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Advisory Boards

The CT Protocol Optimization team seeks outside assistance in reviewing our protocols and providing advice about the clinical and technical components based on each participant’s specific knowledge and experience. Through this collaboration, we hope to reaffirm the quality of our protocols while identifying any areas for potential improvement. We enlist the help of CT advisory boards in three domains: radiologists, physicists, and technologists, with each advisory board typically convened every two years. UW faculty also participate in these advisory board meetings—refer to the “Personnel” tab on our CT Protocol project webpage for those individuals.

We offer our sincere thanks to everyone involved in making the UW CT Protocol Optimization project a success, including our faculty and residents who participate in the validation process. You are helping to make a worldwide impact on radiation dose reduction while improving image quality. If you would like to contribute ideas or suggestions to the project, please contact us by email at LAumann@uwhealth.orgicon: send email.

Medical Advisory Board | Physicist Advisory Board | Technologist Advisory Board

Medical Advisory Boards

May 12, 2017 Medical Advisory Board, outside with state capitol building in the backgroundThe CT Protocol Optimization team regularly enlists the help of clinical radiologists from across the country with CT expertise in the areas of body, chest and cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neuroradiology, and pediatrics. The first iteration of this group met in 2015 to collaborate and share their unique expertise for improving upon the first generation of CT protocols.

May 12, 2017 Meeting



Body



Vincent M. Mellnick Vincent M. Mellnick, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiology
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Kaza K. Ravi Ravi K. Kaza, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
University of Michigan Hospitals
Ann Arbor, MI

Chest and Cardiovascular



Ari Goldberg Ari Goldberg, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiology
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

Dhiraj Baruah Dhiraj Baruah, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Froedert Hospital & Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Musculoskeletal



Travis J. Hillen Travis J. Hillen, MD
Asst. Professor of MSK Radiology
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Naveen Subhas Naveen Subhas, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Neuroradiology



Stuart Pomerantz Stuart R. Pomerantz, MD
Director, Neuro CT
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Radiology
Radiological Associates
Boston, MA

Stephen A. Quinet Stephen A. Quinet, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Froedert Hospital & Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Pediatrics



Rama S. Ayyala Rama S. Ayyala, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Department of Pediatric Radiology
Columbia University
New York, NY

Jamie Frost Jamie Frost, DO
Advanced Radiology Services
Grand Rapids, MI

October 23, 2015 Meeting



Body



W. Dennis Foley (Wm) Dennis Foley, MD
Department of Radiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Doyne Hospital & Clinics
Milwaukee, WI

Lawrence Tanenbaum Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR
Vice President and Medical Director, East Region
Director of CT, MRI and Advanced Imaging
RadNet, Inc
New York, NY

Chest and Cardiovascular



Lynne Hurwitz Koweek Lynne M. Hurwitz Koweek, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Division of Cardiothoracic Imaging
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Imaging
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Paul Cronin Paul Cronin, MB, MCh, BAO, MS
Associate Professor of Radiology
Director, Cardiothoracic Radiology Fellowship Program
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

Musculoskeletal



Eric Bogner Eric Bogner, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

Monica Umpierrez Monica Umpierrez, MD
Director of Musculoskeletal Imaging
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center
Atlanta, GA

Neuro



Stuart Pomerantz Stuart R. Pomerantz, MD
Director, Neuro CT
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Radiology
Radiological Associates
Boston, MA

Reza Forghani Reza Forghani, MD, PhD, FRCPC, DABR
Assistant Professor
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
McGill University
Associate Chief, Department of Radiology
Jewish General Hospital
Montreal, Quebec

Peds



Stephan Voss Stephan D. Voss, MD, PhD
Vice Chair, Quality and Safety; Div. Chief, Oncologic Imaging; Director, Nuclear Medicine
Department of Radiology
Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Carla Quijano Carla V. Quijano, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Clinics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI



Physicist Advisory Board

The initial Physicist Advisory Board meeting occurred as part of the 2016 AAPM Annual Meeting in Washington DC, with six clinical medical physicists from around the United States collaborating and sharing their unique expertise for improving the UW CT protocols. The board members were from many different practice areas including academic centers, a children’s hospital, consulting firms, and a consortium. This effort is in addition to the CT physics input the project receives from the GE CT World Headquarters located a one-hour drive from Madison in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The UW CT team also has multiple ongoing research projects with the GE CT scientists.

July 30, 2016 Meeting



Zubair Abbasi Zubair Abbasi , M.S., DABR, DABMP
Vice President of Technical Operations
West Physics

Emmanuel Christodoulou Emmanuel Christodoulou, PhD
Diagnostic Physicist
Radiology Dept.
Univ Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor , MI

Jessica B Clements Jessica B Clements, MS
Assistant Professor
Radiology Dept.
Univ Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor , MI

Samuel L Brady Samuel L Brady, PhD
Medical Physicist
St. Judes
Memphis , TN

Michael L Heard Michael L Heard, MS
Senior Radiation Physicist
Medical Physics
Sutter Health Support Services
WEST SACRAMENTO , CA



Technologist Advisory Board

Five clinical CT technologists from two locations within the UW Health network and two individuals from the GE Applications team met on February 7, 2017 to review the scanning instructions of the protocols to make them more universally applicable outside of the UW Health system. The board member's backgrounds included working at rural sites having one technologist to sites covering multiple modalities, as well as working at trauma centers and academic institutions.

February 7, 2017 Meeting



Collaborators


Carrie Bartels Carrie Bartels, RT(R)(CT)
Imaging Specialist (CT) Senior
Department of Radiology
UWHC

Amanda Ciano Amanda Ciano, RT(R)(CT), BS
Global Clinical Applications Leader CT, MICT
GE Healthcare

Dan Hallmark Dan Hallmark, RT(R)(CT)
CT Technologist
1 S. Park St

Mitch Hoppe Mitch Hoppe, RT(R)(CT), BS
CT Application Specialist
GE Healthcare

Peter Wasmund Peter Wasmund, RT, MBA
Radiology Manager — CT
Department of Radiology
UWHC

Technologists


Andrea Rausch Andrea Rausch, RT(R)(CT)
Radiologic Tech - CT
UWHC


Last updated: 11/16/2017
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