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radiology and radiological sciences Archives

Davis named section chief of Neuroradiology

Jan. 11, 2021—Larry (Taylor) Davis, MD, assistant professor of Radiology and Neurology, has been named section chief of Neuroradiology.

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Grant bolsters VUIIS ‘deep tissue’ imaging research

Dec. 2, 2020—Researchers in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) have received a $1 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to develop “deep tissue” imaging methods that can peer into the furthest corners of the body.

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Imaging “biomarker” for Alzheimer’s disease progression

Nov. 16, 2020—Changes in connectivity in the brain’s white matter may be a novel neuroimaging biomarker for assessing Alzheimer’s disease progression.

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Spalluto graduates from Radiology leadership program

Nov. 12, 2020—Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH, associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and director of Women in Radiology (WIR), recently graduated from the Leading, Empowering and Disrupting (LEAD) Program, a joint initiative of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments’ (SCARD) and GE Healthcare.

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Variety of influences helped shape Birch’s medical career

Oct. 22, 2020—Andrea Birch was 9 years old and on top of the world. Her visiting cousin had challenged her to a tree-climbing contest, and, as a competitive kid always up for a challenge, she had outclimbed him. She was looking down at him from her lofty perch and, as she recalls, “goading him from the top.

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Leverett named chief of Section of Breast Imaging

Aug. 27, 2020—Reagan Leverett, MD, MS, associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and medical director of Vanderbilt Breast Imaging Services, has been named chief of the Section of Breast Imaging, a position she previously held on an interim basis.

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Blocking tumor ‘signals’ and ‘fuel’

Aug. 25, 2020—Combining two drugs reduced colorectal cancer cell growth in vitro and in an animal model, suggesting the combination may be a promising treatment for patients.

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Criteria for lung cancer screens may be expanded

Jul. 23, 2020—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending two changes that will nearly double the number of people eligible for lung cancer screening by lowering the age from 55 to 50 and reducing the number of smoking history pack years from 30 to 20.

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Team uses imaging to study ways the heart is affected by coronavirus

May. 21, 2020—Researchers are using imaging and diagnostic pathology to examine postmortem hearts donated by victims of COVID-19 to gain a better understanding of how the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 affects the heart.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center to break ground on Hendersonville multi-specialty clinic

Feb. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will soon break ground on a new 31,000-square-foot facility that will offer adult outpatient specialty care, along with limited pediatric specialty care and imaging services to the citizens of Sumner and surrounding counties.

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Algorithm helps improve coronary calcium detection

Feb. 13, 2020—A new algorithm for artificial intelligence-assisted calcium scoring can accurately determine cardiovascular risk across a range of CT scans and in a racially diverse population.

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Imaging breast cancer cell size

Feb. 10, 2020—A noninvasive MRI approach assesses breast tumor cell size and could be a useful way to evaluate early response to neoadjuvant therapy.

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