Collaborate with Radiology, virtually anywhere

Polycom ‘Real Presence’ provides accessibility, efficiency

Doug Rivard, DO, Radiology Department Chair, tests the Real Presence collaboration tool with Steven Shapiro, MD, MDSA, Director-Division of Child Neurology. (Dr. Shapiro is visible on the screen to the left.) Doug Rivard, DO, Radiology Department Chair, tests the Real Presence collaboration tool with Steven Shapiro, MD, MDSA, Director-Division of Child Neurology. (Dr. Shapiro is visible on the screen to the left.)

Dr. 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.

“We want to make subspecialty radiology expertise more available for our referring physicians,” said Dr. Rivard, Radiology Department Chair. “We’ve adopted the ‘Real Presence’ tool so that providers can connect with the radiologist who interpreted their patient’s study regardless of their respective locations to view diagnostic images and collaborate in real time.”

Radiology has collaborated mostly with CM orthopaedic surgeons by scrolling through images on monitors and discussing the imaging findings in real time while the patient and surgeon are in the operating room.

“We’ve proven it works,” Dr. Rivard said.

Radiology_polycom2 Doug Rivard, DO, Radiology Department Chair, tests the Real Presence collaboration tool with Steven Shapiro, MD, MDSA, Director-Division of Child Neurology. (Dr. Shapiro is visible on the screen to the left.)

Richard Schwend, MD, FAAP, Orthopaedic Surgery, Director-Orthopaedic Research Program and Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Orthopaedics, described the benefits of collaborating with Radiology via Real Presence.

“We have been collaborating with our Radiology colleagues in the operating room with the O arm (surgical imaging system) during spine surgery,” Dr. Schwend said. “Patients with scoliosis may have a very distorted spine, making it most important to accurately place pedicle screws during surgery as fixation points for connecting the rods. After the screws are placed and the O arm is used to image the accuracy of the screws, our radiologist has been able to review with us in real time the actual O arm images. By doing this, we are able to examine the placement and accuracy of each screw.

“By having our radiologist going through each image with us, we get the benefit of their experienced eyes and an immediate second opinion,” Dr. Schwend added. “This way we can continue attending to the surgery but still be assured that we have thoroughly looked at the radiographic images. Any screws not in the optimal position can be replaced or removed before the rods are connected. This makes for more successful and safer surgery and decreases chance of needing to revise the implants later.”

Dr. Rivard said, “We’re confident that collaborating with other providers will be just as beneficial and successful as our work with Orthopaedics. The Polycom Real Presence tool will greatly enhance efficiency for specialty providers and for the Department of Radiology. We encourage our colleagues to take advantage of this resource to provide even better care for our patients.”

 

Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology

Teaching Faculty:  William Holloway MD, Naveed Akhtar MD, Coleman Martin MD

Positions Offered: 1 every two years (currently filled through 2018)

Duration: 24 months

Application prerequisites for ESN fellowship:
  • Be board eligible in diagnostic radiology prior to starting fellowship.
  • Have performed over 100 diagnostic cerebral angiograms documented as the first assistant with a letter of recommendation attesting to your basic skills in performing diagnostic angiography.
  • radiologyUnderstand the use of needles, catheters, guide wires and angiographic devices and materials.
  • Master the basic radiological sciences, including radiation physics, radiation protection and the pharmacology of radiographic contrast materials.
  • Be comfortable with angiography image interpretation and with angiographic reporting.
  • Be able to perform expert level interpretation of diagnostic neuroradiological studies such as CT, CTA, MRA, MRI, nuclear medicine CNS examinations in the care and evaluation of patients with neurological disease.
  • Know the clinical indications, risks and limitations of endovascular surgical neuroradiology procedures.
  • Understand the use and administration of analgesics, antibiotics, anticoagulation agents, neuroanesthetic agents, and other drugs commonly used in endovascular surgical neuroradiology procedures.

 

Program Director:

hollowayWilliam Holloway, M.D.
Saint Luke’s Hosptial, Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute
Department of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology
4401 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 932-6245

UMKC Student receives Sarah Morrison Scholarship for “Neuroradiologic Characteristics of Astroblastoma” research project

October 2015 Sarah Morrison Student Research Award recipients with Dr. Agostino Molteni, Director of Student Research. (L-R: Tarana Gill, Brooks Gimmis, Ravali Gummi, Danielle Cunningham, Dr. Molteni, Omar Qayum, Nidhi Reddy, and Megan Lilley)
The 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. The project entitled “Neuroradiologic Characteristics of Astroblastoma and Systematic Review of the Literature: 2 New Cases and 125 Cases Reported in 59 Publications,” was presented at the Society for Neuro-Oncology by Ms. Cunningham and has been accepted for publication in the journal, Pediatric Radiology. Sarah Morrison awards of up to $1,500 are given to UMKC School of Medicine students twice a year to provide funding to help students learn the value and application of research in the study of medicine. Students who receive awards are expected to present results of their research at the UMKC Student Research Summit and may be invited to present at other similar venues. For further information on this year’s awardees, or if you are interested in applying for the award (April 1 and Oct. 1 deadlines each year), visit the Office of Research Administration’s student research website at https://med.umkc.edu/ora/student_awards/.

Walker to chair case-based review course for national radiology conference

The 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.

The course provides diagnostic imaging cases in 11 subspecialties that help prepare residents for upcoming exams and private practice. It also helps practicing radiologists refine their skills with an in-depth approach to learning.

In addition to his administrative role as section chair, Walker will facilitate a case review focused on pulmonary fibrosis. He was selected to lead a chest imaging case review on pleura/diaphragm in 2014.

The society is the oldest radiology society in the world and the organization’s annual meeting is the second-largest radiology meeting each year. School of Medicine professor of radiology and a past president of the society, Melissa Rosado de Christenson, M.D., initiated the case-based review courses at the national meetings.

Cunningham receives student scholarship in interventional radiology

4 sno up close

Fourth-year medical student Danielle Cunningham recently received a student travel scholarship to attend the next Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting.

The award provides funding for selected medical students to take part in sessions of the organization’s upcoming meetings in April 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Student training programs will focus on topics ranging from the history of interventional radiology to cutting-edge clinical approaches and procedures in vascular disease, pediatrics, liver disease and research.

“The Society of Interventional Radiology scholarship will help me learn about how to succeed in the residency match process, as well as the newest techniques in interventional radiology,” Cunningham said. “I’m especially excited for the classes about interventional oncology, which uses interventional radiology techniques to treat cancer.”

Students are selected to receive the scholarship based on applications that include their CV, short essays on interventional radiology questions and recommendations by mentors or instructors.

Local study wins Best Paper Award at international meeting

L to R: Doug C. Rivard, D.O., Brent Reading, M.D., & Brent Culley

A report by School of Medicine faculty on tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) as a treatment for abscesses following perforated appendicitis received the “Best Paper Award” at the combined British Association of Pediatric Surgeons (BAPS) and International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPED) meeting July 22-26 in Edinburgh, Great Britain.

Shawn St. Peter, M.D., professor of surgery and Director of the Children’s Mercy Hospital Center for Prospective Clinical Trials, coordinated the study and presented the paper. Doug C. Rivard, D.O., associate professor and chair of radiology at CMH, was a senior author.

The paper evaluated the effectiveness of tPA in resolving abscesses that developed following perforated appendicitis. The study found no advantage to using tPA over saline for irrigation of the abscess cavity, and that there was actually increased drainage and additional cost with use of the tPA.

Other authors included Sohail Shah, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, David Juang, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, Brent Reading, M.D., assistant professor of radiology, Brent Culley, George W. Holcomb III, M.D./MBA, professor of surgery, and Susan Sharp, Ph.D., the study’s clinical coordinator.

The meeting was the first joint meeting of the BAPS and IPEG and drew more than 700 pediatric surgeons from around the world.

7th year in a row; UMKC faculty students and residents receive Awards at RSNA

wibley

Members of the Radiology Department at UMKC had another strong showing at RSNA in Chicago, IL. RSNA was attended by more than 40,000 this year, and more than 1200 posters were displayed. Awards ranged from Magna Cum Laude, which is given to only about 30 posters, to 4 Certificate of Merits and requests to publish in RadioGraphics. Several persons co-authored more than one poster. A variety posters authored by UMKC facultyresidents and *medical students are as follows.

  • Magna Cum Laude, Radiol Soc Amer (RSNA) meeting. Chicago, Il. Hemorrhagic and Vascualar Complications in Lung Infections: High-Resolutaion CT and Pathological Findings. Franquet TC, Rosado De Christenson ML, Kanne JP, Marchiori E, Martinez-Jimenez S, Gimenez A.
  • Certificate of Merit, Radiol Soc N Amer (RSNA) meeting. Chicago, IL. Bronchial Arteries: Anatomy, Function, Hypertrophy and Interventions. Rosado De Christenson ML, Martinez-Jimenez S, Walker CM, Kunin JR, Wible BC.
  • Certificate of Merit, Radiol Soc N Amer (RSNA) meeting. Chicago, IL. Thoracic Metastases from Gynecological Neoplasms: How They Differ from Other Metastases, Specific Patterns of Spread, and Pitfalls in Imaging Interpretation. Martinez-Jimenez S, Rosado De Christenson ML, Walker CM, Kunin JR, Betancourt Cuellar SL, Pettavel PP.
  • Certificate of Merit, Radiol Soc N Amer (RSNA). Chicago, IL. Sacroplasty: “A Remedy for Pains in the Butt?” *Bhatt M, Adler K, Strand LA, Wible BC.
  • Certificate of Merit, Radiol Soc N Amer(RSNA). Chicago, IL. MRI of pediatric liver masses. *Loeb JV, *Collard MD, Keup CLowe LHKnowlton JQ.

Events & Photo Gallery

Upcoming Events

 

Past Events

Smoking out Lung Cancer

rad1
rad2
rad3
smokeout4188
smokeout4206
smokeout4218
smokeout4219
smokeout4223
smokeout4225
smokeout4232
smokeout4236
smokeout4241
smokeout4252
smokeout4263
smokeout4289
smokeout4296

 

2015 Welcome Reception & Alumni Reunion

acosta ricci
adler wermer
bacon locky
buckely lowe
clown2
Cormiers lowe
ellington lowe
julie josh jake
kauffmans2
kids
leimkeuhler lowe
lowes
Meierotto ansari lowe
newletter2
newletter3
newletter4
newletter5
newsletter1
newsletter6
newsletter7
party pool
saetteles lowe
saetteles
toly maghales
walkers lowe
wermers lowe
wermers-lowe

Graduation 2015

BaileyC-AlderK
Baileys-adler
brother-Lerner
casual-halpins
casual-kater-lowe
casual-reids-gutschows
Chan-walker-holwerda
chos
ellingtons
finlinson-davis-loeb
Gutchows
haverkamp-donegan-cohen
holwerdas-chans-walkers
Kater-towsley
Lerners-parents
Maghales
meireottos-borsa-cho
PD-seniors
Ratliff-Schwantez
Reids
Ricci-Halpin
Rosado-de-Christenson-chest-award
Sanchez-Donegans
Schwantezs
seniors
silly-gutschows
smith-lerner
Towsleys
winningham-loeb-holloway-
P1070362
P1070370
P1070372
P1070374
P1070376
P1070377
P1070378
P1070380
P1070383
P1070384
P1070385
P1070386
P1070387
P1070388
P1070389
P1070390
P1070391

 

2014 Alumni Welcome Reception

DSC_3099
DSC_3101
DSC_3102
DSC_3103
DSC_3105
DSC_3106
DSC_3107
DSC_3109
DSC_3111
DSC_3112
DSC_3113
DSC_3114
DSC_3117
DSC_3118
DSC_3119
DSC_3120
DSC_3121
DSC_3123
DSC_3124
DSC_3125
DSC_3128
DSC_3129
DSC_3133
DSC_3134
DSC_3136
DSC_3137
DSC_3138
DSC_3139
DSC_3140
DSC_3141
DSC_3148
DSC_3150
DSC_3153
DSC_3154
DSC_3155
DSC_3156
DSC_3157
DSC_3161
DSC_3162
DSC_3163
DSC_3164
DSC_3166
DSC_3167
DSC_3168
DSC_3170
DSC_3171
DSC_3172

Graduation 2014

adler dykstra
heller reid
lowe meierotto
lowe patel
rassman haverkamp
ruble acosta
saettele reid holloway
urquhart lowe leimkeuler
davis, wible, towsley saucier
heller, bailey donegan
heller, bailey donegan2
holwerda davis
lowe ried ricci iloreta
lowe
patel chin
ricci ruble urquhart
saettele lowe

 

Graduation 2013

P1060302
P1060303
P1060304
P1060308
P1060309
P1060311
P1060312
P1060313
P1060314
P1060315
P1060316
P1060317
P1060319
P1060320
P1060322
P1060324
P1060325
P1060326
P1060327
P1060328
P1060330
P1060331
P1060332
P1060335
P1060336
P1060338
P1060340
P1060342
P1060343
P1060344
P1060345
P1060346
P1060347
P1060349
P1060351
P1060352
P1060353

 

2013 Alumni Welcome Reception

526957_564443543605024_626523251_n
556611_564443633605015_383515709_n
559444_564443530271692_819894126_n
563651_564443146938397_557424146_n
564487_564443566938355_1552490360_n
599368_564443160271729_1914914953_n
923003_564443060271739_1390334161_n
960013_564443683605010_1975579310_n
1184811_564443600271685_155352143_n
1374164_564443500271695_511630851_n
1374994_564443310271714_1011579390_n
1375110_564443340271711_1180703980_n
1375785_564443390271706_416493583_n
1375954_564443716938340_1299406847_n
1375980_564443063605072_1770476927_n
1378175_564443353605043_1451091972_n
1381987_564443413605037_717050815_n
1383031_564443246938387_219899334_n
1383163_564443656938346_1719321864_n
1383458_564443456938366_993132172_n
1383613_564443220271723_1735731189_n
1385295_564443256938386_702291615_n
1385772_564443483605030_446046724_n
1385778_564443070271738_68880723_n
1391615_564443110271734_212516507_n

 

Graduation 2012

andresen-donegan-chin
barium-toast.JPG
coleman-jawadi
dykstra
haverkamp-iloreta
keup-lowe
lava-abedin-pinedo
leonard-gilbert
peake-riaz
rasman-tellier-iloreta
RDC-Reid
rentas-saettele-abedin-jawadi
ricci-rivard
stull-sanchez
veigel-rdc-martinez
wible-jawadi

 

2012 Alumni Welcome Reception

45278_412479725468074_1195333393_n
206334_412477555468291_763422265_n
217814_412476415468405_526475159_n
228033_412476355468411_1376500781_n
247655_412783135437733_1725837172_n
251088_412783378771042_960878189_n
255407_412477705468276_1908549642_n
255520_412477942134919_1333213523_n
264272_412479612134752_1039050154_n
269090_412783595437687_1812600474_n
285543_412479375468109_1698606737_n
307918_412783288771051_1785934077_n
381017_412783662104347_1631511697_n
384285_412476372135076_1220039121_n
408949_412474022135311_428912508_n
408949_412474025468644_1431458501_n
408949_412474028801977_1411248900_n
408949_412474032135310_151067899_n
417330_412474878801892_1760857478_n
530185_412475945468452_847312360_n
530529_412474708801909_68075602_n
538718_412477868801593_1763634115_n
539325_412470895468957_1315417231_n
539325_412470905468956_1506551334_n
539325_412470912135622_1903174248_n
548521_412474792135234_1427440969_n
564190_412783198771060_1127477107_n
582242_412783038771076_1669376203_n