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Welcome to Radiology Research

The UAB Department of Radiology has active research in clinical, translational, and basic science disciplines. Our research external funding portfolio includes projects supported by the NIH, the US Dept. of Defense (DOD), the Komen Foundation, ACRIN, and multiple industry partners. We work collaboratively with UAB and regional investigators through the Human Imaging Shared Facility, a core program that supports clinical research. The Division of Advanced Medical Imaging is composed of full time research faculty with expertise in pre-clinical, translational, and advanced imaging applications. A full complement of small animal imaging for pre-clinical studies is available for research support. The Advanced Imaging Facility (AIF) is the home of the Molecular Imaging Program. In addition to the 24 MeV cyclotron, there is a GMP compliant laboratory for human use radiopharmaceutical production and research space. Two state-of-the-art PET/CT and a recently installed PET/MR are available for research imaging.

The Radiology research Administration team provides support in imaging study research development, pre-and post- award management in conjunction with the UAB OSP, budget support, image transfer, and UAB compliance. A clinical statistician also contributes research support to imaging and related studies.

The Radiology faculty conduct research in university-wide interdisciplinary research. This interdisciplinary research culture at UAB facilitates many opportunities to achieve success in making significant contributions to biomedicine and care of our patients in the Southeast.


Mission Statement

The UAB Radiology department members are committed to contributing to patient care and public health through the use of their resources in innovative thinking, multi-disciplinary collaboration, expertise in molecular, functional, and anatomic imaging and basic imaging sciences research.



lapiSuzanne E. Lapi, Ph.D.
Cyclotron Facility Director
Co-Leader, Experimental Therapeutics Program, O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Radiology
Professor, Departments of Radiology and Chemistry
University of Alabama at Birmingham