The University of Kansas Medical Center began its Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program in 1967 with three residents serving three-year residencies. The Program is now twenty-four residents strong with many of our residents returning to KUMC as clinical educators.
The University of Kansas Medical Center is the only teaching and research hospital in the State of Kansas and serves the entire state and the greater Kansas City area. The University Hospital is a 450-bed tertiary care facility with just over 19,062 patient admissions last year, and 231,508 outpatient encounters in the hospital.
The Radiology Department is well equipped and performed over 200,000 diagnostic and therapeutic procedures last year. The department was an early adopter of PACS and is essentially filmless with a GE Centricity PACS system. We operate Powerscribe Voice Recognition System.
The Vascular and Interventional section is a busy service offering a complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic interventional procedures including biopsies, abscess drainage, angioplasty and stenting, embolization, radiofrequency ablation, TIPS, IVC filter placement, aortic stent graft placement and many other state-of-the-art and cutting edge procedures. Our neurointerventional radiology service performs coiling of cerebral aneurysms, carotid stenting, stroke thrombolysis, vertebroplasties, and a variety of other neurointerventional procedures.
The Division of Image Science and Technology conducts and supports basic research and has an internationally recognized NIH-funded research team investigating tissue characterization with ultrasound. They also conduct a formal didactic course in radiological physics to prepare residents for the physics component of the Radiology Board Examination.