With advances in technology, radiologic studies now establish or verify the diagnosis in three out of four cases of organic disease. The development and integration of nuclear medicine, ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has provided diagnostic imaging with an even more central role in diagnosis and selected (interventional) therapeutic procedures. The radiology department at the University of Maryland has state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies, making it one of the most sophisticated in the world.
The department is organized into the subspecialty sections of abdominal imaging, angiography/interventional radiology, chest radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, pediatric radiology, trauma radiology and ultrasonography. See our organizational chart for more details.
The subspecialty organization and multiple interdepartmental conferences facilitate collaboration with diverse clinical specialties. Current projects include cooperative studies with physicians in the University of Maryland Cancer Center, MR evaluation of renal-pancreas transplants and CT assessment of patients undergoing lung volume reduction surgery. Other projects are underway in cooperation with MIEMSS physicians, evaluating the usefulness of CT and MRI in the diagnosis of multiple visceral and skeletal trauma, particularly involving the pelvis and acetabuli. Multiple cooperative cardiovascular nuclear medicine studies are progressing with the department of medicine's division of cardiology.
For more information about the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine or to contact one of our radiologists, call the University Physicians Consultation and Referral Service at 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).