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radiology and radiological sciences Archives

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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Kidney disease imaging

Mar. 22, 2018—Making multiple measurements with MRI can provide comprehensive information about the molecular and cellular changes caused by kidney injury.

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Radiology’s diversity office expands leadership team

Jan. 18, 2018—The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences’ Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has expanded its leadership team to include Marques Bradshaw, MD, MSCR, Kate Hartley, MD, and third-year diagnostic radiology resident Eleby Washington, MD.

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VUMC researchers find a way to ‘starve’ cancer

Jan. 16, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to starve a tumor and stop its growth with a newly discovered small compound that blocks uptake of the vital nutrient glutamine.

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Lung screening program continues to grow

Jan. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Lung Screening Program for patients at high risk for cancer recently reached a milestone, enrolling more than 700 patients and performing more than 1,000 CT screening examinations.

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Impulsivity in Parkinson’s Disease

Oct. 27, 2017—A noninvasive MRI technique may help predict a troubling side effect of common medications for Parkinson’s Disease and improve clinical treatment plans.

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