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.
The Cost of Being Black: The Influence of Race on Health Disparities
Health disparities, as it pertains to race, has been identified in nearly every disease process ranging from asthma to heart disease.1,2 Research suggests that these disparities may be linked to patient determinants such as limited resources associated with socioeconomic status and poor health care education, but others point to a more disturbing condition within the medical community itself.3 That the presence of implicit and explicit bias within hospital walls contributes to the morbidity and mortality of the minority population.4 It is hoped that by discussing the history of race in medicine and acknowledging the continued impact of bias that we will be able to eliminate disparities for future generations through better education of staff delivering care. 1.Kaiser Family Foundation: Key Facts on Race, Ethnicity and Medical Care, 19992.Graham G. (2015). Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease Risk in the United States. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2015 Aug; 11(3): 238–245. 3.Douglas-Hall, A.; Chau, M.; & Koball, H. (2006). Basic facts about low-income children: Birth to age 18. New York, NY: National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. 4.Blaire I (2011). Unconscious (Implicit) Bias and Health Disparities: Where Do We Go from Here? Perm J. 2011 Spring; 15(2): 71–78.
Liver Fat Quantification Episode II - Translation of the Tech
Techniques for quantifying liver fat are becoming widely available, but clinically meaningful uses for this technology are still evolving. While not as helpful as once hoped for the diagnosis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), liver fat quantification is a useful tool for assessing response to therapy in clinical trials, and this role may translate to clinical practice. Furthermore, reaching beyond simple fat quantification to characterizing the types of fatty acids in the body may provide deeper insight into an individual’s metabolic state.
Morbidity & Mortality
Morbidity and Mortality
Prepless MR Colonography for Colorectal Cancer Screening: Work in Progress
The talk will include general information about colorectal cancer screening and available screening options. The focus of the talk will be on recent work in developing prepless MR colonography as a screening test for colorectal cancer.