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The Department of Radiology, as part of the UAB Heersink School of Medicine and UAB Health System, participates in clinical care, education, and research activities. The department, under the leadership of Dr. Cheri Canon, consists of six divisions; Advanced Medical Imaging Research, Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics, Physics and Engineering, and Imaging Informatics. 


The department has a nationally recognized, extramurally funded, interdisciplinary imaging research program and innovation in translational, clinical, and population health that is focused on improving the fundamental understanding of disease and positively impacting patient outcomes.  Major research strengths include the cyclotron facility and radiochemistry laboratory, molecular imaging and therapeutics, cancer imaging, neuroimaging, and artificial intelligence. Three of 13 core facilities from the UAB Institutional Research Core Program provide researchers with access to state-of-the-art imaging technology and services.


The department is dedicated to providing a world class education and experience. We offer a four year accredited Diagnostic Radiology residency, a five year accredited Integrated Interventional Radiology residency, an accredited Independent Interventional Radiology residency, and several additional accredited and non-accredited fellowship programs across all imaging subspecialties. We encourage residents to participate in specialized focus tracks, including the Clinician Educator and the Research Pathways.

Because of the high volume of exams and procedures performed at our institution and the excellent teaching provided by our faculty, our residents and fellows are afforded exposure to all spectrums of radiology. This training occurs in an environment that encourages critical thinking, discussion, creative learning, mutual respect, and quality patient care.

  • Residencies:
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Interventional Radiology- Integrated
    • Interventional Radiology- Independent
    • Medical Physics
    • Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics

  • Fellowships:
    • Abdominal Imaging
    • Breast Imaging
    • Cardiopulmonary Imaging
    • Cadiopulmonary & Body Imaging
    • Emergency Radiology
    • Imaging Informatics 
    • Musculoskeletal Imaigng (with optional MRI track)
    • Neuroradiology
    • Nuclear Radiology
    • Pediatric Radiology
    • Women's Imaging   

Patient Care: 

The department has 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‚Äôs only American College of Surgeons certified adult Level I trauma center. 

Diagnostic imaging services for UAB Medicine are provided at UAB Hospital, the Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, the Kirklin Clinic at Acton Road, UAB-Medicine Leeds, UAB Highlands Hospital, and UAB-Medicine Gardendale Primary and Specialty Care including the Gardendale Freestanding Emergency Department, using state of the art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, conventional radiography, mammography, and radionuclide/molecular imaging. 


The department is recognized locally and nationally as champions of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Faculty and staff have support and mentorship for invention disclosures, patents, pilot funds, small business grants, licensing of technology, formation and support for startups, and connections to investors. Areas of strength include augmented intelligence, natural language processing, opportunistic screening, informatics solutions, quantitative imaging, and molecular imaging and therapeutics.


UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.