Message from the Department Chair
The Medical School's Department of Diagnostic Radiology has been a leader for more than 75 years in the field of diagnostic imaging - providing excellent education, innovative research, and exceptional patient care.
Learning to use diagnostic imaging is part of lifelong learning and professional development for our medical students, residents, and fellows.
Radiology faculty are dedicated to cutting edge clinical and basic science research. In addition to individual faculty efforts, a number of research centers exist within the department, including the Center for Interdisciplinary Medical Image Processing, the Center for Industrial Applications for MRI, and the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research.
Now more than ever, the Department of Radiology looks to meet the challenges of appropriateness, proficiency, and safety in this rapidly changing health-care environment.
Charles A. Dietz, Jr., M.D.
Chairman and Associate Professor of Radiology
It is the mission of the University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Radiology to continuously improve the health of the people of Minnesota and beyond, through innovative, high quality and effective patient care, education, and research, in the field of Radiology.
About the Department
The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Minnesota, along with its three integrated institutions (Fairview-University Medical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Hennepin County Medical Center) and two affiliated institutions, (Park Nicollet Medical Center and Regions Medical Center), combine to provide Graduate Medical Education in Diagnostic Radiology: 1) Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program; 2) Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Program; 3) Breast Fellowship Program; 4) Neuroradiology Fellowship Program; 5) Nuclear Medicine Fellowship Program; 6) Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program 7) Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program.
The Program's mission is to provide an atmosphere of learning and academic curiosity. It provides strong basic training in diagnostic radiology and its subspecialties, including breast imaging, gastrointestinal and genitourinary radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, pediatric radiology, thoracic radiology, ultrasound, and vascular and interventional radiology.
The Program's goal is to develop a sturdy medical knowledge/skill base and professional attributes that allow a resident/fellow to independently and competently practice diagnostic radiology with a life-long commitment to continued learning and excellence.