Penn State Health’s Department of Radiology has a long history of commitment to imaging research. Historically, the primary focus has been NMR/MRI research, with installation of one of the first in vivo multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy systems in 1983 and development of the Penn State Center for NMR Research in 1991.
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Since its inception, Radiology has participated in investigator-driven clinical trials, case series and case reports. The Kenneth L. Miller Chair of the Department of Radiology, Dr. Tim Mosher, was a clinical fellow in MRI under former National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Elias Zerhouni at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Mosher’s research has focused on the development and application of quantitative MRI techniques to the study of osteoarthritis and cartilage injury. He has been funded by the NIH, regularly sits on the MEDI study section as ad hoc reviewer, and currently serves as deputy editor for Mechanic Resonance in Medicine and associate editor for Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, and Radiology. He has published more than 50 manuscripts, books and book chapters.
Currently, ongoing clinical research at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in a total of 21 clinical areas can be searched for at StudyFinder. Clinical Research is directed by Dr. Dan Nguyen of the Neuroradiology division. Learn more about clinical research in radiology here.
Our departments research into the education of medical students in basic radiology, and the training of residents and fellows is led by Dr. Don Flemming, Vice Chair for Education. Learn more about residencies and fellowships here and learn more about clerkships for MD students here.
Research activities span the format and content of curricula, the use of devices and simulations for training, and specialized tracks for interventional and diagnostic imaging.
Basic science research including numerous extramurally funded studies in MRI, fMRI and spectroscopy takes place in the Center for NMR Research (CNMRR), led by Dr. Qing Yang. Learn more about the Center for NMR Research here.
Applied health services, health economics and health policy work is the mission of the Center for Optimizing Radiology Value (CORVA) since 2016, directed by Vice Chair of Research Dr. Marco Huesch. Learn more about CORVA here.
Marco D. Huesch, MBBS, PhD, is Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Radiology and Director of CORVA, the Center for Optimizing Radiology Value.
Qing X. Yang, PhD, is Director of the Center for NMR Research.
Dan Nguyen, MD, is Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Radiology.
Don Flemming, MD, is Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Radiology.
A variety of radiology continuing education programs are held throughout the year. When available, registration links will appear below.
To speak to someone about radiology research, please call 717-531-8044.