Radiology

The latest radiology news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

UNC researchers earn five NIH BRAIN Initiative grants

UNC researchers earn five NIH BRAIN Initiative grants

From non-invasive brain stimulation to the inner workings of fMRI, UNC researchers will study the human brain like never before to address neurological and psychiatric conditions such as depression, Alzheimer’s, and schizophrenia.

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UNC and Minnesota researchers earn NIH grant to explore infant brain development

UNC and Minnesota researchers earn NIH grant to explore infant brain development

Collaboration between the UNC School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota aims to provide scientists with breakthrough information about how the human brain develops from birth through early childhood.

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Women’s adherence to breast cancer screening guidelines varies following false-positive mammogram

Women’s adherence to breast cancer screening guidelines varies following false-positive mammogram

A study led by UNC Lineberger researchers has found that for women who have had a false-positive mammogram result, their likelihood to get screened at recommended intervals depends on the timing of their last screen. Louise Henderson, PhD, will present the findings at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Monday, April 18.

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False-positive mammograms may indicate increased risk of breast cancer

False-positive mammograms may indicate increased risk of breast cancer

Findings suggest that radiologists studying mammograms observed suspicious markers that could have been indications of future cancer development.

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Vibrant and Grateful

Vibrant and Grateful

Two years ago, Carmen Ward was diagnosed with a type of breast cancer called mucinous carcinoma. In her early 80s, she continues to be grateful for the life she's led and the future she has, and she points to her care at UNC Hospitals for helping her maintain a positive outlook.

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Functional brain organization of newborns altered by prenatal cocaine exposure

Functional brain organization of newborns altered by prenatal cocaine exposure

A new study of newborns with prenatal drug exposure finds cocaine-specific disruptions in a part of the brain circuitry thought to play an important role in arousal regulation.

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UNC doctor and daughter back at Boston Marathon

Last year Joseph M. Stavas, MD, a professor of Radiology at the UNC School of Medicine, ran the Boston Marathon with his daughter, Dr. Natalie Stavas. Both were at mile marker 26 when the bombings occurred, and both gave help to bombing victims. They came back to Boston to run this year's marathon. Follow their progress in the Storify below!

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Mauro Receives Society of Interventional Radiology Gold Medal

Mauro Receives Society of Interventional Radiology Gold Medal

UNC Department of Radiology Chair Matthew A. Mauro, MD, FSIR, received the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Gold Medal at SIR's 39th Annual Scientific Meeting on March 25, 2014. The SIR Gold Medal, the Society's highest career honor, is bestowed for distinguished and extraordinary service to SIR or to the discipline of interventional radiology.

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UNC Cardiac Catheterization Lab reduces average radiation dose to physicians and staff by 25 percent

When technologist Mike Wolter, RT, moved from Vascular Interventional Radiology (VIR) to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab in the fall of 2012, he was reviewing radiation doses in the lab and wondered if a small reduction in the frame rate would make a difference in the long-term total radiation dose to which the cath lab employees were exposed. Here's what he found.

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Poverty influences children’s early brain development

A new study provides concrete evidence that poverty can change how the brain grows.

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Department of Radiology Highlights: July - Sept. 2013

Department of Radiology Highlights: July - Sept. 2013

Read below for news, awards, presentations and publications from the Department of Radiology.

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Department of Radiology Quarterly Notes: April - June 2013

Department of Radiology Quarterly Notes: April - June 2013

Each quarter, the UNC Department of Radiology posts its News & Events, Honors, Presentations and Publications over the three months prior.

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Dr. Joseph KT Lee Receives 2013 ARRS Gold Medal

Dr. Joseph KT Lee Receives 2013 ARRS Gold Medal

On April 14, Department of Radiology Immediate Past Chair Dr. Joseph KT Lee was amongst three academic radiologists who received the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)’s highest honor, the Gold Medal. This award is given annually to a distinguished group of radiologists for their service to the field.

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UNC doctor and daughter help victims at Boston Marathon

UNC doctor and daughter help victims at Boston Marathon

Joseph M. Stavas, MD, a professor of Radiology at the UNC School of Medicine, ran the Boston Marathon with his daughter, Natalie. Both were at mile marker 26 when the bombings occurred. Watch this video from the Boston Globe to see how the father-daughter team helped victims of the attack in the immediate aftermath.

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