UPMC Radiology Residents participate in Global Outreach

Through RADAID International, Dr. Terry Agbo (R2 diagnostic radiology resident) gave a lecture remotely to family medicine residents based at the ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia on 1/21/22. Dr. Agbo covered abdominal X-ray anatomy and basic abdominal emergency radiographic findings. More interactive lectures are planned!

Congrats to Aneta Kowalski recipient of the Gerald Dodd Research Award

Congratulations to Aneta Kowalski (M4 at UPSOM) recipient of the Gerald D. Dodd Jr., Research Award at the 2022 SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium for her abstract, "Contrast Enhanced Mammography (CEM) Biopsy: Initial Trial and Experience." This research award is presented to the most outstanding abstract submitted by a medical student or resident to the Symposium. Aneta worked with Drs. Gannot Harnist, Kelly, Lu, Nair, Sumkin, Vargo, and Zuley from the Breast Imaging division. Congratulations everyone on this terrific award!

Best of AJR 2021 Publication

This study evaluated trends in volume and reimbursement for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) placement by physicians and advanced practice providers for Medicare enrollees from 2010-2018 with specific attention to the changes in volume following the publication of MAGIC guidelines in 2015. The volume of PICC placement steadily decreased since 2010 with a sharper decline between 2015 and 2016, correlating with the publication of the MAGIC guidelines which recommended more limited use of PICCs. The role of advanced practice providers in PICC placement has increased over this time period.

Open Forum Digest

Be sure to join us for the next meeting! Paula Novelli, MD, FSIR, will lead the group in a discussion of Radical Candor from Kim Scott, which shows readers how to care personally and challenge directly, while soliciting criticism to improve your leadership and providing guidance that helps others grow. Register here for the Jan. 11 discussion.


Cancer-Spotting AI and Human Experts Can Be Fooled by Image-Tampering Attacks

Congratulations to Shandong Wu and his team on this great high impact publication.

UPMC published a news release here: https://www.upmc.com/media/news/121421-wu-ai-safety

AI safety paper in Nature Communications PDF link: https://rdcu.be/cDbTM.

And here are several media stories about the study, and there may be more coming up:


Dr. Anil Dasyam: RSNA 2021 Honored Educator Award Recipient

Dr. Anil Dasyam from the Division of Abdominal Imaging was recognized with the Honored Educator Award at RSNA 2021. Established in 2011, the RSNA Honored Educator Award is presented each year to acknowledge those most invested in furthering radiologic education through the creation of high-quality educational content in their field of study.

Dr. Dasyam joins an impressive list of radiologists from across the world who have been honored to receive this award from the RSNA. The award serves as a benchmark of academic productivity in support of a meaningful and successful radiology career.

This is a tremendous honor and we as a department and institution join the RSNA in thanking Dr. Dasyam for his meaningful contributions, and dedication to furthering the professional development of radiologists.

UPMC Residents bring home the Silver at the RSNA National Resident Competition

Congrats to team UPMC who came in second place by a slim margin at the RSNA Resident Competition. The team defeated perennial imaging competition powerhouse University of Cincinnati in a semifinal round before being narrowly beaten by the University of Maryland in the final round. Congratulations to all the teams and Well Done team UPMC!

UPMC Pitt Women in Radiology (PWR)

The UPMC Pitt Women in Radiology (PWR) group is focused on mentorship and friendship. The group brings together residents, fellows, and faculty from throughout the UPMC Radiology department. Recent events include attending a picnic and virtual lecture in Dr. Hughes' backyard, discussions on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the academic careers of women in medicine and science, and a recent fall social hour. Look out for events in the spring for female medical students interested in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology!


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