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Research Foundation

Mission Statement

We are committed to initiating and supporting high quality clinical research in radiology for the purpose of improving patient care and comfort.

Clinical Information

Community Commitment
Radiology Ltd.’s radiologists and staff are dedicated to providing professional, quality and technologically advanced imaging services to our community of southern Arizona, and we strive to offer our patients the very best quality of care and customer service.

Radiology Ltd. also strives to attain the highest standards of ethical business practices and to make a difference in the communities in which we live and work through community involvement and company sponsorships. Radiology Ltd. also believes that each radiologist and employee contributes directly to our growth and success; therefore, there are high expectations of each and every member of the Radiology Ltd. team.

Practice History
Radiology Ltd. is one of the largest physician-owned group practices in Tucson and has been providing diagnostic imaging services for over eighty years. With a staff of over 300 and seven locations throughout the Tucson area, Radiology Ltd. offers Mammography, CT Scans, MRI Scans, PET Scans, Ultrasound, Digital Radiography, Osteoporosis Scans (DEXA), Body Imaging, Pediatric Imaging and Interventional Radiology Services.

Radiology Ltd. has over 35 board-certified radiologists who have completed fellowships in subspecialities. These subspecialities include: neuroradiology, interventional neuroradiology, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, women’s imaging, nuclear imaging, and cardiac radiology. We have a highly qualified staff of professional technologists and registered nurses, with advanced imaging training.

Research Infrastructure
The Radiology Ltd. Research Foundation was formed in mid-2006 to provide an umbrella organization for many different ongoing research projects at Radiology Ltd. which include various clinical contrast trials. The foundation also works in collaboration with community research facilities in providing imaging services for pharma studies.

The Research Foundation clinical research team is comprised of radiologists with extensive clinical research backgrounds, a clinical trials coordinator with significant IRB board review experience, and a dedicated clinical trials nurse.

Research Activity
Over the past 20 years, Radiology Ltd. has participated in many clinical research projects involving Phase 2, 3, and 4 clinical trials. We have performed over 6000 imaging exams for a variety of research sponsors in more than 120 studies for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, arthritis, and hepatitis. Our radiologists have participated in hospital based clinical trials for treating brain aneurysms, hepatocellular carcinoma, and a lung plug trial to use with lung biopsies in the prevention of pneumothoraxes.

Areas of Ongoing Research Interest

Development of technology and medical therapies for:

  • Neurovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Women’s Health and Reproductive Issues
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Development of improved contrast agents and imaging equipment
  • Development of specialized protocols for advanced MR, CT, and PET
  • Evaluation of potential benefits for screening MR, CT, and PET in disease prevention

Research Team

Radiology Ltd. Physicians

This includes a staff of over 35 certified and fellowship trained physicians. Specialties include:

  • Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology Computed Tomography
  • Ultrasound Imaging and Interventional Services Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Oncological Imaging and Interventional Services Nuclear Imaging
  • Women’s Imaging and Interventional Services
  • DEXA Bone Densitometry
  • Whole Body Composition
  • Vertebral Fracture Assessment (FRAX)
  • Breast Tomosynthesis (3D mammography)
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Institutional Review Board Affiliation

All investigators at Radiology Ltd. participating in clinical trials have human participant protection education and maintain rigorous standards during the conduct of all research activity.

Radiology Ltd. has an excellent professional relationship with various institutional review boards.

Contacting Our Research Foundation

Radiology Ltd. Research Foundation
Attn: Janet Starke, Research Foundation Coordinator
677 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711