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January 25, 2023

Laura Aaltonen, M.D., Ph.D., leads CLEAR Center research study published in Osteoporosis International

Radiology Fellow Laura Aaltonen, M.D., Ph.D., led a research study published in Osteoporosis International with the CLEAR Center Image Processing Group (IPG) to refine osteoporotic vertebral fracture classification methodology. This project was initiated during Dr Aaltonen’s neuroradiology rotation. The study, “m2ABQ—a proposed refinement of the modified algorithm‑based qualitative classification of osteoporotic vertebral fractures,” is co-authored…


November 22, 2022

Savannah Partridge, Ph.D., co-edits two new books

Savannah Partridge, Ph.D., Professor of Radiology in the breast imaging section, co-edited two new books: “Diffusion MRI of the Breast, 1st Edition” and “Breast MRI: State of the Art and Future Directions,” both published by Elsevier. “Diffusion MRI of the Breast, 1st Edition” was co-edited with Mami Iima, M.D., Ph.D. and Denis Le Bihan, M.D.,…


November 10, 2022

UW Radiology team awarded Best 2021 JCAT Article with SABI Authorship

UW Radiology faculty, staff, and alum were awarded “Best 2021 JCAT Article with SABI Authorship as Voted by the Editors” by the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography (JCAT) for their article Accuracy of Dual-Energy CT Techniques for Fat Quantification in Comparison with MR Proton Density Fat Fraction and Single-Energy CT in an Anthropomorphic Phantom Environment….


September 12, 2022

CLEAR Center awarded $3.9 million competing renewal

The UW Clinical Learning, Effectiveness And Research (CLEAR) Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders was awarded a $3.9 million competing renewal for five years (through July 2027), sponsored by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. The competing renewal was a request to re-fund the existing CLEAR Center to continue their current work and…


July 19, 2022

Professor elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences

Xiaoming Yang, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., professor of radiology and director of the Image-Guided Bio-Molecular Intervention Laboratory, was among 25 new members recently elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS). Dr. Yang is the first faculty member from the Department of Radiology to be inducted into the WSAS. Dr. Yang was selected “for work…


June 23, 2022

JAMA Oncology study led by Marissa Lawson, M.D., suggests ‘structural racism’ in breast-biopsy delays

Marissa Lawson, M.D., had her first-authored original research paper published in JAMA Oncology today. The paper suggests structural racism as a major contributor to delayed diagnoses among U.S. women of minority race and ethnicity after abnormal mammography screenings.  “Even after adjusting for multiple factors thought to contribute to delayed diagnosis, we still see persistent disparities…


June 22, 2022

Mark Muzi, Director of Image Analysis, awarded ‘rare’ NIH grant

Mark Muzi, M.S., the Director of Image Analysis in the Imaging Research Lab, was awarded a National Institute of Health (NIH) Research Specialist Award (R50) grant. These grants are for non-faculty scientists that aid in supporting NIH researchers locally and nationally. The grant, “Core Laboratory for Advanced Cancer Image Analysis,” is a continuation of Muzi’s…


June 1, 2022

The Washington Post features Swati Rane Levendovszky, Ph.D.

Swati Rane Levendovszky, Ph.D., was recently featured in The Washington Post for research on sleep and the glymphatic system.  Dr. Rane Levendovszky, Director of the Diagnostic Imaging Sciences Center (DISC) and Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology, is working with Jeffrey Iliff, Ph.D., Associate Director for Research and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and…


May 24, 2022

Stephen Dager, M.D., featured in UW News article about brain structures and autism

Stephen Dager, M.D., was featured in an article on UW News for research on brain structures in infants who later develop autism.  “Researchers have long known the amygdala is significantly larger in school-age children diagnosed with autism, but it was unknown precisely when that enlargement occurs,” the article said. “Now, for the first time, researchers…


May 23, 2022

Anum Kazerouni, Ph.D., receives QIN Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to Anum Kazerouni, Ph.D, who received the Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN) Young Investigator award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at their conference on May 20th. The purpose of the award is to recognize the contributions made by a young scientist, engineer, clinical staff or technical contributor in the field of quantitative imaging as…