Latest News and Announcements

Breast CT CAD Improvements Presented at RSNA and Profiled in Aunt Minnie

Drs. Ingrid Reiser and Hsien-Chi Kuo's work on improving CAD techniques for breast CT, including a 3D spiculation feature, was presented at RSNA 2014 and recently profiled in AuntMinnie.com.

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Dr Armato to Speak at Mesothelioma Symposium

In early March 2015, Dr. Samuel G. Armato III will participate and speak at the 12th Annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma sponsored by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

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Michael Rozenfeld Selected to Participate in Neuro Startup Challenge

We are happy to announce that Dr. Michael Rozenfeld, Neuroradiology Fellow, has been selected to participate in the Neuro Startup Challenge:

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Clinical Imaging Medical Physics Residency Program earns CAMPEP-accreditation

We are proud to announce that our Clinical Imaging Medical Physics Residency Program has earned CAMPEP-accreditation.

Thank you to our team of engaged faculty members and staff who have helped to develop this new residency program and earn accreditation!

If you are interested in applying to the program, you can find more information and a link to the application here.

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Dr Sammet earns ARLM Certificate of Achievement

Congratulations to Dr. Steffen Sammet on earning the Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management (ARLM) Certificate of Achievement!

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The Department's Radioisotope and Radiopharmaceutical Program Successfully Manufactures [18F] NaF

The Department of Radiology is excited to share an image of a 32 gram mouse injected with 130 microcuries of the radiopharmecutical [18F] NaF.  The [18F] NaF was manufactured on-site, by the Department of Radiology as part of its radioisotope and radiopharmaceutical production program.  The mouse was imaged for 30 minutes, 45 minutes post injection. Uptake of [18F] NaF is limited to bone only.  Even the small mouse ribs (typically 1 mm or less) can be seen.  

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Dr Chang on RIS/EMR and RIS/PACS in Radiology Today

Dr. Paul Chang was asked to provide some insight on the RIS/EMR and RIS/PACS choices that many institutions are facing:

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Breast Density and Whole Breast Ultrasound

On November 6th, ABC Chicago featured Dr. Kirti Kulkarni and the University of Chicago in an investigative peice on the importance of women being made aware of, and understanding their own, breast density and its role in breast cancer screening, "Dense breasts and breast cancer: More than a mammogram needed?"

Illinois is one of several states that does not require that patients are informed of their breast density, but,

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Dr Christoforidis Appointed Bucksbaum Institute Senior Faculty Scholar

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Greg Christoforidis has been appointed as a Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence Senior Faculty Scholar.  The institute is "committed to improving patient care and the doctor patient relationship by strengthening communication and decision making between doctors and patients, and by teaching these skills to students, residents and junior colleagues."

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