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Dr. Carroll to be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Timothy Carroll, Ph.D., Professor of Radiology, University of Chicago, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Carroll was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to the development of principally new MRI strategies for high spatial and temporal resolution angiography for management of ischemic stroke and cancer.

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Study 'Transarterial Immunomodulatory Embolization: A novel approach to cancer' Receives NIH/NIBIB Funding

We are thrilled to announce that a study put forth by Drs. Seon-Kyu Lee and Thuong Van Ha, 'Transarterial Immunomodulatory Embolization: A novel approach to cancer' has received NIH/NIBIB R21 funding. This is a two year award that will begin on April 1st, 2016, and is a marvelous example of the cutting edge research the department is engaged with.

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Heart and Vascular Imaging Center to Open February 8th

Radiology's Nuclear Medicine manager, Alberto Jimenez, is part of the team behind the new Heart and Vascular Imaging Center located in the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM).  The Center will open on February 8th, 2016, and is a state-of-the-art facility that will provide patients with greater access to services performed by experts in cardiology, radiology, and vascular care. Features include:

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Dr Funaki Discusses the Society of Interventional Radiology's Mission

Dr. Brain Funaki spoke with PR Newswire Public Interest Services about the role that the Society of Interventional Radiology plays in bringing new ideas to the Society's membership.

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John Fennessy, 1933-2016

"John Fennessy, a pioneer in the field of chest radiology, died Jan. 3 from complications following cardiac surgery in November 2015. He was 82. A professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Radiology, Fennessy was known by colleagues as the final authority on anything involving radiologic examination of the chest or abdomen, and the person other physicians turned to for interpretation of subtle diagnostic details on X-rays.

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Drs Paushter and Katzman Receive Award for Optimization Workshop

Drs. Paushter and Katzman have been awarded funding for a workshop supported by the University of Chicago's Center in Beijing.  The proposed title is, Total Quality Management Optimization of Radiology Department Operations: Quality, Lean, Safety, and Business Intelligence Analytics.

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National Cancer Institute QIN Newsletter Highlights Work by Dr Giger and Team

The National Cancer Institute's Quantitative Imaging Network most recent newsletter highlights work being done by a team of University of Chicago researches led by Dr. Maryellen Giger:

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Dr Sammet Appointed to Multiple Positions within the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

We are proud to announce that Dr. Steffen Sammet has been appointed to multiple positions within the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). 

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Dr Chung Received Journal of Thoracic Imaging’s 2015 Editor’s Recognition Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Chung on receiving the Journal of Thoracic Imaging’s 2015 Editor’s Recognition Award for distinguished service as a reviewer for the journal.

Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Phillip Boiselle, notes that this "award is given to a highly select group of our reviewers in recognition of their consistently high quality, comprehensive, scholarly, and timely reviews."

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Dr Ginat a Phase 1 Winner in UChicago App Challenge

Dr. Daniel Ginat's app proposal for the 2016 Univeristy of Chicago App Challenge has been accepted and is a Phase 1 winner.  The concept is a quanatative imaging application.  The program would provide reference and normative values for measurements made on certain structures when viewed on the PACS station, such as ventricular size and optic nerve diameter. This could be expressed as a percentile or probability, which can then be included in the diagnostic report.

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Dr Chang Interviewed about AI and Radiology

At RSNA 2015, Dr. Paul Chang was interviewed about IBM's Watson and artifical intelligence's role in radiology.

For the video, please visit AuntMinnie.com.

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University of Chicago Named a HHT Center of Excellence

We are excited to announce that the University of Chicago Medicine has been named a HHT Center of Excellence by the HHT Foundation.  This truly reflects a genuine commitment by of our participating physicans to tackle the complex problems of patients with this disease, and it attests to our innate multidisciplinary culture.

Radiology faculty who members of the HHT team are:

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Dr Ginat Awarded Toshiba America Medical Systems/RSNA Research Seed Grant

We are pleased to announced that Dr. Daniel Ginat is the recipient of the Toshiba America Medical Systems/RSNA Research Seed Grant for his research proposal 'MRI-guided Minimally Invasive Laser Ablation of Recurrent Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Clinicoradiological Correlation for Treatment Response'.

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