Jefferson Physicians Receive Recognition and Grants from RSNA
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) selected Barry B. Goldberg, MD, Professor of Radiology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, and Director, Division of Diagnostic Ultrasound, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, to present the Society’s Annual Oration in Diagnostic Radiology. Each year the Society’s Board of Trustees chooses a speaker to present the Oration which this year was given in honor of William T. Meszaros, MD, Past President of RSNA, who died after a long battle with Parkinson disease.
More than 5,000 members of RSNA attended the Oration focusing on how three-dimensional imaging and contrast agents have improved ultrasound and will make the modality a powerful tool in the future. Dr. Goldberg’s lecture marked the first time an Annual Oration has been presented on Ultrasound. Dr. Goldberg is also the 1998 recipient of the RSNA’s Outstanding Researcher award.
Richard K. Valicenti, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, and Director of Clinical Research for Radiation Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, received an RSNA Seed Grant. The grant provides Dr. Valicenti with funds for a year to develop a study eligible for larger grants. Dr. Valicenti’s research focuses on improvements in radiation technology to more accurately deliver radiation treatment for prostate cancer.