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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
productivity, including at least 25 peer-reviewed scientific research
publications in which the awardee is the first author or senior author; and
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
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.
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.