The time has come again for us to spotlight one of our most well-recognized faculty members and this week we introduce you to William P. Shuman, MD. Serving as one of the International Society for Computed Tomography Board Members, Dr. Shuman brings much more to the table than just his expertise in computed tomography. His leadership in the radiology industry speaks for itself when you read his long list of accolades and see how well-respected he is in the industry. His active Twitter account regularly shares valuable learning material about the CT niche and his expansive following showcases how valuable he is to our industry community.
Dr. Shuman’s Rich Background
After receiving his medical degree from the State University of New York in Syracuse, New York; he completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Mary Fletcher Hospital of the University of Vermont in Burlington in 1979. Dr. Shuman then continued on to complete a two year fellowship in Ultrasound and Computed Tomography at the University of Washington in 1981, marking the beginning of his unique interest in the world of computed tomography.
For the next eleven years, Dr. Shuman served as a Professor of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington. During that time, he served as the Director of CT and MRI then later went on to become the Director of Computed Tomography, Ultrasound and MRI at the University of Vermont while still holding his clinical positions at the University of Washington and Seattle University. Later his titles went on to include Director of CT/MR/US at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, then Medical Director of Evergreen’s Diagnostic Imaging Department and eventually the CEO of Radia Medical Imaging.
In 2003, Dr. Shuman returned to the University of Washington to become a Professor, Medical Director of Radiology at UW Medical Center, and Vice Chair of the Department of Radiology where he still holds this position.
Dr. Shuman’s Focus in Radiology
In his clinical role, Dr. Shuman focuses on body imaging in computed tomography and MRI, while his research interests are in cardiac and dual energy CT. As attendees at our upcoming radiology meeting will see, his interests have influenced the unique topics he’ll be covering in his presentations. His talks will include:
- Low Iodine Dose CTA - DECT Vascular | Case Based Review on Most Convincing Indications
- Axial Step-and-Shoot Scanning with Wide Detector CT - Technical Developments
- Debate: Iterative Reconstruction Compromises CT's Diagnostic Power - Against The Proposition
- Debate Rebuttal
- Debate: Perfusion CT Outside the Head is Dead, and Besides, it Has too Much Radiation – For the Proposition
- Debate Rebuttal - Pancreas, Liver, GI
- Reduced Iodine Dual Energy CT Aortography: How Low can we Go ?? - Dual Energy
- Debate Rebuttal - Dual Energy
Stay in the loop with Dr. Shuman and find out what CT topics he considers to be the most cutting-edge by following him on Twitter: @ LowDoseCT You can also follow him on his blog: http://blogs.uw.edu/radwblog/