Highlights from “The Future of Imaging” at RSNA 2014

December 15th, 2014

If you missed last week’s highlights from the Radiology Society of North America conference, check out the video recap featuring radiology experts, including Dr. Joseph Russo, Section Chief of Women’s Imaging, St. Luke’s University Health Network


Melanoma Clinical Trial Drug Leads New Jersey Resident to St. Luke’s

December 10th, 2014

Infectious, Upbeat Attitude of Staff Helps Peter Ypsilantis Beat Cancer Peter Ypsilantis was disheartened six years ago after meeting with a New Jersey-based oncologist. Recently diagnosed with stage III melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, Peter hoped the doctor would provide options to beat the disease. Instead, the physician proposed only one course


Know the Signs and Symptoms of Leukemia

December 5th, 2014

Cancer is a group of diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and invade other tissues. A type of blood cancer, leukemia begins in the center of the bones in the soft, spongy tissue called bone marrow


Vitamin D Assay Standardization

December 5th, 2014

On November 3,2014, the St. Luke’s University Laboratory in Bethlehem introduced a new lot of Vitamin D with a change in standardization. Our Vitamin D provider, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, has made a standardization adjustment to the Advia Centaur Vitamin D Assay to be in alignment with the 25 (OH) Vitamin D Reference Measurement Procedure (RMP)


An Insider’s View to the 2014 Premier Radiology Conference

December 3rd, 2014

Now through December 5, the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) is celebrating a century of the technology and innovation that has changed the world of radiology at their annual radiology forum held in Chicago, Illinois. Each year, thousands of professionals from all over the globe attend this premier meeting. Dr. Joseph Russo, Section Chief of


Fellowship-trained Physicians Join St. Luke’s Center for Neuroscience

December 3rd, 2014

St. Luke’s Neurology Associates are pleased to welcome five new physicians to its team of experts. Sameer Ali, MD, has joined St. Luke’s as a neurohospitaliSt. Dr. Ali attended medical school at Wright State School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio and completed his neurology residency at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York and advanced fellowship training in


Dr. Falowski is Appointed Expert to the Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC)

December 3rd, 2014

In August, the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) announced it would soon publish the first peer-reviewed comprehensive expert guidance on the appropriate use of neurostimulation for pain. The INS Board of Directors recognized the need to better define the appropriate use of these advanced tools, and appointed experts to the Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) to