Welcome to the Department of Radiology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)! Our department includes more than 50 faculty members that together perform more than 500,000 exams annually. Every facet of imaging is performed at the four affiliated institutions that comprise our department, including Children’s Mercy Hospital, the largest pediatric facility in the Midwest; Truman Medical Center, Missouri’s largest level 1 trauma center; the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Saint Luke’s Hospital, a major tertiary referral center with some of the nation’s largest cardiac and neuroimaging volumes, as well as transplant services and a cancer institute. The Department of Radiology at UMKC offers outstanding patient care through diagnostic and interventional services, while maintaining a robust academic environment through research and medical education.
- Students win awards in Missouri ACP poster competitionDanielle Cunningham placed third with her poster, Neuroradiologic characteristics of astrobastoma and systemic review of the literature: 2 new cases and 125 cases reported in 59 publications.
- Collaborate with Radiology, virtually anywhereDr. Doug Rivard and his Radiology team can’t be in person everywhere at once to read images, but the Polycom “Real Presence” tool installed on every Children’s Mercy Hospital PC makes radiologists available to collaborate with providers virtually anywhere, anytime.
- UMKC Student receives Sarah Morrison Scholarship for “Neuroradiologic Characteristics of Astroblastoma” research projectThe Office of Student Research has selected seven students to receive the October 2015 Sarah Morrison Student Research Awards. Among the recipients is Danielle Cunningham, who completed a month of research working on a project with UMKC faculty members Lisa Lowe, MD, and Natasha Acosta, MD.
- Walker to chair case-based review course for national radiology conferenceThe American Roentgen Ray Society has honored Chris Walker, M.D., assistant professor of radiology. He will serve as the thoracic imaging section chair for the organization’s case-based review course at next spring’s 2016 national meeting in Los Angeles.