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Building a Translational Imaging Research Program

Department of Medical Imaging Grand Rounds
Presenter Details
Scott Reeder, MD, PhD
Scott Reeder, MD, PhD
Professor, Senior Vice Chair (Research), HJ Romnes Faculty Fellow, Chief of Magnetic Resonance Imaging,
University of Wisconsin

Scott Reeder, MD, PhD, FISMRM, FSABI, FAIMBME, is professor, senior vice chair of research and chief of Magnetic Resoance Imaging (MRI) in the department of radiology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (UW) since 2005. He completed his radiology residency and a fellowship in abdominal and cardiovascular imaging at Stanford University. Previously, he completed medical school at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he also received his Masters and PhD in Biomedical Engineering. He is originally from Canada where he received his BScE in engineering physics at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

Dr. Reeder is the director of the UW Liver Imaging Research Program, an active National Institute of Health-funded group that performs research in technical development and translation of new imaging methods, particularly quantitative imaging biomarkers to assess liver disease.

Additional Information

Translating basic discoveries in imaging technologies into widespread innovations that improve human health through imaging is essential to the mission of academic radiology. However, there are many unique challenges that must be addressed in the development of a successful translational imaging research program. In this lecture, I review the importance of research in academic radiology and describe strategies aimed at breaking down barriers to facilitate a vibrant translational imaging research program. The importance of mentoring and "human infrastructure" will be emphasized. I will review these concepts with the example of building a machine learning program at our institution.

Zoom passcode: imaging

Learning Objectives
  • Review why research is essential to the mission of academic radiology
  • Describe the importance of mentorship
  • Review examples of the research infrastructure and the importance of breaking down barriers
CME Credit/Disclaimer

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of  1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)ä.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement(s):

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.



12:00 pm
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 12:00pm


Tucson area
College of Medicine – Tucson
COM, Room 2117
1501 N Campbell Avenue


Rosemarie Villafane
College of Medicine – Tucson
Department of Medical Imaging
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