Research - Diagnostic Radiology Residency

As mandated by the ACGME, all residents are required to complete at least one research project during their radiology residency. Over the last few years, we have added more support mechanisms to further encourage residents to take an active role in research. All second years currently have 4 weeks of dedicated research time. In addition, residents, with the approval of supervising staff and the program director, are also able to apply for additional protected time should the need arise (upcoming presentations, submission deadlines, etc). Fourth years will also be encouraged to do research in their areas of concentration. In addition, the department will fully fund registration fees or travel expenses incurred for the residents to present their research for at least one conference. Additional reimbursements are predicated on submission of prior abstracts/presentations for publication. Residents will also have at their disposal a Radiology Research fund that can be that can be used for financial expenses related to any departmental research.

Recent Resident Academic/Research Activity

  •  Justaniah AI, Scholz FJ, Katz D, Scheirey CD. Perigastric appendagitis, a puzzling entity. CT findings and literature review. Accepted to Clin Radiol. 
  • Justaniah AI, Mckee B, Silver J, Wald C, Flacke S. Coronary sinus to left atriumcommunication. J Radiol Case Rep. 2013 Dec; 7(12):16-20.
  • Justaniah AI, Molgaard S, Iqbal S,  Barto A, Flacke S. Congenital inferior mesenteric AVM presenting with ischemic colitis: Endovascular Treatment. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Nov; 24(11):1761-63.
  • Oldan JD, Justaniah AI, Erbay SH. Current trends in imaging evaluation of chiari malformations. Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology. 2011 Oct; 34(22):1-6.
  • Justaniah AI, Kankanala N, Erbay SH. Practical tips for imaging and management of spinal cord compression: radiologists' perspective, part II. Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology. 2011 Apr; 34(8):1-5.
  • Justaniah AI, Kankanala N, Erbay SH. Practical tips for imaging and management of spinal cord compression: radiologists' perspective, part I. Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology. 2011Mar; 34(7):1-5.
  • Justaniah AI. Endovascular treatment of congenital inferior mesenteric AVM. 23rd Annual Post Graduate Recognotion Day at Lahey Clinic. Awarded Best Manuscript. 2014 May; Burlington, MA.
  • Justaniah AI. Endovascular treatment of mesenteric AVF. New England Society of Interventional Radiology. 2014 May; Boston, MA.
  • Justaniah AI. Endovascular treatment of congenital inferior mesenteric AVM. New England Society of Interventional Radiology. Awarded Best Case. 2014 Apr; Boston, MA.
  • Justaniah AI, Iqbal S, Hakky MM et al. Influence of bead size on tumor response rate after drug-eluting bead transcatheter arterial chemoembolization in hepatocellular carcinoma.Presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology Meeting. Featured abstract. 2014 Mar; San Diego, CA.
  • Justaniah AI. The road to residency. Webinar hosted by Edhaah Team. 2013 Oct.
  • Justaniah AI. Road to residency training. King Abdullah Medical City. 2012 Jul; Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Justaniah AI, Molgaard C, Iqbal S et al. Permanent ureteric occlusion for urinary diversion: tips and tricks. 23rd Annual Post Graduate Recognotion Day at Lahey Clinic. 2014 May; Burlington, MA.
  • Justaniah AI, Hakky M, Molgaard C et al. Effect of chemoembolization bead size on tumor response in hepatocellular carcinoma. 23rd Annual Post Graduate Recognotion Day at Lahey Clinic. 2014 May; Burlington, MA.
  • Justaniah AI, Iqbal S, Mashkoor M et al. Permanent ureteric occlusion for urinary diversion: tips and tricks. The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Meeting. 2014 Mar; San Diego, CA.
  • Justaniah AI, Scholz F, Scheirey C. Gastric Appendagitis? Indeed! The Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) Meeting. 2014 Mar; Boca Raton, FL.
  • Justaniah AI, Iqbal S, Barto A et al. Sigmoid colon AVM masquerading as ischemic colitis: angiographic diagnosis and management. 22nd Annual Postgraduate recognition day at Lahey Clinic. 2013 May; Burlington, MA.
  • Iqbal S, Justaniah AI, Mashkoor M et al. Preoperative CT guided coil localization of lung nodule after controlled pneuomothorax creation using chest tube for VATS resection. International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET). 2013 Jan; Miami, FL.
  • Justaniah AI, Iqbal S, Barto A et al. Sigmoid colon AVM masquerading as ischemic colitis: angiographic diagnosis and management. International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET). 2013 Jan; Miami, FL.
  • Iqbal S, Justaniah AI, Molgaard C et al. Ischemic cholangiopathy in liver transplant patients: imaging findings and interventional radiologic management. RSNA 98th Annual Meeting. 2012 Nov; Chicago, IL.
  • Justaniah AI, Khiyami A, Scholz F. The wandering gallstones. RSNA 98th Annual Meeting. 2012 Nov; Chicago, IL.
  • Justaniah AI, Chittenden R, Elentuck D. Why ultrasonography for Morton’s neuroma? 14th Asian Oceania Congress of Radiology together with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting. 2012 Aug; Sydney, Australia.
  • Justaniah AI, Mckee B, Bakal CW et al. Esophageal tube visibility on ICU portable chest radiography: quality review. ACR 89th Annual Meeting. 2012 Apr; Washington, DC.
  • Justaniah AI, Erbay SH, Small JE. Comprehensive imaging review of supratentorial extraaxial lesions; avoiding common pitfalls in diagnosis and management. European Congress of Radiology (ECR). 2012 Mar; Vienna, Austria.
  • Justaniah AI, Mckee B, Bakal CW, Kelly L, Casella E. Nasogastric tube visibility onportable chest radiographics: quality review. ECR. 2012 Mar; Vienna, Austria.
  • Justaniah AI, Erbay SH. Infra-tentorial extra-axial lesions revisited. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting. 2011 Oct; Melbourne, Australia.
  • Justaniah AI, Small JE, Erbay SH. Thoracic cord compression by intra-dural membranes. ECR. 2011 Mar; Vienna, Austria.
  • Ibrahim, N.; McSweeney, M.  Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma in a patient with breast implants. ACR Case in Point. 
  • Ibrahim, N.; Stowel, C.; Morris, P. Invasive Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast with Metastasis to the Uterus. ACR Case in Point.
  • Mackesy, M.; Seigal, E.; Morris, P; Ibrahim, N. Invasive Ductal Carcinoma with Pregnancy-Like Changes. ACR Case in Point.
  • Ibrahim NB; Anandan S; Hartman AL; McSweeney M; Chun J; Mckee A, Yang RC, Kim C. Radiographic Findings Following Treatment with Balloon Brachytherapy Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation. Radiographics. Manuscript under review, submitted.
  • Anandan, S.; Ibrahim, N.; Morris P. Mammographic and MRI correlation of DCIS. Poster Presentation. European Congress of Radiology Annual Meeting. March 2013. Vienna, Austria.
  • Ibrahim, N.; Scholz, F.; Scheirey, CD; Weiss, B. Cecal Fecaliths—rare but deadly. Poster Presentation. European Congress of Radiology Annual Meeting. March 2013. Vienna, Austria.
  • Ibrahim, N.; Kim, C. Breast Implants—what every radiology resident needs to know. Poster Presentation. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, Nov 2012. Chicago, IL.
  • Ibrahim, N.; Scheirey, CD, Lesko, J, Ennis, M. NPO requirements for IV contrast exams—A quality improvement initiative. Poster Presentation. ACR Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference, April 2012, Washington D.C.
  • Ibrahim, N.; Kim, C. Breast Implants—typical and atypical complications. Poster Presentation. European Congress of Radiology Annual Meeting, March 2012. Vienna, Austria.
  • Temin N, Arshanskiy Y. Intralesional Hemorrhage of a Giant Hepatic Hemangioma. ACR Case in Point, 2013.
  • Iqbal S, Temin N, Molgaard C et al. “To Give or Not to Give.” The Eternal Dilemma: Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Interventional Radiology. RSNA Educational Exhibit 2012
  • Temin N, Bakal C, Flacke S et al. What Interventional Radiology Wants You to Know: Normal and Abnormal Appearance of Percutaneously Inserted Chest Devices. RSNA Educational Exhibit 2011
  • Temin N, Flacke S, Ahari H. Superior Mesenteric Arteriovenous Fistula: Imaging Findings and Endovascular Treatment. Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2012 Nov;46(8):671-674.
  • Garg V, Temin N, Hildenbrand P, Silverman M, Catalano PJ. Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Skull Base. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Jan;142(1):129-31.
  • Hildenbrand P, Temin N, Catalano P, Dolan R. Nasopharyngeal Inflammatory Pseudotumor: Multimodality Imaging Characterization. European Journal of Radiology Extra. 2009 Nov;72(2):e61-64.
  • E. Watkins, C. Kim. ACR Case in Point Case of the Day. 12/14/2011, Uterine AVM.
  • Small JE, Harrington J, Watkins E. Prevalence of arterial branches arising from the extracranial internal carotid artery on CT angiography. Surg Radiol Anat. 2013 Dec 25.
  • S Candia, F J Scholz, C D Scheirey. Vaginal Fistulas: Secrets of the Barium Enema and Vaginogram. Computer-based poster session, accepted for RSNA, 2014.
  • Hakky M, Marrero D, Erbay S. Vascular Imaging of the Head and Neck: Imaging Technique and Limitations. Educational Exhibit. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting 2013.
  • Hakky M, Ratzlaff C, Guermazi A, Duryea J. Responsiveness Of A Semi-Automated Method To Measure Osteophyte Volume Change In Knee Osteoarthritis Over Four Years Using 3.0T DESS 3D MRI. Scientific Presentation. Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress 2013.
  • Russell R, Ratzlaff C, Hakky M, Duryea J. Long Term Patient Repositioning Reproducibility Of Cartilage Volume On Knee MRI. Scientific Presentation. Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress 2013.
  • Hakky M, Marrero D, Erbay K, Martin D, Erbay N, Erbay S. Proposal for Classification of Unexpected Findings in Neuroradiology: What Should Constitute an Unexpected or Incidental Finding. Scientific Exhibit. American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting 2013
  • Hakky M, Amirifeli S, Wald C, Molgaard C, Ahari H, Davison B, Iqbal S, Akoad M, Flacke S. Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization Of Hepatocellular Carcinoma In Transplant Patients: Smaller Bead Diameter And Hypervascularity Lead To Higher Tumor Necrosis. Oral Scientific Presentation. European Congress of Radiology Annual Meeting 2013.
  • Hakky M, Marrero D, Erbay K, Martin D, Erbay N, Erbay S. Importance of scout imaging in neuro- radiologic studies. Oral Scientific Presentation. European Congress of Radiology Annual Meeting 2013.
  • Hakky M, Brewer E, French R, Erbay K, Midle J, Erbay S. Visual T2 Hyperintensity Of Medial Lemniscus Predicts Presence Of Small Vessel Disease. Scientific Exhibit. European Congress of Radiology Annual Meeting 2013.
  • Hakky M, Brewer E, French R, Erbay K, Midle J, Erbay S. Quantitative Measurement of Medial Lemniscus: Predicting Small Vessel Disease. Scientific Exhibit. European Congress of Radiology Annual Meeting 2013.
  • Hakky M, Kwak S, Erbay S. Combining MRI and EMG Findings in Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury: Case Illustrations to Aid in Predicting Prognosis. AMA PRA Category 1 Educational Presentation. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting 2012.
  • Hakky M, Kwak S, Erbay S. Estimating Pathology of Posttraumatic Brachial Plexus Nerve Injury: Case Illustrations with Specific Imaging Findings for Nerve Injury. Educational Exhibit. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting 2012.
  • Hakky M, Kwak S, Erbay S. Imaging Brachial Plexus in Malignancy; Case Illustrations of Diverse Presentations. Educational Exhibit. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting 2012.
  • Iqbal S, Hakky M, Molgaard C, Ahari H, Davison B, Pomfret E, Pomposelli J, Flacke S. Roux-en-Y Puncture for Retrograde Cholangiogram for Managing Biliary Disease in Post-Surgical Patients: Technical Review. Educational Exhibit. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting 2012.
  • Hakky M, Molgaard C, Ahari H, Davison B, Wald C, Nugent F, Stuart K, Flacke S. Chemoembolization Of Hepatocellular Carcinoma With Drug Eluting Beads: Better Primary And Six Month Response Rate Using Drug Eluting Beads Of Smaller Diameter. Scientific Exhibit. European Congress of Radiology Annual Meeting 2012.
  • Hakky M, Pandey S, Kwak E, Jara H, Erbay S. Application Of Basic Physics Principles To Clinical Neuroradiology: Differentiating Artifacts From True Pathology On MRI. AJR. August 2013 (accepted for publication, expected print date)
  • Pandey S, Hakky M, Kwak E, Jara H, Geyer C, Erbay S. Application Of Basics Principles Of Physics To Head And Neck MRA: Troubleshooting For Artifacts. Radiographics. May 2013
  • Hakky M, Erbay K, Brewer E, Midle J, French R, Erbay S. T2 Hyperintensity Of Medial Lemniscus: Higher Threshold Application To ROI Measurements Is More Accurate In Predicting Small Vessel Disease. Journal of Neuroimaging. January 2013.
  • Anandan S, Kim C. Radiographic Findings Following Treatment with Balloon Brachytherapy Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation. Educational Exhibit, RSNA 2013.
  • Marrero DE, Hakky M, French R, Wald C. Face of Radiology: Post Intervention Analysis at Lahey Clinic Medical Center. Awaiting publication 
  • Marrero DE, Therrien J, Hakky M, Pollak A. Case Report: MRI appearance of injectable oil Synthol in a bodybuilder. Awaiting publication 
  • Hakky M, Marrero D, Erbay K, Martin D, Erbay N, Erbay S. Importance of scout imaging in neuroradiologic studies. Oral Scientific Presentation. European Congress of Radiology Annual Meeting 2013.
  • Kwak E, Marrero D, Erbay S; Sterile Brain Abscess due to Juvenile Xanthogranuloma: MRI Characteristics. ESNR annual meeting, September 2012, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Kwak ES., Marrero DE, Pfannl R and Erbay SH (2012), Sterile Brain Abscess due to Juvenile Xanthogranuloma: DWI Characteristics. Journal of Neuroimaging.
  • Marrero DE, Lee G, Angelakis E. (2012), Mycotic Aneurysm of the Thoracic Aorta.Case In Point. ACR 12/11/2012
  • Hakky M, Marrero D, Erbay K, Martin D, Erbay N, Erbay S. Proposal for Classification of Unexpected Findings in Neuroradiology: What Should Constitute an Unexpected or Incidental Finding. Scientific Exhibit. ARRS Annual Meeting 2013.
  • Zbrzezny J, Alshora S, Kowalik C, Lebeis C, et al. Perioperative Outcomes of Open versus Laparoscopic/Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Using Nephrometry Scores to Standardize the Complexity of Renal lesions. Abstract, New England Section of the American Urological Association, Annual Meeting, 2013.
  • Galper MW, Scheirey C, Scholz FJ. Fluoroscoping the Esophagus. RSNA Educational Exhibit 2014.
  • Almutairi H, Justaniah A, French R, Elentuck D. Foot for Thought: Metatarsalgia Imaging and Intervention; RSNA 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Accepted for 2014 Nov; Chicago, IL.  
  • McKee, B, Hashim, J, et al.  Demographic Characteristics and Results of National Comprehensive Cancer Network High-Risk Group 2 in a Clinical CT Lung Screening Program. Cancer. Accepted for presentation 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology.  
  • Small, J.; Semine, L.; Therrien, J.; Doyle, P.; Kelly, L.; Lariviere, P.; Marquis, R.; Gourd, J.; Bakal, C.; Utility of an electronic database and checklist system in a systems based approach to Quality Assurance of MRI acquisition. (In progress).
  • Rhodes J, Voss S: Necessity of dedicated breath-hold thoracic CT with whole body PET in children. (In progress) 
  • Hashim, J, “Coumadin,” in Neuroimaging Pharmacopeia, Ginat DT, Small J, and Schaefer PW (Eds). Springer. (In draft).