Graduation 2021

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Neuroradiology Division Update

After a successful 10 year tenure as Chief of the Neuroradiology Division, Dr. Branstetter stepped down on April 1st 2021. Dr. Agarwal was named the new Chief after having served as the Associate Chief the previous 3.5 years. The Neuroradiology Division has undergone some changes over the past few years. After a long and distinguished career, Dr. William Rothfus retired July 1st, 2020. Two new faculty members also joined the division July 1st, 2020. Dr. Frank Lexa joined the department as Professor of Radiology and Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs. Given his strong knowledge and experience working in China, Dr. Lexa will spend part of time working with UPMC International. He will continue as Chief Medical Officer the Radiology Leadership Institute and Chair the ACR’s Commission on Leadership and Practice Development. Dr.

UPMC Radiology to Install the Revolutionary Design PET Scanner Quadra

UPMC Radiology in partnership with the Hillman cancer center will be the first academic institution in the country to install the novel revolutionary design Siemens Vision Quadra® PET-CT scanner at its Pittsburgh Shadyside campus. This unconventional scanner is touted to offer a unique whole-body perspective and ultra-fast molecular imaging. The name Quadra® stems from its intrinsic capability equivalent to 4 traditional PET-CT scanners. This 106cm axial PET field-of-view will enable clinicians and researchers scan patients in one position and to dynamically follow tracer kinetics throughout the body. Also, this state-of-the-art design boasts best-in-class time-of-flight performance with unrivaled PET sensitivity. From tumor perfusion over time, to diverse pathophysiologic processes, Quadra® promises to expand a world of new opportunities, never been possible before in academic research and cancer imaging.

2021 AMSER Excellence in Education Award

Dr. Fuhrman has been selected to receive the 2021 AMSER Excellence in Education Award. His commitment and passion for teaching radiology will be celebrated at this year’s AUR meeting being held virtually May 3-6, 2021. Dr. Fuhrman received many nominations for this award from faculty and former trainees all around the country. Dr. Jeff Hogg was selected to present the award virtually. His tribute can be found here on the AUR website.

SIR 2021 “Women in IR”

Congratulations to Dr. Novelli for putting together an excellent educational symposium and one of the highlight events of this year’s SIR meeting!

At last month’s national meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology, Dr. Paula Novelli coordinated and directed a full day symposium on Women in IR. The symposium including an international cohort of renowned speakers including Daniel Brown, MD, FSIR (Vanderbilt), M. Victoria Marx, MD, FSIR (USC and former president of SIR), Ros Ahmad (Head of Service Imaging, University Hospitals of Leicester, UK), and Ondina Bernstein, BMBS, BMedSci, FTCR, EBIR Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, UK) among many others. A wide range of topics was discussed including, but not limited to, presentations such as:
    • The IR Gender Gap
    • Navigating Your Career

Huaxi Radiology Student Lectures

The International Training Center and UPMC Radiology have collaborated to provide imaging students at the Huaxi Medical School in Chengdu, China an education experience of best radiology practices in a US healthcare system. The virtual radiology curriculum developed specifically for Huaxi gives students the ability to learn directly from leaders within each department. Not only will students gain knowledge on the essential aspects of a specific department, also included is education on teamwork, patient safety considerations, patient interactions, and discussions on how students could pursue additional specialties. For eight weeks, students are provided two-hour lectures presented by Radiologists, Chief Residents and Lead Imaging Staff.

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