Research

In keeping with its academic mission, the Department of Radiology at LSU Health-Shreveport (LSURAD) is fully committed to research in medical imaging to further patient care.

LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport/Feist-Weiller Cancer Center has been selected as one of 100 sites across the country to participate in the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST/EA1151).  The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of tomography vs convention 2D mammography in reducing life threatening breast cancers.  We are the only site in Louisiana selected to participate in this important study.

In the new era of Molecular Medicine, the focus is shifting towards individualized and personalized medicine. LSURAD encourages collaborative efforts towards translational research with a focus on Molecular Imaging in additional to other research projects. Interventional Radiology, Radiation Oncology and PET Imaging are also actively involved in research studies.

The department encourages faculty, residents/fellows and medical students to conduct and participate in various research studies at LSUHSC-S, including multicenter trials, collaborative studies, retrospective analysis, case reports, educational exhibits and PQI projects. LSURAD also works closely with the IRB and HRPP to expose the researchers to the pertinent regulations as regards to conducting research studies. Every month, there is a dedicated conference focusing on research studies. The faculty, residents/fellows and medical students get opportunity to present their research at the fall and spring radiology research symposiums held every year at LSURAD. They are also encouraged to present their research at local, regional, national and international meetings and conferences.

For further details, please contact Dr. Eduardo Gonzalez-Toledo, Director of Research and/or Dr. Amol Takalkar, Associate Director of Research.