Better Imaging Today

Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh Department of Radiology. We are one of the nation’s largest and most productive academic radiology departments in the world, with nearly 200 dedicated clinical and research faculty. Our physicians practice in the hospitals and clinics of the UPMC, one of the nation’s outstanding health systems, honored repeatedly by U.S. News & World Report. The research program is currently one of the top funded radiology departments, with over 10 million dollars in total funding. Our residency program is one of the largest programs in the country.

Implementation of NI-RADS (Neck Imaging Reporting and Data System) at the ENT Imaging Center of Excellence

The ENT Imaging Center of Excellence was created 2 years ago to provide subspecialized on-site interpretations of head and neck imaging examinations, in order to optimize service for patients and clinicians. Interpretation of head and neck imaging is challenging due to the complex anatomy of the neck, particularly following cancer treatment. Interpretation and surveillance regimens are not standardized across institutions. As members of the American College of Radiology NI-RADS Committee, Drs. Barton Branstetter and Tanya Rath have collaborated with the committee Chair, Dr. Aishely Aiken of Emory University, and other head and neck radiologists from across the country, to develop standardized reporting of CT, PET/CT and MRI in patients with head and neck cancer.

UPMC Radiologists named in Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Doctors of 2017

Congratulations to the radiologists selected under Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, Pediatric Neuroradiology, and Pediatric Radiology as “

March 2017 - Appointment of Kevin Auerbach, M.D. to the role of Vice Chair, Community Division.

Over the past 5 years, Dr. Auerbach has been a key faculty member at UPMC Passavant Hospital, where he has most recently served as the Chief of Radiology.  Throughout his short tenure as Chief, Kevin has proven himself to be a strong and capable leader, and he will be a tremendous asset on our Departmental leadership team going forward.  As Vice Chair, he will be integral in helping to define and execute a strategic vision, which will enhance the stability and growth of the overall Community Division while continuing to serve as the Chief of UPMC Passavant.

January 2017 - Appointment of Ashok Panigrahy, M.D. to the newly created role of Vice Chair, Clinical & Translational Imaging Research

As Vice Chair, Dr. Panigrahy will develop and implement a strategic plan for building a successful clinical and translational research program, while aligning the imaging research goals and initiatives with the Department’s overall mission and vision.  In light of the changing healthcare landscape, this role will be pivotal in bridging our clinical and research objectives as we look towards the future. Since joining our Department in 2009 as an Associate Professor, Dr. Panigrahy has been an accomplished and invaluable clinician, researcher, educator, and physician leader.  He currently serves as Chief of Pediatric Radiology, Radiologist-in-Chief of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and as Medical Director of Pediatric Imaging Quality. 

Ga-68 DOTATATE of Neuroendocrine Tumors

As part of our long standing commitment and dedication to cancer care, we are very excited to announce that UPMC ( Hillman cancer center and Presbyterian) is the first hospital system in Western Pennsylvania and one of the first 10 centers in the country to offer a new cutting-edge technology  for imaging Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).

UPMC Clinical PET-MRI Service Begins 3/17

PET-MRI is a hybrid imaging technology that combines MRI anatomical soft tissue imaging with PET functional/molecular  imaging.  Clinical protocols have been optimized by UPMC subspecialty radiologists and colleagues in the MR research center.  Exquisite MR anatomical imaging may also be supplemented with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), MR spectroscopy (MRS) and perfusion MRI (pMRI) to provide unique diagnostic information not obtained by traditional imaging modalities.

New Scanner at Children’s Hospital Helps Cut Radiation Risk in Scoliosis Imaging

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EOS has arrived at Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh of UPMC!  Children’s hospital has recently opened the new ultra-low dose spine and long bone imaging system, “EOS”.  Named for the “goddess of the dawn” in Greek mythology, the acquisition of the EOS Imaging System, one of a handful in Pennsylvania, ushers in a new dawn of low radiation dose imaging for children and young adults with scoliosis, spinal deformities, and limb alignment disorders or length discrepancies.  The ultra-low dose EOS machine reduces the radiation dose for a scoliosis examination by as much

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