Clinical Divisions

At the UArizona Department of Medical Imaging, we are committed to working with medical, surgical and oncological clinical services, research and education by utilizing a variety of technical modalities (e.g., x-rays, ultrasound, CT, MRI) to detect, screen, diagnose and characterize diseases, as well as perform minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under imaging guidance.

As a department, we strive to provide cost-effective patient care using new technologies that promote and advance optimized healthcare.  Our goal is to diagnose diseases earlier, when treatments may be more effective or curative (such as cancers), with fewer tests, optimized and targeted procedures, shortened time to diagnosis, and faster time to treatment.

The Abdominal Imaging Division at the University of Arizona provides expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal and pelvic disease. Our Body MR imaging specialization is the unique strength providing the foundation for our excellent clinical service.

The Breast Imaging Division provides excellent patient care in the areas of technology and medical expertise. It provides screening, diagnostic mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) and ultrasound. Breast MRI is also available on site. Our breast imaging practice has been designated as "Center of Excellence" by the American College of Radiology and it is an essential part of the Breast Health Program at the University of Arizona Cancer Center since 2009.

The Cardiothoracic Imaging Division provides advanced diagnostic imaging services, using the latest CT and MRI technology. Our board-certified subspecialty trained faculty members provide accurate interpretation of studies required for the evaluation of acute and chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases.

The Emergency Radiology Service Division at the University of Arizona provides in-house attending radiologist service to our UArizona Emergency Department and patients at Banner University Medicine -Tucson and Banner University Medicine - South hospital campuses. Our emergency radiology team has expertise in trauma and acute care imaging needed for the most time-sensitive, critically sick patients.

The Division of Interventional Radiology (IR) at the University of Arizona functions much like a surgical subspecialty team offering outpatient consultations, pre/post-visit coordination and inpatient care. Use of the latest, cutting-edge technologies and facilities allow the team to perform the entire range of vascular and nonvascular procedures to treat an exceptionally wide range of diseases and conditions in adult and pediatric patients. 

The Musculoskeletal (MSK) Imaging Division at the University of Arizona uses state of the art technology to provide excellence in patient care in all aspects of musculoskeletal imaging. The team provides advanced imaging and procedures to diagnose and treat patients with bone, joint and soft tissue disorders.

The Neuroradiology Division provides expert imaging and interventional therapy for diseases and characterization of abnormalities of the central and peripheral nervous system, spine and head and neck. Our team strives to use the best, shortest and most effective scanning techniques and MR protocols are standardized for improved throughput, scan quality and patient comfort levels.

The Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Division uses small amounts of radioactive materials to image specific organ or system functions within the body. The same methods are used to treat disease, and to evaluate lung cancer, cancer of the head and neck, lymphoma and melanoma. Our vast array of exams search for disease at the molecular level in nearly every organ of the body.

The Pediatric Imaging Division at the Diamond Children’s Center is dedicated to clinical excellence in serving the special needs of children and their families. The team is steadfastly committed to accurate, thorough, and expedient imaging while minimizing medical radiation exposure to children.