Course Directors- Kidney Stones CT

Mannudeep K. Kalra, MD
Dr. Mannudeep K. Kalra is a radiologists in the Divisions of Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiology with the Harvard Medical School. He is also the Director of the MGH Webster Center for Advanced Radiation Research and Education. His main are of research are in CT radiation dose optimization, CT technology development and dual energy CT. He has published more than 250 original research, reviews and book chapters on these subjects. He has also won several prizes and awards for his research papers and educational exhibits in area of his key areas of interest. He has worked with the International Atomic Energy Agency to develop extensive teaching resources related to CT radiation dose for the developing nations. He has edited three textbook related to Multidetector CT and CT Radiation Dose.

Alexi Otrakji, MD
Dr. Alexi Otrakji is a post-doc research fellow in the Division of Thoracic Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His main area of research is in dual energy CT applications in thoracic imaging, CT radiation, and contrast volume reduction. He has participated in many quality and safety related projects in radiology.

Christopher Moore, MD
Dr. Moore is an Emergency Physician with a research interest in emergency room diagnostic testing, particularly ultrasound and computed tomography. Dr. Moore established and validated the STONE score, a clinical prediction rule for suspected renal colic patients. Currently, Dr. Moore is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to disseminate the appropriate use of reduced-dose CT scan protocols in renal colic. DOSE (Dose Optimization for Stone Evaluation) is an education dissemination project providing facilities information on consistent reduced radiation dose CT for suspected renal colic patients.

Melissa Shaw, BS
Melissa Shaw joined the DOSE team as project director to establish and coordinate this educational dissemination project. With almost 15 years of experience at Yale School of Medicine, Ms. Shaw’s background is in public health and research-based program coordination. Among her tasks as DOSE project director, she coordinates DOSE’s facility outreach.

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