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As a sub-specialized Department of Radiology in a leading-edge academic medical center and university, we are able to provide excellent image-guided diagnoses and interventions for patients, and corresponding educational experiences for trainees (fellows, residents, medical students, graduate students and post-doctorates). In addition, the unique strengths of the Department of Radiology in basic and applied imaging research and development, keep the clinical and educational programs of the department focused on future leading-edge applications of radiology/imaging.

Underlying the academic mission of the Department of Radiology is a visionary and diverse investigative portfolio that includes 7.0T MRI of deep brain mapping in the Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging, the study of cancer prevention at the molecular-level by the Section of Radiobiology, development of high-resolution MR elastography of myocardial stiffness in disease, multi-energy CT characterization of joint diseases, application of advanced interventional oncology procedures and the clinical impact of artificial intelligence on improved or expedited interpretations by the Division of Medical Imaging Informatics.

These initiatives allow us to leverage state-of-the-art resources and services into innovative developments that benefit local, state, national and global communities in such areas as cancer, cardiovascular and neurologic diagnosis and treatment. We anticipate that our preclinical studies in cellular and molecular imaging, including physics research on optimization of high-field MR instrumentation, will greatly impact the detection and treatment of a variety of diseases. Clinical Services

Clinical Services

The clinical side of the Department of Radiology is comprised of nine divisions. These include the Division of Abdominal and Pelvic Imaging, Division of Emergency Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Division of Medical Imaging Informatics, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Division of Neuroradiology, Division of Thoracic Imaging and the Division of Women's and Breast Imaging. Each faculty member falls into a section based on his or her specialty and research interests.

Abdominal and Pelvic Imaging

Abdominal and pelvic imaging is a radiology specialty that uses high-tech images to diagnose and treat patients. It focuses on gastrointestinal (GI) and genitourinary (reproductive and urinary) organs and systems.

Services provided by Ohio State’s abdominal and pelvic imaging specialists include:

  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Fluoroscopy

To schedule an appointment, call 614-293-4333.

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Women's and Breast Imaging

The world-renowned breast cancer imaging experts at the OSUCCC – James read and interpret mammograms – and only mammograms – every day. Their in-depth expertise specifically detects breast cancer or to make sure there’s nothing to be found on your mammogram.

Available services include:

  • Mammograms (including 3D tomosynthesis)
  • MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging)
  • Ultrasounds
  • Biopsies 

To schedule an appointment, call 614-293-0020.

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Emergency Radiology

Emergency Radiology is concerned with the use of the entire array of diagnostic imaging modalities (including x-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound (US)) for the purposes of meeting the urgent diagnostic needs of emergency medical and trauma patients being evaluated in the OSU or affiliate Emergency/Trauma Departments. This valuable responsiveness to the quickly changing Emergency/Trauma environment is facilitated by uninterrupted (24/7/365) on-site availability of faculty members from the Division of Emergency Radiology (Department of Radiology) for rapid examination coordination and interpretation, as well as for professional consultation.

Interventional Radiology

This specialty involves using imaging technology to guide flexible tubes or instruments into the body for diagnosis and treatment.

Interventional radiology utilizes various techniques such as x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound. It is a convenient, minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgery.

To schedule an appointment, call 614-293-2773.

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Medical Imaging Informatics

The advent of digital technology to record medical imaging created an important need to address how medical images generated by the Department of Radiology or other departments are appropriately used, securely exchanged, and properly stored within or between complex healthcare systems. This focus of the Division of Medical Imaging Informatics (Department of Radiology), accompanied by the need to integrate patient imaging data with other patient-specific information contained within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), is essential to the effectiveness and efficiency of patient care and routine operations.

Musculoskeletal Imaging

Musculoskeletal radiology involves taking medical images of bones and soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons and nerves. Our specialists treat everything from sports-related injuries to accident-related trauma. We use techniques such as x-ray, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), bone densitometry, fluoroscopy and others. Other applications include arthritis, infection, cancer, congenital diseases, metabolic and endocrine diseases, gout, anemia and pre-surgery evaluation.

To schedule an appointment, call 614-293-4333.

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Neuroradiology focuses on the brain, spine, head and neck. We use high-tech imaging techniques to diagnose and provide life-saving treatments for brain disorders, such as stroke and other health conditions.

To schedule an appointment, call 614-293-4333.

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Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Medicine

Molecular imaging and nuclear medicine are radiology specialties that involve creating images of the body using very small amounts of radioactive materials. This state-of-the-art technology gives physicians a picture of the body’s structure and function for better diagnosis and treatment.

Ohio State’s molecular imaging and nuclear medicine specialists use positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), typically combined with computed tomography (PET-CT) and SPECT-CT. These procedures can help detect problems associated with thyroid or pulmonary dysfunction, inadequate or irregular blood flow and tumors.

To schedule an appointment, call 614-293-6920.

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Thoracic Imaging

This is a specialty of radiology that looks at the structure of the chest wall, lungs and heart. Types of thoracic imaging include x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and fluoroscopy. This type of imaging may be used to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. Ohio State’s thoracic radiology experts treat emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary embolism, diffuse lung disease, small airway disease, pulmonary nodules, dyspnea, pneumonia and tuberculosis. A subset of experts trained and certified in cardiac imaging focus on non-invasive imaging of the heart and large vessels for diseases including coronary artery disease and aortic aneurism.

To schedule an appointment, call 614-293-4333.

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