Research: clinical & laboratory research essential to our mission


The Department of Radiology engages in numerous research studies involving basic science and clinical research in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Neurobiology, Microbiology, and Pharmacology. Clinical trials are vital to the development and implementation of new imaging techniques and therapies.

The Radiology Clinical Research Unit (CRU) provides the organizing structure for the conduct of any research within the department. The CRU is the operating and business unit responsible for the integrity, financial accountability, regulatory compliance, quality, and academic productivity of this research activity.

Radiology research studies may be initiated by:

  • The Department
  • Industry Sponsor
  • An ancillary part of research initiated by other Duke Departments without which the study outcomes could not be achieved.