Weekly Didactic Schedule
  • General Weekly Schedule
    7:15 am - Physics Lecture
    12:00 pm - Variable (Case Conference; Educational Media Series; Lecture)

    7:00 am - Ground Rounds1
    12:00 pm - Variable (Case Conference; Educational Media Series; Lecture)

    7:15 am - Variable (Case Conference; Educational Media Series; Lecture)
    12:00 pm - Variable (Case Conference; Educational Media Series; Lecture)

    7:15 am - Physics Lecture
    12:00 pm - Variable (Case Conference; Educational Media Series; Lecture; CTCA Tumor Board)

    7:00 am - Book Club
    12:30 pm - Tumor Board (CTCA)

    ** Journal Club is once monthly and will be announced (see Journal Club Page)
    ** Other Multimodality Conferences will be announced (see Conference Page)
    Type of activity has 6 categories for the AOCR:

    (L) Lecture
    (C) Case Conference
    (M) Multidisciplinary Conference
    (J) Journal Club
    (O) Other (have to identify specific)

    Lectures (L) this includes
    - Book Club
    - Physics
    - Grand Rounds
    - any other listed lecture
    - AOCR distant learning lectures
    - Media

    Multidisciplinary conference (M)
    - tumor board
    - OMM conference
    - GI/ENT/Pulmonary conference

    Case Conference (C)
    - they would have listed it as case conference

Physics Lecture Schedule
  • 2014-2015 Academic Year
    Basic Concepts

    1. Structure of Atoms, Radiation, and Radioactivity

    2. Interactions of Radiation with Matter, Compton Scattering, Photoelectric Effect

    3. Attenuation, Absorption of Energy from X-ray and gamma rays

    4. Radiation Measurements and Units, dose, equivalent dose, effective dose

    Medical Imaging Informatics

    5. Analog and Digital Representation of Data, Conversion

    6. Evaluation of Medical Image Quality, Resolution, Sharpness, Contrast, Noise

    7. Image Perception and Performance Evaluation, Decision Making, ROC Analysis

    8. Image Display, Calibration

    9. Image Processing and Reconstruction

    10. PACS and Teleradiology, DICOM, Data Security

    Projection X-Ray Imaging

    11. Basic Concepts in Radiography: X-Ray Production

    12. X-Ray Tube, Focal Spot Size, Filtration, Collimation, Compensators

    13. X-Ray Generators, Factors affecting Emission, Power Ratings and Heat Loading

    14. Screen Film Geometric Principles, Film Cassettes, Screen Characteristics

    15. Image Quality, Anti-scatter Grid, and Dose

    16. Computed Radiography and Digital Radiography, Direct & Indirect Detection Radiography

    17. Artifacts in Film, CR and DR Radiography


    18. Fluoroscopy Principles, Image Intensifier, Flat Panel Detector

    19. DSA, Image Suite

    20. Image Quality, Artifacts
    21. Fluoroscopy Dose, Safety and Protection


    22. X-ray Tube Design, Generator, Photo-timer system

    23. Filter Selection, Compression, Dose, Scatter Dose

    24. Image Quality, Artifacts, Quality Control

    Computed Tomography

    25. Basic Principles, Geometry and Historical Development, CT Generations

    26. CT Imaging Principle, Filtered Back Projection

    27. CT Image Properties, Resolution, SNR, Contrast

    28. CT Image Artifacts

    29. CT Dose – CTDI, DLP

    30. CT Dose Effects, Safety Issues

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    31. Magnetization Properties, Generation and Detection of Signals

    32. Pulse Sequence, Spin Echo, T1, T2, PD weighted images, Gradient Echo

    33. Localization of MR Signals, SSG, PEG, FEG

    34. “K-space” data acquisition and image reconstruction

    35. 3D FT Image Acquisition, Image Characteristics

    36. Image Artifacts

    37. MR Spectroscopy

    38. MRI: Instrumentation/Quality/Bioeffects/Safety


    39. Characteristics of Sound—Speed, Attenuation, Interaction with Matter

    40. Ultrasound Transducer—Piezoelectricity, Components, Transducer Array Designs

    41. Ultrasound Beam Properties—Near/Far Field, Beam Formation and Focusing, Spatial
    Resolution, Temporal Resolution
    42. Ultrasound Image Acquisition and Display

    43. Doppler Ultrasound – Frequency Shift, Continuous/Pulsed Doppler, Duplex scan, color/power

    44. Advanced Ultrasound Application—Contrast Agent, Hamonic Imaging, Elastography, HIFU

    45. Ultrasound Image Artifacts

    46. Ultrasound Quality Control, Acoustic Power and Bioeffects

    Radiation Biology

    47. Biological Effects, Interaction of Radiation with Tissue, Cell Survive Curves

    48. Organ Response to Radiation: General, Skin, Reproductive Organ, Occular Effects

    49. Acute Radiation Syndrome, Radiation Induced Cancer Risk

    50. Cancer Risk for Tissue and Organs: Leukemia, Thyroid Cancer, Breast Cancer. Effect in Utero

    Nuclear Medicine

    51. Radiation Detection, Scintillation Camera, Semiconductor Detector

    52. Nuclear Medicine, Radioisotopes and Radiopharmaceuticals

    53. Gamma Cameras, Design and Image Quality Performance

    54. SPECT / SPECT-CT / Image Quality

    55. PET / PET-CT / Image Quality

    Radiation Protection

    56. Source of Exposure, Personal Dosimetry

    57. Shielding Design and Radiation Protection of Imaging Facilities

    58. Regulations and Management of Radiation Safety Program

    Review Session
Ground Rounds Yearly Schedule - Includes ACGME required lecture topics. Held in the auditorium at 7 am on most 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Tuesday mornings of the month.
  • Multispeciality lectures
  • Practice Management lectures
  • Morbidity and Mortality conference
  • 2015 Schedule
    7/7; Grand Rounds
    Speaker: Dale Bratzler, DO
    Specialty: Internal Medicine
    Topic: Reducing Surgical Complications through Surgical Care Improvement
    7/14; Grand Rounds
    Speaker: Stephen Guthrie, MD
    Specialty: Wound Care
    Topic: Flourescence Angiography
    7/21; Grand Rounds
    Speaker: George Erbacher, DO
    Specialty: Interventional Radiology
    Topic: Evaluation & Management of Critical Limb Ischemia
    8/4; Practice Management
    Speaker: Raj Singh
    Topic: Clinical Documentation Improvement - MERCY
    8/11; M & M Conference
    8/18; Grand Rounds
    Speaker: William Wylie, DO
    Specialty: Emergency Medicine
    Topic: Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock Early Management Bundle
    9/1; Grand Rounds
    Speaker: Joseph Johnson, DO
    Specialty: OB/GYN
    Topic: Postpartum Hemorrhage
    9/8; Grand Rounds
    Speaker: M. Blake Evans, DO
    Specialty: OB/GYN
    Topic: Acute Hypertension in Pregnancy
    9/15; Grand Rounds
    Speaker: Kimberly McCarthy, MS/MBA-HC, RN-BC, CHPN
    Topic: Prevention of Operating Room Pressure Ulcers
    10/6; Practice Management
    Speaker: Susan Walker, J.D. & Mary Homa (Director of Ethics, Mercy)
    Topic: Patient & Family Legal Rights
    10/13; Grand Rounds
    Speaker: Martin Newman, MD
    Specialty: Plastic Surgery
    Topic: Spy Elite: From Concept to Clinical Standard
    10/20; Grand Rounds
    Speaker: Terence Grew, DO
    Specialty: Family Medicine
    Topic: Observation versus Inpatient
    11/3; Practice Management
    Speaker: Stacey M. Brklacich, J.D.; Gable & Gotwals
    Topic: What Do I Do When Things Go Wrong
    11/17; Grand Rounds
    Speaker: Dr. Mary Borland, Medical Director of Compliance, Mercy Health Systems
    Topic: ICD-10: Document Issues and Solutions
    12/8; Grand Rounds
    Speaker: Kathryn Farguson, DO and Jawed Trad, DO
    Specialty: Cardiology Fellows
    Topic: Farguson - Cardiac Risk Stratification; Trad - Guideline Directed Atrial Fibrillation Management
    12/15; Grand Rounds
    Speaker: Aly El Banayosy, MD
    Specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Topic: Acute ECMO Support for the Pulmonary & Cariogenic Shock Patient
  • 2016 Schedule Enter description here.
    1/5; Practice Management
    Speaker: Michael Thomas, MD
    Topic: Professionalism; What it is and What it isn’t
    1/12; Grand Rounds
    Speaker: Curtis Harris, MD; Endocrinology, Chickasaw Indian Nation
    Topic: Diagnostic Error; Human Expertise and Cognitive Biases
    1/19: Grand Rounds
    Speaker: Matthew Comstock, DO
    Specialty: Interventional Cardiology Fellow
    Topic: Acute Coronary Syndrome
    2/2; Practice Management
    Speaker: Daniel Pascucci, MD
    Specialty: Internist
    Topic: Transitions of Care
    2/16; Grand Rounds
    Speaker: Rachel Riosovsky, MD
    Topic: PERT
    3/1; Practice Management
    Speaker: Douglas A. Horstmanshof, MD; Integris Baptist Medical Center
    Specialty: Cardiology Disease
    Topic: Advancements in Heart Failure
    3/15; Grand Rounds
    Speaker: Andrew Patchett, DO
    Specialty: Nephrology Fellow
    Topic: Hematuria/Proteinuria, When to refer?
    4/5; Practice Management
    Speaker: Dale Bratzler, DO
    Specialty: Internal Medicine
    Topic: Enhancing Communication & Developing Collaboration Between Healthcare Teams
    4/12; Grand Rounds
    Speaker: Israel J. Jacobowitz, MD;
    Specialty: Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgeon
    Topic: Atrial Fibrillation
AOCR Distant Learning Lecutres
  • 2015 Schedule
    The next AOCR Resident Distance Learning Lecture "Focused Specialty Review - Pediatrics" will be April 29, 2015, from 4:00-5:00 pm CT/5:00-6:00 pm ET. The lecture will be presented by Cody Young, DO, and will be 1 hour. We have shortened the lectures from 2 hours down to around 1 hour in length.
    The next AOCR Resident Distance Learning Lecture "Focused Specialty Review - Women's Imaging" will be August 12, 2015, from 4:00-5:00 pm CT/5:00-6:00 pm ET. The lecture will be presented by Maria Anello, DO, and will be 1 hour.
    The next AOCR Resident Distance Learning Lecture "Focused Specialty Review - Cardiac Imaging" will be September 16, 2015, from 4:00-5:00 pm CT/5:00-6:00 pm ET. The lecture will be presented by Joan Lacomis, MD, and will be 1 hour.
  • 2016 Schedule Enter description here.
    • Topic: GI/GU
    • Presenter: Jill Wruble, DO
    • Date: January 13, 2016
    • Time: 4:00-5:00 pm CT/5:00-6:00 pm ET
    Dr. Wruble is a member of the AOCR Resident Lecture Committee, which is responsible for development of the resident lecture series content and schedule. She is also a faculty member of both Yale Medical School and University of Connecticut Medical School.
    • Topic: Breast - Upright Tomosynthesis Directed Breast Biopsy
    • Presenter: Jules Sumkin, DO
    • Date: March 23, 2016
    • Time: 4:00-5:00 pm CT/5:00-6:00 pm ET
    Dr. Sumkin is the Chief of Radiology at Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) as well as a Professor of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
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