RSNA picks leader of effort to create comprehensive database of radiology case examples

The Radiological Society of North America announced this week that it has selected an editor to guide its creation of the “first-of-its-kind” Case Collection of clinical examples for the profession.

Mariam Moshiri, MD, will pilot the new publication, which is set to launch in spring 2020, the society announced on Wednesday, Oct. 9. She has published more than 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts and currently works as a professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and staff radiologist for its Seattle medical center.

“The board feels fortunate to have Dr. Mariam Moshiri as the inaugural editor of the RSNA Case Collection” Jeffrey Klein, MD, an RSNA board liaison and editor of RadioGraphics, said in a statement. “She is a highly regarded educator and clinician and has some wonderful plans for this new point-of-care education platform.”

Moshiri’s research interests include imaging in maternal and fetal care, high-risk obstetrics and gastrointestinal medicine. She also serves as chair of the women’s imaging editorial board and a manuscript reviewer for RadioGraphics. RSNA previously named Moshiri the 2019 William R. Eyler Editorial Fellow and recognized her with its Honored Educator Award.

“I am honored and excited to be named the editor of the RSNA Case Collection, a key initiative to create a comprehensive online resource of clinical cases for the practicing radiologists,” she said in a statement.

Case Collection will start accepting submissions in January. Championed by radiology experts, RSNA envisions it as a carefully “curated and trusted resource” that will help radiologists to make the most accurate diagnoses, even in the most trying circumstances, the society said.