Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

4-28-11: Medicine Grand Rounds

Radiation Exposure in Imaging: Do We Have a Problem?

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, April 28, 2011

8:00 am
Forchheimer 1st Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein

12:15 pm
Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore


E. Stephen Amis, Jr., MD, FACR

E. Stephen Amis, Jr., MD, FACR
Professor, Department of Radiology
Chair, Department of Radiology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center

Medical Grand Rounds this week is presented by a co-department on a topic of interest to Internal Medicine. This week's talk will be about radiation exposure from excessive radiographs and especially from excessive CT scans, of which the carcinogenic dangers are becoming increasingly clear.

Dr. Stephen Amis, board certified in urology and radiology, has been Professor and University Chair of the Department of Radiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center since 1991.

After 22 years in the Navy, Dr. Amis retired from active duty in 1987. His final tour of duty was as Commanding Officer of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. His first civilian position was at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where he developed the Section of Uroradiology and was appointed vice chair of radiology.

Dr. Amis is currently President Elect of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) and co-chairs a national radiation safety initiative known as “Image Wisely.” He serves as chair of the Radiology RRC and ACGME Council of Review Committees. He also serves on the ACGME Board of Directors and co-chaired its Duty Hours Task Force. Appointed to the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology (ACR) in 1995, he spearheaded many of the College’s quality and safety initiatives and subsequently became chair of the Board, followed by election as President of the ACR. Dr. Amis is a gold medalist of the ACR and the Society of Uroradiology.

Dr. Amis earned his medical degree from Northwestern and completed residencies in urology and radiology at San Diego Naval Hospital, followed by a fellowship in uroradiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. His interests include graduate medical education and radiation safety.


After attending this activity, participants will:

  • Become familiar with the basic concept of ionizing radiation
  • Learn the basics of radiation dose related to medical imaging
  • Become aware of the need to consider risk/benefit ratios when ordering CT scans and other high dose imaging exams 


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Post-Lecture Webcasting Access Site


For access code, contact Mildred Rodriguez, mirodrig@montefiore.org

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