College of Medicine, Room 2117
Title: Abusive Head Trauma: Shaken Science?
Speaker: Unni Udayasankar, MD
The Department of Medicial Imaging is pleased to have Unni Udayasankar, MD, presenting at our Grand Rounds on Wednesday, November 20th, in the College of Medicine, Room 2117, at 12:00 pm.
Dr. Udayasakar is currently the Vice Chair of Quality and Safety and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging. He completed his radiology training at Emory University School of Medicine including fellowships in neuroradiology and Pediatric Radiology. Prior to his current position in the department of Medical Imaging at the University of Arizona, Dr. Udayasankar was a Staff Radiologist at Cleveland Clinic and an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Case Western Reserve University. His current research focuses on utilization of MRI in acute abdominal and neurologic conditions.
Abstract: Abusive head trauma, also known as shaken baby syndrome, or non-accidental head injury is often a serious clinical condition, the diagnosis of which depends on identification of specific imaging findings. However, over the last 50 years, the diagnosis of child abuse itself has been challenged in both medical and legal communities. The controversy has recently spilled over to popular media creating confusion regarding the diagnosis and appropriate terminology. This talk will review currently available evidence to provide appropriate terminology, imaging approach, clinical management and legal strategies to aid physicians tasked with management of affected infants and children.