News and Events

​​End of Year Gatherings at the Department of Diagnostic Radiology 

​The Department of Diagnostic Radiology celebrated Christmas and the New Year with a gathering for all staff, residents and faculty members. The invitees were thanked for their hard work and dedication during the year 2018. The department also held a Secret Santa ​​reveal party on Dec 19, 2018. 

​​​​​​​​​​​Trainee Research Prize Received at the Annual RSNA Meeting 

Dr. Mohamad B Haidar's research team received the Trainee Research Prize from the RSNA Scientific Program Committee in the Nuclear Medicine category. Drs. Maria El Homsi (PGY V radiology resident), Dr. Andrew Barakat (PGY I radiology resident), and Dr. Basil Yacoub (research fellow) were among the researchers who contributed to the study entitled “Role of Early Dynamic PET/CT Imaging with 68Ga-PSMA in staging and Restaging of Prostate Cancer". The award winning project was presented as an abstract at the annual RSNA meeting in Chicago on Nov 26, 2018.

​​Conference on Oncologic Imaging

The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the American University of Beirut, in collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, hosted the first conference on Oncologic Imaging on the 26th and 27th of October 2018. Local and international speakers discussed the role of radiology in the diagnosis and treatment of different types of cancer.

Residency Retreat

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program conducted the first retreat for residents and program leadership on September 8, 2018 at Grand Hills Resort in Broumana. The retreat tackled important topics including time management, wellbeing, stress management and teambuilding. Residents took the opportunity to thank Dr. El-Merhi for his dedicated efforts as Program Director before the start of his sabbatical leave later that month.

FRRP Best Oral Presentation Award

Dr. Mikhael Sebaaly (PGY VI radiology resident) received the First Prize for his oral presentation during the Fellowship and Residency Research Program Open House that was held at AUBMC on May 4, 2018. Dr. Sebaaly's project entitled “Optic Nerve Measurement on MRI in the Pediatric Population: Normative Values and Correlations" was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Roula Hourany.

2018 Graduation Dinner

The Department of Diagnostic Radiology held its annual graduation party at Saint George Yacht Club and Marina Beirut on May 18, 2018. The department celebrated the graduation of Dr. Ibrahim Alsheikh Deeb, Dr. Abdallah Araji, Dr. Fatima Salah and Dr. Mikhael Sebaaly. All program graduates were accepted into subspecialty fellowship programs at AUBMC and in the USA.

Best Case Award

Dr. Abdallah Araji (PGY VI radiology resident) won the “Best Case Award" for Genitourinary Imaging during the AIRP course that he attended between Feb 12, 2018 and March 9, 2018. The Department of Diagnostic Radiology sponsors all senior residents to attend the four week radiologic-pathologic correlation course that is held in Silver Springs, MD, USA.

AUBMC First Theranostics Conference: See What you Treat

The Division of Nuclear Medicine at the Department of Diagnostic Radiology organized the first Conference on Theranostics at AUBMC, Endorsed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Arab Society of Nuclear Medicine (ARSNM), Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission (LAEC), Lebanese Society of Nuclear Medicine (LSNM), Lebanese Society of Radiology (LSR), Lebanese Society of Medical Oncology (LSMO) and the Lebanese Urology Society (LUS). This conference took place on Nov 10 and 11, 2017 and featured renowned international speakers discussing the latest updates in the field of Nuclear Medicine and personalized treatment.

2017 Graduation Dinner

The Department of Diagnostic Radiology held the annual graduation dinner at Villa Linda Sursock on May 19, 2017. The department celebrated the graduation of Dr. Arwa Al Zaghal, Dr. Ola Ghaith, Dr. Nabil Yacoub and Dr. Bassem Malaeb.

Radiologic Technology Conference

On the occasion of the 5th Annual Radiologic Technology Week 2016, the Department of Diagnostic Radiology organized the Abdominal and Pelvic Pathologies in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Conference. The conference took place on Nov 12, 2016 and was heavily attended by staff and physicians from Lebanon.