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.

Department of Radiology Quarterly Notes: April - June 2013 click to enlarge Dr. Joseph KT Lee Receives ARRS' 2013 Gold Medal for distinguished service to field of radiology.
Department of Radiology Quarterly Notes: April - June 2013 click to enlarge Dr. Katherine Birchard Receives UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators' Medical Student Advisor Award

An overview of the second quarter of 2013:

News & Events

UNC doctor and daughter help victims at Boston Marathon

UNC Health Care/UNC School of Medicine Newsroom “Vital Signs”:

http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2013/april/stavas-bostonmarathon

“Dr. Claire Wilcox: 29 Years as Radiology Director of Medical Student Education”

UNC Health Care/UNC School of Medicine Newsroom “Vital Signs”:

http://news.unchealthcare.org/som-vital-signs/2013/june-27/wilcox-retires-29-year-post-as-radiology-director-of-medical-student-education

New PET/MR service for clinical patients at UNC Hospitals

UNC Health Care/UNC School of Medicine Newsroom “Vital Signs”:

http://news.unchealthcare.org/som-vital-signs/2013/june-27/new-pet-mr-service-for-clinical-patients-at-unc-hospitals

UNC Comprehensive Vein Clinic expands, adding interventional radiologists to treat varicose veins and other venous diseases

UNC Center for Heart & Vascular Care News – “The Pulse”

http://news.unchealthcare.org/heartandvascular/news/2013/the-unc-comprehensive-vein-clinic-expands-adding-interventional-radiologists-to-treat-varicose-veins-and-other-venous-diseases

Honors/Awards/Appointments

Charles T. Burke, MD, was inducted as a Fellow into the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) at the Society’s 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, LA, in April 2013.

 

Mauricio Castillo, MD, was installed as the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)’s 2013-2014 President at the ASNR’s annual meeting in San Diego, CA, in April 2013.

UNC Health Care/UNC School of Medicine Newsroom “Vital Signs”:

http://news.unchealthcare.org/som-vital-signs/2013/june-13/castillo-assumes-asnr-presidency

 

Amir Khandani, MD, served as a Nuclear Medicine/PET-MR abstract reviewer in April 2013for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)’s 2013 annual meeting, to be held in November 2013.

 

Joseph KT Lee, MD, received the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)’s highest honor, the Gold Medal, awarded annually to a distinguished group of radiologists for their exceptional service to the field, at the ARRS' annual meeting in Washington, DC, in April 2013.

Joseph KT Lee, MD, was honored by the Washington University Medical Center’s as one of its four 2013 School of Medicine Alumni Achievement Award recipients in April 2013.

 

Yueh Z. Lee, MD, PhD, was featured as a Journal of the American Heart Association “Author Profile” in April 2013.

 

Katherine Birchard, MD, received the UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators (AOE)'s 2013 Medical Student Advisor Award at the AOE’s annual banquet, in May 2013.

UNC Health Care/UNC School of Medicine Newsroom “Vital Signs”:

http://news.unchealthcare.org/som-vital-signs/2013/june-13/winners-of-2013-academy-of-educators-committee-on-teaching-awards-announced

 

Valerie Jewells, DO, served as a delegate at the American College of Radiology’s Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, in May 2013.

Julia Fielding, MD, was appointed as the American College of Radiology (ACR)’s first head of the newly formed Committee for Women at its 2013 Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, in May 2013.

Amir Khandani, MD, was appointed to the NIH Medical Imaging Study Section’s “Special Emphasis Panel” in June 2013.

Presentations

 

Paul L. Molina, MD, presented “Solitary Pulmonary Nodule: Improve Your Detection Ability” and “High Resolution Chest CT: Practical Clinical Applications” as an invited lecturer at Radiology Essentials, the 2013 Annual Convention of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in April 2013.

Paul L. Molina, MD, presented “Imaging Evaluation of the Pericardium” and “Instructive Thoracic Radiology Cases” as a featured speaker at the Eastern Radiology Society Meeting in Southern Pines, NC, in April 2013.

Paul L. Molina, MD, was an invited panelist for a “Panel Discussion: Legal Aspects of Subtle Findings That Turn Into Trouble” at Radiology Essentials, the 2013 Annual Convention of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in April 2013.

 

Cherie Kuzmiak, DO, presented, “Breast Masses in the Pregnant and Lactating Patient” as an invited lecturer at Nash Hospital’s CME lecture series in Rocky Mount, NC, in April 2013.

 

Lynn Fordham, MD, presented, “Shedding Light on Difficult Cases” as an invited lecturer at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Meeting in New York, NY, in April 2013.

Joseph KT Lee, MD, presented and co-authored, “PET/MRI Imaging With a Whole-Body Hybrid System: Preliminary Observations on the Effect of Simultaneous Versus Sequential Data Acquisition on Abdominal Image Quality” at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society in Washington, DC, in April 2013. (Authors: Lee JKT; Sheikh A; Shepherd M; Ramirez J; Abernethy A; Kearns E; McNamara H; Lin W)

Yueh Z. Lee, MD, PhD, lectured to Biomedical Imaging Practicum students enrolled in the joint UNC/NC State University biomedical engineering program in Chapel Hill, NC, in April 2013.

Richard Semelka, MD, presented, “Is It Time We Obtain Informed Consent for CT Imaging?” at the UC – San Francisco Virtual Symposium: Radiation Safety in CT Physician Program, in April 2013.

Arif Sheikh, MD, presented, “Update on Nuclear Medicine Therapies,” at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society in Washington, DC, in April 2013.

Arif Sheikh, MD, presented and co-authored, “Simultaneous PET and MR Imaging with a Whole-Body Hybrid PET/MRI System: Technical Considerations” at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society in Washington, DC, in April 2013. (Authors: Lee JKT; Sheikh A; Shepherd M; Abernethy A; Ramirez J; McNamara H; Kearns E; Lin W)

Arif Sheikh, MD, presented and co-authored, “New Tracers in Bone and Brain Imaging: Update on Nuclear Medicine” at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society in Washington, DC, in April 2013.  (Authors: Yen S, Kuo P, Sheikh A)

Valerie Jewells, DO, gave two electronic exhibit presentations -- “Completing the Differential: A Comprehensive Discussion of Multiple Sclerosis Mimics” and “Identifying the Malignant Parotid Neoplasm: Evaluation of Imaging Characteristics” – at the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)’s annual meeting in San Diego, CA, in May 2013.

Yueh Z. Lee, MD, PhD, presented, “Carbon NanoTube CT Scanner” at the New Concepts and Trends in Neuroimaging Symposium at the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)’s annual meeting in San Diego, CA, in May 2013.

Richard Semelka, MD, presented, “Is It Time We Obtain Informed Consent for CT Imaging?” at the UC–San Francisco Virtual Symposium: Radiation Safety in CT Physician Program in May 2013.

Amir Khandani, MD, presented, “PET/MR: Basic Concepts and Potential Clinical Indications” as an invited lecturer at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging in Vancouver, Canada in June 2013.

Publications

Zhu D, Li K, Shen D [20th], et al. DICCCOL: Dense Individualized and Common Connectivity-Based Cortical Landmarks. Cereb Cortex. 2013 Apr;23(4):786-800. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhs072.

Wang L, Shi F, Yap PT, Lin W, Gilmore JH, Shen D. Longitudinally guided level sets for consistent tissue segmentation of neonates. Hum Brain Mapp. 2013 Apr; 34(4):956-72. doi: 10.1002/hbm.21486.

Wu X, Kondragunta V, Kornman, KS, Wang H, Duff GW, Renner JB, Jordan JM.: IL-1 Receptor Antagonist Gene as a Predictive Biomarker of Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis in a Population Cohort. Osteo Cart. 2013 Apr 17. pii: S1063-4584(13)00763-2. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2013.04.003

Li Y, Gilmore JH, Shen D, Styner M, Lin W, Zhu H. Multi-scale adaptive generalized estimating equations for longitudinal neuroimaging data. Neuroimage. 2013 May 15;72:91-105. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.01.034.

Nelson AE, Elstad E, DeVellis RF, Schwartz TA, Golightly YM, Renner JB, Conaghan, PG, Kraus, VB, Jordan, JM: Composite Measures Of Multi-joint Symptoms, But Not Of Radiographic Osteoarthritis, Are Associated With Functional Outcomes: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project. Disabil Rehabil.  May 3, 2013. doi:10.3109/09638288.2013.790490

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