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A guided research mentorship program begins in the first year of residency. If presenting paper/poster at a national meeting, meeting expenses are paid for.

Current Research Projects 

Radiation dose in vascular surgery procedures
K. Arsalaan Ahmed MD
Gadobenate disodium (Multihance) deposition in the globus pallidus and dentate nucleus
Arian Mashhood MD
Sensitivity and Specificity of sacral arcuate line disruption for fractures on plain radiography
Alex Sun MD
Cerebral deoxyhemoglobin Imaging: a biomarker for poor neurological outcomes in neonates with acute hypoxic ischemic brain injury (HI-BI)
Austin Trinh MD

Cross-sectional psoas area as a predictor of postoperative morbidity and mortality in surgical oncology patients
Chad Burk MD
Metabolic syndrome and progression of mild cognitive impairment
Eric Peters MD
Measuring the change in size of intracranial hematomas on SWI after administration of normobaric oxygen
Mohammad Kassir MD
Automated Computer Analysis of Core Infarct Size and Perfusion Mismatch
Johnny Suh MD
MR screening for acute stroke intervention using a patient specific screening paradigm
Brian Cristiano MD

Past Resident Research Projects 

Hannah Kim, MD
The Effect of Caffeine Administration on Deep Medullary Vein Prominence in Healthy Adults.

Scott Atkins, MD
Cost of CT Pulmonary Angiography to Rule out Pulmonary Embolism in Low Risk Emergency Department Patients.

Isaac Jones, MD
MR Spectroscopy in the Evaluation of Radiation Injury versus Recurrent Brain Tumor.

Daniel Jin, MD
Spanish Primer to Communicate with Non-English Speaking Hispanic Patients in Interventional Radiology Laboratory.

Jeremy Moretz, MD
SWI Increases Post-Traumatic Cervical Cord Hemorrhage Detection.

Gene Kitamura, MD
Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Findings in Neonates with Perinatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury Following Whole Body Cooling.

Frankis Almaguel-Bruzon, MD
DHA Modulation of TNF-alpha Induced Cytotoxicity in L929 Cells.

Tina Basak, MD 
Shunt malfunction: Clinical and surgical correlation following imaging

Miriam Peckham, MD
Abnormal Patterns of Iron Deposition in the Striatonigral Tract in Parkinson's Disease.

David Rajaratnam, MD
MR Imaging of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE): Correlating SWI Grading and ADC Values with Clinical Parameters.

Tri Ngo, MD
Decreasing Unnecessary Reduction Enema Procedures by Improving Ultrasound Ileocolic Intussusception Diagnosis.

Will Millard, MD
MRI in Stratifying Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence Following External Beam Radiation Therapy.

Tony Minasaghanian, MD
Understanding the Relationship between Magic Angle Artifact and Echo Time When Evaluating the Medial Femoral Condyle of the Knee.

Xin Ye, MD
Prostate MRI: Added Value of ADC Maps

Daniel Hoss, MD
Confidence in Skull Fracture Identification on Head CT in Cases of Pediatric Trauma Using Thinner Axial Slices.

Eric Liu, MD
Review of Overall Pediatric Imaging Exams over the Past Decade at LLUMC, with an Emphasis on Appendicitis.

Naseem Helo, MD
Retrospective Chart Review: “Billowing,” is there a Statistically Significant Rate of Change over Time?

Seth Gillham, MD
DTI Used to Assess the Neuroprotective Effects of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (O3PUFAs) in the Setting of Acute Spinal Cord Injury.