March 11, 2020
At this time, the STR and ASER do not recommend routine CT screening for the diagnosis of patients under investigation for COVID-19. Chest CT can be restricted to patients who test positive for COVID-19 and who are suspected of having complicating features such as abscess or empyema.
American Society of Emergency Radiology
In 1987, while attending Harvard’s emergency radiology course, eight radiologists met to discuss the formation of a new group to define and disseminate the body of knowledge unique to emergency radiology. The American Society of Emergency Radiology was formed in 1988 from this small nucleus and has steadily increased in numbers and interest, providing consultation to radiologists and corporations who deal with emergency radiology challenges. Since 1995, the society membership has sponsored a new journal of practical imaging, Emergency Radiology, in which peer reviewed articles are presented and discussed
September 30 – October 3, 2020
The ASER Postrgraduate Course in Emergency Radiology and Trauma Radiology
It is with great sadness I must share the news of losing our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Kathirkamanathan Shanmuganathan, 2014 recipient of the esteemed ASER Gold Medal. His accomplishments are many and varied. After his medical schooling at the University of Sri Lanka, Dr Shan completed a residency at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the UK followed by a fellowship at the University of Maryland in Musculoskeletal Radiology. Dr Shan had a long association with the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, USA. His seminal contributions and publications in the field of trauma radiology are known to one and all in the radiology community at a global level. Some of the key advances were made in the imaging of traumatic aortic injury, blunt splenic trauma, and the role of whole body CT, which is known as the “Shan Scan” in the Trauma and Emergency Radiology circles.
He was a recognized leader in research, education and development of clinical practice guidelines. Known simply and lovingly as ‘Shan’ to us all, perhaps what we most loved about him, was his ability to befriend all ASER Society members, no matter their role, education or experience. He had a remarkable sense of humor, a passion for life, and was one of those people who we all attend ASER Meetings looking forward to seeing. Shan was an exemplary friend and radiologist – a true inspiration. He will be dearly missed!
Ron Bilow, MD
ASER President, 2019-2020
THE PEOPLE OF ASER
Ronald M. Bilow, MD
Ronald M. Bilow, MD completed his emergency radiology fellowship at UT-Houston Medical School in 2002, where he serves as Associate Professor of Radiology. He has been active in various committees and leadership roles in ASER since 2003.
Jorge Soto, MD
Dr. Jorge A. Soto is a professor of Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine and is the Chair of the Department of Radiology, Boston Medical Center.
Joseph Yu, MD
Gold Medal Recipients
Joseph S. Yu., M.D., Vice Chairman of Academic Affairs and Education, and Professor of Radiology and Orthopedic Surgery, obtained his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. After completing a residency in diagnostic radiology at his alma mater, where he served as chief resident, he went on to train with Dr. Donald Resnick at the University of California, San Diego in their Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship.