Along with clinical service and teaching, research constitutes one of the key components in the interventional radiology (IR) at UW Radiology. Faculty research interests span a broad spectrum of clinical practices and innovative technical developments. Medical students, radiology residents, interventional radiology fellows, and faculty all have the ability to participate in research. IR members are able to collaborate with national and international colleagues with expertise in a variety of fields, including biomedical engineering, molecular biology, pathology, nanotechnology, applied physics of MR and ultrasound, as well as optics, electronic engineering, chemistry, and computer sciences. The concept of “image-guided bio-molecular interventions” incorporates radiologic interventions with molecular-cellular imaging. This emerging field is opening new avenues to prevention, early diagnosis, and effective treatment of diseases through interventional radiology. We are particularly proud of our Image-guided Bio-molecular Intervention Lab directed by Xiaoming Yang, MD, PhD.