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June 18, 2024

Anum Kazerouni awarded the Helen Marcy Golde Breast Cancer Postdoctoral Scholar Enrichment Award

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Postdoctoral researcher Anum Kazerouni, PhD, was awarded the Helen Marcy Golde Breast Cancer Postdoctoral Scholar Enrichment Award this spring on May 14th. On behalf of the Breast Cancer Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (FHCC), this award is endowed with a $5,000 gift. The gift is intended to support professional development for University of…


June 12, 2024

Imaging Follow Up Safety Net Program enters new phase

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By Nathan Cross, MD, MS, CIIP, Vice Chair Informatics, Dept of Radiology   Medical imaging frequently has unexpected findings which can be early indicators of disease. While they may not require urgent workup, ensuring reliable follow up helps us detect diseases early and improve patient outcomes. Every healthcare system has struggled to closely partner with colleagues…


June 11, 2024

Dr. Christoph Lee awarded Kuni Discovery Grant

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UW Radiology Professor Christoph Lee, MD, MS, MBA, has been awarded a Kuni Discovery Grant for his project “Addressing Multi-Level Drivers of Disparities in Breast Cancer Screenings.” This three-year grant will fund capacity building for UW Radiology’s Northwest Screening and Cancer Outcomes Research Enterprise (NW-SCORE). The grant will help NW-SCORE expand the Radiology Department’s efforts…


June 4, 2024

Adlai Grayson, MD, selected as 2024-2025 Radiology Resident Diversity Representative

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We are pleased to announce that Adlai Grayson, MD, has been selected as our Radiology Resident Diversity Representative for the next academic year.    Dr. Grayson is a rising post-graduate year four (PGY-4) Integrated Interventional Radiology resident, and we’re grateful  to him for taking on this role during his PGY-4 year. His academic journey began…


May 22, 2024

UW Breast Imaging Radiologists Comment on New Screening Guidelines

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently updated their recommendations for breast cancer screening, lowering the initial screening age from 50 to 40 years.  UW Radiology Professor Christoph Lee, MD, MS, MBA, has co-authored an editorial published in JAMA alongside the guidelines titled, Toward More Equitable Breast Cancer Outcomes. Professor Janie Lee, MD, MSc, Section…


April 11, 2024

Professor Bhavya Rehani, MD, named Vice-Chair of Global Affairs

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Professor Bhavya Rehani, MD, has been named Vice-Chair of Global Affairs for the UW Medicine Department of Radiology. In her new role, Dr. Rehani will establish international outreach and research programs and secure the resources necessary to make these programs self-sustaining. Examples of international projects include international study abroad programs, exchanges for students and faculty…


March 25, 2024

EDI Build a Pipeline Subcommittee reports progress

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By Dr. Adlai Grayson The University of Washington (UW) Department of Radiology works to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all trainees, faculty, and staff. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, fostering a welcoming work environment, and ensuring that all recruitment and retention efforts highlight equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives….


Professor Savannah Partridge inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

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The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Savannah C. Partridge, Ph.D., professor in the University of Washington Department of Radiology, to its College of Fellows. Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to medical and biological engineers, comprised of the top…


March 15, 2024

Faculty spotlight: Domenico Mastrodicasa, MD

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New UW Radiology Acting Instructor Domenico Mastrodicasa, M.D., has had a variety of research and articles published recently. In October 2023, Nature published a news feature titled How ChatGPT and other AI tools could disrupt scientific publishing. The article feature insights from multiple contributors, and Dr. Mastrodicasa is quoted and also cited twice. Right before the…


March 6, 2024

UW Radiology team teaches at Doctor for a Day event

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  By Integrated Interventional Resident Adlai Grayson, M.D. About 150 students gathered for a Doctor for a Day (DFAD) event, which was hosted by Africatown Center for Education and Innovation and was held at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy on February 24, 2024. The goal of the event was to provide awareness and resources around in-demand…


March 1, 2024

Applications now being accepted for Radiology Immersion Week Program

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[Applications for 2024 are now closed.] 2024 University of Washington Radiology High School Immersion Program Students, if you are interested in joining us for a week of discovering medicine and various healthcare professions through exposure to radiology (medical imaging) at the University of Washington’s Radiology High School Immersion Program, then please read on! When/where will…


UW Radiology employees nominated for Distinguished Staff Awards

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The UW Medicine Department of Radiology would like to congratulate the following employees who have been nominated for Distinguished Staff Awards! Award winners will be announced in May, but we would like to take this opportunity to celebrate those listed below for the high achievement of receiving a nomination.  Team nominations for the Collaboration category…


February 26, 2024

UW Embraces a Next-Generation Picture Archiving and Communication System

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On October 16, 2023, the UW Department of Radiology successfully deployed a new Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). A PACS is a collection of hardware, databases and software that provides the infrastructure for storing, transmitting, viewing, and managing the medical imaging data of an enterprise. Executive leadership, department of radiology faculty and trainees, radiology…


February 22, 2024

IMDS announces 2023-24 Pilot Teams

Learn more about application process for the 2024-25 IMDS RFA! Download a PDF of this article here: 2023-2024 IMDS Pilot Teams.pdf


February 2, 2024

Dr. Ramesh Iyer appointed as Section Chief of Pediatric Radiology and Site Director for Seattle Children’s Hospital

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The UW Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that Professor and Vice-Chair of Radiology Ramesh Iyer, M.D., MBA, has been appointed as Section Chief of Pediatric Radiology, and Site Director for Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH), effective February 1, 2024.   As Section Chief, Dr. Iyer will ensure that the clinical, teaching, and research imperatives of…


January 11, 2024

Dr. Matthew Phelps appointed as Program Fellowship Director of Breast Imaging

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The Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that assistant professor Matthew Phelps, M.D., was appointed as the Program Fellowship Director of Breast Imaging this fall at the University of Washington (UW). Dr. Phelps is also a physician at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (FHCC).   His clinical practice includes all aspects of breast imaging,…


January 9, 2024

Dr. Matthew Kogut named Program Director for Interventional Radiology Residency Programs

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The UW Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Matthew Kogut, M.D., has been appointed Program Director for Interventional Radiology Residency Programs this fall. Dr. Kogut is also the director of the VA Puget Sound Interventional Radiology program.  In this role, Dr. Kogut will oversee all programmatic functions pertaining to both Integrated…


December 20, 2023

Dr. Savannah Partridge interviewed by Trevor Noah in video on breast imaging AI

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  UW Radiology Professor Savannah Partridge, Ph.D., was recently interviewed by “Chief Questions Officer” and world-famous South African comedian and writer Trevor Noah! Watch Dr. Partridge and Noah in the short video “How can AI help radiologists better detect breast cancer?” The piece is part of a web series called “The Prompt” which is produced…


December 19, 2023

Dr. Harry Nelson Conley named Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Seattle Children’s Hospital

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UW Radiology is pleased to announce that Harry Nelson Conley, M.D., has recently been appointed as the Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH). This role reports to the Section Chief of Pediatric Radiology. Some of Dr. Conley’s new responsibilities include:  Supporting SCH research needs through collaborating with study team members and RCRIC/SCH…


December 18, 2023

Dr. Feng Zhang receives grant funding from the NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

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UW Radiology Research Scientist and Engineer Three Feng Zhang, Ph.D., who works at the Image-Guided Bio-Molecular Intervention Laboratory headed by Professor Xiaoming Yang, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., has received one $1.6 million, four-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grant in funding support from the NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). The title of…


December 11, 2023

Honors and Awards Bestowed at the 2023 RSNA Annual Meeting

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The University of Washington was well-represented at the 2023 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, held in Chicago, IL, Nov. 26 – 30. UW radiological professionals gave nearly six dozen presentations over the course of the conference, which offered, “diverse educational opportunities, cutting-edge scientific research and a wide variety of industry insights.” According…


Dr. Sarah Menashe Named Program Director of the Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program

The UW Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Sarah Menashe, MD, has been named Program Director of the Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program. In this role, Dr. Menashe will focus on recruitment and appointments, development of the didactic program, mentorship, job placement and career counseling, among other duties.  Dr. Menashe is Board…


November 30, 2023

Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha appointed to the Ellsworth C. and Nancy D. Alvord Endowed Chair in Neuro-oncology

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The UW Radiology Department is pleased to announce that Professor Mahmud Mossa-Basha, M.D., has been appointed to the Ellsworth C. and Nancy D. Alvord Endowed Chair in Neuro-oncology, confirmed by the Board of Regents. Dr. Mossa-Basha is also the UW Radiology Vice-Chair of Clinical Research and Clinical Transformation and the Co-Director of the Research Vascular…


November 8, 2023

Dr. Nathan Cross appointed as Vice-Chair of Informatics

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The UW Radiology Department is pleased to announce that associate professor Nathan Cross, M.D., M.S., CIIP, has recently been appointed as Vice-Chair of Informatics. In this role, Dr. Cross will continue his work on optimizing the faculty’s utilization of the imaging services informatics, assisting in strategic planning for informatics in the department, aiding in implementing…


November 6, 2023

Co-directors named for the Nathan Shock Center

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Dr. David Marcinek, Radiology professor, and Dr. Jessica Young, associate professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP), have been selected as co-directors of the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging. The announcement was made by Dr. Geoffrey Baird, MD, PhD, professor and Chair of the DLMP.  …


October 31, 2023

FDA publishes list of AI-enabled medical devices

By Professor Paul Kinahan, PhD   On October 19th, the FDA published its 2023 list of authorized AI-enabled medical devices. This year 171 additional medical devices were added to the list; a 33% increase in one year. Although there is a tremendous amount of interest in using generative AI in medical devices, as yet no…


October 30, 2023

Dr. Marissa Lawson awarded membership in CECI2

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Congratulations to Marissa Lawson, MD, who has been awarded membership to the Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging (CECI2), Class of 2023! This membership is awarded annually by the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research (“The Academy.”) This year’s 33 investigators were nominated by a combination of Academy member institutions, including Academic Departments,…


Anum Kazerouni, Ph.D., presents at Young Investigator Symposium

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Postdoctoral researcher Anum Kazerouni, Ph.D. gave an oral presentation on her study, “Identification of pretreatment imaging signatures for the prediction of patient outcome in triple negative breast cancer” at the Young Investigator Symposium at the Fall Group Meeting of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN), this past week. The Young Investigator Symposium is a professional mentoring…


Dr. Hugh McGregor Named Section Chief 

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The University of Washington (UW) Department of Radiology is pleased to announce the appointment of Associate Professor Dr. Hugh McGregor to the position of Section Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology within the UW School of Medicine. Dr. McGregor was previously the interim section chief for this section and began his permanent role earlier this…


October 23, 2023

ARPA-H funding awarded to Dr. Paul Kinahan and cross-organizational team

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Dr. Paul Kinahan, Ph.D., professor of Radiology and Bioengineering, adjunct professor of Radiation Oncology, and vice chair of research, is one of six principal investigators who have received funding from the new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) federal agency through the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC). MIDRC was launched by the…


Dr. Brian Dontchos elected as Fellow to SBI

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Congratulations to associate professor Brian Dontchos, M.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Clinical Director of Breast Imaging, on being elected into Fellowship in the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI). SBI Fellowship is among the highest honors bestowed upon members of the Society. Recipients are awarded this fellowship based on their outstanding contributions and service to breast…


October 13, 2023

Four UW Radiologists to receive Distinguished Investigator Awards

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Congratulations to UW Radiology doctors and professors Christoph Lee, Janie Lee, Mahmud Mossa-Basha and Habib Rahbar who have each been selected to receive 2023 Distinguished Investigator Awards from The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research (the Academy). This prestigious honor recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of medical imaging. The 2023…


UW Radiology and United Imaging host successful Symposium

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The inaugural Global PET/MR Symposium: Focus on Oncology was held on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the University of Washington (UW) Medicine South Lake Union Campus. The Symposium was sponsored by United Imaging and UW Radiology and included guest speakers and panel discussions. Seventy radiological professionals attended, with the majority joining from the Seattle area,…


September 14, 2023

Dr. Lee to receive Honorary Educator award at Korean Congress of Radiology 2023

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Congratulations to Professor Janie Lee, MD, who is being granted an Honorary Educator Award by the Korean Society of Radiology (KSR) 2023. This award is given to non-KSR members who have made significant contributions to the educational and academic activities of the Korean Society of Radiology. You can view the full list of recipients and…


September 7, 2023

New study on contrast mammography and abbreviated breast MRI for screening

The UW Breast Imaging research team led by Assistant Professor Marissa Lawson, MD (lead author, pictured left) and Professor Janie Lee, MD (senior author, right) recently published a new study in Radiology on the topic of breast cancer screening with contrast-enhanced mammography compared with Abbreviated MRI. Study results indicated that breast cancer screening performance with…


August 10, 2023

Dr. Dushyant Sahani a recipient of the 2023 RSNA Lifetime Honored Educator Award

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The Chair of the Radiology Department and Professor, Dr. Dushyant Sahani, is a recipient of the 2023 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Lifetime Honored Educator Award. This achievement recognizes Dr. Sahani’s dedication to furthering the profession of radiology by delivering high-quality educational content for the RSNA. Established in 2022, this award recognizes RSNA members…


August 4, 2023

Radiology team awarded RSNA Emerging Issues grant

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The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has awarded a competitive Emerging Issues grant to Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha, his co-PI Dr. Swati Rane Levendovszky, Ph.D. and their multi-disciplinary team, in the amount of $100,000 pertaining to Post-Acute Sequela of COVID imaging. This grant leverages and builds upon a previous larger investigator-initiated industry grant the investigators…


August 3, 2023

Endowment supports doctor’s diversity, equity and inclusion activities

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By Adlai Grayson, M.D. “The largest gathering of underrepresented minority medical and premedical students across the United States and the Caribbean, the Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC) gave attendees several days of innovative programming geared at preparing the next generation of physicians for successful careers in medicine. With dozens of educational workshops and programs focused…


August 2, 2023

Dr. Sarah Bastawrous featured in RSNA news

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Dr. Sarah Bastawrous, associate professor of radiology in the abdominal imaging section at the UW School of Medicine and VA Puget Sound, and director of the Women in Radiology (WiR) group at the university, was recently featured in a member spotlight in an RSNA news feature, as well as being quoted in two news articles…


July 31, 2023

Radiology Doctors Volunteer for Global Health Experience in Tanzania

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Earlier this year, Blaine Menon, MD, and Kara Fitzgerald, MD, Interventional Radiology (IR) Integrated Residents, had the unique opportunity to travel to Tanzania with Road2IR. Blaine participated in the department’s Global Health elective, and Kara joined him for a week as a volunteer. UW Radiology IR attending doctors Jeff Chick and Matthew Abad-Santos also volunteered…


July 26, 2023

2023 Departmental Radiology Awards Announced

We are fortunate to have so many exemplary residents, fellows, and faculty members on staff here at UW Radiology. Last month at our section-specific and departmental graduation celebrations, we celebrated some of them with various recognitions.   These awardees have contributed beneficially to the UW community through their research, scholastic achievements, dedicated service and commitment…


July 25, 2023

Workstation Optimization Project Presented at Lunch and Learn Event

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Elliot Breshears, M.D., PGY-5, presented “Incorporation of Macropads into Abdominal Imaging to Improve Radiologist Productivity and Efficiency” at the Sixth Annual Lunch and Learn Event on May 6, 2023. A summary of the project follows. Increasing exam volumes and other demands on radiologists’ time highlight the importance for radiologists to identify ways to optimize productivity…


July 14, 2023

Seattle Magazine’s annual review includes top UW radiologists

Several UW Radiology physicians were given top marks by Seattle Magazine’s 23rd annual review, created in partnership with Castle Connolly. Recipients were peer-nominated, and Radiology professionals in four categories were honored. Click each heading below to learn more about their specialties and how to connect with these exceptional practitioners! Diagnostic Radiology Habib Rahbar, M.D. Diana…


July 13, 2023

Radiology faculty receive much-deserved promotions

Eleven radiological faculty members have recently received promotions within the department. In a meeting to celebrate their accomplishments, various recipients were complimented on their stellar contributions in research and scholarship activities, their leadership abilities, clinical expertise, training and mentorship, and their generosity in helping others. We are very fortunate to have these instructors within our…


June 27, 2023

Congratulations, 2023 graduates!

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Thank you for spending such a significant portion of your lives with us! We appreciate all your hard work, and wish you much continued success in the future.  


June 16, 2023

Dr. Amir Iravani wins Mars Shot Grant

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The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Committee on Awards and the Mars Shot Board has awarded a prestigious grant from the inaugural 2023 Mars Shot Research Fund to Dr. Amir Iravani, MD, FRACP, associate professor in the Department of Radiology-Nuclear Medicine and Theranostics Director at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. Dr. Iravani received the…


May 26, 2023

Dr. Chen featured at SNMMI 2023

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Delphine Chen, MD is a keynote speaker at this year’s annual meeting for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). The SNMMI event concludes each year with the Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD Highlights Symposium, during which four experts provide an overview of all the science that has been presented during the meeting….


May 22, 2023

Dr. Dontchos on new screening requirements: KIRO-TV

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Brian Dontchos, MD was interviewed by KIRO-TV in response to newly updated mammography screening guidelines provided by the US Task Force for Prevention Services (USTPS). The new guidelines recommend screening every 2 years from 40 and then annual screenings from age 50 on up, as opposed to the task force’s prior recommendation, which was for…


May 9, 2023

New study on Digital Breast Tomosynthesis performance for breast cancer screening

Dr. Christoph Lee is lead author of a recently published study indicating that since its implementation post-approval by the FDA in 2011, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has improved breast cancer screening performance in community practice and identifies more invasive cancers compared to digital mammography. “Our study demonstrated that more radiologists in U.S. community practice are…


Breast Screening returns at Seattle King County Clinic after 3 long years!

For the first time since the covid-19 pandemic put everything on hold in March 2020, the Seattle and King County free clinic made its triumphant return! This free clinic is designed to help remove barriers to healthcare, especially for people who have low income or are under/uninsured. The event ran from April 27th through 30th…


March 31, 2023

Kathryn Lowry, M.D., accepted as Fellow in SBI

Congratulations to Katy Lowry, M.D. on her acceptance as a fellow in the Society of Breast Imaging! SBI Fellowship is among the highest honors bestowed upon members of the Society of Breast Imaging. Recipients awarded this fellowship demonstrate sustained and verifiable success pertaining to breast imaging in at least three of the following areas: (1)…


March 29, 2023

Janie Lee M.D., M.Sc. to receive AUR 2023 RAHSR Achievement Award

Congratulations to Janie Lee, M.D., MSc. who has been announced as the recipient of the 2023 RAHSR Achievement Award! The RAHSR (Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research) Award honors one researcher every year who has distinguished themselves through their outstanding contributions to health services research. Dr. Lee will be presented with this award at the…


March 16, 2023

Hugh McGregor, M.D., receives Distinguished Laboratory Investigation Certificate from JVIR

Hugh McGregor, M.D., recently received a Distinguished Laboratory Investigation certificate from the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR). The award was receiver for his research paper, “Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation to Occlude the Thoracic Duct: Preclinical Studies in Swine for a Potential Alternative to Embolization.” Dr. McGregor, an associate professor of interventional radiology, was honored…


March 14, 2023

Christoph Lee, M.D., made Fellow of the AUR 2023

Congratulations to Christoph Lee, M.D., M.S., MBA on being made Fellow of the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) for 2023! The AUR grants fellowship status to individuals who have made contributions in administration, mentorship, professionalism, research, teaching, and leadership in organized medicine, and scholarship and service to the AUR over the years. Read more about…


March 7, 2023

Manjiri Dighe, M.D., and David Shin, M.D., named 2023 UWMC Patient Safety Heroes

Manjiri Dighe, M.D., and David Shin, M.D., were named 2023 University of Washington Medical Center Patient Safety Heroes. Dr. Dighe, the Vice Chair of Quality and Safety, Professor of Radiology and Medical Director of Ultrasound, oversees Patient Safety Network (PSN) reports, complaints and resolutions, reviews current departmental policies for updates, and develops new ones as…


Dushyant Sahani, M.D., and colleagues launch UW Institute for Medical Data Science 

UW Radiology Chair Dushyant Sahani, M.D., and colleagues launched the new Institute for Medical Data Science at the 2023 UW Medical Data Science Symposium last week. The institute, which was recently featured on GeekWire, bridges artificial intelligence, machine learning and healthcare. It is currently supported through grants to individual institute members and a five-year $750,000 funding…


March 6, 2023

Avanti Gulhane, M.D., honored with Editor’s Recognition Award

Avanti Gulhane, M.D., acting clinical instructor in the cardiothoracic imaging section, was granted the Editor’s Recognition Award with Distinction from the Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging journal for her timely, detailed and scholarly reviews.  This is the third time Dr. Gulhane has received this honor. She is one of a group less than 50 to receive this…


Guilherme Moura da Cunha, M.D., awarded Rising Star in Research at SAR 2023

Guilherme Moura da Cunha, M.D., associate professor of radiology and director of OncoRad, recently received the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) Rising Star in Research award. The award was presented at the SAR 2023 annual meeting which was held from February 26 through March 3 in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit the Society of…


March 1, 2023

Article by Brian Dontchos, M.D., awarded Best of AJR 2022

An article written by Associate Professor and FHCC Clinical Director of Breast Imaging Brian Dontchos, M.D., and colleagues was awarded Best of American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) in the breast imaging section for 2022. The research paper, “Disparities in Same-Day Diagnostic Imaging in Breast Cancer Screening: Impact of an Immediate-Read Screening Mammography Program Implemented During the…


February 16, 2023

Kurt Weaver, Ph.D., honored with Outstanding Lecturer Award

Kurt Weaver, Ph.D., was recently honored with the Outstanding Lecturer Award by the Seattle E-21 cohort of UW medical students. Dr. Weaver is an associate professor of radiology and primary instructor in the UW School of Medicine undergraduate medical education curriculum. In this role he serves as co-director of the Mind, Brain and Behavior block, the primary…


February 15, 2023

Marissa Lawson, M.D., receives 2023 GERRAF Award

Marissa Lawson, M.D., was named one of three recipients of the 2023 GERRAF (GE-AUR Radiology Research Academic Fellowship) Award. Dr. Lawson, an assistant professor of breast imaging, was granted the distinction for her project, “Disparities in Diagnostic Work-Up and Outcomes after Abnormal Screening Mammography.” The GERRAF fellowships have been some of the most sought-after awards…


February 1, 2023

Imaging Technologist Supervisor nominated for Distinguished Staff Award

Gulnoor Sheriff, Imaging Technologist Supervisor at UW Medical Center – Montlake, was nominated for the University of Washington Distinguished Staff Award. She was nominated by UWMC Assistant Administrative Director Jennifer Brown and Department Chair Dushyant Sahani, M.D., under the “Innovation” category, which is for individuals and teams nominated for creating lasting change through implementing an…


Evan Johnson, M.D., receives UW Medicine Cares Award

Evan Johnson, M.D., an assistant professor of interventional radiology, was recently awarded the Fall 2022 UW Medicine Cares Award at UW Medical Center. The award program was established in 2013 to formally recognize and celebrate the accomplishments and excellence of those in the UW Medicine community who consistently exemplify the UW Medicine Service Culture Guidelines…


William Yuh, M.D., named Foreign Honorary Member of Japanese Society of Neuroradiology

William Yuh, M.D., was recently named Foreign Honorary Member of the Japanese Society of Neuroradiology (JSNR). This distinction is awarded to foreign researchers from outside Japan who have made significant contributions to the society or to the education of its members. Board members unanimously agreed to nominate Dr. Yuh for the award, which will be…


January 25, 2023

Laura Aaltonen, M.D., Ph.D., leads CLEAR Center research study published in Osteoporosis International

Radiology Fellow Laura Aaltonen, M.D., Ph.D., led a research study published in Osteoporosis International with the CLEAR Center Image Processing Group (IPG) to refine osteoporotic vertebral fracture classification methodology. This project was initiated during Dr Aaltonen’s neuroradiology rotation. The study, “m2ABQ—a proposed refinement of the modified algorithm‑based qualitative classification of osteoporotic vertebral fractures,” is co-authored…


January 23, 2023

Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, M.D., interviewed by Vascular Disease Management

Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, M.D., MPH, Associate Section Chief of Interventional Radiology, was recently interviewed by Vascular Disease Management, a peer-reviewed online journal for vascular disease specialists. The interview was about his use of the Protrieve sheath from Inari Medical during complex deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombectomy cases. When asked…


January 17, 2023

Resident Charles Davis, M.D., named 2023 ACR-AUR Research Scholar

Charles Davis, M.D., a PGY-5 diagnostic radiology resident, was recently named a 2023 ACR-AUR Research Scholar. Dr. Davis, our Diversity Resident Representative, will participate in the 2023 ACR-AUR Research Scholar Program in Austin, Texas, during the 71st Annual Meeting of the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) in April. He will present his abstract titled, “Deep…


January 4, 2023

Article by Marissa Lawson, M.D., Among Top 10 Most Talked About JAMA Oncology Articles of 2022

An article published by Marissa Lawson, M.D., was among the top 10 most talked about articles of 2022 published in JAMA Oncology. The article, titled “Multilevel Factors Associated with Time to Biopsy After Abnormal Screening Mammography Results by Race and Ethnicity,” suggests structural racism as a major contributor to delayed diagnoses among U.S. women of…


December 7, 2022

Medical Physics Imaging Residency Program Approved by CAMPEP

The University of Washington Department of Radiology’s Medical Physics Imaging Residency Program was granted accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. through 2024. The residency program is led by Program Director Kalpana Kanal, Ph.D., and Associate Program Director Christina Brunnquell, Ph.D. and previously received accreditation and approval from University of…


November 28, 2022

Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium awarded $15 million grant renewal from National Cancer Institute

The Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) — including Radiology Professor and Director of Breast Imaging at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Janie Lee, M.D., M.Sc., and Radiology Professor and Breast Imaging Fellowship Director Christoph Lee, M.D., M.S., MBA — was awarded a 5-year $15 million grant renewal from the National Cancer Institute. The grant renewal, titled “Advancing…


November 23, 2022

UW Radiology recognized with awards at RSNA 2022

Congratulations to our faculty, fellows and residents who were recognized at RSNA 2022 for their incredible work! Here is a list of recognition received at RSNA 2022 by University of Washington’s Department of Radiology faculty and trainees: Lifetime Honored Educator Award Dushyant Sahani, M.D. Honored Educator Award Karen Ordovas, M.D. Non-Annual Meeting Faculty RSNA/ASNR/SIRF Comparative…


November 22, 2022

Savannah Partridge, Ph.D., co-edits two new books

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Savannah Partridge, Ph.D., Professor of Radiology in the breast imaging section, co-edited two new books: “Diffusion MRI of the Breast, 1st Edition” and “Breast MRI: State of the Art and Future Directions,” both published by Elsevier. “Diffusion MRI of the Breast, 1st Edition” was co-edited with Mami Iima, M.D., Ph.D. and Denis Le Bihan, M.D.,…


November 18, 2022

Fall 2022 Educator Spotlight: Diana Lam, M.D.

Welcome to our Educator Spotlight series, where we highlight educators doing great work in the Department of Radiology. Our Fall 2022 Educator Spotlight is Diana Lam, M.D., associate professor and Clinical Director of Breast Imaging at UW-Northwest.  What are your hobbies and interests outside of work? Gardening Sleuthing for and upcycling items Figuring out how…


November 10, 2022

Avanti Gulhane, M.D., receives 2022 Seed Grant Award from NASCI

Avanti Gulhane, M.D., DNB, FSCMR, received the 2022 Seed Grant Award from the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI) under the mentorship of Cardiothoracic Imaging Section Chief Karen Ordovas, M.D. The award will support their pilot project on potential of radiomics texture features on LGE CMR images to predict inflammation or fibrosis related to…


UW Radiology team awarded Best 2021 JCAT Article with SABI Authorship

UW Radiology faculty, staff, and alum were awarded “Best 2021 JCAT Article with SABI Authorship as Voted by the Editors” by the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography (JCAT) for their article Accuracy of Dual-Energy CT Techniques for Fat Quantification in Comparison with MR Proton Density Fat Fraction and Single-Energy CT in an Anthropomorphic Phantom Environment….


Kalpana Kanal, Ph.D., DABR, featured on AAPM podcast

Kalpana Kanal, Ph.D., DABR, was featured on a recent episode of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Leadership podcast. The podcast focuses on maintaining work-life balance at different stages of one’s career and amidst changing priorities in life. To listen to the full episode, visit the AAPM website.


October 10, 2022

EDI Committee hosts inaugural paid summer internship for high school students

Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee’s ‘Build a Pipeline’ subcommittee hosted six high school students for an inaugural summer internship for underrepresented minority students in medicine from August 8 through September 2.   More than 60 faculty, staff, residents and fellows participated in giving lectures, hosting workshops, providing shadowing experiences and soft skills development…


October 6, 2022

Ramesh Iyer, M.D., named Medical Staff President-Elect at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Congratulations to Ramesh Iyer, M.D., who assumed the role of Medical Staff President-Elect at Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) on October 1.  The medical staff leadership team represents more than 1,800 hospital-and community-based physicians at the hospital.  “I am honored and excited to serve our patients, families and amazing colleagues at SCH,” Dr. Iyer said. 


September 30, 2022

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is now Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance have merged, creating an organization that aims to bring scientific advances to patients faster, and deepens longstanding ties with UW Medicine. Under the restructuring, the two entities are now a single, independent, not-for-profit organization called Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, which provides oncology care for UW…


September 28, 2022

Two faculty named Distinguished Investigators by The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research

Radiology Professor Stephen Dager, M.D., and Radiology Research Professor Vasily Yarnykh, Ph.D., were selected to receive the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research 2022 Distinguished Investigator Award.  This prestigious honor recognizes 41 researchers for their outstanding contributions to the medical imaging field.  “Collectively, the research conducted by these Distinguished Investigators has advanced medical imaging…


September 19, 2022

UW radiologist offers new procedure to treat benign thyroid nodules

Evan Johnson, M.D., assistant professor of radiology and medical director of interventional radiology at Fred Hutchinson Care Center, started performing thyroid radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to treat benign thyroid nodules, making UW Medical Center the only center in the region to offer this treatment.  RFA is a minimally invasive treatment option used for the treatment of…


September 14, 2022

Antonio Westphalen, M.D., named honorary member of Brazilian College of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

Antonio Westphalen, M.D., Ph.D., was named an honorary member of the Brazilian College of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging. This is the highest award given to foreign radiologists, and is awarded for invaluable support of the society in various areas, including international relationships, policy, education, research, and more. Dr. Westphalen, professor of radiology and section chief…


September 12, 2022

CLEAR Center awarded $3.9 million competing renewal

The UW Clinical Learning, Effectiveness And Research (CLEAR) Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders was awarded a $3.9 million competing renewal for five years (through July 2027), sponsored by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. The competing renewal was a request to re-fund the existing CLEAR Center to continue their current work and…


August 30, 2022

Doximity ranks Nuclear Medicine Residency Program #1 for research output

University of Washington’s Nuclear Medicine Residency Program was ranked #1 of 37 for research output by Doximity, a professional medical network for physicians.  The top 10 nuclear medicine residency programs for research output were:  University of Washington  Johns Hopkins University  Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center  Emory University  Medical University of South Carolina  University of Maryland …


August 9, 2022

Majid Chalian, M.D., receives SABR Emeritus Award for Young Academic Radiologists

Majid Chalian, M.D., an Assistant Professor and Section Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology, received the Society of Academic Bone Radiologists (SABR) Emeritus Award for Young Academic Radiologists. Dr. Chalian was invited to present his project at the annual SABR meeting that was held July 28-29, 2022, in Boulder, Colorado. A brief description of the project is…


August 3, 2022

Radiology EDI Program featured on UW Medicine’s ‘The Huddle’

The Radiology Department’s Build-a-Pipeline subcommittee (part of the department’s larger Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee) was featured on ‘The Huddle,’ a news and culture site for everyone who works at UW Medicine. The article featured Build a Pipeline subcommittee co-chairs Drs. Hubert Vesselle and Safia Cheeney, and the programs the subcommittee created for underrepresented minority…


July 19, 2022

Professor elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences

Xiaoming Yang, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., professor of radiology and director of the Image-Guided Bio-Molecular Intervention Laboratory, was among 25 new members recently elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS). Dr. Yang is the first faculty member from the Department of Radiology to be inducted into the WSAS. Dr. Yang was selected “for work…


July 11, 2022

Avanti Gulhane, M.D., FSCMR, receives 2021 Editor’s Recognition Award for Special Distinction

Avanti Gulhane, M.D., MBBS, an Acting Clinical Instructor in Cardiothoracic Imaging, received the 2021 Editor’s Recognition Award for Special Distinction from the journal Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. This award is given each year to the top reviewers who provide the highest quality and most timely manuscript reviews for the journal. The journal is published bi-monthly by…


June 25, 2022

Savannah Partridge, Ph.D., named SBI Honorary Fellow 2022

Congratulations to Savannah Partridge, Ph.D., who was named Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) Honorary Fellow at the SBI ACR Breast Imaging Symposium 2022! The award ceremony was held on Tuesday May 17th.  Honorary Fellows are individuals who have made outstanding contributions to breast imaging and who are otherwise eligible for membership in the society. They…


June 23, 2022

JAMA Oncology study led by Marissa Lawson, M.D., suggests ‘structural racism’ in breast-biopsy delays

Marissa Lawson, M.D., had her first-authored original research paper published in JAMA Oncology today. The paper suggests structural racism as a major contributor to delayed diagnoses among U.S. women of minority race and ethnicity after abnormal mammography screenings.  “Even after adjusting for multiple factors thought to contribute to delayed diagnosis, we still see persistent disparities…


June 22, 2022

Mark Muzi, Director of Image Analysis, awarded ‘rare’ NIH grant

Mark Muzi, M.S., the Director of Image Analysis in the Imaging Research Lab, was awarded a National Institute of Health (NIH) Research Specialist Award (R50) grant. These grants are for non-faculty scientists that aid in supporting NIH researchers locally and nationally. The grant, “Core Laboratory for Advanced Cancer Image Analysis,” is a continuation of Muzi’s…


June 21, 2022

11 UW Radiologists Recognized by Seattle Magazine’s 2022 “Top Doctors” List

Eleven radiologists from our department were recognized by Seattle Magazine’s 2022 “Top Doctors” list. They are: Wendy A. Cohen, M.D. Manjiri K. Dighe, M.D. Basavaraj V. Ghodke, M.D. Danial K. Hallam, M.D. Jeffrey G. Jarvik, M.D. Ray S. Jensen, M.D. David Howard Lewis, M.D. Jonathan R. Medverd, M.D. Dennis Shaw, M.D. Karim Valji, M.D. Hubert…


June 19, 2022

Anum Kazerouni, Ph.D., awarded Earlier.org pilot grant

Congratulations to Anum Kazerouni, Ph.D. who has been awarded a pilot grant by Earlier.org for her research proposal titled, “Improved breast cancer screening and lesion diagnosis with ultrafast dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE-) MRI.” This research represents an exciting new opportunity for earlier detection of breast cancer. The goal of this pilot project is to improve the…


June 14, 2022

Christoph Lee, M.D., co-authors JAMA original research paper

Christoph Lee, M.D., M.S., MBA, co-authored a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) original research paper that was published online today. The paper, “Association of Screening With Digital Breast Tomosynthesis vs Digital Mammography With Risk of Interval Invasive and Advanced Breast Cancer,” describes how digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) has advantages over digital mammography…


June 13, 2022

Congratulations to our 2022 Radiology Graduates

Congratulations to our 2022 UW School of Medicine Radiology graduates!  Diagnostic Radiology Graduates Aaron Abajian, M.D., M.S. Independent Interventional Radiology Residency, Memorial Sloan Kettering Elyse Blum, M.D., Ph.D. Breast Imaging Fellowship, University of Washington Hoiwan Cheung, M.D. Musculoskeletal Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery Thomas Eggert, M.D. Neuroradiology Fellowship, University of Washington Lisa Johnson, M.D. Breast…


June 1, 2022

The Washington Post features Swati Rane Levendovszky, Ph.D.

Swati Rane Levendovszky, Ph.D., was recently featured in The Washington Post for research on sleep and the glymphatic system.  Dr. Rane Levendovszky, Director of the Diagnostic Imaging Sciences Center (DISC) and Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology, is working with Jeffrey Iliff, Ph.D., Associate Director for Research and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and…


May 31, 2022

Residency program receives 2022 AAPM/RSNA Imaging Physics Residency Grant

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) have awarded the 2022 AAPM/RSNA Imaging Physics Residency Grant to the Department of Radiology’s Imaging Physics residency program. Our new Medical Physics Imaging Residency program, led by Program Director Kalpana Kanal, Ph.D., and Associate Program Director Christina Brunnquell, Ph.D.,…


May 25, 2022

Larry Pierce, Ph.D., wins Audience Choice Award at Life Science Innovation Northwest Fast-Pitch Competition

Larry Pierce, Ph.D., a research scientist and co-founder of Precision Sensing, LLC, recently won the Audience Choice Award at the Life Science Innovation Northwest fast-pitch competition. Dr. Pierce made a one-minute pitch on Precision Sensing’s PRRT Vest project and conducted a three-minute Q&A, and his award was featured on GeekWire. Precision Sensing is developing a new…


May 24, 2022

Stephen Dager, M.D., featured in UW News article about brain structures and autism

Stephen Dager, M.D., was featured in an article on UW News for research on brain structures in infants who later develop autism.  “Researchers have long known the amygdala is significantly larger in school-age children diagnosed with autism, but it was unknown precisely when that enlargement occurs,” the article said. “Now, for the first time, researchers…


May 23, 2022

Anum Kazerouni, Ph.D., receives QIN Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to Anum Kazerouni, Ph.D, who received the Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN) Young Investigator award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at their conference on May 20th. The purpose of the award is to recognize the contributions made by a young scientist, engineer, clinical staff or technical contributor in the field of quantitative imaging as…


May 18, 2022

Majid Chalian, M.D., featured as Society of Skeletal Radiology Researcher Spotlight

The Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR) selected Majid Chalian, M.D., as their SSR Researcher Spotlight. Dr. Chalian, assistant professor and Section Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology, shared his award-winning research, some hobbies and interests, and advice to residents.   The SSR, founded in 1978, was created to address the issues of specialty recognition and representation, resident and…


May 9, 2022

National Cancer Research Month: Highlighting UW Radiology Cancer Research

May is National Cancer Research Month, and the Department of Radiology is rich with research projects that have a high degree of innovation and substantial potential impact. Here are some researchers working on cancer-related projects within our department: Majid Chalian, M.D., “Predicting Treatment Response to Neoadjuvant Radioimmunotherapy (NRIT) in High Grade Soft Tissue Sarcoma (STS)…


April 21, 2022

David Lewis, M.D., featured in UW Medicine’s The Huddle

The Huddle, a news and culture site for everyone who works at UW Medicine, recently wrote a feature story on David Lewis, M.D. Dr. Lewis, a professor, Nuclear Medicine Section Chief and Director of HMC Nuclear Medicine, spoke to The Huddle about his family’s past, how he got into nuclear medicine, and what he envisions…


March 30, 2022

Michael Richardson, M.D., receives award from Association of University Radiologists

The Association of University Radiologists (AUR) awarded Michael Richardson, M.D., the 2022 Joseph E. and Nancy O. Whitley Award. Dr. Richardson, a Professor of Radiology, received a certificate and honorarium in honor of Joseph E. Whitley, M.D., and his wife, Nancy O. Whitley, M.D., for submitting the best paper on education in radiology. The award…


March 23, 2022

Manjiri Dighe, M.D., named Fellow of American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Manjiri Dighe, M.D., FSAR, FSRU, FAIUM, was recently named a fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). The AIUM honors people annually who have significantly contributed to the growth and development of diagnostic ultrasound. Those who have achieved AIUM Fellow status have “demonstrated a commitment to both the AIUM and to medical…


March 22, 2022

Fellow named to Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging

Guilherme Moura de Cunha, M.D., an abdominal imaging fellow, was recently named to the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research‘s Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging, Class of 2022. This year’s 40 early-career investigators were nominated by a combination of Academy member institutions, including 29 academic departments and 11 imaging societies, according to…


March 14, 2022

Newsweek names UW Medical Center one of world’s best hospitals

Newsweek recently named University of Washington Medical Center one of the “World’s Best Hospitals 2022.” UW Medical Center (UWMC) ranked 88th in the world, and was also the highest ranking hospital in Washington. This year’s rankings added three new countries to the list—Colombia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates—bringing the total to over 2,200…


March 3, 2022

March RadioGraphics cover features article by faculty, trainees and alumni

The March cover of the journal RadioGraphics features images from an article written by UW Radiology faculty, trainees and alumni.  The article, “Fluoroscopic Evaluation of Duodenal Diseases,” was authored by Lisa Johnson, M.D., Shamus Moran, M.D., Puneet Bhargava, M.D., F.S.A.R., Jonathan Revels, D.O., Mariam Moshiri, M.D., Charles Rohrmann, M.D., and Bahar Mansoori, M.D.  The article was…


February 22, 2022

Kathryn Lowry, M.D., authors publication in JAMA Oncology

Congratulations to Kathryn Lowry, M.D. on her authorship of an original investigation recently published in JAMA Oncology: “Breast Cancer Screening Strategies for Women with ATM, CHEK2, and PALB2 Pathogenic Variants: A Comparative Modeling Analysis”. The study suggests that Annual MRI screening starting at age 30 to 35 years followed by annual MRI and mammography starting…


Save the Date: Radiology Research Day! 2022

Save the date for Thursday, March 10, where we’ll have a day of Radiology research fun! Plan to attend the Frontiers of Radiology Research Grand Rounds from 12-1 p.m. followed by Radiology Research Day! 2022 from 2-5 p.m. featuring presentations by our trainees. Frontiers of Radiology Research Grand Rounds When: Thursday, March 10, from 12-1…


Radiology Business, Aunt Minnie feature article by UW Radiology professors

Radiology Business, a news source for healthcare leaders, and Aunt Minnie, a community website for medical imaging  professionals, featured an article written by three UW Radiology professors and colleagues. The article, “Establishing 3D Printing at the Point of Care: Basic Principles and Tools for Success,” recently published in RadioGraphics, was written by Associate Professor Sarah…


February 18, 2022

Paul Kinahan, Ph.D., elected to 2022 Class of AIMBE College of Fellows

Paul Kinahan, Ph.D, FIEEE, was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Dr. Kinahan, Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Radiology, was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to the field of medical…


February 16, 2022

Habib Rahbar, M.D., receives 2021 ‘Radiology’ Editor’s Recognition Award

Habib Rahbar, M.D., Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology, recently received the 2021 Editor’s Recognition Award from the journal Radiology for reviewing with Distinction. Reviewing is a “time-consuming and scholarly endeavor that helps [the journal] maintain the high quality of the publications appearing in Radiology,” according to the…


February 15, 2022

David Marcinek, Ph.D., featured in Endpoints News article

David Marcinek, Ph.D., was recently featured in an EndPoints News article titled, “Exclusive: ARCH-backed exercise-in-a-pill startup quietly laid off half its staff, ‘fully pivoted’ in October.” Dr. Marcinek, a professor of radiology and director of the Translational Bioenergetics Lab, commented on studies about mitochondria, which he’s familiar with — he was recently the lead author on a…


February 14, 2022

Dr. Janie Lee contributes to new report from President’s Cancer Panel

Dr. Janie Lee was a contributing advisor to the U.S. President’s Cancer Panel, which held a series of meetings in the last year on the uptake of cancer screening, focusing on breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancers. The panel created a report, “Closing Gaps in Cancer Screening: Connecting People, Communities, and Systems to Improve Equity…


February 9, 2022

Robert Miyaoka, Ph.D., and Larry Pierce, Ph.D., awarded National Institute of Health grant

Research Professor Robert Miyaoka, Ph.D., and Research Scientist Larry Pierce, Ph.D., were recently awarded a grant from the National Institute of Health to initiate translation of a new imaging technology they invented to a clinical setting.  The new imaging technology seeks to revolutionize nuclear medicine and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) by enabling a…


February 2, 2022

David Zamora, M.S., DABR, named fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine

David Zamora, M.S., DABR, a medical physicist in the diagnostic physics section of the radiology department, was recently elected to be a fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).  This election to fellowship status recognizes Zamora’s distinguished contributions to medical physics and the esteem in which he is held by his peers. …


January 31, 2022

Christopher Ingraham, M.D., featured on BackTable VI podcast

Christopher Ingraham, M.D., was recently interviewed on the BackTable VI podcast, a podcast for interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, and other interventional and endovascular specialists. Dr. Ingraham, an associate professor in the Interventional Radiology section, talked to BackTable about solid organ and pelvic trauma. The episode is available to listen to on any podcast…


Delphine Chen, M.D., featured on DocWire News

Delphine Chen, M.D., was recently interviewed on GU Oncology Now, a subset of DocWire News. Dr. Chen, a professor of radiology and the Director of Molecular Imaging at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, spoke to GU Oncology Now about the use of PSMA-Targeted PET imaging modalities for detecting prostate cancer. To watch the interview and read…


January 27, 2022

Kalpana Kanal, Ph.D., DABR, featured on RSNA podcast

Kalpana Kanal, Ph.D., DABR, was recently featured on the RSNA podcast “Radiology Podcasts,” where she was interviewed about her recent research on pediatric CT scan radiation doses. Dr. Kanal was the lead author of a research paper published in the journal Radiology that established national dose benchmarks for pediatric CT examinations of the head, abdomen and…


January 24, 2022

David Marcinek, Ph.D., leads study on improving muscle endurance and mitochondrial health

David Marcinek, Ph.D., a professor of radiology and director of the Translational Bioenergetics Lab, was the lead author on a paper that suggests an oral supplement, urolithin A, may help improve muscle endurance and mitochondrial health in humans. The paper, published in the American Medical Association’s JAMA Network Open, suggests that the supplement may help…


December 23, 2021

Savannah Partridge, Ph.D., to be named Honorary Fellow at upcoming Breast Imaging Symposium

Savannah Partridge, Ph.D., will be inducted as an Honorary Fellow at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology (SBI/ACR) Breast Imaging Symposium, to be held May 16-19, 2022. Honorary Fellow status is designated to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to breast imaging. Dr. Partridge, a professor of Radiology and research director of the…


December 20, 2021

Marissa Lawson, M.D., awarded post-doctorate in 3DCR training program

Congratulations to Breast Imaging Fellow Marissa Lawson, M.D., who was offered a post-doctoral position on the Data Driven Cancer Researchers training program (3DCR). Trainees of the program learn to approach cancer research from the perspective of the strengths, weaknesses, value, and analytic features of different types of data including multi-omics, clinical, administrative, medical-record-based, survey, and…


December 17, 2021

Kathryn Lowry, M.D., awarded American Cancer Society grant

Congratulations to Kathryn Lowry, M.D., who was awarded the American Cancer Society (ACS) Clinical Scientist Development Grant. The ACS award is a mentored four-year award to support the career development and training of junior physician scientists.  Dr. Lowry will be mentored by Dr. Christoph Lee, Dr. Joann Elmore (David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA), and…


Breast Health Equity Project kicks off with two events

The Breast Health Equity Project, an enterprise-wide effort to improve breast screening rates in underserved populations, kicked off on Oct. 16 and 17 with two successful community events. The events, which provided outreach and information to at least 150 attendees, were in collaboration with Cierra Sisters and New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Renton, Washington.


Janie Lee, M.D., contributes to UW Medicine article on why Black women need breast cancer screenings

Janie Lee, M.D., contributed to an article published in UW Medicine’s online wellness journal Right as Rain on why more Black women need breast cancer screening. “Black women are diagnosed with breast cancer about four years earlier than white women, around age 59 versus 63,” Dr. Lee said. “Twenty-two percent of breast cancers in Black…


Kathryn Lowry, M.D., authors paper on decreased minority screening during pandemic

Kathryn Lowry, M.D., is the key author of a paper focusing on the decrease overall in breast screening among minority women throughout the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Despite the swift return to pre-pandemic monthly volumes, as of July 2020 year-to-date screening and diagnostic mammography examinations in the BCSC were only 66% and 80%…


December 15, 2021

Radiology Business and RSNA Weekly feature article by Mahmud Mossa-Basha, M.D., and colleagues

Mahmud Mossa-Basha, M.D., and colleagues in the RSNA COVID-19 Task Force recently published an article in Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) that was featured in Radiology Business and RSNA Weekly. The report found that radiology research activities were down significantly at the beginning of the pandemic, but research that could be conducted…


December 9, 2021

KUOW features UW Radiology Assistant Professor

Swati Rane Levendovszky, Ph.D., was recently featured on KUOW for her research on sleep and the glymphatic system. Dr. Rane Levendovszky, Director of the Diagnostic Imaging Sciences Center (DISC) and Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology, is working with Jeffrey Iliff, Ph.D., Associate Director for Research and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and…


December 8, 2021

Grant Writing Course helps two Radiology faculty secure research funding

Two Department of Radiology faculty received research funding after taking a 12-week Grant Writing Course offered by the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) at University of Washington. Majid Chalian, M.D., received the Radiological Society of North America R&E Foundation Grant, worth $150,000, for his research project titled “Predicting Treatment Response to Neoadjuvant Radioimmunotherapy (NRIT)…


December 7, 2021

Delphine Chen, M.D., and Donghoon Lee, Ph.D., named 2021 Distinguished Investigators

The Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research named Delphine Chen, M.D., and Donghoon Lee, Ph.D., 2021 Distinguished Investigators. This prestigious honor recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to the medical imaging field.  Dr. Chen, professor of radiology and Director of Molecular Imaging at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Dr. Lee, research professor, were among…


December 6, 2021

UW Radiology recognized with awards and grants at RSNA 2021

Congratulations to our faculty, fellows and residents who were recognized at RSNA 2021 for their incredible work. Here is a list of recognition received at RSNA 2021 by University of Washington’s Department of Radiology faculty and trainees: RSNA Educator Award: Karen Ordovas, M.D. Mahmud Mossa-Basha, M.D.   Research Scholar Grant Majid Chalian, M.D. Predicting Treatment…


December 3, 2021

Kalpana Kanal, Ph.D., DABR, leads research study that establishes national dose benchmarks for pediatric CT scans

Kalpana Kanal, Ph.D., DABR, is the lead author of a research paper recently published in the journal Radiology that establishes national dose benchmarks for pediatric CT examinations of the head, abdomen and other anatomy.  “Taking care of pediatric patients and optimizing doses isn’t a new topic, but these are the first benchmarks that account for both a child’s size and…


November 29, 2021

Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha and Dr. Karen G. Ordovas receive 2021 RSNA Honored Educator Awards

Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha and Dr. Karen G. Ordovas are both recipients of the 2021 Honored Educator Award. The award is given annually to those who are invested in furthering the profession of radiology by delivering high‐quality educational content.  Dr. Ordovas, Professor of Radiology and Section Chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging, and Dr. Mossa-Basha, Professor of Radiology and Chief of Radiology at…


November 3, 2021

Puneet Bhargava, M.D., FASR, and Teresa Chapman, M.D., M.A., awarded American College of Radiology Fellowship

The Washington State Radiological Society congratulated Puneet Bhargava, M.D., FASR, for earning American College of Radiology (ACR) Fellowship in 2022, and Teresa Chapman, M.D., M.A., for being awarded ACR Fellowship in 2023. “The FACR has only been awarded to 15% of ACR members and is one of the highest honors that the ACR can bestow….


September 20, 2021

Sky Breath Meditation

  Mindfulness and meditation resources at UW:   Evidenced-based Sky Breath meditation At UW there is a special Sky Breath Meditation Course Sept. 17-19. This is free for faculty and staff due to a one-time grant. Interest form here: http://tiny.cc/sky-staff-faculty   General mindfulness classes: https://www.washington.edu/ima/classes/mindfulness/ https://thewholeu.uw.edu (online and in-person offerings) https://www.washington.edu/ima/rec-class-pass/ (programs for students but staff can join too)…


September 8, 2021

RSNA News: Original Research: Special Report

Dr. Majid Chalian and colleagues from the RSNA Musculoskeletal Biomarkers Committee of the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (QIBA) New-QIBA-Profile-Knee-Cartilage-MRI New recommendations will help provide more reliable, reproducible results for MRI-based measurements of cartilage degeneration in the knee, helping to slow down disease and prevent progression to irreversible osteoarthritis, according to a special report published in…


August 6, 2021

Congratulations!

Congratulations Bahar Mansoori, MD, Puneet Bhargava, MD, Mariam Moshiri, MD, Shamus Moran, MD (current R5 Resident), Lisa Johnson, MD (current R5 Resident), Charles Rohrmann, MD (Emeritus Professor), and Jonathan Revels, DO (Abdominal Imaging Fellow Alumni 2017-18).   Their Solicited Education Exhibit, “Fluoroscopic Imaging Evaluation of Duodenal Diseases”  was accepted and is scheduled to be in…


August 3, 2021

Dr. Scheel named Chair & Director of Breast Health Global Initiative

Congratulations to Dr. John Scheel, who was recently appointed as Chair and Director of the Fred Hutch Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI). BHGI develops, implements and studies evidence-based, economically feasible, and culturally appropriate Guidelines for International Breast Health and Cancer Control for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), to improve breast health outcomes and access to breast…


July 19, 2021

13 tips for your first mammogram

Janie Lee, MD was featured as an breast imaging expert source for a recent U.S. News & World Report Health article titled, “13 Tips for Your First Mammogram”. Dr. Lee discussed the recently updated American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging guidelines, which are “focused on being more inclusive of all women at…


June 17, 2021

Digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis performance and outcomes in breast cancer survivors

In a study recently published in Radiology, a research team led by Janie Lee, MD and including Katy Lowry, MD evaluated whether digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis have improved diagnostic performance of surveillance mammography.  The study included 117,971 mammograms from 32,331 women with treated breast cancer.  The researchers found little improvement in performance when the…


A Risk-Based Approach for Triaging Mammography Examinations During Periods of Reduced Capacity

Christoph Lee, MD and Janie Lee, MD recently co-authored a study published in the JAMA Network Open which recommended a new method of triaging mammograms during periods of decreased capacity– such as pandemic surges, when individuals may also experience anxiety about COVID-19. The study’s findings suggest that a risk-based approach- prioritizing individuals most like ly…


June 11, 2021

Debosmita Biswas receives Summa cum Laude award at ISMRM 2021

Congratulations to scientist Debosmita Biswas, MS, a member of Dr. Savannah Partidge‘s research team! She was awarded the Summa cum Laude award at this year’s ISMRM annual meeting for her abstract ‘Impact of retrospective gradient nonlinearity correction on lesion ADCs and performance in the ECOG-ACRIN A6702 multicenter breast DWI trial’ which studies diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI), an…


May 20, 2021

Congratulations! RSNA R&E Foundation 2021 Grant Recipients

We extend hearty congratulations to our UW Radiology recipients of the RSNA R&E Foundation 2021 Grants! Majid Chalian, MD – Research Scholar Grant, “Predicting Treatment Response to Neoadjuvant Radioimmunotherapy (NRIT) in High Grade Soft Tissue Sarcoma (STS) with MRI-based Radiomic Signature” $150,000 Mentors: Matt Nyflott, Paul Kinahan, Lee Cranmer, Delphine Chen, Stephanie Schaub Zi Jun…


May 3, 2021

Diana Lam, MD inducted as Fellow to SBI

  Congratulations to Diana Lam, MD, on her induction as a new Fellow to the Society of Breast Imaging (FSBI) during their annual SBI Fellows meeting on April 26th. This distinction is among the highest honors bestowed upon members of the Society of Breast Imaging and is granted to SBI members who have demonstrated excellence…


April 26, 2021

Christoph Lee, MD awarded $3 million research grant from NCI

Dr. Christoph Lee, Director of NW SCORE, was awarded a 5-year, $3 million research grant from the National Cancer Institute (R01 CA266377) for his study, “Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Breast Cancer Diagnostic Work Up and Outcomes”. Dr. Janie Lee, Section Chief of Breast Imaging and Co-Director of NW SCORE,  is Co-Investigator on the award….


April 19, 2021

Dr. Partridge, collaborators awarded NIH/NCI funding for new multicenter imaging trial

Congratulations to Savannah Partridge, Ph.D. and her collaborators at Oregon Health & Sciences University and University of Wisconsin-Madison on a new 5-year $2.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the NIH to support their project titled, “Multicenter Quantitative MRI Assessment of Breast Cancer Therapy Response”. Per Dr. Partridge, “We will study the utility of…


March 24, 2021

Christoph Lee awarded Kuni Foundation grant

Dr. Christoph Lee was awarded a 2021 Kuni Foundation Cancer Research Grant to help develop an infrastructure for evaluating promising artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for automated mammography screening interpretation at the University of Washington (UW). This $75,000 award will provide the resources to expand ongoing NCI-funded efforts validating a promising AI algorithm for mammography in…


March 1, 2021

Catching Breast Cancer Earlier in Black Women

UW Medicine has launched a new Breast Cancer Equity Initiative, which seeks to reduce disparities and inequities in the healthcare system by increasing mammography screening rates among black women.  Dr. Janie Lee and Jovanna McKinney, SCCA Imaging Access Manager, are members of this working group. You can learn more about it here.


Dr. Lee featured in equity study of 3D mammography

The JAMA Network open recently published a new study by Christoph Lee, MD , called “Comparative Access to and Use of Digital Tomosynthesis Screening by Women’s Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status” which focuses on whether adoption of 3D technology is equally shared across sub-populations of women. “We’re showing that it has not been, even though it…


December 15, 2020

Christoph Lee, MD in New York Times article

Christoph Lee, MD is quoted in a New York Times article reporting on the decline in people seeking medical care due to the current pandemic, and how it is providing a unique opportunity to re-examine the impact of decreased cancer screenings on outcomes. Before the pandemic, about 100,000 women had screening mammograms each day in…


December 4, 2020

Janie Lee, MD Honored Educator at RSNA 2020

Congratulations to Janie Lee, MD on receiving the Radiological Society of North America’s  2020 Honored Educator Award!  This Award recognizes RSNA members for their efforts to advance radiologic education through the creation of high-quality educational content in their field of study. You can read the details here.    


November 12, 2020

Diagnostic Imaging’s Weekly Scan features Dr. Christoph Lee

Dr. Christoph Lee discussed the latest trends and innovations in breast imaging with senior editor Whitney Palmer.  Watch the video here.  Note:  The interview with Dr. Lee starts at 4:25      


November 10, 2020

Dr Rahbar on Importance of Mammograms in Lifehacker.com

Dr. Habib Rahbar is quoted in lifehacker.com’s planning guide for mammograms, which was published in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. Among the information he provides is dispelling the myth that mammograms are not helpful in women with dense breasts.  “While mammograms can find less cancers in women who have dense breasts, they…


October 13, 2020

Congratulations! Dr. Beth Ripley Winner of 2020 Service to America Medal for Science & Environment

Dr. Beth Ripley M.D., Ph.D. is honored for creating an interconnected, hospital-based 3D printing network that is assisting health care providers with medical procedures, reducing unnecessary surgeries and helping improve quality of life for veterans.   You can listen to Dr. Ripley discuss her work and view the article here!


September 25, 2020

Grace Laidlaw, Tyler Jackson, & Andrew Woerner poster presentations at CIRSE 2020 Virtual Summit

Congratulations to our integrated IR residents, Grace Laidlaw, Tyler Jackson, and Andrew Woerner, for their poster presentations at CIRSE 2020 Virtual Summit.


August 17, 2020

New study on benefits of 3D mammograms

Katy Lowry, MD is lead author of a new study from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, along with co-authors Christoph Lee, MD, MS, MBA and Janie Lee, MD, on the benefits of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT).  Published in the JAMA Network Open, this study suggests that improvements in recall rate and cancer detection with DBT…


August 5, 2020

Dr. Karim Valji Selected for the 2020 Charles T. Dotter Annual Lecturer

Dr. Karim Valji has been selected to give the 2020 Charles T. Dotter Annual Lecture by the Society of Interventional Radiology.  Read more here.  Note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Valji will give the lecture in March 2021.


Please join us in welcoming Antonio Westphalen, MD

Please welcome Antonio Westphalen, MD, PhD as the new Section Chief in Abdominal Imaging.


June 23, 2020

Dr. Manjiri Dighe Publication featured on Nature.com

View her publication – ‘Motion corrected MRI differentiates male and female human brain growth trajectories from mid-gestation’ “Congratulations to Manjiri on her scientific publication in this high impact journal. ” – Dushyant Sahani


June 9, 2020

Updated Breast Imaging Teaching Files

The UW Breast Imaging Teaching Files, originally created by faculty alumna Katherine E. Dee, MD, have added new cases and content. They have been updated by Drs. Steven J. Rockoff and Diana L. Lam to reflect changes in medical knowledge, imaging technology and clinical practice You may access the all new and archived Breast Teaching…


April 29, 2020

Dr. Partridge research team awarded grant for CCSG Pilot study

Congratulations to Savannah Partridge, Ph.D. and her research group on a Fred Hutch/UW Cancer Consortium 2020 Pilot Grant titled, “Radiomics-based Phenotyping for Improved Biologic Stratification and Treatment of Breast Tumors”.  Per Dr. Partridge, “We will study breast MRI radiomics-based tumor phenotypes in women with Triple-negative breast cancer and evaluate associations with response to treatment, level…


April 24, 2020

Dr. Marissa Lawson Awarded Harvey L. Neiman Award for 2020

The University of Washington Department of Radiology would like to congratulate Dr. Marissa Lawson for being named as the recipient of the Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research (RAHSR) – Harvey L. Neiman Award. The award is presented annually to any student, resident, fellow, or AUR member who submits an outstanding abstract on radiology socioeconomic or…


Dr. Jerry Jarvik Awarded AUR Gold Medal

The University of Washington Department of Radiology would like to congratulate Dr. Jerry Jarvik for being named as the recipient of the Association of University Radiologists 2020 Gold Medal. The AUR Gold Medal is awarded in recognition of unusually distinguished service or contributions to the Association of University Radiologists, academic radiology, or the field of…


April 6, 2020

COVID-19 News and Resources

For information on finding care and services, please visit: https://www.uwmedicine.org/coronavirus News: 11/30/2020 Article: Through the Glass Portable Radiography of Patients in Isolation Units: Experience During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Authors: Jeffrey M. Moirano, MS, Jeffery S. Dunnam, RT, David A. Zamora, MS, Jeffrey D. Robinson, MD, Jonathan R. Medverd, MD and Kalpana M. Kanal, PhD 07/17/2020 Article: Special Report of…


Dr. Christoph Lee discusses how AI can improve accuracy in mammography

Read the full article here.


March 2, 2020

Dr. Habib Rahbar on abbreviated breast MRI for screening

A new research study published in JAMA compared abbreviated breast MRI (AB-MR) – a faster, more targeted version of MRI – with digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography,  for breast cancer screening in women with dense breasts.  Habib Rahbar, MD, was the Principal Investigator for the Fred Hutch / University of Washington Cancer…


Dr. Christoph Lee secures $4.5M MERIT award from NIH

Congratulations to Dr. Christoph Lee, MD on his recent Method to Extend Research Time (MERIT) award of $4.5 million from the National Institutes of Health.  Lee is leading a multidisciplinary team of experts in breast cancer screening, machine and deep learning, data science and imaging technology assessment. Their goal is to take a validated, highly…


February 27, 2020

Dr. Katy Lowry selected for Academy Council of Early Investigators

Congratulations to Dr. Katy Lowry, MD on her sponsorship by The Society of Breast Imaging to be a member of The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research‘s Council for Early Career Investigators in Imaging (CECI2), class of 2020.  The Council was created in 2014 to recognize the achievements of researchers who are in the…


Dr. Rahbar honorary coach at Husky Women’s “Pink Out” Basketball Game

At the UW Women’s Basketball “Pink Out” Breast Cancer Awareness game on Friday, Febuary 21, thirteen breast cancer survivors were honored on the court along side radiology representatives.  Dr. Habib Rahbar, MD served as Honorary Coach and Eastside Specialty Clinic mammography technologist Minh Phan was Honorary Assistant Coach. Breast cancer survivors were recognized during starting…


February 24, 2020

Mammovan at Washington state’s largest annual free health clinic

The Seattle/King County Clinic brought together healthcare organizations, civic agencies, non-profits, private businesses, and volunteers from across the State of Washington to produce a giant free health clinic at Seattle Center.  On February 13th thru 16th, The Seattle King County Clinic served over 3000 patients.  The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Staff, Techs, and Breast Imaging…


January 1, 2020

Dr. Ingraham Named Top Doctor by Seattle Met

Dr. Ingraham Named Top Doctor by Seattle Met 2020


December 24, 2019

Dr. Shuman celebrates his retirement with the department, December 11th 2019

Dr. Shuman celebrated retirement with a party on December 11th.  The following is what he shared with those in attendance: Song of a Swan When I first came to UW Radiology  in the fall of 1978,  both Harborview and UWMC hospitals  were about one quarter their current size.  There was no Roosevelt Clinic,   no 9th…


December 20, 2019

Dr. Miyaoka and Dr. Partridge named to the 2019 Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research’s Council of Distinguished Investigators.

Robert Miyaoka and Savannah Partridge (front and center) were named to the 2019 Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research’s Council of Distinguished Investigators.  The Distinguished Investigator Award was established in 2012 to acknowledge and celebrate high levels of achievement in the field of academic imaging research.  The induction ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon at the RSNA…


November 5, 2019

New law gives women more insight into their breast density

Any woman who has had a mammogram this year may have noticed that her results report looks a little different from previous years. Since Jan. 1, 2019, facilities such as Seattle Cancer Care Alliance that perform mammograms are required to inform women if they have dense breast tissue. “Density is important because it’s a risk factor for…


Janie Lee, MD featured on King 5 news

On October 28, King 5 news interviewed  Janie Lee, MD  about breast density communication and mammography. Dense breast tissue can mask breast cancer on mammograms, and Washington laws require physicians to educate patients about breast density and mammogram effectiveness.  When it comes to getting a traditional mammogram versus a three-dimensional one, Dr. Lee advises that…


October 15, 2019

Janie Lee, MD, and Kalpana Kanal, Ph.D. present at Eastside Specialty Center women’s health event

 On October 5, Janie Lee, MD and Kalpana Kanal, PhD from UW Radiology were featured speakers at the UW Eastside Specialty Clinic’s  women’s health and wellness celebration. Washington State Senator Patty Kuderer served as master of ceremonies.  The event emphasized women’s empowerment via education on important healthcare topics, such as Women & Heart Disease, Endocrinology,…


October 10, 2019

Once again, congratulations to Dr. Moshiri! She was named Editor of the RSNA Case Collection.


September 30, 2019

Is screening with 3-D mammography worth the additional cost?

A new study led by Kathryn Lowry, MD and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed that shifting breast cancer screening from digital mammography to digital breast tomosynthesis (also known as 3-D mammography) reduced recall rates, but achieved only modest improvements in reducing breast cancer deaths. “There are clear benefits to screening with…


Dr. Rahbar to serve as Vice Chair for RSNA R&E Foundation Research Trainee Grant Study Section

Congratulations to Dr. Habib Rahbar, who is recently confirmed as Vice Chair to the RSNA Foundation’s Radiology Research Trainee Grant Study Section. This study section evaluates and scores the Foundation’s radiology research trainee grant applications, supporting promising young investigators who are working to improve patient care through their research efforts.  For more information on RSNA’s Research…


September 12, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Moshiri!

  Please join us in congratulating Mariam Moshiri, MD for being invited by the American Roentgen Ray Society to participate in their Global Partner Society International Speaker Awards Program. She has been invited to present on the topic of maternal-fetal imaging at the Sociedad Argentina de Radiologia (SAR) 2019 Congress on August 22-24 in Buenos…


August 26, 2019

Dense breast notification laws not leading to more screening ultrasound

New research from the University of Washington, led by Christoph Lee, MD.  focuses on whether dense breast notification laws changed how often physicians ordered screening ultrasounds for women.  The research team examined data from 12,787 wellness visits from 2007 to 2015 by women 40 to 74 years old. Overall, about 29% of the women had breast…


August 5, 2019

Ryan O’Malley, MD – new Associate Program Director for the Residency Program

  Dr. O’Malley was announced as the new Associate Director for the Residency Program.  He is very excited and thankful for the opportunity.    


July 29, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Moshiri!

Mariam Moshiri, MD was named the 2019 RSNA William R. Eyler Editorial Fellow. Please follow the link to see the announcement.  


July 24, 2019

Dr. Mileto was appointed Director of Computed Tomography effective July 17, 2019. Congratulations!


July 18, 2019

Preoperative MRI Improves Surgical Planning and Outcomes of DCIS

In a new research study led by Diana Lam, MD and Habib Rahbar, MD, “Preoperative breast MRI can provide more sensitive and accurate assessments of DCIS disease extent compared to mammography alone, which theoretically could assist with determining the optimal surgical approach and allow for improved breast-conserving surgery outcomes.” Preop breast MRI improves DCIS surgical planning https://www.radiologybusiness.com/topics/quality/pmri-dcis-diagnosis-patient-care-surgery-bcs


June 25, 2019

ISMRM 2019 conference recap

University of Washington researchers are working to develop new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to improve detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.


June 12, 2019

Savannah Partridge, Ph.D., Named to the 2019 Council of Distinguished Investigators

Congratulations to Savannah Partridge, Ph.D. for being named to the 2019 Council of Distinguished Investigators. The honor recognizes individuals for their accomplishments in the field of medical imaging. The program encourages those who have achieved scientific excellence while being involved in clinical care. The recipients of this award have completed at least six year of…


June 10, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Mileto for receiving “Mentor of the Year”!


June 7, 2019

Dr. Savannah Partridge and Dr. Robert Miyaoka have been named to the 2019 Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research’s Council of Distinguished Investigators.

  Dr. Savannah Partridge and Dr. Robert Miyaoka have been named to the 2019 Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research’s Council of Distinguished Investigators.  The Distinguished Investigator Award was established in 2012 to acknowledge and celebrate high levels of achievement in the field of academic imaging research.  Drs. Partridge and Miyaoka will be inducted…


June 3, 2019

UW, collaborating institutions awarded $9.5 million for detecting autism earlier in childhood

A multicenter research team that includes the University of Washington Autism Center has received a five-year, $9.5 million grant to determine whether brain imaging can help detect infants who are likely to go on to develop autism spectrum disorder. The UW Department of Radiology’s Dr. Stephen R. Dager is the principal investigator at the UW….


March 29, 2019

Dr. Diana Lam Highlights Mobile Mammography Screening

Dr. Diana Lam appeared on King5 Early Morning News to discuss the Breast Imaging program and the Mobile Mammography Unit.   https://www.iqmediacorp.com/ClipPlayer/?ClipID=c8169e9b-6378-4a3d-ab86-f9410279c86a


March 28, 2019

New Study Questions The Value of Supplemental Breast Ultrasound

Led by Dr. Janie Lee,  a research study of women with dense breast tissue found that the benefits to screening ultrasounds were modest while its potential harms were high. Comparing mammography plus ultrasonography with mammography alone, significantly higher rates of recommendation for non-invasive imaging follow up and biopsies were observed, without significantly increased cancer detection rate or…


March 26, 2019

Virtual Reality in IR presented at SIR

Wayne Monsky’s work on Virtual Reality in IR was presented at the 2019 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) conference in Austin, TX.  https://www.sirweb.org/advocacy-and-outreach/media/news-release-archive/sir-2019-virtualreality-032619/


Christopher Ingraham and Sharon Kwan: Winners of the JVIR Editor’s Award for Distinguished Clinical Series

At this year’s SIR conference in Austin, TX Chris Ingraham and Sharon Kwan were presented with the JVIR Editor’s Award for Distinguished Clinical Studies. Chris Ingraham won for Value of Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Percutaneous Gastrostomy: A Double-Blind Randomized Trial and Sharon Kwan won for Cost-Effectiveness of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt versus Large-Volume Paracentesis in Refractory…


March 13, 2019

Dr. Xiaoming Yang Awarded Multi-Million Dollar NIH Research Grant

Dr. Xiaoming Yang has received a 5 year research grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institute of Health for $2.5 million. This is his 6th research grant from the NIH, totaling $15 million. His new grant, “Development of a 3D multi-modal perfusion-thermal electrode system” will explore new methods…


March 6, 2019

Congratulations for receiving a Certificate of Merit at the European Congress of Radiology in Vienna!

Congratulations to Orpheus Kolokythas, MD, Noah Briller, RT(R)(MR), Jonathan Revels, DO, Sooah Kim, MD, Peter Neligan, MD, Lee Mitsumori, MD, Andreas Gutzeit, MD, Neeraj Lalwani, MD and Jeffrey Maki, MD, for receiving a Certificate of Merit for their MRL poster, Ultrasmall Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Enhanced Peripheral MR Lymphangiography – An Effective Method to Reduce Venous…


January 16, 2019

Dr. Christoph Lee named the new JACR® Deputy Editor!

Dr. Christoph Lee has been appointed the new Deputy Editor of JACR! Dr. Lee will assist the Editor-in-Chief, Ruth Carlos, with making final decisions on original research manuscript submissions, overseeing the peer review process, overseeing special projects including an annual theme issue, and acting as Editor-in-Chief when Dr. Carlos is absent. Dr. Lee has been a JACR editorial board…


January 1, 2019

Dr. Ingraham Named Top Doctor by Seattle Met

Dr. Ingraham has been named as a Top Doctor by Seattle Met in 2019


December 31, 2018

Washington State’s New Breast Density Law

Washington state has a new breast density notification law that goes into effect on January 1, 2019.  Dr. Janie Lee discusses what having dense breast means for you — and why it’s important.  “Having dense breasts does not mean you’re automatically at high risk of getting breast cancer,” she explains. Link to the full article https://rightasrain.uwmedicine.org/well/prevention/breast-density


December 19, 2018

Seattle Met Names Three UW Interventional Radiologists Top Doctors


Seattle Magazine Names Dr. Karim Valji one of Seattle’s Top Doctors


December 18, 2018

Are Better Clinical Results from Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Worth the Cost?

“Digital breast tomosynthesis is replacing digital mammography as the modality for routine breast cancer screening in the U.S., and its benefits include reduced recall rates and improved cancer detection rates,” said  Dr. Kathryn Lowry of the University of Washington in Seattle in an article by auntminnie.com highlighting her research presentation at the 2018 Radiological Society of…


December 5, 2018

SCCA at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Dr. Janie Lee was among Breast Program physicians who gave presentations at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  Dr. Lee discussed abstracts on screening, diagnosis, and residual disease detection in a Spotlight Session. SCCA at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium


December 3, 2018

Candidate for Affiliate Appointment Lecture

Dr. Shawn Stapleton will give a lecture, “Enabling AI Solutions in Radiology”, on Friday December 7th 2018 from 12:00-1:00pm in HSB RR202. The informational flyer can be downloaded here.


December 2, 2018

Lecture Announcement – Title: “Enabling AI Solutions in Radiology”

Lecture title: “Enabling AI Solutions in Radiology” Speaker: Shawn Stapleton, PhD Principal Data Scientist Radiology Solutions, Philips Enabling AI Solutions in Radiology Date:  Friday, December 7, 2018 Time:  12:00-1:00 pm Room:  RR202


November 5, 2018

Raising Awareness for Breast Cancer Early Detection

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Janie Lee, UW Associate Professor of Radiology and Director of Breast Imaging at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, discussed breast cancer early detection and treatment, along with Dr. Nanette Robinson, Medical Oncologist at Virginia Mason in an interview hosted by Luciana Bosio of iHeart Radio.


Is automated whole-breast ultrasound a valid supplemental screening modality for all women with dense breasts?

Dr. Janie Lee and Dr. Diana Miglioretti offer their answer to this question.  Dr. Rachel Brem offers another perspective in this point-counterpoint exchange. “At this time, until we can determine which women will clearly benefit from supplemental ultrasound screening, we do not support the use of ultrasound screening — either handheld or ABUS — for all…


UW Radiologists using 3D printing to help veterans

UW Radiologist Dr. Beth Ripley was recently featured on KOMO News for her work on 3D printing to help veterans.  The full story can be found on KOMO News


October 23, 2018

No time for a mammogram? SCCA’s Mammogram Van will come to you

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s mobile Mammogram Van travels across King County, offering mammograms with the same quality of care offered at SCCA’s main clinic in South Lake Union.  Appointments may be scheduled in advance, walk-ins are also welcome. SCCA Blog


October 15, 2018

Congratulations to all of UW Radiology’s RSNA Award Recipients

The Department of Radiology would like to congratulate the following members of our department for their RSNA Awards. Dr. Wei Wu (Vivi) has been awarded an RSNA Trainee Research Prize. She was mentored by William Yuh, Sudhakar Pipavath, Greg Kicska, and Paul Kinahan. She has been chosen by the RSNA Scientific Program Committee to receive…


Welcome Katie Kowalski

Please join us in welcoming Kathleen (Katie) Kowalski, ARNP to the Department of Radiology Body Imaging Section. 


October 9, 2018

Bone Densitometry (DEXA, DXA) at UW Medicine Eastside Specialty Center

Bone densitometry, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, DEXA or DXA, uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body (usually the lower (or lumbar) spine and hips) to measure bone loss. It is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis, to assess an individual’s risk for developing osteoporotic fractures….


September 27, 2018

Seattle/King County Clinic – SCCA Mobile Mammogram Van at KeyArena

The Seattle/King County Clinic brought together healthcare organizations, civic agencies, non-profits, private businesses, and volunteers from across the State of Washington to produce a giant free health clinic in KeyArena at Seattle Center. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Staff, Techs, and Breast Imaging Radiologists provided 239 screening mammograms on the mobile mammography van over the 4-day event. Follow-up care,…


How does adopting DBT impact an imaging provider’s screening volumes?

Adopting digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) at your facility does not lead to a drop in monthly breast cancer screening volumes, according to new research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. “The present study … shows no evidence of decreased capacity for breast cancer imaging after DBT adoption,” wrote lead author Christoph I. Lee, MD,…


September 21, 2018

Diffusion-weighted MRI Findings Predict Pathologic Response in Neoadjuvant Treatment of Breast Cancer: The ACRIN 6698 Multicenter Trial

Dr. Savannah Partridge’s study titled “Diffusion-weighted MRI Findings Predict Pathologic Response in Neoadjuvant Treatment of Breast Cancer: The ACRIN 6698 Multicenter Trial” was published in the RSNA Radiology Journals and featured on AuntMinnie.com. The study found that change in breast tumor apparent diffusion coefficient on breast MRI performed at the mid-treatment time point (12 weeks)…


August 25, 2018

‘Mammovan’ at Standup for the Cure event

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s ‘Mammovan’ was at the Standup for the Cure event at Lake Sammamish on August 25, offering breast cancer screening during the fundraising event for early breast cancer detection, treatment and education. Dr. Janie Lee and Jovanna McKinney joined Sports Director, Mike Ferreri, and KOMO News anchor, Mary Nam, to talk about…


August 22, 2018

Welcome Dr. Bolus

We are pleased to announce the appointment of David Bolus, MD as an Associate Professor, and Director of Body Procedures, to the Department of Radiology Body Imaging Section.  


August 16, 2018

Dr. Savannah Partridge receives a U01 grant from the NIH

Dr. Savannah Partridge, along with collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco, has been awarded a 5-year U01 grant from the NIH National Cancer Institute titled: “Quantitative Imaging for Assessing Breast Cancer Response to Treatment.” The study will develop more rigorous quantitative breast MRI techniques to improve accuracy and reliability for monitoring therapy and…


July 5, 2018

Dr. Janie Lee receives a CCSG- Funded Catchment Area Health Pilot Award

Dr. Janie Lee has received a CCSG- funded Catchment Area Health Pilot Award titled: “Receipt of Screening Mammography and Association with Outcomes in the Cancer Consortium Catchment Area.” The study will create a new research dataset to validate self-report of mammography screening with direct data on utilization, and provide a more comprehensive assessment of breast cancer…


June 25, 2018

Congratulations to UW School of Medicine 2018 Radiology Graduates!


June 21, 2018

Risk of Interval Invasive Second Breast Cancers

In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Dr. Janie Lee et al. studied 65,084 surveillance mammograms from 18,366 women with a primary breast cancer.  “Risk of interval invasive second breast cancer varies across women and is influenced by characteristics that can be measured at initial diagnosis, treatment, and imaging. Risk prediction models that evaluate the…


June 18, 2018

First-in-Human PET/CT imaging study to evaluate [11C]-rosuvastatin hepatobiliary clearance and drug-drug interactions at University of Washington Medical Center

On May 7th, 2018 a ‘first-in-human’ PET imaging study with a novel radiotracer [11C]-rosuvastatin was completed in UWMC Radiology as part of an inter-departmental clinical research project led by Professor Jash Unadkat (Dept. of Pharmaceutics). The study aims to validate whether human hepatobiliary transport and hepatic concentrations of a drug (in this case [11C]-rosuvastatin) may be…


May 9, 2018

Dr. John Scheel receives RSNA Education Scholar Grant

Dr. John Scheel has received a 2018 RSNA Education Scholar Grant, for a study titled “Reducing Healthcare System Delays Contributing to Late-stage Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Uganda.” RSNA Education Scholar Grant Information


May 3, 2018

Congratulations Dr. Zhang!

Dr. Man ‘Maggie’ Zhang’s 2018 RSNA Research Scholar Grant application for Assessment of Predictive Value of Cervical Stiffness in Preterm Labor and Outcome of Labor Induction Using Transvaginal Shear Wave Elastography, was among the top-ranked and approved for funding by the R&E Board of Trustees.   


April 25, 2018

New Breast Density Notification Law in Washington State

Washington state has a new breast density notification law, which requires facilities which perform mammography to notify women if they have dense breast tissue. Dr. Janie Lee discussed this new law with the UW Medicine Newsroom, saying that it’s “important for women to know that having dense breasts does not mean that you are automatically…


Diana Lam selected for AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

Congratulations to Dr. Diana Lam who has been selected for the Association of American Medical College’s Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar! This seminar is highly interactive and provides women at the assistant professor or instructor level with the knowledge and skills required to navigate the academic medicine enterprise as well as continue on the…


April 2, 2018

Underutilization of Supplemental MRI Screening Among Patients at High Breast Cancer Risk

Dr. Christoph Lee and a team of researchers coauthored the study entitled “Underutilization of Supplemental MRI Screening Among Patients at High Breast Cancer Risk,” which was featured in the Journal of Women’s Health.


March 23, 2018

Dr. Sana Parsian Awarded Third Place for the Trainee Prize Scientific Paper

The Association of University Radiologists (AUR) awarded Dr. Sana Parsian third place for the Scientific Trainee Prize for her abstract: “A Checklist Manifesto: Effectiveness of Checklist Use in Hands-on Simulation Examining Competency in Contrast Reaction Management and Conflict Resolution.”


Dr. Habib Rahbar Named Co-Chair of ECOG – ACRIN Radiomics Working Group

The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group is a multidisciplinary, membership-based scientific organization that designs and conducts biomarker-driven cancer research involving adults who have or are at risk of developing cancer.


March 9, 2018

Dr. John Scheel receives 2018 Global Oncology Pilot Research Award

Dr. John Scheel receives 2018 Global Oncology Pilot Research Award. “Evaluating the Dissemination and Interpretive Performance of the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) after its Implementation in Uganda” has been selected for a pilot research award from the 2018 Global Oncology Cross-Divisional Collaboration Initiative – which seeks to improve cancer diagnosis in low-and middle-income…


March 1, 2018

Dr. Kathryn P. Lowry Receives Association of University Radiologists GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship Award

Congratulations to Dr. Kathryn P. Lowry, M.D. who has received the 2018 AUR GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Award.


Dr. Karim Valji Awarded Society of Interventional Radiology Gold Medal

Dr. Karim Valji has been awarded the 2018 Society of Interventional Radiology Gold Medal Award. The Gold Medal, the Society of Interventional Radiology’s highest honor, is awarded not only for extraordinary service to SIR but to those who have ensured the future of interventional radiology by advancing the quality of medicine and patient care.  The Gold Medal presentation…


New Textbook: Rotations in Radiology: Breast Imaging.

Dr. Christoph Lee along with Dr. Constance Lehman and Dr. Lawrence Bassett, have published a new textbook, Rotations in Radiology: Breast Imaging by Oxford University Press.  


February 26, 2018

Dr. Mossa-Basha successfully completed the GERRAF fellowship


February 15, 2018

Lobular Breast Cancer Comes Into the Spotlight

Research collaborations, patient advocates push to explore ‘sneaky,’ understudied breast cancer subtype’s standing as a distinct disease.


January 25, 2018

Laurie Soine, Ph.D., ARNP to serve as Chief Nurse Practitioner and Director of Advanced Practice Nursing

Cindy Sayre, PhD, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, UWMC has announced that Laurie Soine, Ph.D., ARNP, Department of Radiology Nurse Practitioner and Teaching Associate, has agreed to serve as Chief Nurse Practitioner and Director of Advanced Practice Nursing. Laurie began her nursing career as a 5SE RN in 1988, and over the last 27 years has…


January 11, 2018

Dr. Kalpana Kanal on Diversity Within the American Board of Radiology

Dr. Kalpana Kanal recently authored an article about diversity within the American Board of Radiology.  Her article was featured in the American Association of Physicists in Medicine January 2018 Newsletter. The full text of the article can be read here.


January 1, 2018

Dr. Ingraham Named Top Doctor by Seattle Met

Dr. Ingraham has been named as a Top Doctor by Seattle Met in 2018


December 21, 2017

Dr. Felix Chew Named as the Recipient of the Association of University Radiologists 2018 Gold Medal

The University of Washington Department of Radiology would like to congratulate Dr. Felix Chew for being named as the recipient of the Association of University Radiologists 2018 Gold Medal. The AUR Gold Medal is awarded in recognition of unusually distinguished service or contributions to the Association of University Radiologists, academic radiology, or the field of…


December 12, 2017

Dr. Christoph Lee Awarded Association of University Radiologists Imaging Research Policy Grant

The University of Washington Department of Radiology would like to congratulate Dr. Christoph Lee for being awarded the highly competitive AUR Imaging Research Policy Grant. The purpose of the AUR Research and Education Foundation/RAHSR Imaging Policy Research Grant is to promote health services research translationally focused on advancing imaging health policy initiatives. 


December 7, 2017

Dr. John Scheel Inducted as a Fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging

Dr. John Scheel was inducted as a fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) at the recent SBI Fellows Meeting in Chicago


November 15, 2017

Dr. Maggie Zhang Inducted as a Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Dr. Maggie Zhang has been inducted as a fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. AIUM fellow membership is a way to recognize individuals who have contributed in a most distinguished fashion to the field of ultrasound. Details about the AIUM fellowship can be found here.


November 14, 2017

Dr. Kalpana Kanal Appointed American Board of Radiology Trustee for Medical Physics

Dr. Kalpana Kanal has been appointed to the American Board of Radiology’s Board of Trustees for Medical Physics. Established in 1934, the mission of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) is to certify that our diplomates demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skill, and understanding of their disciplines to the benefit of patients. The ABR offers primary certification…


November 2, 2017

International Academic Exchanges

1)President of Zhongshan University 5th Hospital and his delegate visited UW IR basic research labs and delivered lectures.   (Left) Prof. Shan Hong (left 4), the president of Zhongshan University 5th Hospital, Guangdong, China, and his delegate visited UW IR basic research labs, and delivered lectures (Right). 2) The Chairman of Radiology, Zhongshan University 1th Hospital…


Presentation Series by UW IR

(1)The UW IR team, consisting of Drs. Xiaoming Yang, Wayne Monsky, and Christopher Ingraham, presented at the Chinese Society of Radiology’s Annual Meeting, Shanghai, China, October 2017. (Top row) Drs. Yang, Monsky, and Ingraham at the UW IR Series, Chinese Society of Radiology 2017. (Lower Left) Group photo with the conference organizers, IR Professors Zhongmin…


Recent IR Basic Research Team Awards

Dr. Xiaoming Yang Awarded Chinese Society of Radiology 2017 Gold Medal — Honorary Member Dr. Xiaoming Yang Awarded the Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology 2017 Outstanding Physician – Scientist Award Minjiang Chen, MS received the 2017 RSNA Trainee Research Prize, which is now the fifteenth RSNA awarded to Dr. Yang’s research team. Qiaoyou Weng, MS…


Qiaoyou Weng, MS received Student Travel Stipend Award of World Molecular Imaging Congress 2017

  Visiting Scientist Qiaoyou Weng, MS received Student Travel Stipend Award of World Molecular Imaging Congress 2017


Dr. Xiaoming Yang Awarded the Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology 2017 Outstanding Physician – Scientist Award

Dr. Xiaoming Yang has been awarded the Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology 2017 Outstanding Physician – Scientist Award


Minjiang Chen Received 2017 RSNA Trainee Research Prize

Minjiang Chen, MS received the 2017 RSNA Trainee Research Prize, which is now the fifteenth RSNA awarded to Dr. Yang’s research team. In 1994, the RSNA Program Committee, chaired by William M. Thompson, MD, began a program to recognize the contribution of residents to the RSNA Annual Meeting: the Research Trainee Prize. The Research Trainee…


Dr. Xiaoming Yang Awarded Chinese Society of Radiology 2017 Gold Medal — Honorary Member

Dr. Xiaoming Yang, MD, PhD, FSIR has been awarded the Chinese Society of Radiology 2017 Gold Medal — Honorary Member


MRI Technique Beats Breast Ultrasound at Supplemental Screening

Diffusion weighted MRI (DWI) may have the potential to be a safer and more cost-effective method for screening for breast cancers.


November 1, 2017

Seattle/King County Clinic – Thousands flock to Seattle Center for Free Health Care Weekend

More than 4,000 patients received care at the SKCC, which began Thursday and ended Sunday at Key Arena. 


October 25, 2017

Breast MRI Performance Study Highlighted

RSNA News recently profiled the work of Dr. Janie M. Lee and colleagues in the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium. 


Sana Parsian, MD Awarded RSNA 2017 Student Travel Award

Congratulations to Sana Parsian, MD (2017-2018 Breast Imaging Acting Instructor/Senior Fellow) for being awarded a Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 Student Travel Award for young investigators. 


Allison A. Tillack, MD Awarded RSNA 2017 Student Travel Award

Congratulations to Allison A. Tillack, MD (UW Radiology Resident), mentee of Dr. John R. Scheel, for being awarded a Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 Student Travel Award for young investigators. 


October 23, 2017

Tips for Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection

Fred Hutch reports on nine new tips to encourage early detection of breast cancer.


Dr. Charles Rohrmann Awarded the 2017 WSRS Gold Medal Award

Each year the WSRS board honors a Washington State radiologist, radiation oncologist or clinical medical physicist with a Gold Medal Award recognizing outstanding service to our profession demonstrated throughout the recipient’s career. Congratulations to the 2017 Gold Medal Award honoree, Dr. Charles Rohrmann.


October 20, 2017

HICOR 2016-2017 Annual Report Features Dr. Janie M. Lee and Dr. Christoph I. Lee

In the 2016-2017 annual report of the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR), Dr. Janie M. Lee and Dr. Christoph I. Lee are featured in an article titled “Improving Value in Cancer Imaging.” (Highlighted on page 7)


Latinas Tend to Prefer Fixed-site Over Mobile Mammography—but Many Come Around with Education, Experience

Mobile screening mammography providers planning to serve medically underserved Latino communities may do well to first communicate with each community on perceptions of such services and, where needed, to offer education prior to rolling in. The most common causes of mobile-averse attitudes are concerns over privacy, comfort and quality. (Quotes Dr. John R. Scheel’s findings…


October 18, 2017

UW Investigators Awarded $3.75 Million Grant to Establish a New Center for Musculoskeletal Research

NIH recently awarded to a team of University of Washington investigators led by Jeffrey G. Jarvik, MD, MPH, Professor of Radiology, a 5-year, $3.75 million grant to establish a Core Center for Clinical Research (CCCR) to promote musculoskeletal clinical research. The CCCR will catalyze high-quality, multi-institutional collaborations by improving methods for conducting clinical musculoskeletal studies…


Mark Muzi awarded first NCI Research Specialist Award

Congratulations to Mark Muzi, recipient of the first NCI Research Specialist (Core-based Scientist) Award (R50). The R50 award provides more than $1.2 million in funding over five years. The Research Specialist Award is designed to encourage the development of stable research career opportunities for exceptional scientists who want to continue to pursue research within the…


September 29, 2017

The Path to Precision Screening for Cancer

A more tailored approach is on the horizon for early detection of breast and prostate cancer.  We are slowly moving away from one-size-fits-all breast cancer screening toward considering additional risk factors such as breast density.   (quotes Dr. Janie M. Lee and highlights EA1141 Clinical Trial at UW SCCA)


Dr. O’Malley invited to the University of Nebraska

Congratulations to Dr. O’Malley for being invited to the University of Nebraska as a Visiting Professor next month. 


September 25, 2017

Welcome Dr. Man “Maggie” Zhang

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Man Zhang, MD, PhD as an Assistant Professor to the Department of Radiology Body Imaging Section. 


August 30, 2017

Dr. Joann Elmore and Dr. Janie Lee on Why Mammogram Screenings are More Complex Than We Imagined

University of Washington doctors Joann Elmore from the Department of Medicine and Janie M. Lee from the Department of Radiology discuss breast cancer screening with Adam Conover, an investigative comedian and host of truTV’s show Adam Ruins Everything.


August 8, 2017

UW Radiology Scientists Receive NSF Grant to Study Human Mental Abilities

Dr. Thomas Grabowski, Professor of in the UW Departments of Radiology and Neurology, has received $850,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to probe the networks of neurons that support our mental abilities, such as attention and memory. In the brain, patches of specialized neurons, called cortical fields, form brain networks, and these vary widely…


August 1, 2017

New Physician Announcement: Welcoming Kathryn (Katy) Lowry, MD

 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kathryn (Katy) Lowry, MD has joined the UW Dept. of Radiology and Breast Imaging practice at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.


July 27, 2017

Chun Yuan, Ph.D. has been awarded Radiology Editor’s 2016 Recognition Award for Reviewing with Distinction.

Chun Yuan, Ph.D. has been awarded Radiology Editor’s 2016 Recognition Award for Reviewing with Distinction.  


Chun Yuan, Ph.D. to be Inducted to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows Class of 2017

Chun Yuan, Ph.D. to be Inducted to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows Class of 2017 Chun, a joint professor of radiology and bioengineering, was recognized for, “pioneering contributions to MRI and other methods of characterization of atherosclerotic plaques, improving predictability of strokes and heart attacks. The announcement can…


July 26, 2017

Three UW Radiologists Named Seattle’s Top Care Providers

Three UW Radiology personnel were named Seattle’s Top Care Providers by Seattle Met Magazine. Dr. Matthew Kogut was awarded Top Doctor in Vascular and Interventional Radiology Emily Albrecht PA-C  was awarded Top Physician Assistant in Nuclear Medicine Dr. Hubert Vesselle was awarded Top Doctor in Nuclear Medicine A full list of UW care providers honored…


July 14, 2017

Welcome Dr. Erik Soloff

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Erik Soloff, MD as an Assistant Professor to the Department of Radiology Body Imaging Section.


UW Department of Radiology Annual Research Day for Trainees – Saturday, April 1, 2017

The UW Department of Radiology held the annual Research Day for trainees on Saturday, April 1, 2017. It was a day of presentations on research work done by trainees in the department.   Our thanks also to the many faculty that joined. We had well over 70 attendees for the 23 outstanding presentations. This event…


July 13, 2017

Drs. Jeffrey Jarvik and Brian Bresnahan Awarded RSNA Honored Educator Award

Dr. Jeffrey Jarvik and Dr. Brian Bresnahan have been awarded the 2017 RSNA Honored Educator Award.  The RSNA Honored Educator Award recognizes RSNA members who have produced an array of RSNA educational resources in the past calendar year. This annual award is given to individuals invested in furthering the profession of radiology by delivering high-quality educational content…


July 11, 2017

Dr. Christopher Ingraham Awarded WWAMI Pro Recognition

Dr. Christopher Ingraham has been recognized by a UW School of Medicine medical student as going above and beyond in fostering this core professional value in his work: Excellence! This WWAMI Pro Recognition honors professionalism in our learning environment. WWAMI is a cooperative program with the University of Washington School of Medicine and the states of Washington, Wyoming,…


UW Residents and Faculty Win First Place Poster Awards at SNMMI

    At the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting in Denver UW Radiologists were awarded two first place poster awards.   Drs. Thomas Anderson and Shana Elman, UW Radiology Residents, were awarded First Place Poster – Educational Exhibits for their poster Pictoral Review of NCCN Guidelines for Use of FDG PET in…


July 10, 2017

Dr. Diana Lam, MD: Diagnostic Radiology Residency Associate Program Director

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Diana Lam has joined the Diagnostic Radiology Residency as Associate Program Director.  With Diana’s dedication to education, detail, and excellence she will be a great addition to the program.  Please join us in congratulating Diana!


July 6, 2017

Radiology Report: Satisfying Various Stakeholders

One of the biggest motivators behind today’s changing health care system is greater patient satisfaction: shorter wait times, increased provider empathy, improved outcomes.  (Quotes Dr. Christoph I. Lee)


Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium Receives $17M to Study Breast Cancer Screening

Drs. Christoph I. Lee and Janie M. Lee are investigators with the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) team.  BCSC, a research collaboration between several universities, has recently received a $17M grant from the National Cancer Institute to study breast screening.  As part of this grant, Dr. Christoph Lee will co-lead a project titled “Breast Cancer…


July 5, 2017

Dr. Ingraham Speaks with Pacific Science Center about Interventional Radiology

Dr. Christopher Ingraham, Assistant Professor of Radiology, recently spoke with the Pacific Science Center about Interventional Radiology.  You can read the full article here: Surgery Without Stitches: Interventional Radiology.


June 30, 2017

Dr. Puneet Bhargava Editorial Featured in Radiology Business

Dr. Puneet Bhargava’s editorial on using Twitter at radiology meetings was recently published in Radiology Business. .@bhargp discusses 4 ways to unleash the power of #Twitter at #radiology meetings https://t.co/2LdkURT8Vq — Radiology Business (@RadiologyBiz) June 30, 2017 Tweets by @bhargp Tweets by @UWRadiology


June 15, 2017

Breast MR Hits Benchmarks in Community Practice

Breast MRI has been shown to perform well as an adjunct to screening mammography in women at high risk for breast cancer. But its efficacy has mostly been evaluated based on trials at academic centers rather than community practices. So how does the modality perform in the real world? (Quotes Dr. Janie M. Lee)


June 8, 2017

Breast MR in Community Practicy Meets ACR Benchmarks

A study of over 13,000 MR breast screening exams determined the modality was meeting performance benchmarks set by the American College of Radiology, but found room for improvement on false-positive results, according to an article published online in Radiology. (quotes study by Dr. Janie M. Lee)


June 2, 2017

New FDA Approved Diagnostic Agent for Detection of Neuroendocrine Tumors

    University of Washington Medical Center Radiology is pleased to announce a new imaging service for detection and evaluation of neuroendocrine tumors.  Gallium 68 DOTATATE is a new FDA approved diagnostic agent available for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging. UWMC is the first imaging facility in Puget Sound to provide this novel service!  …


May 25, 2017

UW Radiology Awarded AIRP Best Case Award

University of Washington Medical Center (UW Radiology) has been awarded the 2017 Radiologic Pathology Correlation Course Best Case Award from the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology “Residents submit hundreds of cases to the AIRP, but only a handful are designated as the course’s best cases!” http://www.airp.org/ Special recognition to Anika McGrath and Philip Dougherty for making it possible for…


May 19, 2017

Three UW Radiologists Awarded ACR Fellowships

  Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Robinson, Dr. Felix Chew, and Dr. Eric Stern for being awarded ACR Fellowships.  ACR Fellowship is awarded to members who are in good standing of the College and have evidenced significant accomplishments in scientific or clinical research in the field of radiology or significant contributions to its literature and/or performance of…


May 4, 2017

Vascular Imaging Laboratory Symposium brings together international researchers

To celebrate 20 years of research, on May 1st, 2017, the University of Washington Vascular Imaging Laboratory, in the Department of Radiology held a symposium titled “International Collaborations in Imaging: Vascular & Beyond” that brought together international researchers to discuss new and cutting edge imaging techniques. Over 50 people attended the event from backgrounds including…


April 21, 2017

Sana Parsian, MD Awarded RSNA 2017 Research Fellow Grant

Congratulations to Sana Parsian, MD (incoming 2017/18 Breast Imaging Acting Instructor/Senior Fellow) for being awarded an RSNA 2017 Research Fellow Grant.


April 13, 2017

Dr. Mossa-Basha Awarded Best Oral Paper at 2017 ASSR

Congratulations to Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha for winning Best Oral Paper at 2017 ASSR Annual Symposium. Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha, Assistant Professor Neuroradiology, was awarded a certificate from the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) Awards Committee for the Best Oral Paper presentation in the Diagnostic Spine category. Dr. Mossa-Basha’s scientific paper entitled “Test-Retest and Inter-Reader Reliability…


April 1, 2017

UW Dept of Radiology Research Day

The Department of Radiology hosted its annual Research Day Saturday, April 1st welcoming residents, medical and postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and visiting scholars to the SLU Orin Smith Auditorium to highlight their research and engage one another.


March 20, 2017

Dr. Sharon Kwan Selected to be SIR Fellow

Dr. Sharon Kwan has been inducted as a fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology.   This honor, achieved by fewer than 10 percent of SIR members, is bestowed to those who have demonstrated excellence in research, published works, teaching or leadership within the field of interventional radiology and who have made significant contributions to the…


March 17, 2017

Dr. Kanal Awarded 2017 UWMC Patient Safety Hero Award

Congratulations to Dr. Kalpana Kanal who was awarded the 2017 UWMC Patient Safety Hero Award. This award recognizes UWMC faculty and staff who “go above and beyond for patient safety and wellness”. Dr. Kanal’s colleagues nominated her as a Patient Safety Hero and the UWMC Patient Safety Team has selected her as one of 20 individuals that were honored…


Six UW Radiologists Named Seattle’s Top Doctors

  Six University of Washington Radiologists have been selected by their peers as the top doctors in their field according to Seattle Magazine.  In Nuclear Medicine, Dr. Hubert Vesselle; in Neuroradiology, Dr. Jerry Jarvik; in Diagnostic Radiology, Dr. Dennis Shaw, Dr. Wendy Cohen, and Dr. Jonathan Medverd; and in Interventional Radiology Dr. Karim Valji. A full list…


March 13, 2017

Dr. Kanal’s Research Establishes New National Dose Levels for Common CT Exams

Kalpana M. Kanal, Ph.D., a medical physicist, professor and section chief in diagnostic physics in the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, and colleagues examined actual patient data from the American College of Radiology (ACR) CT Dose Index Registry to develop size-based DRLs that enable healthcare facilities to compare…


March 9, 2017

Dr. Grabowski Testifies in Front of US Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

Dr. Grabowski, Professor of Radiology and Director of the Memory and Brain Wellness Center, testified in front of the US Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on Wednesday March 8, 2017.  Dr. Grabowski talked about his Alzheimer’s disease research at the University of Washington and the importance of NIH research…


February 23, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Shuman for being awarded the 2017 Herbert M. Stauffer Award for Best Clinical Paper in Academic Radiology

Dr. William Shuman, Professor, Director of UWMC Clinical Radiology Operations, and Interim Chairman, has been awarded the 2017 Herbert M. Stauffer Award for Best Clinical Paper.


February 15, 2017

Welcome Dr. Udo Schmiedl

  We are pleased to announce the appointment of Udo Schmiedl, MD, PhD as a Clinical Professor to the Department of Radiology Body Imaging Section. 


February 10, 2017

Interventional Radiology at Seattle Children’s Hospital: A Mother’s Intuition Leads to Picture-Perfect Treatment of Eye Cancer

Some pictures are worth much more than a thousand words. Like the picture Amanda De Vos took of her daughter Julia, which helped to identify retinoblastoma, a rare eye cancer that was stopped in its tracks with an innovative treatment at Seattle Children’s.


January 24, 2017

Christoph Lee receives the 2017 RRA/AUR New Investigator Award

Sole recipient of the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) Radiology Research Alliance (RRA) 2017 New Investigator Award Dear Colleagues: Please join me in congratulating Dr. Christoph Lee on his selection as the sole 2017 recipient of the Radiology Research Alliance of the AUR New Investigator Award. The award letter stated “The Awards Committee is very…


January 23, 2017

Body Imaging fellow receives ITHS Early Investigator Catalyst Award

Dr. Achille Mileto was recently chosen by the UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences to receive the ITHS Early Investigator Catalyst Award.



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