UW Radiology

Welcome to UW Radiology Research

Paul Kinahan, PhD, FIEEE, Professor, Vice Chair of Research

The UW Department of Radiology is committed to improvements in healthcare and the well-being of patients through imaging research and technology enhancements.

We are one of the top academic radiology departments in North America, with $20M in annual research funding from governments, industry, and foundations. We promote innovation and scientific discovery in both clinical and basic sciences. We thrive in original thinking, translation, and validation of efforts. Our enthusiasm and success are linked to the research culture at the University of Washington, which is the best-funded public institution in the world, and #2 of public and private universities in the US. The UW excels in research opportunities due to the quality of the scientists and their openness to cross-disciplinary ventures. Imaging sciences are an essential and integral part of the UW research community. This culture supports our departmental research initiatives, which range from cutting-edge projects by experienced scientists and groups to free-wheeling ideas by residents and students.

Extensive research resources and laboratories are available. Imaging resources for projects include dedicated research MR scanners, a PET/CT scanner, 4.7T and 14T NMR scanners, large and small animal PET scanners, a cyclotron and radiochemistry laboratories, a vascular imaging laboratory, an imaging physics laboratory, an integrated brain imaging center, and a health services research laboratory. In addition, our clinical facilities are equipped with extensive state-of-the-art imaging devices. These devices are used for clinical and translational research and clinical trials.

We actively support translational research opportunities and disseminate discovery and invention through technology transfer. We provide unique research opportunities for local, national, and global scholars through our departmental research support core, which includes an acclaimed grant writing course, biostatistics, IRB, and study coordinators, a grant submission and management team, pilot grant funding, and seminar series.

I encourage you to explore the research component of our UW Radiology website, and follow the links to groups, projects, or seminar lists that interest you. Like all UW scientists, we are open to ideas and eager to meet other researchers, both internally and externally.

If you would like to be added to one of our seminar lists, or meet to talk about ideas or areas of research, please let me know.


Paul Kinahan, PhD, FIEEE
Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Radiology
Head, Imaging Research Laboratory
Director, UWMC PET/CT Physics
University of Washington
(206) 543-0236