Dr. Hanna Jensen is our research support faculty. Dr. Jensen received her medical training in her native Finland, where she completed her medical degree and a doctorate in cardiovascular surgery. Her postgraduate surgical training took place in Finland and in Denmark. She completed a Post-Doc at one of the largest pediatric cardiac centers in Europe, the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, United Kingdom. She then worked as a Clinical Research Associate at the Emory Structural Heart and Valve Center in Atlanta prior to her relocation to Arkansas. Before joining UAMS full time, she worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Jensen has extensive experience in experimental, translational, and clinical research. Her main goal is to coordinate research projects, and support students, residents, and faculty in their research efforts. She conducts meetings every Friday morning for anyone interested in taking up research projects.

There is an ongoing research collaboration between UAMS radiology and the UARK Computer Science department Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU) Lab. Headed up by department chair Dr. Arabinda Choudhary and CVIU lab director Dr. Khoa Luu, this collaboration is in its early days, but has already led to a number of grant applications and publication submissions by faculty, graduate, and post-graduate personnel from both institutions. Areas of ongoing research include correction and post-processing of chest radiographs, noise reduction in low-dose CT scans, and annotation tools which will allow faster and more accurate training of future machine learning algorithms. Other AI research at the UAMS radiology department includes collaboration between our Quantitative Imaging lab and the UAMS Myeloma Center, investigating quantitative markers of bone health and their effect on patient outcomes. AI research at UAMS involves personnel of every level, from support staff and medical students up to the department chair, and much of the active work has been led by residents and junior faculty.

Any questions about the information below, any additions or edits? Simply interested in getting involved? Please email Dr. Hanna Jensen hkjensen@uams.edu. Radiology Research Meeting occurs every Friday 8-9 a.m. via Zoom, please email Dr. Jensen for details.

Active Projects

Student / Resident Name Faculty PI Name TitleResearch AreaDescription / status
Looking for student or residentJames MeekCase series: VBX for TIPS reductionInterventional RadiologyIn planning stages
Looking for student or residentRobert J. Griffin
Michael Borrelli
Amanda Stolarz
Localized treatment of solid tumors with radiation triggered liposomes. Collaboration with Rejuvenics Technologies, LLC.Basic Science
Commercialization
Interventional Radiology
Small Business Innovation Research funded by National Institutes of Health. Project launched Sept 2020.
Looking for studentMollie MeekRedesigning the Interventional Radiology Mortality & Morbidity conferenceQuality Research
Interventional Radiology
In planning stages.
Looking for student or residentKevin Wong
Daniel Ashton
Charles James
Glove and hand bacterial load with and without hand washingPediatric Radiology
Interventional Radiology
Quality Research
In planning stages.
Looking for student or residentMollie MeekQualitative research project about perceptions of conflict of interest among interventional radiology physiciansQuality Research
Outcomes Research
In planning stages.
Looking for student or residentKevin WongIntegrating RedCap into the normal IR workflow to improve research capabilitiesPediatric Radiology
Interventional Radiology
Quality Research
In planning stages
Looking for student or residentKevin WongBenefits of Setting up and IR Consult ServiceQuality Research
Interventional Radiology
In planning stages
Looking for student or residentKevin WongQuantification of Academic Achievements ReviewQuality ResearchIn planning stages
Looking for student or residentKevin WongFactors that Influence the Choice of Radiologic FellowshipQuality ResearchIn planning stages
Looking for student or residentKevin WongEffectiveness of SphenoPalantine Ganglion Block on concussion type headaches in the pediatric populationPediatric Radiology
Interventional Radiology
In planning stages
Looking for student or residentMollie MeekClearing the liver (Lutathera) with Y90 prior to Lu177 treatments; benefits and cost analysis?Interventional RadiologyIn planning stages - no patients yet.
Residents / Post-Docs needed

Marinna Tadros
Xiawei OuImpacts of nutrition and obesity on children’s brain developmentPediatric NeuroradiologyUSDA-funded study at Arkansas Children's Hospital, see: https://acnc.uams.edu/home/research-cores-labs/our-laboratories-2/brain-imaging-lab/ for more details.
Residents / Post-Docs neededXiawei OuMaternal Obesity and Offspring Neurodevelopment: the MOON studyPediatric NeuroradiologyNIH funded study at Arkansas Children's Hospital. The goal is to understand how maternal obesity affects offspring brain structural and functional development.
Residents / Post-Docs needed

Natalie Phelan
Xiawei OuEffects of prenatal opioid exposure on children’s brain developmentPediatric NeuroradiologyNIH funded study at UAMS/ACH, part of the NIH Healthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) study. https://heal.nih.gov/research/infants-and-children/healthy-brain/
Looking for student or residentLyle Burdine
James Meek
Liver cancer - Y90 embolization and contralateral lobe hypertrophy for metastatic resection - UAMS experienceInterventional Radiology
Liver Cancer
In planning stages
Sanaz AmeliTerry AngtuacoWhy don’t medical students choose radiology?
Quality ResearchSurvey to senior med school class – 26 responses that were very telling. Planning an intervention to educate (2h) pre-clinical med school classes in April. Discuss about 7 cases.
Reed Shelton
Zoe Crystal
(UAMS-NW)
Terry AngtuacoMarshallese population; high no-show rate to imagingDiagnostic Radiology
Quality Research
Patient education materials in native language? Might pursue through Center of Health Literacy
Winson Chee
Shilpa Mohanan
Gitanjali BajajImaging of Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas; The UAMS experienceDiagnostic RadiologyIn planning stages
Rangarajan PurushothamanGitanjali BajajAlignment is everything; The Kinematics, Imaging Findings and Management of Carpal InstabilityDiagnostic RadiologyAbstract accepted to RSNA
Kyle StandifordGitanjali BajajImaging findings in abdominal manifestations of multiple myelomaDiagnostic Radiology
Multiple Myeloma
In planning stages
Nayanatara Swamy Gwendolyn Bryant-SmithSupplemental Screening for Breast Cancer in the Age of Precision MedicineDiagnostic Radiology
Breast Cancer
Accepted to ARRS
N/A Arabinda K ChoudharyUtility of 3D and Reformatted Head CT images in the Evaluation of Pediatric Abusive Head TraumaDiagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Accepted to ARRS.
Liza Hill Arabinda Choudhary Pediatric Abusive Head TraumaDiagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
IRB returned to address questions.
Also on team: Rangarajan Purushothaman, George Vilanilam, Raghu Ramakrishnaiah, Linda Deloney, Karen Farst
N/AArabinda K ChoudharyThe impact of the Consensus statement on abusive head trauma in infants and young childrenDiagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Submitted to Pediatric Radiology
Rangarajan PurushothamanArabinda K ChoudharyUtility of 3D and Reformatted Head CT images in the Evaluation of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma.Diagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Submitted to Pediatric Radiology
Flavio Garcia-PeresArabinda K ChoudharySpinal Subdural Hemorrhage in Abusive Head Trauma; A Pictorial ReviewDiagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Submitted to Pediatric Radiology
Iqbal HaqArabinda K ChoudharySpinal Ligamentous Injury in Abusive head Trauma: A pictorial reviewDiagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Submitted to Pediatric Radiology
Rahul M. NikamArabinda K ChoudharyUnravelling Neuroinflammation in Abusive Head Trauma with Radiotracer ImagingDiagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Submitted to Pediatric Radiology
Liza HillArabinda K ChoudharyReview of Neuroimaging of AHT in childrenDiagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Data collection on-going, IRB approved. Abstract accepted to ARRS.
George Koshy VilanilamArabinda K ChoudharyVenous Injury in Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma: A pictorial reviewDiagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Submitted to Pediatric Radiology
N/AArabinda K Choudhary
Peter J Strouse
Introduction to the Child Abuse Imaging special issueDiagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Submitted to Pediatric Radiology
George Koshy VilanilamArabinda K ChoudharyAnatomy of arachnoid granulationsDiagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
In planning stages.
George Koshy VilanilamArabinda K ChoudharyMyodural bands and trauma in adults versus children.Diagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
In planning stages.
Rahul M. NikamArabinda K ChoudharyBirth-related Subdural Hemorrhage: Prevalence, and Imaging MorphologyDiagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Submitted to Pediatric Radiology
Sorensen JamesArabinda K ChoudharyArtificial Intelligence in Child abuse imagingDiagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Artificial Intelligence
Submitted to Pediatric Radiology
Kshitij MankadArabinda K ChoudharySibling Screening in Suspected Abusive Head Trauma: A Proposed GuidelineDiagnostic Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Submitted to Pediatric Radiology
Mitchell BentonKedar JambhekarCardiac Amyloidosis in Multiple Myeloma: how does it affect the prognosis of the disease?Diagnostic RadiologyIn planning stages
Flavio Garcia-PeresPhillip KenneyExtended Adrenal Case ReportDiagnostic RadiologyTo include: adrenal cavernous hemangioma, adrenal histoplasmosis, traumatic adrenal injury with active bleeding (from adrenal), very atypical adenoma, calcified myelolipoma. Also perhaps more routine things like RP paraganglioma, adrenal hematoma, classic adrenal carcinoma.
Bradley GriffithsJeff Lynch
Emmanuel Giorgakis
Hepatic Artery Thrombosis after Liver TransplantInterventional Radiology
Liver Cancer
Under review at Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery.
Jackson MosleyJames MeekLiver CancerInterventional Radiology
Liver Cancer
Brandon AllenMollie MeekRetrospective review of the use of Vortex ports for apheresisInterventional RadiologyIn planning stages
Rebecca Minner (graduated)
Olivia Ray
Mollie MeekWhy female students choose / don’t choose a specialtyQuality ResearchResults presented but not published yet. RSNA student research grant in progress.
Zach Schwartz (graduated)
Natalie Phelan
Mollie MeekMechanical Thrombectomy of TIPSInterventional RadiologyDraft Case Series
Sandra ScrogginsMollie MeekLEAN project regarding MRI workflowInterventional Radiology
Quality Research
In planning stages
Dhruba DasguptaMollie MeekHHT in pregnancyInterventional RadiologyIRB in progress
Kaley Ferguson
Mollie MeekLung Cancer ScreeningDiagnostic Radiology
Lung Cancer
IRB in progress
Mallory HeftMollie MeekWas SARS-CoV-2 Unknowingly in Arkansas Before March 2020?Diagnostic RadiologyIRB approved, awaiting data from AR-CDR
Dakory LeeMollie MeekIntracranial Hemorrhage Morphology AlgorithmInterventional Radiology
Artificial Intelligence
IRB approved, data requested from AR-CDR
Maddie ShawMollie MeekIntimate Partner ViolenceDiagnostic Radiology
Artificial Intelligence
IRB being drafted
Andrew Buchan
Logan Scott-Kirchen
Mollie Meek
Pulmonary ThrombectomyInterventional RadiologyIRB approved, published abstract and oral presentation, manuscript in progress
Greg Malyutin Mollie Meek
Paracentesis in an Outpatient ClinicInterventional RadiologyManuscript in progress
Mathieu Sabbagh Mollie MeekCase Report: HHT and melorheostosisInterventional RadiologyManuscript in progress
Brad GriffittsMollie MeekLiver TransplantInterventional Radiology
Liver Cancer
Manuscript ready, looking for journal target

 
Jimmy PalakunnelMollie MeekSame-day Y90; Case seriesInterventional Radiology
Liver Cancer
In planning stages
Taylor WittMollie MeekNanopillar Catheter CoatingBasic Science
Interventional Radiology
Reached out to U of A for Material Science collaborators
Adam BerryMollie Meek
Kyle Kalkwarf
Avi Bhavaraju
Artificial Intelligence in analyzing hemothorax chest X-raysDiagnostic Radiology
Interventional Radiology
Artificial Intelligence
Trauma
IRB approved, awaiting data from ARIES
Nicole Mercier
Scott Fleck

 
Mollie MeekHead CTInterventional Radiology
Neuroradiology
Manuscript submitted to AJNR in July 2020
Zain Alfanek
Abby Hertzog
Nathan Taylor
Martin RadvanyHead & Neck CTAsInterventional Radiology
Neuroradiology
To be presented at ASC 2021.
None neededRoopa Ram, Gitanjali Bajaj, Kedar JambekarLIRADS - Treatment response- Role of imagingDiagnostic RadiologyReview article for Seminars in Radiology
Nayanatara SwamyRoopa RamHow well do you know the pelvic floor anatomy?Diagnostic RadiologyAbstract accepted to RSNA
Akshaya JagadaleRoopa RamAnkle Arthroplasty: Imaging findings of changing implants & emerging complicationsDiagnostic RadiologyAbstract accepted to RSNA
Kristina OkRoopa RamWhat’s Up Front? An Educational Guide about the Frontal Recess for ResidentsDiagnostic RadiologyAccepted to ARRS
George VilanilamRoopa RamInternational Medical Graduates in Radiology: Challenges and Moving ForwardDiagnostic RadiologyAccepted as a Fast 5 presentation at RSNA.
Hunter VinesKevin WongSpleno-Colonic Fistula case reportInterventional Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Manuscript is being prepared for submission to Pediatric Radiology
Vibhor Wadhwa (Graduated resident)Kevin WongUse of Thromboelastography in IRInterventional Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Letter to the editor being prepared for CVIR
Sateesh JayappaKevin WongTorsion of the accessory lobe of the liver Interventional Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Accepted to SPR unknown case competition
Surbhi RachandaniKevin WongLateral Menigocele Case seriesInterventional Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Accepted, in press in Neurographics
Coleman DennisKevin WongReview of efficient radiology reading patternsQuality ResearchIn planning stages
Kaley FergusonKevin WongNovel Approach to mandibular AVMInterventional Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Manuscript in progress
Jack HagenKevin WongImplementation of Mid Gut Volvulus UltrasoundPediatric Radiology
Interventional Radiology
In planning stages
Kaley FergusonKevin Wong Mandibular Case SeriesInterventional Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Literature review in progress.
George SidarousKevin Wong
Daniel Ashton
Charles James
Optical opacity reference for hip aspirationsPediatric Radiology
Interventional Radiology
Basic Science
In planning stages.
Dujuana BatisteKevin WongBilateral Cuboid Navicular Coalition CasePediatric Radiology
Interventional Radiology
In planning stages
Surbhi RachandaniKevin WongPediatric Call Cases ReviewInterventional Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Manuscript in progress
George VilanilamKevin WongInherent Flaws of ScopusInterventional Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Quality Research
Manuscript in progress
Andrew BakerKevin Wong
Daniel Ashton
Charles James
How injection pressure changes with differing PICC lengths?Interventional RadiologyGrant application to Pediatric Radiology Society in progress