Medical Advisory Boards

The CT Protocol Optimization team enlisted the help of clinical radiologists from across the country with CT expertise in the subspecialties of abdominal, chest and cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neuroradiology, and pediatrics. The first iteration of this group met in 2015 to collaborate and share their unique expertise for improving upon the first generation of the UW CT protocols. Sessions held in 2017, 2019, and 2021 reaffirmed the current protocol settings, and identified additional areas for improvement, as well as incorporated new ideas in the field that would take full advantage of GE’s new technical advances. The 2021 session was held virtually and included two additional areas of expertise—Artificial Intelligence and Dual-Energy (GSI). The virtual meeting held over the course of a week allowed people to attend numerous individual breakout sessions. The next Medical Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for the spring of 2023. If you feel passionate about CT protocol development and would like to share in this experience, please contact us.

Medical Advisory Board Participants

ABDOMINAL


Andrew D. Smith, MD, PhDAndrew D. Smith, MD, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Research in Radiology
Director, Human Imaging Shared Facility (HISF) and Tumor Metrics Core Lab
Co-Director, Artificial Intelligence and Entrepreneurship
Chief of Abdominal CT
Oncologic and Abdominal Radiologist
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Corey T. Jensen, MDCorey T. Jensen, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Abdominal Imaging
Director, Clinical Operations and CT Imaging Operations
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Giuseppe V. Toia, MD, MSGiuseppe V. Toia, MD, MS
Chief Abdominal Radiology Fellow, Department of Radiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

CARDIOVASCULAR


Prashant Nagpal, MDPrashant Nagpal, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Imaging
University of Iowa
Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA

Michael L. Steigner, MDMichael L. Steigner, MD
Director, Vascular CT/MRI Medical Director, 3D Lab
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Guillermo P. Sangster, MDGuillermo P. Sangster, MD
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Shreveport, LA

Roderick Deano, MD, MPHRoderick Deano, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI

CARDIOVASCULAR AND CHEST


Brian W. Goldner, MDBrian W. Goldner, MD
Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic & Abdominal Radiology
Department of Radiology
UC Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA

MUSCULOSKELETAL


Kenneth Buckwalter, MD, MBA, FACRKenneth Buckwalter, MD, MBA, FACR
Clinical Professor, Radiology
Associate Chief Medical Information Officer
Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Brady K. Huang, MDBrady K. Huang, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging
Department of Radiology
University of California-San Diego
San Diego, CA

NEURORADIOLOGY


Remy Lobo, MDRemy Lobo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiology
Division of Neuroradiology
Co-Director, Diagnostics and Therapeutics Branch
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Rajiv Gupta, PhD, MDRajiv Gupta, PhD, MD
Neuroradiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, CT Innovation and Advanced X-ray Imaging Science (AXIS) Center
Service Chief, Radiography
Site Miner, Consortia for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technologies (CIMIT)
Boston, MA

PEDIATRICS


Kenneth J. Ward , MDKenneth J. Ward, MD
Pediatric Radiology
Children’s Hospital New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE


Stuart R. Pomerantz, MDStuart R. Pomerantz, MD
Project Leader, MGH and BWH Center for Clinical Data Science
Neuroradiologist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Walter F. Wiggins, MD, PhDWalter F. Wiggins, MD, PhD
Clinical Director, Duke Center for Artificial Intelligence in Radiology (DAIR)
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Eliot L. Siegel, MDEliot L. Siegel, MD
Professor, Department of Radiology
Chief of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
Associate Vice Chair
Vice Chair of Information Systems
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

BODY


Avinash Kambadakone-Ramesh, MDAvinash Kambadakone-Ramesh, MD, DNB, FRCR, FSCBTMR, FSAR
Chief, CT Service
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor, Radiology
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Andrew Smith, MD, PhDAndrew Smith, MD, PhD
Vice Chair of Clinical Research and
Associate Professor; Director of Human Imaging Shared Facility (HISF);
Chief of Body CT, AI, and Entrepreneurship; Oncologic and Abdominal Radiologist
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

CHEST AND CARDIOVASCULAR


Brian Ghoshhajra, MD, MBA, FSCCT, RPVIBrian Ghoshhajra, MD, MBA, FSCCT, RPVI
Service Chief, Cardiovascular Imaging
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Seth J. Kligerman, MDSeth J. Kligerman, MD
Chief, Cardiothoracic Imaging
Associate Professor of Radiology
University of California – San Diego
San Diego, CA

NEURORADIOLOGY


Stuart Pomerantz, MDStuart R. Pomerantz, MD
Director, Neuro CT
Department of Neuroradiology
Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

David R. DeLone, MDDavid R. DeLone, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

PEDIATRICS


Kevin P. Boyd, DOKevin P. Boyd, DO
Program Director, Pediatric Body Imaging
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Associate Professor of Radiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Eric M. Bugaieski, MDEric M. Bugaieski, MD
Pediatric Radiology
Central Illinois Radiological Associates
Peoria, IL

BODY

Vincent M. MellnickVincent M. Mellnick, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiology
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University
St. Louis, MO

 

Kaza K. RaviRavi K. Kaza, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
University of Michigan Hospitals
Ann Arbor, MI

 

CHEST AND CARDIOVASCULAR

Ari GoldbergAri Goldberg, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiology
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

 

Dhiraj BaruahDhiraj Baruah, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Froedert Hospital & Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

 

MUSCULOSKELETAL

Travis J. HillenTravis J. Hillen, MD
Asst. Professor of MSK Radiology
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University
St. Louis, MO

 

Naveen SubhasNaveen Subhas, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

 

NEURORADIOLOGY

Stuart PomerantzStuart R. Pomerantz, MD
Director, Neuro CT
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Radiology
Radiological Associates
Boston, MA

Stephen A. QuinetStephen A. Quinet, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Froedert Hospital & Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

 

PEDIATRICS

Rama S. AyyalaRama S. Ayyala, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Department of Pediatric Radiology
Columbia University
New York, NY

 

Jamie FrostJamie Frost, DO
Advanced Radiology Services
Grand Rapids, MI

BODY

W. Dennis Foley(Wm) Dennis Foley, MD
Department of Radiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Doyne Hospital & Clinics
Milwaukee, WI

 

Lawrence TanenbaumLawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR
Vice President and Medical Director, East Region
Director of CT, MRI and Advanced Imaging
RadNet, Inc
New York, NY

 

CHEST AND CARDIOVASCULAR

Lynne Hurwitz KoweekLynne M. Hurwitz Koweek, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Division of Cardiothoracic Imaging
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Imaging
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Paul CroninPaul Cronin, MB, MCh, BAO, MS
Associate Professor of Radiology
Director, Cardiothoracic Radiology Fellowship Program
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

 

MUSCULOSKELETAL

Eric BognerEric Bogner, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

 

Monica UmpierrezMonica Umpierrez, MD
Director of Musculoskeletal Imaging
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center
Atlanta, GA

 

NEURO

Stuart PomerantzStuart R. Pomerantz, MD
Director, Neuro CT
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Radiology
Radiological Associates
Boston, MA

Reza ForghaniReza Forghani, MD, PhD, FRCPC, DABR
Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology
McGill University
Associate Chief, Department of Radiology
Jewish General Hospital
Montreal, Quebec

 

PEDIATRICS

Stephan VossStephan D. Voss, MD, PhD
Vice Chair, Quality and Safety; Div. Chief, Oncologic Imaging; Director, Nuclear Medicine
Department of Radiology
Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

 

Carla QuijanoCarla V. Quijano, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Clinics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI