The Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences



Course Director:
Professor of Radiology
Grand Rounds Coordinator:
(615) 343-3938
Sponsored by Vanderbilt School of Medicine; Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.
Vanderbilt School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Vanderbilt School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Each planner and speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement; these relationships will be disclosed to the audience.
Course Director, Jeff Creasy, M.D. has no financial relationships related to the content of this activity to disclose.
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The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences Grand Rounds and Lecture Conferences are held from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. They are designed for Vanderbilt University faculty, residents, staff and medical students. Vanderbilt School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians and designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).



LOCATION: 202 Light Hall


“Understanding and Navigating Radiology Economics: Past, Present and Future”

Gunderman, Richard

Jonathan W. Berlin, MD, MBA, FACR

Clinical Professor of Radiology
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Director of Business Development
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Evanston, Illinois

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the lecture participants should be able to:
1. Understand selected important economic forces driving cost containment efforts in medical imaging
2. Become familiar with several key efforts of payers and policy makers to contain imaging costs
3. Consider certain steps radiologists might take to cope with and potential thrive in an increasingly challenging healthcare economic environment

Dr. Jonathan Berlin is Director of Business Development and a member of the body imaging section at NorthShore University HealthSystem's Radiology Department in Evanston Illinois and Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of Chicago School of Medicine. Dr. Berlin has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and has authored or co-authored over 45 peer reviewed publications and presented over 200 lectures on clinical and economics topics relating to radiology. Dr. Berlin has directed the business and practice management seminar for the ARRS and the health policy and practice refresher courses for the RSNA. He is a fellow in the American College of Radiology and was a member of the editorial board of the JACR from 2003-2012. He is a former ACR alternate advisor and member alternate to the American Medical Association relative value committee which recommends reimbursement valuation levels to the Federal Government for new and existing medical procedures. 





Professor of Radiology
Section Chief of Body Imaging and Medical Director of MR
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Frank Miller is a Professor of Radiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Chief of Body Imaging Section, Chief of GI Radiology, Medical Director of MR Imaging at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Miller graduated from the Honors Program of Medical Education at Northwestern University and completed a fellowship in abdominal imaging at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University and a fellowship in gastrointestinal radiology at Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. He was selected as a Figley Fellow in Journalism for the American Journal of Roentgenology.

His main research interests include abdominal MR and CT especially pancreatic and hepatobiliary imaging and oncologic imaging including assessing response to therapy. He is interested in cutting edge new technology including diffusion-weighted MR imaging, perfusion imaging and MR elastography in the abdomen. His general interests include gastrointestinal and genitourinary imaging. He has written over 100 papers and chapters and recently co-authored two books, The Teaching Files: Gastrointestinal, Expert Consult Series and Genitourinary Radiology: Cases. Dr. Miller is fellowship director of the MR predominant body imaging fellowship and has trained numerous residents and clinical and research fellows. He has received teacher of the year award from the residents.

Dr. Miller is a frequently sought speaker and has given over 200 talks at national and international meetings and visiting professorships. He is a fellow of several prestigious societies including the Society of Body CT and MR, Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology and Society of Genitourinary Radiology. He is also an active member of the Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, International Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and American College of Radiology. He is listed in Chicago Magazine Top Doctor issues. He is a writer for the gastrointestinal radiology section of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria. He is the consulting editor for the Radiology Clinics of North America.


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