The Vanderbilt Clinical Trials Radiology Support Core provides administrative imaging support services to the Vanderbilt clinical trials community. The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences has made a broad set of resources available for clinical trial protocol review, study design consultation, imaging acquisition, and post-processing. In order to provide a wide range of imaging support to clinical trials, our team consists of personnel from each imaging modality. Our collaborative study review processes help to ensure more accurate billing of study procedures and performance of appropriate imaging. 

The services of this support core are designed to aide Vanderbilt researchers with clinical trial initiation, image acquisition, and image data submission. This core is intended to be used as a resource for the investigator, and will in no way replace any of the functions of the investigator’s research staff.

The Clinical Trials Radiology Support Core is not to be confused with or replace any VUIIS core services. All VUIIS procedures and contacts remain the same. Radiology will continue to have ongoing collaboration with VUIIS for specific clinical trials.

Imaging facilities that are included in the Clinical Trials Radiology Support Core are listed at the bottom of this page.


Phone: (615) 322-6886


Address: CCC-1121 MCN Radiology


Core iLab website:

Core Medical Director: Richard Abramson, MD

Core Administrator: Richard Pierce

Core Manager: Carrie McGhee

-Vanderbilt University Hospital (Adult Radiology)

-The Vanderbilt Clinic

-Vanderbilt Orthopedic Institute

-Center for Women's Imaging (Crystal Terrace/One Hundred Oaks)

-One Hundred Oaks Breast Center

Tentative: Vanderbilt Imaging Services-VIS (OHO/Hillsboro/Belle Meade/Cool Springs/Spring Hill) is currently undergoing transition to core processes.