Latest News and Announcements
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.
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).
Dr Straus Elected Alumnus Honoree to University of Chicago Chapter of AΩA Honor Medical Society
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Christopher Straus has been elected Alumnus Honoree to the University of Chicago chapter of the AΩA Honor Medical Society. He and his fellow honorees will be honored at the annual AΩA banquet this upcoming March.
Breast CT CAD Improvements Presented at RSNA and Profiled in Aunt Minnie
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.
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:
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.
Dr Sammet earns ARLM Certificate of Achievement
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,