About Us

Innovation, Education, and the Highest Quality Clinical Care in Medical Imaging

Ajay Gupta, MD, MS, chair of the Department of Radiology

The Department of Radiology at Columbia's Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons is committed to translating innovation in imaging into compassionate and equitable patient-centered care. Service to future patients is the basis for our deep commitment to pursue both scientific excellence in imaging research and outstanding training for the next generation of radiologists and imaging scientists.

Comprehensive Imaging Services

The Department of Radiology provides clinical services with subspecialty expertise at more than 10 locations throughout Manhattan and Westchester County. The full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic radiology is offered throughout the enterprise, including the complete array of diagnostic radiology (CT, US, MRI, mammography, X-ray), interventional radiology (body, vascular, and neuro), and nuclear medicine (PET, PET/CT, CT/SPECT). All services utilize the most advanced technology available to provide cutting-edge imaging service to our patients and referring physicians.

Leading Innovation

In the rapidly evolving field of medical imaging, we are leading the way in key research areas, including the leveraging of artificial intelligence for precision medical imaging. Our new Center for Innovation in Imaging Biomarkers and Integrated Diagnostics is a university hub dedicated to the development and integration of quantitative imaging and non-imaging biomarkers for disease prediction. Our state-of-the-art MRI Center is home to the Columbia/GE Center for Translational MR Research, a research collaboration devoted to developing new MR imaging, visualization, and hardware techniques. Key to our success is our long-term collaborations with the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Informatics, the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Educating the Next Generation

Our Diagnostic Radiology Residency and Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency, along with seven fellowship programs, attract some of the best and brightest young physicians who go on to become leaders in their field. The array of nationally-recognized faculty and the breadth of exams, research opportunities, and advanced imaging technology, combined with the clinical services of one of the top hospitals in the United States, makes the radiology educational experience at Columbia University among the most competitive in the country.

Supporting Global and Local Health

As an official chapter of RAD-AID International, we are deeply committed to improving the health of communities worldwide. Members of the department provide ongoing virtual and on-site support for the radiology residency at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation in Guyana and have been integral to the development of a radiology technology school in Cap-Haïtian, Haiti. We serve our local Washington Heights community through a number of initiatives that include cancer screening awareness campaigns and free screening services for uninsured women who need mammograms.