Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Division

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Division at UT Southwestern Medical Center uses state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies to examine disease of the body with emphasis on the chest, abdomen, pelvis, and peripheral vascular system.

Patient Care

Our MRI fellowship-trained faculty provide specialized patient care using the most advanced MRI capabilities. Specific strengths of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Division include hepatobiliary and pancreatic imaging, colorectal cancer staging, renal cancer imaging, prostate imaging, staging of gynecologic malignancies, female pelvis/dynamic pelvic floor imaging including MR defecography, MR enterography, and MR angiography/venography.

Clinical facilities consist of multiple whole-body clinical MRI systems within Parkland Memorial Hospital and University Hospital Imaging Services, which produce approximately 4,200 body MRIs per year.

Research in MRI

Intellectual vibrancy and technological innovation are core values of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Division. Current topics of active MRI-based clinical research include those related to technical development in abdominal and pelvic MRI, hepatobiliary and kidney cancer imaging, quantitative liver imaging, rectal and pelvic floor imaging, prostate MRI, and MRI-guided high-frequency ultrasound.

MRI Education 

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Division provides clinical and academic training for residents and fellows in the Department of Radiology. The one-year Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Fellowship Training Program is intended to prepare radiologists for successful careers in either academic or private practice settings, and to become driving forces to promote application of advanced MRI techniques.