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Ask the Health Experts Lecture

Karen Oh, MD

Karen Oh, MD

"Breast density can impact imaging results: Understand your mammography options and new legislation"

Learn about the Oregon Breast Density law and 3D mammography.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
at 7pm
Center for Health & Healing, 3rd floor

Karen Oh, MD is an Associate Professor within Diagnostic Radiology. Her specialty is Women’s Imaging, which includes being Director of Breast Imaging and subspecialization in Obstetric and Gynecologic ultrasound. As Director of Breast Imaging, Dr. Oh functions as part of a multidisciplinary breast team at OHSU, which includes subspecialized breast surgeons, radiation oncologists, hematologic oncologists, genetic counselors and breast health nurses. She participates in breast –related research protocols, and is dedicated to providing excellent care for our breast patients.

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Guest Lecture

Jonathon A. Leipsic, M.D., F.R.C.P.C. F.S.C.C.T

"MDCT to reduce TAVR-Related Complications"


Monday, December 16th, 2013
UHS 8B60 11:45am

Dr. Jonathan Leipsic Dr. Leipsic is the Chairman of the Department of Radiology for Providence Health Care and the Vice Chairman of Research for the UBC Department of Radiology. He acts as the co-director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging for the Providence Health Care Heart Center at St. Paul’s Hospital. Dr. Leipsic is actively involved in cardiac CT and MR research with prior involvement in a multi-center trial evaluating coronary CT angiography vs. QCA. Dr. Leipsic has over 115 peer reviewed manuscripts in press or in print in Journals including JAMA, Circulation and JACC and over 125 scientific abstracts in the last 5 years. These include, but are not limited to, diagnostic performance of CCTA, radiation reduction, FFRCT as well as CT to guide minimally invasive valve intervention. He speaks internationally on a number of cardiovascular imaging subjects with over 100 invited lectures in the last 4 years. He is currently on the executive committee for the Society of Cardiovascular CT and serves as the society’s treasurer and Vice President.

lunch provided

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

National Lung Cancer Partnership

Pediatric Radiology honored with Golden Rose Award

Pediatric Radiology and Speech Therapy were honored today for reducing the amount of X-Ray radiation exposure to children by half.

More details to come!

May Guest Lecture

Barry Daly, MD, FACR

Dr. Daly is a Professor of Radiology, Chief of Abdominal Imaging and Vice-Chair of Research at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He will present an evening lecture “The CT Autopsy: Overview of Advanced Forensic Imaging”. It is open to all members of the OHSU community and is sponsored by the Diagnostic Radiology department and the Oregon Radiological Society.

Thursday,May 30th, 2013

Please visit our Radiology Event page for more information.

New in Pediatric Radiology!

Dr. Hopkins has started a quarterly newsletter "The Reading Room" to highlight what is on the minds of those who take care of our smallest patients.  Last Quarter she highlighted our undersea pediatric imaging suite and discussed Modified Barium Swallow radiation doses. Safety is naturally a common topic in pediatrics, and radiation continues to be in our radiologists forethought.  This quarter Dr. Hopkins highlights the progress we've made on lowering body CT Radiation dose.

Pediatric News

Also new, Dr. Hopkins wants to put your acuity to the test.  She has started a monthly Case Challenge to test your knowledge and skills. See if you can determine an accurate diagnosis based on a set of images.  You may email Dr. Hopkins directly with your answers.  This month's challenge closes at 5pm on Thursday, February 28, 2013.

February Case Challenge

RSNA 2012

RSNA 2012 was here and now gone. November 25th -30th anyone with anything to do with radiology descended on Chicago, IL. Amongst the thousands several of our Radiologists presenting at this years conference.  Click below to view their presentation handouts.  

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November Guest Lecture

Matthew A. Mauro, MD

"Aortic Endografting; 2012 and Beyond"

 Dr.  Mauro is the Chairman of the Department of Radiology and Professor of Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. Dr. Mauro's special interests include interventional oncology, uterine artery embolization, the management of vascular malformations, angioplasty and stenting, biliary drainage procedures, embolization and stent grafts.  He also supervises the resident rotation in Vascular/Interventional radiology; his involvement with the residency program includes lectures and one-on-one contact with the residents.  He is a member and fellow of numerous radiological societies and has published extensively in various refereed journals.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

October Guest Lecture

Michael Linver, MD

"Screening for Breast Cancer 2012: an update"

Dr. Linver is a nationally recognized breast imaging expert from Albuquerque, New Mexico and the University of New Mexico.  If you are interested, but unable to attend, you can view the presentation live as it is streamed online.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

View Dr. Linver's Presentation

Meet the New Chair

Fergus Coakley, MD

We would also like to thank Steven Primack , MD, for his exceptional leadership and invaluable knowledge transitioning the department. We look forward to a future of achieving superior goals at all levels in Diagnostic Radiology with Drs. Coakley and Primack.

Brooke Beckett, MD

Dr. Brooke Beckett is our most recent faculty member to join our Diagnostic Radiology team. Currently she is Assistant Professor in the Musculoskeletal Imaging Section. She joined the Diagnostic Radiology staff in 2011, after completing her residency and musculoskeletal fellowship at OHSU. Her professional interests include imaging of joint derangement, bone and soft tissue tumors, inflammatory arthropathies, and pediatric bone and joint disorders.  Dr. Beckett feels fortunate to have secured a residency position at OHSU and has since put down firm roots in this amazing city. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Beckett's energy is devoted to her twin boys and her husband, Jeff. When time allows she also loves good food, hiking in the Columbia River Gorge, reading, and spending time with friends. Welcome Dr. Beckett we are glad to have you.

End of an era and a new Chair for Diagnostic Radiology

After 19 years of superb leadership, Frederick Keller, MD, stepped down as Chair of Diagnostic Radiology. His leadership guided the department to exceptionally high levels in imaging and academics.  We remain grateful for his time as chair. 
Diagnostic Radiology is equally fortunate to have had Steven Primack, MD step in as interim chair. For the past ten years, Dr. Primack held the position of Vice-Chair of the department. Supporting OHSU’s mission of interdisciplinary healthcare is an integral part of Dr. Primack’s leadership philosophy. He continues to build on his beliefs in service excellence and increasing the department’s efforts at collaborative, multidisciplinary pursuits at OHSU.
If you would like to read more follow the links to SOM’s announcements.

Dr. Keller steps down as Chair
Dr. Primack appointed Interim Chair
Dr. Coakley appointed new Chair of Diagnostic Radiology

Meet our newest Team Member

Bryan Foster, MD

Dr. Bryan Foster has recently joined our Diagnostic Radiology team. Currently he is Assistant Professor in the Body Imaging Section. His interests include hepatobiliary, pancreatic and trauma imaging and performing image-guided abdominopelvic biopsies.
Dr. Foster grew up in the Northeast and attended medical school at Boston University. He stayed on at Boston University / Boston Medical Center for Radiology Residency where he was Chief Resident. He most recently completed an Abdominal Imaging Fellowship at the University of Utah.

A Man of Many Hats

James Anderson, MD


Dr. James Anderson appointed to ACGME Residency Review Committee for Diagnostic Radiology.


Read the announcement from the School of Medicine.

May Guest Lecture

Paula Woodward, MD

“Adventures in the Retroperitoneum”

We are delighted to announce our first speaker for the 2012 visiting professor series co-sponsored by the Oregon Health and Science University Department of Radiology and the Oregon Radiological Society. Paula Woodward, MD is a Professor of Radiology at the University of Utah and a senior vice-president and editor of the wildly successful Amirsys and Stat DX textbook and electronic resources series.

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012