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Overview

We hold conferences according to the following schedule:

  • Noon conferences occur on a daily basis and last until 1:30 pm.
  • Generally, the first half of conference lasts until 12:45 pm and is primarily didactic in nature.
  • The second half of conference lasts until 1:30 pm and is a mix of didactic and case-based reviews. 

Many of the case-based reviews are given by residents with staff supervision. Also included in the noon conference lecture series are dedicated MRI physics lectures, radiologic physics lectures and visiting professor lectures. We use audience response systems to further enhance our lectures and prepare for written board examinations.

Our visiting professor lecture series includes invited local and national experts in radiology imaging who generally give an hour didactic conference preceded or followed by a case-based review geared to our residents.

Multidisciplinary conferences occur on a daily basis and generally occur in the mornings before start of daily rotations on the following schedule:

  • Monday—thoracic oncology and pulmonary
  • Tuesday—vascular surgery
  • Wednesday—GU (genitourinary) and ENT, depending on the week
  • Thursday—GI (gastrointestinal)
  • Friday—ER and neurointerventional, depending on the week

Residents on specific rotations may also attend multidisciplinary conferences in breast imaging, GI oncology, neurosurgery and GU oncology.

Journal clubs occur several times per year and require active resident participation. Senior residents will critically present journal articles on a variety of topics, with discussion afterward between residents and staff.

Tumor Board conferences are weekly interdisciplinary conferences held with surgeons, radiation oncologists and oncologists. Radiology residents are responsible for presenting the radiology aspects of cases. Residents gain valuable insight into treatment and management of a variety of oncologic cases.

Our residents also present cases at other multidisciplinary conferences, including team rounds with the general internal medicine residents and surgical ICU. This is a great opportunity to meet and discuss cases with other residents and clinicians. 

Conference  Day  Staff Responsible  Location 
Pulmonary/Thoracic Oncology  Monday Dr. McKee Radiology Conference Room
Vascular Tuesday Drs. Flacke, Molgaard Radiology Conference Room 
ENT  First Wednesday Dr. Kunst Radiology Conference Room 
Gynecology/Oncology First and third Wednesdays Drs. Broder, Afnan, Wortman, Scheirey, Therrien, Braschi Kariotis Conference Room 
Urology Fourth Wednesday Dr. Wald  Radiology Conference Room 
SICU  Wednesday  Dr. O’Donnell  SICU Conference Room
Neuroradiology/Neurology Second Wednesday Dr. Kunst Radiology Conference Room
Abdominal  Thursday Drs. Scholz, Scheirey  Radiology Conference Room 
ER  Second Thursday Dr. Hashim  Radiology Conference Room
Physics First, second and third Friday Dr. Flacke Radiology Conference Room
Neuroradiology Case Conference Fourth Friday Dr. M.Smith Radiology Conference Room
Mammography Friday Dr. Kim Kariotis Conference Room 

Conferences

  • Noon combined didactic film conference
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Monthly program director’s meeting

Research

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 four weeks of dedicated research time. In addition, residents, with the approval of supervising staff and the program director, are able to apply for additional protected time should the need arise (upcoming presentations, submission deadlines, etc.). 

Fourth years will be encouraged to do research in their areas of concentration. In addition, the department will fully fund registration fees or travel expenses incurred for residents to present research for at least one conference. Additional reimbursements are predicated on submission of prior abstracts/presentations for publication. 

Residents will have at their disposal a radiology research fund that can be used for financial expenses related to any departmental research.

Wortman JR, Dhyani M, Ali SM, Scholz FJ. Pearls and Pitfalls in Multimodality Imaging of Colonic Volvulus. Radiographics. 2020;40(4):1039-1040. doi:10.1148/rg.2020200009.

Thomas R, Sebastian B, George T, Majeed NF, Akinola T, Laferriere SL, Amirfarzan MB. A Review of the Imaging Manifestations of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Toxicities. Clinical Imaging. 2020 April 12.

McCullough A, Trussler J, Alnammi M, Schober J, Flacke S. The Use of Penile Computed Tomography Cavernosogram in the Evaluation of Peyronie’s Disease: A Pilot Study. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2020 March 4.

McCullough A, Trussler J, Flacke S, Alnammi M. 369 Pressure Necrosis of Proximal Corpora in Elite Ironman Resulting in Massive Venous Leak. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2020 Jan. 1;17(1):S101-2.

Schober J, Trussler J, Flacke S, Alnammi M, McCullough A. 153 The Use of Penile Computed Tomography Cavernosogram (CTC) in the Evaluation of Peyronie’s Disease. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2020 Jan.1;17(1):S46.

Trussler J, McCullough A, Flacke S, Alnammi M. 038 What is the Venous Drainage of the Penis After Radical Prostatectomy? An Observational Study Using CT Cavernosography. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2020 Jan. 1;17(1):S20-1.

Imaging Modalities in Pediatric NAFLD. Anupindi S, Degnan, A, Panganiban, JDhyani M, Darge, K. Clinical Liver Disease. (In Press).

Brattain LJ, Ozturk A, Telfer BA, Dhyani M, Grajo JR, Samir AE. Image Processing Pipeline for Liver Fibrosis Classification Using Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. 2020 July 2.

Baikpour M, Ozturk A, Dhyani M, Mercaldo ND, Pierce TT, Grajo JR, Samir AE. Portal Venous Pulsatility Index: A Novel Biomarker for Diagnosis of High-Risk Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2020 April;214(4):786-91.

Ozturk A, Mohammadi R, Pierce TT, Kamarthi S, Dhyani M, Grajo JR, Corey KE, Chung RT, Bhan AK, Chhatwal J, Samir AE. Diagnostic Accuracy of Shear Wave Elastography as a Non-invasive Biomarker of High-Risk Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis in Patients with Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. 2020 April 1;46(4):972-80.

Immune checkpoint inhibitor colitis: What the Radiologist Needs to Know. Temilola Akinola, MD,MPH; Noor Fatima Majeed, MD; Richard Thomas, MD; Krishna Gunturu, MD; Sheida Sharifi, MD; Marta Braschi-Amirfarzan, MD. Presented at SAR 2020.

Cancer precision therapy colitis: A New Challenge for the Radiologist in the New Arena of Cancer Treatment. Temilola Akinola, MD,MPH; Richard Thomas, MD; Marta Braschi-Amirfarzan, MD. Presented at ESR 2020.

Radiographic Follow-up of Pancreatic Cystic Lesions. Are Follow-up Recommendations Excessive? SN Masoom, MD; T Akinola, MD,MPH; JA Therrien, DO; J Afnan, MD. Presented at RSNA 2019.

Penile Angiographic Observations Derived from CT Cavernosography. James Trussler, Diana Aponte-Colon, Mohanned Alnammi, Sebastian Flacke, Andrew McCullough. Scientific abstract accepted to the New England American Urological Association 89th Annual Meeting Sept. 10-12, 2020, Burlington, VT.

CT Cavernosography: A Patient-Centered Approach to Understanding Functional Penile Abnormalities. Diana Aponte-Colon, James Trussler, Mohanned Alnammi, Sebastian Flacke, Andrew McCullough. Scientific abstract accepted to the New England American Urological Association 89th Annual Meeting Sept. 10-12, 2020, Burlington, VT.

Mohanned Alnammi, Jeremy Wortman, Agnieszka Witkowska, Jaclyn Therrien, Jalil Afnan. Sensitivity of Screening Ultrasound for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a Liver Transplant Center. Scientific poster presentation accepted at the American Roentgen Ray Society annual meeting, May 3-May 8, 2020, Chicago, IL (Meeting canceled due to COVID 19 and posting of scientific exhibits have been transferred to the ARRS website and meeting portal).

Mohanned Alnammi, Andrew McCullough, Jared Schober, James Trussler, Sarah Ali, Jeremy Wortman, Sebastian Flacke. CT Cavernosography: An Institutional Experience. Education poster presented at the SAR 2020 annual meeting March 1-6, 2020, Maui, HI.

Mohanned Alnammi, Agnieszka Witkowska, Jaclyn Therrien, Jalil Afnan. An In-Depth Review of MRI Features of Treated Hepatocellular Carcinoma Following Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Transarterial Chemoembolization, and Selective Internal Radiation Therapy. Education poster presented at the 2019 Radiologic Society of North America Dec. 1-6, 2019, Chicago, IL.

Quantitative Liver Imaging: Current Status of techniques for Fat, Iron and Fibrosis quantification. Dhyani M, Serai S, et al. Society of Abdominal Radiology, Hawaii, March 2020.

Pearls and Pitfalls in Multimodality Imaging of Colonic Volvulus. Wortmon J, Dhyani M, Ali S, Scholz F. Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, Dec. 2019.

N Majeed, K Gunturu, C Scheirey, J Wortman, C Wald, M Braschi-Amirfarzan. Test Your Knowledge on Toxicity of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors. RSNA 2019 – Chicago.

N Majeed, M Dhyani, D Murcia, M Braschi-Amirfarzan, C Wald, J Wortman. Spectral Detector CT Applications in Advanced Liver Imaging. RSNA 2019 – Chicago.

N Majeed, S Ali, J Therrien, C Wald, J Wortman. Virtual Monoenergetic Spectral Detector CT for Preoperative CT Angiography in Liver Donors. SAR 2020 – Maui, Hawaii

Parsai B, Wortman J. Indeterminate Adrenal Nodule Characterization with Spectral Detector CT Generated Virtual Non-Contrast Images, ARRS 2020.

Wolfe R, Scholz F, Arshanskiy Y, Wortman J. The Biliary Cystadenoma: Evolving and Updated. RSNA 2019.

Osler P, Murcia D, Wald C, Braschi M, Wortman JR. The Utility of Dual Energy CT Imaging in Evaluation of Incidentally Discovered Renal Lesions. ASER 2019

Osler P, Murcia D, Wald C, Braschi M, Wortman JR. The Utility of Dual Energy CT Imaging in Evaluation of Incidentally Discovered Renal Lesions. RSNA 2019.

ICU Radiographs: Appropriate Radiographic Positioning with Timely Recognition of Misplaced Lines, Tubes and Drains. (RSNA 2018). Abhishek Agrawal, MD | Ryan Wolfe, DO | Joanne Wozniak, MS | Christoph Wald, MD, PhD | Jalil Afnan, MD.

Percutaneous Endoscopic Retrieval of Dropped Intraperitoneal Stones: A Minimally Invasive Alternative to Open Laparotomy. (RSNA 2018). Sarah M. Ali, MD | Dae Hee Kim, MD | Mohammed Alfaqih, MD | Alissa Amber Ali | Shams I. Iqbal, MD | Christopher C. Bolus, MD | Brian D. Davison, MD, MSc | Christopher P. Molgaard, MD | Heideh K. Ahari, MD | Sebastian Flacke, MD.

How to Identify Women Who Are Above Average Risk for Developing Breast Cancer: Retrospective Review of Our Institution’s First Year Experience After Implementing a Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Program in Breast Imaging. (RSNA 2018). Jessica L. Fournier, MD | Cathleen M. Kim, MD | Jeanette Y. Chun, MD | Audrey L. Hartman, MD, MS | Meaghan Mackesy, MD | Meera Sekar, MD | Michelle R. McSweeney, DO.

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment at the Time of Screening Mammography: Pathology and BIRADS Outcomes. (RSNA 2018). Diana Murcia, MD | Megan E. McDevitt | Maryam Shahrzad, MD | Cathleen M. Kim, MD | Jeanette Y. Chun, MD | Michelle R. McSweeney, DO | Meera Sekar, MD | Meaghan Mackesy, MD | Audrey L. Hartman, MD, MS.

Pearls and Pitfalls on the Imaging Evaluation of CNS Tumors in Children. (RSNA 2018) Uzoezi Ozomaro, MD, PhD | Juan E. Small, MD | Mara M. Kunst, MD | Edward Yang, MD, PhD | Edward Y. Lee, MD.

Ischemic Bowel-Steals from Collateral Shunts and Fistulas. (RSNA 2018) Syed Y. Andrabi, MD | Shams I. Iqbal, MD | Francis J. Scholz, MD.

Hip Arthroplasty and Computed Tomography of Abdomen: A Retroperitoneal Indicator of Post-Arthroplasty Hip Flexor Impingement. (European Congress of Radiology) 

  1. Alfaqih, MD, S. Ali, MD, J. Sana Ali, MD, P. Chea, MD, S. Flacke, MD PhD, R. French, MD, D. Elentuck, MD.

Oncologic Emergencies in the Era of Precision Medicine. (European Congress of Radiology) B Parsai Salehi, MD.

Living Donor Liver Transplant: Comprehensive Radiological Evaluation Prior to Surgery. (SAR 2019) Manish Dhyani, MD, Fatima Majeed, MD, Temilola Akinola, MD, Jaclyn Therrien, MD, Jalil Afnan, MD.

Comparison of Methods to Estimate Water-equivalent Diameter for Calculation of Patient Dose. Daudelin A, Medich D, Andrabi SY, Martel C. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2018 Sep.;19(5):718-723. doi: 10.1002/acm2.12383. Epub 2018 July 7. PubMed PMID: 29981187; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6123133.

The Impact of Lipomatous Tumors on Type 2 Diabetes: Are Adipose-derived Tumors Metabolically Active? Fallahian F, Ardestani A, Pranckevicius E, Raut CP, Tavakkoli A, Sheu EG. J Surg Res. 2018 Feb.;222:48-54. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.09.040. Epub 2017 Nov.1. PubMed PMID: 29273375.

Diagnostic Features of Emphysematous Osteomyelitis. Small JE, Chea P, Shah N, Small KM. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2018 June 1. pii: S0363-0188(18)30119-1.

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Highly Specific Preoperative Selection of Solitary Parathyroid Adenoma Cases in Primary Hyperparathyroidism by Quantitative Image Analysis of the Early-phase Technetium-99m Sestamibi Scan. Kim D, Rhodes JA, Hashim JA, Rickabaugh L, Brams DM, Pinkus E, Dou Y. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2018 Oct.;62(5):642-648. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.12753. Epub 2018 June 7. PubMed PMID: 29877611.

Inferior Glenohumeral Vertical Distance: A Novel Radiographic Marker Better Suited for Detection of Rotator Cuff Tears Involving the Infraspinatus Tendon. Alfaqih, M. Lahey Postgraduate Recognition Day.

“Guide to Programmable CSF Shunts: What the Radiologist Needs to Know.” Uzoezi Ozomaro, Sebastian Flacke, Sanjay P. Prabhu, Juan E. Small, MD. RSNA 2017 (NR017-EB-TUA).

“Inferior Glenohumeral Vertical Distance: A Novel Radiographic Marker Better Suited for Detection of Rotator Cuff Tears Involving the Infraspinatus Tendon.” Mohammed Alfaqih, Shalin M. Soni, Sebastian Flacke, Yasir Andrabi, Dmitry Elentuck, Robert J. French Jr. RSNA 2017 (RC204-09).

Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis: Imaging/Clinical Spectrum in Correlation with Site and Depth of Eosinophilic Infiltration. Afnan Adel Althubaity, Francis J. Scholz. RSNA 2017 (GI272-ED-X).

Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM): New Challenges for the Radiologist Certificate of Merit All Day. Ali Ardestani, Pavlos Kaimakliotis, Elliot Servais, Francis J. Scholz, MD. RSNA 2017 (GI218-ED-X).

Welcome to Radiology: Navigating the Start of Residency. McCleary B, Afnan J. AUR (E-048).