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Departmental Highlights

Judy Yee, MD, FACR, Professor and University Chair, Radiology, recently participated on the American College of Radiology's "RLI Taking the Lead" podcast, where she discusses her own leadership journey during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To listen to the podcast, please click here.

Join Montefiore's Department of Radiology for the Grand Opening of our 3D Imaging Lab this Thursday, November 14th at 1:00 PM. To RSVP, please contact Juliya Volansky at jvolansk@montefiore.org. Learn More >

Brain aneurysms are surprisingly common in the U.S. population, affecting about 1 in 50 people, or over 6 million of our family members, friends and neighbors. Brain aneurysms rarely have any symptoms prior to a rupture, which causes blood to leak into the brain, constituting a very serious type of stroke called a subarachnoid hemorrhage. This occurs in approximately 30,000 individuals each year, of which only about half survive.

Check out our LoHud article to learn more about treatments here.

Linda B. Haramati, MD, MS, Director, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Montefiore, and Professor, Radiology and Medicine, Einstein, along with other radiologists at Montefiore developed a lung cancer screening program to reduce mortality in high-risk patients.

The screening program allows people with a smoking history the opportunity to identify their cancer risk and seek treatment. As a result, more than 2,200 patients have been screened and 55 cancers detected—about half with more treatable Stage 1 and 2 cancers.

Learn more about Montefiore’s Lung Cancer Screening Program at http://bit.ly/UrbanLCS.

Musculoskeletal radiologists at Montefiore published a landmark study on the MRI features of pediatric ischiofemoral impingement. The study, led by Shlomit Goldberg-Stein, MD, correlated findings of quadratus femoris muscle edema with narrowing of both the ischiofemoral and quadratus femoris spaces in children, and identified optimal MRI threshold cutoff values in both preteens and teenagers for this entity.

The study of 49 affected pediatric hips demonstrated that children with quadratus femoris muscle edema on MRI have narrowed anatomic spaces when compared with age and gender matched controls. The largest study of its kind, this research was conducted in collaboration with Eric Fornari, MD and Jacob Schulz, MD of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Members of the Montefiore Radiology Department recently published a study which concluded that lung cancer screening using the Lung CT Screening Reporting and Data System ™ (Lung-RADS™) reduced the false-positive rate in comparison to the National Lung Screening Trial in a diverse and urban population.

The study, led by Linda Haramati, MD, MS analyzed data from over 1,181 patients with 2,270 person-years of follow-up from December 2012 to December 2016. Montefiore-Einstein medical student, resident and staff physician researchers comprised the study team, including Anna Shmukler, MD and Jeffrey Levsky, MD, PhD.