The Radiology Interest Group (RIG) & Interventional Radiology Interest Group (IRIG) meet regularly to educate medical students about the field of radiology:  elective rotation scheduling, residency applications, interviews, identify mentors and potential projects

To get involved:
email RIG faculty adviser Roopa Ram, MD or IRIG resident advisor Sam McMurry, DO.

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Welcome to the UAMS Department of Radiology. Our Radiologists provide the most modern diagnostic imaging and interventional therapeutic services with the stated mission to improve health and patient care throughout Arkansas. We support inpatients in 3 major hospitals, extensive outpatient services, and Arkansas’ only adult and pediatric Level 1 Trauma Centers.

We invite you to explore our facilities, make an appointment and learn more about us.


UAMS COM student spends summer as SIR Foundation Intern

Fletcher S.If you ask UAMS College of Medicine student Savannah Fletcher what she did on her summer vacation, she will tell you she spent it in Los Angeles as a Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation intern, being introduced to research and medical device development. These highly competitive internships are designed for highly motivated rising-sophomore medical students to acquire a basic understanding of research methods as they relate to Vascular and Interventional Radiology. One of only five students selected in 2015, Savannah spent her 8-week internship in at the UCLA Medical Center’s Department of Radiology with Edward W. Lee, MD PhD, MSc, an award-winning young investigator, as her research mentor. She will present her work during the Medical Student Brunch at the 2016 SIR Annual Scientific Meeting.

Genentech Stroke Research Award 

Aliza Brown, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, received a nearly $200,000 Genentech stroke research award and is one of only three community stroke pilots funded by Genentech in the United States. The study will enable Brown to determine paramedics’ recognition of stroke and whether stroke patients are being taken to stroke-ready hospitals. In addition, she is developing an educational video for paramedics in partnership with the UAMS-led Arkansas SAVES (Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support) telestroke program and the Arkansas Department of Health’s Arkansas Stroke Registry.


Congratulations SPIR

Congratulations to the ACH-UAMS Radiology Pediatric IR team for their presentations and leadership at the 4th International Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Interventional Radiology (SPIR) meeting in London, UK.

In addition to giving a scientific talk on chest tube tPA dosing for empyema, ACH IR faculty co-authored a 10-year follow-up talk on the Pediatric IR workforce, participated in unknown case expert panel session, and moderated 6 scientific sessions. At the conclusion of the meeting, Dr. Leah Braswell was elected to the SPIR Board of Directors!

ACH-UAMS faculty members have received educational and professional development from their participation in the SPIR’s biennial international meetings. Dr. Charles James was an inaugural member SPIR Board of Directors and past SPIR President.

See us at RSNA!

Role of Preoperative Dynamic Time Resolved MRA (DTR MRA) for Detection and Localization of Perforators in Patients Undergoing Free Fibula Flap (FFF) for Head and Neck Reconstruction, M Kuruva, MBBS, M A Moreno, MD; T Pandey, MD, FRCR; R Ram, MD; K Jambhekar, MD

Clinical Impact of MRA in Site Selection in Patients Undergoing Free Fibular Flap Transfer (FFF), M Kuruva, MBBS, MD; R Ram, MD; K Jambhekar, MD; M A Moreno, MD; T Pandey, MD, FRCR

Dr. and Mrs. W.C. Culp Student Research Grant 

The Dr. and Mrs. W.C. Culp Student Research Grant is designed to foster an interest in research by funding a summer research project conducted by a medical student in an area identified by the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation as important to the advancement of interventional radiology and patient care.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2016, GuidelinesApply Now


Dr. James McDonald and Dr. S. Bruce Greenberg will receive American College of Radiology (ACR) Fellowships in 2016 in recognition of their history of service to the ACR, radiology, teaching, and research.

Phil Kenney, MD, will be the recipient of the 2016 Howard M. Pollack Medal from the Society of Abdominal Radiology the annual meeting in Waikoloa, Hawaii in March. The medal is awarded annually to a distinguished radiologist who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of uroradiology and abdominal radiology, in addition to the Society itself.

Visiting Professor 

November 12 & 13, 2015 – Mukesh G. Harisinghani, M.D., Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Abdominal Imaging and Interventional Radiology,  Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts