Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania selected to '25 Most Influential' list in radiology

(Philadelphia, PA) -- RT Image has chosen The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) as one of its "25 Most Influential" movers and shakers in the radiology industry in 2006. Every year, RT Image magazine presents its roster of radiology's most powerful people, institutions and organizations based on who has influenced the radiology profession in a positive way in the last year.

RT Image selected HUP for its recent installation of three new, state-of-the-art, high-powered MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) systems. The combination of the three units is a "Radiology First" for any hospital in the United States, which is especially fitting since HUP was the first hospital to get and use an MRI back in 1984. The new machines include a 1.5 Tesla (T) wide-bore scanner designed for larger and claustrophobic patients, a cardiac system allowing physicians to capture a rapidly beating heart and a 3T scanner permitting sharper brain imaging.

The publication also noted HUP as an innovator in PET/CT technology. Employing the world's first advanced "time of flight" technology, pioneered in part at Penn, HUP's uniquely outfitted new PET/CT system captures an amazingly precise simultaneous structural and functional "look inside the body." By being able to retrieve these excellent high-resolution functional images of the body, radiologists are better able to detect what is wrong and how to treat it.

Also, researchers at Penn will soon be armed with a new, cutting-edge technological tool in the field of radiology - a 7 Tesla whole-body MRI system. Penn's Department of Radiology will become the first in the Greater Philadelphia region to acquire one of these ultra high-field scanners. Only a handful of them are in operation elsewhere in the United States.

"It is an honor to receive this distinction. Penn has a rich history of 'blazing trails' in the radiology field," comments Nick Bryan, MD, PhD, chair of radiology at Penn. "With ou

Contact: Susanne Hartman
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Drug-eluting stent controversy explored in the American Heart Hospital Journal
2. USC and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles both receive grants for stem cell facilities
3. NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center doctors present at 2007 AUA Meeting
4. Childrens Hospital and Pitt lead national trial of hypothermia to treat pediatric brain injury
5. Rhode Island Hospital study identifies high-risk patient populations for MRSA carriage
6. Hospital errors rise 3 percent -- HealthGrades patient-safety study
7. Rhode Island Hospital study confirms RF ablation effective for treating inoperable lung cancer
8. Childrens Hospital Boston presents at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions
9. USC professor at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles receives $2.5M for stem cell research
10. Temple University Hospital investigates treatment for cervical dysplasia
11. University Hospitals Case Medical Center researcher awarded

Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas ... , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway ... call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting ... restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Georgia (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... awards today at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte ... have authored journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® & Innovative Solutions today announced ... and processing operations at its production facility, and opened its first two dispensaries ... manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air and surface purification solutions for ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment firm ... sciences executive with extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of North American ... Hill will be responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( ... take whatever measures required to build a strong and ... is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current trading ... and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in market ... not only by the Company, but shareholders and market ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") ... manufacturing of collagen and mineral based medical devices ... Bill Messer has joined the company ... leverage the growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive team as ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 ... the addition of the " Global Markets for ... This report focuses on ... updated review, including its applications in various applications. The ... which includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: