Latest News and Announcements

Dr Baron Speaks about RSNA's Global Mission

In a statement from RSNA, current president Dr. Richard Baron, outlines the importance of the organization's global mission,

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New Imaging Research MRI Magnet Installed

We are pleased to announce that a new imaging research MRI magnet was installed in June 2016.

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Neuroradiology Fellowship Dinner - 2016

The University of Chicago Neuroradiology Attendings celebrate at a section graduation dinner. The Attendings thank their Fellows for their hard work over the past year and wish them the best in their future endeavors!

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Third Year Resident Alix Pirakal Attended the AMA House of Delegates

Congratulations to third-year resident Alix Purakal on attending the recent American Medical Association's House of Delegate meeting as an Alternate Delegate for the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Purakal wrote a bulletin for the American College of Radiology based on this meeting, and it can be read at the ACR website.

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IR Manager Stefanie Manack Featured in "What Administrators Want Radiologists to Know" Article

Interventional radiology manager Stefanie Manack has been featured in Diagnostic Imaging's 'What Administrators Want Radiologists to Know', speaking to the strategies administrators can employ to better communicate with and serve their physician colleagues.

To read on, continue to the article here.

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Diagnostic Imaging Q&A with Dr Giger

Dr. Maryellen Giger was recently interviewed by Diagnostic Imaging in regard to automated breast ultrasound screening for dense tissue.

To read this enlightening interview, please continue on to the article here.

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Dr Schacht Quoted in Popular Science Article on Deep Learning in Cancer Detection

In a Popular Science profile of new cancer detecting technologies, Dr. David Schacht is quoted on the role of deep learning technology in radiology.

To read the article, continue on to Popular Science, 'How Deep Learning Could Be The Next Step In Cancer Detection'.

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Executive Director Kim Lenner to Receive AAARAD Excellence in Leadership Award

We are proud to announce that our Executive Director, Kimberly Lenner, has been selected to receive Association of Administrators in Academic Radiology's (AAARAD) Excellence in Leadership in the Field of Radiology Administration Award.

The award will be presented during the annual AAARAD meeting in late September.

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Dr La Riviere Joins NIH Biomedical Imaging Technology-A Study Section

Congratulations to Dr. Patrick La Riviere on being invited to join the National Institutes of Health's Biomedical Imaging Technology-A Study Section.

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First International Prostate Imaging Symposium a Success

We want to thank the attendees and speakers who joined us at the International Prostate Imaging Symposium for a successful first year.  The symposium was held May 20-21, 2016 in Chicago, Il.

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Dr La Riviere Named Marine Biological Laboratory Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Patrick La Riviere on being named one of four fellows to the University of Chicago Marine Biological Laboratory.

"MBL Fellows come to Woods Hole, Mass. to pursue collaborative research on key topics related to the MBL’s strategic plan. Each fellow holds a primary appointment at another U.S. or global institution while also carrying out significant, ongoing research and educational commitments throughout the year at the MBL."

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The Committee on Medical Physics and the Department of Radiology Congratulate our 2016 Graduates

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

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Dr Chung Interviewed by Radiology Business about Peer Review and VR Software

Dr. Jonathan Chung was interviewed by Radiology Business for, "Can mandatory peer review or new VR software improve the quality of radiology reports?"

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Dr Funaki Co-authors Interventional News Article

Dr. Brian Funaki co-authored "Legal issues, or how to stay out of trouble" for Interventional News with fellow interventional radiologist Dr. Hector Ferral.

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Medicine on the Midway features Dr. Straus and his Family

The University of Chicago's Medicine on the Midway  Spring 2016 edition features Dr. Chris Straus and his family's role in the University of Chicago and Chicago medical communities.

To read Paying it Forward, please visit the Medicine on the Midway webpage (page 27-30).

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Dr Kulkarni Awarded Grant for Breast Imaging Research by UChicago Women's Board

Congratulations to Dr. Kulkarni on receiving funding from the University of Chicago Women's Board for her proposal "Breast Specimen Imaging Using 1.5/3 Tesla MRI to Evaluate Tumor Margin Status by Understanding MRI Features and Correlating with Pathology".

The funding for this project is for the 2016/2017 academic year.

We look forward to the results of Dr. Kulkarni's promising research!

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