Scientific Meeting Presentations & Published Abstracts by UAB Radiology Residents


Gaddikeri S, Vattoth S, DeHoff III GW, Smith CB, Combs JT, Roberson GR. Rathke Cleft Cysts: MR criteria for presumptive diagnosis. American Society of Neuroradiology, New York, NY, April 21-26, 2012.



McArthur TA
, Narducci CA, Lopez RB, Lander PH. Percutaneous image-guided cryoablation of painful metastases involving the bone: a retrospective review. Annual meeting of International Skeletal Society, Coronado, CA, September 17-24, 2011.

R. Steven Delappe MD, Surjith Vattoth MD, FRCR, Andrew Morgan MD, Glenn Roberson MD. LL-NRE4052—A Systematic Approach to Analyzing Lesions of the Corpus Callosum. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, IL, November 27-December 2, 2011.

Michael Rodriguez MD, Bhavik Patel MD, John Christein MD, Desiree Morgan MD. LL-GIE1304—Dual-Energy Spectral MDCT of the Pancreas: Imaging beyond Anatomy. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, IL, November 27-December 2, 2011.

Ahmed Abdel Aal MD, PhD, Souheil Saddekni MD, Manish Patel MD, Jessica Zarzour MD, Edgar Underwood MD, Osama Raslan MD. LL-VIE4505—My Guide Wire Is Entrapped in the IVC Filter: How Can I Remove It? Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, IL, November 27-December 2, 2011.

Ahmed Abdel Aal MD, PhD, Souheil Saddekni MD, Jessica Zarzour MD, Manish Patel MD, Edgar Underwood MD, Sherif Osman MD. LL-VIE4508—Endovascular Management of Deep Venous Thrombosis: Review of the Current Practice. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, IL, November 27-December 2, 2011.

Michael Rodriguez MD, Joshua Smith MD, Shi Wei MD, PhD, Robert R. Lopez-Ben MD, Philip Lander MD. LL-MKS-SU7B, Lakeside Learning Center, 12:30pm-1:30pm. Musculoskeletal. Image-guided Musculoskeletal Biopsy: Educational Review with Clinical and Pathologic Correlation. (RSNA 2011)

McArthur TA
and Narducci CA. "Imaging of Athletic Pubalgia: The Role of CT Pubic Symphyseal Arthrography." Musculoskeletal Imaging Power Hour Oral presentation, 111th Annual Meeting of The American Roentgen Ray Society Meeting (ARRS) 2011 in Chicago, IL.

Pearce J
, Abdel Aal AK, , Osman S, Kim Y. Subclavian steal phenomenon on MRI: How can we steal the diagnosis without contrast enhanced MRA. Abstract accepted for oral scientific presentation at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society, Chicago, IL. May 1-6, 2011.

Morgan DE, Patel B, Thomas J, Lockhart M. Dual energy spectral MDCT of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: optimization of energy level viewing significantly increases lesion conspicuity. Scientific paper accepted for presentation at SGR/Abdominal Radiology Course, Carlsbad, CA, March 20-25, 2011.

Cunningham J, Patel B, Thomas J, Bolus D, Morgan DE. Spectral MDCT analysis of cystic pancreatic lesions: can dual energy really help find the double rainbow? Scientific paper accepted for presentation at SGR/Abdominal Radiology Course (SGR), Carlsbad, CA, March 20-25, 2011.

Cunningham J, Patel B, Thomas JV, Bolus D, Morgan DE. Spectral MDCT analysis of cystic pancreatic lesions: can dual energy acquisition and spectral viewing aid in detection of septations and nodules? Scientific paper accepted for presentation at American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 1-6, 2011.

McArthur TA
, Lockhart ME, Planz V, Fineberg NS, and Berland LL. CT of the Common Hepatic Duct: Frequency of Visualization in Unenhanced and Contrast-Enhanced Studies.  Abstract accepted for oral scientific presentation at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society, Chicago, IL. May 1-6, 2011.

McArthur TA, Lockhart ME, Planz V, Fineberg NS, and Berland LL. Extrahepatic Bile Duct Diameter in Patients without Cholecystectomy Increases with Age by CT. Abstract accepted for oral scientific presentation at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society, Chicago, IL. May 1-6, 2011.



Pannell JS, Lockhart ME, Morgan DE, Berland LL, Thomas JV, Fineberg NS, Weber TM. Spectral MDCT Imaging of Cystic Renal and Liver Lesions: A Comparison Between Water Content and Traditional Measures of Attenuation and Analysis of the Optimum KeV for Viewing Cystic Lesions. Oral presentation at the 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL. November 28-December 3, 2010.

McArthur TA
, Lockhart ME, Planz V, Fineberg NS, and Berland LL. CT Evaluation of Common Duct Diameter in Post-Cholecystectomy Patients with at Least Two Year Follow-up. Oral presentation at the 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North American, Chicago, IL. November 28-December 3, 2010.

Morgan DE, Patel  BN, & Lockhart ME. Spectral MDCT of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: optimization of energy level viewing significantly increases lesion conspicuity. Oral presentation at 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North American, Chicago, IL. November 28-December 3, 2010.

Shah R, Jacob R, O'Malley JP, Borghei P, Patel BN, & Cure J. Radiation necrosis: when to suspect and how to diagnose by imaging. Educational exhibit at 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North American, Chicago, IL. November 28-December 3, 2010.

Abdel Aal AK, Saddekni S, Osman S, Hamed MF, Oser RF, Underwood ES, Borghei P. Calculating the Occlusion Time for Amplatzer Vascular Plug II Used in Treatment of Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations Helps Determine Its Safety. Oral presentation at 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North American, Chicago, IL. November 28-December 3, 2010.

McArthur TA
, Umphrey HR. The Many Faces of Papillary Lesions of the Breast. Abstract presented at the 110th annual meeting of American Roentgen Ray Society.  May 2-7, 2010 San Diego, California.

Tofil NM, Grant MJ, White ML, Zinkan L, Patel B, Jenkins L, Youngblood AQ, Royal SA. Severe Contrast Reaction Emergencies: High-Fidelity Simulation Training for Radiology Residents and Technologists. Presented at the 10th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), January 23-27, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Patel BN
, Singh S. 17 year old with Chest Pain: A Case of Coronary Dissection.Presented as a case report oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Thoracic Radiology, San Diego, CA, February 28- March 3, 2010.



Umphrey HR. Feasibility of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) to evaluate neoadjuvant response in breast cancer. Resident Presentations. 2009 Tri-state Spring Radiology Meeting (Alabama Academy of Radiology), New Orleans, LA, May 23, 2009. *Note: Second Prize.



Kim H, Morgan DE, Norman ER, Pednekar A , Sobol WT. Heterogeneity of Upper Abdominal Solid Viscera ADC Measurements at 3T: Does Position in the Bone Affect Measurement Reproducibility? Presented at the 94th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North American, Chicago, IL. November 30 - December 5, 2008.

Hodges G, Merrill R, Wu X, White J, Singh S. Dose reduction in detection of pulmonary thrombotic embolism with computed tomography. Med Physics 2008;35:2958.

Smith JP
, Arnoletti JP, Varadarajulu S, Morgan DE. Post-pancreatitis fat necrosis mimicking carcinomatosis. Submitted to Radiology Case Reports, 4-21-2008.



Frazier MB, Morgan DE, Lockhart ME, Weber TM, Kenney PJ. Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy: a primer for radiologists. Published abstract presented at the 93rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North American, Chicago, IL. November 25 - 30, 2007.

Joshi AK
, Singh SP, Watts JR. Assessment of Motion Degradation of Coronary Artery Segments Throughout the Cardiac Cycle in Coronary CT Angiography. Presented at NASCI Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. October 4 - 9, 2007.

Weissmann R
, Langston MC, O'Malley JP, Muthukrishnan A. Osteopoikilosis (Case of the day). Society of Nuclear Medicine 54th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, June 2-6, 2007.

Reading B
, Langston MC, O'Malley JP, Muthukrishnan A. Chronic MRSA Osteomyelitis (Case of the day). Society of Nuclear Medicine 54th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, June 2-6, 2007.



Morgan DE, Texada JC, Canon CL, Lockhart ME, Posey JA, Vickers SM. MDCT during neoadjuvant combined therapy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Submitted to American Journal of Roentgenology, September 2007. Published abstract. Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, Illinois. November 27 - December 1, 2006.

Morgan DE, Waggoner C, Canon CL, Lockhart ME, Fineberg N, Vickers SM. CT parameters for respectability of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a new challenge in patients undergoing neoadjuvant combined modality therapy. Submitted to Radiology, September 2007. Published abstract. Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, Illinois. November 27 - December 1, 2006.

Grant PD
, Morgan DE, Canon CL. Pharyngeal Dysphagia: What the Radiologist Needs to Know. Accepted for publication. Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. In Press.

Lucas LW
, Canon CL, Morgan DE, Hawn MT, Johnson LH. Radiographic predictors of outcome after myotomy in patients with achalasia. 106th Annual American Roentgen Ray Society. Vancouver, British Columbia. April 30-May 5, 2006.

Sugg RM
, Gonzales NR, Matherne DE, Ribo M, Shaltoni HM, Noser EA, Choi JY, Alexandrov AV, Grotta JC: Myocardial Injury in Patients with Intracerebral Hemorrhage Treated with Recombinant Factor VIIa. Abstract presented at the International Stroke Conference 2006.

Umphrey HR
, Matherne TH, Lander PH, Lopez RB, et al. Charaterization of acetabular fractures: computed tomography with surgical correlation. Electronic Exhibit. American Roentgen Ray Society, Apr May, 2006.

Matherne TH, Umphrey HR, Lander PH, et al. Acetabular fractures: what the surgeon needs to know (poster presentation by Matherne). Annual Association of University Radiologists Meeting, Austin, TX, April 5-9, 2006.

Perrien K
, Matherne TH. Tuberous sclerosis. Electronic: ACR Case-in-Point. Available from: caseinpoint.acr.org. April 5, 2006.



Modarresifar H, Muthukrishnan A, Lander, PH, Ojha B. PET/CT as an alternative to conventional CT and MR in follow-up of post-therapy sarcoma. Presented at 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Toronto, Canada, June 18-22, 2005.

Sugg RM
, Malkoff MD, Noser EA, Shaltoni HM, Cacayorin ED, and Grotta JC: Endovascular Recanalization of Internal Carotid Artery Occlusion in Acute Ischemic Stroke. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2005 26: 2591-2594. Abstract presented at the American Academy of Neurology Conference 2005.

Sugg RM
, Noser EA, Shaltoni HM, Campbell MS, Weir R, Cacayorin ED, and Grotta JC: Intra-arterial Reteplase Compared to Urokinase for Thrombolytic Recanalization in Acute Ischemic Stroke. AJNR Am. J. Neuroradiol., Apr 2006; 27: 769 - 773. Abstract presented at the European Stroke Conference 2005.



Ojha BC, Dubay JW, Muthukrishnan A, et al. Usefulness of F-18 FDG PET in post chemotherapy evaluation of lymphoma: an oncologist's perspective. (Presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, New Orleans, LA, June 21-25, 2003). J Nucl Med 2003;44(5):419P.

Ojha BC, Sarikonda KV, Muthukrishnan A, et al. Evaluation of patients with esophageal cancer after combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy with F-18 FDG-PET. (Presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, New Orleans, LA, June 21-25, 2003). J Nucl Med 2003;44(5):22P

Ojha BC, Vanguru R, Muthukrishnan A, et al. Role of PET-CT in evaluation of indeterminate solitary pulmonary nodules (spn) and effect of high prevalence of granulomas. (Presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, New Orleans, LA, June 21-25, 2003). J Nucl Med 2003;44(5):355P.



Kinney FC, Bush BA, Thurstin AH, Jewell G, Dowler R, SanPedro EC, Mountz JM. Psychotic symptoms and SPECT findings in geriatric psychiatry patients. Presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, Fort Myers, FL, February 20-22, 2002.

Bush BA, Kinney FC, Thurstin AH, Jewell G, Dowler R, SanPedro EC, Mountz JM. Differences in SPECT findings among geriatric psychiatry patients with Major Depression, Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type, and Vascular Dementia. Presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, Fort Myers, FL, February 20-22, 2002.

Bush BA, Kinney FC, Thurstin AH, Jewell G, Dowler R, SanPedro EC, Mountz JM. MRI study of white matter disease in major depression in geriatric patients. Presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, Fort Myers, FL, February 20-22, 2002.

Chu WJ, SanPedro EC, Hetherington HP, Liu H, Mountz JM. Post-Stroke Cerebral Reorganization in Human Brain Identified by 31 P MR Spectroscopic Imaging and F-18 FDG PET. 10th Annual Scientific Meeting and Exhibition of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 18-24, 2002.

Mountz JM, SanPedro EC, Liu H, Hetherington HP, Chu WJ. Cerebral Reorganization Post-Stroke Correlation of F-18 FDG PET and 4.1T 31P MR Spectroscopic Imaging. 49th Annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Los Angeles, California, June 15-18, 2002.



Baker TD
, Shin MS, Payne MJ. Clinical relevance of chest CT based on results of prior chest radiograph. Presented at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society, Seattle, Washington, May 3, 2001.

Chu WJ, Hetherington HP, Deutsch G, Liu HG, SanPedro EC, Das S, Mountz JM. Regional Cerebral Blood Flow and 4.1T MRSI Cerebral Metabolite Findings in Diaschisis from Stroke. Presented at 20th International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism and Function 5th International Conference on Quantification of Brain Function with PET, Taipei, Taiwan, June 9-13, 2001.



SanPedro EC
, Chu WJ, Liu H-G, Deutsch G, Mountz JM. Contra-Lesional Pre-Motor Increased F-18 FDG Uptake and White Matter Choline Changes Correlated with Neurological Recovery in Stroke. Presented at the 47th Annual Society of Nuclear Medicine, June 3-7, 2000, St. Louis, Missouri. J Nucl Med, 41:216P, 2000.

Chu WJ, SanPedro EC, Liu H-G, Mountz JM. Correlation Between Tc-99m HMPAO SPECT and H-1 MRSI in Diaschisis. Presented at the 47th Annual Society of Nuclear Medicine, June 3-7, 2000, St. Louis, Missouri. J Nucl Med, 41:224P, 2000.

Liu HG, SanPedro EC, Lawn N, Kuzniecky R, Mountz JM. Tc-99m HMPAO SPECT and F-18 FDG coincidence imaging provide complementary methods for epilepsy localization. Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, June 3-7, 2000.