Specialization in Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

Why study a Specialization in Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging?

Radiology is a medical specialization that has shown a staggering technological growth in the last fifteen years, with the invention and perfecting of new techniques for diagnosis and treatment, supported with the use of the latest equipment and technology.

This has created conditions for an explosion of new and more sophisticated knowledge in the areas of diagnosis, prevention, intervention, as well as in computer applications for 3D reconstructions, virtual navigation, functional studies or diagnosis methods with computer assistance.

The Fundación Valle del Lili Foundation currently relies on all modes of image diagnosis for clinical use, with latest technology and a case file and transmission system, which, along with a group of radiologists with different subspecializations and full time commitment makes the Foundation the educational institution with the best opportunities for ensuring a complete training in all areas of modern radiology.


Especialista en Radiología e Imágenes Diagnósticas

Length of program

4 years

Investment (semester)

$ 13.530.000 COP


Dr. Darío Hernando Cobo Medina


Dra. Ana María Granados Sánchez, Dr. Juan Sebastián Toro Gutiérrez

Candidate profile

The candidate should be a general doctor with basic knowledge of diagnostic imaging, and should be interested in systems, research, and have a proactive attitude for independent learning based on cases.

Graduate Profile

Graduates of the Cardiology specialization program will have the competencies to: Clinically, comprehensively manage patients with cardiological diseases, hospitalized and outpatient (patient care). Exercise ethically, respecting the autonomy and dignity of the patient (professionalism). Communicate, support, direct the patient, his family and the medical and paramedical team. Exercise their medical practice according to the guidelines and legislation of the Colombian health system. Carry out clinical-epidemiological research.

Institutional Accreditation

In the Resolution, the Ministry states: "It has been shown that Universidad Icesi has achieved sufficient quality levels so that, in accordance with the norms that govern the matter, this fact is publicly recognized through a formal act of institutional accreditation". We are the first private university in southwestern Colombia to obtain the highest recognition of quality provided by the Colombian Government. This is a recognition of the quality of the academic programs, their operation and the fulfillment of the social function of the university. Universidad Icesi was accredited in May 2010 by the Ministry of Education through the National Accreditation Committee (CNA), making it the first accredited private university in Cali and the region. In the Resolution, the Ministry states: "It has been demonstrated that Universidad Icesi has achieved sufficient quality levels so that, in accordance with the rules that govern the matter, this fact is publicly recognized through a formal act of institutional accreditation".

Icesi and the Fundación Valle del Lili

The Fundación Valle del Lili and Universidad Icesi have become allies through an agreement that has been called: a deep alliance for life. With this agreement the region is strengthened by the union of two well reputed institutions, which will now work together for the well-being and the health of people and for maintaining a leadership position thanks to their constant advances in the academic, social, humanistic and scientific fields. The Fundación Valle del Lili is the university hospital with the best conditions, both in terms of infrastructure, human resources and technology, and it will provide clinical training and medical practice to future students. This alliance allows both institutions to establish a synergy in all their activities, through coordination for work, preservation of excellence in performance, already widely recognized in both institutions, and consolidates the social projection of both institutions in one of the most important sectors for the community - health. For both institutions this agreement is a strategic step. Scholarship support to resident doctors is an internal process of the Fundación Valle del Lili, whose process will be informed in a timely manner to those who are admitted.

Duration and Methodology


The objective is to create skilled and ethical specialists in all areas of modern diagnostic imaging, responsibly and coherently applied in our area’s medical practice environment.

The graduate of the Radiology program at Icesi/FVL should project him- or herself as a central piece in our patients’ multidisciplinarily comprehensive care.



The Fundación Valle del Lili Foundation has a Diagnostic Imaging Unit in which studies are conducted such as of the whole body; the heart; liver, pancreas; the bile ducts; and lung, abdomen, and thorax arteriograms, in the shortest time possible thanks to the acquisition of modern MRI equipment. Similarly, the MDCT gathers excellent quality 3D reconstructions, which allow for the examination of whole areas of the body in less than a minute.

Final project

The program is based on rotations in the different areas of diagnostic imaging, which increase in complexity as the student advances in his or her training. During each rotation, the student will actively participate in reading sessions to acquire interpretation skills on radiological semiology, clinical integration, and other diagnostic methods, to be able to prepare solid and accurate reports. He or she will be responsible to follow up the cases for better learning.

The student should present occasional seminars pertinent to the area of rotation, actively participate in daily academic meetings during which interesting cases, topic reviews, and critical analysis of literature pertinent to the specialization will be presented (the latter, under the supervision of the Instituto de Investigación Institute of FVL-Icesi).

The student will acquire the skills necessary to complete the process of intervention, guided by images, that are necessary to practice general radiology .