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Jan. 17, 2006

UI Imaging Specialists Named In Industry Magazine's Top 10

Three imaging experts at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics have been voted "best of the best" by their peers in a survey run by Medical Imaging, a leading imaging industry magazine.

Medical Imaging readers were asked to rank the industry's 10 best individuals or programs in 10 different categories based on factors including research, innovation and patient care and outcomes.

Laurie Fajardo, M.D., professor and head of radiology, was ranked second in the category for Women's Imaging Specialist. John Buatti, M.D., professor and head of radiation oncology and professor of otolaryngology, was ranked ninth among radiation oncologists/cancer researchers. Mark Madsen, Ph.D., professor of radiology and of physics and astronomy in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was tenth among nuclear physicist/nuclear medicine researchers.

Two other UI faculty also were named runners-up in the survey: David Bushnell, M.D., professor of radiology, in the nuclear physicist/nuclear medicine researcher category, and John Chaloupka, M.D., professor of radiology, in the cardiovascular imager/cardiac catheterization director category.

Medical Imaging is a monthly magazine that covers news, technology and business issues related to medical imaging for health care and industry professionals. For more information, visit the Medical Imaging Web site http://www.medicalimagingmag.com/.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACT: Jennifer Brown, 319-335-9917 jennifer-l-brown@uiowa.edu