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Winners of the 2020 Senior Resident Research Presentations

Best resident presentations for 2020

Recently the Department of Radiology held its annual Senior Resident Research Day for our diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine residents. Ten outstanding presentations were given by our graduating residents. Some of the work has translated into NIH grants, some have already been published in highly reputable journals, and some addressed research questions that had never been asked. It takes many hours of hard work and dedication to complete such projects alongside clinical work, and we want to thank them and their mentors for their contributions.

Our three winners for 2020 Best Senior Research Presentation are:

Justin Guan, MD (Diagnostic Radiology)
"Does Arterial Feeder on Cross-Sectional Imaging Predict Treatment Response and Survival After TACE for HCC? Multilevel Analysis of 138 Patients"
Faculty mentors: Prashant Nagpal, MD & Sandeep Laroia, MD

Michelle Ouyang, MD (Diagnostic Radiology)
"Prostate MR: Inter-Reader Variability in Characterizing PI-RADS 3 Lesions"
Faculty mentor: Catherine Metz, MD

Ravishankar Pillenahalli Maheshwarappa, MBBS (Nuclear Medicine)
"Excitable" Gallbladder: Association of Acalculous Chronic Cholecystitis with Gallbladder Hyperkinesia"
Faculty mentor: Yusuf Menda, MD

We also wish to recognize our other excellent contributors:

Nour Aly, MD (Diagnostic Radiology)
"Neuroimaging Findings in Patients on Biologics: Will We Know It If We See It?"
Faculty mentors: Andres Capizzano, MD & Toshio Moritani, MD, PhD

Abel Belay, MD (Diagnostic Radiology)
"Role of the Apparent Diffusion Coefficient as a Predictor of Tumor Progression in Patients with Chordoma"
Faculty mentor: Toshia Moritani, MD, PhD

Jared Hodgson, MD (Diagnostic Radiology)
"CT and MRI Findings in Two Siblings With Pompe Disease"
Faculty mentor: Toshia Moritani, MD, PhD

Jaclyn Keller, MD (Diagnostic Radiology)
"Incidental Breast Lesions.Detected on Non-Breast Imaging Modalities"
Faculty mentors: Limin Yang, MD, PhD & Leonel Vasquez, MD

Mitesh Patel, MD (Diagnostic Radiology)
"Utility of Diffusion Weighted Imaging in the Diagnosis of Epidural and Paraspinal Abscesses in Comparison with T2 and Postcontrast TI Weighted Images"
Faculty mentors: Toshio Moritani, MD, PhD

Sarv Priya, MBBS (Nuclear Medicine)
"Role of Ga-68 DOT A PET in Assessment of Response to Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy in Neuroendocrine Tumors"
Faculty mentors: Yusuf Menda, MD, Sarah Mott, MS, & Gideon Zamba, PhD

Ambur Reddy, MBBS (Diagnostic Radiology)
"MR Spectroscopy Findings in Creatine Deficiency Syndromes"
Faculty mentor: Andres Capizzano, MD


Friday, March 6, 2020