Highlights from UCSF Radiology at RSNA 2018

Faculty and trainees at the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging have just returned from the Radiology Society of North America’s 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. They led over 50 educational courses and presented more than 40 education exhibits, scientific posters, and papers. There were quite a few department highlights from last week’s event. Here are just a few: 

Ronald Arenson, MD, Received a Gold Medal Award

Dr. Arenson, emeritus professor and former chair, ­­was recipient of the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging’s Gold Medal Award. This recognized his decades-long commitment to the Academy’s mission and initiatives and his pioneering work in imaging informatics. Very well deserved!

Nola Hylton, PhD, Named 2019 Honorary Fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging

Dr. Hylton, professor in residence and co-director of the Breast Cancer Research Interest Group (RIG) and director of the Breast Imaging Research Group, was named a 2019 Honorary Fellow by the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI). Honorary fellows are "individuals who have made outstanding contributions to breast imaging and who are otherwise eligible for membership in the society." Congratulations Dr. Hylton!




Soonmee Cha, MD, Accepts the Minnies Award for Best Radiologist Training Program 

Dr. Cha, Diagnostic Radiology residency program director, accepted the 2018 Minnies Award for Best Radiologist Training Program from Brian Casey, editor in chief of Aunt Minnie.

Scott Werwath Wins Trainee Research Prize

Werwath was awarded a RSNA Trainee Research Prize. The Trainee Research Prize recognizes outstanding scientific contributions of medical students, residents, and fellows. Werwath is a part of the Big Data in Radiology (BDRAD) team, a collaborative project between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco. He is mentored by Jae Ho Sohn, MD, MS, radiology resident.



Four Recipients of RSNA Grants

Congratulations to all recipients of grants at RSNA! Joseph Leach, MD, PhD, clinical fellow, received the Richard L. Baron, MD, Research Fellow Grant. Laura Eisenmenger, MD, clinical instructor, and Lindsay Busby, MD, MPH clinical fellow, received RSNA Research Fellow Grants. Ramya Srinivasan, MD, assistant professor, received an RSNA Research Seed Grant.

Collaborative Work of GE Healthcare, UCSF CDHI, and UCSF Radiology Presented

Two weeks ago, a study on a deep learning algorithm for pneumothorax detection was published in PLOS Medicine. The authors were Andrew Taylor, MD, PhD, associate professor of Clinical Radiology (lead author), John Mongan, MD, PhD, vice chair for Informatics (senior author), and Clinton Mielke, PhD, of the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI). GE Healthcare and UCSF CDHI collaborated on the goal of improving timely patient care with the Critical Care Suite. The study “created the initial use case and data science approach behind the pneumothorax detection algorithm.” The Critical Care Suite, which will “employ a suite of AI algorithms” was presented at RSNA 2018.

Sarah Foreman, MD, Interviewed by RSNA about Musculoskeletal Research Study

Dr. Foreman, postdoctoral scholar, was interviewed by RSNA for its daily bulletin. She discussed research by UCSF Radiology that she presented which looked at low bone density and increased fracture risk in long-term, HIV-infected individuals. The goal of the study is “to assist physicians in balancing medications with physical activity and nutritional guidance to prevent bone loss in adults with HIV.”

Heather Greenwood, MD, Participated in a Panel and Podcast on Women’s Breast Health

Life Image Inc./Mammosphere hosted a panel on “The Future of Women’s Breast Health.” Dr. Greenwood, assistant professor in the Breast Imaging section, was a panelist. Life Image also produced a series of podcasts called “Talking Points.” You can listen to Dr. Greenwood’s podcast here. She is pictured below with Dr. Kathryn Pearson Peyton, alumni of UCSF Radiology. Dr. Pearson Peyton completed her residency and fellowship here before founding Mammosphere. 



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