SCBT-MR 2018 President
Garry Gold, MD FSCBTMR
Dear SCBT-MR Members and Fellows, and Colleagues
As your SCBT-MR president, I was asked to write a “presidential message” to the society. It is a great honor to be the President of this wonderful organization which has enhanced and improved our field.
I recall very long ago attending my first SCBT-MR meeting in San Diego. It was exciting to listen to radiology’s giants give top notch lectures that combined deep understanding of cutting edge technology with appropriate and practical clinical translation. The scientific session was engaging and exciting. What I remember even more clearly was a welcoming atmosphere and ample opportunity for mentoring, questioning, and discussion. I knew then it was important for me to be a part of SCBT-MR.
A few years later, I recall my excitement at being asked to present at the scientific session. I remember vividly that Richard Ehman (Fellow and Past President of the SCBT-MR and current President of the RSNA) was moderating my scientific session. A critical part of my presentation was a video, and I was struggling to get the video to play in PowerPoint (who hasn’t had that happen). Dick allowed me to move my talk to the end of the session and was very patient and encouraging with my AV issues. The video worked in the end, and my talk went well. What I remember most was the spirit of inclusivity and generosity the everyone exhibited. These early experiences as a junior faculty member helped set career goals encourage me to pursue a career at the cutting edge of CT and MR.
Eventual election into the society as a fellow was the culmination of active involvement in the SCBT-MR and one of the highlights of my career. I continue to mentor students and trainees who present in the scientific session. The SCBT-MR has been a wonderful venue for me to present cutting edge clinical and scientific work. I wish for junior faculty and radiologists to be similarly engaged in the Society, which can be a tremendous boost to your career.
This year we will continue to enhance participation, expand educational offerings beyond the annual course, enhance the website, collaborate with other radiology societies to review and develop practice parameters, be active on social media, continue to develop our educational fund, and explore additional ways to bring value to our members. We are actively seeking your input to make SCBT-MR better.
The Society continues to broaden opportunities for engagement and encourages our members to become involved. One excellent opportunity is to participate in one of our committees. At the recent annual meeting in Nashville there were a record number of members and fellows who volunteered to serve, and we are in the process of committee assignments now.
2018 in Washington DC, Susan Ascher, M.D., President-Elect, is organizing an outstanding and innovative meeting. Highlights include experienced faculty presenting lectures on cutting edge topics, workshops lending themselves to discussion, “roundtable” conversations led by subject experts, TED talks, a long-lasting tradition of an outstanding scientific session, and evening social event perfect for networking with colleagues and meeting new friends. The upcoming meeting will also include debates about controversial topics and “power posters”, a succinct rapid oral presentation of the salient aspects of a cutting-edge topic.
In closing, I am honored to be the president of this outstanding Society. I invite your participation and engagement.
Garry E. Gold, M.D., FSCBT-MR
President Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance
Planning for the 2018 Masters in Body Imaging Meeting to be held in Washington, DC, October 6-10th is well underway. This year’s meeting builds on our commitment to highlighting the latest trends and innovations in Body CT and MRI. New this year is a half-day workshop on Optimizing Body MRI Value as well as TED talks and a mini-informatics course. The half-day Optimizing Body MRI Value workshop will have a three-fold focus: Evolution of the MRI Value Proposition; Technical Advances; and Focused MRI Body Protocols. We will be bringing back crowd favorites such as a workshop devoted to tumor assessment, an unknown film panel with audience participation, as well as our mentoring initiatives. The program will highlight Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and Big Data—to include a “Deep Learning or Deep Six” debate - and we will continue to build on our beyond interpretation lectures with “View(s) from the Corner Office” and “Practice Pearls”. And, as always, at the heart of our meeting is the Scientific Session and Power Posters where we invite you to learn about and be inspired by, cutting-edge Body Research.
We encourage attendees to interact with faculty and each other at the Q&A sessions, between sessions, and of course, at our social functions such as the Gold Medal Gala, Wine & Cheese receptions, and Research Award Dinner. Washington, DC is beautiful in October and the meeting is located across from City Center—a new vibrant district with many boutiques and restaurants - perfect for heading out to dinner with colleagues and new and old friends.
We look forward to seeing you in D.C!
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Leaders and Legacies in Radiology: Words of Wisdom from Dr. N. Reed Dunnick
In this memorable 1-hour interview conducted by Dr. Matthew Davenport, FSCBTMR, Dr. N. Reed Dunnick, FSCBTMR, chairman of the Radiology at the University of Michigan Health System and former present of the SCBTMR and RSNA, shares his thoughts on leadership, organizational culture, motivating young radiologists, his love of the Chicago Cubs, embracing change and the future of radiology. Have a listen…you just might be motivated to contemplate your own career and future directions.
- Brian Herts, MD, secretary, SCBTMR.
Alec Megibow MD, MPH, FSCBTMR, Brian Herts, MD, FSCBTMR and Mark Baker, MD, FSCBTMR traveled to Singapore. As part of the trip they visited National University Hospital in Singapore to present a mini-symposium honoring Joseph K. T. Lee, M.D., FACR, FSCBTMR - the 2016 SCBT-MR Gold Medal winner.
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Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe to Radiology?
What really is AI and how will it affect the field of radiology?
From the ACR Bulletin
Raymond Liu, MD, FSIR,
Associate Radiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
On Feb. 16, 2011, the concept of AI made history, as IBM's Watson beat "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings in the first-ever man-versus-machine competition in the show's history. Before that moment, AI was the basis of science fiction and Hollywood cinema, not to be taken seriously by the general public. Since that historic upset, AI has steadily marched into the scientific and public consciousness, and now not a week goes by without a reference in a major medical journal or newsstand publication.
But beyond the obvious hype, what really is AI and how will it affect the field of radiology?
As we ponder AI's impact on radiology, it is worth recalling the words of Lee B. Lusted, MD, the founder of the Society for Medical Decision Making, who in 1959, is quoted as saying, "We look to invent an electronic scanner computer to look at chest photofluorograms, to separate the clearly normal chest films from the abnormal chest films." Today's technology aspires to the same goal, with a corresponding result of many predictions of a doomsday scenario for radiologists. Certainly, some experts in health care seem to paint a bleak picture for radiology. Bioethicist and Affordable Care Act architect Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, suggested, "Machine learning will displace much of the work of radiologists."
Read The Full Article From the ACR Bulletin
Thank You, Dr. Rauch!
The SCBT-MR Board of Directors would like to thank Gaiane Maia Rauch, MD, Ph.D. for the tremendous contributions to the SCBT-MR Communications Committee as Editor of the Quarterly Newsletter. Over the last three years, her time, effort and experience have been incredibly beneficial and appreciated. This newsletter will be the last of the three-year term. Thank you, Dr. Rauch!
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