2015 Pittsburgh MR Imaging Community Retreat

The 4th annual Pittsburgh MR Imaging Community Retreat was recently held in the Biomedical Science Tower. The retreat consisted of a poser session and talks that highlighted work done at each of the imaging centers across the community. At the end of the retreat, winners were announced for best poster in three groups:

1. Students
    Bart Larsen: The development of convergent corticostrial connectivity during adolescence.

2. Postdoctoral Fellows

Establishment of the ENT Imaging Center of Excellence

The ENT Imaging Center of Excellence offers highly sub-specialized interpretations of CT, MRI, and PET/CT examinations for Otolaryngology patients throughout the UPMC enterprise. ENT Radiologists have established a physical presence in the ENT clinic at the Eye and Ear Hospital that we hope will become a model for other clinics that would benefit from an embedded radiologist.

Dual Energy CT

The Abdominal Imaging Division has implemented the dual energy CT technique in their routine daily practice, performing over 600 studies in the last year. Dual energy CT is now typically used for liver, pancreas and renal imaging at Presbyterian hospital. We are working with GE to improve protocols and reduce radiation dose.

Construction of New Radiology Department Completed

The 2-year, $48 million Presbyterian University Hospital Department of Radiology construction project has finally been completed with spectacular results. The new department highlights the central role of academic subspecialist radiologists in quality health care delivery, allows for future growth in subspecialty consultation, facilitates education of future radiologists, and most importantly, improves the experience of both inpatients and outpatients during their brief stays in the department.

Improvements include:

    Medical Student Symposium 2015

    2nd Annual Interventional Radiology Educational Symposium was held on October, 2015.

    Academy of Radiology Research Distinguished Investigator Award

    The Academy of Radiology Research presented Drs. Carolyn Anderson, Hoby Hetherington, James Mountz, Chet Mathis and Robert Nishikawa with their Distinguished Investigator Award at the RSNA meeting in Chicago. This prestigious award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of imaging research.

    Radiology Graduation 2015

    Radiology Graduation 2015 was held on June, 2015 at the University Club.
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    Departmental and Resident Achievements 2015

    Departmental Achievements:

    Dr. Barton Branstetter is Editor-in-Chief of Neurographics

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