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by Donald P. Harrington, M.D., F.A.C.R.

                  It is hard to believe that time has passed
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A Radiologist’s Approach to Imaging Vistas                                                                 Stony Brook University                 Fall 2004
                                                                     The purpose of this program is to provide a forum for exchange               DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY
                  so quickly this year, and the Department                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Stony Brook
                                                                     of information and discussion about clinical and basic research              Room 120, L4 Health Sciences Center
                  is about to embark on several new and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NY 11790
                                                                     in the areas of diagnostic radiology and other imaging modali-               State University of New York at Stony Brook
                  exciting ventures. As most of you are
                  aware, both MRI and CT studies are
                                                                     ties. Presentations were given by the following residents from
                                                                     the Department of Radiology, Stony Brook School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                  Stony Brook, New York 11794–8460
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CT Coronary Artery Calcium Screening
                  quickly becoming the imaging modality
                  of choice, expanding the diagnostic                and Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 By Erica Posniak, M.D.                                                               evaluate pre-clinical coronary artery disease which may
                  imaging capabilities by imaging the body
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology                                            be nonobstructive yet reflected by an overall high
in new and informative ways. As you peruse through this              Felix Kravets, M.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Division of Cross-sectional Imaging                                                  coronary artery calcium score. It has been shown that
issue, you will see that Radiology and Cardiology are                Functional MRI Investigation of Limbic System Activation by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      traditionally utilized stress tests may not be sensitive to                   HIGHLIGHTS
collaborating in several initiatives. Cardiac MRI for                Emotional Stimuli                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Department of Radiology at Stony Brook University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      nonobstructive or flow limiting coronary lesions. Such
non-invasive diagnostic studies is being performed to                University Hospital and Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY                                                                                                                                                                                                     is pleased to announce that we are now providing CT                                                                                                                Radiology Seminar   2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      patients may also fall in a low-risk category if only tradi-
assist the cardiologists in their diagnosis and treatment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Coronary Artery Calcium Screening. The examination is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tional risks are evaluated and calcium scoring may alert
of coronary artery disease. We are also utilizing CT                 Newrhee Kim, M.D.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           rapidly performed, requiring only minutes of scan time.                                                                                                            MRI Guided Core
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      health professionals as to clinical cardiac concern.                          Biopsy              3
technology for cardiac artery calcium evaluation as a                National Survey of Radiology Residency Programs                                                                                                                                                                                                             It is extremely well tolerated by patients and is painless.
screening technique to evaluate the amount of calcium                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Contrast material is not administered and the exam can,                                                                                                            New Faculty         4
                                                                     Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring is advocated as a
buildup in the coronary arteries. This procedure is not                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          therefore, be performed in virtually any patient regard-                             screening exam to evaluate for sub clinical disease and                       New Residents
currently reimbursed by insurance companies, but we are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          less of renal function.
                                                                     Jack Fields, M.D.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                allow for earlier evaluation of and intervention of coro-                     and Fellows         4
optimistic that this will change in the near future.
                                                                     MRI Based Virtual Cystoscopy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Using our state-of-the-art, multislice CT scanner and                                nary artery disease. In addition to its use as a screening
Initially, insurance companies did not reimburse for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Residency and
                                                                     University Hospital and Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY                                                                                                                                                                                                     advanced software, the coronary arteries can now be                                  tool and in patients with known cardiac risk factors, this
virtual colonoscopy procedures when used as a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fellow Graduation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 well visualized on CT and easily evaluated by our expert                             exam should be considered in many other patient                               Dinner            5
screening tool; however, many insurance companies are
                                                                     Asante Dickson, M.D.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        team. Each vessel is individually evaluated for its total                            groups. Including but not limited to patients who are
considering revising their current policy. Presently,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 calcium burden which is scored in two ways. Both the                                 currently on statin therapy in order to evaluate for
both screening studies can be performed here at the                  16-Channel Multislice CT Discography and Improved Visualization
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Agatston method and a volumetric method are utilized to                              change in calcium scoring overtime reflecting the suc-
Radiology Department at University Hospital.                         of Disc Pathology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 obtain a calcium scan. Subsequently, a global cardiac                                cess of therapy. Patients with underlying diseases
                                                                     Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        known to have an increased incidence of atherosclerotic
On the academic side, the newsletter reveals the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 calcium score is computer generated.
research projects of our residents which were presented                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               disease and women with demonstrated extra cardiac
at the twenty-fifth Annual Radiology Research Seminar.               Robert Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D.
                                                                     Characterization of MS Lesions by MRI
                                                                                                                                       Faculty & Staff                               Paul R. Fisher, M.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
                                                                                                                                                                                     and Surgery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Corazon J. Cabahug, M.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Director, Division of Nuclear Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Laurette Sauter, M.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Division of Breast Imaging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 It has been shown that aggregate coronary artery calci-                              vascular calcification as seen on other modalities includ-
Congratulations are in order for Dr. Paul Fisher, Chief of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       um often reflects underlying soft plaque burden within                               ing mammography may also benefit, allowing for earlier
                                                                                                                                       Donald P. Harrington, M.D., F.A.C.R.          Division of Diagnostic Radiology and
Breast Imaging and Director of the Radiology Third-                  University Hospital and Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY           Professor and Chairman of Radiology           Breast Imaging                                  Bruce M. Chernofsky, D.O.                   G. Lucy van de Vegte, M.D.                      the coronary arteries although not necessarily its exact                             workups and additional evaluations3.
                                                                                                                                       Professor of Biomedical Engineering           Director, Breast Imaging                        Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology   Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
year Medical Student Program on being named by the                                                                                                                                                                                   Division of Neuroradiology                  Division of Cross-sectional Imaging
                                                                     Alan Bennie, M.D.                                                                                               Gene R. Gindi, Ph.D.                                                                                                                                                                                                             For more information on this examination, please feel
University as the recipient of the Aesculapius Award in                                                                                                                              Associate Professor of Radiology and
                                                                                                                                       Harris L. Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.R.                                                               Eddie Fiore, M.D.                           Paul L. Vitulli, D.O.                           The coronary artery calcium score can greatly aid in the
recognition of his outstanding teaching contribution to              Performance Evaluation of a Multi-Slice Stepping Gantry CT        Professor of Radiology                        Electrical Engineering                          Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology   Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology                                                                                            free to contact Dr. Erica Posniak at (631) 444-8193.
                                                                                                                                       Associate Chair of Research Activities                                                        Division of Cross-sectional Imaging         Division of Special Procedures and              prediction of future coronary events especially when
the University.                                                      University Hospital and Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY           Director of Body Imaging                      Elaine S. Gould, M.D.                                                                                                                                                                                                            To schedule a CT Coronary Calcium Screening exam,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Interventional Radiology Procedures and         considered in addition to traditional cardiac risk factors.
                                                                                                                                       Chief, Ultrasound                             Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology                                                                                                                                                                                        please contact Dr. Paola Carvelli or Dawn at 444-1022.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dinko Franceschi, M.D.                      Diagnostic Radiology
                                                                                                                                       Chief, Pediatric Body Imaging                 Director, Core/Orthopaedic Radiology                                                                                                        Coronary artery calcium scoring offers the ability to
One last item of interest is Stony Brook University                                                                                                                                                                                  Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
                                                                     Jean Delbrune, M.D.                                                                                             James V. Manzione, M.D., D.M.D.                 Division of Nuclear Medicine                Mark E. Wagshul, Ph.D.
Hospital installing the first 3 Telsa high-field strength                                                                              Arie E. Kaufman, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology                                                   Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology                                                                                                                                     1 Girshman and Wolff.
                                                                     Low Dose Lung CT as Early Lung Cancer Screen                      Professor of Radiology and Computer Science
clinical MRI imager in Suffolk County. The enhancement                                                                                                                               and Neurological Surgery                        Margaret Johnstone, M.D.                    Director of MRI Research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Techniques for Quantifying
                                                                                                                                       Jerome Z. Liang, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Chief, Neuro Interventional                     Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
of diffusion studies, such as spectroscopy, fat                      University Hospital and Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY           Professor of Radiology and Computer Science                                                   Division of Breast Imaging                  Zengmin Yan, M.D.                                                                                                                                                               Coronary Artery Calcification
suppression techniques, breast tumor detection and                                                                                     Harold L. Atkins, M.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Steven Perlmutter, M.D., F.A.C.R.                                                           Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology                                                                                                                                       Seminars US/CT/MR, Vol 24
                                                                                                                                       Professor Emeritus of Radiology               Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology       Seth O. Mankes, M.D.                        Division of Neuroradiology and Diagnostic                                                                                                                                       (1) 2003, pg 33-38.
needle biopsies performed under MRI guidance are                                                                                                                                     Associate Chair, Academics                      Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology   Radiology
                                                                                                                                       Jack S. Deitch, M.D.                          Division of Diagnostic Radiology and Cross-     Division of Cross-sectional Imaging                                                                                                                                                                                       2 Rumberger, Simmons et al.
examples of 3 Tesla imaging. An improved signal to                                                                                     Professor Emeritus of Clinical Radiology      sectional Imaging                                                                           Marlene Zawin, M.D.                                                                                                                                                             Circulation 92:2157-2162,
noise allows the scanner to be faster and with greater                                                                                 Morton A. Meyers, M.D.                        Director, Residency Program                     Hong Meng, M.D.                             Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology                                                                                                                                       1995.
resolution. The slices are also thinner and of a higher                       THE R ADIOLOGY LETTER                                    Professor Emeritus of Radiology
                                                                                                                                                                                     Patricia E. Roche, D.O.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Division of Cross-sectional Imaging and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Division of Cross-sectional Imaging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Chief , Computed Tomography                                                                                                                                                   3 Pecchi A. et al. Association
matrix. This magnet will be operational in late fall and                                                                               H. Oster, M.D.                                                                                Diagnostic Radiology                                                                                                                                                                                                        of Breast Arterial Calcification
                                                                         The Radiology Letter is published by the Department of        Professor Emeritus of Radiology               Division of Neuroradiology                      Chief, Body MRI                             Wei Zhao, Ph.D.                                                                                                                                                                 detected by mammography
will be utilized for both clinical and research endeavors                Radiology, School of Medicine, University at Stony Brook,                                                                                                                                               Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
                                                                                                                                       Robert G. Peyster, M.D.                       Clemente T. Roque, M.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Medical Physicist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and coronary artery
with a new valuable tool in disease detection. These                     Stony Brook, New York 11794              (631) 444-2480       Professor of Radiology and Neurology          Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and   William H. Moore, M.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 calcifications quantified by
                                                                                                                                       Associate Chair, Clinical                     Neurosurgery                                    Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
are exciting and challenging times and Stony Brook                        Donald P. Harrington, M.D.   Chairman                        Director, Division of Neuroradiology                                                          Division of Diagnostic Radiology                                                                                                                                                                                            multi-slice CT in a population
                                                                                                                                                                                     Division of Neuroradiology
Radiology in collaboration with Stony Brook University                                                                                                                                                                               Chief of Thoracic Imaging                   ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF                                                                                                                                                            of post-menopausal women.
                                                                          Michael J. Cortegiano        Administrator                   Terry M. Button, Ph.D.                        Thomas H. Smith, M.D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Radiol Med, 2003,
Hospital is at the forefront of the latest imaging                        Christine R. Hubbard         Editor and Staff Writer         Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology     Associate Professor of Radiology and            Roxanne B. Palermo, M.D.                    Michael J. Cortegiano                                                                                                                                                           Oct.106(4):305-12.
                                                                                                                                       Director of the Medical Physics Track                                                                                                                                                     Figure 1: Image of the coronary arteries on a noncontrast     Figure 2: CT scan demonstrates calcified coronary arteries.
techniques and modalities.                                                                                                                                                           Pediatrics                                      Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology   Administrative Officer
                                                                                                                                       in Biomedical Engineering                     Division of Diagnostic Radiology                                                                                                            CT scan. There is no significant coronary artery calcifica-   LAD (left anterior descending), LCX (left circumflex),          4 Sevrukov, et al, Electron Beam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Division of Cross-sectional Imaging and
                                                                                                                                       John A. Ferretti, M.D.                        Chief, Pediatric Radiology                      Breast Imaging                              Patricia George                                 tion. LMCA (left main coronary artery), LAD (left anterior    LMCA (left main coronary artery)4                                 CT of the Coronary Arteries
                                                                                                                                       Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology                                                                                                 Medical Practice Plan Administrator             descending artery, LCX (left circumflex coronary artery)4                                                                       AJR:177, Dec. 2001.
                                                                                                                                       Associate Chair, Quality                      Sol Spector, M.D.                               Erica J. Posniak, M.D.
                                                                                                                                       Director, Interventional Radiology            Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology       Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology   Maria Wolfe, R.T.
                                                                                                                                       Chief, Vascular Interventional                Chief, GI/GU, Emergency                         Division of Cross-sectional Imaging         Hospital Director of Radiology and Cardiology
                                                               2   FALL 2004
                                                                                       MRI Guided Core                                            NEW FACULTY                                                                Iakovos Koutras,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             M.D. received his         Fellows                                         Residency and Fellow Graduation Dinner
                                                                                       Biopsy at Stony Brook—                                                               William Moore,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             medical degree at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             New York University       Punit Aghera, M.D completed a four-year
                                                                                       Another First!                                                                       M.D. joined the
                                                                                                                                                                            faculty staff as an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             School of Medicine        Radiology residency at SUNY Stony Brook
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in July and has stayed on as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Residency Graduation Dinner was held on June
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       17, 2004 at the Port Jefferson Country Club in Port
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It is not surprising that Dr. Paul Fisher was the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  recipient of the “Teacher of the Year Award”. He
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in New York, New
                                                                                                                                                                            Assistant                                                                  Neuroradiology fellow.                          Jefferson. The event was sponsored by Fuji Medical                         also received the “Teacher of the Year Award” in
                                                                                       By Paul R. Fisher, M.D.                                                                                                               York, completed a
                                                                                                                                                                            Professor of                                                                                                               Systems, U.S.A., Inc. Fuji Executives John Weber,                          2000, 2002 and 2003. Dr. Ferretti’s “Unknown
                                                                                       Director, Breast Imaging                                                                                                              one-year Internal
                                                                                                                                                                            Clinical Radiology                                                                                                         Senior Vice President of Operations, Paul Genovese,                        Case Contest” was won by Alan Bennie, M.D. who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Medicine internship
                                                                                                                                                                            in the Division of                                                                                                         Senior Vice President Sales, and Tony Brady,                               received a textbook of his choice. Dr. Robert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             at Bellevue Hospital                               Kevin Klayman,
                                                                                       As another example of regional leadership in Breast                                  Diagnostic                                                                                                                 Account Manager were present. It was good to see                           Bernstein received the “Roentgen Resident/Fellow
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Center, New York, New York and is a first-year                                D.O. is a fellow in
                                                                                       Imaging, physicians at the Carol Baldwin Breast                                      Radiology and is                                                                                                           Dr. Harold Atkins and former alumni Drs. Jayne                             Research Award” (RSNA Research and Educational
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Radiology resident at the University Medical                                  the Abdominal
 Congratulations                                                                       Center of University Hospital at Stony Brook recently                                Chief of Thoracic                                                                                                          Bernier, Harold Parnes and Maryanna Mason.                                 Fund) for his accomplishments in radiological
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Center at Stony Brook.                                                        Radiology (Cross-
                                                                                       performed two MRI guided core biopsies, the first in       Imaging. Dr. Moore received his medical                                                                                                              Congratulations to Punit Aghera, M.D., Robert                              investigation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sectional Imaging)
                                                                                       this region. Breast MRI is more sensitive in finding       degree from the Albany Medical College in                                                                                                            Ashton, M.D., Ph.D., Jean Delbrune, M.D., and
       Donald P.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Division. He                                                                                      Many thanks to Dr. Steven Perlmutter, Director of the
                                                                                       breast cancer than the other typical modalities, such      Albany, New York, followed by an Internal                                   Vaibhav Mangrulkar,                                                      William Moore, M.D. in completing their four year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                received his med-                                                                                 Residency Program, and Linda Erickson, Coordinator
                                                                                       as mammography and ultrasound. However, until                                                                                          M.D. received his                                                        Radiology Residency Program.
                                                                                                                                                  Medicine Internship in Albany, a Diagnostic                                                                                   ical degree at the                                                                                of the Residency Program for their efforts. Also,
     Harrington,                                                                       recently the biopsy options for lesions found on                                                                                       medical degree at
                                                                                                                                                  Radiology Residency at Stony Brook and a                                                                                      New York College       Govindarajan Narayanan, M.D. completed a Special                           many thanks to the faculty and support staff for
                                                                                       Breast MRI have been limited to surgery or observing                                                                                   the UMDNJ - Robert
                   Dr. Paul Fisher has been presented with the                                                                                    Thoracic Radiology fellowship at the                                                                                          of Osteopathic         Procedures fellowship, Rita Ratani, M.D. completed                         their hard work and dedication.
      M.D., was                                                                        the lesion over time. In a technique first described by                                                                                Wood Johnson
                   Aesculapius Award in May 2004 for recognition of                                                                               New York University in New York City.                                                                Medicine in Old Westbury, New York and          an Abdominal Radiology fellowship, and Ann Rose
                   outstanding teaching.                                               radiologists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, a                                                                                   Medical School in
                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Moore is Board Certified in Diagnostic                                                           completed his Radiology residency at the        Thomas, M.D. completed an MRI fellowship.
named President                                                                        10-gauge needle is introduced into the lesion while                                                                                    Piscataway, New
                                                                                                                                                  Radiology. He is a member of the                                            Jersey, completed a      Nassau County Medical Center in East
                                                                                       the patient is in the MRI magnet, and after its posi-      American Board of Radiology, American
  of the Society                                                                                                                                                                                                              Transitional intern-     Meadow, New York.
                                                                                       tion is confirmed, a small sample of tissue is             College of Radiology, American Medical                                      ship at Saint
                                                                                       obtained. This is less expensive, faster, and less         Association, New York State Medical
    of Chairmen                                                                                                                                                                                                               Barnabas Medical
                                                                                       painful than surgical biopsy, and it leads to less scar-   Society, Radiological Society of North          Center in Livingston, New Jersey and is a first-                              Ron Mark, M.D. is
                                                                                       ring (which itself can hide a cancer). The Carol           America and Society of Thoracic Radiology.
    of Academic                                                                                                                                                                                   year Radiology resident at the University                                     a MRI Research
                                                                                       Baldwin Breast Center also led the way with digital
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Medical Center at Stony Brook.                                                fellow. He
                                                                                       mammography (the first in an academic center in
      Radiology                                                                        New York State), computer-aided detection (first on                                                                                                                                      received his med-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Anna Elissa Nidecker,                            ical degree at the
                                                                                       Long Island), and MRI computer-aided detection                                                                                          M.D. received her
    Departments                                                                        (first in the region).                                     NEW RESIDENTS                                                                medical degree at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Autonoma De
                                                                                       On September 14, a groundbreaking ceremony was
                                                                                                                                                  AND FELLOWS                                                                  the Albany Medical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               College in Albany,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Guadalajara School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of Medicine in
                                                                                       held for the new Ambulatory Care Pavilion, which will                                                                                   New York, completed                              Guadalajara,
                   Paul C. Lauterbur, Ph.D., winner of the 2003 Nobel prize in         include the Carol Baldwin Breast Care Center and a                                                                                      a Preliminary           Mexico and completed his Radiology resi-                                                                                               John Ferretti, M.D., (left) and Donald P. Harrington, M.D.
                   Physiology or Medicine for his pioneering work concerning
                   Magnetic Resonance Imaging gave a lecture as part of the
                                                                                       new state-of-the-art outpatient imaging center. The
                                                                                       Cancer Center will occupy the 2nd level of this
                                                                                                                                                  Residents                                                                    Medicine internship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               at the University of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       dency at the Bridgeport Hospital in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Graduating Radiology residents Punit Aghera, M.D., Robert Ashton, M.D., Ph.D.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       William Moore, M.D., Steven Perlmutter, M.D., Director of the Residency Program        congratulate Govindarajan Narayanan, M.D. (middle) in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              completing his Special Procedures and Interventional fellowship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bridgeport, Connecticut.                        and Donald Harrington, M.D., Chairman (left to right)
                   President’s Lecture Series on “To There and Back Again:
                                                                                       Pavilion. When the new Center opens in 2006, we                                                                                         Washington, Seattle
                   Adventures from Molecules to Man and Back”.                                                                                                              Ekta Gupta, M.D.
                                                                                       will have three MRI magnets (including an open                                                                                          and is a first-year
                                                                                       MRI). By being adjacent to the Baldwin Breast Care                                   received her          Radiology resident at the University Medical
                                                                                                                                                                            medical degree                                                                                       Paulito Tactacan,
                                                                                       Center, one of these MRIs will be available for the                                                        Center at Stony Brook.
                                                                                                                                                                            at SUNY Stony                                                                                        M.D. is a fellow in
                                                                                       Breast Care Center patients.
                                                                                                                                                                            Brook, completed                                                                                     the Angiography
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Adina Sonners, M.D.                               and Interventional
                                                                                                                                                                            a one-year Internal
                                                                                                                         A Breast MRI with a                                                                                   received her medical                              Division. He
                                                                                                                         biopsy needle sheath                               Medicine intern-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               degree at the Robert                              received his med-
                                                                                                                         in place. Once the                                 ship at North
                                                                                                                         location of the sheath
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Johnson Medical                                   ical degree from
                                                                                                                                                                            Shore University
                                                                                                                         is established, a core                                                                                School in Camden,                                 the Far Eastern
                                                                                                                         biopsy can be safely                               Hospital in                                        New Jersey, com-                                  University in
                                                                                                                         performed.               Manhasset, New York and is a first-year                                      pleted a Preliminary                              Quezon City,
                                                                                                                                                  Radiology resident at the University Medical                                 Medicine internship     Philippines and completed his Radiology
                                                                                                                                                  Center at Stony Brook.                                                       at the Jersey           residency at the St. Lukes Medical Center in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               University Medical                                                      Harold Cohen, M.D. (left), Donald P. Harrington, M.D. congratulate Rita Ratani,        William Moore, M.D., Punit Aghera, M.D. and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Quezon City, Philippines.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       M.D. (center) in completing her Body Imaging Fellowship                                Donald P. Harrington, M.D. congratulate Paul Fisher, M.D.
                   Congratulations Veronica and Punit Aghera who wed                                                                                                                              Center and is a first-year Radiology resident at                                                                                                                                            Teacher of the Year Award recipient
                   on September 5, 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the University Medical Center at Stony Brook.

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