Radiology Personnel

Jonathan Swanson, M.D.

Associate Professor
Associate Director, Residency Program
Pediatric Radiology


Dr. Swanson is a pediatric radiologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and a UW assistant professor of radiology. In addition to general pediatric radiology, he is also an expert in pediatric thoracic imaging.

He conducts research on improving pediatric thoracic imaging, applying low-dose CT techniques to meet specialty-specific imaging needs and developing strategies to train midwives in third-world countries to efficiently and accurately use limited obstetric ultrasound to improve pregnancy outcomes.

Dr. Swanson earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine. After completing his internship at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA, he came to University of Washington as a resident in radiology and stayed to complete his fellowship in pediatric radiology.

Dr. Swanson has been on faculty as a pediatric radiologist for the last 5 years. He remains active in residency education as the deputy program director of the diagnostic radiology residency at UW. He also is leads the diagnostic imaging section at Seattle Children’s Hospital, working with radiologists and technologists to aim for lowering dose without lowering the diagnostic accuracy of our imaging.

Dr. Swanson is board certified in diagnostic radiology with a subspecialty certification in pediatric radiology.

Recent Publications

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Routine antenatal ultrasound in low- and middle-income countries: first look – a cluster randomised trial
Goldenberg R., Nathan R., Swanson D., Saleem S., Mirza W., Esamai F., Muyodi D., Garces A., Figueroa L., Chomba E., Chiwala M., Mwenechanya M., Tshefu A., Lokangako A., Bolamba V., Moore J., Franklin H., Swanson J., Liechty E., Bose C., Krebs N., Michael Hambidge K., Carlo W., Kanaiza N., Naqvi F., Pineda I., López-Gomez W., Hamsumonde D., Harrison M., Koso-Thomas M., Miodovnik M., Wallace D., McClure E.
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2018 Nov:1591-1599

“What program directors think IV”: Results of the 2017 Annual Survey of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology
Rozenshtein A., Griffith B., Mohammed T., Heitkamp D., Deloney L., Paladin A., Smith S., Wiggins E., Swanson J.
Academic Radiology. 2018 Jan

Challenges of implementing antenatal ultrasound screening in a rural study site: A case study from the democratic republic of the congo
Swanson D., Lokangaka A., Bauserman M., Swanson J., Nathan R., Tshefu A., McClure E., Bose C., Garces A., Saleem S., Chomba E., Esamai F., L Goldenberg R.
Global Health Science and Practice. 2017 Jun:315-324

Evaluation of Focused Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations by Health Care Personnel in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Kenya, Pakistan, and Zambia
Nathan R., Swanson J., Swanson D., McClure E., Bolamba V., Lokangaka A., Pineda I., Figueroa L., López-Gomez W., Garces A., Muyodi D., Esamai F., Kanaiza N., Mirza W., Naqvi F., Saleem S., Mwenechanya M., Chiwila M., Hamsumonde D., Wallace D., Franklin H., Goldenberg R.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2017 May:210-215

Spirometry-Assisted High Resolution Chest Computed Tomography in Children: Is it Worth the Effort?
Otjen J., Swanson J., Oron A., DiBlasi R., Swortzel T., van Well J., Gommers E., Rosenfeld M.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2017 Jan

Web-based quality assurance process drives improvements in obstetric ultrasound in 5 low- and middle-income countries
Swanson J., Plotner D., Franklin H., Swanson D., Bolamba V., Lokangaka A., Pineda I., Figueroa L., Garces A., Muyodi D., Esamai F., Kanaiza N., Mirza W., Naqvi F., Saleem S., Mwenechanya M., Chiwila M., Hamsumonde D., McClure E., Goldenberg R., Nathan R.
Global Health Science and Practice. 2016 Dec:675-683

Sedentary Behavior in the Workplace: A Potential Occupational Hazard for Radiologists
Lamar D., Chou S., Medverd J., Swanson J.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2016 Jul:253-257

Erratum: Establishing a Clinical Competencies Committee (Journal of the American College of Radiology (2015) 12 (1330-1334))
Maloney E., Swanson J., Chapman T., Reddy G., Rohrmann C., Paladin A.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2016 May:584

Thoracic Bone Tumors Every Radiologist Should Know
Jokerst C., McFarland W., Swanson J., Mohammed T.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2016 Jan

Spine computed tomography radiation dose reduction: Protocol refinement based on measurement variation at simulated lower radiation acquisitions
Swanson J., Alessio A., White K., Krengel W., Friedman S., Vining N., Song K.
Spine. 2015 Oct:1613-1619