Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences

Highlights and Accomplishments

Cardiothoracic imaging faculty have found that CT imaging of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) radiodensity may not be used to reliably predict CAD risk because of variations in the "browning" of EAT due to seasonal and other factors not accounted for in prior studies. The researchers included Dr. Arthur Stillman, John Archer, MD, Sagar Amin, MD, and Varuna Gadiyaram, MD, of Emory Radiology; Paolo Raggi, MD, PhD, of the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada; and Chao Zhang, PhD, of the Biostatistics Core in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory. Click here to learn more.

Carlo N. De Cecco, MD, PhD has been elected chair of the Electronic Communication Committee of the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI). He also was appointed a member of the editorial boards of both the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography (JCAT) and Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging, and section editor, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, of the European Journal of Radiology. He serves on the Corporate Relations Committee, Society of Cardiovascular CT; and the Appointments and Promotions Committee, CT Quality and Safety Committee, and PET-MR Protocol Committee of the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University.