Research resources in academic radiology

Chat Virapongse, Scott Emerson, King C.P. Li, Barbara S. Martineau, Edward V. Staab

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Research resources in academic radiology were investigated by analyzing the responses to a survey from 72 North American institutions. The questionnaire addressed five general areas: department size, departmental resources committed to research, availability of research training, research quality control, and research productivity. The highest correlates of grant productivity included measures of departmental resources committed to research, for example, space devoted to research, size of research budget, and full-time employee support for engineers, physicists, and chemists. In a regression model, measures of the number of engineers employed by a department, the number of attending staff, and the number of training lectures given by engineers were found to be most highly associated with dollar value of grant support. The average level of research resources available at responding institutions was generally low, despite a seemingly strong desire to do quality research. This is evidenced by a strong sentiment among respondents in favor of research training and quality control of research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-251
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • Radiology and radiologists, departmental management
  • Radiology and radiologists, research
  • Special reports

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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