Ga-68 DOTATATE of Neuroendocrine Tumors

As part of our long standing commitment and dedication to cancer care, we are very excited to announce that UPMC ( Hillman cancer center and Presbyterian) is the first hospital system in Western Pennsylvania and one of the first 10 centers in the country to offer a new cutting-edge technology  for imaging Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). This novel molecular imaging technology Ga-68 DOTATATE ( Netspot ™) had been widely anticipated by our oncologists and patients alike.  A plethora of scientific data have advocated for its use in clinical staging and management of such NETs.  After its introduction in our imaging centers at Hillman and Presby, there has been an overwhelming response from our patients and oncologists from within the UPMC system and also from outside the region.

UPMC Clinical PET-MRI Service Begins 3/17

PET-MRI is a hybrid imaging technology that combines MRI anatomical soft tissue imaging with PET functional/molecular  imaging.  Clinical protocols have been optimized by UPMC subspecialty radiologists and colleagues in the MR research center.  Exquisite MR anatomical imaging may also be supplemented with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), MR spectroscopy (MRS) and perfusion MRI (pMRI) to provide unique diagnostic information not obtained by traditional imaging modalities.

New Scanner at Children’s Hospital Helps Cut Radiation Risk in Scoliosis Imaging

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EOS has arrived at Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh of UPMC!  Children’s hospital has recently opened the new ultra-low dose spine and long bone imaging system, “EOS”.  Named for the “goddess of the dawn” in Greek mythology, the acquisition of the EOS Imaging System, one of a handful in Pennsylvania, ushers in a new dawn of low radiation dose imaging for children and young adults with scoliosis, spinal deformities, and limb alignment disorders or length discrepancies.  The ultra-low dose EOS machine reduces the radiation dose for a scoliosis examination by as much as 90 %. 

2016 RSNA Meeting

UPMC RSNA Book 2016
Meeting Date: Nov. 27th - Dec. 2nd, 2016

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RSNA Trainee Research Prize in Gastrointestinal Radiology

Congratulations to second-year resident Jonathan McGovern, recipient of this this year’s RSNA Trainee Research Prize in Gastrointestinal Radiology!
Jonathan’s project title is CT Radiogenomic Characterization of ATRX and DAXX Alterations in Primary Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors.
Radiology faculty mentors for this project are: Drs. Anil Dasyam, Alessandro Furlan, and Amir Borhani.

Congratulations on this excellent work and prestigious award!

ExpertDDx: Abdomen and Pelvis, 2nd Edition

Dr. Tublin and faculty from the abdominal imaging section (Drs. Borhani, Furlan and Heller) collaborated with authors at Stanford and John Hopkins and just published the second addition of Expert DDX: Abdomen and Pelvis.

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Medical Student Symposium for IR 2016

3rd Annual Interventional Radiology Educational Symposium was held on October 22nd, 2016 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Biomedical Science Tower South, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
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Dr. Ted Huppert Receives Human Connectome Project Funding

A team of University of Pittsburgh scientists, including Dr. Ted Huppert from Radiology, received a multi-million dollar U01 grant to study brain aging and dementia. As part of the Human Connectome Project, this grant will provide funds to perform MRI, magnetoencephalography, and PET amyloid imaging on control and dementia patents in an effort to better understand how structural changes resulting from vascular disease contribute to cognitive dysfunction.

MRRC Installs New Prisma System

The MR Research Center has recently replaced one of their MR scanners with a new Siemens Magnetom Prisma system. The Prisma, which has a dedicated 64-channel head coil, is equipped with Connectome-level gradients for better neuroimaging. The purchase was made possible through the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, a multi-site, prospective NIH-funded study that will follow 10,000 children over several years to determine the effect of drug use on the developing brain.


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