Cincinnati--"Concurrent presidencies of the national neuroradiology
societies by members of a single department has not previously
occurred, placing Cincinnati at the center of the national
neuroradiologic scene," said Thomas Tomsick, MD, professor and director
of neuroradiology at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of
Medicine and The University Hospital.
Tomsick is president of the
American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology
(ASITN) and a member of The Neuroscience Institute of the Health
Alliance. Tomsick has also been elected to the executive committee of
the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association.
Ball, MD, professor of pediatrics and radiology at the UC College of
Medicine, and director of neuroradiology at the Cincinnati Children's
Hospital Medical Center is president of the American Society of
Neuroradiology. In addition, the chairman of the radiology department
in the UC College of Medicine and at The University Hospital, Robert
Lukin, MD, a neuroradiologist, is the director of the Neuroradiology
Section of the American Board of Radiology Examination, the certifying
board in Radiology.
Neuroradiologists are board certified in
image interpretation and performance of procedures related to the
brain, spine, and head and neck, including the blood vessels leading to
the brain. Interventional neuroradiologists have special training and
experience in treating brain blood vessel abnormalities with drugs,
balloons, metal coils, liquid glues, and particles. The ASITN is
composed of 250 members nationally who devote 50 percent of their time
to such procedures.