Spine CT Course

Emergency Radiology course on spine imaging provides interactive imaging and discussions on critical topics encountered by radiologists in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine trauma.

About this course

Emergency Radiology course on spine imaging provides interactive imaging and discussions on critical topics encountered by radiologists in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine trauma.   This course will cover key concepts seen commonly in the emergency setting and will provide educational value for radiology residents who are preparing for call coverage in the ER.  

Course Directors
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Garry Choy, MD, MS
Director of Informatics

Dr. Choy is the Director of Informatics for the MGH Cardiovascular Imaging Core Lab . He also is the co-founder of the MGH Imaging Global Health Programs and International Radiology Exchange at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Choy received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University and BS from Columbia University. In addition, Dr. Choy also attended Stanford University and earned a Masters in Management Science & Operations Research. Dr. Choy completed his radiology residency and fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a clinical radiologist with expertise in cardiothoracic, abdominal, and emergency imaging. He brings significant information technology expertise to MGH Imaging Online Educational Initiative with prior experience in development of web-based learning tools, online collaboration platforms, and telemedicine platforms. He also currently leads development and efforts of the MGH Radiology Department’s second opinion service. His academic and research interests are in the areas of medical informatics, teleradiology, healthcare delivery systems, and global health. Dr. Choy has over 20 peer-reviewed publications to date.

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Robert Novelline MD

Dr. Novellines interests are Emergency Radiology and Radiology Education. Since 1982, he has served as Director of the MGH Division of Emergency Radiology. He installed one of the first CT scanners in an emergency imaging facility and pioneered investigations on the CT diagnosis of traumatic and non-traumatic emergencies. His CT protocols and techniques for imaging emergency patients have been widely implemented. He also developed a National Core Curriculum in Emergency Radiology for radiology residents and fellows.   Dr. Novelline has published over 150 original reports or reviews, and has authored or co-authored 11 textbooks. His publications include original observations on the imaging of trauma of the face, spine, chest and abdomen, as well as the imaging of many non-traumatic emergency conditions including appendicitis, diverticulitis and pulmonary embolism.   As Director of the Harvard Medical School Core Radiology Clerkships at MGH he has developed medical student curricula in radiology, which have been adopted at many US medical schools. Additionally he has published on many facets of medical student radiology education. Dr. Novelline is the author of Squire’s Fundamentals of Radiology, currently one of the world’s largest selling medical student radiology textbooks, now printed in seven languages.

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Laura Avery MD

Dr. Avery is an assistant radiologist and Associated Director of the Department of Emergency Radiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an instructor in radiology at Harvard Medical School. She has lectured at numerous continuing medical education courses and conferences on numerous topics in emergency radiology.  She has authored numerous review articles and original research articles in emergency imaging.   She is a distinguished leader with extensive experience in radiology education and is the Director of the Radiology Clerkship at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital.

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