A Recap of UCSF Radiology at ASNR 2018

Research leaders and scientists from the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging have just returned from Vancouver, BC. The neuroradiology group had a strong presence at the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) Annual Meeting. Faculty, clinical instructors and fellows presented and discussed (now award-winning) research and key topics in neuroradiology.

Here are some highlights from USCF Radiology faculty:

  • Christine Glastonbury, MD, interim chief of Neuroradiology, professor, and director of radiology mentorship, was part of the symposium programming on head and neck imaging, why head and neck radiologists add value, and how radiologists can increase value to referrers, providers and hospitals.
  • Jim Barkovich, MD, professor in residence and chief of Pediatric Neuroradiology, was part of a breakout session and discussion on the definition of Chiari I malformation and craniocervical junction abnormalities.
  • Cynthia Chin, MD, professor of Clinical Radiology and Neurosurgery, presented on MR neurography was part of a breakout session and discussion on Spinal Imaging: State of the Art & Beyond.
  • Orit Glenn, MD, professor of Neuroradiology and director of Fetal MRI, presented on A Primer of Fetal Neuroimaging: Value Added, as part of a SAM session focusing on placenta and imaging of the immature brain.
  • Vinil Shah, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Radiology, had an amazing general session where he presented a one-hour SAM session on Refine the Spine; Amazing Adult Cases. Dr. Shah is also program director for the UCSF Neuroradiology Fellowship Program. This group had a strong presence at ASNR 2018.

Clinical instructors Sam Payabvash, MD, and Yi Li, MD, part of the 2016-2017 class of neuroradiology fellows, presented their outstanding research. UCSF Radiology’s 2017-2018 neuroradiology fellows who presented research papers included Cyrus Raji, MD, PhD; Laura Eisenmenger, MD; Mariam Aboian, MD, PhD; Matt Barkovich, MD; Peter Chang, MD and Shota Yamamoto, MD.

Special congratulations go out to Dr. Peter Chang, who is this year’s recipient of the Cornelius G. Dyke Memorial Award. The award was established to honor Cornelius G. Dyke, a pioneer in neuroradiology. The award is presented each year “to an assistant professor, fellow or resident for excellence as demonstrated in a paper, which represents original, unpublished research in some aspect of neuroradiology.”

Another highlight from ASNR 2018 was an alumni gathering put together by Dr. Vinil Shah. It was definitely great to see all UCSF neuroradiology alumni, faculty and fellows all in one place.

Overall, it was a great experience in Vancouver, and the Department of Neuroradiology looks forward to attending ASNR 2019 in Boston!

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