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radiology and radiological sciences

Algorithm helps improve coronary calcium detection

Feb. 13, 2020—A new algorithm for artificial intelligence-assisted calcium scoring can accurately determine cardiovascular risk across a range of CT scans and in a racially diverse population.

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Imaging breast cancer cell size

Feb. 10, 2020—A noninvasive MRI approach assesses breast tumor cell size and could be a useful way to evaluate early response to neoadjuvant therapy.

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Imaging nerve regeneration

Jan. 28, 2020—Diffusion MRI may provide a noninvasive approach to assess nerve regeneration and distinguish successful from unsuccessful repairs earlier.

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Study aims to predict treatment response in epilepsy patients

Mar. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers are on a quest to develop early biomarkers of treatment outcomes for patients with temporal lobe epilepsy based on their individual brain networks.

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Mary Kay Foundation grant to bolster immunotherapy research

Oct. 26, 2018—The grant will allow Charles Caskey to lead research into using ultrasound as an image-guided therapy for drug delivery.

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New PET/CT scanner set to expand research opportunities

Jun. 7, 2018—A research-dedicated PET/CT scanner installed recently in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) will expand opportunities for Vanderbilt researchers to conduct studies of a wide range of disorders, from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Crescenzi lands American Heart Association Career Development Award

May. 31, 2018—Rachelle Crescenzi, PhD., research instructor in Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was recently awarded an American Heart Association Career Development Award for her project, “Visualizing Vascular Mechanisms of Salt Sensitivity.” The award begins July 1 and has been funded for $77,000 per year for three years.

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New co-directors of Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning named

May. 31, 2018—Shannon Cole, DNP, instructor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), and Melissa Hilmes, MD, assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), have been named co-directors of the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL) effective June 1.

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MRI technique detects spinal cord changes in MS patients: study

Apr. 19, 2018—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led research team has shown that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect changes in resting-state spinal cord function in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Agreement renewal bolsters liver tumor research

Apr. 12, 2018—Sirtex Medical Ltd. has renewed a grant award to Dan Brown, MD, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and chief of Interventional Oncology, and his Vanderbilt Health colleagues, for a research program designed to treat patients with liver tumors that cannot be addressed with surgery.

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3-D model gives clearer picture of complex cases

Apr. 12, 2018—Elizabeth and Scott Massey expected to learn their baby’s gender at a 21-week ultrasound. While they learned they were having a daughter, the reveal included much more than they planned for.

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Panel explores impact of anti-LGBT religious freedom laws on academic medical centers

Apr. 12, 2018—Last week, the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences hosted a Diversity Grand Rounds panel addressing the impact of anti-LGBT religious freedom laws on academic medical centers, professional organizations and their members.

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