Dr. Surendra Bansal to retire

Dr. Surendra Bansal will retire this week after 45 years of service at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh/UPMC Mercy Hospital. After obtaining his medical degree in India, Dr. Bansal completed a residency in radiology and a fellowship in cardiovascular radiology in Philadelphia. He then spent several years in Canada, first as a teaching fellow and researcher, and then as a staff radiologist and Instructor. He came to Pittsburgh in 1971 as a Senior Active Staff Member at Mercy and quickly became Chief of the Angiographic Section.

UPMC Radiologists named in Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Doctors

Congratulations to the radiologists selected under Radiology and Nuclear Medicine as “

Dr. Mitchell Tublin has been named President of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound

Dr. Mitchell Tublin has been named President of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound

Radiology Fundraiser

The “Radiology has Heart” happy hour fundraiser for the American Heart Association raised $2200. Congratulations to Dr. Joan Lacomis for chairing such a successful event.

Diagnostic Imaging: Genitourinary, 3rd Edition

Congratulations to Drs. Tublin, Borhani, Furlan, Heller and Dysam on the publication of their new textbook, “Diagnostic Imaging: Genitourinary, 3rd Edition”.


Please click the text book image for detail information.

Dr. Modo's Image on Human Brain Mapping Journal

Congratulations to Mike Modo. An image from his paper, “Detection of aberrant hippocampal mossy fiber connections: Ex vivo mesoscale diffusion MRI and microtractography with histological validation in a patient with uncontrolled temporal lobe epilepsy” was featured on the cover of the journal Human Brain Mapping.

New Grants 2015

Dr. Carolyn Anderson’s new R01, “PET Probes Targeting Immune Cells for Imaging Tuberculosis” was recently recommended for funding. This study will develop new PET imaging probes that target activated macrophages and neutrophils found in TB lesions, which could eventually lead to more accurate diagnoses and techniques to assess treatment response.

Imaging Research Advocacy

Shandong Wu, PhD received a travel award from the Academy of Radiology research to attend the Medical Technology Showcase on Capitol Hill. This event, sponsored by the Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research, brought together researchers, industry representatives as well as members of Congress and their staff as a way to raise the profile of imaging research. Dr. Wu presented his work on developing quantitative breast MRI biomarkers for improving breast cancer risk assessment.

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