Radiology Grand Rounds Lecture Series

Duke Radiology Grand Rounds Lectures are conducted on Thursdays at 7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. in Room 2002 Duke North. The mission for Radiology Grand Rounds is to provide an educational format which has a broad appeal to faculty and trainees. If you have any further questions regarding Radiology Grand Rounds, please contact Debbie Griffin at 919-684-7228.

 2019 Schedule

Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension: A new frontier in medicine

May 16, 2019 7:30 a.m. Duke North Room 2002

Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is a condition caused by noniatrogenic spinal CSF leaks that classically presents with orthostatic headaches. These headaches, in conjunction with nausea, diplopia, tinnitus, and cognitive deficits, often result in profound disability. SIH was once assumed to be rare and was unheard of by most physicians little more than two decades ago. However, considerable research and teaching efforts by a few physician groups over the past decade has led to greater awareness of SIH and an increased recognition of cases. The Duke Radiology team is a recognized leader in the study and treatment of SIH. This lecture will review the history of SIH, highlighting Duke’s important contributions to this field, and will discuss the important role that radiologists play in both diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, this presentation will explore a unique problem uncommon to most lines of medical investigation in the modern age – how does one establish the existence of a new pathologic diagnosis not taught in medical school, convince fellow physicians of its credibility, and help raise awareness broadly in order to optimally treat this underrecognized patient population?

Timothy J. Amrhein, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology
Duke University Medical Center

Dr. Amrhein was born and raised in New York before moving to North Carolina for residency
training in Diagnostic Radiology at Duke, where he was chief resident and stayed to complete a
Neuroradiology fellowship. He is a temporary Assistant Professor of Radiology in the Duke
Department of Radiology until his real job, starting shortstop for the New York Yankees, comes
to fruition. While waiting for the call to the majors, he has published approximately 40
manuscripts, written 12 book chapters, edited a textbook, presented his work nationally and
internationally, and has received numerous research grants including the Radiological Society
of North America Research Scholar Grant, the Spine Intervention Society Research Grant, the
American Heart Association Bugher Fellowship, and the American Society of Neuroradiology
Comparative Effectiveness Award. Dr. Amrhein also currently serves as Chair of the RSNA
Neuroradiology Education Committee. His primary clinical interests center on improving
patient care via imaging guided spine interventions, with a particular focus on pain relief and
spontaneous intracranial hypotension.

3/2 Presentations

May 23, 2019 7:30 a.m. Duke North Room 2002
Andrew Griffin II, MD, Raymond Groller, MD

3/2 Presentations

May 30, 2019 7:30 a.m. Duke North Room 2002
William Perry, MD, Steven Harris, MD, PhD, Austin Dixon, MD, MBA

3/2 Presentations

June 13, 2019 7:30 a.m. Duke North Room 2002
Ryan Short, MD, Vishwan Pamarthi, MD

3/2 Presentations

June 20, 2019 7:30 a.m. Duke North Room 2002
Matthew Thompson, MD, Amrita Devalapalli, MD