UW Radiology


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.


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 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 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.



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