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The WVU Department of Radiology was established in 1960 under Harold Amory. The department was focused on clinical service and education in the early years. In 1965, the Radiologic Technology Education Program opened to train diagnostic and radiation therapy technologists. In 1972 under Orlando Gabriele’s leadership, WVU acquired ultrasound, digital subtraction angiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.

In 1992, Dr. Mathis Frick accepted the Orlando Gabriele Chair of Radiology. Under his leadership, the first Positron Emission Tomography (PET) program in West Virginia began with a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy; research continued to grow. Clinical services have expanded also and today the department includes 24 radiologists, 3 Ph.D. scientists, and 16 residents. Research and clinical MRI & PET/CT are performed in the Center for Advanced Imaging (CAI).  Diagnostic and Interventional Angiography, Nuclear Medicine, CT, Fluoroscopy, and X-ray imaging are performed in the WVU hospital part of the department.  

The department is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and performing research that will enhance the detection and treatment of disease. The Radiology Department’s main office is located on the 2nd floor of the WVU Health Sciences Center South in room 2278. The Phone number is: 293-3091

Missions and Goals

Our primary mission is to provide high quality and comprehensive Radiology service for the people of West Virginia. We promote, develop and integrate advances in imaging technology and imaging based therapeutic procedures to complement the clinical, education and research missions of WVU. We strive to pass on our knowledge through excellence in teaching and we serve our community.