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-eight residents strong with many of our residents returning to KUMC as clinical educators.
The University of Kansas Health System serves the entire state and the greater Kansas City area. The University of Kansas Hospital is a 910-bed tertiary care facility with just over 27,380 patient admissions last year, and 298,920 outpatient encounters in the hospital.
The Radiology Department is well equipped and performed 396,885 diagnostic studies in fiscal 2018. The department was an early adopter of PACS and is essentially film-less with a GE Centricity PACS system. We operate Powerscribe Voice Recognition System.
The Vascular and Interventional section is a busy service, performing 18,612 procedures across three locations in 2018. This section offers a complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic interventional procedures including biopsies, abscess drainage, angioplasty and stenting, embolization, radiofrequency ablation, TIPS, IVC filter placement and retrieval, aortic stent graft placement, uterine artery embolization, prostate artery embolization, 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.