UW Radiology News

Milestone marker! Endowment exceeds $500,000

Thanks to the generosity of donors to the UW Medicine Rohrmann Endowment, the principal has grown to $527,700! This fund will continue to impact the UW Radiology Resident experience with a substantive, perpetual source of support for radiology resident education, research, and community service.

The endowment goal is $1 million, so we are over halfway there; achievement of this goal will provide a regular income stream for the residency program of about $50,000 per year. At this level, distributions can fund valuable educational resources, infrastructure, opportunities, and provide meaningful awards to high-achieving residents for experiences that enhance their core training. There is no other source to fund these strong enhancements to the Resident educational experience.

You can join us in making a difference! It’s easy for you to donate – via mail, phone, or online.

Contact: UW Medicine Advancement, Box 358045, Seattle, WA 98195-8045

206-543-5686 or 866-633-2586

Online: http://depts.washington.edu/givemed/give/?page=make&source=rohrma 

2015-2016 Body Imaging Fellowship Graduation Class

Radiology Job Market Improving

The job market for Radiology residents and fellows is improving.  A recent survey of 83 chairs of academic radiology departments found that 95% of department chairs believe that the market for radiologists is better or is the same as last year. 

Open positions in academic radiology are on the rise.  Departments are reporting that the number of available positions is at a six year high.   Sub-specialties in Abdominal, Chest, Breast Imaging, and Neuroradiology are among the most sought after skills.

Medical students interested in radiology can read more about our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program and our Nuclear Medicine Residency Program.

Radiology residents are encouraged to explore our excellent Fellowship Programs.

Reduced Iodine Dose during CT Aortography for Patients with Compromised Renal Function

Colleagues at UW Medical Center – William P. Shuman, MD, Keith T. Chan, MD, Janet M. Busey, MS, Lee M. Mitsumori, MD, and Kent M. Koprowicz, MD, co-authored a paper published online April 14, 2016 in Academic Radiology.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2015.12.019 – (Article in Press) Academic Radiology 23 (2016) pp. 611-618


UW Interventional Radiologists Use Superglue to Help Girl Walk Without Pain

UW Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Giridhar Shivaram, was interviewed by ABC News about an experimental treatment using superglue. (more…)

Radiation-Induced Breast Cancer Modeling Study Paper Published in Annals of Internal Medicine

Dr. Christoph Lee, associate professor at UW School of Medicine and radiologist at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Breast Imaging is an author on the recent article “Radiation-Induced Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality From Digital Mammography Screening” published in the January 2016 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. (more…)

Recent Publications and Media

Janie Lee, MD: wbur’s CommonHealth (Boston’s NPR® News Station): “Eva Gets A Mammogram: A Primer On Finding Quality In Mammography.” March 7, 2016. http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2016/03/mammogram-quality-story.


New Resource: Handbook for Clinical Trials of Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions

HandbookThe new Handbook for Clinical Trials of Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions aims to guide radiologists, radiation oncologists, and those involved in imaging research in designing and conducting clinical trials of imaging technologies and imaging biomarkers. It covers principles of technology assessment and specific topics such as clinical trials of therapy and clinical research in imaging guided interventions and radiotherapy. Expert contributors discuss the use of imaging as a predictor of therapeutic response, screening trial design, how to run an efficient clinical trial, and quantitative methods. UW Radiologists Janie Lee and Constance Lehman authored the chapter on screening trials and design. (more…)

Dr. David Marcinek Receives Unsolicited Award of $60,000

David MarcinekDr. Marcinek received an unsolicited award of $60,000 from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research.
Glenn Awards were initiated in 2007, to provide unsolicited funds to researchers investigating the biology of aging.
Award recipients are selected from nominees provided by an anonymous scientific advisory committee. Applications are not accepted.

Dr. Jarvik Awarded Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research Achievement Award

Jeffrey JarvikOur own Dr. Jerry Jarvik was awarded the 2015 Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research (RAHSR) Achievement Award.  The RAHSR Awards Committee selects a distinguished researcher whom they feel has made outstanding contributions to health services research. This award is presented at the AUR Annual Awards Ceremony. The Association of University Radiologists (AUR) consists of over 3,000 academic radiologists, residents, and fellows. The AUR encourages excellence in radiological laboratory and clinical investigation, teaching and clinical practice; stimulates an interest in academic radiology as a medical career; advances radiology as a medical science; and represents academic radiology at a national level.

Dr. Mossa-Basha Awarded GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship

mossabashaSince 1992, GERRAF fellowships have been one of the most sought-after awards in academic radiology. I am proud to announce that one of our own faculty, Mahmud Mossa-Basha in Neuroradiology was awarded one of the 2015 awards.


Emergency Radiology Exhibit Awarded RSNA Certificate of Merit

Drs. Gross, Sandstrom, Robinson, Lehnert, and Voelzke were awarded the RSNA Certificate of Merit for their exhibit So You Think You Can Grade – Renal Trauma.  Congratulations!

RSNA Certificate of Merit--ER137-ED-X

Talking Wellness

For an employee, a workplace wellness program might seem like a nice perk. But doctors in the UW School of Medicine believe it’s much more than that.

New addition to the Diagnostic Physics family

UW Radiology Research Retreat


UW Radiology held a landmark faculty research retreat on September 30, 2015 at the lovely Graham visitor center at the Washington Arboretum. There were an astounding 71 Faculty attendees, including colleagues from other departments and the Vice Dean of Research and Education. (more…)

Dr. Habib Rahbar awarded the 2015 RSNA Research Scholar Grant


Congratulations to Habib Rahbar, MD (Breast Imaging) on being awarded the 2015 RSNA Research Scholar Grant.  Dr. Rahbar will use this two-year award to investigate improving treatment outcomes of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast with magnetic resonance imaging.

UW and Tsinghua University form Joint Research Center

MOU Signing

In conjunction with the UW Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) program, the Department of Radiology is proud to announce a new collaboration with the Center for Biomedical Imaging Research at Tsinghua University to explore forming a joint research center and other partnerships to develop medical imaging technology. In front, shaking hands after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), are Professor Yang Bin, Vice President of Tsinghua University (on the left) and UW Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Dr. Jeffrey Riedinger (right). The Center for Biomedical Imaging Technology is a long-time collaborator with the UW Vascular Imaging Lab, directed by Dr. Chun Yuan, Professor of UW Radiology who is in the  back row to the right of Dr. Riedinger.

Dr. Sandstrom Receives the ARRS Gold Award

claire-sandstromDr. Claire Sandstrom received the Gold Award for the top educational exhibit presented at the annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society in April 2015.  Her exhibit, entitled, “Trauma of the Clavicle: What the Surgeon Needs to Know,” was coauthored by Emergency Radiology colleague Dr. Joel Gross and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stephen Kennedy.  The exhibit focused on clinical and imaging factors most affecting management of clavicle trauma, including clavicle fractures, sternoclavicular and acromioclavicular dislocations, and complex shoulder girdle injuries involving the clavicle.

Dr. Linnau Leads First Ever ASER Multi-Center Study

kenneth-linnauDr. Ken Linnau led the first-ever multi-center study of the American Society of Emergency Radiology as the principal investigator in cooperation with Dr. B. Khurana (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA) and Dr. Jorge A. Soto (Boston University Medical Center, MA). The results of this investigation, “Pelvic Angiography Project ASER (PAPA) Study – A Retrospective Multicenter Cohort Study of Blunt Pelvic Trauma Patients Who Undergo Catheter Angiography”, which included 879 patients, was presented at the ASER 2015 Annual Meeting in Key Biscayne, FL and was awarded the Cum Laude Award.

Dr. Beauchamp on Employee Wellness

"An emphasis on wellness is a must-have, not a nice-to-have" Dr. Beauchamp on employee wellness

Recently Dr. Beauchamp talked with The Whole U reporter Quinn Brown about the Department of Radiology’s Wellness initiative. (more…)