Dr. Kevin Liaw Serves as Co-President
Kevin Liaw, MD, Third-Year Resident, served as Co-President to the Tennessee Radiological Society-Residents and Fellows Section meeting. Matthew Layman, MD, First-Year Resident, was elected as Treasurer-Secretary for the upcoming year. Lindsay Luttrell, MD, First- Year Resident, also attended the meeting.
Dr. Austin Bourgeois Receives Conference Grant
Austin Bourgeois, MD, earned a special invitation and scholarship grant from the Association of University Radiologists and the Radiological Society of North America to attend their course: "Introduction to Academic Radiology," held at the ARRS 2013 meeting. The program teaches various aspects and skills, such as grant writing, to residents interested in Radiology education and research.
Dr. Ted Chang Wins First Place Case Report Award at “Research Day”
Dr. Ted Chang (PGY5) won the First Place Case Report award for his oral presentation “Results of the First Intraprocedural 90Y PET/CT Performed to Optimize Treatment Efficacy of Radioembolization for Hepatic Malignancy“ coauthored with resident Dr. Austin Bourgeois (PGY3) and IR staff Dr. John Snidow and Medical Physicist Dr. Alex Pasciak, given at The Graduate School of Medicine’s Resident and Fellows Research Day, May 25, 2013. Dr. Chang also gave a project presentation “18F-FDG PET/CT Provides Accurate Gross Tumor Volume Definition for 90Y Radioembolization” co-authored with Nuclear Medicine staff Dr. Yong Bradley and Medical Physicist Dr. Alex Pasciak.
Dr. Kevin Liaw Goes to Capitol Hill to Meet Legislators
While in Washington, DC for the American College of Radiology’s AMCLC advocacy meeting, April 26-30, 2013, Dr. Kevin Liaw (PGY4) met with Tennessee US Congressman Jimmy Duncan and representatives for Tennessee US Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander to discuss issues important to Radiologists.
Dr. Kate Frederick-Dyer Wins First Place Award at AUR Conference
Dr. Kate Frederick-Dyer (PGY3) won the “First Place Scientific Trainee Award” and gave an oral presentation of her project “The Effect on Patient Radiation Dose of a Formal Fluoroscopy Privileging Program in First Fluoroscopy Rotations” co-authored with residents Dr. Austin Faulkner (PGY1) and Dr. Ted Chang (PGY5), staff Dr. Steven Knight and Medical Physicist Dr. Alex S. Pasciak, given at the Association of University Radiologist Annual Meeting, April 9-12, 2013.
Dr. Lindsay Luttrell Wins Second Place Award at Radiological Symposium
Dr. Lindsay Luttrell (PGY2) won a 2nd Place Award for her presentation “P1 Segment Blister Aneurysm: A Novel Treatment using Telescoping Stents” co-authored with Dr. Ted Chang (PGY5) and IR staff Dr. Peter Kvamme, given at the Tennessee Radiological Society Annual Resident Research Symposium, Nashville, March 23, 2013.
Dr. Austin Bourgeois Wins First Place and Second Place Awards at Spine Radiology Conference
Dr. Austin Bourgeois (PGY3) won a First Place Award and Second Place Award for presentations given at the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) conference Feb. 21-24, 2013 in Scottsdale, AZ.
The First Place award was for his presentation, “Increasing the Accuracy of Transpedicular Screw Placement in the Lumbar Spine with Three Dimensional Stereotactic Image Guidance”. The Second Place award was for his presentation, “Insight on the Clinical Significance of Baastrup’s Disease: from Kissing Spine to Interspinous Bursitis“. Presentation co-authors as well as details of two more presentations Dr. Bourgeois gave at the conference are available on the Scholarly Activity Presentations page.
Dr. Ted Chang Publishes Article in JVIR, March 2013 issue
Dr. Ted Chang (PGY5) along with Dr. Austin Bourgeois (PGY3), IR staff Dr. Anastasia Balius, and Medical Physicist Dr. Alex Pasciak had their article published in the Journal Vascular Interventional Radiology on using PET/CT to quantify and modify Y90- Radioembolization Treatment of Liver tumor resulting in complete resolution of treated areas.
Treatment Modification of Yttrium-90 Radioembolization Based on Quantitative Positron Emission Tomography/CT Imaging.
Chang TT, Bourgeois AC, Balius AM, Pasciak AS.
J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Mar;24(3):333-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2012.12.005. PMID: 23433408
Radiology Resident Dr. Samuel Porter Scores Best in Nation
Samuel Porter, MD, Fourth-Year Radiology Resident, scored in the 100th percentile on the nationwide American College of Radiology Diagnostic Radiology In-Training Exam. The DXIT exam provides residents with information that is useful in evaluating their progress and provides program directors with data that is helpful in analyzing and evaluating the residency program.
Test scores are compared with all other residents nationally and internationally who took the test. As 100th percentile, Dr. Porter scored better than 100 percent of all residents taking the exam.
Source: GSM Scope Newsletter, March 2013
Dr. Dustin Osborne Joins International Preclinical SPECT Systems Committee
Dustin Osborne, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, has joined an international committee with National Electrical Manufacturer's Association that spans academia and industry to define standardized performance specifications for preclinical SPECT systems. MORE>>
Radiology Recognizes Faculty and Residents at 20th Annual Awards Banquet
The Radiology Residency Program held its 20th Annual Awards Banquet June 8 to honor graduating seniors and recognize residents and faculty. All five graduating senior radiology residents passed the American Board of Radiology Oral Examination, in which three radiology faculty members were selected as board examiners: Yong Bradley, MD, Associate Professor, Judson Gash, MD, Assistant Professor, and Kathleen Hudson, MD, Interim Chair, Residency Program Director and Associate Professor.
Resident Award Winners
Austin Bourgeois, MD and Amanda Ingram, MD
This award is in recognition of excellence in demonstrating a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles.
Ted Chang, MD
This award recognizes the upper year resident that best demonstrated dedication to the ideals of clinical radiology as exemplified by Howard R. Gould, MD.
RSNA Research Award
Amanda Ingram, MD
This award recognizes residents who have played an active role in radiology research in the past year.
Faculty Teaching Award
Peter Petruzzi, MD
Faculty Service Award
James Boyd, MD
UTGSM Is Proud To Be Among 'The Best'
The Scope Awards Issue is published each summer as we congratulate our graduating residents and fellows and welcome in a new class of physicians and dentists who are training in one of our 19 accredited residency and fellowship programs. In addition to honoring these doctors, we also recognize faculty and staff who have achieved excellence in their teaching, their research, their leadership or their service. It is an honor to work side by side with these professionals to educate doctors and answer questions to some of medicine's greatest complexities. I especially want to congratulate our seventeen faculty members who earned promotions this year. This speaks highly of their commitment to supporting our mission.
I also want to give congratulations to our partner, University Health System, Inc, and to all who are part of The University of Tennessee Medical Center. US News and World Report recently named UT Medical Center as the number one hospital in the region and the number two hospital in the state, with Vanderbilt University Medical Center ranked as number one. The 2012-2013 report of "America's Best Hospitals" also nationally ranked two specialties, Gynecology and Pulmonology, and listed 10 more specialties as high performers. This report speaks highly of the caliber of physicians we have teaching at the UT Graduate School of Medicine and I thank you not only for your commitment to clinical work but also to education.
James J. Neutens, PhD, FASHA
Chief Resident Dr. Chang Elected to National Radiology Executive Committee
Ted Chang, MD, Radiology Resident, has been elected as treasurer of the American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology (A3CR2). The organization's mission is to develop leadership skills in chief residents, to foster the collaboration of chief residents with each other and with leaders of academic radiology, and to advance the interests of radiology residents in the affairs of organized medicine. As treasurer, Dr. Chang will act as principal accounting and financial officer of A3CR2 and supervise the fiscal affairs of the organization. Joining him on the executive committee are Victor Sai, MD, University of California San Francisco, as President; Kevin Koo, MD, University of California San Francisco, as Vice President; and Steven Yevich, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, as Secretary.
UTGSM Residents and Fellows Recognized for Outstanding Research
Leaders at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine recently recognized residents and fellows for exceptional research, presenting awards to those who participated in the annual UT Graduate School of Medicine Academy of Scholars Resident and Fellow Research Day. Prizes were awarded in the categories of Original Research and Case Reports
Awarded First Place in Case Reports:
Ted Chang, MD
"PET/CT in the Management of Y90 Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT)"
This study determined standard PET/CT imaging can quantify the radiation dose delivered to patients undergoing internal radiation therapy so that subsequent therapy can be modified accordingly, which, in the described case, resulted in complete tumor response
Other Radiology Resident Participants included:
Austin Bourgeois, MD
"Outcome Analysis Comparing Proximal Versus Splenic Artery Embolization"
Katherine Frederick-Dyer, MD
"Fibrolipomatous Hamartoma of the Inferior Calcaneal Nerve (Baxter Nerve)"
Imaging Trial for Novel Liver Cancer Treatment Shows Promising Results
Radiology faculty are leading an investigation to improve imaging options available to patients who have undergone Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT), the latest treatment option available at the University of Tennessee Medical Center for those with inoperable hepatic tumors. Read More >>
Researchers Earn Doctorate Degrees
Dustin Osborne, Assistant Professor, Radiology, has earned his PhD in Nuclear Engineering. Jonathan Phipps also graduated with his PhD, performing research under the guidance of Jonathan Wall, PhD. Tatiana Perevozchikova, who was working as a Graduate Student under the direction of Valerie Berthelier, PhD, received her doctorate in January. Read More >>
Advance Rearch Digest Highlights Radiology Faculty Dr. Amy LeBlanc
Discovering How Animals and Humans Share Disease and Clues
to Treatments. Read More>>
Radiology Residents Pass Exams
The Radiology Residency Program is pleased to announce a 100 percent pass rate for the recent American Board of Radiology Physics and Written exams.
The following residents passed the ABR General Radiologic Physics exam in September 2011: Josh Medina, MD, Samuel Porter, MD, and Christine Waddell, MD.
Residents who passed the ABR Written exam include Ted Chang, MD, Brian Dupree, MD, Amanda Ingram, MD, and Ray Higginbotham, MD.
Preclinical Imaging Team Succeeds at International Imaging Congress
Researchers in the Preclinical Diagnostic and Molecular Imaging Research Laboratory won two Image of the Year Awards at the Siemens Workshop at the World Molecular Imaging Congress in September. Also, a poster presented by Emily Martin was chosen for competition in the PET/SPECT Probes category. Read More >>