RSNA/AAPM Symposium

Together We Can Make a Difference

Guang Hong Chen
Cynthia McCollough
Joel Fletcher

Thursday’s RSNA/AAPM Symposium will highlight the successful collaboration between RSNA and AAPM toward imaging technical development and clinical translations. In the session moderated by Guang-Hong Chen, PhD, Cynthia McCollough, PhD, and Joel G. Fletcher, MD, will discuss the importance of imaging technology innovation to today’s radiology practice and providing optimum patient care.

“With the ever increasing technological complexity in medical imaging including the advent of artificial intelligence in radiology, the partnership between radiology and medical physics/engineering is even more important and it needs to be further cultivated and enhanced in next generation of radiologists and medical physicists,” Dr. Chen says.

Dr. Chen is a professor of CT imaging with appointments in the Department of Medical Physics and the Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. His research explores new technology and mathematical image reconstruction methods in the field of diagnostic CT. He earned a PhD in theoretical physics at the University of Utah.

Dr. McCollough is a professor of biomedical engineering and medical physics at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, MN, and a past president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). As the co-founder and director of Mayo Clinic’s CT Clinical Innovation Center, Dr. McCollough has contributed extensively to the field of dual-energy CT and is a leader in the advancement of cardiac CT.

Dr. McCollough received her master’s and doctorate degrees in medical physics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Dr. Fletcher is a professor of radiology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester MN, where he serves as co-founder and medical director of the CT Clinical Innovation Center. His research focuses on the diagnosis and staging of Crohn’s disease and CT dose reduction.

Dr. Fletcher earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston and completed his residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and a fellowship in gastrointestinal radiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.