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John Cronan, MD

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John Cronan

Title: Professor of Diagnostic Imaging
Department: Diagnostic Imaging
+1 401 444 5184

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With over 100 publications, John Cronan, M.D., is a nationally recognized expert in the field of uroradiology, ultrasound, and non-vascular interventional procedures, particularly image-guided percutaneous needle biopsies.

His clinical research has focused on the ultrasound detection of deep ven thrombosis as well as assessment of thyroid nodules with ultrasound and percutaneous biopsy.


As Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at the Brown University School of Medicine, Dr. Cronan serves as Radiologist-in-Chief at the Rhode Island Hospital and is chairman of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging. Dr. Cronan is a nationally recognized expert in the field of uroradiology and has served as President of the Society of Uroradiology.He is presently on the Executive Committee of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound. His primary interests are non-vascular interventional procedures, particularly image-guided percutaneous needle biopsies.

Undergraduate: Providence College

Medical School: Albany Medical College

Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University

Fellowship: Abdominal Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital



Research Description

Dr. John Cronan's interests include imaging of renal obstruction, deep vein diagnosis, acute and chronic diagnosis.


The Society of Uroradiology—elected to Fellowship, 1986

American College of Radiology—elected to Fellowship, 1993

Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound—elected to Fellowship, 1993



New England Roentgen Ray Society
• Vice President, 1990–1991
• President–Elect, 1994-1995
• President, 1995-1996

Rhode Island Radiological Society
• Alternate Councilor, 1992-1994

Rhode Island Medical Society


American Medical Association

American College of Radiology
Elected to fellowship, 1993

Radiological Society of North America

The American Roentgen Ray Society

The Association of University Radiologists

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

The Society of Uroradiology
• Elected to Fellowship, 1986

Society of Vascular Technology

Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Society of Biliary Radiology (Founding Member)

Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound
• Elected to Fellowship, 1993

The American College of Physician Executives

Funded Research

"Blinded, Placebo Controlled Assessment of Safety and Efficacy of Echogenic Emulsion";
Sonus Pharmaceuticals, $40,800.

"Clinical Imaging Algorithms";
Brown University Program in Medicine Computerized Learning, $4,500, July 10, 1987.

"Predictive Value of Imaging Tests in Renal Obstruction";
Canadian Radiological Foundation Grant, $25,000, 1992-1993, Co-Principal Investigator.

"Prospective Investigation of Ultrasound Tissue Harmonics in Adrenal Imaging";
GE Medical Systems, $40,000.

Teaching Experience

629 – Preceptorship in Diagnostic Radiology
Teach medical students ultrasound and CT

633 – Cross Sectional Imaging in Clinical Medicine
Meet with three students and teach ultrasound and CT