Krista L. Birkemeier, MD

Baylor Scott & White Health

Diagnostic 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

  • 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.

  • Awards and Honors
  • 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


    Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center
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    Temple, TX 76502
    Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
    2401 S. 31st St.
    Temple, TX 76508