2016 Medical Technology Showcase

cibr showcase headlineThe 2016 Showcase provided our members a great opportunity to educate Congressional representatives and staffers how imaging technology impacts patient care from detection to diagnosis & treatment, and about current academic research in the pipeline from early career investigators.

The Showcase event was held Tuesday, April 12 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm in the  Kennedy Caucus Room, 325 of the Russell Senate Office Building and the additional events and activities listed below were held in conjunction with the Showcase April 11th & 12th.


Led by CIBR Chair Steven E. Seltzer, MD, and Academy President Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, the Academy of Radiology Research 2016 Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging (CECI2) Travel Awardees meet with Program Directors and staff at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Monday, April 11th.

 Events April 11th & 12th prior to the Medical Technology Showcase Tuesday Evening:


NIH Visits for the Travel Awardees

The 2016 Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging Travel Awardees met with Program Directors and staff at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Monday, April 11th.

conference-presentationMonday 6:00 pm Hill Briefing & Advocacy Training

The Academy Government Relations Team hosted an advocacy training at the Hyatt Regency Washington in the Thornton Room. to prepare attendees for their meetings on Capitol Hill.


6:30 Monday Evening Participant Reception

On Monday evening at 6:30, showcase participants attended the pre-showcase welcome reception at the Hyatt Regency Washington in the Thornton Room.


7:45 am Tuesday Participant Rally & 8:30 Breakfast

On Tuesday morning at 7:45 at the Hyatt Regency Washington in the Thornton Room, before laving for the Hill, participants attended a brief kick-off rally to start the day including a quick overview and any last minute instructions for the day’s visits along with breakfast.


Hill Visits for Showcase Participants

During the course of the day on Tuesday April 12th, several meetings were scheduled on Capitol Hill for showcase representatives as well as travel awardees to meet with Congressional staff and members.


12 noon Participant Luncheon

Lunch and a presentation from Roderic I. Pettigrew, PhD, MD, Director of the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health was held at the Hyatt Regency Washington in the Thornton Room.


Tuesday at 5:00 pm began the Showcase where attendees heard from patients sharing their personal experience and perspective on the impact that imaging technology has had and continues to have on their treatment and quality of life.

Blakely M.

Blakely Murphy: a collegiate volleyball player and the first patient in the world to have both a traditional craniotomy and a less invasive second surgery utilizing imaging to remove a brain tumor in the same section of her brain 2 years later.

PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 27; The Portland Thorns Media Day (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland TImbers)

Cindy Parlow Cone: a US Olympic soccer player and winner of 2 gold medals and a world championship, who had her successful professional career cut short at 24 after suffering from post concussion syndrome.

Barb Cole Photo CIBR 2016

Barbara Cole: a national spokeswoman and Early-Stage Advisor for the Alzheimer’s Association who is learning to cope and live with early onset Alzheimer’s in addition to the adoption of many homeless animals.

Beth C.

Beth Calabotta: a scientist in the biotechnology field and a wife who has two dogs and is facing the challenges of being a metastatic breast cancer patient.


The Medical Technology Showcase also featured the following collaborative presentations and exhibits from organizations representing all segments of CIBR membership:

From the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the National Institutes of Health

Image Guided Interventions for Liver Cancer Treatment: YES! Beat Liver Tumors / Society of Interventional Radiology/ Toshiba Medical Research Institute

Traumatic Brain Injury in Women: PinkConcussions / Society for Women’s Health Research / GE Healthcare

Next generation CT for improved Kidney Cancer Care: Action to Cure Kidney Cancer / University of Texas Southwestern Department of Radiology / Philips Healthcare

How Digital Technology is Changing Medical Imaging: National Patient Advocate Foundation / NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Radiology / Canon

Utilizing Imaging for Smoking Cessation: Lung Cancer Alliance / University of Michigan Department of Radiology / University of Minnesota Department of Radiology / Imbio

Prostate Cancer: The Electronic Medical Record for Access to Images and Data: Men’s Health Network / Northwestern University Department of Radiology / Agfa HealthCare Corporation

Lung Cancer Screening: Improving the Ability to Identify & Follow-Up on Critical Findings: Lung Cancer Alliance / University of Pennsylvania Department of Radiology / Nuance Healthcare

Neonatal MRI: Connect2NICU / Reaching for the Stars: A Foundation of Hope for Children with Cerebral Palsy / Spina Bifida Association  / University of California, San Diego Department of Radiology / TIME MEDICAL Systems

3D Printing for Surgical Planning and Virtual Reality: YES! Beat Liver Tumors / Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Radiology / FUJIFILM Medical Systems

Lung Cancer Screening: Improving the Ability to Identify & Follow-Up on Critical Findings: Lung Cancer Alliance / University of Pennsylvania Department of Radiology / Nuance Healthcare

Brain Imaging: American Brain Tumor Association / Nico Corporation

The Showcase also featured the following Academic Research Poster Presentations:

Recent Advances in Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco; Ronald L. Arenson, MD; University of California, San Francisco

Clinical Outcome of Upsized Percutaneous Catheter Drainage for Necrotizing Pancreatitis, University of California Irvine

MRI Visible Capsules for Ultrasound Induced Targeted Drug Delivery, Mark Bolding, PhD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Brain Imaging

Non-invasive Brain Thermometry in a Non-human Primate Model of Acute Ischemic Stroke; Seena Dehkharghani, MD; Emory University

Optical Imaging of Brain Function. Developing Safe, Portable, and Wearable Optical Methods for Mapping Human Brain Function in Clinical Settings Beyond PET or Functional MRIAdam Eggebrecht, PhD; Washington University School of Medicine, World Pediatric Stroke Association

MRI of Atherosclerosis to Aid in the Diagnosis and Prevention of Stroke; Ajay Gupta, MD; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical College

The Use of Normal Saline (NS) as a Safe, Inexpensive and Detectable Contrast Agent for MRI in the BrainAsim Mian, MD; Boston University/Boston Medical Center

Simultaneous PET/MRI: How Multi-modal Imaging Technology can Unravel the Molecular Mechanisms of Brain Function, Brain Disorders and Evaluate their Therapeutic InterventionsChristin Sander, PhD; Massachusetts General Hospital

Using PET and MRI to Determine how the Human Brain Ages; Manu Goyal, MD, MSc; Washington University School of Medicine

Mathematical Framework to Characterize the Altered Cognitive Pathways in Autism via Functional MRI DataArchana Venkataraman, PhD; Yale University

Cardiac Imaging

Noninvasive Real-time Intra-cardiac Pressure Estimation Using Subharmonic Signals from Ultrasound Contrast Agents; Jaydev Dave, PhD, DABR, MS; Thomas Jefferson University

Imaging of Obesity And Cardiovascular Disease Risk FactorsJadranka Stojanovska, MD, MS; University of Michigan Health System

Lung Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cystic Fibrosis: A Safe Imaging Biomarker of Both Lung Structure And FunctionScott Nagle, MD, PhD; University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Cancer Imaging

Metabolic Imaging of Dormant Cancer CellsTerence P. Gade, MD, PhD; University of Pennsylvania

Development of Prepless MR Colonography as a Non-invasive Screening Test for Colorectal Cancer for the Detection of Polyps and Cancers; Courtney Moreno, MD; Emory University

Evaluating Breast Cancer Cellularity with MRIRebecca Rakow-Penner, MD, PhD; University of California, San Diego

Image-guided Surgery and Therapy; Jayender Jagadeesan, PhD; Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School