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!

ExpertDDx: Abdomen and Pelvis, 2nd Edition

Dr. Tublin and faculty from the abdominal imaging section (Drs. Borhani, Furlan and Heller) collaborated with authors at Stanford and John Hopkins and just published the second addition of Expert DDX: Abdomen and Pelvis.

Please click the text book image for detail information.

Medical Student Symposium for IR 2016

3rd Annual Interventional Radiology Educational Symposium was held on October 22nd, 2016 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Biomedical Science Tower South, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
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Dr. Ted Huppert Receives Human Connectome Project Funding

A team of University of Pittsburgh scientists, including Dr. Ted Huppert from Radiology, received a multi-million dollar U01 grant to study brain aging and dementia. As part of the Human Connectome Project, this grant will provide funds to perform MRI, magnetoencephalography, and PET amyloid imaging on control and dementia patents in an effort to better understand how structural changes resulting from vascular disease contribute to cognitive dysfunction.

MRRC Installs New Prisma System

The MR Research Center has recently replaced one of their MR scanners with a new Siemens Magnetom Prisma system. The Prisma, which has a dedicated 64-channel head coil, is equipped with Connectome-level gradients for better neuroimaging. The purchase was made possible through the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, a multi-site, prospective NIH-funded study that will follow 10,000 children over several years to determine the effect of drug use on the developing brain.

Celebratory Dinner Held for Graduating Residents

The department recently held a graduation dinner for the 4th year residents at the University Club. Residents had the opportunity to vote for faculty for several awards, which were then presented at this dinner. Recipients included Dr. Matthew Heller, who received the Federle Mentorship Award, and Dr. Carl Fuhrman, who received the Ronald J. Hoy Excellence in Teaching Award. Residents chose Abdominal Imaging for the Division of the Year Award.

Divisional Teaching Awards were also announced:
AI – Dr. Matthew Heller
Chest – Dr. Glenn Andrews
EM – Dr. James Patrick
Women’s – Dr. Rita Zuley
IR – Dr. Ernesto Santos
MSK – Dr. Carol Andrews
Neuro – Dr. Tanya Rath
Nuc Med – Dr. Judi Joyce
Peds – Dr. Judy Squires


Dr. Surendra Bansal to retire

Dr. Surendra Bansal will retire this week after 45 years of service at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh/UPMC Mercy Hospital. After obtaining his medical degree in India, Dr. Bansal completed a residency in radiology and a fellowship in cardiovascular radiology in Philadelphia. He then spent several years in Canada, first as a teaching fellow and researcher, and then as a staff radiologist and Instructor. He came to Pittsburgh in 1971 as a Senior Active Staff Member at Mercy and quickly became Chief of the Angiographic Section. Throughout his career, he has provided outstanding care to patients and support of colleagues. The Department will hold a gathering on June 22nd, from noon until 2:00 pm, in the UPMC Mercy Radiology conference room (room 3219D) to celebrate this milestone and thank him for all of the contributions that he has made over the years.

Dr. Mitchell Tublin has been named President of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound

Dr. Mitchell Tublin has been named President of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound


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