Department News & Announcements

  • Froedtert and MCW Imaging Centers designated as Centers of Excellence. The American College of Radiology has designated Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital and the health network’s five affiliated CDI locations as Diagnostic Imaging Centers of Excellence.
  • Tadanori Mammoto, MD, PhD, received a research grant from the US Department of Health & Human Services National Institute on Aging in the amount of $231,000. Congratulations, Dr. Mammoto!
  • MCW’s annual influenza vaccination program will run Sep 25 - Nov 3. Vaccinations will no longer be offered through the radiology department. Flu shot clinics will be established at each site and employees or students are encouraged to attend. A full list is available at Froedtert & MCW Internal Occupational Health. Please remember that vaccinations are a mandatory for MCW employees.
  • Dr. Lawrence Goodman was found to be one of the most-cited contributing authors of pulmonary imaging articles. The analysis (May 2017) encompassed 274 journals published between 1953 and 2012. "The 100 Top-Cited Articles in Pulmonary Imaging: A Bibliometric Analysis."
  • Research paper "Site-Selective Delivery of Novel Trimodal Optical/MR/X-ray Contrast Bearing Photothermal Nanoconstructs Increases Uptake in Colorectal Liver Metastasis Tumors," co-authored by Amit Joshi, PhD, received top recognition at the WCIO 2017 Annual Conference in Boston, MA.
  • Jill Hammersley, MD, lectured at 68th Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Radiological Society (WRS). Dr. Hammersley presented, “Screening Mammography: What Every Radiologist Needs to Know and How the New York Times Got It Wrong.”
  • Julie Sullivan, MD, lectured at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Radiological Society (WRS). Dr. Sullivan presented, “Implementing Tomosynthesis Into Practice.”
  • The MCW Medical Physics Residency Program, under the direction of Yu Liu, PhD, has been approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP).
  • Stacy O’Connor, MD, was elected to serve as a member of MCW's Faculty Information Technology Committee for a three-year term of 2017-2020.
  • Dr. Joshua Pohlman’s work with Dr. Nghia Vo on bilateral congenital diaphragmatic hernias was designated as a ‘Best Case’ at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) conference in Washington, DC.
  • Peter LaViolette, PhD, was awarded a grant through Novocure, a company that makes the TTField glioblastoma treatment systems. The grant is $295,000 over four years; $220,000 is direct funds.
  • Sarah White, MD, MS, FSIR, is the recipient of a $20,000 supplemental award from the MCW Cancer Center for her ACS Pilot Research Project titled, “Develop a new magnetically triggered oxaliplatin nanoparticle to treat colorectal liver metastases.”
  • Kathleen Schmainda, PhD, received funds from Novocure for research project "Assessment of Optune Therapy for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma using Advanced MRI" comparing standard versus advanced MRI for ability to predict response to Optune therapy. The project is budgeted for $160,070 over two years.
  • Dr. Yang Wang’s paper, “Multiband multi-echo imaging of simultaneous oxygenation and flow timeseries for resting state connectivity” was selected for inclusion in the PLOS ONE 10-year anniversary dataset collection.  Only four papers are selected for the Neuroscience category.  MCW co-authors include Drs. Alexander Cohen, and Andrew Nencka.
  • Sarah White, MD, MS, FSIR, was inducted as a fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). The induction ceremony was at the SIR March 2017 annual meeting in Washington, DC.
  • MCW Office of Global Health recognizes two radiology faculty members for collaborating with partners globally to address health inequities.
    • Francisco A. Quiroz, MD, FRSU, FAIUM - International Radiology Residents Visiting Observership Program in Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Quiroz's program provides international medical graduates exposure to the processes of a modern academic radiology department in the United States. Visiting residents are encouraged to use their acquired knowledge upon return to their countries of origin. The program provides a focused experience of eight weeks observing and discussing techniques and cases from multiple radiology subspecialties. Visiting residents are from the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition "Salvador Zubiran", affiliated with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), one of the National Institutes of Health in Mexico.
    • Sean M. Tutton, MD, FSIR - Exchanges of Radiology Professors. As a member of the World Congress on Interventional Oncology (WCIO), Dr. Tutton assists with coordination of educational efforts globally, with a focus on South America and Latin America.
  • The WSRT Education Session "The Science, Technology & Diagnosis of Baseball Injuries" was a hit! (see announcement below) About 80 students and radiologic technologists attended the talk. Enjoy photos from the event.

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  • Milwaukee Roentgen Ray Society Educational Speaker Meeting presents Stuart G. Silverman, MD.  Dr. Silverman will speak on "Advances in the Evaluation of Small Incidental Renal Masses," January 18th, 4-5 p.m., in Scanlons North & South.  All are welcome to attend.