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    March 1, 2017

    AAWR Presents Honors During RSNA 2016

    The American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR) announced award recipients during RSNA 2016.


    Katarzyna J. Macura, MD, PhD, received the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award. She was recognized with RSNA Honored Educator Awards in 2012 and 2014. Dr. Macura is a past manuscript reviewer for Radiology and RadioGraphics, has served on the RSNA Publications Council and is a member of the RSNA Public Information Advisors Network.

    Melissa L. Rosado de Christenson, MD, received the Alice Ettinger Distinguished Achievement Award. Dr. Rosado de Christenson was recognized with an RSNA Honored Educator Award in 2012. She has served on the editorial boards for RadioGraphics and the RSNA Daily Bulletin and is a past member of the RSNA Committee on International Radiology Education.

    Rebecca Rakow-Penner, MD, PhD, received the Lucy Frank Squire Distinguished Resident Award in Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Rakow-Penner serves as a member of the RSNA Research Development Committee and received an RSNA Research Resident Grant in 2015.

    Christina H. Chapman, MD, received the Eleanor Montague Distinguished Resident Award in Radiation Oncology.

    Roentgen Nominations Now Open

    Roentgen Medalion

    Nominations are now being accepted for the RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, recognizing residents and fellows who have made significant contributions to their departments’ research efforts as evidenced by presentations and publications of scientific papers, receipt of research grants or other contributions.

    Nominations are limited to one resident or fellow per program in radiology, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine per year. The program director or department chair selects the nominee for each program.

    The RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation provides an award plaque for the department to display and a personalized award to present to the selected resident or fellow. The deadline for nominations is April 1. Learn about the nomination process and see a list of past recipients at RSNA.org/Roentgen_Research_Award.aspx.

    Hahn to Serve on ACGME’s Radiation Oncology Residency Review Committee


    Stephen M. Hahn, MD, has been selected to represent the American Board of Radiology (ABR) on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Radiation Oncology Residency Review Committee (RRC), effective July 2017.

    Dr. Hahn, an ABR trustee for radiation oncology, is head of the Division of Radiation Oncology and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. Dr. Hahn is president of the Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiation Oncology Programs. He delivered the Annual Oration in Radiation Oncology at RSNA 2011. Dr. Hahn is a 1999-2000 RSNA Research Scholar Grant recipient.

    The ACGME accredits sponsoring institutions and residency and fellowship programs, confers recognition on additional program formats or components, and dedicates resources to initiatives addressing areas of import in graduate medical education.

    Advanced Level Quality Certificates Awarded

    Five physicians were awarded RSNA Advanced Level Quality Certificates in 2016, bringing the total number of recipients to 16 since the first certificates were awarded in 2014. Earning the certificate requires successful completion of Quality Essentials Certificate Courses in each of the four domains: Quality Improvement in Your Practice, Staff and Patient Safety, Customer Satisfaction, and Radiologist Performance Improvement, as well as exhibition of a Quality Storyboard at an RSNA Annual Meeting.



    QualityStoryboard Title

    Cyrillo R. Araujo, MD

    University of Mississippi Medical Center

    Management of Critical Imaging Result Communication in an Academic Setting: Assuring Timely and Accurate Communication Using a PACS-Integrated Notification System

    Richard K.J. Brown, MD

    University of Michigan Health System

    Direct, In-Person Communication between Subspecialty Radiologists and Acute Care Surgeons Leads to Significant Alterations in Clinical and Surgical Decision-Making

    Matthew S. Davenport, MD

    University of Michigan Health System

    Direct, In-Person Communication between Subspecialty Radiologists and Acute Care Surgeons Leads to Significant Alterations in Clinical and Surgical Decision-Making

    Ella A. Kazerooni, MD

    University of Michigan Health System

    Reducing Variability in Orthogonal Reformatted Image Quality from Long Z-axis CT Angiography Studies Using Multi-vendor 3-D Post-Processing Toolkits

    Prabhakar Rajiah, MBBS, MD

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    A Comprehensive CT Radiation Dose Reduction and Protocol Standardization Program in a Complex, Tertiary Hospital System Using Iterative Phantom and Clinical Testing and a Novel Web-based Information Distribution System

    To see these Quality Storyboards, and learn more about the RSNA Advanced Level Quality Certificate Program and other Quality Improvement offerings from RSNA, go to RSNA.org/Quality.

    Next RSNA Spotlight Course Coming to Colombia in May 2017


    The second RSNA Spotlight Course, “MSK Interactivo con Casos,” (MSK Interactive with Cases) will be held May 18 to 20, 2017, in Bogotá, Colombia. The course will be presented in Spanish.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to explore how radiology learning can become dynamic and interactive within the classroom.

    The highly interactive 2 ½-day course features leaders in musculoskeletal radiology who will share their expertise as attendees explore this important topic in daily practice. All course sessions will utilize RSNA Diagnosis Live™ technology, making this a one-of-a-kind course in Latin America. Attendees will also take part in diagnosing the popular Cases of the Day, interact with distinguished speakers and network with colleagues.

    Early registration rates end on Feb. 28. For more information and to register visit RSNA.org/Spotlight.

    Andrews, Robey Receive RANZCR Honors


    Matthew W. Andrews, MBBS, received the 2016 Roentgen Medal and Geoffrey R. Robey, MBBS, received the Clinical Radiology Educational Service Award at the recent Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) annual meeting held at the Gold Coast, Australia.

    Dr. Andrews, who served as RANZCR president in 2010, is director of medical imaging at Cabrini Brighton Hospital in Victoria, Australia. The Roentgen Medal is awarded to fellows of the college who have made a valuable contribution over a significant period of time.

    Dr. Robey recently retired from working as an associate radiologist at Perth Radiological Clinic, Western Australia. The Educational Service Award acknowledges an outstanding level of commitment, participation and leadership in training and education in clinical radiology over an extended period of time.

    Numbers in the News

    3,500 Number of animals in the care of the Brookfield Zoo, home to one of the most advanced veterinary imaging suites in the world. Read more

    9.1 Number of times — in millions — that RSNA-created content was seen during RSNA 2016 by users across four platforms: FB  Twitter  linked  instagram.

    2 Number of RSNA’s Quantitative Imaging Biomarker Alliance (QIBA) Profiles that were recently added to the federal Cancer Moonshot initiative’s website. Read more