Recent Presentations

National/International Meetings

The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting

June 2013. Nasrallah SN, Van Meter E, Weiss H, Oates ME, Ain KB. Survey of Nuclear Medicine Facilities Regarding Diagnostic Radioiodine Whole-Body Scintigraphy Methodologies using Recombinant Human Thyrotropin (rhTSH): Lack of Adherence to FDA and Manufacturer Recommendations.  The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  Poster.

Society for Surgery of the Aliimentary Tract Annual Meeting


May 2013. Whittington J, Stevens SD, Mckenzie S, Bernard A, Davenport D, Ward A.  A Comparison of the 2-Year Longitudinal Impact of Surgical Versus Endoscopic Pancreatic Pseudocyst Drainage on Healthcare Utilization and Morbidity. Society for Surgery of the Aliimentary Tract (SSAT) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.  Podium and Poster.

American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting


May 2013. Baruah D, Raslau F, Gupta S, Klein A, Ulmer J. Head-to-Head Comparisons Between MR Perfusion (Arterial Spin Labeling and Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast) and CT Perfusion in Seizures and Strokes. American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Electronic Education Exhibit.

May 2013. Obeng KK, Escott EJ, Valentino J, Aouad R, Ponting J. More than Superficial: A Review of the Major Complications of Malignant Skin Neoplasms of the Head and Neck. American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Poster. June 2013.54. 

Association of University Radiologists Annual Meeting


April 2013. Fain A, Zhang J, DiSantis DJ. Initial Experience on Radiation Dose and Image Quality of a Fluoroscopy System with a Dynamic Flat Detector: Comparison with a Conventional Image Intensifier System. Association of University Radiologists (AUR) Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. Podium.

April 2013. von Herrmann PF, Zhang J, Lukins DE, Obeng KK, Raslau F. Optimization of Routine Head CT Through Analysis of Individual Acquisition Parameter Variations. Association of University Radiologists (AUR) Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. Poster.

American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting


April 2013. Ayoob AR, Nickels DJ, Pawley BK, Merhar GL, Blomquist GA, Lee JT. Twistin’ the Night Away: Imaging of Bowel and Solid Organ Torsion in the Emergency Department. American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Podium and Electronic Poster.

April 2013. Gibbs RD, Luna A, True JF.  Mammographic Axillary Lesion:  An Evaluation of Incidental Axillary Findings.  American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Electronic Exhibit.

April 2013. Luna A, Spicer PJ, Gibbs RD. Incidental Findings of the Axilla. American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Education Exhibit.

National Council for Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting


April 2013. Sunthankar K, Brown C, Fountain A, Hardy PA, Bradley L. Dependence of Volume of Distribution on Gel Strength for Convection Enhanced Delivery of Drugs to the Brain. National Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) Annual Meeting, La Crosse, WI. Poster.

Society of Skeletal Radiology Annual Meeting


March 2013. Barker C, Beaman FD, Montgomery JR, Spicer PJ, Blomquist GA. Why Do Bone Contusions Matter? A Review of Traumatic Bone Contusions in the Knee. Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. Electronic Education Exhibit.

Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting


March 2013. Dan M, Dickerson MT, Hardy PA, Bae Y, Yokel RA. Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Loaded Cross-Linked Nanoassemblies Improve Tumor Accumulation and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in vivo. Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. Poster.

Society of Abdominal Radiology Annual Meeting


February 2013. Beck S, Dawkins AA, DiSantis DJ, Nair RT, Stevens SD, Vargas H, Ganesh HS. Radiology of Colonic J. Pouch Reservoirs – A Pictorial Review of Postsurgical Anatomy and Potential Complications. Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) Annual Meeting, Maui, HI. Education Exhibit.

February 2013. Bress AL, Lee JT, Krol V, Lee C, Ayoob AR. Different Classes of Adrenal Masses. Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) Annual Meeting, Maui, HI. Electronic Poster.

American Society of Spine Radiologists Annual Meeting


February 2013. Challa HR, Richer EJ, Dillon JE. Spinal Sonography with MRI Correlation in Newborns and Infants with Suspected Occult Spinal Dysraphism: A Pictorial Essay. American Society of Spine Radiologists (ASSR) Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ. Electronic Education Exhibit.

International Alliance of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease Associations Annual Meeting


December 2012. McKee H, Escott EJ, Damm D, Valentino J, Mundy J, Kasarkis E.  Macroglossia in ALS.  International Alliance of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease Associations Annual Meeting and International Symposium, Chicago, IL. Poster. 

American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week


November 2012. Anaya P, Malluche HH, Al Rifai A, Blomquist GA, Davenport D, Faugere MC, Sorrell VL. Diastolic Dysfunction is Common in CKD-5D Patients with Coronary Artery Calcifications. American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week, San Diego, CA. Poster.

November 2012. Blomquist GA, Mawad H, Davenport D, Faugere MC, Malluche H. Hip DXA and QCT Scans Are Useful Screening Tests for Low Bone Volume in CKD-5D Patients. American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week, San Diego, CA. Poster.

November 2012. Malluche HH, Blomquist GA, Davenport DL, Anaya P, Sorrell VL, Faugere MC. Non Invasively Assessed Bone Loss is a Stronger Predictor than Traditional Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Calcification Progression in Patients with CKD-5D. American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week, San Diego, CA. Poster.

Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting


November 2012. Baruah D, Raslau F, Ulmer J, Klein A, Mark L, Gupta S. Glioma Grading: Role of Routine and Advanced Imaging Techniques. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Education Exhibit.

November 2012. Cornett J, Zhang J, Alhajeri AA, Challa HR, Dillon JE. The Image Gently Campaign for Pediatrics: What We Can Do Beyond Protocol Optimization. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Education Exhibit.

November 2012. Franczak M, Mark L, Raslau F, Bergholte J, Klein M, Ulmer J. Adverse Implications of Decoupling Teleradiology from the Electronic Medical Record. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Scientific Exhibit.

November 2012. Ganesh HS, Dawkins AA, Lee JT, Ayoob AR, Nair RT, Stevens SD, DiSantis DJ, Chopra S. Old Wine in a New Bottle! Illustration of Focal Hepatic Lesions and a Comparison of Their Imaging Appearances Using Dynamic Extracellular Contrast Agents and the Newer Hepatocyte Specific Contrast Agents. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Education Exhibit.

November 2012. Ganesh HS, Stevens SD, Lee JT, Ayoob AR, Nair RT, Stevens SD, DiSantis DJ, Dawkins AA.  Focal Hepatic Lesions: A Comparative Illustration of MR Imaging Appearances of Focal Liver Lesions Using Extracellular and Hepatocyte Specific Dynamic Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Education Exhibit.

November 2012. Holley TB, Lee JT, Bress AL, Nickels DJ.  Wednesday Emergency Radiology Case of the Day.  Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Electronic Education Exhibit.

November 2012. Krol JJ, Wang X, Oates ME.  Beyond the Heart: Abdominal Pathology & Artifacts on Myocardial Perfusion SPECT Imaging. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.  Electronic Education Exhibit. 

November 2012. McElroy ST, Ayoob AR, Bress AL, Nickels DJ.  Sunday Emergency Radiology Case of the Day.  Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Electronic Education Exhibit.

November 2012. Payne J, Cheatham E, Oates ME.  Is Stunning Overrated? A Simple Quantitative Approach to Predicting Stunning in Patients with Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma.  Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Podium. 

November 2012. Peterson R, Lukins DE, Lorenzo G, Desai N. The Great Escape: The Many Routes Pediatric Tumors Take Through the Pterygopalatine Fossa.  Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Education Exhibit.

November 2012. Seay TM, Zhang J, True JF, Loh F.  Initial Experience on the Use of Real-Time Displayed Radiation Dose Monitoring System in CT Fluoroscopy: Evaluation of Personal Dose and the Impact of Dose Meter Positioning.  Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Podium.

November 2012. Smith MP, Pawley BK, Bress AL, Nickels DJ, Merhar GL.  Monday Emergency Radiology Case of the Day.  Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting Chicago, IL. Electronic Education Exhibit.

November 2012. Spicer PJ, Koerber A, Gibbs RD, Szabunio MM, Dell C, True JF.  The Many Faces of Triple Negative Breast Cancer.  Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Electronic Education Exhibit.

November 2012. True JF, Gibbs RD, Spicer PJ, Szabunio MM, Dell C, Koerber A.  Unusual Pathologic Lesions of the Skin of the Breast.  Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Electronic Education Exhibit.

November 2012. Wang X, Zhang J, Cornett J, Escott EJ. Rapid Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging as an Alternative to Computed Tomography for Pediatric Hydrocephalus Shunt Evaluation: Modality Utilization and Cancer Risk Reduction. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Electronic Scientific Exhibit.

November 2012. Wehner G, Ayoob AR, Blomquist GA, Nickels DJ, Lee JT.  Identification and Management of Blunt Traumatic Bowel and Mesenteric Injury:  Surgical or Nonsurgical Injury?  Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Electronic Education Exhibit.

November 2012. White AS, Lee JT, Bress AL, Nickels DJ.  Thursday Emergency Radiology Case of the Day. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Electronic Education Exhibit.

November 2012. Williams D, Blomquist GA, Bress AL, Nickels DJ.  Tuesday Emergency Radiology Case of the Day.  Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Electronic Education Exhibit.

November 2012. Williams D, Bress AL, Blomquist GA, Nickels DJ. VP Shunt Erosion Into Stomach. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Electronic Education Exhibit.

November 2012. Zagurovskaya M, Challa HR. CPAM (Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation) and Mimickers. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Electronic Education Exhibit.

November 2012. Zhang J, Escott EJ. Whole Brain Volume Perfusion Computed Tomography (VPCT): Radiation Dose Assessment and the Relationship with Acquisition Protocols. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Electronic Education Exhibit

European Association of Nuclear Medicine Annual Congress


October 2012. Sinha P, Conrad GR. Incidence of 131-I Scan Conversion in Thyroglobulin-Elevated Negative Iodine Scintigraphy (TENIS) Syndrome: Stratification by Thyroglobulin (Tg) Level. European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) Annual Congress, Milan, Italy. Poster. 

Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Annual Meeting


October 2012. Hill N, Ayoob AR, Stevens SD, Dawkins AA, Ganesh HS, Nair RT, Lee JT.  Filling the Void:  Postvoid MR Imaging to Troubleshoot Suspected Urethral Diverticula.  Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBTMR) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Poster. 

Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting


October 2012. Sweis R, Lazzaro M, Raslau F, Zaidat S. Transverse-Sigmoid Sinus Dural Arteriovenous Fistula with Two Different Clinical Presentations: Case Series. Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Poster.

Society for CNS Interstitial Delivery of Therapeutics


October 2012. Hardy PA, Bradley LH, Zhang Z, Ross C, Kubota K, Margaraiz P, Venugopalan R.  Tracking the Distribution of GDNF with Tracers of Different Molecular Weight. Society for CNS Interstitial Delivery of Therapeutics (SCIDOT), Chicago, IL.  Poster.

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting


October 2012. Zhang A, Hardy PA, Anderson AH, Zhao F, Grondin RC, Wang X.  Pharmacological MRI (phMRI) Monitors Therapeutic Effects of Electroacupuncture (EA) in Nonhuman Primates Modeling Human Parkinson’s Disease. Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Poster.

American Society of Emergency Radiology Annual Meeting


September 2012. Ayoob AR, Lee JT, Nickels DJ, Pawley BK, Merhar GL, Blomquist GA. “Soft” Calls: A Review of Non-Osseous Radiographic Findings in the Lower Extremity. American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Poster.

September 2012. Pawley BK, Lee JT, Nickels DJ, Merhar GL, Blomquist GA.  Soft Tissue Findings in Musculoskeletal Injuries. American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Poster.

American Association of Physicists in Medicine Annual Meeting


July 2012. Wang X, Han Q, Cornett J, Escott EJ, Zhang J. Cumulative Radiation Exposure and Cancer Risk Estimates in Pediatric Hydrocephalus Patients Undergoing Repeat or Multiple CT.  American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. Poster.

July 2012. Weir V, Zhang J, Bruner A. Advances in Dose Metrics and Dose Reduction Strategies for Interventional Fluoroscopy. American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. Poster.

July 2012. Weir V, Zhang J, Bruner A. Impact of Physician Practice On Patient Radiation Dose During CT Guided Biopsy Procedures. American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. Poster.

July 2012. Zhang J, Garner W, Schlenker G, Szabunio MM. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Is the Room Shielding a Need?  American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. Podium.

July 2012. Zhang J, Cornett J. Quantitative Effects of Clinical Practice on the Efficiency of CT Tube Current Modulation for Radiation Dose Reduction. American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. Poster.

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Annual Meeting


July 2012. Embertson R, Merhar GL, Ramaiah C, Sorrell VL, Attili AK, Winkler MA. Pseudoaneurysm of the Thoracic Aorta Sustained During Exposure to a Tornado Diagnosed with ECG-Triggered CT Aortography (ECG-CTA): A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Poster.

July 2012. Winkler MA, Embertson R, Hall M, Attili AK, Brooks MA, Sorrell VL. Quality Improvement Project for Identification of Anecdotal Coronary Artery Disease Detected on Routine Outpatient Abdominal CT Scans. Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Poster.

Local/State/Regional Meetings

University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science Spring Conference


April 2013. Dong I, Kudrimoti M, Lin Y, Huang C, Cheng R, Shang Y, Stevens SD, Shelton B, Yu G. Noninvasive Diffuse Optical Monitoring of Hemodynamic Changes in Head and Neck Tumors Throughout Radiation Therapy. University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science Spring Conference, Lexington, KY. Poster.

April 2013. Kim C, Zhu CJ, Zhang J, Wang H. A Microscopic Real-Time 3D Impedance Imaging Technique for Precise and Accurate Tumor Removal. University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science Spring Conference, Lexington, KY. Poster.

April 2013. Winkler MA, Charnigo RJ, Brooks MA, Clark PD, Embertson RE, von Herrmann PF, Bodiwala KN, Leung SW, Sorrell VL. Identification of Coronary Artery Calcification and Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease by Abdominal CT; a Continuous Quality Improvement Project.  University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science Spring Conference, Lexington, KY. Poster.

Markey Cancer Center Research Day


April 2013. Dan M, Dickerson MT, Hardy PA, Bae Y, Yokel RA. Enhanced Brain Tumor Accumulation and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide-loaded Cross-linked Nanoassemblies. Markey Cancer Center Research Day, Lexington, KY. Poster. 

April 2013. He L, Lin Y, Huang C, Irwin D, Szabunio MM, Yu G. Noncontact Diffuse Optical 3-D Imaging of Hemodynamic Contrasts in Breast Tumor: Computer Simulation. Markey Cancer Center Research Day, Lexington, KY. Poster.

April 2013. Huang C, Lin Y, He L, Shang Y, Irwin D, Szabunio MM, Yu G. Noncontact Diffuse Optical 3-D Imaging of Hemodynamic Contrasts in Breast Tumor: Geometrical Reconstruction and Alignment of Optical Sources and Detectors. Markey Cancer Center Research Day, Lexington, KY. Poster.

April 2013. Lin Y, Li T, Shang Y, He L, Huang C, Szabunio MM, Yu G. Simultaneous Measurement of Deep Tissue Blood Flow and Oxygenation Using Noncontact Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy Flow-Oximeter. Markey Cancer Center Research Day, Lexington, KY. Poster.

American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Ohio Valley Chapter Meeting


March 2013. Hardy PA, Forman E, Evans A, Corbly C, Zhang Z, Joseph J. A Novel Use of Thermoplastic. American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Ohio Valley Chapter Meeting, Erlanger, KY. Poster.

American College of Cardiology Kentucky Chapter Meeting


August 2012. Al Rifai A, Sorrell VL, Malluche HH, Blomquist GA, Davenport DL, Faugere MC, Anaya P. Echocardiographic Characteristics of Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease and Coronary Artery Calcification. American College of Cardiology Kentucky Chapter Meeting, Louisville, KY. Podium and Poster.