Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) Program
Andrew Groll, PhD
Mentor: Craig Levin, PhD
“Initial Experimental Images from a CZT Preclinical PET System”
Brian Lee, PhD
Mentors: Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD; Craig Levin, PhD
“Precision Health Toilet for Cancer Screening”
Stanford School of Medicine’s
1st Annual Conference on Disability in Healthcare and Medicine
Saturday, June 20, 2020
8:00am – 2:30pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
The conference goals are:
- Supporting students and healthcare providers with disabilities
- Training healthcare providers to better care for patients with disabilities
- Research into the intersection of providers and patients with disabilities
- Nursing students and nurses
- PA students and PA’s
- Medical students and medical doctors
- All other interested healthcare providers and allies
Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) Program Quarterly Seminar
Zoom meeting: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/99117388314?pwd=R29OSjlTdUt0a3pLaG5Zc1BFNTJIUT09
Guolan Lu, PhD
Mentor: Eben Rosenthal, MD; Garry Nolan, PhD
“Co-administered Antibody Improves the Penetration of Antibody-Dye Conjugates into Human Cancers: Implications for AntibodyDrug Conjugates”
Dianna Jeong, PhD
Mentors: Craig Levin, PhD; Shan Wang, PhD
“Novel Detection Approaches for Achieving Ultra-fast time resolution for PET”
Join us for the 3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Forum on Friday, October 9, 2020 on Zoom! This virtual event will highlight innovative workshops developed by our residents and fellows with their educational mentors who have participated in the 2019-2020 cohort of the Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity Program.
The event will be an enriching opportunity for all faculty, residents, fellows, postdocs, students, staff, and community members to learn tools and strategies to enable them to become effective change agents for diversity, equity, and inclusion in medical education.
All are welcome to participate and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, October 9!
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, join the Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC) for a first of its kind StanfordMed LIVE event focused on disability. Now more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, disabilities, health conditions, and illness impact not only our patients but also all of us, both personally and as members of the Stanford Medicine community. Stanford Medicine leadership will share information, answer questions, and engage in a roundtable discussion about the state of disability at Stanford and how best to support faculty, staff, and students living with disability and chronic illness. We encourage our community to submit questions and comments here to be shared broadly with the Stanford Medicine community. The same link can be used to request any accommodations needed for the livestream. Additional information for the webcast itself will be sent out closer to the event.
Livestream link: https://livestream.com/accounts/1973198/events/9288854
ZOOM LINK HERE
“High Resolution Breast Diffusion Weighted Imaging”
Jessica McKay, PhD
ABSTRACT: Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is a quantitative MRI method that measures the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of water molecules, which reflects cell density and serves as an indication of malignancy. Unfortunately, however, the clinical value of DWI is severely limited by the undesirable features in images that common clinical methods produce, including large geometric distortions, ghosting and chemical shift artifacts, and insufficient spatial resolution. Thus, in order to exploit information encoded in diffusion characteristics and fully assess the clinical value of ADC measurements, it is first imperative to achieve technical advancements of DWI.
In this talk, I will largely focus on the background of breast DWI, providing the clinical motivation for this work and explaining the current standard in breast DWI and alternatives proposed throughout the literature. I will also present my PhD dissertation work in which a novel strategy for high resolution breast DWI was developed. The purpose of this work is to improve DWI methods for breast imaging at 3 Tesla to robustly provide diffusion-weighted images and ADC maps with anatomical quality and resolution. This project has two major parts: Nyquist ghost correction and the use of simultaneous multislice imaging (SMS) to achieve high resolution. Exploratory work was completed to characterize the Nyquist ghost in breast DWI, showing that, although the ghost is mostly linear, the three-line navigator is unreliable, especially in the presence of fat. A novel referenceless ghost correction, Ghost/Object minimization was developed that reduced the ghost in standard SE-EPI and advanced SMS. An advanced SMS method with axial reformatting (AR) is presented for high resolution breast DWI. In a reader study, AR-SMS was preferred by three breast radiologists compared to the standard SE-EPI and readout-segmented-EPI.
“Machine-learning Approach to Differentiation of Benign and Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors: A Multicenter Study”
Michael Zhang, MD
ABSTRACT: Clinicoradiologic differentiation between benign and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNSTs) is a diagnostic challenge with important management implications. We sought to develop a radiomics classifier based on 900 features extracted from gadolinium-enhanced, T1-weighted MRI, using the Quantitative Imaging Feature Pipeline and the PyRadiomics package. Additional patient-specific clinical variables were recorded. A radiomic signature was derived from least absolute shrinkage and selection operator, followed by gradient boost machine learning. A training and test set were selected randomly in a 70:30 ratio. We further evaluated the performance of radiomics-based classifier models against human readers of varying medical-training backgrounds. Following image pre-processing, 95 malignant and 171 benign PNSTs were available. The final classifier included 21 features and achieved a sensitivity 0.676, specificity 0.882, and area under the curve (AUC) 0.845. Collectively, human readers achieved sensitivity 0.684, specificity 0.742, and AUC 0.704. We concluded that radiomics using routine gadolinium enhanced, T1-weighted MRI sequences and clinical features can aid in the evaluation of PNSTs, particularly by increasing specificity for diagnosing malignancy. Further improvement may be achieved with incorporation of additional imaging sequences.
Date: April 10, 2021 (8 AM-6PM)
- 8 AM-8:20 AM opening remarks Zainub and Pete
- 8:20 AM-9:20 AM Talk 1 “I fought the law and no one won”
- 10 minute Break
- 9:30 AM-10:30 AM talk 2 students and doctors with disabilities panel
- 20 minute break
- 10:50 AM-11:50 AM Breakout
- One hour lunch (TBD)
- 12:50 PM-1:50 PM Talk 3 the frontiers of disability research
- Lisa Meeks is moderating
- Bonnie Swenor invited
- 10 minute break
- 2:00 PM-3:00 PM breakout 2
- 10 minute break
- 3:10 PM-4:10 PM talk 4 do-it-yourself disability advocacy (Poullos/Tolchin with students)
- 4:10 PM-4:30 PM closing remarks
- 4:30 PM-6 PM virtual happy hour
Join us for a panel on Behavioral XR on Thursday, June 3rd from 9:00 – 10:30 am PDT. The event will start with a one-hour panel discussion featuring Dr. Elizabeth McMahon, a psychologist with a private practice in California; Sarah Hill of Healium, a company developing XR apps for mental fitness based in Missouri; Christian Angern of Sympatient, a company developing VR for anxiety therapy based in Germany; and Marguerite Manteau-Rao of Penumbra, a medical device company based in California. This panel will be moderated by Dr. Walter Greenleaf of Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL) and Dr. Christoph Leuze of the Stanford Medical Mixed Reality (SMMR) program. Immediately following the panel discussion, you are also invited to a 30-minute interactive session with the panelists where questions and ideas can be explored in real time.
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Alone in the Ring (a research-based theatre production about inclusive healthcare workplaces) is coming to campus during the Annual Stanford School of Medicine Diversity Week and National Disability Employment Awareness Month, SMAC and Stanford Medicine and the Muse hope to continue the discussion on how to spark and sustain change towards inclusive workspaces. Alone in the Ring is followed by a discussion between the team and audience members. During the presentation, audience members are encouraged to reflect: How inclusive is your workspace? How could you make it more accessible?
Office of Faculty Development and Diversity and SMAC.
The OFDD team welcomes all Stanford community members to join our inaugural Health Equity Action Leadership (HEAL Network) event, Health Equity Research in the Latinx Community, where faculty who do this work will share their experiences in a fireside chat panel.
Moderator: Lisa Goldman-Rosas
Speakers: Dr. Ken Sutha, Dr. Peter Poullos, Dr. Holly Tabor