The research mission of the Department of Radiology at CHOP is to pursue and disseminate accurate, innovative work in fetal, pediatric and adolescent imaging. Recognized by the American College of Radiology for our commitment to safe imaging practices in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine and ultrasound, we aim to strengthen our distinction by becoming the leading site for clinical and translational research in pediatric radiology across the globe.
The Department conducts a wide spectrum of clinical and translational research related to pediatrics in the areas of interventional radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, cardiovascular imaging, lymphatic imaging, pulmonary imaging, oncologic imaging, emergency radiology, neonatal imaging, gastrointestinal and genitourinary imaging, fetal imaging, neuroradiology, informatics, education, quality improvement and healthcare policy.
Under the guidance of Vice Chair for Clinical Research Dr. Savvas Andronikou, the Radiology Clinical Research Core plays an integrative role in supporting attending physicians, fellows, and clinical scientists with their research. This includes support in the areas of study management, data collection, study participant recruitment, statistical analysis, research administrative support, manuscript development, and grant submissions.
The number of researchers in the department continues to increase on account of our recently implemented research fellowships. These attractive positions are awarded to qualified radiologists with a subspecialty in pediatric imaging as well as subspecialist pediatricians looking to expand their portfolio in radiology. The curriculum and duration of each research fellowship varies from person to person.
Although stronger today than yesterday, clinical research in the Department of Radiology at CHOP is an enterprise which continues to grow with each new seed of ambition. We confirm our commitment to pursuing innovation and excellence in diagnostic imaging research while never losing sight of the ultimate mission to advance children’s health.