Patient Care

The UAB Department of Radiology has enjoyed a long tradition of providing leading edge clinical imaging for patients. Our physicians and staff provide continuous support for our inpatient and outpatient facilities, including the state’s only ACS certified adult Level I trauma center.

Diagnostic imaging services for UAB Medicine are provided at UAB Hospital, the Kirklin Clinic, the Kirklin Clinic at Acton Road, and UAB Highlands Hospital using state of the art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, conventional radiography, mammography, and radionuclide imaging. Our equipment inventory comprises eight MRI units, ten CT scanners (including two located in the emergency department), 22 ultrasound machines, and a full complement of fluoroscopy and nuclear medicine technologies, including PET/CT. Sophisticated digital image-viewing systems allow immediate review of images throughout the institution. Other equipment highlights include dual energy CT for improved characterization of pathology, functional MRI, extremity MRI, sophisticated 3D post processing software for neuroradiology, cardiac, and vascular imaging, and full service breast MRI with MR guided biopsy capability. Diagnostic and therapeutic angiographic and interventional procedures performed in the department and the adjacent UAB Heart and Vascular center include the latest in biopsy and ablative technologies. For breast Imaging, four full field digital mammography units, a stereotactic biopsy table, and three dedicated ultrasound machines are located in our breast imaging facility, which has received the Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence designation by the American College of Radiology.