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Dr. Neeraj Lalwani presentation a feature in the 2020 RSNA Daily Bulletin

Richmond, VA - Octoberr 2020 - Neeraj Lalwani, M.D.'s presentation, “Challenges, Stressors and Coping in Radiology Residency" is a feature in the 2020 RSNA Daily Bulletin. The Daily Bulletin is the official publication of the Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Dr. Lalwani's presentation is part of a session focused on creating a culture of well-being in education. 

Christopher Ovanez, M.D. wins American Society of Emergency Radiology awards

Richmond, VA - October 2020 - Christopher Ovanez, M.D., a diagnostic radiology resident (PGY5/R4) resident with the VCU Department of Radiology wins two awards at the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) 2020 virtual annual meeting, including:

  • Summa Cum Laude Award for the best oral scientific presentation by an attending, resident/fellow, or medical student
  • John H. Harris, Jr., MD Award for the best scientific oral presentation by a trainee
The awards relate to Minimal Aortic Injury Detected on CT Angiography During Initial Trauma Imaging: Single Academic Level 1 Trauma Center Experience, authored by Christopher Ovanez, M.D., Leila Rezai Gharai, M.D., Mark S. Parker M.D., William Goodman, D.O. Learn more about our Radiology Residency Program.

Josephina A Vossen, M.D., Ph.D. co-authors paper, research at VCU

Richmond, VA - September 2020 - Josephina A Vossen, M.D., Ph.D. co-authors "Automatic Characterization of Pelvic and Sacral Measures from 200 Subjects" to appear in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The investigation for the paper was performed at VCU.

Neeraj Lalwani, M.D. co-authors and publishes two articles

Richmond, VA - September 2020 - Neeraj Lalwani, M.D., DABR, FSAR co-authors "Imaging of Colorectal Cancer: Screening, Staging & Surveillance" appearing in Seminars of Roentgenology and "MRI of Common Penile Pathologies and Penile Prostheses" appearing in Abdominal Radiology.

Dr. Christopher Ovanez presents winning abstract at the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Radiology annual meeting

Richmond, VA - August 8, 2020 - Christopher Ovanez, M.S., M.P.H., M.D. is a diagnostic radiology resident (PGY5/R4) with the VCU Department of Radiology and a Virginia Chapter of the American College of Radiology (VCACR) Resident Abstract Award winner.

Dr. Ovanez successfully presented his winning abstract, Minimal Aortic Injury Detected on CT Angiography During Initial Trauma Imaging: Single Academic Level 1 Trauma Experience, at the virtual VCACR annual meeting. He has been involved in numerous research activities resulting in publications and presentations, as well as receiving recognition and awards.

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VCU Radiologists Elected as Alternate Councilors to the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Radiology Board

Richmond, VA - August 2020 - Three VCU Radiologists elected as Alternate Councilors for the Board of the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Radiology (ACR).
  • Jacqueline Urbine, M.D., Associate Professor and Chief of Pediatric Imaging
  • Elizabeth K Proffitt, M.D., Assistant Professor with Cardiothoracic Imaging
  • Mary A Turner, M.D., FACR, FSAR, Professor, Vice Chair of the VCU Department of Radiology, and Director of Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Radiology
The Virginia Chapter of the American College of Radiology (VCACR) is a professional organization dedicated to improving the health of Virginians by making medical imaging safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. 

Breast Imaging Centers pass annual Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) inspection

Richmond, VA - July 2020 - VCU Breast Imaging Centers at Nelson Clinic and Stony Point 9000 pass annual Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) inspection by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The inspection involves a rigorous on-site review of practices and documentation. Annual evaluations of breast imaging facilities focuses on quality standards including, for example, equipment performance, quality assurance (QA) records, quality Control (QC) reports and tests, and qualification records of staff. The Mammography Quality Standards Act, passed in 1992 with final regulations effective in 1999, established national quality standards for mammography. The MQSA requires mammography facilities to meet final regulations and obtain accreditation by the FDA. Learn more about our breast imaging section.

The American Society of Emergency Radiology accepts oral presentation by members of the VCU Department of Radiology for 2020 annual meeting.

Richmond, VA - July 2020 - The American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) Scientific Program Subcommittee accepts oral presentation by members of the VCU Department of Radiology for the upcoming 2020 ASER virtual meeting. The oral presentation, Minimal Aortic Injury Detected on CT Angiography During Initial Trauma Imaging: Single Academic Level 1 Trauma Center Experience, was authored by Christopher Ovanez, M.D., Leila Rezai Gharai, M.D., Mark S. Parker M.D., William Goodman, D.O. This oral presentation was previously presented at the March 2020 Society of Thoracic Radiology Meeting by Christopher Ovanez, M.D. where he won 1st Place.

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Shaimaa Fadl, M.D. receives 2020 RSNA Honored Educator Award

Richmond, VA - July 2020 - Shaimaa Fadl, M.D., assistant professor in the cardiothoracic imaging section, receives the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Honored Educator Award for her dedication to furthering the profession of radiology by delivering an array of educational resources in the past calendar year for the RSNA. Established in 2011, the RSNA Honored Educator Award recognizes members who produce high-quality educational content for the RSNA. The RSNA showcases the award recipients on its website and in RSNA News. Learn more about the cardiothoracic imaging section and Dr. Fadl.

VCU Department of Radiology Expands to VCU Health Emergency Center at New Kent

The VCU Department of Radiology offers advanced medical imaging, including digital X-ray, ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) at the VCU Health Emergency Center at New Kent, now open.

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Mark S. Parker, M.D. sits on RADPEER Committee, contributes to article

Richmond, VA - June 2020 - Mark S. Parker, M.D., Cardiothoracic Imaging Co-section Chief and Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Internal Medicine, participates on the American College of Radiology RADPEER Committee contributing to the preparation of, "Forty-One Million RADPEER Reviews Later: What We Have Learned and Are Still Learning", an original Clinical Practice Management article available via the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) website.

Laura R. Carucci, M.D., Professor of Radiology, receives Fellow of the American College of Radiology

Richmond, VA - May 2020 - Laura R. Carucci, M.D., Professor of Radiology, receives prestige award of Fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR) at the American College of Radiology annual (virtual) meeting. The Fellowship is a high honor and is awarded for a longstanding career dedicated to outstanding contributions to the field of radiology. Visit our Abdominal Imaging webpage to learn more about Dr. Carucci and her specialty.

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D., a musculoskeletal radiologist, receives promotion to Associate Professor

Richmond, VA - May 2020 - The VCU School of Medicine awards Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D. a well deserved promotion to Associate Professor. Dr. Vossen is a musculoskeletal (MSK) radiologist who serves as Director of the Radiology Residency Education Program, Associate Director of the Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program, and MSK Medical Director at VCU Health Stony Point. Follow the link to read more about Dr. Vossen and the Radiology Residency Program.

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