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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: 07/17/2020 Article: Special Report of the RSNA COVID-19 Task Force: The Short- and Long-Term Financial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Private Radiology Practices featuring Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha 07/10/2020 Webinar: Crisis Leadership During COVID-19 – YouTube Webinar presenter: Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha 06/24/2020 Webinar: Omnia…


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…


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.


January 20, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Jarvik on being named the 2017 Foundation Award for Outstanding Contribution in Research

2017 Foundation Award for Outstanding Contribution in Research Recipient Dear Colleagues: Please join me in congratulating Dr. Jerry Jarvik on his selection as the 2017 recipient of the Foundation of the ASNR Award for Outstanding Contributions in Research.  The award will be presented to Dr. Jarvik during the President’s Appreciation Dinner at this year’s ASNR…


January 19, 2017

Dr. John Scheel’s Global Health Work Highlighted in SBI Newsletter

John Scheel, MD, PhD, along with local physicians and government representatives, signs the new national commitment to use the BI-RADS Atlas for reporting at the Uganda Society for Advancement of Radiology and Imaging conference on November 5, 2016.  (Highlighted on cover and page 8) (Quotes Dr. John Scheel)


January 11, 2017

Clearing Up Another Mammogram Muddle

Confused about the latest breast-cancer screening study? Fred Hutch, SCCA experts have answers (Quotes Dr. Habib Rahbar)


January 9, 2017

Christoph I. Lee Receives the Radiology Research Alliance New Investigator Award

Christoph I. Lee, MD, an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology, University of Washington, is the recipient of the 2017 Radiology Research Alliance (RRA) New Investigator Award which recognizes promising new investigators.  


January 1, 2017

Dr. Ingraham Named Top Doctor by Seattle Met

Dr. Ingraham has been named as a Top Doctor by Seattle Met in 2017


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 21, 2016

Technology May Bring Radiologists Closer to Patients

Web access to radiology test results predicted to lead to more consultations between radiologists and patients (Quotes Dr. Christoph I. Lee)


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 22, 2016

UW Medicine Resident Linda Chen Receives Member-in-Training Award

Linda Chen, MD, a resident in the UW Radiology program, is the recipient of a 2016 American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR) Member-in-Training Award.   The AAWR Research and Education Foundation gives two certificates of recognition for professional development to residents or fellows who are both first authors and presenters of abstracts accepted for scientific presentation at…


November 8, 2016

Radiology Day

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


October 28, 2016

Women Unclear About Breast Density, Breast Cancer Risks

Women are becoming more aware of the term “breast density,” but they aren’t as familiar with its relation to breast cancer risk or mammograms, according to a small U.S. study. (Quotes Dr. Christoph I. Lee)


What’s New in Breast Cancer Research?

Collaborations, combined therapies and machine learning offer promising strategies for boosting early detection, potential cures.   (Quotes Dr. Christoph I. Lee)


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” 


October 24, 2016

Mobile Mammogram Van Provides Easy Access to Screenings

Each year, nearly 5000 women in Western Washington will benefit from the SCCA mobile mammogram van, a traveling program providing easy access to screenings.


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…


August 23, 2016

ASCO Connection Features Uganda Breast Cancer Study

A team of researchers from the United States collaborated with the Uganda Women’s Cancer Support Organization (UWOCASO) to create a survey that would give insight into factors influencing breast cancer stage at presentation: self-examination practices, clinical breast examinations in the past year, and preferences for seeking information and education when detecting a palpable lump. The researchers then…


August 3, 2016

Inside Imaging – April 2016: Natalia M. Kleinhans

Natalia M. Kleinhans, Ph.D. an Associate Professor of Radiology and a member of the UW Autism Center and the Radiology Integrated Brain Imaging Center (IBIC) was awarded a UW Royalty Research Fund award for $37,821. Dr. Kleinhans’s proposal, “Investigation of Limbic System Alterations in Autism Spectrum Disorders: An ERP (Event-Related Potentials) Study of Olfactory Processing” will investigate…


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…


May 3, 2016

GERRAF Award for our own Dr Mahmud Mossa-Basha

Since 1992, GERRAF fellowships have been one of the most sought-after awards in academic radiology. We are proud to announce that one of our own faculty, Mahmud Mossa-Basha in Neuroradiology was awarded one of the 2015 awards.   His project is “Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Cervical Spinal Cord as a Prognostic Tool for Acute Cervical…


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…


April 19, 2016

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

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


April 5, 2016

UW Interventional Radiologists Use Superglue to Help Girl Walk Without Pain

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


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…


Dr. Mossa-Basha Awarded GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship

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


February 2, 2016

Emergency Radiology Exhibit Awarded RSNA Certificate of Merit

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


January 25, 2016

Talking Wellness

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


January 24, 2016

New addition to the Diagnostic Physics family


January 1, 2016

Dr. Ingraham Named Top Doctor by Seattle Met

Dr. Ingraham has been named as a Top Doctor by Seattle Met in 2016


December 24, 2015

UW Radiology Research Retreat

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


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.