Krista L. Birkemeier, MD

Radiologist
Baylor Scott & White Health

Specialties
Diagnostic Radiology, Pediatric Radiology


Patient Care Emphasis
Children, CT Imaging, MRI, Ultrasound, X-Ray


Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology

  • Baylor Scott & White Appointment
    January 30, 2012


    Education
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, MD

  • Specialty Training
  • Pediatric Radiology Fellowship, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011
  • Radiology Residency, Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Temple, TX

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Radiology


    Publications and Research
  • Birkemeier KL, Podberesky DJ, Salisbury S, Serai S. “Breathe In . . . Breathe Out . . . Stop Breathing; Does phase of respiration affect the Haller index in patients with pectus excavatum?” American Journal of Roentgenology. 2011 Nov; 197(5):W934-9.
  • Birkemeier KL, Podberesky DJ, Salisbury S, Serai S. “Limited, fast-MRI as an alternative for preoperative evaluation of pectus excavatum: A feasibility study” Journal of Thoracic Imaging 2011 Nov
  • Attenberger UI, Sourbron SP, Schoenberg SO, Morelli J, Leiner T, Schöppler GM, Samtleben W, Birkemeier KL, Glaser C, Reiser MF, Michaely HJ. “Comprehensive MR Evaluation of Renal Disease: Added Clinical Value of Quantitative Perfusion Measurements over Single MR Angiography.” Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2010 Jan;31(1):125-33.
  • Baggett C, Skeen SJ, Gantt DS, Trotter BR, Birkemeier KL. “Isolated Right Superior Vena Cava Drainage into the Left Atrium Diagnosed Noninvasively in the Peripartum Period.” Texas Heart Institute Journal. 2009 Dec; 36(6):569-572.
  • Attenberger UI, Runge VM, Jackson CB, Baumann S, Birkemeier KL, Michaely Schoenberg SO, HJ, Reiser MF, Wintersperger BJ. “Comparative Evaluation of Lesion Enhancement Using 1 M Gadobutrol vs 2 Conventional Gadolinium Chelates, All at a Dose of 0.1 mmol/kg, in a Rat Brain Tumor Model at 3 T.” Investigative Radiology. 2009 May; 44(5):251-256.
  • Strange CD, Birkemeier KL, Sincleair ST, Shepherd JR. “Atypical abdominal hernias in the emergency department: acute and non-acute.” Emergency Radiology. 2009 Mar;16(2):121-8. Epub 2008 Aug 2.
  • Birkemeier KL, Nipper ML, Williams J. “Is the Chest X-ray an Appropriate Screening Exam for ER Patients with AMS?” Emergency Radiology. 2008 Nov;15(6)421-5. Epub 2008 Jun 12. Presented by Dr. Birkemeier at the Scott and White Radiology Departmental Research Meeting, Temple, TX. 2007 Jul 24.
  • Browne LP, Boswell HB, Crotty EJ, O’Hara SM, Birkemeier KL, Guillerman RP. “Van Wyk and Grumbach syndrome revisited: imaging and clinical findings in pre- and postpubertal girls.” Pediatric Radiology. 2008 May;38(5):538-42.
  • Birkemeier KL, Podberesky DJ, Salisbury S, Serai S. “Limited, fast-MRI as an alternative to CT for preoperative evaluation of pectus excavatum.” Pediatric Radiology 2011; 41, supplement 1: S250. Presented by Dr.Birkemeier at the International Pediatric Radiology Congress, London, U.K. 2011 May 29.
  • Bulas D, Linum L, Birkemeier KL. GI Anomalies. In Kline-Fath B, Bulas D, & Bahadho-Singh R, “Fundamental and Advanced Fetal Imaging,” Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia: 2015 Author Chapter 18.3 Abdominal Masses
  • Runge VM, Nitz WR, Trelles M, Goerner FL. “The Physics of Clinical MR Taught Through Images,” Third Edition. Thieme Medical Publishers, New York; 2014. Contributor/Co-author
  • Donnelly LF, Merrow AC, Anton C, O’Hara S, Jones B, Richardson, Towbin A, Koch B, Larson D, Podberesky D, Fleck R, Zbojniewicz A, Baskin, Wallihan D. “Diagnostic Imaging: Pediatric Radiology,” Second Edition. Amirsys Publishing, Inc., Canada: 2012 Medical Editor
  • Runge VM, Nitz WR, Schmeets SH, Faulkner WH. “The Physics of Clinical MR Taught Through Images,” Second Edition. Thieme Medical Publishers, New York; 2009. Contributor/Co-author
  • Eary LK, Birkemeier KL. “Imaging Gently with a ‘Back to Basics’ Approach Promoting Radiation Protection in Pediatric X-Ray Exams.” Poster presented by Lisa Eary at The 2nd Annual McLane Children’s Research/Quality Improvement Poster Day, McLane Children’s Hospital, Temple, TX. 2017 May 23. Won 3rd place People’s Choice award.
  • Hogg RJ, Acosta AA, Birkemeier KL, Waxman JA. “Novel bladder images associated with gross hematuria and hyperuricosuria in a patient with IgA nephropathy.” Presented by Dr. Hogg at the 14th International Symposium on IgA Nephropathy, Tours, France. 2016 Sept 15-17.
  • Woughter MA, Birkemeier KL. “Pitfall of imaging the pediatric pylorus. ” Electronic poster ASER 2016. San Franscisco, CA. 2016. Sept 14-17.
  • Birkemeier KL, Willard SD. “Unique case of a giant fibrous hamartoma of infancy with differing prenatal and postnatal MRI appearance.” Pediatric Radiology 2016; 43, supplement 2: p S372. Electronic poster SPR 2016, Bellvue, WA. 2016 May 14-18.
  • Willard SD, Birkemeier KL. “Teenage boy with cerebriform testicular adrenal rest tumors.” Pediatric Radiology 2016; 43, supplement 2: p S372. Electronic poster SPR 2016, Bellvue, WA. 2016 May 14-18.
  • Willard SD, Birkemeier KL. “Teenage boy with cerebriform testicular adrenal rest tumors.” Pediatric Radiology 2016; 43, supplement 2: p S372. Electronic poster SPR 2016, Bellvue, WA. 2016 May 14-18.
  • Eary LK, Birkemeier KL. “Reduction of artifacts on osseous survey imaging.” Poster presented by Lisa Eary at The Shared Governance Quality and Patient Safety Week 2016, McLane Children’s Hospital, Temple, TX. 2016 Mar 21 and 24.
  • Stevens JD, Birkemeier KL, Garza-Gongora RD, Parman L, Schmitz CJ. “Adolescent Scoliosis: Important Radiologic Parameters for the Surgeon.” Electronic poster RSNA 2015, Chicago, Il. 2015 November 29-Dec 4.
  • Acomb AD, Birkemeier KL. “Extrapulmonary intra-abdominal pulmonary sequestration-CPAM hybrid lesion.” Pediatric Radiology 2015; 45, supplement 1: pS171. Electronic poster SPR 2015, Bellvue, WA, 2015 Apr 27-May1.
  • Acomb A, Jones S, Uzee M, Garza-Gongora R, Birkemeier KL, Morelli JN. “Overuse Injuries of the Adolescent Upper Extremity: A Multimodality Review.” Electronic poster AUR 2015, New Orleans, LA. 2015. April 14-17.
  • Birkemeier KL. “Achalasia in Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome: A Case Report.” Pediatric Radiology 2012; 43, supplement 2: p S372. Electronic poster SPR 2013, San Antonio, TX. 2013 May 14-18.
  • Jones SL, Birkemeier KL, O’Hara SM, Lee J. “Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome: A Case Series Imaging Review.” Pediatric Radiology 2012; 43, supplement 2: p S370. Electronic poster SPR 2013, San Antonio, TX. 2013 May 14-18.
  • Birkemeier KL, Podberesky DJ, Salisbury S, Serai S. “Limited, fast-MRI as an alternative to CT for preoperative evaluation of pectus excavatum.” Pediatric Radiology 2011; 41, supplement 1: S250. Presented by Dr. Birkemeier at the International Pediatric Radiology Congress, London, U.K. 2011 May 29.
  • Attenberger UI, Runge VM, Jackson CB, Baumann SS, Birkemeier K, Michaely HJ, Schoenberg SO, Reiser MF, and Wintersperger BJ. “Lesion Enhancement in a Rat Brain Tumor Model: Evaluation of 1 M Gadobutrol vs Two Conventional Gadolinium Chelates, all injected at a Dose of 0.1 mmol/kg at 3 T.” Presented by Dr. Attenberger at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 17th Scientific Meeting & Exhibition, Honolulu, Hawaii. 2009 Apr 18-24. Presented by Dr. Birkemeier at the Scott and White Radiology Departmental Research Meeting, Temple, TX. 2008 Aug 12.
  • Attenberger UI, Sourbron SP, Schoenberg SO, Morelli J, Leiner T, Schöppler GM, Samtleben W, Birkemeier KL, Glaser C, Reiser MF, Michaely HJ. “Comprehensive MR Evaluation of Renal Disease: Added Clinical Value of Quantitative Perfusion Measurements over Single MR Angiography.” E-Poster presentation by Dr. Attenberger, Radiologic Society of North America, Chicago, Il. 2008, Nov.
  • Strange CD, Birkemeier KL, Sincleair ST, Shepherd JR. “Typical and Atypical Abdominal Hernias Presenting as Abdominal Pain in the Emergency Department.” Emergency Radiology 2007; 14, number 5, p 345-370. Presented by Dr. Strange at the Society for Emergency Radiology, San Diego, CA. 2007, Oct.
  • Birkemeier KL, Hawley D. “The Typical Presentation of Merkel Cell Carcinoma.” Presented by Krista Birkemeier at the University of Cincinnati Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. 2004 Sept; Presented by Krista Birkemeier at the American College of Physicians Conference, Columbus, OH. 2004 Oct.
  • Nieves-Colberg NM, Strife JL, O’Hara SM, Birkemeier KL. “Doppler Analysis of the Testicular Arterial Waveform in the Prepubescent Acute Scrotum.” Pediatric Radiology 2003; 33, supplement 2: S42. Presented by Dr. Nieves-Colberg at the European Society of Paediatric Radiology, Genoa, Italy. 2003 June.
  • Birkemeier KL, Phillips MJ. “Chondrosarcoma; Malignant Degeneration from an Osteochondroma.” American College of Radiology Case in Point. 2011 Jun 07. <http://caseinpoint.acr.org/index.htm>
  • Birkemeier KL, Naik P, Nipper MN. “Intrahepatic portal vein aneurysm.” American College of Radiology Case in Point. 2010 May 31. <http://caseinpoint.acr.org/index.htm>
  • Birkemeier KL, Naik P, Nipper MN. “Intrahepatic portal vein aneurysm.” American College of Radiology Case in Point. 2010 May 31. <http://caseinpoint.acr.org/index.htm>
  • Birkemeier KL, Crisp MB. “Hepatoblastoma.” American College of Radiology Case in Point. 2009 Jun 30. <http://caseinpoint.acr.org/index.htm>
  • Birkemeier KL, Shepherd JR. “Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.” American College of Radiology Case in Point. 2007 Jul 17. <http://caseinpoint.acr.org/index.htm>
  • Birkemeier KL, Nipper ML. “Colovesicle Fistula.” American College of Radiology Case in Point. 2007 Mar 9. <http://caseinpoint.acr.org/index.htm>
  • Hogg RJ, Acosta AA, Birkemeier KL, Waxman JA. Novel bladder images associated with gross hematuria and hyperuricosuria in a patient with IgA nephropathy. (article submitted, pending)
  • Willard SD, Birkemeier KL, Woughter MA. Normal portal vein pulsatility in children. (IRB approved, enrolling patients, original research article)
  • Elliot R, Birkemeier KL. Overview of pediatric liver tumors. (IRB approved, submitted as educational poster to RSNA)
  • Birkemeier KL, Gist AK, Perger L. Extrapulmonary intra-abdominal pulmonary sequestration-CPAM hybrid lesion. (IRB approved, case series)
  • Birkemeier KL, Gist AK. Unique case of a giant fibrous hamartoma of infancy with differing prenatal and postnatal MRI appearance.(submitted to Pediatric Radiology)
  • Stevens JD, Birkemeier KL. Type 3 biliary atresia with segmental cystic dilation diagnosed pre-operatively with delayed hepatobiliary imaging. (case report in progress)
  • Huynh T, Crisp MB, Birkemeier KL. Multiple FNH lesions in a patient with Osler Weber Renu. (pending ACR Case in Point)

  • Awards and Honors
  • Innergize Flash Award for Teamwork, 2017
  • 3rd place People’s Choice Award for Quality Poster Presentation, 2017
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1999-present
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 1999-2017
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Innergize Inspire Award for Excellence, 2016
  • Innergize Ignite Award for Servanthood, 2016
  • Innergize Spark Award for Excellence, 2016
  • Radiology Teaching Award, 2014
  • AOA Roentgen Resident Research Award

  • Professional Memberships
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Radiology
  • Society for Pediatric Radiology
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • American Roentgen Ray Society

  • Languages Spoken
    English


    Locations


    Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center
    1901 SW HK Dodgen Loop
    Temple, TX 76502
    254-724-5437
    Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
    2401 S. 31st St.
    Temple, TX 76508
    254-724-2111

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