Manu S. Goyal, MD, an assistant professor of radiology at MIR, spoke with NPR about recently published research that found females had a younger brain age than males. Female brain scans on average appeared about four years younger, according to Goyal and a team of MIR researchers. The team used PET imaging to study the brain scans of more than 200 people.
With his native country Syria under siege, MIR first-year resident Abdulrahman Masrani, MD, is doing what he can to help.
Two Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology faculty are members of a new and ambitious, cancer commission designed to accelerate research of the disease and bring treatments to patients faster and more efficiently.
Geetika Khanna, MD, a professor of radiology, has been named chief of pediatric radiology for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR). Khanna, who served as interim chief for the past year, also assumes the role of Radiologist-in-Chief for St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH). She succeeds Robert C. McKinstry, MD, PhD, who held the position for nine years before being named Senior Vice Chair and Division Chief of Diagnostic Imaging in March 2017.
Tamara Hershey, PhD, a professor of radiology and psychiatry, has been named as lab chief of the Neuroimaging Laboratory (NIL). She succeeds Marcus E. Raichle, MD, the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor in Medicine, who established the interdisciplinary research laboratory during the 1970s.
MIR professor Pamela Woodard, MD, led a multi-university team effort to develop a new imaging agent that may light up dangerous plaque in arteries.
Brain scans in infants with a high risk of developing autism may help forecast if they will develop the disorder.
Robert Gropler, MD, and Sheng-Kwei Song, PhD, have been named Distinguished Investigators of the Academy of Radiology Research for their significant contributions to scientific progress and medical innovation.
Marcus Raichle, MD, is one of the pre-eminent researchers at MIR. Now a computer program ranks Raichles as one othe top brain scientists of the modern era.
Samuel Achilefu, PhD, the Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Professor of Radiology, has been elected as a fellow to the Royal Society of Chemistry and to The Optical Society.