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The Optical Society Honors Dr Giger's Career as a Part of Women in Science Activities

The Optical Society has honored Dr. Maryellen Giger as a part of their campaign commemorating the International Women & Girls in Science Day.

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Drs Paushter, Lu, and Kromrey Lend Expertise to RSNA Ultrasound Module

Drs. David Paushter, Zheng Feng Lu, and David Kromrey were recognized by both the AAPM and RSNA boards for lending their expertise to developing content for the joint Basic Ultrasound Imaging and Display online module.  Their work ensures that the materials remain accurate and up-to-date.

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Dr Sammet to Become Grant Reviewer for RSNA

Congratulations to Dr. Steffen Sammet who will join RSNA's Radiology Research Grant Study Section as a grant reviewer.

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Multiple Residents Awarded During CRS Poster Session

Congratulations to four of our current residents who entered the most recent Chicago Radiological Society's poster session on January 19th, 2017. Three of the presenters, Drs. Jo, Alexander, and Jilani, were awarded the Pinsky Award for their work. Three categories, MSK, IR, and Quality and Safety, were featured.  The award winners were provided 5 minutes to present their work and each resident was awarded $100.

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Dr Oto Contributes to Cancer Care Ontario's Prostate Cancer Staging Guidelines

Dr. Aytekin Oto shares his expertise in prostate cancer and prostate cancer screening with the medical and research communities. In service to that aim, Dr. Oto has received a commendation from the Cancer Care Ontario program in evidence-based care for his significant contributions to the prostate cancer staging guidelines.

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Dr Giger Discusses Radiology's Role in Precision Medicine

Radiology’s Evolving Role in Precision Medicine

RSNA - by Paul LaTour

"Radiology can assuage the physicians’ concerns by harnessing big data with imaging radiomics to create predictive models, said Maryellen Giger, PhD, also a symposium presenter. Creating predictive models involves receiving input from clinical data (including environmental data), radiology data, pathology data, protein data and gene testing data. But, as Dr. Giger points out, that is a lot of data to harness.

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Dr Paushter Recognized as Distinguished Reviewer for Abdominal Radiology

Congratulations to Dr. David Paushter on being recognized as a distingished reviewer for Abdominal Radiology.

Editor-in-Chief, C. Daniel Johnson, thanked Dr. Paushter for his service,

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Dr La Riviere and Colleagues Granted Support for Center for Microscopy Innovation by University of Chicago Strategic Advisory Committee

We are excited to announce that Dr. Patrick La Riviere is a member of an interdisciplinary team which won support for a Center for Microscopy Innovation by University of Chicago Strategic Advisory Committee.

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Dr Mathew Accepted into the 2017 ARRS Clinician Educator Development Program

Congratulations to Dr. Melvy Mathew on being accepted into the competitive American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Clinician Educator Development Program in 2017!

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Dr Abe Recognized as Top Reviewer for American Journal of Roentgenology

Congratulations to Dr. Hiroyuki Abe on being recognized as a top review for the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Editor-in-Chief, Thomas H. Berquist, thanked Dr. Abe for his service,

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Dr Bader Joins 2017 Academy Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging

Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Bader on being nominated and invited to join the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research Academic Council's 2017 Academy Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging (CECI2).

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Dr Giger Discusses Deep Learning Application to Mammography in RSNA News Spotlight

Deep Learning May Play a Role in Assessing Breast Texture

RSNA - by Elizabeth Gardner

"Can a computer network that mimics the neural structure of the brain and the visual cortex and is trained to analyze and recognize nonmedical images (deep learning), assess breast texture — and therefore risk of breast cancer — more accurately than standard radiographic texture analysis?

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Faculty Recognized as Top Cancer Doctors in Chicago

We are pleased to announce that four of our attending and affiliated faculty members have been recognized as top cancer doctors in Chicago by Chicago Magazine. Congratulations to - -Dr. Dr. Abraham Dachman, abdominal imagingDr. Heber MacMahon, thoracic/chest imagingDr. Scott Stacy, MSK/bone imaging

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Dr Dachman Becomes the Chair of the RSNA Daily Bulletin Editorial Board

Congratulations to Dr. Dachman on becoming the Chair of RSNA's Daily Bulletin Editorial Board.

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New Cyclotron Jump Starts Imaging Research

"After nearly two decades, the University of Chicago has welcomed the return of a cyclotron research facility, which will be open for use in January 2017. When the new facility opens, the University of Chicago will be the only academic medical institution in Illinois with an operational cyclotron.

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Radiology Faculty Members Author a 'Most Cited' Nuclear Medicine Molecular Imaging Paper

Congratulations to the authors of 'Prognostic Value of Metabolic Tumor Burden from 18F-FDG PET in Surgical Patients with Non-small-cell Lung Cancer' in Academic Radiology. Published in 2013, it was determined to be one of the most highly cited articles during 2014 and 2015.

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Dr Sheth Selected to Participate in 2017 AUR Academic Faculty Development Program

Congratulations to Dr. Deepa Sheth on being selected to participate in the 2017 Association of University Radiologists' Academic Faculty Development Program.

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Dr Baron, President of the 2016 RSNA Meeting, Delivered President's Message on Gaining Broader Perspectives Beyond Imaging

Although RSNA Annual Meeting has concluded for 2016, we would like to share and reflect on the message at the core of Dr. Richard Baron's President's Address, 'Beyond Imaging: Ensuring Radiology Impact in Clinical Care and Research'.

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Dr Chang Receives Gold Medal - RSNA's Highest Honor

We are immensely proud to announce that Dr. Paul Chang has received RSNA's highest honor, the Gold Medal.

From RSNA:

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Dr Ginat Received 2016 Honored Educator Award at RSNA

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Ginat has received the Honored Educator Award from RSNA for 2016.

Dr. Ginat's dedication to the education of medical student, trainees, and his collaborative work with his colleagues sets him apart, adds extraordinary value to our faculty, and we are very happy to share news of this recognition.

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Dr Mathew Has Received RSNA Certificate of Merit Award for Education Exhibit

We congratulate Dr. Melvy Mathew on receiving the Certificate of Merit award for her education exhibit at RSNA in 2016.

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Mammography Team Supports Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force Health Fair

Breast imaging faculty member Dr. Deepa Sheth and mammography manager Tina Baxter attended the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force Health Fair on Saturday, November 12th, 2016.  The event included various health screenings and booths and brought in about hundreds of women, men, and young adults. Tina Baxter explained that the University of Chicago breast imaging team is, "excited to [extend our] presence out into the community."

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Drs Armato, Giger and Colleagues Organize SPIE PROSTATEx Grand Challenge

Samuel Armato III, PhD and Maryellen Giger, PhD are part of the team of organizers behind SPIE's PROSTATEx Grand Challenge.  The Challenge focuses on "quantitative image analysis methods for the diagnostic classification of clinically significant prostate lesions.

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Resident Dr Dashevsky awarded Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award in Recognition of Outstanding Research by RSNA

Brittany Dashevsky, a fourth year radiology resident, was recently awarded the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award in Recognition of Outstanding Research (2016) by the Radiological Society of North America Research and Education Foundation.

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Radiology Expo for Medical Students a Success

On Saturday, November 5th, the University of Chicago Department of Radiology Diversity Committee held its first annual Radiology Expo. The event was to coincide with this year’s International Day of Radiology on November 8th.  The expo was open to all medical students interested in possibly pursuing – or just learning more about – the field of radiology, and approximately 65 medical students from throughout the Midwest attended. Invited keynote speaker Dr.

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Drs Paushter and Katzman led Quality and Analytics Symposium at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing

Chairman Dr. David Paushter and Vice-Chair Dr. Greg Katzman joined Dr.

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Drs Paushter and Katzman led Seminars at the University of Hong Kong

Drs. David Paushter and Greg Katzman joined the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Hong Kong on Friday, October 28th to share their respective expertise on thyroid nodules and imaging brain tumors.

These seminars were held as a part of a broader effort to share knowledge and promote collaboration between the University of Chicago and our colleagues in the People's Republic of China.

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Drs Paushter and Katzman led Quality and Safety in Imaging Symposium at University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong

Chairman Dr. David Paushter and Vice-Chair Dr. Greg Katzman joined Dr. Pek-Lan Khong from the University of Hong Kong to co-chair the Quality and Safety in Imaging Symposium at the University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong on October 29th, 2016.

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Dr Baron to Speak on Artificial Intelligence at RSNA

Dr. Richard Baron will speak to the increasing presence of artificial intelligence in the radiology practice at an educational session at RSNA.  Health Data Management has reported on the context surrounding the session the Dr. Baron and others will lead.

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University of Chicago Faculty and Trainees at RSNA 2016

Each year, we look forward to attending the annual RSNA meeting.  We are excited to share the fruits of what we've learned over the last year, and learn from our esteemed colleagues who will also be in attendance.  Below is the list of scientific and education abstracts, and invited educational courses, featuring Universiy of Chicago Department of Radiology faculty members and trainees. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

Educational Courses

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Dr Thomas Named RSNA Multisystem/Special Interest/EEC Chair

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Thomas who has been named RSNA's Multisystem/Special Interest/EEC Chair!

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