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IRC Faculty Makes the Front Cover of the Annals of American Thoracic Society

IRC Faculty Makes the Front Cover of  the Annals of American Thoracic Society

It’s good to be recognized. This month, two of our Imaging Research Center (IRC) faculty, Dr. Jason Woods and Dr. Laura Walkup, were honored to make the front cover of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. The IRC is a research division of our Radiology Department.

“The Annals of the American Thoracic Society (AnnalsATS) publishes original clinical, epidemiological, and health services research related to respiratory, sleep, critical care medicine, and population health.” Drs. Woods and Walkup’s study called “Cyst Ventilation Heterogeneity and Alveolar Airspace Dilation as Early Disease Markers in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis” graced the front cover of the journal.

In layman’s terms, they are working on a research study using imaging techniques that would detect early regional disease of Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). LAM is a rare disease associated with cystic destruction of the pulmonary parenchyma and chronic respiratory failure. This would be valuable for patient care and clinical trials, since there are trials underway to determine if early intervention can prevent disease progression.

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About the author: Glenn Miñano

Glenn Miñano is a media specialist in the Department of Radiology, providing graphic design, photography, printing, video services, and administration of the department’s online properties. His works have been published in several medical articles, such as the American Journal of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound. He has been providing these services to the Radiology Department since 1996.