The ISCT is privileged to have an extensive faculty of imaging experts who have helped us to establish our meetings as one of the most innovative computed tomography meetings in the world. One such member of our faculty, who will be bringing a lot to the table this year is Dr. Jenny Hoang. We sat down with Dr. Hoang to discuss how she came to be involved with the ISCT and what she believes makes ISCT’s CT symposium so unique. We also explored the talks she will be leading this year and learned more about how she became involved with radiology.
On her experience with ISCT:
As a Neuroradiologist and Associate Professor in Radiology and Radiation Oncology at Duke University, NC USA, Dr. Hoang focuses on research and cutting-edge applications in computed tomography. She also is the Chair of the Grand Rounds Committee at Duke Radiology, so she is always looking to connect with thought-leaders in the radiology industry.
Last year was Dr. Hoang’s first ISCT Program. She was pleased to find that ours was the most innovative type of meeting she’d attending because the topics were all easily applied, despite specialty. She also said she was able to gain unique insight into the radiology business industry.
“I was really impressed by the speakers Dr. Geoff Rubin had lined up for the meeting, they were all very well-known in our field; but what really made an impact was the unique format of the meeting. The 9-minute talks as opposed to the standard 30 minute presentations were unlike anything I’d experienced prior,” said Dr. Hoang.
On her talks for the 18th Annual ISCT Meeting:
This year as a course director, Dr. Hoang will be leading talks on three main topics including Emergency Room Radiology with focus on fundamentals and technology, Vascular & Stroke Imaging, and Head & Neck Imaging. Each of these main topics will encompass 3-5 talks each, but one of the ones Dr. Hoang is most excited about will be lead by two industry leading stroke experts, Dr. Michael Lev and Dr. Max Wintermark.
Each specialist hails from top radiology institutions (Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Stanford School of Medicine, respectively) and will be speaking on opposite sides discussing their experience using imaging to make decisions about vascular intervention with strokes. With widely different opinions on clot retrieval, these two specialists’ talk will be a can’t miss session.
“As a first-time Course Director, I feel honored to be a part of such a cutting-edge meeting on CT. With Geoff [Dr. Rubin] as the leader, this year’s meeting will undoubtedly be a spectacular learning opportunity for all who attend,” commented Hoang.
On her background and interest in radiology:
When we spoke with Dr. Hoang about how she came to select radiology as her specialty we learned that she was trained in Australia, where the focus was on clinical applications less so that research. Due to this, her plan was to always practice, but when she came to Duke for her fellowship she became enamored with the research opportunities available. Always looking to learn more and make advancements in the field of radiology, she chose to stay and pursue her career at Duke Medical Center. She was always inspired by the female role models she had as an intern in radiology and admires the way research and teaching has enabled her advance imaging protocols.