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Diagnostic Radiology

Research


Library Resources
The Radiology library is a rich source of information physically separate from the main AMC library. It is located where the radiology residents work and the resources are targeted to meet their academic needs. There are over 1000 volumes, major Radiology periodicals, and a rich selection of CD ROMS, including the complete ACR Teaching File on CD ROM and ACR On-line Lecture Series for both Cardiac Imaging and OB Ultrasound. Four networked computers provide on-line capabilities. The facility is available 24 hours a day. Computer capabilities include four dedicated PCs for resident use. Digital imaging has been incorporated into the department and a digitized teaching file is being built jointly by residents and faculty.

Research
The Albany Medical Center Radiology Department has a long history of biomedical and clinical research. The residents are strongly encouraged to participate as active members of investigative teams. Financial support is provided for those who are selected to present their research at national conferences, including the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the Association of University Radiologists (AUR), the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), the Society for Vascular and Interventional Radiology (SCVIR), and Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM)

Publications have been authored in most disciplines with a strong representation in body imaging, vascular and interventional radiology, and nuclear medicine.

 

RESIDENTS & FELLOWS ABSTRACTS,
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

D. Wang, MD MPH, P. Vinh, MD, J. Mastrangelo, MD "Pearls and Pitfalls of Ultrafast Fetal MRI of Cystic Lesions of the Chest, Abdomen, and Pelvis".  Exhibit: Radiological Society of North America in Chicago, IL 2009.

D. Wang, MD, MPH, P. Vinh MD, J. Mastrangelo, MD “Ultrafast Fetal MR Imaging: Patient Quality Initiatives in Sequence Protocol”.  Exhibit: Radiological Society of North America in Chicago, IL 2010.

J. Mastrangelo, M.D., P. Vinh, MD, D. Wang, MD, MPH  “Cauda Equina: Beyond the Buzzwords”  Exhibit: Radiological Society of North America in Chicago, IL 2010.

S. Garla, MD, P. Vinh MD, D. Wang MD MPH  “Congenital Midline Abnormalities in Ultrafast Fetal MR Imaging."  Exhibit: American Roentgen Ray Society in Chicago, IL 2011.

L. DeFreest, MD, PhD, E. Tobin, MD, S. Harrington, PhD, D.Wang, MD, MPH, H. T. Massey, MD. Pasteurella multocida Supraglottitis Resulting In Bacteremia and Vascular Homograft Infection. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice.  Accepted - Pending Publication.

Karam M, Turinsky, JC, Wang H, Weaver S. Thallium 201 brain SPECT is more sensitive than FDG PET for the detection of recurrence in patients with brain tumors. Scientific Poster RSNA December 2008. Accepted for presentation.

Amruthur KS, Auerbach KL, Schuster ME, Singh D, Habib AQ. Body MR Imaging: Overview of imaging sequences and their applications. Education Exhibit RSNA December 2008. Accepted for presentation.

Irish KA, Amruthur KS, Habib AQ, Beck A. Fetal MRI examination with FIESTA sequences as compared with SSFSE images: a pictorial essay of prenatally diagnosed musculoskeletal, pulmonary, and neurological pathological diagnosis. Education Exhibit RSNA December 2008. Accepted for presentation.

Beck A, Habib AQ, Paterson NW, Schuster ME. 64-slice multidetector CT pulmonary angiography: creating an imaging protocol which will yield reproducible and diagnostically sound examinations. RSNA December 2008. Accepted for presentation.

Karam M, Beck A, Chang J, Fuestel P. A profile of large cell transformation occurring inpatients with indolent lymphomas: SUV analysis.  Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA June 2008.

Karam M, Wang H, Beck A, Collea R. Comparative performance of FDG PED scan and diagnostic CT in male patients with breast cancer. Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA June 2008.

Siskin G, Beck A, Schuster M, Mandato K, Englander M, Herr A.  Fibroid infraction after uterine artery embolization: a prospective randomized study comparing trisacryl gelatin microspheres and polyvinyl alcohol microspheres. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2008 Jan;19:58-65

Tsai, SD, Vinh PN, Wen J. Fetal MR imaging utilizing ultrafast MR of craniofacial lesions.  Accepted for presentation at Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2007

Roberts S.  "Food Signs" in Women's Health Imaging. (Electronic Exhibit) American Roentgen Ray Society 2007 #1183.

Karam M, Rahman T, Shet N, Roberts S.  Performance of FDG PET in rare lymphomas and lymphoproliferative disorders. (Poster) Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting 2007 #1502

Karam M, Roberts-Klein S, Shet N, Feustel P.  Bilateral hilar foci on FDG PET scan: variables associated with benign and malignant etiology. (Scientific Paper) Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting 2007 #286

Mills DM, Tsai S, Meyer, DR, Belden C.  Pediatric computed tomographic scanning and associated cancer risk.  American Journal of Ophthalmology, 2006:142 1046-1052

Karam M, Novak L, Cyriac J, Ali A, Nazeer, T, Nugent F.  Role of flourine-18 Fluoro-Deoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography scan in the evaluation and followup of patients with low-grade lymphomas.  American Cancer Society, published online 23 May 2006 in Wiley InterScience www.interscience.wiley.com

Karam M, Novak L, Shamoun, JE, Cyriac J, Nazeer T, Lamparello P.  The role of PET in staging and follow-up of marginal zone lymphomas. RSNA Abstract, May 2005:46:5 #1221

Karam M, Novak L, Silvers S, Goldfarb RC.  Sensitivity of FDG PET for staging low-grade lymphomas varies according to histologic subtypes. RSNA Abstract, May 2005:46:5, 93P

Deshaies E, Bagla S, Agner C, Boulos A.  Determination of filling volumes in HydroCoil-treated aneurysms by using three-dimensional computerized tomography angiography.Neurosurgery Focus 18 (2):ES,2005, 1-5

Karam M, Lawder H, Cyriac J, Feustel P, Shapiro F.  Pre=stem cell transplanation FDG PET findings predict therapeutic response and outcome with Hodgkins Disease and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (Poster) Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Conference 2006

Karam M, Lawder H, Bagla S, Siskin G.  A new clinical application of perfusion lung scanning: detection of the liver to lung shunt ratio prior to the administration of Y90 microspheres (poster) Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Conference, 2006

Karam M, Rahman T, Cochiolo JA, Collea R.  FDG-PET Scan and Tc99m MDP Bone Scan are Complementary Modalities for the Evaluation and Follow-up of Lung and Breast Cancer Metastatic to Bone. Scientific Paper Presentation. Society of Nuclear Medicine 52nd Annual Meeting 2005.

Karam M, Lavelle WF, Cochiolo JA, Cheney R.  Vertebral Kyphoplasty: Role of Skeletal Scintigraphy in Treatment Planning and Predicting Therapeutic Response. Scientific Paper Presentation. Society of Nuclear Medicine 52nd Annual Meeting 2005.

Saleem AM, Vinh PN, Cochiolo JA. Appearance of Fetal Abdominal Wall and Diaphragmatic Defects on Ultrafast MR. Education Exhibit. 91st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America 2005

Lawder H, Vinh PN, Cochiolo JA, Saleem AM, Aquino C.  Emergent and Urgent Obstetrical MRI: Evaluation of Maternal Pathology. Education Exhibit. 91st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America 2005

Aquino C, Vinh PN, Cochiolo JA, Nawras A. 2005. Acute Choledocholithiasis Without Cholelithiasis in a Patient with Carolis Disease: Correlation of MR, CT, Ultrasound and ERCP Findings.

Krampert SD, Vinh P, Saleem AM, Cohen IT, Veille J. Identification and Appearance of Fetal Urogenital Defects on Single-Shot Gast Spin Echo (SSFSE) MRI. RSNA Annual Meeting 2004 (Exhibit)

Bagla S, Boulos A, Belden C, Deshais E. Prospective Evaluation of CT Angiography to Render a Volume Embolization Ratio in Endovascular Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms. American Society of Neuroradiology 42nd Annual meeting, 2004 (Oral Presentation and Abstract)

Beck A, Dagan T, Matitiau A, Bruckheimer E. Transcatheter closure of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations with amplatzer devices. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2004 Sep;63(1):80-2

Deshaies EM, Bagla S, Agner C, Boulos AS. Determination of filling volumes in HydroCoil-treated aneurysms by using three-dimensional computerized tomography angiography. Nueurosurgery Focus, Volume 18, February 2005.

Siskin GP, Bagla S, Sansivero GE, Mitchell NL. The Interventional Radiology Clinic: Key Ingredients for Success. JVIR, July 2004

Karam M, Mecca MA. A Simultaneous False Positive and False Negative Underscores the Role of FDG PET in the Management of Patients with Thyroid Carcinoma. Applied Radiology. (In line for publication.)

Mecca MA, Domenico L, Belden C. CT Brain Perfusion Imaging: A Step-By Step Tutorial. Radiologic Society of North America Annual Meeting Educational Exhibit, 2004 (Accepted)

Karam M, Mecca M, Feustel PJ, MacDowell RT. Optimal Injection Method for Breast Lymphoscintigraphy Depends on Time Between Injection and Imaging. Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting, Scientific Presentation, 2004

Karam M, Dansereau RN,Mecca MA. Radiochemical Purity of Current TechnetiumM Sestmibi Commercial Preparations May Not Be Adequate for Dual-Phase Parathryroid Imaging. Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting, Scientific Presentation, 2004

Bagla S, Tunkel D, Kraut MA. Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lymphadenitis of the Head and Neck: Radiologic Observations and Clinical Context. Pediatric Radiology, 2003, 33:402-406

Cochiolo JC. Therapeutic Targeting of Deep Brain Nuclei: Overview of Anatomy and Function. Education Exhibit presented at 89th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Nov.-Dec. 2003.

Hellwitz FJ. Computer Animation of the Embryologic Development of the Peritoneal and Extraperitoneal Spaces with Correlation to CT Imaging of Pathologic Processes. Education Exhibit presented at 89th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Nov.-Dec. 2003

Mecca MA, Wagle W, Lupinetti A, Parnew S. Complication of Cochlear Implant Surgery, American Journal of Neuroradiology, Nov.-Dec, 2003

Mecca MA, Vinh P, Tucker GS, Veille JP. Spectrum of Cystic Lesions and Lesions with Associated Ventriculomegaly of the Fetal Brain Using an Ultra-Fast MR Sequence (Single-Shot Fast Spin Echo) with Sonographic Correlation. Radiologic Society of North America Annual Meeting, Educational Exhibit, 2003

Karam M, Gianoukakis, A, Feustel PJ, Cheem A, Postal ES, Cooper JA, Influence of diagnostic and therapeutic doses on thyroid remnant ablation rates. Nuclear Medicine Communications, April 2003

Siskin GP, Reiner E, Stainken BF, Dowling K, Dolen EG, The activated clotting time as a screening test prior to catheter-based cardiovascular procedures. Presented at 2001 Annual Meeting of Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. Accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journal entitled Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.

Siskin GP, Englander M, Stainken BF, Ahn J, Dowling K, Dolen EG, Embolic agents used for uterine fibroid embolization. AFR 2000 175: 767-773

Tessler FN, Tublin ME, Sung R, Sonography of the Abdominal Aorta Beyond the Basics RSNA 86th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 2000

RSNA Roentgen Resident Research Award
2008 - Avi Beck, MD
2007 - Shayna Roberts Klein, MD
2006 - Sandeep Bagla, MD
2005 - Jeffrey A. Cochiolo, MD
2004 - Michael Mecca, MD
2003 - Eric Postal, MD

 Society of Inerventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting 
Resident-in-Training Scholarship

2006 - Holly Lawder, MD