Virginia B. Planz, M.D.

Section Chief
Body Imaging
Assistant Professor
Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Grand Rounds
Delivery Address
Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue South, CCC-1118

Virginia Planz, MD, is a graduate of Auburn University and earned her medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Wake Forest Baptist Health and served as chief resident. After completing a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging and Intervention at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Planz joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2018 as Assistant Professor. In 2019, she was appointed Director of Grand Rounds and later appointed Director of CT/US Procedures in 2020. In April of 2023, Dr. Planz was named as the Section Chief for Body Imaging. She is a member of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society and the Society of Abdominal Radiology.

Section: Body Imaging


Planz Virginia, Huang Jennifer, Galgano Samuel J, Brook Olga R, Fananapazir Ghaneh. Variability in personal protective equipment in cross-sectional interventional abdominal radiology practicesAbdom Radiol (NY). 2022 Jan 1/10/2022; 1-10. PMID: 35013750, PMCID: PMC8744567, DOI: 10.1007/s00261-021-03406-z.

Planz Virginia, Galgano Samuel J. Percutaneous biopsy and drainage of the pancreasAbdom Radiol (NY). 2021 Aug 8/19/2021; 1-20. PMID: 34410433, DOI: 10.1007/s00261-021-03244-z.

Planz VB, Spalluto LB, Savoie B, Bradshaw M, Motuzas CL, Block JJ, Omary RA. Together/Apart During Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Inclusion in the Time of Social DistancingJ Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2020 Jul; 17(7): 915-7. PMID: 32450133, PMCID: PMC7236662, PII: S1546-1440(20)30532-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.05.009, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Spalluto LB, Planz VB, Stokes LS, Pierce R, Aronoff DM, McPheeters ML, Omary RA. Transparency and Trust During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) PandemicJ Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2020 Jul; 17(7): 909-12. PMID: 32387089, PMCID: PMC7252182, PII: S1546-1440(20)30490-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.04.026, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Planz VB, Lubner MG, Pickhardt PJ. Volumetric analysis at abdominal CT: oncologic and non-oncologic applicationsBr J Radiol [print-electronic]. 2018 Nov 11/20/2018; 20180631. PMID: 30457881, DOI: 10.1259/bjr.20180631, ISSN: 1748-880X.

Planz VB, Posielski NM, Lubner MG, Li K, Chen GH, Nakada SY, Pickhardt PJ. Ultra-low-dose limited renal CT for volumetric stone surveillance: advantages over standard unenhanced CTAbdom Radiol (NY) [print-electronic]. 2018 Aug 8/2/2018; PMID: 30073402, PII: 10.1007/s00261-018-1719-5, DOI: 10.1007/s00261-018-1719-5, ISSN: 2366-0058.

Planz V, Dyer RB. The "stipple sign"Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 Aug; 42(8): 2192-3. PMID: 28326456, PII: 10.1007/s00261-017-1106-7, DOI: 10.1007/s00261-017-1106-7, ISSN: 2366-0058.

Clinical Interests