Better Imaging Today

Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh Department of Radiology. We are one of the nation’s largest and most productive academic radiology departments in the world, with nearly 200 dedicated clinical and research faculty. Our physicians practice in the hospitals and clinics of the UPMC, one of the nation’s outstanding health systems, honored repeatedly by U.S. News & World Report. The research program is currently one of the top funded radiology departments, with over 10 million dollars in total funding. Our residency program is one of the largest programs in the country.

Deep Learning to Distinguish Recalled but Benign Mammography Images in Breast Cancer Screening

Please click the image to view the full paper.

Reference:
Sarah S. Aboutalib, Aly A. Mohamed, Wendie A. Berg, Margarita L. Zuley, Jules H. Sumkin and Shandong Wu, "Deep Learning to Distinguish Recalled but Benign Mammography Images in Breast Cancer Screening," Clinical Cancer Research, Oct 2018.
http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2018/09/26/1078-0432.CCR-18-1115

AACR newsroom:
https://www.aacr.org/Newsroom/Pages/News-Release-Detail.aspx?ItemID=1231

Other media coverage:

UPMC Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service (ACES) for 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Ashok Muthukrishnan for receiving the 2018 UPMC Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service (ACES)! The ACES Award honors staff who exemplify UPMC’s five core values – Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation – which are the foundation of all we do. Each year, fewer than one percent of UPMC staff from across the health system receive this honor.

Graduation 2018

The Department of Radiology held a graduation dinner for the graduating residents and fellows on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The celebration was held at the University Club in Oakland and had over 130 people in attendance. Prior to the event, residents had the opportunity to vote for faculty for several awards.

Click here to see the Award Recipients.

Click here to see Graduation 2018 Photo Album on Google Photo.

Imaging in Urology

Title: Imaging in Urology

Dr. Tublin and Dr. Joel Nelson (Chairman, Department of Urology) and Drs. Borhani, Furlan, Heller and Squires published an image rich review of GU radiology relevant for urology trainees and junior urology faculty.

Imaging in Urology, 1st Edition
https://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/imaging-in-urology-9780323548090.html#panel1


Please click the text book image for detail information.

UPMC Radiologists named in Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Doctors of 2018

Congratulations to the radiologists: Wendie Berg, Vinod Nanik Chablani, Charles R. Fitz, Carl Fuhrman, Emanuel Kanal, Joan M. Lacomis, James M. Mountz, Paula M. Novelli, William E. Rothfus, Mitchell E. Tublin, Giulio Zuccoli as “Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Doctors” of 2018.







Lung Density Analysis for Quantification of Emphysema on Chest CT Scans

Low dose CT scans obtained for lung cancer screening are now including a quantification of emphysema using software developed by the Imbio company (based in Minneapolis, MN).

Lung density analysis for emphysema is now FDA approved and has the technology has been validated by multiple studies. The process is fully automatic (data sent from scanner to Imbio software) with results included with CT images within minutes.

Dense Breast Tomosynthesis Ultrasound Screening Trial (DBTUST)

Dense breast tissue, which is common, and normal (seen in about 40% of women screened), can mask detection of breast cancer on mammography. Ultrasound is known to improve invasive cancer detection after standard mammography in women with dense breasts. Tomosynthesis (3D mammography) improves cancer detection compared to standard mammography. It is not known whether ultrasound would still be of benefit or not after tomosynthesis in women with dense breasts. Opened in December 2015, the purpose of this study is to determine the added cancer detection yield (if any) when screening ultrasound is added to 3D mammography in women with dense breasts. Women will undergo three annual rounds of screening. The cost of the screening ultrasound is covered by the study, funded by the National Cancer Institute and the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.

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