Dual Energy CT/Low Dose Contrast

Date

October 31, 2017

Type

FAIR

Time Duration

12:00pm -1:00pm

Location

513 Parnassus Ave. 2nd Floor Room: S 257

Notes

Food served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Broadcasting to:
China Basin, 185 Berry Street NW, Suite 350, Lobby 6 (Large Classroom)
Mission Bay Hospital, 1975 4th Street, C1719
Mt. Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., Room C250
VAMC Bldg 200 Room 2A-147
ZSFG, Radiology, Minagi Library

 

Speakers

Basics and Diagnostic Problem Solving with Dual Energy CT
Z. Jane Wang, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
University of California, San Francisco

Z. Jane Wang, MD, received her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, and her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. She completed her residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco, during which time she also served as a Chief Resident from 2006-2007. Dr. Wang subsequently completed a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Wang’s research interests primarily focus on identification of novel imaging techniques and their development into practical and clinically useful diagnostic tools, with a particular emphasis on renal tumors and diffuse renal disease. One of Dr. Wang’s current research endeavor is to use hyperpolarized 13C MR spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) to assess renal tumor aggressiveness. She has also been studying functional imaging using MR and CT of diffuse renal disease. She is the recipient of several grants, including Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Concept Award, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Scholar Grant, and RSNA Fellow Grant.

Dr. Wang has been invited to lecture on various topics in Abdominal Imaging at multiple radiology societies, including the Abdominal Radiology Course (Joint Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists and Society of Uroradiology), American Roentgen Ray Society Meeting, as well as internationally at the Asian-Oceanian Congress of Radiology, and the Brazilian Congress of Radiology.

Dual Energy CT for Fatty Liver
Michael Ohliger, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
University of California, San Francisco

Michael Ohliger, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ohliger obtained his PhD in Medical Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in 2005, and he received his MD in Medicine from Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2007. He completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology from UCSF in 2012, followed by a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging from UCSF in 2013. He accepted the position of Assistant Professor in Residence at UCSF and SFGH, in July 2013.

Dr. Ohliger’s main research interest is the development and clinical translation of new MRI techniques for the abdomen and pelvis, with a focus on molecular imaging with hyperpolarized carbon-13 compounds. He is also interested in providing his expertise in developing new technology for patients with applications to liver, kidney, and prostate cancer. Dr. Ohliger has projects using diffusion tractography to help visualize the prostate capsule and plan to explore the application of new techniques such as (arterial spin labeling) using MRI’s to measure perfusion without intravenous contrast.

Dr. Ohliger has 13 published articles and he has written 18 peer-reviewed articles and 12 abstracts.

UCSF Research in Dual Energy CT
Yuxin Sun
Research Associate
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
University of California, San Francisco

Current research goals involve in-depth testing and assessment for the development of novel contrast materials for CT with a particular focus on dual-energy CT. Research projects include formulating and preparing solutions of contrast material for testing in phantom and animal imaging studies, designing and constructing phantom models, assisting with CT imaging experiments and analyzing results.

Future Directions of Dual Energy CT
Benjamin M. Yeh, MD
Professor
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
University of California, San Francisco

Benjamin M. Yeh, MD, is a Professor in the Abdominal Imaging Section in the Department of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in diagnostic radiology and fellowship in abdominal imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Yeh directs the Contrast and CT Research lab at UCSF which explores novel contrast-enhanced imaging techniques for CT, dual energy CT, and MR imaging. Ongoing projects include the development and testing of novel contrast materials, bowel imaging, fibrosis imaging, assessment of contrast material distribution in healthy and diseased tissues, and oncologic imaging. His research group is recognized for mentoring medical students, residents, and fellows, including five Howard Hughes Medical Student research fellows, and visiting faculty.