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

Awards

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

UPMC Radiologists named in Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Doctors of 2016

Congratulations to the radiologists selected under Radiology and Nuclear Medicine as “Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Doctors” of 2016:


  • Wendie Berg, MD, PhD, FACR
  • Carl Fuhrman, MD
  • Joan Lacomis, MD
  • James M. Mountz, MD, PhD
  • William Rothfus, MD
  • Mitchell Tublin, MD
  • Giulio Zuccoli, MD

Radiology Fundraiser

The “Radiology has Heart” happy hour fundraiser for the American Heart Association raised $2200. Congratulations to Dr. Joan Lacomis for chairing such a successful event.

Diagnostic Imaging: Genitourinary, 3rd Edition

Congratulations to Drs. Tublin, Borhani, Furlan, Heller and Dysam on the publication of their new textbook, “Diagnostic Imaging: Genitourinary, 3rd Edition”.


Please click the text book image for detail information.

Dr. Modo's Image on Human Brain Mapping Journal

Congratulations to Mike Modo. An image from his paper, “Detection of aberrant hippocampal mossy fiber connections: Ex vivo mesoscale diffusion MRI and microtractography with histological validation in a patient with uncontrolled temporal lobe epilepsy” was featured on the cover of the journal Human Brain Mapping.

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