A Radiologist and an Artist: Boustani Provides High Quality Medical Illustrations for Her Peers
As an assistant professor in the Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Department at Yale School of Medicine, Anne Marie Boustani, MD, interprets diagnostic and molecular imaging for the management of cancer and other diseases. Boustani joined the department five years ago after completing a fellowship in nuclear medicine. But before she attended medical school and trained as a radiologist, she followed a different path, completing a two-year graduate program in medical and biological illustration at Johns Hopkins University. Now, she is using her skills as an MD and an artist to create medical images for her peers.
Yale Investigators Examine COVID-19 Fatality Rates
A team of student and faculty investigators at Yale University has devised a new method for calculating COVID-19 fatality rates in the United States that it says will better guide the country through its reopening, and more accurately drive health care policy decisions regarding the pandemic. Fatality rates have been difficult to calculate in regions without extensive testing due to many infected individuals not being detected.
Virtual Event Inspires and Entertains
The virtual event, Stay Strong in Harmony & Solidarity, has inspired and entertained hundreds of viewers since it premiered on May 15th. Organized by Erin Taylor, MD, a senior chief resident in the Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Department at Yale School of Medicine, the event honored workers at Yale New Haven Hospital, and all frontline workers, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virtual Event Aspires to Lift Spirits and Give Thanks
In addition to being a wife and the mother of two young children, Erin Taylor, MD, is a senior chief resident at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and Yale School of Medicine (YSM), providing leadership and support for residents in the Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging along with her three co-chiefs.
Artificial Intelligence Improves Prostate Cancer Detection
An important topic of discussion among radiologists is how artificial intelligence and machine learning, which recognize complex patterns in imaging data, will impact their field. John Onofrey, PhD, assistant professor of Radiology & Biomedical imaging and of Urology at Yale School of Medicine, is using those tools to augment the expertise of radiologists to improve the detection of prostate cancer.
MR Imaging Offers Better Diagnosis and Treatment of Pituitary Diseases
When it comes to our personal health, we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the pituitary gland. But this pea-sized gland, which sits in a bony structure behind our eyes, plays an outsized role in our well-being by regulating the production of hormones.
James Duncan Discusses Big Data’s Role in Medical Imaging
Artificial intelligence and big data have long held promise for revolutionizing the field of medical imaging with their potential for faster and more accurate readings. As the technology continues to advance, the field of biomedical imaging is closer than ever to realizing those aims. James Duncan, the Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, recently edited a special issue of Proceedings of the IEEE on this topic. We spoke with him about the role of computers in medical imaging, how they can work with humans, and how this can lead to improved health care.
Boroff-Forman Lecture: Physicians Must Lead Health Care’s Transformation
For Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, the firsthand knowledge she has of the health care system as a practicing clinician has been vital to her career in the federal government, where she is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Gigi Galiana offers Pro Tip to Young Scientists in Aperture exhibit
Galiana and the other women featured in the exhibit were asked to provide a statement about advice they would offer their younger self, what they would say to inspire the next generation of women, and what led them to choose their career path.
Brain Scans, Aided by Artificial Intelligence, Reveal as Much About Us as Our DNA, Evan Morris Says.
“Brain scans, aided by artificial intelligence, reveal as much about us as our DNA,” Evan Morris recently wrote in an op-ed in Wired magazine. “Grappling with their ethical implications is vital to scientific integrity.”
Silva Lends Expertise to Global Pediatric Radiology Service
In those parts of the world that are short of qualified medical staff, radiologists, and especially pediatric radiologists, are rare. For four years, Cicero Silva, MD, chief of pediatric imaging, led an outreach team of pediatric radiologists that provided pro-bono, second-opinion teleradiology services to referring physicians in Africa and Asia.
Yale Radiology and Psychiatry Researchers Join with Penn Medicine to Create a New Center to Study Opioid Use Disorders
Opioid use disorder has reached epidemic levels in the United States. Over the last two decades, opioid-related overdose deaths increased by more than 50 percent, with nearly 50,000 in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers from Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Penn Medicine, which comprises the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have created a new center that focuses on neuroimaging to improve our understanding of opioid use disorders and find new treatments.