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BU docs honored by the journal Radiology

Boston University School of Medicine

(Boston)--Two Boston University School of Medicine Radiology faculty have been recognized by the journal Radiology. Assistant professor Akira Murakami, MD, and clinical instructor Priscilla Slanetz, MD, have been awarded the 2019 Editor's Recognition Award for Special Distinction certificate for outstanding contribution to the peer review of manuscripts.

This award is given each year to the top reviewers who provide the highest quality and most timely manuscript reviews for the journal, which is published monthly by the Radiological Society of North America.

Murakami is the section head of Musculoskeletal Imaging at Boston Medical Center (BMC). Prior to taking on this role in 2016, he served as the assistant program director of the Radiology Residency program. He began his residency training at BMC, where he also served as a Chief Resident. He then completed a Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. His primary interests are in MRI imaging and protocol development and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. He is a regular lecturer and instructor on both topics at national and international meetings.

Slanetz is a radiologist at BMC specializing in all aspects of breast imaging including screening, diagnostic evaluation and image guided intervention. Her research focuses on evaluation of new imaging modalities in the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer with specific interests in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), digital breast tomosynthesis and contrast-enhanced spectral mammography. She is also interested in developing and assessing curricula pertinent to medical student and resident education, with particular focus on professionalism, communication skills, healthcare economics and peer observation.

According to the editors of the journal, the efforts of expert physicians and scientists such as Drs. Slanetz and Murakami are key to maintaining the high quality of published scientific material for which the journal has become known.

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