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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 13, 2017

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…


October 23, 2017

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 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…


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…


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

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 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


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 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…


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.


December 23, 2016

UW Physicist and Radiologist Discuss New Radiation Dose Rules with KING 5 News

Dr. William Shuman, Interim Chair of the Department of Radiology, and Dr. Kalpana Kanal, Director of Diagnostic Physics, were recently interviewed by KING 5 News regarding new CT radiation dose rules in Washington State.  The new rules take effect January 1st, 2017 and will limit CT scan radiation dosage and create new training requirements for…


December 22, 2016

Dr. Jalal Andre Awarded 2016 RSNA Research Scholar Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Jalal Andre on being awarded the 2016 Research Scholar Grant.  Dr. Andre will use this two year $150,000 award to evaluate prevalence, temporal etiology, and cost of patient motion during clinical MR examinations.


Drs. Sina Tavakoli and Baocheng Chu awarded RSNA Research Fellow Grants

Dr. Sina Tavakoli was awarded the 2016 RSNA Resarch Fellow Grant, a one-year $50,000 award. He will use this award to study MR Spectroscopy of Carotid Artery: An NMR Metabolomics Approach to Characterize Bioenergetic Divergence of Macrophages in Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaques. Dr. Baocheng Chu was also awarded the 2016 RSNA Research Fellow grant. He will…


December 8, 2016

Dr. Felix Chew talks about musculoskeletal radiologist burnout

Recently at RSNA, Dr. Felix Chew talked with Aunt Minnie about musculoskeletal radiologist burn out.


November 8, 2016

Radiology Day

City of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray proclaims November 8, 2016 to be Radiology Day!


October 26, 2016

Interview highlights UW Interventional Radiologist’s article on the future of IR

UW Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Sharon Kwan, was interviewed by the American Roentgen Ray Society on her article, “The Top Three Health Care Developments Impacting the Practice of Interventional Radiology in the Next Decade” 


September 1, 2016

ARR 2016 Distinguished Investigator Awards Recipients

Dear Colleagues Please join me in congratulating  Professors Jerry Jarvik and Chun Yuan for receiving the 2016 Distinguished Investigator Awards from the Academy of Radiology Research. Jerry Jarvik, M.D. Chun Yuan, Ph.D. The ARR was created in 1995 to raise awareness of the value of imaging research and its impact on patient care. The Distinguished…


July 27, 2016

Milestone marker! Endowment exceeds $500,000

Thanks to the generosity of donors to the UW Medicine Rohrmann Endowment, the principal has grown to $527,700! This fund will continue to impact the UW Radiology Resident experience with a substantive, perpetual source of support for radiology resident education, research, and community service. The endowment goal is $1 million, so we are over halfway…


April 22, 2016

Radiology Job Market Improving

The job market for Radiology residents and fellows is improving.  A recent survey of 83 chairs of academic radiology departments found that 95% of department chairs believe that the market for radiologists is better or is the same as last year.  Open positions in academic radiology are on the rise.  Departments are reporting that the…


February 10, 2016

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

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


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

Our own Dr. Jerry Jarvik was awarded the 2015 Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research (RAHSR) Achievement Award.  The RAHSR Awards Committee selects a distinguished researcher whom they feel has made outstanding contributions to health services research. This award is presented at the AUR Annual Awards Ceremony. The Association of University Radiologists (AUR) consists of over 3,000…


December 21, 2015

Dr. Habib Rahbar awarded the 2015 RSNA Research Scholar Grant

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


UW and Tsinghua University form Joint Research Center

MOU Signing

In conjunction with the UW Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) program, the Department of Radiology is proud to announce a new collaboration with the Center for Biomedical Imaging Research at Tsinghua University to explore forming a joint research center and other partnerships to develop medical imaging technology. In front, shaking hands after the signing of the…


November 20, 2015

Dr. Sandstrom Receives the ARRS Gold Award

Dr. Claire Sandstrom received the Gold Award for the top educational exhibit presented at the annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society in April 2015.  Her exhibit, entitled, “Trauma of the Clavicle: What the Surgeon Needs to Know,” was coauthored by Emergency Radiology colleague Dr. Joel Gross and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stephen Kennedy.  The…


Dr. Linnau Leads First Ever ASER Multi-Center Study

Dr. Ken Linnau led the first-ever multi-center study of the American Society of Emergency Radiology as the principal investigator in cooperation with Dr. B. Khurana (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA) and Dr. Jorge A. Soto (Boston University Medical Center, MA). The results of this investigation, “Pelvic Angiography Project ASER (PAPA) Study – A Retrospective…


September 11, 2015

Dr. Beauchamp on Employee Wellness

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