Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences

The power of white matter

Using a novel analysis of fMRI data, Vanderbilt researchers discovered intriguing patterns of signals in the brain’s white matter, the “conduit” for relaying signals between different brain regions.

New Clinician Spotlight: Catherine Phillips

Froehler elected a second time to surgery society board

For a second consecutive year, Vanderbilt’s Michael Froehler, MD, PhD, has been elected a member of the board of directors of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS).

White matter and schizophrenia

Patients with schizophrenia have functional changes in the white matter of the brain, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered, which may contribute to impaired working memory and processing speed.

Participants in Radiology’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week events were, from left, Marques Bradshaw, MD, MSCR, Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH, Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, Andrea Birch, MD, Virginia Planz, MD, and Reed Omary, MD, MS. (Photo taken prior to revised masking guidelines.)

Radiology Hosts DEI Week, Announces $1 Million Endowment

The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences recently hosted its inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Week, featuring in-person and livestreamed presentations and panel discussions focused on the relationship between medicine and DEI. Leaders from Vanderbilt University, Yale University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Maryland and several other health care systems led the nuanced discussions.

Study shows benefit of scheduling lung screens with mammograms

Women who are longtime smokers could potentially save their lives by undergoing lung screens on the same day they schedule mammograms, according to a study by Vanderbilt researchers published in the Journal of Medical Screening.

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