Latest News and Announcements

Three Faculty Members Receive Academy of Radiology Research Distinguished Investigator Award

We are proud to announce that three faculty members, Drs. Yulei Jiang, Maryellen Giger, and Xiaochuan Pan, are recipients of the 2015 Academy of Radiology Research Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy of Radiology Research.

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Dr Giger Elected 2016 Vice President of SPIE

We are thrilled to announced that Maryellen Giger, PhD has been elected the 2016 Vice President of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.  With this election Dr. Giger joins the SPIE presidential chain and will serve as President-Elect in 2017 and as the society's President in 2018.

"SPIE 2015 President Toyohiko Yatagai made the announcement along with other SPIE election results at the Annual General Meeting of the Society on 11 August in San Diego. Terms begin 1 January 2016.

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Reconstruction Algorithm Highlighted in Medical Physics Web

Development of a new reconstruction algorithm for cone-beam CT, co-authored by Dr. Xiaochuan Pan, was recently highlighted by Medical Physics Web:

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The Committee on Medical Physics and the Department of Radiology Congratulate our 2015 Graduates

The Department of Radiology and the Committee on Medical Physics wish to congratulate our five students who have received their Ph.D. in Medical Physics this spring. 

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Dr Oto to Speak at Us TOO 25th Anniversary Symposium & Gala

Dr. Aytekin Oto will be a guest speaker at the Us TOO 25th Anniversary Educational Symposium & Gala Celebration Dinner on Friday, June 19th, 2015.  The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.

You can find out more information and register for the event on the Us TOO website.

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Kevin Little Recognized with AAPM Best in Physics Award for Abstract

We congratulate Kevin Little, PhD, first year Clinical Imaging Medical Physics Resident, on having his abstract, "Effect of Image Processing Parameters On Nodule Detectability in Chest Radiography," selected for one of the AAPM's Best in Physics Awards.

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Dr Zaritzky Pioneers Non-surgical Option for Babies with Esophageal Atresia

We are proud to share news of a non-surgical procedure for babies with esophageal atresia pioneered by Dr. Mario Zaritzky.  As reported by local news, WRAL,

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Dr Giger Received the Prestigious AAPM William D. Coolidge Award

We congratulate Maryellen Giger, PhD on being selected as this year's American Association of Physicists in Medicine's William D. Coolidge Award recipient.  The Coolidge Award is the AAPM's highest honor, denoting excellence and distinguished contributions to Medical Physics.

Dr. Giger received this recognition at the 2015 AAPM Awards Ceremony and Reception on July 13th, 2015.

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Charlene Sennett, 1952-2015

Charlene Sennett, MD, an associate professor of radiology at the University of Chicago Medicine and a highly respected clinical specialist in breast imaging, died at the medical center on March 23, 2015, after months of illness. She suffered a stroke while awaiting a heart transplant.

Sennett, 62, was well known throughout the Chicago area as a thoughtful and talented clinician, dedicated educator and fierce advocate for her patients.

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Midwest Interventional Radiology Medical Student Symposium a Success

The first annual Midwest Interventional Radiology Medical Student Symposium was held on Saturday March 14th, 2015.  Dr. Navuluri Rakesh, the Symposium Director, noted that "the event was a huge success.  The Symposium had lecturers from 6 different medical schools and hands-on training simulators from 9 different vendors.

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Medical Student Awarded RSNA Grant for MRI Study

We congratulate Tamari Andre Miller, and her mentor Dr. Daniel Ginat, on being awarded a 2015 RSNA Research & Education Foundation’s Research Medical Student Grant for their study, Using MRI to predict Clinical Outcomes in patients with Locoregionally Advanced Human Papilloma Positive (HPV+) Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma treated with Nab-paclitaxel.

We look forward to the results of this promising research.

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Dr Yang Leads Contrast Reaction Preparedness Training Efforts

Dr. Carina Yang was selected to attend a one-week in depth course at the Harvard Institute for Medical Simulation November 2013.  Upon completion of the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop and with the diligent help of residents Drs.

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Dr Dachman and Virtual Colonoscopy Featured in Science Life

"The University of Chicago Medicine is a leader in an alternative “virtual colonoscopy” that uses a special CT scan to create 3D images of the colon that doctors can use to screen for polyps. The ACS endorses virtual colonoscopies for screening every 5 years. The procedure is far less invasive, often uses a milder preparation solution, and doesn’t require sedation. Physicians or trained technologists insert a small, soft tube into the rectum and inflate the colon with a small amount of carbon dioxide gas. Technologists then use a fast CT scanner to capture images, and that’s it.

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CT Achieves ACR Accreditation

We are proud to announce that our CT team has achieved a three-year term of accreditation as the result of a recent, rigorous review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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