Developing a Simulator-Based Curriculum for Teaching Vascular and Interventional Radiology

The UPMC Interventional Radiology Division is delighted to congratulate Paula Novelli, MD on being awarded grants from the both the Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation and the Beckwith Institute for 2018. The grants, totaling $30,000, were earned by Dr. Novelli in support of her Quality Initiative "Developing a Simulator-Based Curriculum for Teaching Vascular and Interventional Radiology”. The grants will be used to defray the cost of a Mentice VIST G5 Angiographic simulator which will be housed at the WISER Center. The quality initiative is also being supported by matching funds from the Department of Radiology and will be used as part of the formal Interventional Radiology educational curriculum.

UPMC Radiology visits Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital/Shanghai Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

At the end of September Dr. Jules Sumkin (Chairman), Dr. Andrew Cordle (Musculoskeletal imaging), Dr. Anish Ghodadra (Interventional Radiology), Dr. Alessandro Furlan (Abdominal Imaging) and Dr. Shandong Wu (Breast imaging) travelled to Shanghai, China as guest speakers at the 60th anniversary academic conference of Chinese diagnostic ultrasound in medicine.

Deep Learning to Distinguish Recalled but Benign Mammography Images in Breast Cancer Screening

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Sarah S. Aboutalib, Aly A. Mohamed, Wendie A. Berg, Margarita L. Zuley, Jules H. Sumkin and Shandong Wu, "Deep Learning to Distinguish Recalled but Benign Mammography Images in Breast Cancer Screening," Clinical Cancer Research, Oct 2018.

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UPMC Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service (ACES) for 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Ashok Muthukrishnan for receiving the 2018 UPMC Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service (ACES)! The ACES Award honors staff who exemplify UPMC’s five core values – Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation – which are the foundation of all we do. Each year, fewer than one percent of UPMC staff from across the health system receive this honor.

Graduation 2018

The Department of Radiology held a graduation dinner for the graduating residents and fellows on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The celebration was held at the University Club in Oakland and had over 130 people in attendance. Prior to the event, residents had the opportunity to vote for faculty for several awards.

Click here to see the Award Recipients.

Click here to see Graduation 2018 Photo Album on Google Photo.

Imaging in Urology

Title: Imaging in Urology

Dr. Tublin and Dr. Joel Nelson (Chairman, Department of Urology) and Drs. Borhani, Furlan, Heller and Squires published an image rich review of GU radiology relevant for urology trainees and junior urology faculty.

Imaging in Urology, 1st Edition

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UPMC Radiologists named in Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Doctors of 2018

Congratulations to the radiologists: Wendie Berg, Vinod Nanik Chablani, Charles R. Fitz, Carl Fuhrman, Emanuel Kanal, Joan M. Lacomis, James M. Mountz, Paula M. Novelli, William E. Rothfus, Mitchell E. Tublin, Giulio Zuccoli as “Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Doctors” of 2018.

Lung Density Analysis for Quantification of Emphysema on Chest CT Scans

Low dose CT scans obtained for lung cancer screening are now including a quantification of emphysema using software developed by the Imbio company (based in Minneapolis, MN).

Lung density analysis for emphysema is now FDA approved and has the technology has been validated by multiple studies. The process is fully automatic (data sent from scanner to Imbio software) with results included with CT images within minutes.


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