News & Events
MSU Radiology Welcomes New Research Director
The Department of Radiology is pleased to welcome Erik M. Shapiro, Ph.D. as the new Research Director. Dr. Shapiro's research program revolves around molecular and cellular MRI, particularly in the use of MRI to track specific cell populations. This includes cell transplants as well as immune cells. Furthermore, his lab emphasizes the fabrication of novel biocompatible nanomaterials for use in MRI investigations.
MSU Radiology Faculty Member Awarded NIH Research Grant
Jill M. Slade, Ph.D. has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant entitled “Noninvasive assessment of microvascular function in aging.” The proposed studies targeting older adults will evaluate a new noninvasive method for measuring small blood vessel function with magnetic resonance. In addition, the influence of aerobic exercise training on microvascular function will be examined.
MSU Radiology Faculty Member Awarded Two Federal Research Grants
Roger C. Haut, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor and MSU Radiology's newest faculty member has been awarded federal research grants from both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Dr. Haut's NIH grant supports the study A New Experimental Model of Knee Joint Trauma; his NIJ grant funds research into Pediatric Fracture Printing: Creating a Science of Statistical Fracture Signature Analysis. Dr. Haut, who also holds an appointment in Mechanical Engineering, joined the Radiology Department in July, 2011. He is an active investigator in trauma and orthopedic biomechanics and his research efforts should blend well with those of our faculty in Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Radiology, and Physical Therapy. View video highlighting some of Dr. Haut's ongoing research.
Dr. Michael Potchen Receives Dana Foundation Award
Michael J. Potchen, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology, has been awarded a three-year grant by the Dana Foundation. The $200,000 award from the Dana Program in Brain and Immuno-Imaging will support Using MRI Technology in Zambia and Malawi to Gain Insights into Mechanisms of Brain Injury and Dysfunction in Pediatric Cerebral Malaria. The project will utilize conventional imaging, and the findings from the proposed research will offer improved diagnostic capacity and guide the prioritization of future treatment intervention trials for cerebral malaria – a condition that kills ~1 million African children each year. The intra-African partnership fostered by this work will also support the further development of human resources for malaria research and clinical care in these resource-limited settings.
New Discovery CT750 HD
New technological breakthroughs allow the Discovery CT750 HD to acheive unmatched image quality at a dramatically lower dose. This revolutionary new platform puts our clinic on the leading edge of Computed Tomography (CT) and positions our services at the forefront of diagnostic care. With breakthrough technology that sets a new standard in CT clarity and low dose, the GE Discovery CT750 HD will enhance the way our physicians look at diagnostic imaging, provide new paths to clinical treatment, and redefine perspectives on quality care.
Powered by the first new CT scintillator material in two decades, the Discovery CT750 HD generates unmatched, high definition image quality.
The Discovery CT750 HD brings clinicians and referring physicians the image quality they require — at up to 50% lower dose using exclusive ASIR technology: helping assure patients, with faster, more confident diagnoses.
The image chain (redesigned from X-ray source through reconstruction), spectral imaging capability and dose reduction features will transform the practice of CT and set a new standard for years to come.
A Journey with a Purpose: My First 50 Years in Academia
University Distinguished Professor and Chair of MSU Department of Radiology, Dr. Potchen, took the stage October 15th, 2008 in the first installment of the Last Lecture Series presented by the Associated Students of Michigan State University. A graduate of Michigan State University, Dr. Potchen holds a medical degree from Wayne State University, a masters in management from MIT, and a law degree from the University of Michigan. Access video and audio copies of Dr. Potchen's lecture on our Media pages.
MSU researcher studies ties between cholesterol drugs, muscle problems
EAST LANSING, Mich. — A Michigan State University researcher is studying whether the most popular class of cholesterol-lowering drugs may cause muscle problems in users.
There is accumulating evidence that the effect statins can have on skeletal muscle – including muscle weakness, fatigue and deterioration – is underestimated, said Jill Slade, assistant professor of radiology and osteopathic manipulative medicine at MSU.