Vamsi Narra, MD, was one of four physicians at the medical school to receive a Distinguished Clinician Award at the 2015 Faculty Recognition reception on February 18th. He is a professor of radiology and chief of abdominal imaging at Mallinckrodt.
The FDA has approved a new imaging agent that may identify artery-clogging plaque in people at risk for heart attacks and strokes. The nanoparticle-based imaging agent was jointly developed at Washington University and the University of California (Santa Barbara), in collaboration with Texas A&M University. MIR professor Pamela Woodard, MD, led the multi-university team effort.
MIR professor Samuel Achilefu, has been named as the recipient of the St. Louis Award for his work in creating goggles that enable surgeons to see cancer cells as they operate. Achilefu is the 87th resident of the metropolitan area to receive the annual award established by St. Louis philanthropist David P. Wohl in 1931.
Three ancient Egyptian mummies from the Saint Louis Art Museum were transported to the medical center in mid-October for CT scans by Mallinckrodt Institute radiologists. The aim was to provide the most up-to-date information on the preserved remains using 3D technology. Details will appear in the next edition of Focal Spot.