1) Chief, Division of Emergency Radiology and Teleradiology
2) DIrector, Magnetic Resonance Services
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Emanuel Kanal is the Chief of the 24/7 Division of Emergency Radiology, the Director of Magnetic Resonance (MR) Services, and a Professor of Radiology and Neuroradiology in the Department of Radiology of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
He graduated cum laude from Yeshiva University in New York in 1977 with a double major B.A. in Pre-Medicine and in Biology and a minor in Physics. Dr. Kanal graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1981 with membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medicine Honors Society, and completed his internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University Health Center of Pittsburgh. He completed his first fellowship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and a second Fellowship in Neuroradiology at The Pittsburgh NMR Institute and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Kanal was the Medical Director of the Pittsburgh NMR Institute until its incorporation into the UMPC Health system when he became Director of MR Services in the Department of Radiology of the UPMC Health System, a position that he maintains to this day. For over a decade Dr. Kanal has served and specialized as an emergency neuro-radiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and he is the Chief of the 24/7 Division of Emergency Radiology in the Department of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Kanal member or founder of numerous professional societies (e.g., ISMRM, ASNR, SMRI, CMRS, ABR, ACR) and most recently founded and Chaired the American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety. He has been awarded fellowship in the ACR and the ISMRM, and serves as a Special Government Employee to the FDA on all matters relating to MR safety. He has chaired and/or served on MR safety committees for over 30 years, and was the Chair of the ACR's MR Safety Committee from its inception in 2001 to 2012. He is the lead author of the ACR's MR Safe Practice Guidelines published in 2002 and updated in 2004, 2007, and 2013. Dr. Kanal also created and founded the first magnetic resonance safety web site in 1995 and is co-author of the first MR safety textbook. Dr. Kanal founded and is the past chair of the American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety, which certifies/credentials MR Medical Directors/Physicians, MR Safety Officers, and MR Safety Experts. Dr. Kanal is also the first to have developed and presented the usage of timed bolus contrast enhanced MRA in humans. He has published numerous works and lectures extensively on clinical MR and MR safety-related topics. He designed and authored the MR Tutor/Simulatorsoftware program. Dr. Kanal serves as a consultant to industry in the design and implementation of magnetic resonance imaging hardware, software, and MRI contrast agents. Dr. Kanal also created the MR Medical Director/MR Safety Officer Training Course which over 6,000 have attended internationally since it was first created and presented in June, 2014. He is the creator/designer of the Magnetic Resonance Safety Implant Risk Assessment checklist app and the MagnetVision™ MR simulator app.
Disclosure: Bracco Diagnostics (Individual(s) Involved: Self, Products/Services: Consultant): Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards); GE Healthcare (Individual(s) Involved: Self, Products/Services: Consultant): Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards); Guerbet (Individual(s) Involved: Self, Products/Services: Consultant): Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards)
Thursday, February 13, 2020
6:10 PM – 6:25 PM