UNC Department of Radiology 1st Quarter 2015: Highlights & Honors

Take a look at some of department highlights and honors for January – March 2015.

UNC Department of Radiology 1st Quarter 2015: Highlights & Honors click to enlarge In March 2015, UNC HCS hosted its 2nd Annual "Cure HHT" fundraising 5K to support research and awareness initiatives linked to genetic vascular disorder Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT).
UNC Department of Radiology 1st Quarter 2015: Highlights & Honors click to enlarge Zibo Li, PhD, was awarded a one-year Small Instrumentation Grant ($30K), jointly by UNC’s Core Facilities Advocacy Committee (CFAC) and Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) in March 2015.

News/Events

January 2015: American Board of Imaging Informatics newsletter - Quality Imaging Informatics

Continuing Education Spotlight – Jay Crawford - Informatics Manager

http://news.abii.org/continuing-education-spotlights-jay-crawford-and-sylvia-devlin/

January 2015: Highlight: Beautiful Convolutions

UNC IDEA Group (BRIC) Study Highlighted in 2015 National Institute for Mental Health Strategic Plan for Research http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/strategic-planning-reports/highlights/highlight-beautiful-convolutions.shtml

January 2015: Department of Radiology Chair Dr. Matt Mauro named CEO of UNC Faculty Physicians, in accordance with the launch of UNC Health Care System (UNC HCS)’s operational efficiency initiative “Carolina Value.” Mauro shifted to this new role from serving as UNC HCS’ Chair of the Clinical Chairs and Chair of the UNC Faculty Physicians' Executive Committee.  In his new role, Mauro leads the UNC Faculty Physician group practice, overseeing finances, clinical operations, value of care, clinical integration, and faculty supplemental benefits. 

March 2015: UNC HCS co-hosted its 2nd Annual “Cure HHT” fundraising 5K with beneficiary Cure HHT foundation. The event was coordinated by UNC HCS’ Vascular-Interventional Radiology division. UNC HCS’ efforts raised over $4000 in support of research and awareness efforts aimed at curing genetic vascular disorder Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT).  Eight UNC School of Medicine departments and one School of Dentistry division offer comprehensive, multi-disciplinary HHT treatment at UNC’s HHT Center of Excellence.  

March 2015: Carolina Mammography Registry Director and Assistant Professor of Radiology Dr. Louise Henderson is interviewed by radiology community website Aunt Minnie.com regarding findings of her study – “Technologists can affect mammogram interpretations” – published in the March 2015 Academic Radiology. http://www.auntminnie.com/index.aspx?sec=ser&sub=def&pag=dis&ItemID=110413

Honors/Awards/Appointments

Charles Burke, MD, served as moderator and coordinator of the “Embolization III: Trauma” workshop at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)’s 40th Annual Scientific Meeting in March 2015 in Atlanta, GA.

Charles Burke, MD, served as moderator, coordinator and speaker at the “IR Economics:  Navigating the Affordable Healthcare Act and ACOs” workshop at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)’s 40th Annual Scientific Meeting in March 2015 in Atlanta, GA.

Wei Gao, PhD, received two-year R21 funding ($418K) in March 2015 from (NIH)’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for his project entitled, “Creating Normative Functional Brain Atlases During Infancy.”

Amir Khandani, MD, served as Program Director for the 2015 Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Update at the 3rd Annual American College of Radiology Review Course in March 2015 in Charlotte, NC.

Zibo Li, PhD, received a one-year $2K award in February 2015 for his project entitled, “NTR-1 targeted imaging for prostate cancer diagnosis” as a part of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NCTraCS) Institute’s 38th cycle of $2K funding for clinical and translational research projects.

Zibo Li, PhD, was awarded a one-year Small Instrumentation Grant ($30K), jointly by UNC’s Core Facilities Advocacy Committee (CFAC) and Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) in March 2015 for his project entitled, “Dedicated Radio-HPLC for Preclinical Tracer Synthesis.”                                                      

Zibo Li, PhD, received one-year New Method Development funding ($10K) from UNC’s Core Facilities Advocacy Committee (CFAC) in March 2015 for his project entitled, “Establish 18F-FLT production for preclinical research.”      

Matt Mauro, MD, was nominated for “2015 North Carolina Doctor of the Year” by the North Carolina Medical Society in March 2015, as a part of its NC Doctors’ Day initiative.

Guorong Wu, PhD, received two-year R21 funding ($418K) in April 2015 from (NIH)’s National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for his project entitled, “A Joint Segmentation and Registration Framework for Early Brain Development Study.”

Presentations

Katherine Birchard, MD, presented, “Imaging of the Right Heart Abnormalities” at the 3rd Asian Congress of Thoracic Imaging in Taipei, Taiwan, in March 2015.

Charles Burke, MD, presented, “Biliary Interventions: Tools and Techniques” at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)’s 40th Annual Scientific Meeting in March 2015 in Atlanta, GA.

Charles Burke, MD, presented, “Non-Vascular Interventions II” at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)’s 40th Annual Scientific Meeting in March 2015 in Atlanta, GA.

Ziga Cizman, MD, presented, “Short- to mid-term safety and efficacy of prostatic artery embolization: a systematic review” at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)’s 40th Annual Scientific Meeting in March 2015 in Atlanta, GA (Authors: Isaacson A, Cizman Z, Burke C).

Lynn Fordham, MD, presented, “Ultrasound Evaluation of Renal Failure in Children” at the Ultrasound in the Critically Ill Child session at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)’s 2015 AIUM Annual Convention in Orlando, FL, in March 2015.

Sheri Jordan, MD, presented, “Case-based review of Clinical Conundrums” at the 21st Annual Breast Imaging Weekend Review Course in Charlotte, NC, in January 2015.

Amir Khandani, MD, presented, “PET in Lung Cancer” as an invited speaker at the 2015 Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Update at the 3rd Annual American College of Radiology Review Course in March 2015 in Charlotte, NC.

Cherie Kuzmiak, DO, presented two lectures -- “(Update on) ACR BI-RADS® Mammography 5th edition”; and “The Male Breast and The Pregnant and Lactating Patient” -- at the 21st Annual Breast Imaging Weekend Review Course in Charlotte, NC, in January 2015.

Yueh Z. Lee, MD, PhD, presented, “Imaging permeability: general concepts and clinical importance” as an invited lecturer at the 21st Annual Blood-Brain Barrier Consortium Meeting in Stevenson, WA.

Daniel Nissman, MD, presented, “Introduction to Musculoskeletal Imaging” as an invited lecturer for the Human Movement Sciences program at UNC’s Division of Allied Health Sciences in February 2015.

Cody Schwartz, MD, presented, “Radiation risk associated with CT-guided drain placement for pediatric patients: how to counsel parents” at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)’s 40th Annual Scientific Meeting in March 2015 in Atlanta, GA (Authors: Isaacson A, Schwartz C, Ivanovic M, Taylor B, Dixon R).

Richard C. Semelka, MD, presented, “MRI of the Lungs: Imaging the Last Frontier” as keynote speaker at the 3rd Asian Congress of Thoracic Imaging in Taipei, Taiwan in March 2015.

Sarah Thomas, MD, presented, “Survey of U.S. men inquiring about prostatic artery embolization: characterization of a potential patient cohort” at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)’s 40th Annual Scientific Meeting in March 2015 in Atlanta, GA (Authors: Isaacson A, Thomas S, Burke C).

Publications

“Incidence of DVT following percutaneous sclerotherapy of lower extremity venous malformations” at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)’s Annual Meeting in March 2015 in Atlanta, GA (Authors: Byrne J, Bhalakia N, Isaacson A, Blatt J, Burkhart C, Stavas JM).

Formeister EJ, Campbell AP, Choudhury B, Huang B, Jewells V, Adunka OF.  The Relationship Between Cochleovestibular Orientation, Age, and Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Implications for Cochlear Implantation. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2015 Mar 12. pii: 0003489415577132. [Epub ahead of print].

"Techniques for Obtaining CTA" and "Findings of Aneurysmal Disease on CTA" at the CTA of Aneurysmal Disease Workshop at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)’s 40th Annual Scientific Meeting in March 2015 in Atlanta, GA. (Author: Isaacson A).

“Cone-beam CT during prostatic artery embolization: a necessary adjunct to DSA to prevent complication” at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)’s 40th Annual Scientific Meeting in March 2015 in Atlanta, GA (Authors: Howe JH, Isaacson A, Burke CT).

“Cone-beam, CT-guided gastrojejunostomy placement in patients with difficult access: reducing a two-stage procedure to a single visit” at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)’s 40th Annual Scientific Meeting in March 2015 in Atlanta, GA (Authors: Kim J, Isaacson A, Yu H). 

Calliste J, Tucker AW, Gidcumb E, Kuzmiak CM, Lu J, Zhou O, Lee YZ. Initial clinical evaluation of stationary digital breast tomosynthesis.  Proc. SPIE 9412, Medical Imaging 2015: Physics of Medical Imaging, 941228 (March 18, 2015); doi:10.1117/12.2082090.

Shan J, Tucker AW, Lee YZ, Heath MD, Wang X, Foos DH, Lu J, Zhou O. Stationary chest tomosynthesis using a carbon nanotube x-ray source array: a feasibility study. Phys Med Biol. 2015 Jan 7;60(1):81-100. doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/60/1/81. Epub 2014 Dec 5.

Burk LM, Wang KH, Wait JM, Kang E, Willis M, Lu J, Zhou O, Lee YZ. Delayed contrast enhancement imaging of a murine model for ischemia reperfusion with carbon nanotube micro-CT. PLoS One. 2015 Jan 30;10(1):e0115607. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115607. eCollection 2015.

Potuzko M, Shan J, Pearce C, Lee YZ, Lu J, Zhou O. Feasibility study of the diagnosis and monitoring of cystic fibrosis in pediatric patients using stationary digital chest tomosynthesis. In: Hoeschen C, Kontos D, Flohr TG, eds. Proceedings of the SPIE [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2015 Mar 27]. p. 941226. http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?doi=10.1117/12.2082103

Nissman DB, Shankar PV, Pope TL. Reactive Arthritis. In: Pope T, Bloem HL, Beltran J, Morrison WB, Wilson DJ. Musculoskeletal Imaging, 2nd edition. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders. 2015; 684-690.

Cheng B, Liu M, Zhang D, Munsell B, Shen D. Domain Transfer Learning for MCI Conversion Prediction. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2015 Mar 2. [Epub ahead of print].

Cheng B, Liu M, Suk HI, Shen D, Zhang D; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Multimodal manifold-regularized transfer learning for MCI conversion prediction. Brain Imaging Behav. 2015 Feb 22 [Epub ahead of print].

Wang L, Wee CY, Suk HI, Tang X, Shen D. MRI-Based Intelligence Quotient (IQ) Estimation with Sparse Learning. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 30;10(3):e0117295. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117295.

Peng D, Shi F, Li G, Fralick D, Shen T, Qiu M, Liu J, Jiang K, Shen D, Fang Y. Surface Vulnerability of Cerebral Cortex to Major Depressive Disorder. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 20;10(3):e0120704. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120704. eCollection 2015.

Guo Y, Wu G, Commander LA, Szary S, Jewells V, Lin W, Shen D.  Segmenting hippocampus from infant brains by sparse patch matching with deep-learned features.  Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2014;17(Pt 2):308-15.

Inscoe CR, Wu G, Shan J, Lee YZ, Zhou O, Lu J. Low dose scatter correction for digital chest tomosynthesis. Proc. SPIE 9412, Medical Imaging 2015: Physics of Medical Imaging, 941248 (March 18, 2015); doi:10.1117/12.2082549.

Shan J, Burk L, Wu G, Lee YZ, Heath MD, Wang X, et al. Prospective gated chest tomosynthesis using CNT X-ray source array. In: Hoeschen C, Kontos D, Flohr TG, eds. Proceedings of the SPIE [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2015 Mar 27]. p. 941242. http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?doi=10.1117/12.2081701

Wu G, Inscoe C, Calliste J, Lee YZ, Zhou O, Lu J. Adapted fan-beam volume reconstruction for stationary digital breast tomosynthesis. In: Hoeschen C, Kontos D, Flohr TG, editors. Proceedings of the SPIE [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2015 Mar 27]. p. 94123J. Available from: http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?doi=10.1117/12.2081931

Liye Wang, Wee C-Y, Tang X, Yap P-T, Shen D. Multi-task feature selection via supervised canonical graph matching for diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Brain Imaging Behav. 2015 Mar 12 [Epub ahead of print].