Media Coverage

An article about a local woman who was seriously injured when she was hit by a truck in 2016, and how colorized 3D models helped her lawyers win a $3.5 million legal settlement in the case, interviews Elad I. Levy, MD, L. Nelson Hopkins III, MD, Professor and Chair of neurosurgery and professor of radiology, who was assigned to deal with her injuries because of their complexity. The article looks at the role of UB’s surgical simulator in practicing and teaching complicated and delicate procedures. “We figure out where the hurdles are in the model first,” Levy said, “and it’s usually smooth sailing with the patient.”
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has received approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to recruit 16 residents in radiology over the next four years, beginning with four enrollees next March through the National Resident Matching Program.
Top executives for Toshiba Medical — which has committed $15.8 million for new equipment and support at the Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research Center — will soon visit Buffalo. L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of neurosurgery, says the executives will discuss existing collaborations and the potential for future ones. Hopkins is also a professor of radiology and president of the Gates Vascular Institute.
Thirty-five new full-time faculty members joining the Department of Radiology will re-establish UB’s radiology residency program. The practicing radiologists are joining the department from Great Lakes Medical Imaging. Kenneth D. Pearsen, MD, co-founder and former president of GLMI, has been named chair of radiology.
The re-established radiology residency program at UB fills a critical void in medical training in Western New York, says Kenneth Pearsen, MD, chair of the radiology department.
Five new studies have shown mechanical endovascular therapy demonstrates a significant advantage over standard therapy for acute stroke. "Stroke is now a surgical disease. In centers with advanced systems of stroke care, endovascular therapy can significantly improve functional outcomes without compromising safety as compared to standard therapy," said Kenneth V. Snyder, assistant professor of neurology
Western New York has the highest rate of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the Northeast, matching the stroke rates of the “stroke belt” areas in the Southeast, according to L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of neurosurgery and professor of radiology.
The Dose Tracking System for interventional fluoroscopic procedures — developed by a UB team led by Daniel R. Bednarek, PhD, professor of radiology — has been recognized as the best new radiology software for 2014 by the medical imaging forum The award was granted to co-developer and licensee Toshiba America Medical Systems.
Elad I. Levy, MD, MBA, professor of neurosurgery and radiology, says a White House summit on sports concussions will elevate awareness about the seriousness of the injury. He also provides insight on helmet safety and the future of youth sports.
Ciprian N. Ionita, PhD, of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Stephen Rudin, PhD, of the Department of Radiology, use 3-D printing to create plastic vein and artery models for research; the devices they test on their printouts could save lives in the operating room someday.
Stephen Rudin, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Radiology, has received a four-year federal grant to conduct research that has the potential to translate into manufactured medical systems providing new standards of care in neurovascular medicine.
Elad I. Levy, MD, MBA, professor of neurosurgery and radiology, discusses pre-adolescent skeletal structure and asserts that the proposed ban on youth tackle football will raise awareness about the potential dangers of head and neck injuries.
Using conscious sedation and local anesthesia in an aneurism intervention allows for simpler operations and helps patients avoid the risks associated with general anesthesia, according to Elad I. Levy, MD, professor of neurosurgery and radiology.
Elad Levy, MD, professor of neurosurgery and radiology, will co-lead a major trial to test the Solitaire FR revascularisation device on acute ischaemic stroke patients.