast imaging facilities across the state of North Carolina, the CMR collects and uses breast imaging and associated cancer follow-up data to improve the performance of mammography, understand factors affecting the detection of breast cancer, and provide feedback to radiologists.

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NORTH CAROLINA LUNG SCREENING

The North Carolina Lung Screening Registry was created to gather data about people undergoing lung cancer screening exams to help researchers and doctors better understand the characteristics of people being screened.

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