UNC Department of Radiology 4th Quarter 2014: Highlights & Honors

Take a look at some of our highlights and honors for October – December 2014.

 UNC Department of Radiology 4th Quarter 2014: Highlights & Honors click to enlarge Dr. Yueh Z. Lee and co-investigators received a two-year, $200,000 Phase II Translational Team Science Award (TTSA) for their proposal entitled, "Stationary Chest Tomosynthesis for Imaging Young Patients with Cystic Fibrosis."
 UNC Department of Radiology 4th Quarter 2014: Highlights & Honors click to enlarge Among the 23 UNC School of Medicine and UNC HCS teams participating in “Movember at UNC” the Department of Radiology team generated $13,493 as top UNC fundraiser for the nationwide men’s health initiative.

News/Events

November 2014: UNC Department of Radiology employees volunteer at UNC Health Care System’s Habitat for Humanity construction site in Hillsborough, NC.

November 2014: Among the 23 UNC School of Medicine and UNC HCS teams participating in Movember, “X-Rayted,” UNC’s Department of Radiology team, topped the fundraising efforts, raising $13,493 in donations for men’s health programming.

Movember at UNC: Mo Bros & Mo Sistas Raise more than $42,000 for Men's Health

December 2014: UNC Department of Radiology employees participate in food sorting volunteer project at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina in Durham, NC.

Honors/Awards/Appointments

Lynn A. Fordham, MD, served as “Pediatric Case of the Day” coordinator, scoring 1000-1200 answers daily, at the RSNA’s 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 30 – December 5, 2014. Cases co-authors: Casey Sams Tae Il Han, James Scatliff, Lynn Fordham.

Yueh Z. Lee, MD, PhD, and co-investigators received a Phase II Translational Team Science Award (TTSA) -- $200,000 over two years, pending renewal – in October 2014 for their project entitled, “Stationary Chest Tomosynthesis for Imaging Young Patients with Cystic Fibrosis.”  (Multi-P.I.: Lee YZ, Zhou O, Lu J, Sams C, Fordham L, Birchard K, Muhlebach M, Donaldson S, Goralski J, Boucher R).

Sheryl G. Jordan, MD, was recertified in October 2014 by the Radiology Coding Certification Board (RCCB) as Radiology Certified Coder (RCC).

Sheryl G. Jordan, MD, was honored in fall 2014 on the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)’s “Radiology Cares Caring Quilt,” a forum for patients to express appreciation toward a radiologist or radiologic technologist who made a difference in that patient’s life. 

Amir Khandani, MD, and Terry Wong, MD, PhD, co-moderated the “Nuclear Medicine: PET/CT for Oncology” session at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)’s 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 30 – December 5, 2014.

Daniel Nissman, MD, was appointed to a renewed, three-year term on the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)’s Scientific Program Committee in October 2014. He also moderated the Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Tumor Session at the RSNA’s 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 30 – December 5, 2014.

Terry Wong, MD, PhD, moderated the “Nuclear Medicine Series: Assessment of Cancer Treatment Response” session at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)’s 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 30 – December 5, 2014.

Post-doctoral fellow Xiaofeng Zhu, PhD, in Dr. Dinggang Shen’s lab (IDEA Lab) was honored as Best Student Paper Runner-Up for his paper, "A Novel Multi-Relation Regularization Method for Regression and Classification in AD Diagnosis" at the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society (MICCAI)'s 17th Annual Meeting in September 2014 in Cambridge, MA.

Presentations

Charles T. Burke, MD, presented, “Diagnosis and Management of Type II Endoleaks” at the Endovascular Therapies Symposium in Pinehurst, NC in October 2014.

Charles T. Burke, MD, presented, “Non-Vascular Palliative Care Interventions” at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)’s 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 30 – December 5, 2014.

Charles T. Burke, MD, presented, “Unconventional Venous Access-When, Why, How?” at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)’s 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 30 – December 5, 2014.

Robert G. Dixon, MD, presented, “Radiation Safety for the Orthopaedist” as a UNC Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds guest lecturer in September 2014 in Chapel Hill, NC.

Lynn A. Fordham, MD, presented, “The Challenging Pediatric Patient: Advanced Ultrasound” at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)’s 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 30 – December 5, 2014.

Valerie Jewells, DO, presented, “Cervical and Thoracic Spine Trauma” and “Lumbar Spine Trauma” as an invited lecturer at the October 2014 American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOCR)’s mid-year conference (“Diagnostic and Interventional Spine”) in Chicago, IL.

Amir Khandani, MD, presented, “PET Radiotracers other than FDG” as a guest Grand Rounds lecturer in Nuclear Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, in October 2014.

Amir Khandani, MD, presented, “PET/MR: Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications” as a guest Grand Rounds lecturer in Radiology at Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, in October 2014.

 Amir Khandani, MD, presented, “PET/MR of cervical cancer: Correlation with baseline and post treatment clinical staging” at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)’s 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 30 – December 5, 2014. (Authors: Fielding JR, Khandani AH, Sills T, Jones EL, Gehrig P, Roy P).

Cherie M. Kuzmiak, DO, co-authored, “Investigation of a breast CT technique aimed at improving breast imaging participation rates by imaging clothed patients,” as presented at the 18th Senologic International Society (SIS) World Congress on Breast Healthcare in Orlando, FL, in October 2014 (Authors: McKinley R, Kuzmiak C).

Cherie M. Kuzmiak, DO, co-authored, “Pilot Study of the Feasibility of Bra Use During 3D Breast CT Imaging,” as presented at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Annual Meeting in November 2014. (Authors: Tornai MP, Kuzmiak CM, Steed D, McKinley RL).

Cherie Kuzmiak, DO, was appointed Chair of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)’s Breast Imaging Refresher Course Track in December 2014.

Dinggang Shen, PhD, co-authored, "Detection and Analysis of T2DM Biomarkers from Brain MR Images Using BrainLab,” presented at the 7th International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI), in October 2014 in Dalian, China. [Authors: Peng B, Li G, Chen Z, Lv B, Shen D, Ma L, Dai Y]

Terry Wong, MD, PhD, presented, “Advances in Functional Imaging of GI Cancers” at the 11th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology in Arlington VA, in October 2014.

Terry Wong, MD, PhD, presented, “PET/CT Quantification: the Devil is in the Details” within the “Nuclear Medicine Series: Assessment of Cancer Treatment Response” at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)’s 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 30 – December 5, 2014.

Terry Wong, MD, PhD, presented, “PET/CT of the Abdomen/Pelvis: Artifacts, Pitfalls, Incidentals” at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)’s 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 30 – December 5, 2014.

Guorong Wu, PhD, and Dinggang Shen, PhD, co-authored, “Motion-guided resolution enhancement for lung 4D-CT,” presented at the at the International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV) in December 2014 in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. [Authors: Bhavsar A, Wu G, Shen D]

Publications

Reeder-Hayes KE, Freburger J, Feaganes J, Peacock S, Henderson LM, Massing M, Schenck AP, Stearns C, Carpenter WR, Chen RC, Khandani AH. Comparative effectiveness of follow-up imaging approaches in pancreatic cancer. J Comp Eff Res. 2014; 3(5):491–502.

Henderson LM, O'Meara ES, Braithwaite D, Onega T; for the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium.  Performance of digital screening mammography among older women in the United States. Cancer. 2014 Dec 23. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29214 [Epub ahead of print].

Henderson LM, Benefield T, Marsh MW, et al.  The Influence of Mammographic Technologists on Radiologists' Ability to Interpret Screening Mammograms in Community Practice. Acad Radiol. 2014 Nov 27. pii: S1076-6332(14)00377-8. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2014.09.013. [Epub ahead of print]

Commander CW, Pabon-Ramos WM, Isaacson AJ, Yu H, Burke CT, Dixon RG. Assessing medical students knowledge of IR at two American medical schools. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014;25:1801-1806.

Jordan S, O’Connor S, Lee S. Not So Uncommon: 2012 World Health Organization Classification of Rare Breast Carcinomas. Contemp Diagn Radiol. 37:18, 2014.

Khiatani V, Dixon RG. Renal ablation update. Semin Intervent Radiol. 2014;31:157-166.

Chen Y, Juttukonda M, Su Y, Benzinger T, Rubin BG, Lee YZ, Lin W, Shen D, Lalush D, An H.  Probabilistic Air Segmentation and Sparse Regression Estimated Pseudo CT for PET/MR Attenuation Correction.  Radiology. [Epub ahead of print] 2014 Dec 17:140810.

Zhang W, Li R, Deng H, Wang L, Lin W, Ji S, Shen D. Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Multi-Modality Isointense Infant Brain Image Segmentation. NeuroImage. [Epub ahead of print] doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.12.061.

Meng Y, Li G, Lin W, Gilmore JH, Shen D. Spatial Distribution and Longitudinal Development of Deep Cortical Sulcal Landmarks in Infants. Neuroimage. 2014 Oct 15;100:206-18. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.06.004.

Daniels ML, Lowe JR, Roy P, Patrone MV, Conyers JM, Fine JP, Knowles MR, Birchard KR. Standardization and validation of a novel and simple method to assess lumbar dural sac size.  Clin Radiol. 2015 Feb;70(2):146-52. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2014.10.009. Epub 2014 Nov 27.

Liu X, Zhou L, Wang L, Zhang J, Yin J, Shen D. An Efficient Radius-incorporated MKL Algorithm for Alzheimer's Disease Prediction. Pattern Recogn. [Epub ahead of print] doi:10.1016/j.patcog.2014.12.007

Zhu X, Suk HI, Shen D. A Novel Matrix-Similarity Based Loss Function for Joint Regression and Classification in AD Diagnosis. Neuroimage. 2014 Oct 15;100:91-105. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.05.078.

Park SH, Gao Y, Shi Y, Shen D. Interactive Prostate Segmentation with Adaptive Feature Selection and Manifold Regularization. Med Phys. 2014 Nov; 41(11):111715. doi: 10.1118/1.4898200.

Ou J, Xie L, Li X, Zhu D, Terry DP, Puente AN, Jiang R, Chen Y, Wang L, Shen D, Zhang J, Miller LS, Liu T. Atomic Connectomics Signatures for Characterization and Differentiation of Mild Cognitive Impairment. Brain Imaging Behav. 2014 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Jie B, Zhang D, Cheng B, Shen D. Manifold Regularized Multi-task Feature Learning for Multi-modality Disease Classification. 2 Oct 2014. [Epub ahead of print] DOI: 10.1002/hbm.22642.

Zhang Z, Huang H, Shen D, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Integrative Analysis of Multi-Dimensional Imaging Genomics Data for Alzheimer's Disease Prediction. Front Aging Neurosci. 2014 Oct 17;6:260. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2014.00260. e-Collection 2014.

Jiang X, Zhang T, Zhu D, Li K, Chen H, Lv J, Hu X, Han J, Shen D, Guo L, Liu T. Anatomy-guided Dense Individualized and Common Connectivity-based Cortical Landmarks (A-DICCCOL). IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2014 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Suk HI, Wee CY, Lee SW, Shen D. Supervised Discriminative Group Sparse Representation for Mild Cognitive Impairment Diagnosis. Neuroinformatics. 2014 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Cheng J, Deriche R, Jiang T, Shen D, Yap PT. Non-Negative Spherical Deconvolution (NNSD) for estimation of fiber Orientation Distribution Function in single-/multi-shell diffusion MRI. Neuroimage. 2014 Nov 1;101:750-64. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.07.062.

Zhang P, Niethammer M, Shen D, Yap PT. Large Deformation Diffeomorphic Registration of Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Data. Med Image Anal. 2014 Dec; 18(8):1290-8. doi: 10.1016/j.media.2014.06.012.

Peng D, Shi F, Shen T, Peng Z, Zhang C, Liu X, Qiu M, Liu J, Jiang K, Fang Y, Shen D. Altered brain network modules induce helplessness in major depressive disorder. J Affect Disord. 2014 Oct 15;168:21-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.05.061.

Li G, Wang L, Shi F, Lin W, Shen D. Simultaneous and Consistent Labeling of Longitudinal Dynamic Developing Cortical Surfaces in Infants. Med Image Anal. 2014 Dec;18(8):1274-89. doi: 10.1016/j.media.2014.06.007.

Wang L, Gao Y, Shi F, Li G, Gilmore JH, Lin W, Shen D. LINKS: Learning-based multi-source IntegratioN frameworK for Segmentation of infant brain images. NeuroImage. [Epub ahead of print] doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.12.042.

Li G, Wang L, Shi F, Lyall AE, Ahn M, Peng Z, Zhu H, Lin W, Gilmore JH, Shen D. Cortical Thickness and Surface Area in Neonates at High Risk for Schizophrenia. Brain Struct Funct. 2014 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print].

Grudzinski JJ, Titz B, Kozak K, Clarke W, Allen E, Trembath L, Stabin M, Marshall J, Cho SY, Wong TZ, Mortimer J, Weichert JP. A Phase 1 Study of 131I-CLR1404 in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors: Dosimetry, Biodistribution, Pharmacokinetics, and Safety. PLoS One. 2014 Nov 17;9(11):e111652. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111652. eCollection 2014.

Siegel BA, Wong TZ, Kostakoglu L, Ghesani M. “Is There a Limit? FDG PET and Cancer.”  Medscape CME Radiology Education Program. Medscape Education. December 2014.

Wang Q, Minjeong K, Shi Y, Wu G, Shen D, Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Predict Brain MR Image Registration Via Sparse Learning of Appearance and Transformation. Med Image Anal. [Epub ahead of print] doi:10.1016/j.media.2014.10.007.

Sanroma G, Wu G, Gao Y, Shen D. Learning to Rank Atlases for Multiple-Atlas Segmentation. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2014 Oct;33(10):1939-53. doi: 10.1109/TMI.2014.2327516.