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.


  • Goodhartz Receives Best Teachers of Feinberg Award

    Dr. Lori GoodhartzThis week, Dr. Lori A. Goodhartz was selected as the recipient of the John X. Thomas, Jr. Best Teachers of Feinberg Award. Dr. Goodhartz is an Associate Professor of Radiology, specializing in women's health, medical education, and healthcare policy. A reception to honor her achievement will be held during the closing ceremony of Medical Education Day, Friday, September 30 at 5:00 pm.

    The John X. Thomas, Jr. Best Teachers of Feinberg Award is bestowed upon Feinberg School nominees from all departments who go above and beyond in their teaching and scholarship. Medical Education Day day is specially organized by the Department of Medical Education to recognize the accomplishments of the departments within Feinberg, as well as these outstanding individuals.

    More information about Medical Education Day can be found here:

  • Kim and Park Published in Top Chemistry Journal for Innovations in Tumor Therapy

    Dr. Dong-Hyun Kim  Dr. Wooram Park

    Recently, Dr. Dong-Hyun Kim (Assistant Professor of Radiology), along with a group collaborating with Argonne National Laboratory and Catholic University of Korea, developed a noble thermo-switchable polymeric photosensitizer which can be applied for optical image-guided combinational tumor therapy (i.e., hyperthermia plus photodynamic therapy). The research article “Intermolecular Structural Change for Thermoswitchable Polymeric Photosensitizer” was recently published in Journal of the American Chemical Society (2016, 138(34), pp 10734-10737, IF: 13.038; one of top journals in Chemistry). Dr. Wooram Park (Northwestern Post-doctoral fellow in Radiology) participated as a first-author in the research.

    To view the article please click here:


  • Schnell Awarded American Heart Association Grant

    The Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that Susanne Schnell, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, has been awarded a 3-year American Heart Association Scientist Development grant (from July, 2016 to June, 2019) for her work on "Comprehensive Cardiac and Neurovascular 4D flow MRI for Assessment of Efficacy of Embolization Therapy for Vein of Galen Aneurysmal Malformation." The project is a joint effort between the Department of Radiology and investigators at Lurie Children's Hospital.

    The provided figure shows an example of 4D flow MRI measured in a Vein of Galen Malformation pediatric patient (5 to 13 months old baby boy). Serial 3D flow visualization during staged embolization clearly depicts distinct changes in blood flow distribution and flow velocities (color coding) in the entire brain arterial and venous vasculature. The goal of this study is to get a better understanding of the effect of step-wise reduction of arterial-venous shunting and identify the degree of shunt flow reduction necessary to improve the impaired neurodevelopment, hydrocephalus or CHF.

                                    4Dflow VGAM Patient

  • Mendelson Named Professor Emeritus of Radiology

    Dr. Ellen Mendelson   On September 2, 2016, Ellen B. Mendelson, MD, FACR was awarded Professor Emeritus status. Dr. Mendelson is a veteran student and faculty member of Northwestern. After completing her MD and internship at the Feinberg School of Medicine in 1980, she pursued and finished a residency at Northwestern in 1984 and then a fellowship in 1985. Since then, she has been a dedicated faculty member and research mentor for scholars, researchers, and residents. Within the Department of Radiology, she has focused on breast cancer therapies and diagnostic tools such as MRI, mammography, and ultrasound. A widely-pusblished researcher in her field, Dr. Mendelson's most recent studies have concerned use of ultrasound in breast cancer screening. Among her many accolades, in 2011, the Department of Radiology named Dr. Mendelson the inagural Lee F. Rogers, MD, Profesoor of Medical Education honor for her outstanding work. A small celebration was recently held to honor Dr. Mendelson's many achievements. 

  • German Health Minister Visit

    On Wednesday August 10th, a delegation from the German Ministry of Health, led by the German Health Minister, Mr Hermann Grohe, visited Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Department of Radiology. The delegation also included two members of the German Parliament, Mrs Maria Michalk and Mrs. Dr. Katja Leikert, as well as representatives from the German Consulate in the US and deputies from the Federal Ministry of Health. The general purpose of this health policy trip to the US by senior members of the German government was to get insights into US healthcare policy and visit local branches of German healthcare corporations as well as US pinnacles of healthcare and their research facilities. In addition to Northwestern, they also visited Stanford University and MD Anderson as part of the US trip. During their visit, they were given an overview of Northwestern Radiology’s clinical and research operations by Dr Eric Russell (Chair of Radiology), Dr James Carr (Vice Chair for Research) and Dr Vahid Yaghmai (Vice Chair for Clinical Operations), following which they received a tour of the clinical Radiology department and Radiology’s research offices. At the end of the visit, they were given a brief overview of some of the cutting edge research taking place at Northwestern by several of the Northwestern Radiology Research faculty including Drs Andrew Larson, Michael Markl and Daniel Kim. Also in attendance were members of the Siemens research and development team, which consists of four PhD scientists that are embedded in the Radiology research group at Northwestern.


    German Visit

  • Center for Translational Imaging (CTI) Receives Outstanding Core Facility Award

    The Outstanding Core Facility Award is bestowed on facilities that place in the top 10% (excluding Gold Star Awardees). Each facility will receive a commemorative plaque and a $2,000 voucher for discretionary use related to the operation of the facility (e.g., professional development, workshop, seminar program).

    All faculty and staff working in core facilities at Northwestern University are invited to the Core Facilities Colloquium and Awards Luncheon on September 23 (see attachment). All awardees will be honored guests at the luncheon and acknowledged in OR's Fall Newsletter and on the core facilities website.

  • Dr. Robert Vogelzang Travels with Multinational Team of Specialists

    VogelzangRobert L. Vogelzang, MD, Feinberg School of Medicine Professor of Radiology, and a multinational team of specialists in vascular malformations recently traveled to Cairo Egypt, Lublin Poland and Barcelona Spain to extend advanced curative interventional radiology embolization treatments to patients in three countries.

    Dr. Vogelzang, accompanied by Wayne F Yakes, MD, Director of the Vascular Malformation Center in Denver Colorado and Krassi Ivancev, MD, endovascular specialist from the University of Malmo, Sweden, were invited by colleagues to treat patients and teach new techniques during a 10-day humanitarian journey in which a total of 87 treated patients benefited from their expertise and many others were examined and consulted upon.

    To continue reading please click here.

  • Resident Welcome BBQ

    To welcome our new residents to the program, we invited all of the faculty, residents and their families to our annual Resident Welcome BBQ. It was held at resident Dr. Christopher Oustwani's rooftop deck. Delicious food and beverages were provided. The Welcome Party is to provide a relaxing time for colleagues to get together outside of work. The conversations were all positive and upbeat and the weather was fantastic for the party's rooftop location. It was a wonderful time! We'd like to thank Chris for hosting the party at his home and give kudos to the chiefs, Jessica & Bill, Senta, Julia and Cassie for coordinating the event.

    We would also like to thank Dr. Russell for all his continuous support to all of our new and current residents.

    Our new PGY2s/Class of 2020 at our Annual Radiology Resident Welcome BBQ

    (Left to Right: Michael Choe, Krishna Bandi, Michelle Philip, Jon Weber, Brian Han, Ali Habib, Peyton Pinkard, Brad Herynk and Andrew Kure)

    Class of 2020

    Entire Class of 2017 passes their ABR Core exam! Six of nine classmates celebrating together.

    (Left to Right: Khariuddin Memon, Suraj Gupta, Ademola Obajuluwa, Yanki Tumer, Sara Floyd, and Alan Emerson Evans; Not pictured: Jessica Andreoli, William McGarry and Faysal Altahawi)

    Class of 2016

  • Michael Markl, PhD named Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)

    The Department of Radiology congratulates Michael Markl, PhD, Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, for being named a Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).

    Dr. Markl is the Lester B. and Frances T. Knight Professor of Cardiac Imaging in the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University and his interests lie in functional cardiovascular MRI. The work of his research group has been instrumental in establishing '4D Flow' MR imaging methods and data analysis tools for the comprehensive assessment of 3D blood flow and cardiovascular function. Further accomplishments include the development, validation, and application of novel imaging tools for the evaluation of structure and function of the heart. The ISMRM Fellowship Award for 2016 was presented to Dr. Markl by Jim Pipe (president of the ISMRM) at the annual meeting of the ISMRM in Singapore in May 2016.

  • Dr. Zhuoli Zhang Wins His Second NCI/NIH Ro1 Grant
    ZhangThe Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that Zhuoli Zhang, MD, PhD, Research Associate Professor in Radiology, was awarded a 5-year R01 grant (from August, 2016 to August, 2021) for his work on “MRI-Guided Dendritic-Cell-Based Vaccine Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer”. This is Dr. Zhang’s second RO1, he was awarded another one in 2015 focusing on MRI-guided irreversible electroporation Ablation in cancer.
  • The Investiture of Dr. Robert Vogelzang as the Nemcek Professor of Radiology
    VogelzangOn June 29, Robert L. Vogelzang, MD, was invested as the Albert Nemcek Professor of Interventional Radiology Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In the formal ceremony, held at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, Dr. Vogelzang was joined by fellow honoree Albert A. Nemcek Jr., MD, for whom the professorship was named, as well as several generous philanthropists who made the creation of this endowed position possible, including alumnus Lee F. Rogers, '59 MD, professor emeritus of Radiology and chair of the department from 1974 to 1995. To continue reading please click here.
  • Meet Shamit Desai

    Many thanks to Shamit Desai for providing the latest Meet the Members of FAME profile. We appreciate Dr. Desai sharing details on so many of the technological and scholastic resources that have made him a better medical educator.

  • 3rd year radiology resident Shamit Desai, MD created 3D-CTA reconstruction featured on cover of July 2016 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery!
    Cover3rd year radiology resident Shamit Desai, MD created images for and contributed to the imaging findings on a case report entitled "Right sided aortic arch with isolated left subclavian artery leading to subclavian steal syndrome", which was featured in the Vascular Images section of the July 2016 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Notably, an image created by Dr. Desai, was featured as the cover image of the July 2016 issue of the journal. Dr. Desai collaborated with members of the vascular surgery department on this project. We always encourage inter-departmental collaboration at Northwestern Radiology!" To view the article please click here.
  • Maria Carr receives her B. Phil. in Communication from the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

    Class of 2016 graduate, Maria Carr, current Project Manager in the Department of Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, just received her B. Phil. in Communication from the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies. She was awarded with membership for achievement in scholarship and leadership in Northwestern University’s Alpha Chapter, Alpha Sigma Lambda, on June 15th 2016.  Seen here with husband Dr. James Carr, Knight Family Professor and Morton Shapiro, president of Northwestern University.


  • Co-chief radiology resident, Graves, MD, Honored for Commitment to Diversity


    Joseph Graves, MD, former co-chief radiology resident, received the 2016 John Franklin Commitment to Diversity award for his leadership and devotion to improving underrepresented minority diversity and mentorship at Northwestern. This annual award is awarded by McGaw and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. This year’s award was named after John Franklin, MD, associate dean for Minority and Cultural Affairs at Northwestern. Joseph was an active participant each annual McGaw Medical Center residency showcase for diversity as well as several annual Student National Medical Association Conference throughout his matriculation at Northwestern. He also took an active role and leadership position with NMURFF (Northwestern Memorial Underrepresented Resident and Fellow forum). Joseph will begin his fellowship in emergency and trauma imaging at Emory University in July 2016. He hopes to continue his work through a career in graduate or medical school education. He will pursue a career in academic medicine to follow his passion for teaching and mentoring.




    Joseph Graves, MD, ’16 GME, Teresa Mastin, PhD, director of Diversity and Inclusion and John Franklin, MD, associate dean for Minority and Cultural Affairs. Photo credit: Sarah Plumridge

  • Andrew Gordon defends thesis

    GordonCongratulations to Andrew Gordon, who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis titled “Tuning Your RADIOembolization: Imaging-guidance of Yttrium-90 Radioembolization” in May! Andrew graduated from Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences in 2010 with degrees in Biomedical Physics and Mathematics, entering medical school at the Feinberg School of Medicine through the combined BA/MD program (Honors Program in Medical Education). After undergraduate coursework sparked his interest in medical imaging, Andrew joined Dr. Andrew Larson’s Interventional Oncology lab. While in medical school, he was recruited to the Medical Scientist Training Program where he had protected time under Dr. Larson’s mentorship to pursue research interests in minimally invasive therapies and image-guided interventions in interventional oncology: imaging-guidance of liver-directed therapies, radioembolization dosimetry, hyperthermia, novel microsphere and nanoparticle technologies. He has received the Lee F. Rogers Award from the Department and the Dr. Constantin Cope medical student research award from the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) for excellence in research. Andrew’s Ph.D. work was funded by the Allied Scientist pre-doctoral fellowship from the SIR Foundation and focuses on improving yttrium-90 radioembolization, a specialized intra-arterial therapy in which imaging is used to guide delivery of internal radiation selectively to liver tumors. He feels privileged to have worked with inspiring role models in IR who have shaped his career and aspires to emulate their enthusiasm, dedication, vision, and curiosity: Drs. Robert Lewandowski, Sarah White, Riad Salem, and Reed Omary. He is also grateful to the thesis committee members that guided his research over these years: Drs. Andrew Larson, Dong-Hyun Kim, Timothy Carroll, Michael Markl, Robert Lewandowski, and Gayle Woloschak. After earning his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Andrew will to return to medical school clerkships in the fall. The Department of Radiology is thrilled to have been a part of Andrew’s training and wishes him the best for his future career as a physician-scientist!


  • 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  

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    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

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

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    Management of Massive and Submassive PE: A Primer for Radiologists    


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    Gastrointestinal (CT Dose Reduction)    


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

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