• Radiology

    Chair: M. Elizabeth Oates, MD 

    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    The Department of Radiology provides state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services for patients using computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine including radionuclide imaging and positron emission tomography (PET), ultrasonography (US), and conventional fluoroscopy and radiography (X- ray). The Department also performs a wide variety of therapeutic interventional procedures employing advanced image-guided techniques.

    For patient appointments: 859-323-9729 (XRAY)    Fax: 859-257-1969

  • Divisions

    Abdominal Radiology
    • CT, MRI, US and Fluoroscopy/X-ray of gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary tract

    Cardiothoracic Radiology
    • CT, MRI and Fluoroscopy/X-ray of heart, blood vessels and lungs

    Emergency Radiology
    • CT, MRI, US and X-ray of entire body

     Medical Physics
    • Medical physics support for safe and effective use of radiation-producing imaging technology 

    Musculoskeletal Radiology
    • CT, MRI, US and Fluoroscopy/X-ray for diagnosis and intervention (e.g., biopsy, aspiration) of bones and joints

    • CT and MRI of brain, head and neck, and spine; interventions interventions (e.g., aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), kyphoplasty)

    Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging
    • Gamma camera imaging and PET/CT of entire body; radionuclide therapies (oral and parenteral)

    Pediatric Radiology
    • CT, MRI, US and Fluoroscopy/X-ray of neonates, infants and children

    Vascular & Interventional Radiology
    • Full range of vascular and non-vascular procedures for diagnosis (e.g., biopsy) and therapy (e.g., chemoembolization, radiofrequency ablation)

    Women’s Radiology
    • Mammography, MRI and US of breasts for diagnosis and interventions (e.g., biopsy)

  • Specialized imaging technology—diagnostic radiology

    Computed Tomography (CT):
    • CT fluoroscopy
    • 64-slice dual-energy CT scanner
    • Wide-bore CT scanner

    Dual-Energy Absorptiometry (DEXA, DXA):
    • Bone mineral density of lumbar spine, hip and forearm

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI):
    • 1.5T open-bore MRI scanner (for patients up to 550 pounds, 28 inches girth)
    • 3T MRI scanner

    • Digital mammography
    • Tomosynthesis

    Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging:
    • Gamma cameras with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
    • Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT)

    Ultrasonography (US):
    • Real-time with color Doppler
    • Breast elastography

    • Single-plane and bi-plane fluoroscopy
    • Digital X-ray

  • Specialized imaging services— interventional radiology

    Bone and Joints:
    • Arthrograms (MRI, X-ray), aspirations and biopsies, joint injections (e.g., steroids)

    Brain and Spine:
    • Cerebral aneurysms/ arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
    • Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty

    • Biopsies (stereotactic, MR-guided, ultrasound-guided)

    Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis:
    • Aspirations and biopsies
    • Chemoembolization and radioembolization
    • Cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation
    • Drainages

  • Clinic locations

    Kentucky Clinic
    First Floor
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536
    Diagnostic Technologies: DEXA/DXA, MRI, X-ray

    UK Polk-Dalton Clinic
    217 Elm Tree Lane
    Lexington KY 40507
    Diagnostic Technologies: X-ray

    Comprehensive Breast Care Center
    Whitney-Hendrickson Building
    Second Floor
    800 Rose St.
    Lexington KY 40536-0293
    Phone: 859-323-2222
    Diagnostic Technologies: Diagnostic Mammography, Tomosynthesis, US

    Gill Building
    Ground Floor
    800 Rose St., G100
    Lexington KY 40536-0293
    Diagnostic Technologies: CT, MRI, X-ray

    Professional Arts Building (PAC)
    UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital
    First Floor
    135 E. Maxwell St.
    Lexington KY 40508
    Phone: 859-226-7200
    Diagnostic Technologies: MRI, X-ray

    UK HealthCare Sports Medicine
    Second Floor
    601 Perimeter Drive
    Lexington KY 40517
    Diagnostic Technologies: X-ray

    Hospital locations

    UK Chandler Hospital
    Ground, First, Second and Third Floors
    800 Rose St.
    Lexington KY 40536-0293
    Phone: 859-323-9977
    Fax: 859-323-1224 or 859-257-4827
    Diagnostic Technologies: CT, MRI, NM, PET/CT, US, Fluoroscopy/X-ray

    UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital
    Second Floor
    310 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40508
    Phone: 859-226-7010
    Diagnostic Technologies: CT, NM, US, Fluoroscopy/X-ray

    Mailing address

    College of Medicine
    Department of Radiology
    UK Chandler Hospital, HX307
    800 Rose St.
    Lexington KY 40536-0293