Medical Imaging Research

A Message from Dr. Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Vice-Chair Research

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The Department of Medical Imaging has a rich tradition of research excellence dating back to 1920. It is one of the largest academic medical imaging departments in North America with more than 300 faculty members and more than 190 residents and fellows. The Department of Medical Imaging spans four academic imaging departments with six fully affiliated and several community-affiliated hospitals. It was ranked 9th in the world for departments of radiology, nuclear medicine and medical imaging in 2021 by US News and World Report. In the last 5 years, members of the Department produced 3,586 publications with 59,436 citations, stewarded more than 280 grants and filed 72 patents.

We are striving for collaborative, high quality, interdisciplinary, multicentered and inclusive research across all organ systems and all life stages. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are expected to play an ever-increasing role in medical imaging research, and we aim to increasingly bridge the translational gap between the research domain and the clinical setting. We envision augmented cross-site collaboration with large central data repositories supported by collaborative grants in the years to come.

Mentorship is an important pillar for building the next generation of research leaders in medical imaging and we are currently building a research mentorship platform to support this. The Department of Medical Imaging will continue to excel in research supervision and mentorship for students, trainees and faculty in all stages of their career, which also presents an important opportunity for the upstream fostering of EDIIA.

We invite you to become involved in the many research activities of the Department of Medical Imaging and to explore the myriad exciting opportunities to advance medical imaging research.