The EMJ Podcast | Episode 178
This episode discusses the wide range of applications of radiology, from detecting conditions that mimic cancer in pregnancy to enabling the detection of abuse in elderly patients. Refky Nicola, Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University (SUNY), Syracuse, USA, joins Jonathan to discuss the Vesical Imaging Reporting and Data System (VI-RADS) in bladder cancer and the development of AI in radiology.
After graduating from the State University of New Jersey with a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, Refky Nicola went on to attain his Master’s degree in biomedical science from the Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Newark, New Jersey, USA. He graduated as a doctor of osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA, in 2004, and has since worked as a radiologist in a number of organisations.
Nicola became an associate professor in 2021, and over the years has changed his focus from emergency radiology to abdominal radiology. He is involved with several organisations, including the American Royal College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Society for Emergency Radiology (ASER), and has been the recipient of several awards throughout his career as a reviewer and editor. In addition to his extensive work in academia and clinical practice, Nicola has authored many papers, and often gives presentations or features on podcasts.