Department of Radiology

Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Research

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Dr. Elizabeth Snyder Abstract Presentation

Dr. Elizabeth Snyder presents her scientific research at the Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn,. May 2018.

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Dr. Morgan Telesmanich received a travel award

Dr. Morgan Telesmanich received a travel award to present her scientific research at the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society Annual Meeting in Bali, Indonesia, August 2018.


Clinical and basic science research opportunities abound, with excellent research mentors available in all general and subspecialty areas.

Each fellow is matched with a mentor before the fellowship year begins, based on shared interests. The fellows are allotted academic time to work on their research projects, with the goal of project completion in time for abstract submittal to the Society for Pediatric Radiology annual meeting (abstract deadline typically in late October). Accepted scientific abstracts will be presented by the fellows at the meeting, with expenses paid by the department. Fellows are strongly encouraged to publish their manuscript prior to the end of the fellowship year.

Our clinical and basic science research faculty provide several helpful lectures on research methodology, study design, statistics and manuscript writing. The department schedules practice sessions for all trainees and faculty prior to the actual meeting so that the faculty and trainees can serve as a sounding board and help polish presentations ahead of time. The department also employs a full time research manager and statistician. Fellows have web access to journals via the Texas Medical Center library (link to,  which serves all 56 TMC member institutions.


Former Fellows’ Publications


Below is a listing of publications that resulted from our recent fellow research projects:

CJ Yen, Class of 2019

Yen CJ, Mehollin-Ray AR, Bernardo F, Zhang W, Cassady CI. Correlation between maternal meal and fetal motion during fetal MRI. Pediatr Radiol. 2019;49(1):46-50. doi:10.1007/s00247-018-4254-1.

Brandon Fuqua, Class of 2019

Artunduaga M, Fuqua BL, Pierry C, Soto Giordani GA, Roman-Colon AM. Imaging diagnosis of epipericardial fat necrosis in children. Pediatr Radiol. 2020;50(2):285-288. doi:10.1007/s00247-019-04531-0.

Matthew Ditzler, Class of 2018

Ditzler MG, Kan JH, Artunduaga M, et al. Modified Friedman technique: a new proposed method of measuring glenoid version in the setting of glenohumeral dysplasia. Pediatr Radiol. 2018;48(12):1779-1785. doi:10.1007/s00247-018-4196-7.

Kelly Hagedorn, Class of 2018

Hagedorn KN, Hayatghaibi SE, Levine MH, Orth RC. Cost Comparison of Ultrasound Versus MRI to Diagnose Adolescent Female Patients Presenting with Acute Abdominal/Pelvic Pain Using Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing. Acad Radiol. 2019;26(12):1618-1624. doi:10.1016/j.acra.2019.03.023.

Elizabeth Snyder, Class of 2018

Snyder EJ, Zhang W, Jasmin KC, Thankachan S, Donnelly LF. Gauging potential risk for patients in pediatric radiology by review of over 2,000 incident reports. Pediatr Radiol. 2018;48(13):1867-1874. doi:10.1007/s00247-018-4238-1.

Lauren May, Class of 2017

May LA, More SR, Masand PM, Ketwaroo PD, Krishnamurthy R, Jadhav SP. Value of emergent pediatric cardiac computed tomographic angiography service: initial experience at a large children's hospital. Pediatr Radiol. 2020;50(8):1095-1101. doi:10.1007/s00247-020-04659-4.

May LA, Guillerman RP, Zhang W, Orth RC. Unfounded conclusions of equivalence in diagnostic accuracy studies: a pervasive fallacy of inference in pediatric radiology scientific abstracts. Pediatr Radiol. 2018;48(13):1861-1866. doi:10.1007/s00247-018-4222-9.

Andrew Sher, Class of 2016

Sher AC, Seghers V, Paldino MJ, et al. Assessment of Sequential PET/MRI in Comparison With PET/CT of Pediatric Lymphoma: A Prospective Study. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016;206(3):623-631. doi:10.2214/AJR.15.15083.

Sher AC, Orth R, McClain K, Allen C, Hayatghaibi S, Seghers V. PET/MR in the Assessment of Pediatric Histiocytoses: A Comparison to PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med. 2017;42(8):582-588. doi:10.1097/RLU.0000000000001717.

Kate Mangona, Class of 2015

Mangona KLM, Guillerman RP, Mangona VS, et al. Diagnostic Performance of Ultrasonography for Pediatric Appendicitis: A Night and Day Difference?. Acad Radiol. 2017;24(12):1616-1620. doi:10.1016/j.acra.2017.06.007.

Carpenter JL, Orth RC, Zhang W, Lopez ME, Mangona KL, Guillerman RP. Diagnostic Performance of US for Differentiating Perforated from Nonperforated Pediatric Appendicitis: A Prospective Cohort Study. Radiology. 2017;282(3):835-841. doi:10.1148/radiol.2016160175.

Karen Lyons, Class of 2014

Lyons K, Seghers V, Sorensen JI, et al. Comparison of Standardized Uptake Values in Normal Structures Between PET/CT and PET/MRI in a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital: A Prospective Study. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015;205(5):1094-1101. doi:10.2214/AJR.15.14304.

Lyons K, Seghers V, Williams JL, et al. Qualitative FDG PET Image Assessment Using Automated Three-Segment MR Attenuation Correction Versus CT Attenuation Correction in a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital: A Prospective Study. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015;205(3):652-658. doi:10.2214/AJR.14.14231.

Lyons K, Cassady C, Mehollin-Ray A, Krishnamurthy R. Current Role of Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Body Anomalies. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2015;36(4):310-323. doi:10.1053/j.sult.2015.05.013.

Lyons K, Cassady C, Jones J, et al. Current Role of Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Neurologic Anomalies. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2015;36(4):298-309. doi:10.1053/j.sult.2015.05.012.

Bagatell R, McHugh K, Naranjo A, et al. Assessment of Primary Site Response in Children With High-Risk Neuroblastoma: An International Multicenter Study. J Clin Oncol. 2016;34(7):740-746. doi:10.1200/JCO.2015.63.2042.

Erica Schallert, Class of 2013

Schallert EK, Kan JH, Monsalve J, Zhang W, Bisset GS 3rd, Rosenfeld S. Metaphyseal osteomyelitis in children: how often does MRI-documented joint effusion or epiphyseal extension of edema indicate coexisting septic arthritis? [published correction appears in Pediatr Radiol. 2016 May;46(5):734]. Pediatr Radiol. 2015;45(8):1174-1181. doi:10.1007/s00247-015-3293-0.

Monsalve J, Kan JH, Schallert EK, Bisset GS, Zhang W, Rosenfeld SB. Septic arthritis in children: frequency of coexisting unsuspected osteomyelitis and implications on imaging work-up and management. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015;204(6):1289-1295. doi:10.2214/AJR.14.12891.