UCLA Radiology
UCLA Thoracic Imaging
UCLA Thoracic Imaging


UCLA Radiological Sciences is committed to advancing health care through excellence in imaging sciences and research education.


  • A Site for the National Lung Screening Trial
    National PI: Denise R. Aberle
    Institutional PI: Jonathan G. Goldin

Recognized as one of the leading radiology departments world-wide, we have research strengths in biomedical physics, computer vision, minimally invasive therapies, and clinical and translational research.

In addition, the Thoracic Imaging Section is actively involved in research in computed assisted diagnosis, diffuse lung diseases, and oncologic clinical trials.

Research Infrastructure

The Radiology Research Affairs team provides administrative infrastructure support for each of the above-named research groups. Our 7-membered administrative team is committed to supporting, facilitating, and assisting staff, students, fellows, and faculty members of the Department and its collaborators with protocol development and research training. Our goal is to foster the growth of both new and current researchers as well as to provide efficient mechanisms to foster their research endeavors. In addition, MedQIA is a core laboratory that provides specialized image interpretation and computer analysis services for clinical trials and radiological decision support.

Research Training

UCLA Radiological Sciences is affiliated with two internationally recognized, NIH-sponsored training programs that offer Masters and PhD degrees:

  • UCLA Biomedical Physics
    This program provides a broad, interdisciplinary curriculum that includes medical physics, radiation biology, bio-computation, and molecular imaging.
  • Medical and Imaging Informatics
    One of two imaging informatics programs in the United States focusing on medical data acquisition/collection, medical data structuring, data modeling, and medical data visualization.


Recent Publications
Bongers M, Gupta J, Garza-Leal JG, Brown M, Felberbaum R.
Krysan K, Tran LM, Grimes BS, Fishbein GA, Seki A, Gardner BK, Walser TC, Salehi-Rad R, Yanagawa J, Lee JM, Sharma S, Aberle DR, Spira AE, Elashoff DA, Wallace WD, Fishbein MC, Dubinett SM.
Omigbodun AO, Noo F, McNitt-Gray M, Hsu W, Hsieh SS.
Volkmann ER, Tashkin DP, Sim M, Li N, Khanna D, Roth MD, Clements PJ, Hoffmann-Vold AM, Furst DE, Kim G, Goldin J, Elashoff RM.