CHICAGO — RAD Women, a networking group dedicated to advancing women in imaging informatics, announced the recipients of their 3rd annual RADxx Awards during this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting.
The RADxx Awards acknowledge two types of leaders in radiology. First, the program recognizes the achievements of women in the medical imaging informatics field, and second, it highlights anyone — male or female — who supports career advancement for women in this area.
Nearly 370 RSNA participants attended a reception, hosted by Ambra Health, during which the winners were announced. Award categories included RADxx Trailblazer, Advocate, Champion, and Rising Star.
This year’s awardees are:
RADxx Trailblazer: Charlene Tomaselli
Currently the director of medical imaging information technology at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Tomaselli heads a team that implements and supports all the radiology applications used in the system’s five hospitals and four freestanding imaging centers.
RADxx Advocate: Anant Madabhushi, Ph.D.
Madabhushi holds several positions at Case Western Reserve Univeristy. In addition to being the director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics, he is also the F. Alex Nason Professor II in the biomedical engineering department. He is also on faculty in the pathology, radiology, radiation oncology, urology, general medical sciences, and electrical engineering and computer science departments.
RADxx Champion: Agnieszka Solberg, M.D.
Solberg is a vascular and interventional radiologist who also served 14 years in the U.S. Army. She has extended her focus on service by launching a group of more than 3,000 women radiologists and giving them access to resources focused on helping them navigate any difficulties associated with being a woman in a male-dominated field. She actively practices as an interventional radiologist, is a clinical assistant professor at the University of North Dakota, and is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Nuclear Medicine, and the American Board of Radiology.
Rising Star: Michelle Bardis, M.D.
As a former NASA electrical engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Bardis uses her mathematical and programming skills to analyze medical images. With her signal processing skills, she solves problems, looking at matrices that represent anatomical data instead of space communication data. She is now a radiology resident planning to build her medical knowledge and combine it with her technical skills to develop better tools for medical image analysis. Her vision is that AI will transform radiology, and her goal is to become a radiology principal investigator and leader.