☆ 2013 Grant RecipientTransfusion-Related Iron Overload
in Patients with Transfusion-
Dependent Anemias “Detection of myocardial
fibrosis in patients with iron
overload would allow for improved
prognostication and risk
stratification. Elucidation of the
relationship between myocardial
fibrosis and myocardial iron
deposition as well as cardiac
functional parameters would
provide valuable mechanistic
insights and improved pathophysiological
of the disease. The results of
the proposed study have the
potential to significantly impact
patient management including
recommendations for earlier
or more aggressive chelation
therapy based on changes in
ECV values.”Kate Hanneman, M.D.
(Shown here with advisor Bernd J.
Wintersperger, M.D., E.B.C.R.)
Toronto General Hospital/
University of Toronto
Earlier this spring, the RSNA R&E Foundation Board of Trustees,
chaired by James P. Borgstede, M.D., approved an all-time high funding
level for its 2013 research and education grant awards.
“This year we are providing more than $3 million in grant funding
for 83 research and education projects, both records for the Foundation.
As the chair of the R&E Foundation Board of Trustees, I thank all of our
generous donors for funding these bold and inspiring investigators and
educators and their projects,” said Dr. Borgstede.
This year’s recipients hail from 40 institutions and are performing research in a number
of different subspecialty areas using a variety of modalities and techniques. Their promising
projects have clinical and translational implications that will most certainly move our
specialty forward. See RSNA.org/Foundation for a complete listing of the projects funded by
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