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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Some new angles on the magic angle: what MSK radiologists know and don’t know about this phenomenon
Richardson M., Amini B., Richards T.
Skeletal Radiology. 2018 Jul:1-9

Teaching Radiology Physics Interactively with Scientific Notebook Software
Richardson M., Amini B.
Academic Radiology. 2018 Jun:801-810

Practical Presentation Pearls: Evidence-based Recommendations From the Psychology and Physiology Literature
Richardson M., Curci N., Johnson E., Lam D., Lee J., Sivarajah R.
Academic Radiology. 2018 Jan

A Review of Innovative Teaching Methods
Sivarajah R., Curci N., Johnson E., Lam D., Lee J., Richardson M.
Academic Radiology. 2018 Jan

Septic Arthritis and Joint Aspiration: The Radiologist’s Role in Image-Guided Aspiration for Suspected Septic Arthritis
Porrino J., Richardson M., Flaherty E., Albahhar M., Ha A., Mulcahy H., Chew F.
Seminars in Roentgenology. 2018 Jan

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

Predicting adverse neonatal outcome especially when gestational age is uncertain utility of sonographic measurement of fetal abdominal wall thickness
Wu L., Richardson M., Dubinsky T.
Ultrasound Quarterly. 2017 Jan:208-212

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