radiology and radiological sciences Archives
Project seeks new way to assess immunotherapy effectiveness
Nov. 7, 2019—GE Healthcare has awarded researchers in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science $2.5 million in funding to develop PET tracer that will determine the effectiveness of immunotherapy in patients early in their treatment course.
RadX Innovation Challenge pitch evolves into global health nonprofit
Sep. 12, 2019—With momentum from the Department of Radiology’s innovation incubator, RadX, a recent Vanderbilt University School of Medicine alumnus has successfully launched a global health nonprofit organization.
New CT scanner eases need for young children to stay still
Aug. 22, 2019—New CT technology at Children’s Hospital is changing the medical imaging landscape for young children and adolescents.
Peterson appointed director of VUIIS Radiochemistry Core Lab
Jun. 13, 2019—Todd Peterson, PhD, associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has been appointed director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) Radiochemistry Core Lab, following the departure of Michael Nickels, PhD.
VUIIS, Fine Arts Gallery team to replicate ancient artifacts
May. 9, 2019—VUIIS has partnered with the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery to scan and create replicas of ancient Mesoamerican artifacts for a hands-on experience in the gallery’s upcoming exhibition.
Schulman receives top honor from Society for Pediatric Radiology
May. 2, 2019—Marta Hernanz-Schulman, MD, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Pediatrics, has received the 2019 Gold Medal from the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) for her career-long contributions to the care of children through pediatric imaging services.
Radiology ‘nighthawks’ provide 24/7 ED coverage
Apr. 11, 2019—Emergencies aren’t restricted to daytime hours, and real-time interpretation of radiographic images can be crucial when determining the best treatment for critical patients.
Exploring the brain’s white matter
Mar. 14, 2019—New comprehensive functional MRI measurements point to the need to update models for assessing brain white matter activity and physiology.
Study aims to predict treatment response in epilepsy patients
Mar. 14, 2019—With the aid of $2.5 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Vanderbilt researchers are on a quest to develop early biomarkers of treatment outcomes for patients with temporal lobe epilepsy based on their individual brain networks.
Lighting up colorectal cancer
Feb. 28, 2019—A nanobeacon imaging agent that binds specifically to colorectal cancer cells may aid the early detection of cancer during colonoscopy.
Radiologist Taber thrives on teaching, diagnostic challenges
Jan. 24, 2019—David Taber, MD, has practiced radiology for more than 40 years, with the first half of his career spent in private practice and the second half at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to his clinical practice within the musculoskeletal and emergency radiology section of the Department of Radiology, Taber serves as an assistant director of the diagnostic radiology residency program.
Spalluto, Lewis to lead VA lung screening initiative
Jan. 17, 2019—Lucy Spalluto, MD, assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, and Jennifer Lewis, MD, MS, instructor in Medicine, have been selected to co-lead the Veterans Affairs — Partnership to increase Access to Lung Screening (VA-PALS) National Program Evaluation.