Vermont Medicine Magazine
DEPARTMENT OF Radiology ~ 2012 Annual Report
- Radiology faculty members published research in the American Journal of Roentgenology; Journal of the American College of Radiology; RadioGraphics; Cardiovascular Imaging; Neuroradiology; Journal of Neuroimaging; and Pediatric Radiology.
- Department members presented research at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine in Miami, FL.
- Sally Herschorn, M.D., is one of the investigators on the PROSPR (Populationbased Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens) grant: Reducing Overtreatment Due to Screening: Identifying Markers of DCIS Progression: Grant from National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health (NIH)/Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Steven P. Braff, M.D., Chair
It has been a busy and productive year for the Department of Radiology. Radiologists and residents in our department have contributed to over 50 presentations, publications and exhibits at regional and national meetings. Eight of our residents and fellows were authors on peer-reviewed publications this year, and faculty members sit on several major national committees.
We are excited about the cutting-edge clinical work in our department. Through an expanded hepatic radioembolization program, our interventional radiologists now treat cholangiocarcinoma and colon cancer metastases to the liver with promising initial results. Our breast imaging section has successfully launched three-dimensional tomosynthesis into our screening and diagnostic breast imaging practice. This new technology has the potential to find cancers not detectable by routine mammography. We have already identified several small cancers that would otherwise not have been detected. We welcomed Dorothy Sippo, M.D., MPH, a new breast imager, who completed the first-ever combined breast imaging and informatics fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. With her expertise in informatics systems and keen interest in new frontiers in breast cancer research, she will be a great asset to the institution.
With healthcare system reform, radiology as a specialty faces new challenges. Successful radiology groups will provide added value to the healthcare delivery system in new ways, through subspecialty expertise, leadership in quality and patient safety initiatives, and multidisciplinary collaboration to provide integrated solutions to patient care problems. Our department is already ahead of the curve, and we look forward to the future.
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