Research in the Department of Radiology is highly integrated with clinical practice and teaching, especially mentoring junior scientists to successful careers. The research efforts are spread across three main categories: Clinical Research, with eight clinical sections; Translational and Basic Research, with six sections; and Affiliated Labs and Departments: Center for Systems Imaging (CSI), and Biostatistics, Math/Computer Science, and the joint Emory/Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering Department. The scientific disciplines include radiopharmaceutical chemistry, molecular imaging, cardiovascular imaging, physics and computing, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, CT, and instrument development.
The Department of Radiology at Emory is known worldwide for its scientific accomplishments and strong leadership in translational and basic research, including nuclear cardiology, radiopharmaceutical discovery, breast imaging, oncology, and functional MRI.
John Votaw, PhD, Vice Chair for Research
We continually advance the state-of-the-art in imaging sciences to benefit mankind
The research arm of the Department has developed Vision and Mission statements to guide our short and long-term efforts. Our vision statement reminds us that we are the innovators. And, as we strive to add knowledge to our collective experience, we do so for the purpose of helping our current and future patients. Above all, we are in the healthcare field to help mankind.
Research drives the continued growth and success of the field of radiology and imaging sciences. The Department research effort will achieve excellence in focused areas to promote health and relieve human suffering.
Our mission statement acknowledges our vital role in the tripartite mission of the Department. It also signals acceptance of our responsibility to provide information necessary for the advancement of radiology. Of particular importance now is to provide evidence for the value of radiologic procedures. The last statement recognizes that we can have our greatest impact if we focus our resources to achieve excellence in a limited number of areas.