Pendergrass Day

38th Annual Eugene P. Pendergrass Symposium Friday, June 14, 2013

BRB II/III

421 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Biomedical Research Building (BRB)

Biomedical Research Building (BRB)

Each year, residents, fellows, post-doctoral students, graduate students, research associates and faculty attend the Department's Annual Pendergrass Symposium, now in its 38th year. This year the event takes place on Friday, June 14th in the Biomedical Research Building II/III at 421 Curie Boulevard on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.

The symposium begins Friday morning at 9:00am with ten-minute oral research presentations delivered by Radiology trainees. These presenters were selected based on abstracts they submitted to a Review Committee. This year the Review Committee reviewed almost 40 abstracts and based on a point system, identified the top 8 abstracts.

The highest rated abstract was submitted by Erica Chirico, PhD, working in Felix Wehrli's Lab for Structural NMR Imaging. She will be honored as our 6th Annual Sridhar R. Charagundla Lecturer. The remaining seven people will deliver oral presentations. The final schedule is available below.

Everyone who submitted an abstract is invited to submit their work in poster format which will be on display throughout the morning symposium.

38th Annual Eugene Pendergrass Lecture

Peter Choyke, MD, FACR

Peter Choyke, MD, FACR

This year we are pleased to honor and welcome (back) Dr. Peter Choyke, Program Director for the National Cancer Institute Molecular Imaging Section at the NIH Center for Cancer Research. Dr. Choyke obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Following an imaging fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, he joined the faculty of Georgetown University and soon thereafter, the Diagnostic Radiology Department, Clinical Center, NIH. In June 2004, he started the Molecular Imaging Program within the Center for Cancer Research, NCI.

His research interests include translation of molecular imaging methods into the clinic including MRI, optical and Radionuclide/PET methods. His research includes novel methods of detecting ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis, cancer cell receptor imaging and treatment, cell tracking, and exploration of unique animal models of cancer. Dr. Choyke is a leader in quantitative functional imaging and will share his work in developing a personalized approach to prostate cancer detection and diagnosis.

Dr. Choyke obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Following an imaging fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania he joined the faculty of Georgetown University and soon thereafter the Diagnostic Radiology Department, Clinical Center, NIH. In June 2004 he started the Molecular Imaging Program within the Center for Cancer Research at NCI.

His research interests include translation of molecular imaging methods into the clinic including MRI, optical and Radionuclide/PET methods. His research includes novel methods of detecting ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis, cancer cell receptor imaging and treatment, cell tracking, and exploration of unique animal models of cancer.

8:30 Coffee and Poster Session
9:00 Impact of patient factors on colonic morphology: Which patients may benefit from CTC as the primary screening and diagnostic evaluation of the colon?
Charles Weber, MD
9:15 In vivo 2D L-COSY detects decreased PC in gliomas after treatment with MN58b, a choline kinase inhibitor
Gaurav Verma
9:30 Does computer aided diagnostic (CAD) software decrease inter-reader variability of Florbetapir PET brain scan interpretation?
Ameya Nayate, MD
9:45 Evaluation of an Optimized Split-Bolus CT Urography Protocol
Robyn Gartner Roth, MD
10:00 MRI measurement of decreased regional work density in peri-infarct borderzone
Francisco Contijoch
10:15 Evaluation of a Bayesian Expert System for Aiding Neuroradiology Diagnoses - A Pilot Study
Manoj Tanwar
10:30 Discovering intrinsic imaging phenotypes for breast cancer tumors with value as prognostic biomarkers
Ahmed Ashraf
10:45 Coffee Break and Poster Session
11:15 6th Annual Sridhar R. Charagundla Lecture
Comparison of MRI and US assessment of vascular reactivity in relation to CVD risk factors in old and young healthy subjects
Erica Chirico, PhD
11:45 38th Annual Eugene P. Pendergrass Lecture
Can Molecular Imaging Change Prostate Cancer Management?
Peter L. Choyke, MD
Head, Imaging Section
Program Director
Center for Cancer Research, NCI
    38th Annual Eugene P. Pendergrass Symposium Program Schedule