IDSI Scientific Advisory Board

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Scientific Advisory Board2018-08-21T14:29:36+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.

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.

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.

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.


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