1 Quality Radiology We are in the midst of an is to find ways to relate to for the various aspects evolution of the culture of our patients more directly of radiology safety that healthcare, as focus shifts to than ever before. include quality compliance, Patient & Family Centered environmental and employee Care (PFCC). In the past, Our Radiology Department safety, service excellence, quality in radiology may has been at the forefront radiation safety and MR safety. have referred solely to the of this movement, as mechanics of getting the documented in our strategic When addressing ways clearest image or the report plan, which was developed to identify with patients turn-around time from a sub- in 2007 and put in place in and their families, the specialized radiologist. Now, 2008. We found ourselves approach within the various as the healthcare culture aligned with Emory divisions of radiology may shifts to PFCC, the challenge Healthcare’s number one be different. The Practice strategic focus area Quality Improvement (PQI) of quality, as outlined Committee, is working with in the organizational Radiology Department strategic agenda of leaders on initiatives 2008-2012. Since the developed at a recent implementation of our Radiology Leadership Retreat. strategic plan, we have introduced key players In this new healthcare culture, to streamline quality quality radiology increasingly into the workflow focuses on the experience of routine clinical of the patient. Become activities. We are the familiar with the direction of first department in the the quality initiatives at the School of Medicine upcoming Department-wide (SOM) to incorporate Assembly on Wednesday, the position of Vice June 23. Your input and ideas Chair for Safety & are welcome as we integrate Quality into our the PFCC into our culture. Executive Committee. The success of PFCC within In this position, our department is dependent Dr. Kimberly Applegate upon the participation of each has organized a Quality member, no matter how far & Safety Council, removed from the patient. appointing a leader - Monica Salama, Communications Managerr Quality Goals for Radiology 1. Foster a culture of quality 2. Enhance patient satisfaction 3. Improve standardization of work processes 4. Improve clinical quality and safety outcomes 2 LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Dear Colleagues, This is a time that challenges us. overcome. Health care in the our traditional academic culture. to further US will continue to evolve and Features of the traditional culture discuss the With the persistence of a global academic health centers will of academic medicine are listed in implementa- recession, reimbursement respond; the best will lead. the figure below. Our collective tion of continuing to fall (new 21% Dr. Darrell Kirch, President of journey to the characteristics PFCC in medicare cuts approved), the American Association of listed on the right is one we are Radiology. and the uncertainty of health Medical Colleges (AAMC), in deeply engaged in here at Emory. care reform looming, our his keynote address on “The Congratula- department’s and institution’s Politics and Ethics of Healthcare Certainly Patient and Family- tions to many successes must be balanced Reform” at the American Society Centered Care (PFCC) is Drs. Deb Baumgarten and Pat with the responsibility of sober of Neuroradiology (ASNR) in a central goal of our quality Hudgins for their achievement of introspection and bold vision. If Boston last month, challenged initiative, and as we know from the designation of Fellow of The we don’t lead, who will? us to remember why we went our discussions of the Emory American College of Radiology, into medicine and to overcome Healthcare Transformation Model, celebrated at the recent annual We can float also known as the American College of Radiology in the waves, “egg”, a unit that (ACR) meeting in Washington, seeing where embraces PFCC D.C. This honor is bestowed to the tide takes also functions fewer than 10% of radiologists in us or we can best in a team the course of their careers. advocate for setting and with the value of the (fair and just) Also congratulations to our radiology, trust of mutual newly “adopted” residents: Drs. and make accountability. Nnenna Aguoca and BryanYi. ourselves On June 23, More to come on their projects. better for the we will hold a challenges we Department- Best to all, have and will wide assembly Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, FACR continue to Chair of Radiology MESSAGE FROM THE VICE CHAIR FOR RESEARCH Memorial Day The history of Memorial Day begins during our research family no longer with us: Jack our country. They died so that we might be the Civil War. In April 1863, a year after Peterson, JB Cantrell,Yanni Constantinidis safer. Thank you to every soldier who was the bloody battle at Shiloh, a small group of and Patricia Williams. Jack was with Emory or is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice Southern women scattered spring flowers on for 25 years as an educator and scientist. for their country. I also want to thank those the graves of the Southern soldiers, as well as He worked to incorporate computers into who came before me and more directly on the graves of Union Soldiers. On medical imaging and helped many people affected me. Jack, JB,Yanni, and Patricia all May 1, 1865, the Charleston Newspaper understand how they could be used. JB was taught me, or paved the way for me, or made reported that a crowd of up to 10,000, one of the first registered Nuclear Medicine the environment in which I work better. I am including 2,800 children, proceeded to the Technologists in the state of GA. He literally truly grateful for these soldiers and people. Washington Race Course for a celebration saw Nuclear Medicine grow from its beginning I look to honor them by making the most out which included sermons, singing, a picnic on with single detectors to tomographic scanners of the opportunities they have provided me. the grounds, and decorating the graves of Civil in working more than 40 years at Emory. War soldiers, thereby creating what was called Yanni worked at Emory for 13 years and was How can we make the most out of our “Decoration Day”. The title Memorial Day Director of Radiological Sciences in 2001, a opportunities? Concentrate on what was first used in 1882 but did not become precursor to my current position. He worked is important. Treat others with respect. common until after World War II. It was with MR imaging to monitor the development Remember life is short and happiness is declared the official name by Federal law of the bioartificial pancreas. Patricia Williams contagious. Smile at the colleague you pass in 1967. The tradition continues to include was a ray of sunshine who passed away in the hall. Recognize the good that other parades, picnics, barbecues, family gatherings suddenly earlier this year. She served as people do. As we gently push a group of and sporting events built around honoring a project coordinator and administrative students out of the nest and welcome new those who died in service of our country. assistant at CSI. ones, take a moment to reflect on how good our lives are and Memorial Day has more recently evolved I would like to thank every soldier who gave remember those who helped to also become a time when many families their life to provide me with the country and make it so. remember those who are no longer with life I now enjoy. Thank you to every family - JohnVotaw, PhD them. I am remembering four members of who’s lost a member due to their service to Vice Chair for Research 3 AWARDS & RECOGNITION Mary Newell, MD Arthur Stillman, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Radiology Professor of Radiology & Medicine Assistant Director, Breast Imaging Center Director for Cardiothoracic Imaging Councilor for the American College of Outstanding Postdoc Mentors of Radiology (ACR) 2010 Dr. Newell has recently been appointed as a Councilor for the Dr. Stillman was selected as one of the Emory American College of Radiology (ACR). The Council is the Outstanding Postdoc Mentors of 2010, by nomination legislative (policy-making) body of the College. The Council acts of Postdocs in his research group and selection by upon recommendations, submitted as resolutions and reports the Postdoc Research Symposium Committee. The are presented during the annual meeting. The Council consists Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award, also known as of a minimum of one councilor from each chapter and other the “One in a Hundred” Award, is based on criteria of organizations determined by the Council. Dr. Newell’s term of faculty that mentor Postdocs in quality research, support office will be for the next three years. of their career advancement, being available for advice both scientific and professional, and going beyond the call of duty for their trainees. Carolyn Cidis Meltzer, MD, FACR William P. Timmie Professor and Chair of Radiology James Costello, MD, PhD Associate Dean for Research Radiology Resident - 4th Year President of The American Society of RSNA Research Fellow Grant Neuroradiology (ASNR) Award The ASNR is a professional membership society comprised of The RSNA Research & Education nearly 4,500 physicians specializing in the field of neuroradiology. Foundation Board of Trustees awarded Last year, Dr. Meltzer held the position of President-elect and Dr. Costello a Research Fellow Grant to study MRI Program Chair for the ASNR. She was recently inagurated as of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Biomechanical President during the ASNR’s annual meeting in May. evaluation of the pre/post-transplant lung. Kevin Kim, MD RSNA describes that the Fellow Grants are awarded “to provide young investigators an opportunity to gain Associate Professor of Radiology & Surgery Director for Interventional Radiology further insight into scientific investigation and to gain competence in research techniques and methods in Present-Elect Association of Program anticipation of establishing a career in academic radiologic Directors in Interventional Radiology science.” Dr. Costello will finish his Radiology Residency at Emory before continuing his education at Emory with a The mission of the Association of Program Directors Body MR Fellowship. in Interventional Radiology (APDIR) is to work to stimulate interest in and to provide guidelines for teaching in cardiovascular Keith Tomich, MD and interventional radiology, and to also address the educational, regulatory and financial issues that affect the future of IR. (www. Radiology Resident - 3rd Year sirweb.org) Dr. Kim will be leading the other directors passionate ACR Annual Meeting and Chapter about advancing the field of interventional radiology and educating the future generation of physicians. Leadership Conference Poster Award Fellow of The American College of Radiology Dr. Tomich’s poster entitled Evidence Based Radiology: A model for small group teaching of the ACR Appropriateness Deborah Baumgarten, MD, MPH, FACR Criteria to medical students won first place in the Poster Associate Professor of Radiology Competition at the ACR-AMCLC national meeting Associate Program Director, in Washington (May 15-19). The poster detailed the Diagnostic Radiology Residency teaching of appropriate imaging utilization as a hot button topic for both economic and political reasons. Patricia Hudgins, MD, FACR Professor of Radiology & Otolaryngology Sheila Reynolds, RT Director of Neuroradiology Fellowship Radiologic Technologist - WCI Director of Head and Neck Radiology JRCERT Certificate of Excellence Drs. Baumgarten and Hudgins have been selected Sheila received the JRCERT Certificate of as Fellows of the American College of Radiology (ACR). Excellence for Outstanding Performance Approximately 10% of all ACR members achieve this distinction. as a Clinical Educator in the Radiology We congratulate them for receiving this honor at the ACR’s annual Sciences. She has been working at Emory as a staff meeting in Washington D.C. in May. technologist for the last 36 years. 4 SENIOR RADIOLOGY RESIDENTS The following residents will be completing their residency program in June and either continuing their training in a fellowship program or beginning practice. This has been an excellent group of residents and we wish them well in their new endeavors. We are fortunate that many of them will remain in the department for at least another year. James Costello, MD, PhD Gregory Frey, MD, MPH Zahir Momin, MD William Slater, MD Continuing at Emory Continuing at the University Continuing at Emory Continuing at Emory in MR Body Imaging of VA School of Medicine in Musculoskeletal in Interventional Radiology in Interventional Radiology Andrew Del Gaizo, MD Michael Naumann, MD Continuing at the Mayo Clinic Richard Herring, MD David Wicker, MD Continuing at Northwestern Continuing at a Private Practice - Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ Continuing at Emory in Interventional Radiology in Body MRI Fellowship in Interventional Radiology in Athens, GA David Nizza, MD Nuclear Medicine Residents Erik Dowden, MD Mia Jackson, MD Continuing at the University Continuing at Emory Continuing at Emory of Washington SOM S. Ramisa Ehsan, MD in Abdominal Imaging in Breast Imaging in Musculoskeletal Completed her Residency and will continue her education Stephanie Eschenbach, MD Paolo Lim, MD Trevor Rose, MD, MPH with a Fellowship Continuing at Emory Continuing at Emory Continuing at Emory in Breast Imaging in Neuroradiology Contessa Metcalfe, MD in Abdominal Imaging Continuing at Morehouse School of Medicine with a Residency in Primary Care STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE “That’s the Emory Way” Right off I need to admit that I did not coin the expression,“That’s the feeling of rinse water running down their forearms while the Emory way,” but in many ways I hope that I can impact the holding a wet rack up to the ceiling light! The point is, this meaning. somewhat ancient identifier still has meaning today and still evokes the same response it did back in the day when it was I have been an Emory Healthcare employee for almost 3½ years coined. and have heard this phrase very often. When I was first exposed to this expression, I can remember thinking “that’s cool – they Next, let’s look at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company whose take great pride in their reputation.” However, after hearing unwavering commitment to the ultimate customer experience “that’s the Emory way” a few more times, I realized that the has produced expressions like “ritzy” and “putting on the Ritz.” phrase was seldom used as a positive. Wouldn’t Cesar Ritz be surprised to discover that his surname has become a lexicon attached to such elegance? That is a shame. It really is a catchy phrase and it should reflect everything that is right with Emory! It also has a certain ring So, how cool would it be for “that’s the Emory way” to come that speaks of longevity – along with other phrases and words to mean the culmination of many individual’s values and actions that have stood the test of time and still hold on to their core working together over time to provide the ultimate patient identities. experience? If someone handed me a sheet of paper and asked me to I would love to have the assurance that whenever I drop a pass Xerox it for them, I would not walk up to the nearest copier or fumble the ball (and I will) in the patient care/ and perform the two machine identifier (full name and date of customer service arena, that a teammate will manufacture) to make sure that it indeed was a Xerox – I would recover the ball and drive towards a positive simply make a copy. outcome! Why? Because THAT’S the Emory way! Likewise, the expression “wet read” has out lived its own literal - Michael Armstrong, meaning. Oh, let’s not forget the radiologists who still remember Assistant Director of Imaging Services Emory University Hospital Midtown CHECK IT OUT Pierre-Jerome C, Moncayo V,Terk MR. MRI of the Achilles tendon: a comprehensive review of the anatomy, biomechanics, and imaging of overuse tendinopathies. Acta Radiol. 2010 May; 51(4):438-54. 5 SENIOR RADIOLOGY FELLOWS The following fellows will be completing their program in June. We have included their future plans and wish them great success in their Radiology careers. D. Nelson Anderson, MD Pavan Narra, MD Samuel Scutchfield, MD Practicing at Gwinnett Medical Center Practicing at South Texas Radiology Entering a Private Practice with RIA – Lawrenceville, GA Group - San Antonio, TX – Denver, CO in General Radiology Specializing in Interventional Radiology Subspecializing in Neuroradiology Macey Bray, MD Todd Nichols, MD Rebecca Seidel, MD Practicing at the University of Practicing at the University of Joining Emory University Hospital New Mexico Mississippi Medical Center – Atlanta, GA Subspecializing in Neuroradiology Specializing in Neuroradiology Specializing in Breast Imaging Steven Bright, MD W. Wyndham Owens, MD Gopi Sirineni, MD Joining Charleston Radiology Relocating to Lexington, South Carolina Joining Creighton University – Mt. Pleasant, SC to practice General Radiology Medical Center Specializing in Interventional Radiology – Omaha, NE Aruna Polsani, MD Craig Dick, MD Continuing Emory University Jeffrey Steinig, MD Completed his Abdominal Imaging – Atlanta, GA Practicing at Radiology Affiliates Imaging - Fellowship and will continue his career Pediatric Imaging Fellowship Jersey and Pennsylvania in the field of radiology Emphasis in Neuroradiolgoy Radiology Hasmukh Prajapati, MD Sarah Erickson, MD Continuing Emory University Unni Udayasankar, MD Practicing at the University of Virginia – Atlanta, GA Working at Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Specializing in Thoraco-Abdominal Body Imaging Fellowship Cleveland, Ohio as a Pediatric Radiologist Radiology and Pediatric Neuroradiologist Scott Rahimi, MD Daniel Gober, MD Practicing at Augusta Medical College Janet Wall, MD Entering a Private Practice with the Specializing in Interventional Practicing at Athens Radiology Associates Rome Radiology Group Neuroradiology with a dual – Athens, GA appointment in Neurosurgery Specializing in Breast Imaging Jason Hoover, MD Joining Montgomery Radiology Associates Bhumi Rawal, MD Eric Wandler, MD – Auburn, Alabama Practicing at Malcom Randall VA Medical Joining the American Health Imaging of Center - Gainesville, FL Newnan and Fayetteville in Georgia Manish Jani, MD Specializing in Body Imaging Entering a Private Practice with Doctors Roger Williams, DO Imaging Group in Gainesville, Florida Stephen Sabourin, MD Joining Emory University Hospital Joining Erlanger Hospital – Atlanta, GA Daniel Karolyi, MD – Chattanooga, Tennessee Specializing in Interventional Radiology Practicing at at Virginia Tech/Carilion Specializing in Musculoskeletal Imaging School of Medicine - Roanoke,VA Matthew Zygmont, MD Specializing in Body Imaging Cesar Santana, MD Joining Emory University Hospital Entering a Private Practice – Atlanta, GA Kristopher Lewis, MD – Miami, FL Specializing in Emergency Radiology Practicing at the Medical College Specializing in Nuclear Medicine of Georgia Specializing in Pediatric Radiology HR Tip HEALTH BENEFITS If you’d like more information about your medical, dental and the “Member Log In” section. 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Wood, SPHR, Human Resources Manager 6 IN THE KNOW Emory Radiology Quality Corner Represents Student Volunteers in Radiology Emory’s Department of We are very excited to have Emory punctual Radiology is frequently undergraduate students volunteer dedication recognized across in our Department. Since last Fall, to tasks. the globe as our when the program began, they have Another accomplished faculty dedicated themselves for 486 hours. area are invited to provide None of these students would be with where their volunteering efforts have lectures for various us without the invaluable connections made an impact is in the EUH PPCA. societal organizations. made between Emory’s volunteer Perlita Kitt noted that they have made coordinator, Harold McNaron, the a real difference for the nurses by May 15 - 20, 2010 in student volunteer coordinator for the helping with patients over the busy Boston, Massachusetts - minority pre-med society, Alexis Irby noon hour. The American Society of and our very own Wendy Nyberg, Neuroradiology (ASNR) administrative assistant to the Office of It is great to know that we have such 48th Annual Meeting: Quality & Safety. a wonderful group of students who Ashley Aiken, MD are committed to volunteering in the Kimberly Applegate, MD Each of these students underwent department and at the same time, Jacques Dion, MD the orientation process for Emory learning about the role of imaging in Healthcare with Tracy Russell Gonzales healthcare. Thanks so much to all of Patricia Hudgins, MD and committed to a minimum of six you who have assisted the Department Carolyn Meltzer, MD months of weekly time with us. Many with this student volunteer project. I James Provenzale, MD of these students were busy with know everyone has enjoyed having Amit Saindane, MD preparing, studying, taking their finals them in the department, especially the Frank Tong, MD and preparing to go home for the PPCA nurses. summer. Even over summer break, May 2 - 7, 2010 in San we have 12 students who are actively If you have an opportunity, please stop Diego, California - volunteering in the PPCA area at EUH, by our PPCA or BIC area to thank The American three in the BIC and four who are our student volunteers and let them Roentgen Ray Society working on special quality projects. We know that we appreciate them. They (ARRS) Annual Meeting: anticipate about 10 more students to are helping us to make our department join in September 2010 (Fall Semester). patient and family centered. Kimberly Applegate, MD During Wendy’s recent absence these - Kimberly Applegate Deb Baumgarten, MD students helped to fill the gap with Vice Chair for Quality & Safety James Provenzale, MD Updates from Imaging Applications Support (IAS) Sustainability and Standardization In a dynamic, imaging applications world and in a busy the technologist who uses these tools to provide patient academic center, building systems with standardization care each day. enables sustainability. Over the next few weeks, with the transition of PACS systems from Siemens to GE, we have The same standardization technique will be used to provide been focusing on standardization. The standardization diagnostic radiologist workstations in the beginning of of imaging workflow, standardization of the radiology this month with more workstations being added, and a workstations and standardization of issue resolution has rapid repair scenario being utilized. Through testing and been a major focus of the project. This standardization development, we have placed some security metrics on is critical to help with gaining sustainability of GE PACS. the diagnostic radiologist workstations that allow only In May, the IAS team began the process of deploying the approved applications to be loaded. This standardization workstations for the technical Go-Live at EUHM for GE will promote sustainability of this complex, highly important PACS Phase II. There are almost 30 new workstations medical device. By using the key element of standardization, that are being deployed for the technologist work area. we will be able to sustain and constantly improve the In order to satisfy the needs of capacity, standardizing the growing service and support needs of the radiology imaging workstations has been a key factor. This will assist rapid community. repair and replacement scenarios for optimal speed for - Betsy Keenan-Barber, IAS Team Lead 7 GETTING TO KNOW YOU Patient Service Associates: Radiology Schedulers With advanced equipment, experienced technologists, world renowned radiologists, and our trustworthy reputation, Emory’s Department of Radiology is considered a destination department with thousands of patients utilizing our technology on a monthly basis. Call center agents handle in-bound and out-bound appointments by coordinating with physician offices, radiology technologists, pre-certification staff, and patients to arrange appropriate appointments and procedures at various locations. Radiology schedulers work from sites across Week of June 7, 2010 the Emory campuses and follow efficient Thurs., June 10– workflow processes to minimize call time, and maximize appointments scheduled. Research In Progress Series (RIPS) - No RIPS Lecture: Week of SNM Currently located in The Emory Clinic (TEC), central scheduling has a volume of 10,000 calls per month, handled by Week of June 14, 2010 14 schedulers, with three taking calls Thurs., June 17 – in specialties such as PET, Nuclear RIPS - Russell Folks, CNMT, RT(N) Medicine, and Cardiac Imaging requests. Validation of an Ultra Fast Camera Standardization of workflow processes has played a for Cardiac SPECT crucial role in effectively streamlining the scheduling process in this area. These agents are also offered the opportunity to participate in a rotation schedule that shadows the radiology technologists in various Week of June 21, 2010 sections. This experience allows the schedulers to Wed., June 23 – obtain more specified knowledge of our modalities and Department-wide Assembly describe procedures more accurately to patients and Implementing the Patient & Family Centered referring physicians. In the Fall, the central schedulers Care Initiative in Radiology will be moving to a newly renovated area at the Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital (EUOSH). Thurs., June 24 – RIPS - Weiping Yu, PhD Breast imaging schedulers handle Functionalization of FACBC Analog anti- the appointments for our Breast /syn-ACBC-3-COR Moiety for Targeted Imaging Center, Midtown and 1525 locations. The six employees in Cancer Imaging with Magnetic Nanoparticles breast imaging schedule an average of 4,000 appointments on a monthly basis. This team uniquely rotates through the different patient service Grand Rounds and RIPS associate duties and assists with front desk responsibilities, in addition to are on Summer Break handling the scheduling of patients. The 16 agents at Executive Park average 3,000 incoming calls per week, scheduling appointments for over 30 physicians that specialize in orthopaedics, spine and sports medicine. These agents also work with referring physicians to schedule radiology procedures once the appropriate order is received and scanned into the database system. To make the patient experience more personalized, they often conduct confirmation calls to those patients who have same or next day appointments that the Executive Park facility instead of using automated operators. There are three interventional radiology schedulers at Emory University Hospital who work to confirm appointments for outpatients in the areas of Interventional our department. The call representatives Radiology, Neuroradiology, Ultrasound and CT at Emory University Hospital and constantly strive to excel at outstanding Emory Midtown locations. In conjunction with scheduling the appointment, they customer service support, and work well as also conduct pre and post procedure patient calls. a team to provide the most quality to our patients and referring physician offices. Our radiology schedulers are advanced in clerical skills with computer technology and medical terminology, knowledge that enhances their value to - Alaina Shapiro, Communications Coordinator 8 GET INVOLVED Medical Imaging Program Graduation On May 10, 2010, 23 Emory Graduates celebrated as they received their Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Imaging. Through the Emory Medical Imaging Program, aspiring Radiology Technologists (RT), along with practicing RTs, are given the opportunity to specialize their skills as an RT in the areas of CT, MR, education or administration. This year, 14 graduates completed their program with a focus in MR, six in CT, and three in administration. Student Awards - Valedictorian: Sahar Mansouri Outstanding Clinical Student: Delilah Stanford Colleague Award: Clyde Le Most Improved Clinical Student: Heather Simmons JRCERT Student Award of Excellence: Amber Price-Williams Clinical Awards - Clinical Site of the Year: Executive Park Sports and Orthopaedic Center The Medical Imaging Program Class of 2010 Outstanding Technologist Educator: plans to use their new- Sheila Reynolds found knowledge as they begin their careers in the - The Emory Clinic – Winship Cancer Institute - field of medicine. Rookie Technologist of the Year: Monica Reese - Emory University Hospital Midtown - Dawn Moore, Program Director, and the instructors of the Medical Imaging Program wish the Class of 2010 success and happiness as they move forward in their lives and careers. Congratulations! NEW FACES & APPOINTMENTS Pooneh Taleghani, MD Research Associate - Nuclear Medicine Dr. Taleghani joins Emory after contributing to the Medical Collage of Georgia study The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY). She has also gained experinece through volunteering Look for a new issue of the Rad Report the first full week of July. at the North Fulton Regional Hospital in Internal Medicine. Dr. Taleghani recieved her MD from O.O. Bogomolets National University, Kiev, Ukraine.
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