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Monica Kessi, M.D., Joins Vista Radiology from Hawaii

KNOXVILLE, TENN. –Board certified radiologist, Monica Kessi, M.D.,  has joined Vista Radiology P.C. from Hawaii, working remotely from her Kihei office while improving Vista’s turnaround time, efficiency and patient service.

Monica Kessi, M.D.Although Dr. Kessi will be a member of Vista Radiology in Tennessee, she will continue to live and work on the island of Maui in Hawaii.  Vista’s  Internet-based infrastructure and Picture Archiving Computer System (PACS)  allows her to read radiology films after Vista’s East Tennessee-based physicians go home in the evenings. 

The six-hour time difference between Tennessee and Hawaii makes this method of reading MRIs, CTs and ultrasounds more efficient, thus decreasing turn-around time and on-call coverage costs.

She joins Vista following a diagnostic neuroradiology fellowship with the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis, Mo.  She completed her diagnostic radiology residency at St. Louis University Hospital and transitional internship year with Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore.  She received her medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Ore. 

Dr. Kessi completed post-baccalaureate/premedicine studies at Portland State University in Oregon after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Portland.  Her memberships include the American Roentgen Ray Society, American Association for Women Radiologists, American Society of Neuroradiology and American Society of Emergency Radiology. 

Established over 40 years ago as Fort Sanders Radiology, Vista Radiology is the largest and most sub-specialized radiology practice in East Tennessee. With 38 Board-Certified radiologists, Vista is uniquely positioned to provide the highest available level of radiology expertise, including 24-hour teleradiology services and sub-specialized radiographic interpretations.

Vista Radiology also specializes in non-surgical, minimally invasive treatments such as endovascular repair of aneurysms, acute stroke treatments, breast biopsy, radiofrequency ablation and UFE, in Knoxville and the surrounding areas.  Vista’s membership includes fellowship trained specialists in body / cross sectional imaging, MR imaging, musculoskeletal radiology, neuro-interventional radiology, neuroradiology, cardiac imaging & thoracic radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, women’s imaging / breast intervention, PET & nuclear medicine, and pediatric radiology.

Vista provides radiology services for 9 East Tennessee hospitals:

  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
  • Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center
  • Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center
  • Fort Loudoun Medical Center
  • Roane Medical Center (Harriman, TN)
  • East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
  • Sky Ridge Medical Center (Cleveland, TN area)
  • Claiborne County Hospital (Tazewell, TN)
  • Lakeway Regional Hospital (Morristown, TN)

Additionally, Vista services outpatient facilities such as:

  • Fort Sanders West Diagnostic Center
  • Thompson Cancer Survival Breast Center
  • Thompson Cancer West
  • Parkwest Comprehensive Breast Center
  • The Breast Center and LeConte Medical Center
  • Diagnostic Health, Knoxville (formerly HealthSouth ODC)
  • Diagnostic Health, Nashville (formerly HealthSouth ODC)
  • Healthstar Physicians, P.C.

For more information about Vista Radiology, please visit their website at http://vistaradiology.com/.


Charles McRae, Administrator
Vista Radiology, P.C.
(865) 595-4100

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