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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.