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.
Improving Breast Cancer Outcomes for African Women
For eight days in early June, Melissa Durand, MD, volunteered at the second-largest teaching hospital in Ghana, West Africa. Decades earlier, mammography technologist Judith Abaidoo of Yale New Haven Hospital’s Shoreline Medical Center became one of the first women to perform mammograms in Ghana, where the five-year breast cancer survival rate is estimated to be only 25%.
Emergency Radiology Celebrates 20 Years
Since 1999, Jamal Bokhari has worked 182-183 shifts every year, meticulously mapping his schedule to be on site for as many as three weeks in a row, without a break. Now, on the 20th anniversary of the attending-led coverage of emergency radiology at YSM, Bokhari has recognized that the section he built and helped sustain no longer needs him to be working quite as many overnight hours.
A Cappella Singer Is at Home on Stage and in the Lab
Neha Bhatt, ’20, is spending her summer in the department’s Interventional Oncology (IO) Research Lab. A pre-med student, she is a student of James Duncan, PhD, the Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging and a professor of biomedical engineering. Come August, Bhatt plans to take a year off from Yale to travel the world, performing for the storied a cappella group the Whiffenpoofs.
Yale Researchers Propose a New Model for Neuroimaging Studies
For decades, two of the most precise imaging methods used to study the human brain, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET), have identified localized brain responses to sensory stimulation, such as touch, vision and smell.
Interventional Radiologists Perez Lozada and Marino Create First Endovascular Fistula in Connecticut
Juan Carlos Perez Lozada, MD, and Angelo G. Marino, DO, are the first physicians to perform a minimally invasive procedure to create an AV fistula in Connecticut. The procedure will give patients with kidney failure better medical results and quality of life while they undergo dialysis, Perez Lozada and Marino said.
New Autism Center at Yale with innovative research on World Autism Day
About one in 59 children in America is diagnosed with autism - a complex neuro-developmental disorder. The CDC reported it's nearly four times more common among boys than girls. The Autism Center of Excellence at Yale School of Medicine is where families are taking part in possible breakthrough research.