Advances in radiology


Dr. Eric vanSonnenbergDiagnostic and Interventional Radiology have had a huge impact in both the diagnosis and therapy of cancer. Radiologic imaging provides exceptional visual clarity of many solid tumors, as well as the relationships to surrounding normal structures.

At 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 21Dr. Eric vanSonnenberg will review the various types of cancers and their manifestations in different organs in the body by CT scans, ultrasound, MRI, and PET/CT. The lecture will predominantly focus on malignancies in the liver, kidneys, lungs, adrenal glands, bones, and nervous system, and then will transition to Interventional Radiology methods to treat malignancies, either for cure or to ameliorate symptoms.

In practice for more than 20 years, Dr. vanSonnenberg is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Radiology and has held, or is currently, Professor at UCSD, UCLA, University of Arizona, University of Texas, and Harvard School of Medicine. He has authored over 330 original articles, 50 book chapters and 170 poster exhibits, along with numerous grants in Interventional Radiology. 

Dr. vanSonnenberg is former President of the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology, Cannon (Gold) Medal Award recipient from the Society of Abdominal Radiology and has been awarded Best Paper Presentation and Traveling Fellowship awards from the Society. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Australia/New Zealand Radiology Society, has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and was awarded the Medical Student Research Teaching Award at Harvard Medical School.

Tickets to the lecture are $5 each and will be available in the lobby of the Renaissance Theater beginning at 9 a.m.