On Nov. 30 Dr. Leo Wolansky, professor and chair of the Department of Radiology at UConn School of Medicine, received the 2022 Kuo York Chynn Foundation Award for best abstract in neuroradiology research at RSNA 2022.
RSNA 2022, held Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 in Chicago, is the 108th Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. It is a global radiology forum about the latest power of imaging, education and collaboration in the field. It is one of the largest medical meetings in the world.
RSNA receives many thousands of abstracts and is typically attended by approximately 70,000. Wolansky presented his award-winning abstract on Gadopiclenol, a new Gadolinium-based contrast agent recently approved by the FDA for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in adults and pediatric patients to detect and visualize lesions.
UConn School of Medicine colleagues Dr. Abner S. Gershon, assistant professor of radiology, and Dr. Alex Merkulov, associate professor of radiology, were both site principal investigators at UConn Health for the registrational phase 3 clinical trial with this novel agent.
In addition at the global meeting, Wolansky, had the honor of co-chairing a special session on the War in Ukraine, at which former first lady of Ukraine Kateryna Yushchenko and former acting minister of health Ulana Suprun presented. Wolansky serves as President of the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America (UMANA).