Midwest Radiology is proud to honor six radiologists, who were named 2019 “Rising Stars” by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine. Physicians selected for this honor have been practicing for fewer than 10 years and were chosen not only for their exceptional clinical strategies and techniques but also for the exceptional work they accomplish within the community. These doctors are turning heads today, and changing health care for tomorrow!
Dr. Daniel Thompson specializes in interventional radiology. He joined Suburban Radiologic Consultants after a fellowship and residency at Christiana Hospital.
Dr. Franklin Liu specializes in breast imaging. He joined Suburban Radiologic Consultants after a fellowship at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Dr. Paul Carolan joined St. Paul Radiology after a fellowship at Mayo Clinic and specializes in nuclear medicine and body imaging. He actively participates in conferences and educational events.
Dr. Trisha Prescott joined St. Paul Radiology after a fellowship in breast imaging at University of Minnesota Medical School. She is passionate about breast health.
Dr. Lucas Ludeman specializes in body imaging. He joined St. Paul Radiology after completing a fellowship at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Dr. Jonathan Williams specializes in musculoskeletal imaging. He is skilled in pain management and diagnostic injections and joined Suburban Radiologic Consultants after a fellowship and residency at Stanford University.
“Radiology is a dynamic and intensive profession, requiring people capable of conceptualizing the most finite of details in any given situation,” said Dr. Michael Madison, President and CEO of Midwest Radiology. “The profession is filled with dedicated and intelligent physicians, who serve as inspiration for all hopeful radiologists in training. And these six industry leaders have found a unique way to impact the field of radiology and the world around them.”
Midwest Radiology is the combined professional radiology practice of St. Paul Radiology and Suburban Radiologic Consultants. With more than 150 subspecialty-trained radiologists, Midwest Radiology provides radiology services to more than 75 hospitals and clinics throughout the Midwest and operates 10 outpatient imaging centers in the Twin Cities under Suburban Imaging and St. Paul Radiology.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. – The shareholders and boards of two of the Twin Cities’ largest independent radiology groups, St. Paul Radiology (SPR) and Suburban Radiologic Consultants (SRC), announced the decision to merge their two professional organizations. Beginning April 1, the combined radiology professional practice will be known as Midwest Radiology. Together, these organizations have histories and accomplishments that extend back nearly 100 years.
Only the professional components will merge, meaning that all interpretations and procedures performed by radiologists will be conducted under the new Midwest Radiology brand. Outpatient imaging services will continue to be offered at ten imaging center locations that will continue to operate under their current brand names, Suburban Imaging and St. Paul Radiology.
“While this was a complex decision that took many months of careful analysis, we are confident that this merger is in the long-term interests of both of our organizations and the health systems, referring clinicians and patients we serve,” said SPR and future Midwest Radiology President and Chief Executive Officer Michael T. Madison, MD. “This merger will help strengthen both practices and will enable us to be better equipped to expand and serve our customers in the Midwest region for many years to come.”
The merger positions Midwest Radiology as one of the largest independent, privately-held radiology practices in the United States. While the national trend for radiology groups has been to either merge or be acquired by hospital systems or venture capital firms, this merger will help Midwest Radiology remain independent while reaching the critical mass needed to ensure a strong organization focused on local communities.
The purpose of the Midwest Radiology merger is to allow us to offer our hospital partners, referring physicians and patients with the following:
Midwest Radiology physicians can now provide around-the-clock subspecialty interpretations using cutting-edge technology, and offer immediate 24/7/365 service, regardless of patient condition.
With combined clinic and hospital partnerships, the group will expand to include more local communities in the Twin Cities area, outstate Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and North Dakota. Midwest Radiology now serves more than 75 hospitals and clinics throughout the Midwest, and 10 affiliated imaging centers in the Twin Cities.
The merger brings together more radiologists in more subspecialties, which means accurate interpretations and consultations when and where they are needed. Additionally, improved recruiting capabilities provide hospitals and patients with only the best radiologists.
Operating responsibly and efficiently means that Midwest Radiology has the capability to offer superior quality and value to patients, and remain on the leading edge of patient care and service.
“We saw an opportunity to provide an exceptional standard of care for patients while creating a more stable organization that can remain competitive as the health care industry evolves,” said Nihar S. Shah, MD, Co-President of SRC. “With more resources, talent, expertise and resources on hand, we can better support the hospitals and physicians we serve and deliver complete and accurate interpretations more efficiently. This helps the physicians we support provide fast, effective care for their patients.”
About Midwest Radiology
Midwest Radiology is the combined professional radiology practice of St. Paul Radiology and Suburban Radiologic Consultants. With more than 150 subspecialty-trained radiologists, Midwest Radiology provides radiology services to more than 75 hospitals and clinics throughout the Midwest, and operates 10 outpatient imaging centers in the Twin Cities under Suburban Imaging and St. Paul Radiology.
Rising Stars Honors Six Midwest Radiology Up-And-Comers Taking Their Passion for Medicine to the Next Level
When a blood clot migrated up Todd Rosewell’s vertebral artery and settled in a basilar artery in the back portion of his brain, it caused the 45-year-old to experience stroke symptoms.
Dr. Jeff Lassig, Midwest Radiology physician and head of United Hospital’s Interventional Neuroradiology department, performed a procedure known as Thrombectomy, involving a small cranial catheter that was navigated through Rosewell’s arteries that reached the clot and removed it safely.
Because it was caught early, Rosewell is speaking clearly with only minor visual impairment. He considers himself very lucky.
More than 800,000 people suffer a stroke each year in America. While medical advances are minimizing long-term disabilities, the age of stroke patients is getting younger.
In honor of stroke awareness month, take time to educate yourself on the symptoms and effects of stroke. Remember, FAST (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) is an easy way to remember and identify the most common symptoms of a stroke. Recognition of stroke and calling 9-1-1 will determine how quickly someone will receive help and treatment. Getting to a hospital rapidly will more likely lead to a better recovery.
Early Detection and Quick Action Are Essential to Surviving a Stroke
Webinar - Breast Cancer Detection: Mammograms and Other Breast Imaging Tests
When should I start having annual mammograms?
Why is it important?
What is 3D Mammography?
Are there any risks involved with radiation?
How does breast density affect screenings?
Should I still be doing self-exams?
Are there alternatives?
It’s a fact. Mammography saves lives by detecting breast cancer early when treatment is more effective and less harmful. And early detection means a lower risk that breast cancer will have spread to other areas of the body. Breast cancer screenings have helped reduce breast cancer mortalities by 40% since 1990.
In case you didn’t get a chance to catch Dr. Trisha Prescott’s Breast Cancer Education Association webinar live on May 29, you can still see the full presentation!
The American College of Radiology (ACR) recognized Midwest Radiology physicians Dr. Anders Knutzen and Dr. Richard Thompson among its list of new Fellows in 2019. The fellowship is one of the most prestigious recognitions available to ACR members.
Fellowship symbolizes exceptional achievement in the fields of diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, and/or medical physics. Only 10 percent of ACR members have been awarded this honor.
Dr. Knutzen is a member of the Body Imaging & Molecular/Nuclear Imaging teams and serves as Vice President of Allina. He earned his MD at Harvard Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.
Dr. Thompson is a member of the Body and Oncology Imaging teams. He earned his MD at Mayo Medical school and completed his residency and fellowship at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.
Drs. Knutzen and Thompson join the following Midwest Radiology physicians previously honored with ACR fellowship:
ACR Fellowship is awarded to members of the College in good standing who have demonstrated service to ACR; evidenced significant accomplishments in scientific or clinical research in the field of radiology; made significant contributions to literature; and/or provided outstanding work as a teacher of radiology.
Two Midwest Physicians Awarded ACR Fellowship in 2019
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Names Seven Midwest Radiology Physicians as “Top Doctors”
Midwest Radiology congratulates the following physicians for being named 2019 Top Doctors by Mpls.St.Paul magazine. The Top Doctors list appears in the magazine’s July issue. Doctors are nominated by other doctors and health care professionals based on the exceptional care they provide to patients. From there, candidates are evaluated on factors including peer recognition and professional achievement. Final nominees are reviewed and evaluated by a “blue ribbon” panel.
Dr. Ellen Abeln specializes in Breast Imaging and Body Imaging and is a Fellow of The American College of Radiology. She serves as medical director of The Breast Center of Suburban Imaging and earned her MD from the University of Minnesota and her fellowship from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Dr. Aaron Binstock specializes in Body Imaging and Oncology Imaging. He is the medical director and director of oncology imaging at Suburban Imaging’s north metro clinics. Dr. Binstock earned his MD from University of South Florida and his fellowship from Mayo Clinic.
Dr. John Knoedler specializes in Body Imaging. He earned his MD from the University of Minnesota, where he also completed residencies in internal medicine and diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine.
Dr. Michael Madison is President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwest Radiology and part of the Interventional Neuroradiology team. Dr. Madison attended the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he also completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in interventional neuroradiology.
Dr. Alexandra Muschenheim is part of the Breast Imaging team. After earning her MD from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Muschenheim completed residencies in diagnostic radiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Minnesota. She was also a fellow in cardiovascular and interventional radiology at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Dr. Richard Thompson specializes in Body Imaging and Oncology Imaging. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Fairview Southdale Hospital. He earned his MD from Mayo Medical School, where he also completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in abdominal imaging.
Dr. Mark Veldman specializes in Body Imaging. He earned his MD from the University of Minnesota and completed his fellowship in Cross-Sectional Imaging at Mayo Clinic.
“With our combined talent and resources, we can provide subspecialty radiology services around the clock to patients,” said Dr. Madison. “We really do pride ourselves on the fact that the care we provide to our patients at 3 a.m. and 3 p.m. is the same – and our people have everything to do with that.”
Serving the Twin Cities, their surrounding communities and the upper Midwest Region, Midwest Radiology is one of the largest independent radiology practices in the United States. With more than 160 experienced, fellowship trained radiologists, Midwest Radiology offers advanced diagnostic imaging, consultation, and interventional radiology services around the clock and is committed to the safe, efficient use of advanced medical technology to improve the health of patients.