Recent awards, publications and news

Just announced: Dr. David Pettersson is the new MRI Director!

Our Newest Pediatric Radiologist, Dr. Emily Edwards, just published "Parents of Pediatric Radiology Patients Prefer Timely Reporting and Discussing Results with Referring Providers" in Academic Radiology.

Shout out to the Body Section from an anonymous DR Resident, “I have tremendously enjoyed the new weekly Body Rounds held at 4pm on Thursdays. Coming together as a group is fun to learn and see interesting cases, but rounds also serve as good community building time with the Body section attending/fellows/residents. Keep up the good work Body Section!”

Dr. Josh Nickerson was invited to join the ABR’s DR OLA Neuroradiology Committee as an Item Writer. The OLA Neuro Committee works to produce and review question items for its portion of OLA.

Dr. Bronwyn Hamilton’s book “Expert DDX: Head & Neck, 2nd edition” (Editors B Koch, BE Hamilton), published in November 2018, was just nominated for a 2019 BMA British Medical Book in Medicine award this fall.

Dr. Ramon Barajas has been selected as a recipient of the Hildegard Lamfrom Research Scholar award, funded by generous OHSU benefactors, Tim and Mary Boyle, through the establishment of the Hildegard Lamfrom Endowment. As a Lamfrom Laureate, he is one of a distinguished group of early career scientists who have shown early potential and we believe his most significant contributions still lie ahead.  This award recognizes that potential and provides support to ensure your next great accomplishments are realized.

Dr. Vaishali Phalke volunteered as one of about 60 neuroradiologists from around the globe working on a dataset with evaluation of close to 25,000 distinct CT studies from four sites. The 2019 ASNR-RSNA Brain CT Hemorrhage Challenge will open in the next few weeks. 

We acknowledge and thank, Dr. Vaishali Phalke for her work with the UME Admissions process. She was one of 11 screeners for 6,300 applications, interviewed and presented 12 candidates and attended 21/34 committee meetings. In total, OHSU interviewed 555 applicants to select a class of 160 students. Overall, this translates to 32 interview days, 34 weekly committee meetings of 2 to 4 hours duration, and more than 1,250 hours of file screening, not including preparation time.  Dr. Phalke was also acknowledged for her work on the OHSU School of Medicine Faculty Advancement and Development Committee (FADC). FADC has been working to make this a better place to work through faculty development programs, integrated web-based resource like the Faculty Development Resource Guide and participated in recruitment and selection of important leadership positions. 

old photo of Mackenzie Hall, Baird Hall and Mt Hood cropped for radiology site

Welcome message from the Chair

"We have introduced new clinical services such as endorectal prostate MRI, MRI-guided prostate biopsy, and lutetium based theranostic therapy. We have greatly expanded the range of imaging services at our Beaverton Clinic off SW 158th Avenue and are working to remodel and expand the radiology clinic at the Center for Health and Healing as CHH2 is being finalized, including a new Breast Imaging Center that will open at the waterfront in the spring of 2019 . We remain part of the ACR registry that tracks and minimizes radiation doses and we are proud of our successful and ongoing efforts to maintain and grow a faculty that is committed to our triple mission and that embodies the institutional values of excellence, diversity, and integrity."

- Fergus Coakley, M.D., Chair of Diagnostic Radiology
Fergus Coakley, MD

I am delighted you are visiting our website. As Chair since 2012, I am proud to be part of the OHSU family, and to lead a department that is increasingly central to the practice and evolution of modern medicine. I hope you enjoy exploring this site and learning more about our Department. The mission of OHSU Diagnostic Radiology is to provide clinical, educational, and research excellence in imaging for OHSU patients, physicians, scientists, and trainees. This mission statement encompasses three key aspects of what we do:

We work for others.

As a service department, we are dedicated to delivering high quality imaging for our patients, to produce reports for their health care providers that are accurate and informative, and to be readily available for consultation.

We strive for excellence.

Our goal is to treat each patient as we would like to be treated ourselves. Providing professional and compassionate care is the expected standard throughout our department.

We have a shared mission to care, teach, and investigate.

As OHSU continues to develop as a world class academic medical center, we are committed to advancing the role of imaging in clinical care and research, and to educate and collaborate with the next generation of scientists and physicians. Clinical care, education, and imaging research are the three key components of our work.

As some practical examples, we have introduced new clinical services such as endorectal prostate MRI, MRI-guided prostate biopsy, and lutetium based theranostic therapy. We have greatly expanded the range of imaging services at our Beaverton Clinic off SW 158th Avenue and are working to remodel and expand the radiology clinic at the Center for Health and Healing as CHH2 is being finalized, including a new Breast Imaging Center that will open at the waterfront in the spring of 2019 . We remain part of the ACR registry that tracks and minimizes radiation doses and we are proud of our successful and ongoing efforts to maintain and grow a faculty that is committed to our triple mission and that embodies the institutional values of excellence, diversity, and integrity.

Fergus Coakley, MD
Chair of Diagnostic Radiology
Oregon Health and Science University

Radiology CME Grand Rounds and visiting professor series

We invite professors from around the country to speak at our institution to enhance our residents and local radiologists knowledge base.  Our visiting lecturers can be viewed online via live streaming in case you are unable to join us in person. Our target audience for our lectures are OHSU local and Regional, Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. CME is available.  All lectures are held in the Radiology classroom, 10C26,  from 12 noon until 1 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

View our upcoming lectures here.

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