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Scholarly Activity

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program strongly supports the active participation by residents and faculty in all types of scholarly activity and service to radiology. Residents who are the first author on projects accepted for presentation by peer-review receive financial support for travel for their first project; additional projects are supported if they also lead to publication in the peer-review literature. There is also a vacation bonus for those residents who are the first author on publications in the peer-review literature.

Our faculty and residents are also active in professional service. Drs. Baxter, Daffner, McLean and Poller have served as examiners for the American Board of Radiology oral examination, and Dr. Daffner is currently involved in the development of the new ABR exam. Drs. Daffner, Dash, Spearman and Tabor serve the American College of Radiology in a variety of posts; Dr. Daffner has long been a member of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria, which develops guidelines for the appropriate use of imaging. Drs. Kirk Baxter, Melanie Fukui, Matt Hartman, and Andrew Ku have all volunteered their time and expertise to their various subspecialty societies on educational and scientific committees.

Our residents contribute too, serving on various subcommittees of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, as well as participating as members of internal review teams for other Consortium programs. They are also active in the teaching of medical students.

We are proud that a number of residents have been selected to participate In the Introduction to Academic Radiology program, cosponsored by the Radiological Society of North America, the Association of University Radiologists, and the American Roentgen Ray Society. This program is held annually, and there are only 80 residents invited to participate from across the nation. Recent recipients are Jason Andrus and Brendan Mullen.


Following is a sampling of recent scholarly activity by faculty and residents.

Flink CC, Mueller JS, Kiproff PM. Impact of resident call eligibility on major discrepancy rate. Academic Radiology 2010; Oct 17(10):1299-1301

Andrus JM, Vorona GA, Blackwood MS, Hartman MS. Demonstration of a training module designed for clinicians and residents on clinical services to encourage their judicious use of computed tomography studies. Computer exhibit presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, Illinois; November/December, 2010

Lagemann GM, Fukui, MB. Temporal bone chondroblastoma: a case report. Excerpta extraordinaire presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Neuroradioloogy, Boston, Massachusetts; May, 2010

Lagemann GM, Blackwood MS, Kiproff PM, Wallace MA. A reduced radiation protocol for unenhanced head ct preserves subjective imaging quality. Scientific poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology, Boston, Massachusetts; May, 2010

Vorona G, Wallace M, Tayal A. Initial presentation time on door-to-therapy time for intra-arterial stroke therapy. Scientific poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Neuroradioloogy, Boston, Massachusetts; May, 2010

Hartman M. Genitourinary Imaging: Collecting System, Ureter, Bladder. In 2010 APPROACH TO DIAGNOSIS: A CASE-BASED IMAGING REVIEW, Deborah Baumgarten, M.D., M.P.H., Sanjeev Bhalla, M.D., Lonie Salkowski, M.D., Donald Yoo, M.D., Editors, American Roentgen Ray Society, Leesburg, Virginia; 2010 Chapter 9, pp 19-24

Ali Z, Daffner R, Smith B. Pelvic fractures: in the CT era, is there a role of radiography? Abstract presented at the annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society, San Diego, California; April, 2010

Daffner RH. CLINICAL RADIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, Maryland, 2007

 

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