Blog RSS https://www.vumc.org/radiology/ en Melissa Hilmes Named Director of Medical Student Education https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/melissa-hilmes-named-director-medical-student-education <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Melissa Hilmes Named Director of Medical Student Education</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/index.php/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 02/15/2024 - 10:56</span> <a href="/radiology/index.php/blog-post-rss/1696" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Melissa Hilmes Named Director of Medical Student Education"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences is excited to announce that Associate Professor Melissa Hilmes, MD, has been named the Director of Medical Student Education.<br /><br /> Dr. Hilmes joined VUMC in 2007, and has since been involved with medical student education at multiple levels. She served as the co-director of the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL) and as a portfolio coach. She is the current course director for the ACE in Pediatric Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology courses for medical students in the 3rd and 4th years.<br /><br /> In 2023, Dr. Hilmes received a VUSM Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Small Group Setting. She has been a member of the Academy of Excellence in Education since 2020. </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/radiology/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/hilmes%20round.png?itok=GZl7mNNp" width="207" height="203" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 15 Feb 2024 16:56:37 +0000 hicksj3 1696 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology Joseph McCrary Joins VUMC Radiology as Assistant Professor https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/joseph-mccrary-joins-vumc-radiology-assistant-professor <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Joseph McCrary Joins VUMC Radiology as Assistant Professor</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/05/2024 - 10:31</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1694" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Joseph McCrary Joins VUMC Radiology as Assistant Professor"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences is excited to welcome Joseph McCrary, MD, to the Pediatric Radiology section as an Assistant Professor.</p> <p>Dr. McCrary comes to VUMC after almost three years at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, where he practiced as an Emergency and Critical Care Pediatric Radiologist. </p> <p>A graduate of Notre Dame, Dr. McCrary earned his medical degree at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He went on to complete his internal medicine internship and radiology residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland. </p> <p>Welcome, Dr. McCrary!</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/radiology/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/McCrary_JosephROUND.png?itok=oWApsE2l" width="575" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 05 Feb 2024 16:31:27 +0000 hicksj3 1694 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology Guiyun Wu Joins VUMC Radiology as Associate Professor https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/guiyun-wu-joins-vumc-radiology-associate-professor <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Guiyun Wu Joins VUMC Radiology as Associate Professor</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/08/2024 - 09:30</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1686" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Guiyun Wu Joins VUMC Radiology as Associate Professor"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences is excited to welcome Guiyun Wu, MD, MS, to the Nuclear Medicine section as an Associate Professor.</p> <p>Dr. Wu joined VUMC on January 2, 2024 and comes to us from Cleveland Clinic, where he has worked since 2003.</p> <p>Holding board certifications in both Nuclear Medicine and Neurology, Dr. Wu has been an integral part of supporting the clinical research efforts at Cleveland Clinic's Neurological Institute.</p> <p>A graduate of Inner Mongolia Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Dr. Wu went on to serve as a research fellow at West Virginia University and Henry Ford Hospital before completing a neurology residency with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a fellowship in Nuclear Medicine and Neurology at the University of Michigan.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/radiology/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Wu_Guiyun_002%20ROUND_1.png?itok=CqlpLHOa" width="576" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 08 Jan 2024 15:30:00 +0000 hicksj3 1686 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology Research from VUMC Radiology and Philips Shows How Decarbonizing Healthcare Helps To Reduce Cost https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/research-vumc-radiology-and-philips-shows-how-decarbonizing-healthcare-helps <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Research from VUMC Radiology and Philips Shows How Decarbonizing Healthcare Helps To Reduce Cost</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/29/2023 - 09:00</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1682" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Research from VUMC Radiology and Philips Shows How Decarbonizing Healthcare Helps To Reduce Cost"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><img alt="VUMC Radiology + Philips" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/radiology/sites/default/files/FwvKqCBWIAA8RU4_0.jpg" class="align-center" /></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Chicago, USA</strong> – <a href="https://www.philips.com/newscenter">Royal Philips</a>, a global leader in health technology, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), home to top-ranked adult and pediatric hospitals in the Southeastern U.S., today announced initial results of a research collaboration to decarbonize the health system’s radiology department. The project, which was initially <a href="https://www.usa.philips.com/a-w/about/news/archive/standard/news/press/2023/20230522-philips-and-vanderbilt-university-medical-center-unite-to-define-roadmap-for-decarbonizing-radiology.html">announced</a> in May 2023, shows that sustainable initiatives can be both environmentally friendly and cost-effective. The assessment indicated that circular business models, such as upgrades, can reduce total cost of ownership of an MR system by up to 23% and carbon emissions by 17%, and for CT, refurbished systems and equipment upgrades can contribute to reducing costs of ownership by up to 10% and 8% respectively, and reducing carbon emissions by 6% and 4% respectively.</p> <p>Philips and Vanderbilt assessed 13 diagnostic imaging devices including MR, CT, ultrasound and X-ray, which account for an estimated 12,000 patient scans per month and found that, over a period of 10 years, they emit the CO₂ equivalent of approximately 1,000 gas cars driven for one year. In addition, the energy use of scanners accounted for more than half of the total emissions released from diagnostic radiology. Other generators of carbon emissions within the department included the use of medical disposables, PACS (picture archiving and communication system) and linen production and laundry.</p> <p>The assessment showed that both technology and healthcare practitioners play a significant role in reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions. For example, 44-75% of energy is consumed outside of patient scanning time, therefore the research emphasized the importance of working with staff to improve patient scan efficiency and industry partners to develop techniques to reduce carbon emissions between scans. Improving scanning efficiency with technology including those that are AI-enabled may conserve energy and reduce unnecessary scan repetition.</p> <p>“Human health is closely connected to the health of the environment, and we need to take care of both, which is why we feel a great sense of urgency to address our carbon emissions and develop a more sustainable and healthier path forward,” said Diana Carver, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology &amp; Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “Our collaboration is leveraging our team’s collective knowledge and expertise to reveal key learnings that will direct our efforts to cut emissions.”</p> <p>Along with implementing a set of prioritized interventions defined by Philips and VUMC that will support the carbon footprint reduction of the radiology department, the two organizations intend to share their findings in a scientific publication, with the objective of facilitating knowledge sharing and enabling further improvement of environmental strategies throughout the healthcare industry.</p> <p>“It is imperative that healthcare acts quickly, collectively, and globally to mitigate climate impact. This study challenges conventional thinking that sustainability increases costs when it, in fact, does just the opposite. Energy-efficient, circular, digital and cloud-based technologies can help address climate change and this research shows that individual behavioral changes can also play an important role in speeding up global efforts towards decarbonization,” said Jeff DiLullo, Chief Region Leader, Philips North America. “Our teams continue to work closely to define an approach and model that VUMC can leverage, anticipating results of this research will inspire others to take action.”</p> <p>During <a href="https://reg.meeting.rsna.org/flow/rsna/rsna23/RSNA2023/page/pre-event-landing-page">#RSNA23</a>, Dr. Carver presented initial results of this research in the session <strong>“Exposing Sustainable Imaging Strategies: The Role of Practitioners in Reducing Carbon Footprint.”</strong> Today, Dr. Cassandra Thiel, a lead researcher on the project, will outline additional research insights in “Spinning Radiology Resources: Balancing environmental and economic considerations with circular business models” and <strong>“Shedding Light on Sustainability for Radiologists - A Comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of a Diagnostic Radiology Department.”</strong></p> <p>Philips also hosted a virtual Symposium session – <strong>Sustainable Radiology: From Aspiration to Action</strong> – moderated by Jeff DiLullo, featuring leading industry experts including John Scheel, MD, Professor of Radiology &amp; Radiology Sciences and Vice Chair of Global Health and Sustainability at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who presented best practices to help improve care for patients and the planet.</p> <p>At RSNA, Philips is launching its new ‘care means the world’ brand campaign, highlighting that improving human health and environmental health go hand in hand. With sustainability embedded in everything the company does, Philips is leading the way in innovation to enable healthcare that is connected, inclusive, accessible and sustainable. Visit <a href="https://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/about/events-calendar/rsna">Philips at RSNA 2023</a> for more information.</p> <p><strong>For further information, please contact:</strong></p> <p>Avi Dines, Philips North America<br /> Tel: + 1 781 690 3814<br /> Email: <a href="mailto:avi.dines@philips.com">avi.dines@philips.com</a></p> <p>Mark Groves, Philips Global Press Office <br /> Tel: +31 631 639 916<br /> Email: <a href="mailto:mark.groves@philips.com">mark.groves@philips.com</a></p> <p><strong>Vanderbilt Radiology Communications:</strong></p> <p>Derek Scancarelli, MA<br /> Senior Communications Specialist<br /><a href="mailto:derek.scancarelli@vumc.org">derek.scancarelli@vumc.org</a></p> <p>Jackson Hicks, MS<br /> Associate Communications Specialist<br /><a href="mailto:Jackson.hicks@vumc.org">Jackson.hicks@vumc.org</a></p> <p><strong>About Royal Philips</strong></p> <p>Royal Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and well-being through meaningful innovation. Philips’ patient- and people-centric innovation leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver personal health solutions for consumers and professional health solutions for healthcare providers and their patients in the hospital and the home. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, ultrasound, image-guided therapy, monitoring and enterprise informatics, as well as in personal health. Philips generated 2022 sales of EUR 17.8 billion and employs approximately 70,700 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at <a href="http://www.philips.com/newscenter">www.philips.com/newscenter</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Vanderbilt University Medical Center</strong></p> <p>Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is the largest comprehensive research, teaching and patient care health system in the Mid-South region, with the highest ranked adult and children’s hospitals in the Southeast by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, VUMC sees more than 3.2 million patient visits per year in over 180 ambulatory locations, performs 91,000 surgical operations and discharges 79,000 inpatients from its main-campus adult, children’s, psychiatric and rehabilitation hospitals and three regional community hospitals. The Medical Center is the largest non-governmental employer of Middle Tennesseans, with nearly 40,000 staff, including more than 3,000 physicians, advanced practice nurses and scientists appointed to the Vanderbilt University faculty. For more information and the latest news follow VUMC on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/VanderbiltHealth/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/vanderbilt-university-medical-center/">LinkedIn</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/vumchealth">Twitter</a> and in the <a href="https://news.vumc.org/">VUMC Reporter</a>.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/radiology/news-announcements?tag=160" hreflang="und">climate change</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 29 Nov 2023 15:00:00 +0000 hicksj3 1682 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology Matthew Roberts Joins VUMC Radiology as Assistant Professor https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/matthew-roberts-joins-vumc-radiology-assistant-professor <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Matthew Roberts Joins VUMC Radiology as Assistant Professor</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/13/2023 - 09:30</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/1681" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Matthew Roberts Joins VUMC Radiology as Assistant Professor"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences is pleased to welcome Matthew Roberts, MD, to the Emergency Radiology section as an Assistant Professor.<br /><br /> Dr. Roberts comes to us from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he served as an Assistant Professor since 2017. Previously, he worked in private practice and for the University of Tennessee health group at a Level 1 trauma center.<br /><br /> A graduate of Weber State University, Dr. Roberts went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Dr. Roberts completed his internship and radiology residency at UT Methodist, also in Memphis. <br /><br /> Dr. Roberts' primary interests are in emergency and trauma imaging. In his first year at UAB, he received a “Top Ten” faculty teaching award.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Roberts_Matthew_ROUND.png?itok=7-3hjVrz" width="576" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 13 Nov 2023 15:30:00 +0000 hicksj3 1681 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology Matthew Smith Wins RSNA Resident Research Award https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/matthew-smith-wins-rsna-resident-research-award <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Matthew Smith Wins RSNA Resident Research Award</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 09/21/2023 - 11:53</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1667" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Matthew Smith Wins RSNA Resident Research Award"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A research project aimed at developing a new way to image lung perfusion has won a VUMC Radiology member a coveted award.</p> <p>Abdominal Imaging fellow Matthew Smith, MD, PhD, was chosen as this year’s recipient for the RSNA Resident Research Award. Dr. Smith’s research, “Detecting pulmonary embolism using fluoroscopy and spectral analysis: a non-contrast method” started in 2019 when he joined the department as a first-year Diagnostic Radiology resident.</p> <p>He was nominated by the department to recognize his work and efforts towards this research.</p> <p>"My project has been incredibly rewarding,” says Dr. Smith. “From initial brainstorming sessions to the latest clinical validation with Interventional Cardiology. I could not have done this without my team, and I'm especially thankful for Drs. Gary Smith and Jared Grice."</p> <p>Using his PhD in Medical Physics along with his medical degree, Dr. Smith has utilized all aspects of his training to get to this point.</p> <p>“Matt has been incredible researcher,” says Jared Grice, DMP, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. “He’s built the project largely himself and assembled collaborators from not only his interpersonal skills, but also his skill sets in image processing and coding.”</p> <p>Dr. Smith says a relationship with an industry partner developed at last year’s RSNA conference could help further the project.</p> <p>“This connection recently provided a potential for further development, so we can get this technology to patients who would benefit,” says Dr. Smith.</p> <p>This goal of getting the work to patients, along with the passion behind the investigator, is what Dr. Steven Harris says makes this project and Dr. Smith stand out.</p> <p>“This award is wonderful news,” says Steven Harris, MD, PhD, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Associate Program Director. “Matt has applied his tremendous enthusiasm and strong technical background to an innovative project with an eye for clinical translation.”</p> <p>Congratulations, Dr. Smith!</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/radiology/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Smith_Matthew_2023_ROUND_1.png?itok=bhXit1y0" width="572" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 21 Sep 2023 16:53:01 +0000 hicksj3 1667 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology Kim Sandler Talks Lung Cancer Screening in ACR Voice of Radiology Blog https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/kim-sandler-talks-lung-cancer-screening-acr-voice-radiology-blog <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Kim Sandler Talks Lung Cancer Screening in ACR Voice of Radiology Blog</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 09/19/2023 - 14:04</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1666" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Kim Sandler Talks Lung Cancer Screening in ACR Voice of Radiology Blog"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>VUMC Radiology Associate Professor Kim Sandler, MD, recently wrote about the importance of lung cancer screening for ACR's Voice of Radiology Blog ahead of National Lung Cancer Screening Day on November 11.</p> <p>"Lung cancer screening saves lives through the early detection of disease," writes Dr. Sandler. "Often, these patients are eligible for curative resection, with significant improvement in both morbidity and mortality when compared to late-stage diagnosis. However, disparities remain in enrollment and adherence to annual screening for lung cancer, particularly in rural communities and minority groups."</p> <p>"The Vanderbilt Lung Screening Program team is very much looking forward to participating in LCS Day. Last year, we participated in the inaugural event unsure of exactly what to expect. The day was extremely successful, both because of the number of people who were able to be screened and for the experience that we were able to provide. What we heard from our patients was gratitude — gratitude for providing lung screening and specifically for making the opportunity available on Saturday. Many of our Screening Day participants were dependent on friends or family members for transportation and struggled to coordinate travel during the week. They also could not take time away from work to undergo screening."</p> <p><a href="https://www.acr.org/Advocacy-and-Economics/Voice-of-Radiology-Blog/2023/08/31/Save-More-Lives-With-Lung-Cancer-Screening?utm_campaign=VORB_QSNS_LCSN_LCSE&amp;utm_source=social&amp;utm_medium=twt_aug31">Read more of Dr. Sandler's article on the ACR's website.</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/radiology/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/VORBlogLogo_animated_smaller.jpg?itok=ASbhfeV1" width="500" height="500" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 19 Sep 2023 19:04:14 +0000 hicksj3 1666 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology 2023: Residency Programs Hosting Virtual Open House & Interactive Info Sessions https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/2023-residency-programs-hosting-virtual-open-house-interactive-info-sessions <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2023: Residency Programs Hosting Virtual Open House &amp; Interactive Info Sessions</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/scancadr" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">scancadr</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/28/2023 - 14:53</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1659" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to 2023: Residency Programs Hosting Virtual Open House &amp; Interactive Info Sessions"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences is happy to announce that it will be hosting TWO virtual interactive information sessions for our residency programs via Teams. Both Diagnostic Radiology and Integrated Interventional Radiology will be represented at the open houses. You must pre-register to attend. Please be sure to use an official institution email address for registration.</p> <p>Please click a link below to register for the date that works best for you:</p> <p><a href="https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/MFBX7yQU2E64PBLFM9h5qw,s26g78Ra3k-VvqpJTDD09A,UbKJJVR_vku2PM_ywWXdzg,bQEZCZjmpUqwEYrJk86KVA,Xiiml2LA40usIBAZUywqBA,9w3-ADM_fEu7U2VOOL8sSg?mode=read&amp;tenantId=ef575030-1424-4ed8-b83c-12c533d879ab">Microsoft Teams: Tuesday September 12 - 7:30-8:30PM CT</a></p> <p><a href="https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/MFBX7yQU2E64PBLFM9h5qw,s26g78Ra3k-VvqpJTDD09A,UbKJJVR_vku2PM_ywWXdzg,_CZVfCvqME-Krsmgkvf9mw,x9rZ4PbrSkuKwsvo5jXIRg,xsfOS0WR8UGEt_0p2ulWUw?mode=read&amp;tenantId=ef575030-1424-4ed8-b83c-12c533d879ab">Microsoft Teams: Wednesday September 13 - 7:30-8:30PM CT</a></p> <p> </p> <p>--</p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/radiology/diagnostic-radiology-residency">Learn more about our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program.</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/radiology/interventional-radiology-residency">Learn more about our Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program.</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 28 Aug 2023 19:53:49 +0000 scancadr 1659 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology Erin Cooke Selected for SCARD-GE Healthcare LEAD Program https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/erin-cooke-selected-scard-ge-healthcare-lead-program <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Erin Cooke Selected for SCARD-GE Healthcare LEAD Program</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/28/2023 - 14:15</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1660" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Erin Cooke Selected for SCARD-GE Healthcare LEAD Program"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Congratulations to Erin Cooke, MD, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director and Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, for being accepted into the 2023-2024 SCARD-GE Healthcare Leading Empowering and Disrupting (LEAD) Program.</p> <p>This program, a joint project by SCARD and GE Healthcare, is a one-year women’s leadership program comprised of 20 female leaders from across the field of radiology. The goal is to increase the number of women in leadership positions, building a network of women across radiology and the industry.</p> <p>“I’m honored and excited to participate in the LEAD Program,” Dr. Cooke says. “I’m also grateful to the department for the support and encouragement, especially from faculty who have previously participated such as Dr. Deitte and Dr. Spalluto.”</p> <p>Dr. Cooke and her LEAD cohorts begin in September. Learn more about the program by visiting the <a href="https://www.scardweb.org/lead-program">SCARD website here.</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/radiology/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Cooke-Erin-round_3.png?itok=3_pBX6FP" width="576" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 28 Aug 2023 19:15:41 +0000 hicksj3 1660 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology Congratulations to the Inaugural Class of Vanderbilt-ACR Radiology Leadership Institute Scholars https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/congratulations-inaugural-class-vanderbilt-acr-radiology-leadership-institute <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Congratulations to the Inaugural Class of Vanderbilt-ACR Radiology Leadership Institute Scholars</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/23/2023 - 12:05</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1654" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Congratulations to the Inaugural Class of Vanderbilt-ACR Radiology Leadership Institute Scholars"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img alt="ACR RLI SCHOLARS 2023" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/radiology/sites/default/files/Copy%20of%20VUMC%20TEMPLATE.png" class="align-center" /></p> <p>The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences is proud to share the inaugural class of <strong>Vanderbilt-ACR Radiology Leadership Institute Scholars:</strong> Shelby Frantz, MD, Colin McKnight, MD, Sumit Pruthi, MBBS, and Nicholas Voutsinas, MD, RPVI.<br /><br /> Scholars will visit the 2023 <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fvumc.us13.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3Df1376860870c2ffbf9a287f20%26id%3Dde842e7437%26e%3D48080ddec2&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cderek.scancarelli%40vumc.org%7C5238f4a8d38448d65e5608dba3f6805c%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C638284051351086748%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=HD5fgTciT9HIrb7fpb%2FhI1%2FE3M1y7%2BFLODpeAZxMYp0%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://vumc.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f1376860870c2ffbf9a287f20&amp;id=de842e7437&amp;e=48080ddec2" shash="yPVU84DOrEzAdLa4j6I08bfvUedtiWh+u6Mlc+0r3Anymmnl23KaQo1MJbC/7ZgnHzXB5FNbeWfSzb+9ynExFTTTogbGCNSr2gPFiwOauvkAFyxrrIu/n5cCpKu9E7eLNVF/PsqC42bACtSvt1Eyh2VuAeIibDKo7azTLqK9jyA=" target="_blank" title="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fvumc.us13.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3Df1376860870c2ffbf9a287f20%26id%3Dde842e7437%26e%3D48080ddec2&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cderek.scancarelli%40vumc.org%7C5238f4a8d38448d65e5608dba3f6805c%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C638284051351086748%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=HD5fgTciT9HIrb7fpb%2FhI1%2FE3M1y7%2BFLODpeAZxMYp0%3D&amp;reserved=0">RLI Summit</a> in Boston and participate in leadership programming corresponding to their respective pathway. We look forward to sharing the participants' newfound experience and knowledge via our departmental newsletter, our website, and social media.</p> <p><strong>Resident/Fellow Awardee: </strong>Shelby Frantz, MD</p> <p>In addition to visiting the RLI Summit, Dr. Frantz will participate in the 2023RLI Leadership Essentials Program, which offers interactive education that equips residents and fellows with foundational leadership and non-interpretive skills needed to maximize early-career success. Dr. Frantz will also participate in the 2023 RLI Kickstart Your Career Workshop. Designed for residents and fellows, this event provides participants with a strong foundation of knowledge, skills and tips on how to most effectively enter the radiology workforce in a way that positions you for the greatest opportunity for success.</p> <p><strong>Early Career Awardee:</strong> Nicholas Voutsinas, MD, RPVI</p> <p>In addition to visiting the RLI Summit, Dr. Voutsinas will participate in the 2024 Learning to Lead Bootcamp. The bootcamp provides participants with formal leadership training programs to gain knowledge, practice new skills, and discover how others have tackled similar challenges in the world of radiology.</p> <p><strong>Mid-Career Awardees:</strong> Sumit Pruthi, MBBS | Colin McKnight, MD</p> <p>In addition to visiting the RLI Summit, Dr. Pruthi and Dr. McKnight will participate in the 2024 RLI Maximize Your Influence and Impact course, designed for mid-career physicians to provide an understanding what it takes to succeed as a leader in the hospital boardroom, gain critical skills in radiology operations, negotiations and finances and be seen as an effective radiology leader by other departments.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 23 Aug 2023 17:05:55 +0000 hicksj3 1654 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology VUMC Receives Funding from Lipedema Foundation for New Biorepository https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/vumc-receives-funding-lipedema-foundation-new-biorepository <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC Receives Funding from Lipedema Foundation for New Biorepository </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/21/2023 - 12:05</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1653" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC Receives Funding from Lipedema Foundation for New Biorepository "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>NASHVILLE – The SALT Lab and the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will soon be home to one of the first-ever biorepositories focused on lipedema research thanks to a new grant from the Lipedema Foundation.</p> <p>This grant, which totals more than $700,000 over the next two years, will accelerate lipedema research by allowing researchers at VUMC to collect and study biological samples from participants with and without lipedema to further study this elusive disease. The project will be led by co-principal investigators Rachelle Crescenzi, PhD, and Aaron Aday, MD, MSc.</p> <p>"We began this research with support from the Lipedema Foundation by applying magnetic resonance imaging to key questions about lipedema symptoms of fat and fluid in the legs,” says SALT Lab lead Rachelle Crescenzi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at VUMC.</p> <p>“Now we have the incredible opportunity to ask a host of new questions about disease mechanisms,” adds cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist Aaron Aday, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine at VUMC.</p> <p>Lipedema is a chronic condition of fat and connective tissue which builds up in different parts of a person’s body, including the legs and hips. Lipedema fat accumulation is often accompanied by pain and edema, and is believed to be resistant to dietary and exercise interventions. However, the disease is often misdiagnosed as obesity, and diagnosis requires specialized training that is not widely available in most medical centers. The challenging diagnosis and lack of objective measures of lipedema have traditionally limited research studies about lipedema disease mechanisms.</p> <p>The SALT Imaging Lab in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) has focused on applying noninvasive MRI methods for Sodium, Adipose, and Lymphatics Translational imaging of lipedema. Their research demonstrated that lipedema has distinct characteristics from obesity on MRI.</p> <p>This new biorepository effort is a collaboration between the SALT Lab, the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, the Lipedema Foundation and research resources at VUMC. The biorepository aims to advance the understanding and diagnosis of lipedema by hosting deeply-characterized samples to generate new hypotheses and contribute to research. These samples will support the research efforts at VUMC and collaborators in the foundation’s network.</p> <p>“To date, one of the biggest barriers to advancing lipedema research has been the lack of well-characterized biological samples from participants with lipedema and those without the condition,” says Jonathan Kartt, Chief Executive Officer of the Lipedema Foundation. “We are excited to launch this biorepository in partnership with the stellar clinical and research team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and are optimistic it will accelerate the field’s work to better define, diagnose, and treat lipedema.”</p> <p>“Collaborating with Dr. Aaron Aday in our Vascular Medicine Section and the Lipedema Foundation early in the scientific process is critical to getting disease markers and testable treatments into clinics one day,” says Dr. Crescenzi. “That's our hope!"</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/radiology/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/LF%20logo_vertical_%20RGB_300ppi_transparent%20%281%29%5B97%5D.png?itok=pa6Vu70l" width="576" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 21 Aug 2023 17:05:55 +0000 hicksj3 1653 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology VUMC Named Comprehensive Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Center of Excellence https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/vumc-named-comprehensive-radiopharmaceutical-therapy-center-excellence <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC Named Comprehensive Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Center of Excellence</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/21/2023 - 11:57</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1652" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC Named Comprehensive Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Center of Excellence"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been designated a <a href="https://therapy.snmmi.org/SNMMI-THERAPY/Resources/SNMMI-THERAPY/Radiopharmaceutical_Therapy_Centers_of_Excellence.aspx">Comprehensive Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Center of Excellence</a> by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. It is the only such center in Tennessee.</p> <p>The designation affirms that VUMC has been found to have the training, personnel, equipment, and experience needed to manage patients requiring radiopharmaceutical therapy.</p> <p>“We are grateful for the experience, expertise, and enthusiasm shared by team members in helping our nuclear medicine therapy service to thrive and grow,” said Philip Scherer, MD, associate professor of Radiology, section chief of Nuclear Medicine, and director of Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) at VUMC.</p> <p>“Receiving this designation is a collaborative team effort with nuclear medicine physicians, technologists, radiation safety officers, medical physicists, radiochemists, radiopharmacists, and oncology physicians,” Scherer said.</p> <p>“Congratulations to the entire team on this distinction,” said Dan Brown, MD, professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, and interim chair of the Department of Radiology. “This designation shows the dedication of our faculty and staff in providing the best care possible for our patients.”</p> <p>With 15,000 members worldwide, the society promotes the science, technology, and practical applications of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. To date, more than 30 comprehensive radiopharmaceutical centers of excellence have been designated in the United States and Canada.</p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/radiology/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/download_0.png?itok=ij32BXbX" width="225" height="225" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 21 Aug 2023 16:57:29 +0000 hicksj3 1652 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology Lauren Snider Joins VUMC Radiology as Assistant Professor https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/lauren-snider-joins-vumc-radiology-assistant-professor <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Lauren Snider Joins VUMC Radiology as Assistant Professor</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/15/2023 - 09:30</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1680" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Lauren Snider Joins VUMC Radiology as Assistant Professor"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>VUMC Radiology is excited to announce that Lauren Snider, MD, has joined our department as an Assistant Professor.</p> <p>Dedicating most of her time to the Vanderbilt community hospitals, Dr. Snider will work with our various regional hospitals and their onsite breast imaging services.</p> <p>Dr. Snider is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, where she also completed her residency in diagnostic radiology. Most recently, Dr. Snider completed a fellowship in Breast Imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/radiology/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Snider_Lauren_ROUND.png?itok=khU_Bwxv" width="575" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 15 Aug 2023 14:30:00 +0000 hicksj3 1680 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology Wellington Pham Named AAPS Fellow https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/wellington-pham-named-aaps-fellow <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Wellington Pham Named AAPS Fellow</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/14/2023 - 16:01</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1650" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Wellington Pham Named AAPS Fellow"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Congratulations to Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering Wellington Pham, PhD, for being named a fellow to the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).</p> <p>Dr. Pham is a leader in imaging chemistry. He pioneers the integration of medicinal chemistry with biomarker imaging for the early detection of diseases. His laboratory develops targeted pharmaceuticals for multimodal imaging of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease using positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance (MR), and optical imaging modalities. He has made seminal and substantial contributions to molecular probe research, interfacing between basic and preclinical applications.</p> <p>Dr. Pham has published over 160 publications, including peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, conference abstracts/proceedings, editorials, and patents on these subjects. A recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy for Radiology &amp; Biomedical Imaging Research. He is the author of the textbook Principles of Molecular Probe Design and Applications and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).</p> <p>Each year, AAPS elevates a few members to Fellow status in recognition of their leadership in the pharmaceutical field and sustained superior contributions in the fields relevant to AAPS’s mission, such as advancing the capacity of pharmaceutical scientists to develop products and therapies that improve global health.</p> <p>Dr. Pham and the class of 2023 AAPS Fellows will be recognized during a reception at PharmSci 360 later this year.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/radiology/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Pham_Wellington%20ROUND_0.png?itok=G8USrf5X" width="570" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 14 Aug 2023 21:01:12 +0000 hicksj3 1650 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology Andrew Marsala Joins VUMC Radiology as Assistant Professor https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/andrew-marsala-joins-vumc-radiology-assistant-professor <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Andrew Marsala Joins VUMC Radiology as Assistant Professor</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/index.php/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/14/2023 - 09:00</span> <a href="/radiology/index.php/blog-post-rss/1679" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Andrew Marsala Joins VUMC Radiology as Assistant Professor"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences is happy to share that Andrew Marsala, MD, has joined our team as an Assistant Professor in Interventional Radiology.</p> <p>Dr. Marsala joins us from New Orleans, where he served as a Senior Physician and Interventional Radiologist at Ochsner Health. He is a graduate of LSU School of Medicine, where he graduated third in his class. Dr. Marsala completed his residency as Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and his fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at UCLA.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/radiology/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Marsala%20ROUND.png?itok=hrk1txo2" width="282" height="284" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 14 Aug 2023 14:00:00 +0000 hicksj3 1679 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology Mary Ellen Koran Selected for RSNA Clinical Trails Methodology Workshop https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/mary-ellen-koran-selected-rsna-clinical-trails-methodology-workshop <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Mary Ellen Koran Selected for RSNA Clinical Trails Methodology Workshop </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/09/2023 - 16:01</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1646" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Mary Ellen Koran Selected for RSNA Clinical Trails Methodology Workshop "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has chosen VUMC Radiology Assistant Professor Mary Ellen Koran, MD, PhD, for their 2024 Clinical Trails Methodology Workshop.</p> <p>This six-day intensive workshop gives attendees the tools to develop protocols and become funded, principal investigators for imaging clinical trials.</p> <p>Dr. Koran and others selected for the course will work with experienced faculty members and gain knowledge in writing trials that evaluate novel imaging or image-guided interventions through didactic sessions, one on one mentoring, and more.</p> <p>Congratulations, Dr. Koran!</p> <p>Learn more about the RSNA’s Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop and the 2025 application process by visiting their <a href="https://www.rsna.org/education/workshops/clinical-trials-methodology-workshop">website here.</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/radiology/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Koran_Mary_Ellen_ROUND_1000px_0.png?itok=QuxU2URo" width="573" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 09 Aug 2023 21:01:12 +0000 hicksj3 1646 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology Adam Rosenberg Named ‘One to Watch’ by SNMMI https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/adam-rosenberg-named-one-watch-snmmi <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Adam Rosenberg Named ‘One to Watch’ by SNMMI</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/09/2023 - 15:40</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1645" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Adam Rosenberg Named ‘One to Watch’ by SNMMI"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has named VUMC Radiology Research Assistant Professor Adam Rosenberg, PhD, as ‘One to Watch’ in 2023.</p> <p>The annual One to Watch list features early career professionals in medicine, recognizing those who "have the potential to shape the future of precision medicine across the field."</p> <p>Dr. Rosenberg joins 28 other professionals on this year’s list. Previously, Nuclear Medicine Section Chief Philip Scherer, MD, was named as an SNMMI One to Watch honoree.</p> <p>Congratulations, Dr. Rosenberg!</p> <p><a href="https://www.snmmi.org/NewsPublications/NewsDetail.aspx?ItemNumber=44408">See the rest of this year's class by visiting the SNMMI website here. </a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/radiology/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Rosenberg_Adam_ROUND_1000px.png?itok=bpEaSYSb" width="575" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 09 Aug 2023 20:40:27 +0000 hicksj3 1645 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology Jeff Carr Receives Gold Medal Award from Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/jeff-carr-receives-gold-medal-award-society-cardiovascular-computed-tomography <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Jeff Carr Receives Gold Medal Award from Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/03/2023 - 10:38</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1644" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Jeff Carr Receives Gold Medal Award from Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>VUMC Radiology’s Jeffrey Carr, MD, has received the top award given by the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) for his years of service to the organization.</p> <p>Dr. Carr was presented with the SCCT Gold Medal Award on July 28 during the 18th Annual Scientific Meeting. This is a service award that recognizes members for their leadership and commitment to SCCT and its mission.</p> <p>“Being acknowledged by my peers in cardiac imaging is truly amazing and humbling,” says Jeffrey Carr, MD, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Radiology, Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Cardiovascular Medicine. “I have been fortunate to have so many wonderful colleagues across the years. My research team at Vanderbilt, Greg Terry and Sangeeta Nair, DVM, MS, are essential to this success.”</p> <p>The SCCT was created in 2005 as an international professional society devoted to the research, education and clinical excellence in the use of cardiovascular CT. Their mission is to improve health outcomes through the effective use of this medium.</p> <p>Dr. Carr is a founding member and former president of SCCT, as well as a former member of the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT) editorial board. Currently, he serves on the SCCT Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 Program Committee.</p> <p>“Congratulations to Dr. Carr,” says Dan Brown, MD, Interim Chair, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. “A Gold Medal is the highest achievable honors from most medical specialty societies. Dr. Carr is a leader and innovator in cardiac imaging. He has published extensively in the most impactful journals and is highly referenced, including an H-Factor of 88. I am thrilled to have him as part of the Department of Radiology here at VUMC.”</p> <p>According to SCCT, Dr. Carr has authored more than 270 orginial scientific articles in major cardiology and radiology journals, which have been cited over 34,000 times.</p> <p>“I want to thank Dr. Williams and all my colleagues in Cardiothoracic Radiology,” says Dr. Carr. “I also want to thank Drs. Brown, Omary and Balser for their support with time and research investment. It has been essential to the progress in understanding heart disease.”</p> <p>Clinically, Dr. Carr specializes in non-invasive cardiovascular imaging CT and MRI. His research focuses on quantitative imaging phenotypes and biomarker applications. Dr. Carr and his team work to better understand and identify those at higher risks for heart attacks and heart failure. He works with both the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) and the Vanderbilt Translational and Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center (VTRACC).</p> <p>“It’s really been exciting to be able to look inside people with imaging and play a role in figuring out how the biology of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, muscles and fat cells all play a role in health and disease,” says Dr. Carr. “There is still so much we don’t understand. I am honestly more excited now than at any other time about our opportunity to address the disparities in care and health outcome in cardiovascular conditions around the globe.”</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/radiology/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/SCCT%20Carr%20thumbnail_IMG_9970.jpg?itok=zEbDUrr0" width="432" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 03 Aug 2023 15:38:37 +0000 hicksj3 1644 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology VUMC Radiology Residency Program Highlighted by RSNA https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/vumc-radiology-residency-program-highlighted-rsna <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC Radiology Residency Program Highlighted by RSNA</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 07/17/2023 - 10:56</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1657" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC Radiology Residency Program Highlighted by RSNA"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A recent publication by the RSNA highlights the VUMC Radiology Residency Program and the unique training it provides to its residents.</p> <p>Design thinking, a method to find the best solutions to problems, is a cornerstone of VUMC Radiology. It has not only led to redesigning the resident experience, but also reconfiguring reading room environments to “optimize well-being.”</p> <p>“Design thinking is a human-centered approach that uses empathy and a growth mindset for problem solving to optimize the user experience,” said Lori A. Deitte, MD, professor of radiology and vice chair of education at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.</p> <p>Read the full article from RSNA by<a href="https://www.rsna.org/news/2023/july/design-thinking-radiology-training"> clicking here.</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/radiology/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/download_1.png?itok=6apqrmXY" width="225" height="225" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 17 Jul 2023 15:56:31 +0000 hicksj3 1657 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology VUMC Radiology Congratulates Faculty Receiving July Promotions https://www.vumc.org/radiology/news-announcements/vumc-radiology-congratulates-faculty-receiving-july-promotions <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC Radiology Congratulates Faculty Receiving July Promotions</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/radiology/users/hicksj3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hicksj3</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 07/01/2023 - 09:26</span> <a href="/radiology/blog-post-rss/1642" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC Radiology Congratulates Faculty Receiving July Promotions"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><img alt="July Promotions" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/radiology/sites/default/files/MicrosoftTeams-image%20%281%29.png" class="align-center" /><p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Sat, 01 Jul 2023 14:26:04 +0000 hicksj3 1642 at https://www.vumc.org/radiology