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Courses       7 Clerkships

Sanjiv Gambhir, MD, PhD

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Faculty of Radiology:

Department Offices:

Grant Building, Room S-092
Mail Code: 5105
Phone: 650-721-6411

Courses given in Radiology have the subject code RAD.

The Department of Radiology does not offer degrees; however, its faculty teach courses open to medical students, graduate students, and undergraduates. The department also accepts students in other curricula as advisees for study and research. Undergraduates may also arrange individual research projects under the supervision of the department’s faculty.

This discipline focuses on the use of radiation, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance as diagnostic, therapeutic, and research tools. The fundamental and applied research within the department reflects this broad spectrum as it relates to anatomy, pathology, physiology, and interventional procedures. Original research and development of new clinical applications in medical imaging is supported within the Radiological Sciences Laboratory and ISIS program (Information Sciences in Imaging at Stanford) whose work seeks to advance medical care by pioneering information sciences that integrate imaging, clinical, and molecular data.


Preclinical instruction includes early clinical experiences for those students who seek an opportunity to correlate preclinical coursework with clinical problems. Numerous elective courses are offered, covering image-based human anatomy, multimodality molecular imaging in living subjects, ultrasound imaging and therapeutic applications, in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and functional magnetic resonance neuroimaging.

Directed reading and research opportunities are available under the direction of individual faculty members.

Clinical instruction consists of elective clerkships including Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Pediatric Radiology, and Interventional Radiology.


The Residency Program in Radiology provides four years of clinical training in a rich learning milieu where everyone is on a first-name basis and the faculty is passionate about teaching. Residents learn radiology working side-by-side with internationally acclaimed clinicians, encounter a breadth of clinical material, and gain confidence in their clinical skills through a carefully structured program of graduated responsibility and autonomy. Since the department's research faculty are among the most productive and creative scientists in the world, residents can preview -- even help develop -- the imaging of tomorrow while mastering the techniques of today.


Opportunities for postdoctoral training in radiology are available. For information, refer to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs home page located at or the departmental home page.


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