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Education & Research

The Department of Imaging at the University of Rochester Medical Center is committed to improving health through excellence in image-based patient care, research and education.


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Dedication to Teaching Excellence

The Department of Imaging at the University of Rochester Medical Center encompasses outstanding education, research, and clinical excellence in a leading academic health sciences institution.

Clinical Programs

Our faculty are nationally recognized authorities in their respective fields. Our clinical programs are primarily conducted at the University of Rochester Medical Center—Strong Memorial Hospital. This tertiary care center houses Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, a Level I Trauma Center, and specialized referral services. Additional services are provided at Highland Hospital and two outpatient facilities: University Medical Imaging and PET-CT Center at Science Park. Ambulatory sites throughout the community and remote sites in the area are accessible by teleradiology.

Residency Program

Our residency program is highly competitive, attracting medical students from across the United States. Most of our residents pursue fellowship subspecialty training. The volume and diversity of our cases in conjunction with a dedication to teaching excellence provides our residents with the necessary training to equally pursue careers in academic medicine or private practice.

Our clinical fellowship programs are equally outstanding. Fellowship training is available in Vascular Interventional Radiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Neuroradiology, Pediatric Radiology, Cardiothoracic Imaging, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.


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Clinical Trials

The Department of Imaging can provide you with any variety of radiologic services to meet your clinical trial needs. Learn more about starting a clinical trial


Vikram Dogra Lab - Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound and Photoacoustic imaging projects that will complement current diagnostic technologies to detect cancer.

Thomas Foster Lab - The Foster Research Group

Focused on photodynamic therapy, molecular imaging, mathematical modeling of PDT dosimetry, light Scattering and tissue spectroscopy.

Wing-Chi E. Kwok Lab - MRI Research

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a focus on high resolution MRI, RF coil development and water-fat imaging.

Madalina Tivarus Lab - MRI Research

Our research focuses on clinical applications of advanced neuroimaging techniques such as functional MRI (fMRI), MR Spectroscopy (MRS), Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), morphometry, Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) and Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast (DSC). 

Axel Wismüller Lab - Computational Radiology

Machine learning, pattern recognition, and visualization methods for big data in functional, structural, and molecular imaging.

Jianhui Zhong Lab - MRI Research

Focused on development and applications of MRI techniques for medical diagnostics and interventions, and applications of MRI in neurosciences. Also focus on quantitative studies of biophysical basis in new fMRI techniques such as intermolecular multiple-quantum coherences (iMQC) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI).