Altes Receives Distinguished Investigator Award

Talissa Altes, MD

Talissa Altes, MD, pediatric radiologist and chair of radiology at University of Missouri, will receive the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research Distinguished Investigator Award.

This prestigious honor recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of medical imaging. In order to be nominated, radiologists such as Altes make significant research contributions and demonstrate accomplishment already as an independent investigator. Altes is the first nominee from the University of Missouri.

“It’s nice to be recognized as a thought leader in radiology and to be someone they want to have at the table,” Altes said. “It’s an honor in our field, and I’m excited to join this council that helps shape the future of radiology and patient care. I’m also pleased to be the first nominee from our university and to put our name out there because our department does fantastic research.” 

Altes has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, given over 100 invited lectures and obtained federal, state and foundation research funding. Altes in an internationally recognized expert in lung imaging, with a particular focus on MRI lung imaging using hyperpolarized gas as a nontoxic, nonradioactive inhaled contrast agent. Her background in engineering has enabled Altes to work closely with the MRI physicists to develop and apply new imaging techniques.

Altes will be inducted into the Academy’s Council of Distinguished Investigators later this year during the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting in Chicago.