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Penn State Health’s Department of Radiology has a long history of commitment to imaging research.

Since its inception, Radiology has participated in investigator-driven clinical trials, case series and case reports. Current 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. Learn more about the Center for NMR Research here.

Co-directed by Michael Moore, MD, and Nabeel Sarwani, MD, applied health services, health economics and health policy work is the mission of the Division of Radiology Innovation and Value Enhancement (DRIVE). Learn more about DRIVE here.

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Department Leadership

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Dr. Timothy Mosher

The Kenneth L. Miller Chair of the Department of Radiology, Timothy Mosher, MD, MS, 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.

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Research Projects

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Clinical research in the Department of Radiology is directed by Dr. Dan Nguyen of the neuroradiology division.

Current Studies

View active radiology clinical trials in StudyFinder, the searchable database of clinical research taking place at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine.

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Contact Us

To speak to someone about current studies, call 717-531-8044.

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About the Center

Penn State Center for NMR Research is a state-of-the-art research facility focusing on two fronts: first, methodology development in magnetic resonance imaging/spectroscopy, functional MRI and their clinical applications in human models (including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and concussion) and animal models; and second, radiofrequency magnetic field engineering.

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About the Program

Applied health services, health economics and health policy work is the mission of the Division of Radiology Innovation and Value Enhancement (DRIVE) since 2016.

DRIVE works with clinical, technology and administration partners throughout the enterprise and identifies innovative transformations in care management and payment arrangements through which the value of imaging to patient outcomes, clinician care pathways and payors can be clearly identified, quantified and explicated.

DRIVE comprises three database analysts, a pre-award staffer and an IRB team and uses internal and external data and state-of-the-science research methods to plan, simulate and develop the interventions in patient care pathways and payment arrangements that are necessary for the enterprise to create, deliver and capture the value that accrues to patients and their caregivers from the use of imaging in the enterprise.

Finally, DRIVE works with clinicians, external payors and partners in the broader enterprise to roll out these changes, demonstrate, publish and communicate the resulting improvements in value to clinicians, patients, regulators and payors and contribute to strengthening the enterprise as a learning organization.

Program Leadership

Directors of DRIVE are Michael Moore, MD, and Nabeel Sarwani, MD.

More About Radiology

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A variety of radiology continuing education programs are held throughout the year. When available, registration links will appear below.

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Research into the education of medical students in basic radiology and the training of residents and fellows is led by Donald Flemming, MD, Vice Chair for Education.

Learn more about residencies and fellowships here

Learn more about MD student clerkships here

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The Department of Radiology provides the most advanced image-based technology to evaluate injury and illness. With a focus on diagnostic imaging, board-certified radiologists work with patients’ primary care doctors or specialists to quickly and accurately determine the cause of symptoms, manage a current illness or screen for certain conditions.

Learn more about patient care in radiology here

The Department of Radiology is also part of the multidisciplinary Breast Center, which provides advanced testing and treatment for benign and malignant breast disease.

Learn more about the Breast Center here

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Contact the Department

To speak to someone about research in the Department of Radiology, call 717-531-8044.