Latest News and Announcements
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.
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:
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,
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."
Modern Healthcare: More research hospitals need a HIRO
The University of Chicago's Human Imaging Research Office (HIRO) has been featured by Modern Healthcare.
In the guest commentary, Faculty Director, Dr. Armato, and Technical Director, Dr. Gruszauskas, make the case for centralizing research imaging operations in medical centers and discuss their experiences at the University.
MRI Manager Wendy Stirnkorb Featured in MRI Safety Article
Our modality manager, Wendy Stirnkorb, was featured in a recent Medical Physics Web article on MRI safety and the need for MRI safety officers. Wendy shares her experience, what she has identified as being crucial to building a culture of safety and knowledge, and some of tools she has implemented here at the University of Chicago.
Dr Straus Awarded Bucksbaum Institute 2014 Pilot Grant
Dr Paushter Named a Patients' Choice Award Winner for 2013
Congratulations to our Chairman, Dr. David Paushter, on being recognized as a Patients' Choice Award winner by Vitals. He is an exemplary model of the cordiality, professionalism, and superb patient care that we all strive to provide here at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Paushter commented on the award, "I'm so honored to receive an award that's based on how my patients view the quality of care I provide. I strive each day to exceed my patients' expectations, and I'm grateful that they've recognized my efforts."
Dr Zangan Appointed Ombudsmen
Dr. Holly Humphrey, Dean for Medical Education, announced Dr. Zangan's appointment on Wednesday, July 2nd, and detailed his exemplary qualifications: