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Minnesota Monthly released its 2018 Top Doctors list, which includes 238 doctors from University of Minnesota Health and University of Minnesota Physicians—including 16 from the Department of Radiology.

Diagnostic Radiology

Eric Hoggard, MD
Benjamin Spilseth, MD


Bharathi Jagadeesan, MD

Nuclear Medicine

Zuzan Cayci, MD
Jerry Froelich, MD

In February 2018, the 10.5 Tesla MR at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) performed a first-ever 10.5 Tesla full scan of the human body. The MR will be used to better explore brain function as well as a range of illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.Kamil Ugurbil standing next to the MR

The role of hemodynamic parameters in the formation, growth and rupture of intracranial aneurysms, as well as their response to treatment, is poorly understood but likely very important.

“Current methods used to determine risk stratification and prognostication have proven inadequate, but one of the more promising avenues of investigation for predicting aneurysm rupture has been hemodynamic studies,” said Bharathi Jagadeesan, MD, Principal Investigator.

As a student in India with a propensity for biology, Dr. Anil Chauhan chose the path to becoming a doctor. He attended the All India Institute of Medical School, the top-rated medical school and research university in India. As a medical student, Dr. Chauhan found that he was drawn to medical research and the way it finds the answers to important problems.

Sri Lanka got its first PET scanner, and the physicians and physicists in charge of using it recently visited the University of Minnesota to be trained on the technology.

Promoted doctors with Dr. DietzClinical faculty Drs. David Nascene, Bharathi Jagadeesan, Zuzan Cayci and Michael Rosenberg and Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) researcher Pierre-Giles Henry, PhD (not pictured) have achieved promotions to associate professor effective July 1, 2018.

resident graduates from 2018Congratulations to all of our residents and fellows on completing their programs. We wish you all luck in your careers, and to those staying at the University of Minnesota, we look forward to continuing to work together.

The residency program graduates and their future plans are as follows:

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has approved the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR)/Medical Discovery Team (MDT) in Optical Imaging and Brain Science Renovation Expansion Plan. This project will renovate and add interdisciplinary and collaborative laboratory, office and conference room space at the CMRR Building. CMRR Building

Minnesota radiologists with Tanzania doctors“In the 25 years I’ve been going to Tanzania, I’ve seen the average life expectancy go from 46 to 71,” says Dr. Michael Nelson, University of Minnesota Radiologist, “It started off as a remote volunteer effort. There were no resources, no money. Now, there is better employment, insurance, modern equipment and a cancer center.

Every year, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine asks thousands of doctors in the Twin Cities metro area the question: Which doctor would you choose if you or a loved one needed medical attention?