About Us (Draft)

WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

Dr. Thomas Grist, formal portrait
Thomas Grist, MD
Department Chair

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Department of Radiology. It is our privilege to be part of one of the great public universities, and in turn, our department has made substantial contributions to the world-renowned reputation of the University of Wisconsin. Reflecting on our 82-year history, I am extraordinarily proud of the contributions that University of Wisconsin faculty have made to the field of radiology. Highlights include the publication of the seminal diagnostic radiology educational text by Drs. Paul and Juhl in the ’70s, the development of digital subtraction angiography in the ’80s, magnetic resonance angiography in the ’90s, and promising cancer diagnostics and therapeutics in the millennium. We are proud to have catalyzed imaging research by starting the first independent Department of Medical Physics led by the “father” of Medical Physics, Dr. John Cameron. Read More >

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY

  • X Faculty, X Fellows, X Residents
  • A clinical program built on a stable financial base and an endowment developed to help fund our research programs
  • Acquisition of a new building to house the University of Wisconsin Radiology Research and Education Institute and affiliated research and product development programs
  • A warm, open, and friendly work environment with strong faculty governance
  • Faculty with a desire to work with residents and fellows to continually improve the learning experience and to further develop their teaching skills

UNIQUE DEPARTMENTAL RESOURCES

  • Strong Medical Physics collaboration and a close development relationship with major equipment vendors
  • State-of-the-art technology in CT, MR, angiography, ultrasound, PACS, and soft-copy interpretation
  • Extensive research infrastructure, including grant writing support, media specialists, research nurses, research technologists, and data managers
  • New imaging sciences research: A 50,000 sq ft image science center, equipped with 2 MRIs, 2 CTs, CT/PET, cyclotron, ultrasound, magnetoencephalography, patient care resources, and all small animal imaging.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN RESOURCES