Our Radiologists


We have these convenient hours to serve you.

Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Call 913.831.0509 to schedule your exam. Or referring offices print off an Exam Request Form
and fax to us at 913.831.0439

Expert Doctors. Professional Care.

Aamer Farooki, M.D.


  • Fellowship: MRI, Mallinkrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Mallinkrodt Institute, St. Louis, Missouri

Dr. Aamer Farooki is a board-certified radiologist with fellowship training in magnetic resonance imaging. He attended Harvard University for college, graduating with multiple honors including manga cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He then graduated at the top of his class from Duke Medical School. He was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and received multiple additional awards and honors including a Howard Huges Scholarship. For his performance during his transitional year internship, he was recognized with an Intern of the year award. After this, he completed his Radiology residency and fellowship in MRI at the Mallinkrodt Insitute in St. Louis.

Dr. James Collins, M.D.


Dr. Collins is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio University School of Medicine.

Dr. Collins completed his Residency in Radiology at Columbia University in New York and his Fellowship in Body Imaging / Musculoskeletal radiology at the University of Utah Medical Center. 

Dr. Steven Gould, DC, D.A.C.B.R, F.I.C.C.


*Board Certified Chiropractic Radiologist

*Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology

*Fellow of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology

*Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors

*Board member for the Kansas Board of Healing Arts

Expert Doctors. Professional Care.

Avery J. Knapp Jr., M.D.

Board Certified Radiologist, American Board of Radiology, Neuroradiologist

Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology and Fellowship Trained in Neuroradiology, Dr. Avery J. Knapp, Jr. has been actively practicing since 2008. Dr. Knapp received his Bachelors of Liberal Arts and Medical Degree at the University of Missouri – Kansas City’s 6-year combined degree program. This accelerated, dual-degree 6-year program is one of only three in the nation. He completed his internship at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, IL, and his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at The Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He was selected as Chief Resident in Radiology at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Knapp then completed Neuroradiology fellowship training at Harbor-UCLA.

Dr. Knapp previously worked as partner radiologist at Sparks Hospital in Arkansas from 2010-2013, and currently works as a radiologist for radiology centers across the United States and Puerto Rico. Presently, Dr. Knapp maintains 47 active licenses and growing.

Dr. Knapp performs full-time radiology duties including the interpretation of MRI, CT, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine testing. Subspecializing in injuries and disorders of the brain and spine, with a particular interest in trauma-related radiology, Dr. Knapp is also available for expert radiology consultation, review of studies, medical records, and testimony in trials and depositions.

Matthew Herman, M.D.

Board Certified Radiologist and Pain Medicine Physician

Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology and Fellowship Trained in Pain Medicine, Dr. Matthew Hermann has been actively practicing since 2019. Dr. Hermann graduated summa cum laude from Southern Adventist University. He received his Medical Degree and completed his internship at Virginia Commonwealth University, AOA. He finished his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor before completing Pain Medicine fellowship training at Stanford University, where he was selected as Chief Fellow.

From 2019 to the present Dr. Hermann worked as an emergency diagnostic radiologist reading a high volume of emergent and post traumatic imaging studies. He performs full-time radiology duties including interpretation of MRI, CT, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine testing.

United Imaging Consultants

United Imaging Consultants, LLC was formed in 2000 by the merger of several Kansas City area radiology groups. Today, UIC is a growing radiology group practice focused on delivering Advanced Radiology and Exceptional Care to patients in collaboration with our outstanding clinical partners, 24 hours a day, every day.

UIC physicians have highly specialized training in the interpretation of radiology studies and the performance of image guided procedures. Our team of Board Certified radiologists includes sub-specialists in body imaging, breast imaging, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology, and nuclear medicine.

By focusing on a sub-specialty, each UIC radiologist brings depth of experience and up to date expertise to each case. A unified technology platform allows UIC physicians to share their collective expertise on challenging cases, and ensure prompt service, even during peak periods.

UIC is also a member of Strategic Radiology, a national coalition of more than 20 independent radiology practices comprised of more than 1100 radiologists. UIC works with other Strategic Radiology member practices on improving quality, sharing best practices, and creating superior value for our patients and clinical partners.

In this way, UIC fulfills our commitment to deliver Advanced Radiology for our clinical partners, and Exceptional Care for each patient.

Frequently Asked Questions

My doctor scheduled me for an exam at Diagnostic Radiology Institute. What should I expect upon my arrival?

First – we have a check-in time and a scan time. We ask that patients arrive 15-30 minutes prior to their actual scan or x-ray. When you arrive the receptionist will greet you. We will make a copy of your insurance card and driver’s license. If you are a work comp patient we will only ask for your driver’s license. You will be given some paper work to fill out with information pertaining to your demographics, medical history, and a consent form. If your doctor gave you prior studies, films, or x-rays, we will collect them for our radiologist to review. You will be directed to a waiting room where you will be screened and go over your medical history. If you are having an MRI, you will be asked about certain metals and you may have to remove them. Everything will be locked in a private room and you will take the key with you.

Why would I need a contrast?

Contrast (gadolinium) is used for certain studies. For example: If you have had surgery on your spine, it is used to differentiate between a new injury and scar tissue. If the diagnosis is MS; the contrast is used to highlight the possibility of plaques. It also highlights tumors. Contrast is a clear solution that is injected into your veins. It is injected partway through the study and then some sequences are performed again.

Our doctor and nurses are on site for contrast studies.

What if I want more than one area scanned?

An MRI is specific to the area your physician orders. We have to go by what the order says. If it says left shoulder but both of your shoulders hurt, we cannot add the right shoulder. The same with your spine – If the order says lumbar; we will scan your low back area and that is all.

If you think you need something else scanned please discuss that with your physician prior to your appointment. If another scan is added, we need to be notified. You are given a 45-minute time slot for each scan.

Do you accept my insurance?

We are in almost every insurance plan in the Kansas City area. Some insurances require a precertification number. We will work with your referring physician to obtain that, however, it is your responsibility to make sure it is obtained. Some insurances require authorization from your primary care physician. It is your responsibility to obtain that prior to your exam. Physicians can fax that to us or you can bring it. We will assist you if necessary. Please make sure you bring all insurance information with you.

What about payment?

Some insurances pay 100% others have a deductible or co-pay. We require that you pay your co-pay at the time of service. We also ask that you pay a portion of your deductible if it has not been met. We will bill your insurance company and send you a statement. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Master Card & Visa.

Can I get a copy of my exam?

Patients are given a CD of their examination for their permanent record.

How do I get my exam results?

Your exam will be interpreted by one of our board-certified radiologists. It will be transcribed and finalized. It will then be sent to your referring physician who will go over the results with you.

You will be given a CD with your MRI images on it – This is your permanent medical record to keep. We can share your images and results (Following all HIPPA Requirements) via the NUANCE CLOUD, as long as the requesting doctor or hospital uses the same cloud system.

We can always provide you a copy of your written results after your consultation with your physician is completed.

Diagnostic Radiology Institute of Kansas City