Stanford Instructor Discusses MRI in Chiropractic at Logan

August 9, 2019 -- Kenneth Weber II, DC, PhD, an instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University, recently spoke as part of the Logan Department of Radiology’s Chiropractic Grand Rounds.

Dr. Weber, who earned his clinical training as a chiropractor at Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida and then completed a PhD in neuroscience at Northwestern University, currently researches different neuroscience, machine-learning and clinical research techniques to better understand, treat, and prevent musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, including spinal pain.

On August 2, he addressed the topic of advancing chiropractic with advanced magnetic resonance imaging to students, faculty and staff, opening with a general description of the structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology along with their advantages and disadvantages. He described how fMRI provides non-invasive mapping of the brain’s neuroanatomy and neurophysiology in the assessment of patients with chronic pain. Maladaptive neural circuity develops as an adaptive response to the persistent nociception. This adaptation to central sensitization utilizes cortical and subcortical neuroplasticity, and these patterns of brain neural activity are mapped with fMRI technology. Dr. Weber discussed his research in brain-based models of clinical pain states, and has incorporated an artificial intelligence method known as machine learning to enhance models of bran responses to pain. 

He also explained his extensive research of spinal manipulation in healthy and clinical pain disorders, including a new development in his research: spinal cord fMRI. This technique, which Dr. Kettner said has been long hampered by technical challenges, is advancing and may provide a biomarker of spinal cord injury and disorders. In addition, simultaneous fMRI of the spinal cord combined with functional imaging of the brain is now on the horizon.

Dr. Kettner said this corticospinal mapping will provide a perspective of large neural network integration, allowing more precise understanding of chronic pain and other associated disorders, such as anxiety and depression, and their treatment outcomes.  

Dr. Stacey Cornelson Earns DACBR Status

July 29, 2019 -- Please join us in congratulating Stacey Cornelson, DC who recently earned the Diplomate (DACBR) status by the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology.

Dr. Cornelson is the 20th Logan recipient of this prestigious certification under Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, professor and chair of the Department of Radiology, and radiology department faculty. 

Dr. Norman Kettner: Combining Radiology with Chiropractic Medicine

June 10, 2019 -- Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, professor and chair of the Department of Radiology, was recently featured in AXIS Imaging News as one of the most influential professionals in radiology.

Check out the full article here – where Dr. Kettner answers five questions about his career, research, his unique approach that combines radiology with chiropractic care, and what he believes the future of diagnostic imaging will hold.

Logan Adjunct Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Award

June 7, 2019 -- The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research has recognized Logan radiology adjunct faculty member Vitaly Napadow PhD, LicAc. with the Academy’s 2019 Distinguished Investigator Award.

Dr. Napadow is one of 37 researchers to receive the award, which recognizes individuals for their accomplishments in the field of medical imaging. Recipients represent the top 10 percent of all academic radiology faculty.

Dr. Napadow serves as director for the Center for Integrative Pain Neuroimaging (CiPNI) and associate professor for the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, the primary teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School.


In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member at Logan, Dr. Napadow has been a research collaborator with Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology, for nearly 20 years.


According to Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, co-chair of the Council of Distinguished Investigators, the award recipients represent the future of research in radiology, advancing the field and developing ways to significantly improve patient care through imaging.


Each of the honorees has met the following criteria:

  • Primary professional appointment in an academic Department of Radiology;
  • Recipient of a MD, DO, and/or PhD degree;
  • Academic rank of at least Associate Professor or its equivalent;
  • Significant research contributions;
  • Sustained productivity, including at least 25 peer-reviewed scientific research publications in which the awardee is the first author or senior author; and
  • Demonstrated accomplishments as an independent investigator with a substantial ongoing research program, including at least 6 cumulative years of funding as the Principal Investigator of a major competitive extramural research grant.

Honorees will be inducted into the Academy’s Council of Distinguished Investigators during a ceremony that will be held in November at the Radiological Society of North America’s 2019 annual meeting in Chicago.

12th Annual Joseph W. Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging

June 6, 2019 -- Logan University welcomed Michael S. Montileone, MD, DACR, DC, DACBR (1980) to campus on May 30 for the 12th Annual Joseph W. Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging.

During his presentation titled “MD versus DC radiologist, What’s the Difference?” Dr. Montileone detailed the differences and similarities between these two types of radiology. Ultimately, he said, “Bottom line: we’re all here to help the patient. That’s what it’s all about.”

Dr. Montileone completed two years of radiology residency training at the Phillip Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, and was awarded Diplomate status by the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology in 1983. Today, Dr. Montileone is a medical radiologist at Tidewater Diagnostic Imaging LLC and musculoskeletal radiologist at Sentara Williamsburg Hospital, Sentara Careplex Hospital and Port Warwick Medical Center in Virginia.

Emily Johnson and Zachary Manwaring win the Radiology Department Quiz Challenge

Every trimester, a resident in the Department of Radiology posts a series of imaging cases titled “Case of the Week” on the rolling monitor in the lobby of the Student Health Center. The imaging case is accompanied by questions to provide a supplemental educational resource that challenges trimester 5-10 students. 

The winner of last trimester’s case challenge was Emily Johnson and Zachary Manwaring! For their efforts, the two received a prize courtesy of Dr. Terry Yochum.

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