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January 20, 2016
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently updated the recommendations on screening for breast cancer. The final recommendations say mammograms should be done every two years for women ages 50 to 74. The recommendations, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine earlier this month, are mostly similar to the task force’s previous guidelines but allow more leeway for women in their 40s to consider the test. The recommendations state that “the decision to start screening mammography in women prior to age 50 years should be an individual one. Women who place a higher value on the potential benefit than the potential harms may choose to begin biennial screening between the ages of 40 and 49 years.” However, Dr. Joel Lightner, assistant professor of radiology at the USA College of Medicine, said... See more...

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November 23, 2015
Dr. Jeffrey Campbell Brandon, former chair and University Distinguished Professor of Radiology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, passed away on Nov. 17, 2015. He was 62. Dr. Brandon, a native of DuBois, Pa., earned his bachelor of science degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Following medical school, he completed a general surgery residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Philadelphia and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He then... See more...

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October 26, 2015
Dr. Beth Vettiyil, a radiology resident at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, was selected to participate in the RSNA/AUR/ARRS program “Introduction to Academic Radiology”, which is part of the American Roentgen and Ray Society’s annual meeting from April 17 – 22, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA. The program is jointly sponsored by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA®), Association of University Radiologists (AUR) and American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) and is for second-year radiology residents. Per the ARRS, “This program ensures that young, talented residents are given an opportunity to meet with successful clinical radiology researchers and fully understand the benefits of a career in academic radiology.”


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October 15, 2015
Musculoskeletal Imaging
Dr. Oganes Ashikyan recently was appointed assistant professor of radiology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and will serve as a radiologist with USA Physicians Group. Dr. Ashikyan earned his medical degree from the University of California in Irvine, CA. He completed his internship at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ, then went on to complete his residency training in diagnostic radiology at the University of California where he served as chief resident. Dr. Ashikyan completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging at the University of California in Los Angeles and later completed a second fellowship in neuroradiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch located in Galveston, TX. Dr. Ashikyan is certified with the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the American Roentgen Ray Society, North American Spine Society, American Society of Neuroradiology and Society of Skeletal Radiology.


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USA Mourns Loss of Dr. Allen Green

September 10, 2015
Breast Imaging
Dr. Allan E. Green Jr., professor emeritus of radiology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, passed away on Sept. 3, 2015. Prior to joining USA in 1987 as professor of radiology, Dr. Green served in private practice in Louisiana for close to 20 years. From 1957 to 1965, he was chief of radiation therapy and nuclear medicine at Wilford Hall USAF Hospital at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He also previously served as associate professor of radiology and director of radiotherapy and nuclear medicine at City of Memphis Hospitals and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He was promoted to clinical professor of radiology at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1967. 

Dr. Green earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Following medical school, he completed an internship at Charity Hospital of Louisiana in New Orleans and a radiology residency at Wilford Hall USAF Hospital at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He then went on to conduct a fellowship in radiotherapy at University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Hospital & Tumor Institute in Houston.In addition to serving as professor of radiology at USA, Dr. Green also served as director of mammography and adjunct associate professor of physician assistant studies. Dr. Green had a distinguished academic career at USA. He was a pioneer in breast imaging in the Southeast region. He instituted the policy to report mammography findings to patients on the same day as their breast exam. He taught numerous residents during his career, many of whom are practicing radiology throughout the region.

Dr. Green was a member of multiple professional organizations, including the Southern Medical Association, Radiological Society of North America, Society of Nuclear Medicine, American Society of Therapeutic Radiology, American College of Radiology, and the American Board of Radiology. He served in multiple offices within the Southern Radiological Society, including past president and past treasurer. In addition, he served as president of the Louisiana State Medical Society and president of the Louisiana State Radiological Society.


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USA Welcomes Dr. Maximilian Pyko

July 30, 2015
Interventional Radiology
Dr. Maximilian Pyko recently was appointed assistant professor of radiology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and will serve as an interventional radiologist with USA Physicians Group. Dr. Pyko earned his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, MI, and his residency in diagnostic radiology at McLaren Macomb in Mt Clemons, MI, where he served as chief resident. In addition, he completed a fellowship in interventional radiology at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Pyko is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, the American Osteopathic College of Radiology, and the American Osteopathic Association.


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USA Mourns Loss of Dr. Greiner

May 4, 2015
Neuroradiology 
Dr. Francis “Frank” Greiner, professor of radiology and chief of neuroradiology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, passed away on April 30, 2015. He was 60. Dr. Greiner earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, N.M., and his master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va. Following medical school, Dr. Greiner completed an internship in internal medicine at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y., and a radiology residency at State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, where he served as chief resident. From 1989-1991, Dr. Greiner was a fellow in neuroradiology at University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, N.M. Prior to joining USA in 1995 as an assistant professor of radiology, Dr. Greiner served as an assistant professor of radiology at both SUNY-Buffalo and the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center. He was named professor of radiology at USA in 2003. See more...

 

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