UPMC Radiologists named in Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Doctors of 2017

Congratulations to the radiologists selected under Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, Pediatric Neuroradiology, and Pediatric Radiology as “

March 2017 - Appointment of Kevin Auerbach, M.D. to the role of Vice Chair, Community Division.

Over the past 5 years, Dr. Auerbach has been a key faculty member at UPMC Passavant Hospital, where he has most recently served as the Chief of Radiology.  Throughout his short tenure as Chief, Kevin has proven himself to be a strong and capable leader, and he will be a tremendous asset on our Departmental leadership team going forward.  As Vice Chair, he will be integral in helping to define and execute a strategic vision, which will enhance the stability and growth of the overall Community Division while continuing to serve as the Chief of UPMC Passavant.

January 2017 - Appointment of Ashok Panigrahy, M.D. to the newly created role of Vice Chair, Clinical & Translational Imaging Research

As Vice Chair, Dr. Panigrahy will develop and implement a strategic plan for building a successful clinical and translational research program, while aligning the imaging research goals and initiatives with the Department’s overall mission and vision.  In light of the changing healthcare landscape, this role will be pivotal in bridging our clinical and research objectives as we look towards the future. Since joining our Department in 2009 as an Associate Professor, Dr. Panigrahy has been an accomplished and invaluable clinician, researcher, educator, and physician leader.  He currently serves as Chief of Pediatric Radiology, Radiologist-in-Chief of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and as Medical Director of Pediatric Imaging Quality. 

Ga-68 DOTATATE of Neuroendocrine Tumors

As part of our long standing commitment and dedication to cancer care, we are very excited to announce that UPMC ( Hillman cancer center and Presbyterian) is the first hospital system in Western Pennsylvania and one of the first 10 centers in the country to offer a new cutting-edge technology  for imaging Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). This novel molecular imaging technology Ga-68 DOTATATE ( Netspot ™) had been widely anticipated by our oncologists and patients alike.  A plethora of scientific data have advocated for its use in clinical staging and management of such NETs.  After its introduction in our imaging centers at Hillman and Presby, there has been an overwhelming response from our patients and oncologists from within the UPMC system and also from outside the region.

UPMC Clinical PET-MRI Service Begins 3/17

PET-MRI is a hybrid imaging technology that combines MRI anatomical soft tissue imaging with PET functional/molecular  imaging.  Clinical protocols have been optimized by UPMC subspecialty radiologists and colleagues in the MR research center.  Exquisite MR anatomical imaging may also be supplemented with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), MR spectroscopy (MRS) and perfusion MRI (pMRI) to provide unique diagnostic information not obtained by traditional imaging modalities.

New Scanner at Children’s Hospital Helps Cut Radiation Risk in Scoliosis Imaging

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EOS has arrived at Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh of UPMC!  Children’s hospital has recently opened the new ultra-low dose spine and long bone imaging system, “EOS”.  Named for the “goddess of the dawn” in Greek mythology, the acquisition of the EOS Imaging System, one of a handful in Pennsylvania, ushers in a new dawn of low radiation dose imaging for children and young adults with scoliosis, spinal deformities, and limb alignment disorders or length discrepancies.  The ultra-low dose EOS machine reduces the radiation dose for a scoliosis examination by as much as 90 %. 

2016 RSNA Meeting

UPMC RSNA Book 2016
Meeting Date: Nov. 27th - Dec. 2nd, 2016

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RSNA Trainee Research Prize in Gastrointestinal Radiology

Congratulations to second-year resident Jonathan McGovern, recipient of this this year’s RSNA Trainee Research Prize in Gastrointestinal Radiology!
Jonathan’s project title is CT Radiogenomic Characterization of ATRX and DAXX Alterations in Primary Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors.
Radiology faculty mentors for this project are: Drs. Anil Dasyam, Alessandro Furlan, and Amir Borhani.

Congratulations on this excellent work and prestigious award!


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