News & Announcements

Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards, and honors.


  • Randomised data favour Y-90 over TACE in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma

    SalemTheresults from a small prospective, randomised single-centre trial, the PREMIERE trial, show that in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma, there is a significantly longer time to progression with yttrium-90 (Y-90) radioembolization than with conventional transarterial chemoembolization (cTACE).

    The study further finds that improved time to progression with Y-90 therapy did not result in a significant difference in overall survival, when comparing the two treatments, but the researchers posit that the results translate to Y-90 treatment achieving better local tumour control and lower dropout from transplant listing. CTACE is the standard of care for patients ineligible for radiofrequency ablation as included in the study.

    You can read the full article here.

  • Dr. David Casalino participates in two day CIBR event

    CasalinoDr. David Casalino, Professor of Radiology, participated in a two-day event sponsored by the Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research (CIBR) in Washington, D.C. April 11-12, 2016.  CIBR consists of 49 academic radiology departments, including Northwestern, 99 patient advocacy groups, 27 imaging societies, and 13 industry companies working together to enhance patient care through advances in biomedical imaging, educate the public about imaging research, and advocate for federal support of that research.  Dr. Casalino, teamed with Lenny Reznik and Miriam Ladin from Agfa Healthcare and Ana Fadich from the Men’s Health Network (pictured), met with Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Congressional staffers in the offices of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) to discuss advances in prostate MRI and MR/ultrasound fusion-guided biopsies; the importance of patients and their healthcare providers having secure, easy access to their medical records, including imaging; and the necessity for increased federal funding of imaging research.  During the evening Medical Technology Showcase, over 300 attendees learned how critical imaging is in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of major diseases via 15 research posters, 11 collaboration topic displays, including one from Dr. Casalino and his team, and a series of guest speakers/patients.  Dr. Casalino found participation in the event very enlightening and gratifying.


  • Bradley Allen, MD awarded RSNA Research Grant

    Brad_AllenThe Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that Bradley Allen, MD has been awarded an RSNA Research & Education Foundation Resident Research Grant.  

    This grant will provide funding for Dr. Allen's research project entitled​: ​"Cardiac MRI and PET for Early Diagnosis and Screening in Chemotherapy-induced Cardiotoxicity."

    Dr. Allen is a second year resident in the Department of Radiology and is mentored in this work by James Carr, MD and Daniel Procissi, PhD, both faculty in the Department of Radiology. 

  • Dr Soojeong Cho Awarded SIR Pilot Research Grant

    Soojeong Cho, PhDThe Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that the SIR Foundation has awarded Soojeong Cho, PhD with the Pilot Research Grant.

    The Pilot Research Grant will provide Dr. Cho with funding for her research project: “Tumor Associated Macrophage (TAM) – Targeted Radiosensitizers for 90Y Radioembolization”.

    Dr. Cho is a post-doctoral fellow to Dr. Dong-Hyun Kim, Assistant Professor of Radiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

  • Robert L Vogelzang MD awarded 2016 Society of Interventional Radiology Gold Medal; Northwestern IR acknowledged and celebrated.

    Robert L VogelzangRobert L Vogelzang MD, Professor of Radiology was recently awarded the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2016 gold medal in the recent SIR annual meeting held in Vancouver, BC Canada. Vogelzang was given the Society’s highest honor for outstanding service which included serving as President of SIR 1997/1998. The medal was presented by current SIR president Alan Matsumoto, MD in the annual awards ceremony who also presented two other Gold Medalists.

    The ceremony was attended by over 100 current and former Northwestern fellows and residents including Northwestern Radiology’s Chairman Eric J Russell MD.  In his acceptance speech Vogelzang acknowledged the team effort and contributions of what he called “The Northwestern IR family” by asking them to stand, thus dramatically representing the large impact Northwestern IR has had on the development and practice of Interventional Radiology nationally and internationally.

    Later that evening, a celebratory cocktail reception was held at a local hotel attended by over 100 past and present Northwestern residents, fellows, attending and staff. Remarks and introductions were delivered by former Northwestern Radiology Residency director Robert Ryu MD and Northwestern’s Chief of Interventional Radiology Riad Salem MD. A splendid time was had by all.

    Dr. Vogelzang Gold Medalist

    Robert Vogelzang MD is the SIR 2016 Gold Medalist.

    Dr. Vogelzang receives the Gold Medal

    Dr. Vogelzang receives the Gold Medal from SIR President Alan Matsumoto.

    Dr. Vogelzang delivers his remarks

    Dr. Vogelzang delivers his Gold Medal remarks.

    Northwestern Radiology Residents and Fellows

    Past and current Northwestern Residents and Fellows at the Northwestern Reception.

    Northwestern Radiology Residents and Fellows

    Past and current Northwestern Residents and Fellows at the Northwestern Reception.

    Dr. Vogelzang and Dr. Russell

    Dr. Robert Vogelzang and Dr. Eric Russell, Chairman of Radiology.

    Large crowd of Northwestern alums

    A large crowd of Northwestern alums and trainees at the Northwestern Reception.

  • The first fast-tracked article ever published in JVIR

    The manuscript "Independent Analysis of Albumin-Bilirubin Grade in a 765-Patient Cohort Treated with Transarterial Locoregional Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma" recently published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology" is the first fast-tracked article ever published in JVIR, with embargo until the abstract presentation. Review time was 4 days, and complete acceptance within another 2 days. Proof turnaround and publishing was another 7 days.


    • Ryan Hickey, MD
    • Samdeep Mouli, MD
    • Laura Kulik, MD
    • Kush Desai, MD
    • Bartley Thornburg, MD
    • Daniel Ganger, MD
    • Talia Baker, MD
    • Michael Abecassis, MD
    • Joseph Ralph Kallini, MD
    • Ahmed Gabr, MD
    • Vanessa L.Gates, MD
    • Al B.Benson III, MD
    • Robert J. Lewandowski, MD
    • Riad Salem, MD, MBA
  • Dr. Jeremy Collins Published in IR Quarterly

    Jeremy Collins, MD, Assistant Professor of Vascular Radiology at Northwestern University, recently interviewed Cindy Barnard, Vice President of Quality at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, to gain her perspective on what constitutes quality in healthcare. Dr. Collin's article was published in the SIR Foundation Research Forum section of IR Quarterly, Winter 2016 edition, and is available to download here.

  • Dr. Varun Chowdhary Wins SCMR Regional Scholarship Award

    The Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that Varun Chowdhary, MD, Clinical Research Associate for Cardiovascular MRI, was presented with a Regional Scholarship Award by the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) in Los Angeles, CA, on January 30, 2016.

    The SCMR Regional Scholarship Award provides funding for students, trainees, technologists, and young professionals to attend the society’s annual scientific meeting and become active members of the SCMR.

    The SCMR also named Dr. Chowdhary as an “Early Career Award” finalist for his presentation entitled: "Prognostic Value of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance T2 Quantification in Heart Transplant Patients: A 5-year Outcome Study”.

  • Dr. Marcos Botelho Honored by SCMR

    The Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that Marcos Botelho, MD, Cardiovascular MRI Fellow, was awarded third place in the Best Image category by the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) in Los Angeles, CA, January 27-30, 2016.

    Entitled "Coronary Dream", the image depicts a long segment of the right coronary artery and the initial segment of the left main coronary artery. Dr. Botelho acquired the image using a technique called Quiescent-Interval Slice-Selective (QISS) MRI. He then used Google’s “Deep Dream” software to give the image a painterly quality.

    QISS MRI, which was developed by Northwestern University in collaboration with NorthShore University Health System, is a technique that results in sharp images of the coronary arteries. QISS MRI represents the advancement in utilizing MRI technology to image coronary arteries, which has been the focus of significant research effort for over 30 years.

  • Department of Radiology Honors Retiree Louise Kerschner

    The Department of Radiology extends warm wishes and gratitude to our Division Administrator of Finance, Louise Kerschner, as she celebrates her retirement effective February 3, 2016.

    Louise began her long and diverse career in healthcare as a registered nurse. She then continued her formal education and earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Upon graduation, Louise accepted a position in hospital administration with the University of Chicago.

    Louise joined Northwestern Memorial Faculty Foundation in 2006, and has held the position of Division Administrator of Finance for the Department of Radiology since 2011. Department faculty and staff honored Louise for her years of service, and extended their good wishes for her retirement, at farewell reception on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

  • Dr. Sally Friedewald to Join AUR Radiology Management Program

    The Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that Sally Friedewald, MD, Medical Director of the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center, and Division Chief of Breast and Women's Imaging for Northwestern Medicine, has been selected to participate in the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) Radiology Management Program in San Diego, California on March 30-31, 2016.

  • Department of Radiology Trainees Awarded by CRS

    A research poster co-authored by trainees and faculty members from the Department of Radiology, Section of Neuroradiology has been awarded the 2016 “Best Neuroradiology Scientific Poster” by the Chicago Radiological Society (CRS).

    The poster entitled: "Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Mimicking Gliomatosis Cerebri on MR Spectroscopy and Perfusion."(Charles H. Kim, Matthew J. Sondag, Benjamin P. Liu, Stephen F. Futterer) was presented as part of the CRS 2016 Resident Scientific Poster Session which took place on Thursday, January 21, 2016 in Chicago, IL.

    Each year the CRS provides cash prizes to radiology members-in-training to encourage research, enhance the academic careers of radiology residents, and to promote inter-institutional exchange of information.

  • Department of Radiology Named Among Chicago Top Doctors

    The Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that several of our faculty members were named among Chicago's 'Top Doctors' in a list published in the January 2016 edition of Chicago Magazine.

    Included in this year’s list are: Dr. Frank Miller for Diagnostic Radiology; Dr. Eric J. Russell for Neuroradiology; Dr. Gary Dillehay for Nuclear Medicine; and Drs. Albert Nemcek, Robert Voglezang, and Riad Salem for Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

    Chicago magazine collaborated with health care and information research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. to prepare the list, which also appears in the 2016 edition of America’s Top Doctors.

  • Northwestern Radiology at RSNA 2015

    Northwestern Radiology wrapped up another productive year by participating in the 101th scientific assembly and annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) in Chicago. Department faculty made their presence known in a number of refresher courses, education exhibits, and posters. RSNA also honored several faculty members with awards. This year’s meeting took place from November 29 to December 4. Presentations (with awards noted) from Northwestern Radiology included:


    J Carr

    4D Flow MRI: Techniques and Clinical Applications   

    FH Miller

    Applications of DWI in Clinical Practice: When It Does and Doesn't Help 


    J Carr

    4D Flow MRI 

    M Markl

    Blood Flow in the Thoracic Aorta Elucidated with 3D Models

    EB Mendelson

    BI-RADS for Ultrasound: An Interactive Course and SAM        

    EB Mendelson

    The Postsurgical Breast

    CA Molvar, KT Sato, AA Nemcek Jr., RJ Lewandowski, R Gupta, TD Wilkin, KL Keele, MH Hamblin, TA Matalon, E Hohlastos, AJ Lipnik, C Baron, PM Amin

    Real-time Interventional US (Hands-on)           

    V Yaghmai

    The Role of Advanced Imaging in Unraveling the Secrets of Ancient Art and Artifacts


    S Abboud, JK Blount, A Shaibani, BP Liu (certificate of merit award)

    Evidence-based Review of Best Practices for Epidural Steroid Injections  

    K Buch, A Fujita, Y Kawashima, MN Chapman, Khairuddin Memon, BP Liu, QY Malabeh, J Xiao  O Sakai

    A Little Bit of MSK in the Head and Neck

    S Floyd, S Rao, M Solari-Font, J Wolfman, J Franz

    Not Just for Women: Spectrum of Appearances and Presentations in 22 Cases of Biopsy-proven Male Breast Malignancy at a Single Institution over the Past 10 Years           

    JM Horowitz, SK Venkatesh, BM Yeh, AC Silva, KS Jhaveri, FH Miller

    Noninvasive Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis: A Primer for Radiologists

    V Lewis, F Sodagari, A Arslanoglu, A Seyal, F Miller, V Yaghmai (identified for RadioGraphics)

    Cholangiocarcinoma: Typical, Unusual, and Mimics   

    C Lindquist, SZ Adam, J Sanders, C Parada, NA Hammond, DE Morgan, R Keswani, FH Miller

    Catch Me If You Can: Early Detection of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma on Imaging 

    K Matsuo, E Tarkowski, IM Omar, KJ Blount, JD Samet, TH Grant

    Guide to Sonographic Evaluation of Uncommonly Assessed Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerves: Technique, Anatomy, and Clinical Syndromes

    C Parada, SZ Adam, J Sanders, P Nikolaidis, V Yaghmai, FH Miller (identified for RadioGraphics)

    Eureka! Urachal Abnormalities Made Simpler

    JL Richard, JM Horowitz, LI Segal, DD Casalino, EJ Russell, BP Liu

    Radiology Education of Physician Extenders: What Role Should Radiologists Play and What Are the Benefits?       

    F Sodagari, A Arslanoglu, A Seyal, N Hammond, Y Velichko, V Yaghmai (identified for RadioGraphics)

    Low kV CT Imaging: Using the CT Scanner to Its Fullest Potential     

    E Tarkowski, KJ Blount, IM Omar

    Shoulder Injuries in the Overhead Throwing Athlete: Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Common Pathology        

    B Trinh, B Allen, R Lewendowski, J Carr, J Collins

    NC-MRA: Techniques & Applications      

    J Youngner, E Tarkowski, JD Samet, IM Omar, KJ Blount (received certificate of merit award)

    Just Drill It: Advantages of Performing CT Guided Bone Biopsy with a Powered Mechanical Drill Device       

    ML Wells, KS Jhaveri, AC Silva, FH Miller, JM Horowitz, MA Ohliger, BM Yeh, RL Ehman, SK Venkatesh (received cum laude award, identified for RadioGraphics)

    Magnetic Resonance Elastography Stiffness Maps: What Do They Tell Us?


    B Allen, M Carr, V Chowdhary, M Zenge, M Schmidt, M Nadar, B Spottiswoode, J Collins, J Carr

    Accelerated Real-time Cardiac MRI Using Iterative SENSE Reconstruction: Comparing Performance in Sinus Rhythm and Atrial Fibrillation           

    A Arslanoglu, F Sodagari, A Seyal, Z Zhang, R Salem, V Yaghmai

    The Effect of Yttrium-90 Radioembolization on the Growth Kinetics of Treated and Untreated Colorectal Liver Metastasis

    KR Desai, JL Laws, S Mouli, J Karp, RK Ryu, RJ Lewandowski

    When Are Advanced Inferior Cava Filter Retrieval Techniques Necessary? An Analysis in 724 Procedures     

    AR Honarmand, C Wu, SE Schoenemand, R Kuhn, S Schnell, SA Ansari, A Shaibani, M Markl

    Quantification of Age and Gender Dependence of Normal Cardiac and Intracranial Blood Flow in Pediatric Volunteers Using 2D Phase Contrast and 4D Flow MR Imaging          

    K Lin

    Reproducibility of Cine Displacement Encoding with Stimulated Echoes (DENSE) in Human Subjects 

    EI Neuschler, AT Stavros, PT Lavin, MJ Ulissey

    Down-classification of Suspicious Breast Masses Using Opto-Acoustic Imaging

    I Murphy, I Koktzoglou, S Giri, R Edelman, MPF Botelho

    Reduction in Metal Susceptibility Artifact from Hip Prostheses Using QISS with Fast Low Angle Shot Readout

    M Rose, K Jarvis, V Chowdary, A Barker, B Allen, J Robinson, M Markl, S Schnell, C Rigsby

    4D Flow MRI-based Volumetric Aortic Peak Velocity Quantification: Efficiency, Observer Variability, and Comparison to 2D Phase Contrast MRI

    A Seyal, A Arslanoglu, F Sodagari, Y Velichko, P Nikolaidis, V Yaghmai

    How Does the Surrounding Background Fat Affect Enhancement of Exophytic Renal Lesions? A Phantom Study       

    F Sodagari, A Seyal, A Arslanoglu, F Gonzalez Guindalini, V Yaghmai

    Intra-Patient Comparison of Standard, BMI-based, and Attenuation-based Tube Voltage Selection in Abdominal MDCT: Effect on Dose and Image Quality Parameters

    F Sodagari, A Seyal, A Arslanoglu, C Wood III, V Yaghmai

    Comparison of Attenuation-based Automated versus Empirical Method for Tube Voltage Selection in Abdominal-pelvic CT Examinations


    S Abboud, Je Aw-Zoretic, J Carr, J Collins

    Revisiting contrast induced nephropathy in azotemic patients with aortic stenosis being considered for TAVI       

    J Collins, J Aw-Zoretic, S Abboud, B Allen, L Goodwin, J Carr

    Early Experience with a Third Generation Dual Source CT for TAVI Treatment Planning  

    JM Horowitz, MR Savino, SK Venkatesh, BM Yeh, DV Sahani, AC Silva, KS Jhaveri, IR Kamel, FH Miller

    Noninvasive Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis: A Primer for Radiologists 

    JL Richard, JM Horowitz, LI Segal, DD Casalino, EJ Russell, BP Liu

    Radiology Education of Physician Extenders: What Role Should Radiologists Play and What Are the Benefits?       

    A Seyal, F Sodagari, A Arslanoglu, K Parekh, F Miller, V Yaghmai

    Growth Kinetics of Mass-forming Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma and Hepatocellular Carcinoma at MDCT

    B Trinh, BD Allen, RJ Lewandowski, JC Carr, JD Collins

    Vascular Interventional Thursday Poster Discussions:  NC-MRA: Techniques and Applications

    B Trinh, JD Collins, DH Schimmel, KR Desai, SA Resnick, RL Vogelzang, RJ Lewandowski

    Management of Massive and Submassive PE: A Primer for Radiologists    


    JT Bui, RJ Lewandowski

    Vascular/Interventional (Advances in Radioembolization)  

    FH Miller

    Gastrointestinal (Liver Fat and Fibrosis)           

    V Yaghmai

    Gastrointestinal (CT Dose Reduction)    


    RC Gaba, RJ Lewandowski

    Interventional Series: Complications in Interventional Oncology: Avoidance and Damage Control: Debate IO: More than Radiologists?           

    RJ Lewandowski

    Interventional Series: Complications in Interventional Oncology: Avoidance and Damage Control: Y-90 Complications     

    CE Ray Jr., RJ Lewandowski

    Interventional Series: Complications in Interventional Oncology: Avoidance and Damage Control

  • Dr. Emilie Bollache Receives AHA Research Grant

    The Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that Emilie Bollache, PhD, has been awarded a 2-year MWA Summer 2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship by the American Heart Association.

    This AHA grant will provide funding for Dr. Bollache's research project entitled​: ​"Evaluation Of Tissue At-Risk For Remodeling After Aortic Root Or Valve Repair In Bicuspid Aortic Valve".

    Dr. Bollache is a Cardiovascular Imaging Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Radiology and associate to Dr. Alex Barker, Assistant Professor of Radiology, and Dr. Michael Markl, Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University. Read Dr. Bollache's related research publications on PubMed...

  • Dr. Rishi Agrawal to Join AUR Academic Faculty Development Program

    The Department of Radiology is happy to announce that Rishi Agrawal, MD, Assistant Professor in Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, has been selected to participate in the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) Academic Faculty Development Program which will take place in San Diego, CA on April 1, 2016.

  • Dr. Michael Markl Joins FSM Research Cores Committee

    The Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that faculty member, Michael Markl, PhD, Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, has accepted an invitation to serve on the Feinberg School of Medicine Research Cores Committee.

    Feinberg School of Medicine invests approximately $1.5 million each year in core facilities that support FSM investigators. The FSM Research Cores Committee reviews funding applications and acts in an advisory capacity. The committee is composed of nine full-time faculty members, each of whom will serve three year terms; with one third of the committee rotating each year.

    Dr. Markl began his service on the committee in December 2015. Read more about the FSM Research Cores Committee here.

  • NU Radiology Research Spearheaded by Fellows and Residents Published in RadioGraphics

    A research article co-authored by fellows and residents from Northwestern University Department of Radiology was published in the October 2015 edition of RadioGraphics

    Entitled, "CT of the Abdomen with Reduced Tube Voltage in Adults: A Practical Approach"(Adeel R. Seyal, MD, Atilla Arslanoglu, MD, Samir F. Abboud, MD, Azize Sahin, MD, Jeanne M. Horowitz, MD, Vahid Yaghmai, MD) the article is also a journal-based SA-CME activity that teaches how abdominal CT examinations performed with low tube voltage in appropriately selected adult patients can substantially reduce radiation dose while providing diagnostic-quality CT images. Read more...

  • Dr. Sally Friedewald Interviewed by Fox News

    Sally Friedewald, MD, Medical Director of the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center, and Division Chief of Breast and Women's Imaging for Northwestern Medicine, explained the importance of 3D mammography technology in the early detection of breast cancer in a video interview conducted by Fox News. Watch video interview...

  • MRA Rising to New Heights Chicago 2016

    The Department of Radiology at Northwestern University will be hosting the 28th Society for Magnetic Resonance Angiography meeting "MRA Rising to New Heights Chicago 2016" on September 21 – 23, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Abstract submission, registration and program information for "MRA Rising to New Heights Chicago 2016" can be found on the MRA Club website.

  • Dr. Robert Vogelzang Wins SIR Gold Medal

    The Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that Robert L. Vogelzang, MD, FSIR, Professor, Interventional Radiology, has been awarded the 2016 Gold Medal by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).

    "A past president of the Society of Interventional Radiology, Robert L. Vogelzang, M.D., FSIR, has since 1985 served as chief of vascular and interventional radiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago.

    In addition to preparing interventional radiologists for a future (to date he has trained more than 100 fellows) in interventional radiology, he has been actively involved in research and education during his entire career.

    He has authored more than 100 scientific papers and more than 50 book chapters on subjects related to interventional radiology. Vogelzang’s current research activities include the treatment of vascular malformations, uterine fibroid embolization and temporary inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. His major areas of academic interest have been in vascular recanalization techniques and embolotherapy of neoplasms and vascular malformations.

    Vogelzang has served in numerous capacities at SIR, with an emphasis on regulatory and payment issues. He has also served as an alternate delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates (and was instrumental in achieving SIR’s seat there) and has been a specialty adviser to the AMA Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) since 1992". Read story here.

  • NU Radiology Training Program Makes The Grade

    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology was recently listed as a semifinalist for the Best Radiology Training Program on

    Aunt Minnie is the first comprehensive community Internet site for radiologists and related professionals in the medical imaging industry.

    Northwestern Radiology offers a four-year residency in diagnostic radiology that combines patient care, study, and research. The program encompasses all aspects of diagnostic and interventional radiology, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, pediatric imaging, vascular radiology, women’s imaging, and ultrasound. Read more about our education programs on our website at: 

  • Dr. Kai Lin Wins K01 Grant

    The Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that Kai Lin, MD, Research Assistant Professor in Radiology, was awarded a 5 year K01 grant for his work on developing an MRI protocol that detects subclinical coronary artery disease and structural abnormalities in the myocardium in patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

  • Dr. Vahid Yaghmai Honored by RSNA

    The Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that Vahid Yaghmai, MD, Professor of Radiology and Medical Director of Imaging Services, is the recipient of the 2015 RSNA Honored Educator Award.

    Dr. Yaghmai has been selected to receive this award for his demonstrated commitment to radiology education through the RSNA. This award also serves as a benchmark of Dr. Yaghmai's academic productivity in support of his meaningful and successful radiology career.

    The RSNA will spotlight Dr. Yaghmai and all 2015 Honored Educator Award recipients on their website, in the upcoming issue of RSNA News, and at the RSNA 2015 Annual Meeting, which will take place in Chicago, Illinois November 29 - December 2, 2015. 


  • Department of Radiology Research Published in JACC

    Researchers from the Department of Radiology and the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern University, collaborated with researchers from the University of Calgary and the University of Toronto, on a study using 4-dimensional flow cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (4D flow CMR) to assess the relationship between wall shear stress (WSS) and regional aortic tissue remodeling in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) patients to determine the influence of regional WSS on the expression of ECM dysregulation.

    The study, "Valve-Related Hemodynamics Mediate Human Bicuspid Aortopathy: Insights From Wall Shear Stress Mapping" (David G. Guzzardi, BSc; Alex J. Barker, PhD; Pim van Ooij, PhD; S. Chris Malaisrie, MD; Jyothy J. Puthumana, MD; Darrell D. Belke, PhD; Holly E.M. Mewhort, MD; Daniyil A. Svystonyuk, BSc; Sean Kang, BSc; Subodh Verma, MD, PhD; Jeremy Collins, MD; James Carr, MD; Robert O. Bonow, MD) Michael Markl, PhD; James D. Thomas, Patrick M. McCarthy, MD; and Paul W.M. Fedak, MD, PhD) was published in the August edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Volume 66, Issue 8, August 2015). Read article and listen to an audio commentary by Dr. Valentin Fuster here...

    An editorial comment of the study, "Fate Versus Flow: Wall Shear Stress in the Aortopathy Associated With Bicuspid Aortic Valves" (Francis G. Spinale, MD, PHD, Ann F. Bolger, MD) (J Am Coll Cardiol 2015;66(8):901-904) can be read here...

  • Dr. Frank Miller Invested as Lee F. Rogers, MD, Professor of Medical Education

    Excerpt from original article: "The Investiture of Dr. Frank Miller as the Lee F. Rogers, MD, Professor of Medical Education". 

    On July 23, Frank H. Miller, MD, was formally invested as the Lee F. Rogers, MD, Professor of Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Miller also is professor of radiology at the Feinberg School, division chief and fellowship director in the Division of Body Imaging, and medical director of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Read article...

  • Dr. Sameer Ansari Elected to SNIS Board of Directors

    Sameer Ansari, MD, PhDAssociate Professor in Radiology, Neurological Surgery and Neurology, has been elected to serve on the 2015 Board of Directors for the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS).

    Dr. Ansari will begin his term as Neuroradiology Member at Large for the board at the upcoming SNIS 12th Annual Meeting, which will convene July 27-30, 2015 in San Francisco, CA.

    The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery is dedicated to excellence in comprehensive, minimally-invasive care of patients with stroke, brain aneurysms, and other diseases in the head, neck and spine.


  • Dr. Julie Sanders Awarded RSNA Research Grant

    The Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that the RSNA Research & Education Foundation has awarded Julie Sanders, MD with the Ralph Schlaeger Charitable Foundation Research Fellow Grant.

    This grant will provide Dr. Sanders with funding for her research project: "Multiparametric MRI Combining MR Elastography, Quantitative Magnetization Transfer and 4D Flow MRI in the Diagnosis and Staging of Portal Hypertension and Liver Fibrosis.”

    Dr. Sanders is a new research associate to Dr. Frank Miller, Professor of Radiology and Body Imaging Fellowship Director at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 

  • Analyzing Brain Structure in Schizophrenia

    Lei Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Radiology, co-authored a study that has identified structural brain abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia through the use of software that generates segmentations of the brain from MRI scans to measure brain structures. Read Analyzing Brain Structure In Schizophrenia ...

  • Department of Radiology Expands Summer Internship Program

    The Department of Radiology has expanded this year’s undergraduate summer internship program to give a student the opportunity to work with Dr. Eric Hart, Associate Professor of Radiology, and principal investigator for The National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST).

    We are pleased to introduce Maddie McGovern, 2015 Lung Cancer Screening Intern.

    "My name is Maddie McGovern and I am a rising junior and Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar at the University of Notre Dame. I am a double major in Science Preprofessional Studies and Economics. At Notre Dame, I am co-president of our Building Tomorrowchapter, an active member of Timmy for Global Health, and the social chair of Pasquerilla East Hall.  Additionally, I am part of Notre Dame Women's Boxing and was fortunate enough to win my weight class for our Baraka Bouts tournament this past year.  I am from Nutley, NJ and my favorite thing in the world is to spend time in the summer at my grandmother's house on the Jersey Shore. I promise it's a lot nicer than Snooki leads on".