Dr. Nanda Thimmappa is a practicing diagnostic radiologist with a focus on body imaging in adult patients. As part of her duties, she reads and interprets body imaging modalities such as CT, MRI, plain films and ultrasound for patients. Dr. Thimmappa helped pioneer services at MU Health Care including Imorgan imaging software and contrast-enhanced ultrasound procedures. She performs procedures such as fluoroscopy, perforated flap imaging, contrast-enhanced ultrasound and CT colonography.

Education & Training

Medical School

Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences


Internal Medicine

  • Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences (India)


Radiology, General

  • Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Center

Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


American Board of Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology


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Academic Information

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
Department Diversity Ambassador

Research Profile

Dr. Thimmappa is an abdominal radiologist and medical director of ultrasound at MU Health Care and an assistant professor at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Dr. Thimmappa has published in the fields of abdominal imaging and MRI. Some of her research topics include perforator flap angiography, abdominal imaging in patients with breast tissue expanders and ECG pad for efficient cardiac MRI.

Research Interests

  • MRI and ultrasound contrast agents
  • Perforator flap angiographies
  • Advanced image processing, optimization of radiology workflow and technology assessment
  • Automated algorithm development for organ and lesion segmentation and tumor measurements
  • Application of machine learning to medical imaging

Areas of Expertise

  • Abdominal and vascular ultrasound
  • Abdominal CT, MRI and fluoroscopic studies
  • Contrast enhanced ultrasound
  • Perforator flap angiography


A list of Dr. Thimmappa's publications are available online.

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