IDSI Scientific Advisory Board

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Scientific Advisory Board 2016-12-29T16:47:30+00:00

IDSI has recently engaged a highly respected and experienced Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to include:

Laurie Fajardo, MBA, MD, FACR

Dr. Fajardo is currently Professor of Radiology University of Utah. Previously Dr. Fajardo was Professor of Radiology and Chairman of the Department of Radiology University of Iowa.

A recognized leader in breast imaging and image guider breast Biopsies, Dr. Fajardo is an internationally known educator and researcher. Among her many board positions she was a member of the Board of Directors of Hologic, Inc.

Richard Fine, MD, FACS

Dr. Fine is Director of Research and Education at the West Clinic Comprehensive Breast Center. Prior to moving to Memphis. Dr. Fine was the founder and Director of Advanced Breast Care of Georgia. He is a past President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and is currently Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. A nationally known breast educator Dr. Fine had directed courses in breast imaging and image guided breast biopsies for the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

Elsie Levin, MD, FACR

Dr. Levin is a leader in breast MRI. She has lectured on this topic at RSNA, and the American Society of Breast Surgery as well as at international breast conferences.

Dr. Levin spent 19 years leading the Breast Imaging Department at the Faulkner-Sagoff Hospital and then created the first private breast imaging center in the Boston area, the Boston Breast Diagnostic Center which she directs. She is currently Co-Chair of the Breast MRI accreditation Committee for the American College of Radiology.

Jean Weigert, MD, FACR

Dr. Weigert is Director of Women’s Imaging at Mandell and Blau Medical, Hartford Connecticut. Dr. Weigert has a special interest in the problems of the dense breast and additional imaging beyond mammography in this patient population. She has published the seminal articles on the Connecticut experience with the first in the nation state legislation addressing the issues surrounding the dense breast patient. Dr. Weigert has also been involved in the clinical application of Gamma Specific Breast Imaging and is a coauthor of articles on this topic.

Eric Whitacre, MD, FACS

Dr. Whitacre is a past president of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He has participated in the Society and the American College of Surgeons breast education courses for surgeons. He is the American Society of Breast Surgeons representative to the American College of Surgeon’s General Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Committee and is the Societies representative to the AMA/Specialty Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) that recommends codes and reimbursement to CMS for Medicare reimbursement. Dr. Whitacre created the largest database of breast cancers for the American Society of Breast Surgery, the Mastery of Breast Surgery which has approximately 50,000 breast cancer cases in the database.

Jin Qi, PHD, MD

Dr. Jin Qi is a full time Research Specialist who is currently working on postdoctoral research at the Moffitt Cancer Center, involving Molecular Imaging and Radiomics. She earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Tianjin University and a medical degree from Tianjin Medical University. She has 14 years of experience in cancer imaging. Dr. Qi is employed as a Radiologist at Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital; as well as in the China National Key Laboratory of Breast Cancer.

Dr. Qi is currently and actively engaged in several China National grant projects related to optical imaging of breast cancer. She is one of the first physicians to work with innovative CTLM technology for imaging of breast cancer in China, remaining at the forefront of medical technological advances. Dr. Qi has also applied her experience to contribute to the field, writing several articles about the benefits of CTLM and its value to medical diagnoses.

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