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  • JU N E 2003 VO LU M E 13, NUMBER 6

    RSNA Visiting Professor ProgramThrills Teachers as Well as Students

    Also Inside: New MQSA May Include Additional Requirements Radiology Residents Shy Away from Mammography UFE Safely and Effectively Treats Fibroids HIPAA Privacy Rule Requires New Documents from Researchers Strong Start for RSNAs New Virtual Journal Club

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  • RSNA NewsJune 2003 Volume 13, Number 6

    Published monthly by the Radiological Societyof North America, Inc., at 820 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, IL 60523-2251. Printed in the USA.

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    Nonmember subscription rate is $20 per year;$10 of active members dues is allocated to asubscription of RSNA News.

    Contents of RSNA News copyrighted 2003 bythe Radiological Society of North America, Inc.

    RSNA Membership: (877) 776-2636

    E X E C U T I V E E D I T O RJoseph Taylor

    M A N A G I N G E D I T O RNatalie Olinger Boden

    C O N T R I B U T I N G E D I T O RRobert E. Campbell, M.D.

    E D I T O R I A L B O A R DSusan D. Wall, M.D.


    Lawrence W. Bassett, M.D.Richard H. Cohan, M.D.Nancy A. Ellerbroek, M.D.David S. Hartman, M.D.Bruce L. McClennan, M.D.William T.C. Yuh, M.D., M.S.E.E.Robert R. Hattery, M.D.

    Board LiaisonHedvig Hricak, M.D., Ph.D.

    Board Liaison-designate

    C O N T R I B U T I N G W R I T E R SStephen BarlasDennis ConnaughtonBruce K. DixonAmy Jenkins, M.S.C.Rita LietzMarilyn Idelman SoglinKen Schulze

    G R A P H I C D E S I G N E RAdam Indyk

    A D V I S O R SDave Fellers, C.A.E.

    Executive Director

    Roberta E. Arnold, M.A., M.H.P.E.Assistant Executive DirectorPublications and Communications

    2 0 0 3 R S N A B O A R D O F D I R E C T O R SDavid H. Hussey, M.D.


    Robert R. Hattery, M.D.Liaison for Publications andCommunications

    R. Gilbert Jost, M.D.Liaison for Annual Meeting and Technology

    Theresa C. McLoud, M.D.Liaison for Education

    Gary J. Becker, M.D.Liaison for Science

    Hedvig Hricak, M.D., Ph.D.Liaison-designate for Publications andCommunications

    Peggy J. Fritzsche, M.D.President

    Brian C. Lentle, M.D.President-elect

    Letters to the EditorE-mail: [email protected]: (630) 571-7837RSNA News820 Jorie Blvd.Oak Brook, IL 60523

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    JU N E 2003

    1 People in the News2 Announcements

    Feature Articles 5 New MQSA May Include Additional

    Requirements 7 Radiology Residents Shy Away from

    Mammography9 UFE Safely and Effectively Treats Fibroids

    11 HIPAA Privacy Rule Requires New Documentsfrom Researchers

    13 Strong Start for RSNAs New Virtual JournalClub

    14 RSNA Visiting Professor Program Thrills Teachersas Well as Students

    Funding Radiologys Future22 Vanguard Profile: Philips Medical Systems23 Program and Grant Announcements25 R&E Foundation Donors

    21 RSNA: Working for You23 Radiology in Public Focus26 Meeting Watch27 Exhibitor News29

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    Charles S. Resnik,M.D.

    A. Everette James Jr.,M.D., Sc.M., J.D.

    Stanley Baum, M.D.

    AUR/APDR Issue AwardsThe Association of University Radiologists honored two outstanding ra-diologists at its annual meeting in April. They are Stanley Baum, M.D.,editor-in-chief of Academic Radiology, and A. Everette James Jr.,M.D., Sc.M., J.D., from Chapel Hill, N.C.

    At the same meeting, Charles S. Resnik, M.D., from the Universityof Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, received an AchievementAward from the Association of Program Directors in Radiology.

    CAR Awardees AnnouncedThe Canadian Association of Radiologists(CAR) has announced its 2003 award winners.In October, a CAR gold medal will be bestowedupon 1991 RSNA President Carl J. Zylak,M.D., from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

    The CAR 2003 Young Radiologist Awardwill go to Derek Muradali, M.D., of MountSinai Hospital in Toronto.

    Pettigrew, Dean Named AIMBEFellowsThe American Institute for Medical and Bio-logical Engineering (AIMBE) has inductedtwo top NIBIB officials into its prestigiousCollege of Fellows.

    NIBIB Director Roderic I. Pettigrew,M.D., Ph.D., was honored for significantcontributions to research in MR imaging. Dr.Pettigrew is known for his pioneering work atEmory University using MR for 4-D imagingof the heart and work on quantitative assess-ment of blood flow and hemodynamics.

    NIBIB Deputy Director Donna J. Dean,Ph.D., was honored for directing the initialestablishment of the new institute and for im-portant contributions to the field. She was in-strumental in the formation and developmentof the organizational, administrative, scientif-ic and fiscal activities for NIBIB.

    McNeil, Pelc Join NIBIB Advisory BoardTwo new members have been appointed to the National Advisory Councilfor Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, the principal advisory bodyof the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering(NIBIB). They are Barbara J. McNeil, M.D., Ph.D., and Norbert J.Pelc, Sc.D.

    Dr. McNeil is the Ridley Watts Professor and founding head of theDepartment of Healthcare Policy at Harvard Medical School. She is also a professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and Brigham andWomens Hospital.

    Dr. Pelc is the associate chair for research and a professor in the Radi-ology Department at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Barbara J. McNeil,M.D., Ph.D.

    Norbert J. Pelc, Sc.D.

    Roderic I. Pettigrew,M.D., Ph.D.

    Donna J. Dean, Ph.D. Carl J. Zylak, M.D.

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    Medicare Expands Coveragefor PET Scans, MR AngiographyThe Centers for Medicare and MedicaidServices (CMS) says it will expand cover-age of positron emission tomography(PET) to improve the care of Medicarebeneficiaries with thyroid cancer and thosewith potential cardiac diseases.

    CMS also says it is designing ademonstration to evaluate the potentialrole of PET for patients with suspected de-mentia, as well as a multi-disciplinary ex-pert meeting to fully explore the value ofPET for Alzheimer disease (AD). Formore information on the use of PET in theearly detection of AD, see the April issueof RSNA News.

    CMS has also announced that it in-tends to expand diagnostic options for cer-tain Medicare beneficiaries by making MRangiography available to patients with ab-dominal and pelvic vascular disease undercertain clinical circumstances.

    Record Number of Abstracts The RSNA Scientific Program Committee met June 6at RSNA Headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., to work onthe scientific sessions for RSNA 2003. A record 7,700abstracts were received for consideration. Thats about300 more than those submitted for RSNA 2002.

    Letters will be sent in mid-June to notify individu-als about the status of their submitted abstracts for edu-cation exhibits. Letters will be mailed in mid-July forscientific papers and poster presentations.

    RSNAs program to make teenagersaware of careers in radiology wasnamed to the 2003 Associations Ad-vance America Honor Roll.

    Exploring Your Future in Radi-ology invites Chicago Public HighSchool students to spend a day at theRSNA Scientific Assembly and thencomplete a 100-question test aboutradiology. The winners of the 2002-2003 competition will be announced

    this summer. They will be presentedwith scholarship money during a cer-emony at RSNA 2003.

    Contributions such as yours arevital and add real value to society,says Michael S. Olson, C.A.E., presi-dent and C.E.O. of the American Society of Association Executiveswhich administers the awards. I commend the work you are doingand encourage you to continue.

    RSNA Public Outreach Program Added to AAA Honor Roll


    Send your submissions for People in the News [email protected], (630) 571-7837 fax, or RSNA News, 820

    Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, IL 60523. Please include your full name and telephone number.You may also include a non-returnable color photo, 3x5 or larger, or electronic photo inhigh-resolution (300 dpi or higher) TIFF or JPEG format (not embedded in a docu-ment). RSNA News maintains the right to accept information for print based on mem-bership status, newsworthiness and available print space.

    Fearn to Lead ASRT in 2004-2005Dawn M. Fearn, M.A., R.T.(R)(T)(QM),CMD, is the new president-elect of the Ameri-can Society of Radiologic Technologists (AS-RT). She takes office this month.

    Fearn says shell focus on workforce re-cruitment and retention issues during her presi-dential year (June 2004 to June 2005). She alsohopes to expand ASRTs role as an advocatefor radiologic science issues in the legislativearena.

    Fearn is the director of the Samaritan Regional Cancer Center in Corvallis, Ore.

    Philips Promotes Price, StrengthensManagement TeamJack Price, president and C.E.O. for Sales &Service at Philips Medical Systems, NorthAmerica, has been promoted to executive vice-

    president of PhilipsMedical Systems.

    Also at Philips, twonew top executives havebeen added to the Med-ical Systems division.Randy E. Dobbs, for-mer president andC.E.O. of GE CapitalInformation TechnologySolutions for NorthAmerica, is the new

    C.E.O. for North Americas Sales