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Thoracic Imaging 2007
March 25-29, 2007
Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa
Las Vegas, NV

The Society of Thoracic Radiology 2007 Annual Meeting was held at the Red Rock Resort, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 25 - 29. The STR also celebrated their 25th Anniversary at this meeting. The meeting was very successful, by all accounts. There were approximately 430 physicians in attendance from the US, Canada, and at least 45 other countries.

To celebrate the 25 th Anniversary, commemorative mugs were purchased, a brochure from the 1982 meeting was replicated, a trivia contest of 1982 information was conducted, a continuous slide show was played in the Exhibit Hall, a founding members luncheon was held, and a champagne toast was given. The committee did a great job of incorporating the anniversary into the meeting.

This year, the first Gold Medal Award from the Society was given for outstanding lifetime achievement to Dr. S. David Rockoff, the first STR president. Although Dr. Rockoff was not able to attend the meeting, he sent his thanks and appreciation.

The Benjamin Felson memorial lecture was given by Dr. H. Ric Harnsberger. The Scanlon Symposium’s guest speaker was Dr. Warren Gefter. An audience response system was used throughout the meeting and was utilized by several speakers. Two SAMs and a cardiac workshop were also presented at the Annual Meeting.

The quality of material presented was high. There were a total of 110 faculty, 66 posters, and 21 oral presentations. The Awards Committee gave out several ribbons for the best posters. The first Jack Westcott Award for the best oral presentation was given to Dr. Terrance Healey (resident) for his presentation on Chronic Effects of Smoke Inhalation on Inspiratory and Expiratory 64-row Multidetector HRCT. He is from Brown Medical School-Rhode Island, Hospital.

STR 2007 Annual Meeting Highlights
25th Anniversary Photo Album

Benjamin Felson Lecturer
H. Ric Harnsberger, MD - The Evolution of Information @ The Viewbox

Scanlon Lecture
Warren Gefter, MD - Thoracic Imaging: Advancing from Structure to Function

Award Winners

STR Gold Medalist
S. David Rockoff, MD

Oral Presentations
Jack Westcott Award Terrance T. Healey, MD at Brown Medical School-Rhode Island Hospital Chronic Effects of Smoke Inhalation on Inspiratory and Expiratory 64-row Multidetector HRCT

Best Oral Paper Presented By A Fellow
Sebastian Ley, MD Impact of Different ECG Gating Methods and Breathing Schema on MRI Flow Measurements in the Pulmonary and Systemic Circulation German Cancer Research Center

Poster Presentations

Magna Cum Laude

MDCT Evaluation of Tracheobronchial Stenoses – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Jay R. Catena, MD, D. Litmanovich, A. Ernst, V. Dialani, PW Spirn, PM Boiselle

Cum Laude

NTM (Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterium) Diseases at CT: New Five Forms and Its Schematic Illustrations – Chung-Ang University Medical Center - Semin Chong, MD, TS Kim, KS Lee, WJ Koh, J. Han

PET/CT and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) in Management of Esophageal Carcinoma: A Pictorial Review – The Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Tadesse Eshetu, MD, SN Shah, T-LH Mohammed

A Practical Approach to Cardiac Findings on the Standard MDCT of the Thorax for Non-Cardiac Radiologists – Massachusetts General Hospital - A. Goela, MD, SR Digumarthy, A. Sharma, S. Abbara, JO Shepard

MDCT Evaluation of Congenital AirwayAbnormalities Presenting in Children and Adults – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Kei Yamada, MD, EY Lee, A. Ernst, DM Boyer, D. Feller-Kopman, PM Boiselle

Certificate of Merit

Combined Endoscopic and Endobronchial Ultrasound Find Needle Aspiration for Mediastinal Staging of Lung Carcinioma – Mayo Clinic Jacksonville - BL McComb, JMS Pascual, Edem F. Chen, MD, M. Raimondo, TA Woodward, MM Johnson, M. Al-Haddad, J. Hardee, J. Odell, MB Wallace

Expanding the Differential Diagnosis of Cystic Lung Disease at HRCT – University of Cincinnati Medical Center - Matthew D. Gilman, MD, FX McCormack, CA Meyer

Imaging of Lung Transplantation – Saarland University Medical Center - Yuen-Li Ng, MD, N. Paul, A. Walsham, TB Chung, D. Patsios, S. Keshavjee, G. Weisbrod

Low-Dose Computed Tomography as a Screening Tool Post Prior Asbestos Exposure for Early Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma - University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital - Demetris Patsios, MD, H.Bayanati, G. Dong, N. Paul, M. Johnston, H. Roberts

PET/CT of Lung Cancer: An Educational Exhibit – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Janice Sung, MD, WB Gefter, A. Alavi, DA Torigian

Various Findings of Breast Lesions on Routine Chest CT- Konkuk University Hospital - J.G. Yi, MD, JH Park, SJ Kim

Case of Day

1st place - Keith Begelman, MD (member) received a book entitled Book “Diagnostic Imaging – Chest” by Dr. Gurney et al donated by Elsevier Publishing.

2nd place - Sudhakar Pipavath, MD (Member) received a book entitled “Cardiac Imaging-Case Review Series” by Dr. Reddy et al donated by the author.

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