Radiology Personnel

Michael Richardson, M.D.

Musculoskeletal Radiology


Dr. Richardson is a UW professor of radiology and an adjunct professor of orthopedic surgery. He is expert in advanced musculoskeletal imaging. Besides his research in musculoskeletal imaging, he has also published a number of papers and books on educational technology.

Dr. Richardson earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from Texas A & M University, followed by an M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. After an internship at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston, he entered the United States Air Force as a USAF staff internist. After completing a residency in diagnostic radiology at David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis AFB, he then served as a USAF staff radiologist. After leaving the Air Force, he underwent a year-long fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and has served several times as an oral board examiner for the ABR.

Following fellowship, Dr. Richardson joined the UW radiology faculty in 1984. During his time at UW, he has taken a number of graduate courses in biostatistics and medical informatics. He is listed in “The Best Doctors in America” directory, and has authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications and 10 books. He is a member of numerous radiology societies.

Recent Publications

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Pathologies of the shoulder and elbow affecting the overhead throwing athlete
Wo S., Mulcahy H., Richardson M., Chew F., Gee A., Hsu J., Porrino J.
Skeletal Radiology. 2017 Jul:873-888

“Tennis leg”: gastrocnemius injury is a far more common cause than plantaris rupture
Harwin J., Richardson M.
Radiology Case Reports. 2017 Mar:120-123

Scientific Notebook Software: Applications for Academic Radiology
Richardson M., Amini B.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2017 Jan

CT and MR imaging of the postoperative ankle and foot
Limarzi G., Scherer K., Richardson M., Warden D., Wasyliw C., Porrino J., Pettis C., Lewis G., Mason C., Bancroft L.
Radiographics. 2016 Oct:1828-1848

The zombie plot: A simple graphic method for visualizing the effcacy of a diagnostic test
Richardson M.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2016 Oct:W43-W52

Artifacts Affecting Musculoskeletal Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Their Origins and Solutions
Roth E., Hoff M., Richardson M., Ha A., Porrino J.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2016 Sep:340-346

Automation of Educational Tasks for Academic Radiology
Lamar D., Richardson M., Carlson B.
Academic Radiology. 2016 Jul:919-932

CT findings of native lung after single lung transplantation in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Long-term outcomes
Wu X., Burivong W., Ma D., Edelman J., Richardson M., Chen H., Stern E.
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. 2016 Jun:9087-9093

The Value of Accurate Magnetic Resonance Characterization of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tears in the Setting of Multiligament Knee Injury: Imaging Features Predictive of Early Repair vs Reconstruction
Goiney C., Porrino J., Twaddle B., Richardson M., Mulcahy H., Chew F.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2016 Jan

Erratum to: Disruption of the proximal tibiofibular joint in the setting of multi-ligament knee injury [Skeletal Radiology, DOI:10.1007/s00256-015-2125-5]
Porrino J., Richardson M., Mulcahy H., Chew F., Twaddle B.
Skeletal Radiology. 2015 Aug:1199