faculty spotlight Dr. Marilyn Siegel

ISCT16 was chock full of fabulous sessions and incredible speakers, but one of the faculty members who particularly blew us away this year was Dr. Marilyn Siegal. Marilyn, who currently serves as the Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, is the prime example of what each and every one of us in the industry should strive to embody.

She’s a recognized leader in pediatric radiology with a special interest in the use of cross-sectional imaging techniques for the evaluation of pediatric diseases, and Dr. Siegal has devoted her life to our industry. She’s an incredible doctor, a respected teacher, a well-loved scholar, and a pioneer of research.

Dr. Siegel’s Focus in Radiology and Research:

Dr. Siegal has been active in pediatric radiology research throughout her entire career and has made contributions related to the assessment of radiation doses from diagnostic imaging and oncologic applications of CT and MRI. One current area of her research focuses specifically on the use of new technologies for dose reduction in CT, and another addresses the use of whole body MR for staging of common pediatric tumors. She’s conducting a multicenter trial in the latter area, and the results are bound to be interesting.

In addition to her individual research. Dr. Siegal is also a member of the Response Assessment CORE at Washington University, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health. She’s responsible for the response assessment measurements on NIH and drug sponsored studies in both children and adults with cancer.

Dr. Siegel’s Industry Accomplishments:

Research isn’t where Dr. Siegal’s industry contributions stop, though. Marilyn has had a variety of scholarly accomplishments as well, with over 250 published journal articles, 40 chapters, and 15 books. She’s the author of a comprehensive textbook on pediatric body computed tomography (Pediatric Body CT), the editor of of The Practice Of Ultrasonography, and was also responsible for writing the definitive textbook on pediatric ultrasonography (Pediatric Sonography), which is into its 4th edition.

Dr. Siegel has been an incredibly active member of the Radiologic Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Society of Computed Tomography. She’s also been recognized as Teacher of the Year by Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and has won the Master Teacher Award in Radiology from the State University of New York.

Marilyn has spent the last decade working with the American College of Radiology to develop accreditation standards for CT body imaging and most recently for cardiac imaging, and has spent the last four years serving as chair of the diagnostic imaging committee for the Children’s Oncology Group, where she’s currently initiating new standards for oncologic imaging in children.

Dr. Siegel is an incredible woman, a giant in our industry who strives every day to better radiology as a whole and to bring positive change to the imaging world. We were so incredibly grateful to have her as one of our faculty members, and if you missed her sessions at this past meeting then make sure you put her on your list for next year!