UNC Department of Radiology 1st Quarter 2016: Highlights & Honors

Departmental highlights and honors from January through March of 2016.

UNC Department of Radiology 1st Quarter 2016: Highlights & Honors click to enlarge Chairman Emeritus Dr. James ("Jim") H. Scatliff was keynote speaker at St. Andrews University's March 2016 John C. McNair Lecture Series
UNC Department of Radiology 1st Quarter 2016: Highlights & Honors click to enlarge UNC's Biomedical Imaging Research Center (BRIC) hosted its first-ever Triangle Imaging Symposium in March 2016.

News/Events

January 2016:

Dr. Vishal Khiatani was appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Vascular/Interventional Radiology. Dr. Khiatani completed a one-year Interventional Radiology fellowship in the Department of Radiology in June 2013.

February 2016:

North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) monthly newsletter (On the Scene) highlights positive impact of UNC Health Care-facilitated, in-prison mammography services on the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women (NCCIW) healthcare system.

https://www2.ncdps.gov/emp/Newsletters/OTS_Feb2016.pdf

March 15th, 2016:  Chairman Emeritus James H. Scatliff, MD, presented, “Seeing Inside the Human Body: Vesalius, MRI and the Radiological Revolution” as the keynote speaker for the John Calvin McNair Lecture Series on Science and Theology at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC, in March 2016.

https://www.sa.edu/component/k2/item/97-dr

March 23rd, 2016:  UNC's Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) hosted its first-ever Triangle Imaging Symposium. The daylong event included talks by keynote speaker and Vanderbilt Institute of Imaging Science Director Dr. John Gore -- “Some New Directions in Structural and Functional MRI” – as well as by six other renowned biomedical imaging researchers.

Honors/Awards/Appointments

Six UNC Department of Radiology faculty – Drs. Mauricio Castillo, Julia R. Fielding (2001-2015), Lynn A. Fordham, Joseph KT Lee, William H. McCartney (1976-2015) and Joseph M. Stavas – were named in March 2016 amongst 386 UNC Health Care System physicians to the 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America® List.

First-year resident Clayton Commander, MD, was one of only five UNC Health Care System house staff (alongside 10 medical students, three faculty and four alumni) selected for UNC School of Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) induction in March 2016.

Sheri Jordan, MD, served as Course Co-Director of the 22nd Annual American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Course in Charlotte, NC, in January 2016.

Sheri Jordan, MD, served as an “Ask the Experts” faculty co-panelist at the 22nd Annual American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Course in Charlotte, NC, in January 2016.

Amir Khandani, MD, served as Program Director of the 4th Annual American College of Radiology (ACR) Review Course, hosted as part of the Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Update in March 2016 in Durham, NC.

Zibo Li, PhD, received a one-year Tier 1 Developmental Research Grant from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) in January 2016, for a collaborative project entitled, “Development of 18F-PET Probes to Image the IDO Pathway for Immuno-Oncology Clinical Research.”

Former Abdominal Imaging Division Chief and Professor of Radiology Carol Mittelstaedt, MD, was memorialized at the 2016 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Convention in March 2016 in New York City, NY (Deceased Spring 2015).

Sarah Nyante, PhD, received a one-year North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) Pilot Award ($34,972) in January 2016 for her proposed project, “Expression of breast extracellular matrix proteins in lobular carcinoma in situ: a pilot study.” Co-investigators for this pilot study are Drs. Thomas Lawton and Xianming Tan (UNC Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Biostatistics, respectively).

Presentations

Wui Chong, MD, served as moderator of the “Evaluation and Follow-up of the Chronic Kidney Disease Patient with a Renal Mass” session at the 2016 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Convention in March 2016 in New York City, NY. At this session, he presented, “Conventional Grayscale Ultrasound of Renal Masses.”

Wui Chong, MD, presented, “Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Cases: All the Rest” at the Clinical Applications of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound: Case-Based Approach” session at the 2016 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Convention in March 2016 in New York City, NY.

Wui Chong, MD, presented, “The Acute Scrotum” at the “Ultrasound After 5:00 PM” [conditions presented after working hours] session at the 2016 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Convention in March 2016 in New York City, NY.

Wui Chong, MD, served as a hands-on instructor at the “Hands-on How to Do the Biopsy: From Simple to Sophisticated” session at the 2016 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Convention in March 2016 in New York City, NY.

Lynn Fordham, MD, served as moderator of the “Challenging Pediatric Ultrasound Cases” session at the 2016 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Convention in March 2016 in New York City, NY.

Do Perceived Barriers to Lung Cancer Screening Differ between Attending Physicians and Residents? American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Care Symposium. Phoenix, AZ. February 2016. (Authors: Greenwood-Hickman MA, Jones L, Marsh K, Rivera MP, Molina PL, Reuland D, Bowling MJ, Birchard K, Maygarden S, Henderson L)

Lung Cancer Screening Knowledge and Beliefs among Primary Care Providers and Pulmonologists. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Care Symposium. Phoenix, AZ. February 2016. (Marsh K, Greenwood-Hickman MA, Jones L, Rivera MP, Bowling MJ, Molina PL, Maygarden S, Birchard K, Reuland D, Henderson L).

Sheri Jordan, MD, presented, “Breast Masses in the Distinctive Patient: Male, Transgender, Pregnant, and Post-Partum” at the 22nd Annual American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Course in Charlotte, NC, in January 2016.

Sheri Jordan, MD, presented, “Breast Imaging Path l: Common and Uncommon Diseases” at the 22nd Annual American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Course in Charlotte, NC, in January 2016.

Sheri Jordan, MD, presented, “Case-Based Review of Clinical Conundrums” at the 22nd Annual American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Course in Charlotte, NC, in January 2016.

Identifying Criteria to Follow Rather than Excise Benign Papilloma on Breast Core Needle Biopsy: A 10-year Single Institution Study and Literature Review. Poster Presentation. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) in March 2016 in Seattle, WA. (Authors: Bookhout C, Jordan S, Lawton T).

Identifying Criteria to Follow Rather than Excise Radial Scar and Complex Sclerosing Lesion: A 10-year Single Institution Study and Literature Review. Scientific Presentation. 101st Radiologic Society of North America Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. December 2015. (Authors: Singer B, Jordan S, Lawton T).

Amir Khandani, MD, presented, “Preparation and Interpretation of FDG PET Studies: What Matters (and What Doesn’t)” at the 4th Annual American College of Radiology (ACR) Review Course, hosted as part of the Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Update in March 2016 in Durham, NC.

Yueh Z. Lee, MD, PhD, gave two lectures -- “Update: Clinical Applications of Carbon Nanotube X-ray Source” and “F19 MRI Imaging: Ventilation and Beyond” -- at the "Evolving Technology" conference hosted by the NC Society of Radiology Technologists in January 2016. 

Daniel Nissman, MD, served as a hands-on instructor in “Hands-on Shoulder Ultrasound” at the 2016 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Convention in March 2016 in New York City, NY.

Daniel Nissman, MD, served as a hands-on instructor in “Hands-on Hip Ultrasound” at the 2016 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Convention in March 2016 in New York City, NY.

Carlos Zamora, MD, presented, “HIV-associated central nervous system infections” at the “Advances in Medicine: Great Challenges in Infectious Diseases” 18th International Congress at Guadalajara University and Civil Hospital in February 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Carlos Zamora, MD, presented three topics -- Neuroimaging of epilepsy syndromes (part of a pre-congress course on epilepsy); Neuroimaging of intracranial infections; and T2/FLAIR white matter hyperintensities – at the 1st Nicaraguan Congress of Neurology, co-facilitated by Universidad Autónoma de Nicaragua, Vivian Pellas Metropolitan Hospital and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) in March 2016.

Publications

Chang EH, Chong WK, Kasoji SK, Dayton PA, Rathmell WK. Management of Indeterminate Cystic Kidney Lesions: Review of Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound as a Diagnostic Tool. Urology. 2016 Jan;87:1-10.

Alford-Teaster J, Lange JM, Hubbard RA, Lee C, Haas JS, Shi X, Carlos HA, Henderson LM, Hill D, Tosteson A, Onega T. Is the closest facility the one actually used? An assessment of travel time estimation based on mammography facilities. Int J Health Geogr. 2016 February 18;15(1):8. PMID: 26892310. PMC4757990.

Haas JS, Hill DA, Wellman RD, Hubbard RA, Lee CI, Wernlu KJ, Stout NK, Tosteson AN, Henderson LM, Alford-Teaster JA, Onega TL. Disparities in the use of screening magnetic resonance imaging of the breast in community practice by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Cancer. 2016 Feb 15;122(4):611-7. PMID: 26709819. PMC4742376.

Henderson LM, Weiss J, Hubbard RA, O’Donoghue C, DeMartini WB, Buist DSM, Kerlikowske K, Goodrich M, Virnig B Tosteson ANA, Lehman CD, Onega TL.  Factors Associated with Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Use among Medicare Beneficiaries with Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer. Breast J. 2016 Jan;22(1):24-34. PMID: 26511204. PMC4718842.

Braithwaite D, Demb J, Henderson LM.  Optimal breast cancer screening strategies for older women:  current perspectives. Clin Interv Aging. 2016 Feb 3;11:111-25.  PMID: 26893548. PMC4745843.

Brooks SA, Khandani AH, Fielding JR, Lin W, Sills T, Lee Y, Arreola A, Milowsky MI, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Smith AB, Nielsen ME, Parker JS, Lalush DS, Rathmell WK. Alternate metabolic programs define regional variation of relevant biological features in renal cell carcinoma progression. Clin Cancer Res. Epub January 19, 2016.

Chtcheprov P, Hartman A, Shan J, Lee YZ, Zhou O, Lu J. Optical Geometry Calibration Method for Free-form Digital Tomosynthesis. Proc. SPIE 9783, Medical Imaging 2016: Physics of Medical Imaging, 978365 (March 22, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2216851

Wu G, Wang J, Potuzko M, Harman A, Pearce C, Shan J, Lee YZ, Zhou O, Lu J. Stationary Digital Chest Tomosynthesis for Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring. Proc. SPIE 9783, Medical Imaging 2016: Physics of Medical Imaging, 978305 (March 22, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2216977

Initial Attempt Combining Transthoracic Echocardiography and Ultrasonography to Diagnose Intravascular and Intracardiac Metastatic Tumors. (Authors: Wang J, Cheng Y, Lee YZ, Zheng Y, Wang Y, Tang X, Zhang C). 2016 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Convention “Cardiovascular Ultrasound.” Scientific Session.

Geng X, Li G, Lu Z, Gao W, Wang L, Shen D, Zhu H, Gilmore JH. Structural and Maturational Covariance in Early Childhood Brain Development. Cereb Cortex. 2016 Feb 13. pii: bhw022. [Epub ahead of print]

Shi Y, Gao Y, Liao S, Zhang D, Gao Y, Shen D. A Learning-Based CT Prostate Segmentation Method via Joint Transductive Feature Selection and Regression. Neurocomputing. 2016 Jan 15;173(2):317-331.

Jie B, Wee C-Y, Shen D, Zhang D. Hyper-Connectivity of Functional Networks for Brain Disease Diagnosis. Med Image Anal. Epub 2016 Mar 24.

Li Z, Suk H-I, Shen D, Li L. Sparse Multi-Response Tensor Regression for Alzheimer’s Disease Study with Multivariate Clinical Assessments. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2016 Mar 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Qian C, Wang L, Gao Y, Yousuf A, Yang X, Oto A, Shen D. In Vivo MRI based Prostate Cancer Localization with Random Forests and Auto-context Model. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics. Epub 2016 Feb 17.

Gao Y, Shao Y, Jun Lian, Wang AZ, Chen RC, Shen D. Accurate Segmentation of CT Male Pelvic Organs via Regression-based Deformable Models and Multi-task Random Forests. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2016 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Suk H-I, Wee C-Y, Lee S-W, Shen D. State-Space Model with Deep Learning for Functional Dynamics Estimation in Resting-State fMRI. Neuroimage. 2016 Apr 1;129:292-307. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.01.005. Epub 2016 Jan 14.

Liu M. Zhang D, Shen D. Relationship Induced Multi-template Learning for Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2016 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Zhang L, Wang Q, Gao Y, Wu G, Shen D. Automatic Labeling of MR Brain Images by Hierarchical Learning of Atlas Forests. Med Phys. 2016 Mar;43(3):1175. doi: 10.1118/1.4941011.

Zamora C, Yahyavi-Firouz-Abadi N, Kuyumcu G, Kontzialis M. Magnetic resonance imaging of ataxia-telangiectasia. Neurology India. 2016 Mar-Apr;64 Suppl:S129.

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