UW Radiology Research

The Department of Radiology at the University of Washington is committed to make significant improvements in current and future healthcare and the well being of patients through imaging research and related technology developments.

Ribbon cuttingWe are one of the top 10 academic radiology departments in North America.  We promote innovation and scientific discovery in both clinical and basic sciences. We thrive in original thinking, initiative, and validation of efforts. Our multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research collaborations flourish with imagination and passion.  The University of Washington--the best-funded public institution in the United States--provides excellent research opportunities for diverse investigators. Imaging sciences are an essential and integral part of our research community.

Extensive research resources and laboratories are available, including dedicated research 3T MR scanners and a PET-CT scanner, 4.7T and 14T NMR scanners, large and small animal PET scanners, a cyclotron and radiochemistry laboratory, a physics laboratory, and a health services research laboratory.  These resources are supported by internationally recognized experts in the Department and are used for various research projects conducted at UW and collaborating institutions worldwide.  In addition, our clinical facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art imaging devices, including 64-slice MDCT scanners, 3T MR scanners, and PET-CT scanners. These devices are used for clinical and translational research as well as for clinical trials.

Our research program is growing with new initiatives and new resources. We support translational research opportunities through imaging sciences and disseminate discovery and invention through technology transfer. We provide unique research opportunities for local, national, and international scholars.The Department of Radiology at the University of Washington helps investigators to realize their goals and to achieve global impact through imaging sciences.

UW Radiology News

Please use the link listed below to read the leading RSNA Weekly story about a recently published JAMA back pain study led by Dr. Jarvik and Dr. Gold, related to an older-adult cohort receiving early imaging after a new visit for back pain and a matched cohort of similar persons in the overall BOLD registry, who did not get early imaging after a new visit.



PET/X is a UW startup, cofounded by Dr. Paul Kinahan and Dr. Larry MacDonald, that’s on a mission to streamline the treatment process for breast cancer patients and not only save them time and money, but more importantly, Use the links listed more to read more about their research.