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  • The Diagnostic Imaging Team

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    The physician staff of the department of diagnostic imaging includes sixty board-certified diagnostic radiologists, each fellowship trained, and subspecialty board certified interventional radiologists, neuroradiologists, and pediatric radiologists.

    Forty members of the department are currently participating actively in the research program. Areas of particular expertise include vascular and interventional radiology including non-surgical ablative therapy (radiofrequency and microwave thermal ablation and cryoablation), MR imaging (including cardiac and perfusion MR imaging), computed tomography (including cardiac and peripheral vascular applications), sonography, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, and pediatric radiology. Our investigators have successfully conducted trials in all imaging areas.

     

     


     Our Team

    • Glenn Tung, MDGlenn A. Tung, MD, FACR, has been the director of the Division of Imaging Research since 1997. He is professor of diagnostic imaging at the Brown Medical School and is board-certified in internal medicine, diagnostic radiology and neuroradiology. He is responsible for the general operation of the division, sets its annual performance goals, and oversees the activities of the research associates. He can be reached via email at gtung@lifespan.org.
    • Wendy Smith is a quality assurance and research coordinator. She has worked in the Division of Imaging Research since its inception. She has experience in the preparation and execution of clinical research projects and has been responsible for the many aspects of clinical research including protocol development, IRB submission and regulatory process, budget preparation, patient recruitment, protocol compliance, and patient retention. She received her credentials as a clinical research professional from the Society of Clinical Research Associates and is a member of the Committee on the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) for Lifespan. She can be reached via e-mail at wsmith@lifespan.org.
    • Cindy Cobb is a quality assurance and research coordinator. Before joining the imaging research staff in 1997, she was a CT technologist with experience with drug, device and interventional trials, as well as with large screening trials. She is responsible for all aspects of clinical research from protocol development to patient retention. She has coordinated many trials including those testing radiopharmaceuticals, contrast agents, thrombolytic agents, vascular interventions, and radiofrequency, microwave and cryoablation. She received her credentials as a clinical research professional from the Society of Clinical Research Associates in 2008. She can be reached via e-mail at ccobb@lifespan.org.
    • Liz Morrell joined our staff in 2002 to establish and manage the largest lung cancer screening trial to ever to be undertaken. Eight hundred twenty six participants from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York were enrolled into the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN). Although she continues to work with participants in NLST she has taken on other projects that include radiofrequency ablation and proteomic analysis after thermal ablation. She also has a thorough working knowledge of database construction and management using the Microsoft Access program. She received her credentials as a clinical research professional from the Society of Clinical Research Associates in 2008. Liz Morrell can be reached via e-mail at emorrell@lifespan.org.
    • Lila Camara also joined our staff in 2002 to work with Liz on the National Lung Screening Trial. As a supervisor, Lila coordinates the day to day flow of data in NLST and handles any protocol issues within this very large patient population. She also coordinates several other research trials in Diagnostic Imaging including trials for patients with Sickle Cell disease, Non- Small Cell Lung cancer and Hepatocellular carcinoma. She received her credentials as a clinical research professional from the Society of Clinical Research Associates in 2008. Lila Camara can be reached via e-mail at lcamara@lifespan.org.
    • Susan Foley began her work as a research associate managing the Digital Mammography Screening Trial sponsored by the NCI and ACRIN. She enrolled 642 patients in less than 8 months and followed them to the completion of the trial. She has also coordinated trials investigating various thrombolytic agents, renal and carotid arterial stenting and oncologic imaging. She received her credentials as a clinical research professional from the Society of Clinical Research Associates in 2008. She can be reached via e-mail at smfoley@lifespan.org.
    • Diane Romano joined the team in 2003 as a research associate. She has 19 years experience as a radiographer specializing in mammography. She has coordinated several trials including those in pediatric oncology, nonvascular interventional radiology, MRI, and breast imaging. She received her credentials as a clinical research professional from the Society of Clinical Research Associates in 2008. She can be reached via e-mail at dromano@lifespan.org.