October 2008 - Page 2

SMTFIC Physicians In The News

October, 2008 Volume III
Issue 3, Page 2

S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center
Physicians In the News

Barry D. Pressman, MD, FACR, and interventional radiologists Marc L. Friedman, MD,Peter J. Julien, MD, and Thomas J. Learch, MD, were featured in a Bel-Air View magazine cover story that also appeared in Beverly Hills 90210, Brentwood News, Palisades 90272 and Malibu Beach - read the article The Tumor Zappers of Cedars-Sinai. The article is featured on the Society of Interventional Radiology website.


Daniel S. Berman, MD, was prominently featured in Executive Healthcare Management (EHM) He was also elected president of Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT). Dr. Berman is one of the founders of SCCT.

Dr. Berman also appears in the following:

  • "Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Advanced Coronary Analysis of the Obese Patient", Molecular Imaging
  • "Diagnosing Cardiac Disease: Adding Form to Function", Health Imaging
  • WCHS TV's story about CT Coronary Angiography called "Quick Heart Scan". WCHS TV is a New York ABC affiliate, and the story aired on news stations nationwide.


In continuing media coverage on minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation, Peter J. Julien, MD, was featured in the Beverly Hills Courier in a story entitled "Kidney Tumors Can't Stand The Heat". 

To read a copy of the story (in pdf format) click here.




Thomas J. Learch, MD, was featured on a KABC news story about the first patient to undergo radiofrequency ablation at CSIMG to treat a benign and rare bone tumor called osteoid osteoma. 

To view the story, "Bone Tumor Treatment Offers Speedy Recovery" click here.



Marcel Maya, MD, described a minimally invasive spinal procedure, called vertebroplasty, in a story that aired on ABC News (New York) and news stations nationwide. 

The story, entitled "Repairing Spinal Fractures", can be viewed here.



Rola Saouaf, MD, provided 3D reconstruction of MRI scans, interpreted the cases clinically and discussed compelling results from this advanced imaging technology with NBC's "The Biggest Loser" contestants. The segment featuring Dr. Saouaf will air on The Biggest Loser's premiere two-hour episode on Tuesday, January 1, 2009.

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