University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Radiology

research

Research

Corpus CallosumThe Department of Radiology is committed to bringing advanced imaging technology to the local community and beyond; utilizing cutting edge translation research to advance clinical care. Our vision is to integrate high quality affordable research, advance medical education and create the leading academic clinical research organization.

Clinicians and scientists from the Department of Radiology collaborate closely with researchers from a wide range of other departments, including psychiatry, neurology, orthopedics, and the Vermont Cancer Center. Support is available with mentoring, statistics and the administration. Research is a requirement for successful completion of radiology residency. It is expected that resident research will be published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at national meetings and conferences.

  • The Department of Radiology hosts the MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging. The MRI center is based around a research-dedicated Philips Achieva TX 3T MRI scanner, with state-of-the-art hardware and software. We provide extensive support to users of the center, including guidance in MRI physics, data acquisition and data analysis. For neuroimaging studies, we have specific expertise in the use of many software packages, including AFNI, FSL and SPM for data analysis, as well as E-Prime for functional MRI paradigm delivery. Through a strong collaboration with Philips Healthcare, we have an on-site Philips Clinical Scientist, and early access to new software and hardware developments. For example, we were the first site in North America to get Philips multi-transmit technology (TX) in 2011, and upgrade to Philips all-digital D-STREAM technology in 2013. The center offers clinical and translational research opportunities for residents.
  • Sally Herschorn, M.D., is one of the investigators on the PROSPR (Population-Based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens) grant: Reducing Overtreatment Due to Screening: Identifying Markers of DCIS Progression: Grant from National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health (NIH)/Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
  • A recent addition to our radiology department is a 128 slice Philips CT scanner with dose reduction (iDose) and metal artifact reduction (OMAR) capabilities. This scanner can be used for wide range of clinical and research studies.

We have published numerous papers, presentations and abstracts at various conferences and shared our success of research with the community at large.


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