Message from Thoracic Imaging Section Chief

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Message from Thoracic Imaging Section Chief

Cardiothoracic imaging specializes in diseases of the lungs, mediastinum, airways, pleura, chest wall and heart. Everyday our service receives consults on a multitude of complex cardiothoracic diseases. We have a strong working relationship with Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine and actively participate in daily radiologic-clinical rounds and numerous multidisciplinary conferences. ~ Mark S. Parker, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Message from Non-invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Section Chief

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Message from Non-invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Section Chief

I am proud to introduce non-invasive cardiovascular imaging. We are accomplished physicians, scientists and educators who work in close collaboration with other medical experts to provide comprehensive services for the diagnosis of cardiac, pulmonary and vascular disease. We further the mission of the VCU Department of Radiology by fostering the finest learning opportunities for radiology residents and fellows. ~ John D. Grizzard, M.D.

Overview

The cardiothoracic imaging section specializes in the diagnosis of diseases and disorders of the lungs, mediastinum, airway, pleura and chest wall, myocardium and coronary arteries. Our fellowship-trained faculty are diagnostic experts in critical care, thoracic trauma, pulmonary thromboembolic disease, diseases of the thoracic aorta, acute aortic syndromes, interstitial lung disease, lung and other cancers, emphysema, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), transplant complications, infectious diseases, occupational lung disease, congenital and acquired myocardial, pericardial and coronary artery disease.

All imaging is fully digitized on a state-of-art McKesson PACS system. Advanced post-processing modalities include TeraRecon, Vitrea, Syngo.via, WebPAX and CMR42, and hospital RIS access is readily accessible at six megapixel color monitors and workstations. Our Department has state-of-the-art imaging equipment including six multiple detector computed tomography (MDCT) scanners, three of which are Siemen Flash scanners, and four 1.5T MRI scanners. These technological advances allow our specialists to be effective and efficient consultants for both staff and non-staff physicians serving the hospital, three out-patient clinics and neighboring communities.

Procedures and Programs

Fellowship

The thoracic imaging fellowship program

The thoracic imaging fellowship program provides advanced training in all aspects of cardio-pulmonary imaging, enabling fellows to develop specialized skills necessary for a successful career in academic radiology or in a large subspecialty private practice. A one-year fellowship program devoted exclusively to cardiothoracic imaging is also offered.

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Research

Both the thoracic imaging and non-invasive cardiovascular imaging specialties have an active clinical research program. Our faculty participates in annual meetings with the American Roentgen Ray Society, Radiological Society of North America, American College of Radiology, and Society of Thoracic Radiology. Fellows are expected to participate in clinical research projects in conjunction with our staff and other clinical services. The VCU Department of Radiology provides administrative assistance and support in preparation of exhibits, presentations and manuscripts. Support is also provided to fellows for presentation of research at recognized major radiological society meetings.

Cardiothoracic Imaging

Mark S. Parker, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Mark S. Parker, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Professor

Mark S. Parker, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Mark S. Parker, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Professor

Radiology

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Internal Medicine
Co-Section Chief, Cardiothoracic Imaging
Director, Thoracic Imaging Fellowship
Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program

Phone: (804) 828-5064

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: mark.parker@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Main Hospital, Room 3-432

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John D. Grizzard, M.D.

John D. Grizzard, M.D.

Associate Professor

John D. Grizzard, M.D.

John D. Grizzard, M.D.

Associate Professor

Radiology

Associate Professor
Co-Section Chief, Cardiothoracic Imaging
Director, Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging

Phone: (804) 828-8569

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: john.grizzard@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Main Hospital, Room 3-438

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Franklin Dana, M.D.

Franklin Dana, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Franklin Dana, M.D.

Franklin Dana, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Phone: (804) 828-3352

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: franklin.dana@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Main Hospital, Room 407 B-2

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Elizabeth Kate Proffitt, M.D.

Elizabeth Kate Proffitt, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Kate Proffitt, M.D.

Elizabeth Kate Proffitt, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Email: elizabeth.proffitt@vcuhealth.org

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Leila Rezai Gharai, M.D.

Leila Rezai Gharai, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Leila Rezai Gharai, M.D.

Leila Rezai Gharai, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Imaging

Phone: (804) 828-0534

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: leila.rezaigharai@vcuhealth.org

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