Points of Pride

UAMS Medical Center

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) offers patients not just quality care in our hospital (UAMS Medical Center) and clinics but also access to the latest diagnostic equipment, programs and medical procedures, including:

  • The state’s first Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) scanner, which combines these two imaging technologies to provide our doctors with unique information for assessing cancer sites, heart disease and neurology disorders
  • A 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit, which produces higher quality images than the 1.5 Tesla MRI commonly used
  • The gamma knife, which allows brain surgery without an incision
  • Digital mammography, which can provide more reliable and accurate images

    As an academic medical center, UAMS has attracted nationally and internationally known faculty members. They teach the next generation of health care professionals and provide personalized care to our patients.

    Our programs include:

    UAMS also has a strong core of researchers expanding the boundaries of science and medicine. This research can translate into new medical treatments for you. Benefits include:

    • UAMS BioVentures, the state’s first biomedical business incubator, where UAMS researchers transform their work into products to benefit human health and promote economic development
    • Translational research, such as that in the Center for Translational Neuroscience, where researchers are focused on moving scientific findings from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside
    • Participation in clinical trials where researchers are testing the effectiveness of new medical treatments, such as with myeloma

    Continuing our tradition of excellence, UAMS is pleased to house a long list of “firsts.” The following Arkansas health care milestones have been accomplished at UAMS: