UNC Department of Radiology Quarterly Notes: Highlights & Honors

Take a look at some of our highlights and honors for October - December 2013.

UNC Department of Radiology Quarterly Notes: Highlights & Honors click to enlarge Dr. Louise Henderson received a three-year Consortium P.I. Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in Oct. 2013
UNC Department of Radiology Quarterly Notes: Highlights & Honors click to enlarge UNC Radiology employeees volunteered at the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Family House at UNC Hospitals in Dec. 2013

News & Events

UNC Radiology Community Service

Oct. 19, 2013 – Second departmental volunteer initiative supporting the 4th Annual Super Cooper Rockin’ Run (5K).  UNC men’s basketball alum/sports commentator Eric Montross announced post-race proceeds of $77K in one day to support the Super Cooper Foundation’s mission to build a multi-occupancy house supporting out-of-town families with children being treated at UNC and Duke for brain cancer.

Dec. 2, 2013 – Third departmental volunteer initiative supporting the State Employees Credit Union Family House at UNC Hospitals. UNC Radiology faculty, clinical and administrative staff alike participated in preparing and serving dinner, as well as distributing holiday bags, to SECU Family House guest families with an adult patient being treated for critical illness or injury at UNC Hospitals or its affiliates.

December 2013 -- Dr. Dinggang Shen and UNC/University of Wisconsin-Madison co-investigators publish significant findings on poverty’s direct effects on early brain development in PLOS ONE.  

UNC Health Care Newsroom -- “Poverty influences children’s early brain development”

http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2013/december/poverty-influences-childrens-early-brain-development

PLOS ONE – “Family Poverty Affects the Rate of Human Infant Brain Growth”

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0080954


Honors/Awards/Appointments

Louise Henderson, PhD, received a three-year Consortium P.I. Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in October 2013 for her study, “Comparative Effectiveness of Imaging Modalities in Breast Cancer Survivors.”

Cherie Kuzmiak, DO, received the Certificate of Merit award for her education exhibit -- “Dedicated 3D Breast CT: Pearls and Pitfalls" -- at the 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in December 2013.

Terry Wong, MD, PhD, was appointed as Chair of the Nuclear Medicine track on the RSNA Refresher Course Committee at the 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in December 2013.


Presentations

Terry Wong, MD, PhD, presented, “PET/CT Imaging and Response Assessment in the Era of Targeted Therapy” as a visiting professor at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, in October 2013.

Terry Wong, MD, PhD, co-presented the October 2013 Department of Radiology Grand Rounds lecture entitled, "A New Era in Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease: Have We Reached the Holy Grail?" along with Duke University Medical Center Departments of Radiology and Psychiatry faculty.

Daniel Nissman, MD, co-presented the November 2013 Department of Radiology Grand Rounds lecture entitled, "Forensic Radiology: My Charleston and Saint Louis Experience."

Joe Stavas, MD, co-presented the December 2013 Department of Radiology Grand Rounds lecture entitled, "Multidisciplinary Treatment of Vascular Anomalies" along with UNC School of Medicine faculty Drs. Julie Blatt (Pediatric Hematology/Oncology) and Craig Burkhart (Dermatology).

Dec. 2013: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA):99th Scientific Assembly & Annual Mtg.

Katherine Birchard, MD, co-moderated the “Chest (Airways, Emphysema)” scientific formal presentation session.

Lauren Burke, MD, presented “CT-guided Percutaneous Drainage versus Surgical Repair of            Gastrointestinal Anastomotic Leaks: Is There a Difference in Hospital Course or Overall Treatment   Cost?” at the “Gastrointestinal (Ablation and Abdominal Interventions)” scientific formal presentation session. (Authors: Burke LM, Bashir MR, Gardner CS, Parsee AA, Marin D, Vermess DP, Bhattacharya SD, Jaffe TA)

Wui Chong, MD, co-moderated the scientific formal presentation session: “Gastrointestinal (Hepatic Fibrosis Imaging).”

Julia Fielding, MD, co-moderated the scientific formal presentation session: “Genitourinary (Diagnosis of Benign Gynecologic Processes, Tubal Occlusion).”

Julia Fielding, MD, co-moderated the scientific formal presentation session:  “Genitourinary (Anatomy and Dysfunction of the Female Pelvic Floor).”

Brian Hyslop, MD, PhD, co-moderated the scientific formal presentation session: “Cardiac (Coronary CT/MR II).”

Brian Hyslop, MD, PhD, co-moderated the scientific formal presentation session: “ISP: Cardiac (Clinical Trials and Population Studies).”

Valerie Jewells, DO, served as Committee Chair for Neuroradiology section abstract submissions.

Amir Khandani, MD, co-moderated the scientific formal presentation session: “Nuclear Medicine   (Quantitative Imaging).”

Matthew A. Mauro, MD, co-presented, “Annual Oration in Diagnostic Radiology: We Must Stand on the Shoulders of Giants,” at the meeting’s opening session.

Richard Semelka, MD, served as the “Genitourinary” keynote speaker at the “ISP: Genitourinary (Contrast and Safety Issues Involving the GU Tract).”         

Richard Semelka, MD, co-moderated the scientific formal presentation session: “ISP: Genitourinary           (Contrast and Safety Issues Involving the GU Tract).”

Terry Wong, MD, PhD, co-moderated the scientific formal presentation session: “Nuclear Medicine   (SPECT/CT).”

Terry Wong, MD, PhD, co-moderated the scientific formal presentation session: “Nuclear Medicine (PET/MRI for Oncology).”

Terry Wong, MD, PhD, presented, “PET/CT Response Assessment: Recommendations after Radiation Therapy” as co-moderator of the scientific formal presentation session: “Nuclear Medicine Series:     Assessment of Cancer Treatment Response: Updates.”

Terry Wong, MD, PhD, presented, “PET/CT of the Abdomen: Artifacts, Pitfalls and Incidentals” as part of a How-to Workshop Interactive Session.

Terry Wong, MD, PhD, presented, “Case-based Review: Cancers of the Thorax” as part of a PET/CT     Workshop Interactive Session.


Publications

Jie B, Zhang D, Gao W, Wang Q, Wee CY, Shen D. Integration of Network Topological and Connectivity Properties for Neuroimaging Classification. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2013 Oct 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Krugera RA, Kuzmiak CM, Lam RB, Reinecke DR, Del Rio SP. Dedicated 3D Photoacoustic Breast Imaging. Med Phys, Nov 2013; 40(11). dx.doi.org/10.1118/1.4824317.

Liu M, Zhang D, Shen D, the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Identifying Informative Imaging Biomarkers via Tree Structured Sparse Learning for AD Diagnosis. Neuroinformatics. 2013 Dec 15. [Epub ahead of print].

Suk HI, Lee SW, Shen D, the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Latent feature representation with stacked auto-encoder for AD/MCI diagnosis. Brain Struct Funct. 2013 Dec 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Karademir I, Shen D, Peng Y, Liao S, Jiang Y, Yousuf A, Karczmar G, Sammet S, Wang S, Medved M, Antic T, Eggener S, Oto A. Prostate Volumes Derived From MRI and Volume-Adjusted Serum Prostate-Specific Antigen: Correlation With Gleason Score of Prostate Cancer. AJR: Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Nov;201(5):1041-8. doi: 10.2214/AJR.13.10591

Wu G, Wang Q, Zhang D, Nie F, Huang H, Shen D. A generative probability model of joint label fusion for multi-atlas based brain segmentation. Med Image Anal. 2013 Nov 16. pii: S1361-8415(13)00157-6. doi: 10.1016/j.media.2013.10.013. [Epub ahead of print]

Bhavsar A, Wu G, Lian J, Shen D. Resolution enhancement of lung 4D-CT via group-sparsity. Med. Phys. 40, 121717 (2013); http://dx.doi.org/10.1118/1.4829501

Nie J, Li G, Wang L, Shi F, Lin W, Gilmore JH, Shen D. Longitudinal development of cortical-thickness, folding, and fiber-density networks in the first two years of life. Hum Brain Mapp. 2013 Dec 21. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22432. [Epub ahead of print].

Li G, Nie J, Wang L, Shi F, Gilmore JH, Lin W, Shen D. Measuring the Dynamic Longitudinal Cortex Development in Infants by Reconstruction of Temporally Consistent Cortical Surfaces.  Neuroimage. 2013 Dec 26. pii: S1053-8119(13)01258-5. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.12.038. [Epub ahead of print]

Wang L, Shi F, Gao Y, Li G, Gilmore JH, Lin W, Shen D. Integration of sparse multi-modality representation and anatomical constraint for isointense infant brain MR image segmentation. Neuroimage. 2013 Nov 28. pii: S1053-8119(13)01183-X. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.11.040. [Epub ahead of print]

Kim M, Wu G, Li W, Wang L, Son YD, Cho ZH, Shen D. Automatic hippocampus segmentation of 7.0 Tesla MR images by combining multiple atlases and auto-context models. Neuroimage. 2013 Dec;83:335-45. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.06.006. Epub 2013 Jun 11.

Jiang X, Zhu D, Li K, Zhang T, Wang L, Shen D, Guo L, Liu T. Predictive Models of Resting State Networks for Assessment of Altered Functional Connectivity in Mild Cognitive Impairment.  Brain Imaging Behav. 2013 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Wee C-Y, Wang L, Shi F, Yap P-T, Shen D. Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders Using Regional and Interregional Morphological Features. Hum Brain Mapp, 2013 Nov 6. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22411. [Epub ahead of print]

Wang Q, Yap PT, Wu G, Shen D. Diffusion Tensor Image Registration Using Hybrid Connectivity and Tensor Features. Hum Brain Mapp. 2013 Nov 30. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22419. [Epub ahead of print]

Yu Hyeon, Stavas JM. The Role of Interventional Radiology in Management of Benign and Malignant Gynecologic Diseases. Obstet Gynecol Surv. Oct. 2013; 68(10):669-723.

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA): 99th Scientific Assembly & Annual Meeting: December 2013

Co-Authorship:

Pietryga JA, Burke LM, Jaffe TA, Bashir MR: “Respiratory Motion Artifact Affecting Arterial-phase Imaging-Comparison of Gadoxetate Disodium and Gadobenate Dimeglumine and Exam Recovery Using Multi-arterial Phase Acquisitions.”

Bompard L, Xu S, Styner M, Gao W, Jewells VL, Paniagua B, Lin W: “Multivariate Longitudinal Shape Statistics of Brain Lateral Ventricles during the First Eighteen Months of Human Life.”

Kuzmiak CM, Crosby KL: “Male Breast Lesions: Are You Up to the Challenge?”

Crosby KL, Kuzmiak CM: “Common and Uncommon Breast Masses and Imaging Findings in Pregnant and Lactating Women.”

Kuzmiak CM, Ko EY, Tuttle L, Steed D, Zeng D. “Whole Breast Ultrasound: Comparison of the Visibility of Suspicious Lesions with Automated Breast Volumetric Scanning versus Hand-held Breast Ultrasound.”

Roy P, Lee JK, Sheikh A, Shepherd M, Hengsterman S, Lee YZ, Lin W. “Misregistration of Intra-abdominal and Intrapelvic Organs: Comparison between PET-CT and PET-MR.”

Matos A, Ramalho JM, Heredia V, Palas JM, Gomes FV, Semelka RC. “Novel Approach on the Characterization of Adrenal Nodules Using Standard Abdominal MRI Protocol.”

Jordan SG, Mehta N, Boschini F, Jordan S, Jordan Z, O'Connor S. “You'll See It When You Know It ... World Health Organization-classified (2012) Rare Breast Carcinomas.”

Bell L, Jordan S, Covey S, O'Connor S, Jordan S. “To Excise or Not to Excise, That is the Question ... World Health Organization-classified (2012) Mesenchymal Breast Tumours.”