The Arts & Crafts of Ultrasound Specialists

The theme of SRU 2022 is “Advancing the Art of Ultrasound.”  Ultrasound is a unique imaging modality in that sonologists and sonographers create images using special, selected hand-held tools. The "crafting" of an ultrasound image can be likened to other visual arts - where devices are used to generate a picture and that picture is used to tell a story. 

Whether you are an artist, someone interested in art and/or someone interested in sponsoring research for junior ultrasound investigators, the Arts & Crafts of Ultrasound Specialists portion of the meeting will have something for you. 

Sharing Art:  SRU members and fellows are invited to send in digital representations of their art.  We welcome and encourage your participation. Please submit the image(s) as PowerPoint slide(s) including your name and a small accompanying head shot. If you would like, please also include a title and brief description of the piece and/or the medium used. These submissions will be incorporated into slide sets that will be highlighted at the meeting.  We hope to prompt conversations about the creative process and spur discussions about art and artistry amongst the attendees. 

Silent Auction: Fundraiser to support SRUF Early Career Research Grants.  SRU members and fellows are invited to consider donating a piece of their art for our silent auction. If you are willing to donate your work for this good cause, you will receive acknowledgement of your donation.  The silent auction will run from Friday morning until Saturday afternoon. We strongly encourage you to donate your works of art and crafts – and welcome active participation in this effort.  The money raised via the silent auction of donated pieces will be earmarked for the SRU Foundation Early Career Research Grants. 

What does SRU mean by “art”? Art is whatever you think it is!  For our purposes: 

  • Arts & Crafts: Painting, drawing, photography, mixed media collage, jewelry, quilting, ceramics.  If it is a creation and you made it – it’s art and we welcome it. 
  • Digital Display of Arts & Crafts: Slide submission (no audio component) will be used for display.  Stay tuned for the next SRU newsletter with further details regarding image size and format, and how best to watermark and protect your images. 
  • Silent Auction: Art pieces will be displayed at the annual meeting. Set up will be begin on Thursday, with the final set up Friday morning and the auction ending on Saturday noon. Payments, above the stated value of the art, are tax-deductible donations to the SRU Foundation.

Complete this form to participate.

We have included here some images made by artists within the SRU, along with reflections about their art and ultrasound.


"I have become interested in transferring my long-term fascination with color flow Doppler imaging to working with vibrant shades of color to create abstract art. My interest in painting is to express my views regarding the complexities and difficulties of the interpersonal interactions we all face in the modern world. I also try to emphasize in my work the common stresses and unifying features that connect us all." - Ed Bluth, MD
"I’ve been a photographer for over 40 years, and a digital artist for 10. Digital art allows me to use watercolors, oils, pastels… I mix and match according to mood and the texture desired.  I start with a photo and create a painting on top of it.  Sometimes the painting is true to form, and sometimes a bit abstract.  Creating a detailed painting is like meditating, as the time it takes assumes a zen-like quality.  How is this like ultrasound?  The key to sonographic diagnosis is to start with a good sonographic image and understand the physics and artifacts that create the shades of gray. The key to my art is to start with a good photograph and try different forms of drawing and painting to create an intriguing painting." - Debbie Levine, MD
"I have always wanted to paint or draw, but alas, my talents do not extend to those arenas. Spending all day long with black and white images makes me yearn for a hobby “in color”. As a meticulous and handy sort of person with a visual view of the world, quilting appeals to me. I get to combine fabrics of many colors and hues using geometric patterns in various combinations. The possibilities are endless! I give away many of my finished quilts as wedding and new baby gifts or to friends and family for their special occasions and feel that my love surrounds and keeps them warm." - Mindy Horrow, MD

"The making of art and doing of crafts are a welcome diversion from the day-to-day challenges of work. I welcome the chance to use my hands, be in spaces filled with natural light, dabble with color and revel/relax while creating." - Vickie Feldstein, MD


OCT 14th
8:00 AM - 11:50 AM MST

Jason Wagner, MD
Theodora Potretzke, MD
Intro Jason Wagner, MD
The Ergonomic Threat to the Art of Ultrasound Mark Kliewer, MD
The Art of the Artifact William Middleton, MD
The Art of MSK Ultrasound Jon Jacobson, MD
The Art of Gynecologic Ultrasound + Intro of Speaker Lori Strachowski, MD, FSRU
Keynote Speaker Vickie Feldstein, MD
Awards and Intro of Speakers Aya Kamaya, MD
Peds CEUS Judy Squires, MD
Art of CEUS and Intro of Speaker Stephanie Wilson, MD
Bubble Talk Peter Burns, MD
OCT 14th
1:00 PM - 5:15 PM MST

Michelle Robin, MD
Gowthaman Gunabushanam, MD
Vascular US: The IR Perspective Gowthaman Gunabushanam, MD
Carotid Artery US: Not Just Atherosclerosis Marta Flory, 
Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound: Before and After EVAR Lauren Alexander, MD
Arterial Doppler: Cases That Don't Fit the Mold Jill Jones, MD
Hemodialysis AVFs and Mapping for Percutaneous AVF Creation Michelle Robbin, MD
Venous Doppler of the Lower Extremities, Iliac and IVC Muhammad Usman Aziz, MD
Liver Doppler Leslie Scoutt, MD
1:00 PM - 5:15 PM MST

Shuchi Rodgers, MD
David Fetzer, MD
Quantitative Chronic Liver Disease Assessment: Are we there yet? Deborah Rubens, MD
HCC Screening/Surveillance: Updates and Current Evidence Shuchi Rodgers, MD
Liver Doppler: The Unusual Suspects Ghaneh Fananapazir, MD
Spleen and Pancreas - Brothers, where art thou? Myra Feldman, MD
G.I. Wish I Knew More: Updates on Bowel Ultrasound Alexandra Medellin, MD
Gallbladder Polyps: Implementation of SRU Consensus Committee Guidelines Aya Kamaya, MD
Acute Cholecystitis: It's not so simple! Adrian Dawkins, MD
OCT 15th

*Each workshop is 30-minute long. Attendees can attend up to five workshops regardless of the topics.
7:40 AM - 10:40 AM MST

Terry Desser, MD
Jade Wong-You-Cheong, MD
Training Students and Physicians in Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How? John Pellerito, MD
The Disseminated Ultrasound Enterprise: Maintaining Image Quality and Interpretation Sophistication Across Various Levels of Technologist and Radiologist Experience Mindy Horrow, MD
Artificial Intelligence Applications in Ultrasound: Will They Help with Diagnosis and Practice Efficiency? Manjiri Dighe, MD
Breaking Bad news}: Talking to Patients When The Picture is Not Pretty Roya Sohaey, MD
Managing Ultrasound Staffing Challenges in the COVID Era and Beyond: Retaining Trained Technologists and Mitigating Burnout Preethi Raghu, MD
7:40 AM - 10:40 AM MST

Jill Langer, MD
Carol Benson, MD
Challenges in Applying TIRADS Malak Itani, MD
Surveillance of the Post Thyroidectomy Patient Sheila Sheth, MD
Non-Nodular Thyroid Disease Jill Langer, MD
Parathyroid Sonography Mitchell Tublin, MD
Salivary Glands and Other Neck Masses Sharlene Teefey, MD
7:40 AM - 10:40 AM MST

Judy Squires, MD
Edward Oliver, MD
ceVUS: VUR and GU Fistulas Harriet Paltiel, MD
Pediatric Thyroid Nodules: ATA and ACR TIRADS and Relevance To Peds Jennifer Lim-Dunham, MD
Neonatal Bowel Ultrasound: Pylorus, Malrotation, Volvulus, and Necrotizing Enterocolitis Including CEUS Ami Gokli, MD
Vascular Compression Syndromes in Children: SMA, MALS, Nutcracker Syndromes Erica Riedesel, MD
Neonatal Cholestasis and Other Newborn Liver Disease Henrietta Rosenberg, MD
7:40 AM - 10:40 AM MST

Diagnostic Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Interventions: Shoulder  
Diagnostic Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Interventions: Elbow Ogonna Nwawka, MD
Diagnostic Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Interventions: Hand and Wrist Levon Nazarian, MD
Diagnostic Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Interventions: Hip and Knee Sandra Allison, MD
Diagnostic Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Interventions: Foot and Ankle Yoshimi Endo, MD
OCT 15th
1:15 PM - 5:25 PM MST

Theodora Potretzke, MD
Ghaneh Fananapazir, MD
The Echogenic Renal Mass John McGahan, MD
The Hypoechoic Renal Mass Darcy Wolfman, MD
Renal Transplant Mark Sugi, MD
Doppler GU Topics, Non Transplant Ulrike Hamper, MD, MBA
Urinary Stone Disease in Pregnancy Anne Kennedy, MB, BCh, BAO
GU CEUS David Fetzer, MD
Scrotal Ultrasound Theodora Potretzke, MD
US in Male Infertility Scott Young, MD
1:15 PM - 5:25 PM MST

Liina Poder, MD
Carol Benson, MD
O-RADS US: An Update and Validation Trials Catherine Phillips, MD
Endometriosis And Adenomyosis Spectrum Priyanka Jha, MBBS
Pain and Bleeding in Early Pregnancy Peter Doubilet, MD, PhD
Non-Obstetrical Ultrasound in The Pregnant Patient - Getting It Right Tara Morgan, MD, FSRU
Placenta Accreta Spectrum Liina Poder, MD
Abnormal Fetal Intracranial Fluid Spaces Carol Benson, MD
Fetal Abdominal Cysts - Focusing the Differential Edward Oliver, MD, PhD, FSRU, FAIUM
Fetal Lung Masses: From Diagnosis To Outcome Erika Rubesova, MD
OCT 16th
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST

Lori Strachowski, MD
M. Jennings Clingan, MD
Neonatal Head Grace Mitchell, MD, MBA
Head & Neck Anil Chauhan, MD
Soft Tissue Lump and Bumps Luyao Shen, MD
MSK Hailey Choi, MD
GB/Biliary, Pancreas, Spleen Kristin Rebik, DO
Liver Cinthia Cruz-Romero, MD
Renal/Adrenal Kanupriya Vijay, MD
Female Pelvis (Nonpregnant) M. Jennings Clingan, MD
1st Trimester Sanjiv Bajaj, MD
OB Dorothy Shum, MD
Scrotum Javad Azadi, MD
Vascular Haresh Narengaker, MD
IR Benjamin Strnad, MD
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST

Jason Wagner, MD
Darcy Wolfman, MD
IR Jason Wagner, MD
Pediatrics Brian Coley, MD
Head & Neck Michelle Melany, MD, FSRU, FACR
MSK Nirvikar Dahiya, MD
Liver Helena Gabriel, MD
Hernias and Groin US Ann Podrasky, MD
Renal CEUS Richard Barr, MD, PhD
Female Pelvis (Nonpregnant) Maitray Patel, MD
1st Trimester Stefanie Weinstein, MD
OB Fetal Mary Frates, MD
Scrotal Shweta Bhatt, MD
Vascular Abdominal Mark Lockhart, MD, MPH
Vascular Peripheral Laurence Needleman, MD

Keynote Address: “The Art of Ultrasound/Ultrasound as an Art” on Friday, October 14, 2022.



Vickie Feldstein, MD

Vickie Feldstein MD is a Professor in the Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging at the University of California San Francisco. She graduated cum laude from Harvard College and received her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School/Brown University Program in Medicine. Following residency and fellowship training at UCSF, Dr. Feldstein joined the faculty there in 1992. She has dedicated expertise and specific clinical focus in diagnostic ultrasound.  She specializes in the sonographic assessment of high-risk pregnancies, gynecologic conditions and applications of Doppler US. Much of her research efforts have been conducted in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team of colleagues at the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center.

In addition to dedication to the field of sonography, Dr. Feldstein has long been interested and involved with the visual arts. She served on the inaugural Art Committee at the UCSF Medical Center, Mission Bay and commissioned works of art installed there. 

The keynote address "The Art of Ultrasound/Ultrasound as an Art" will consider ways in which this unique modality relies on images created by hand-held tools. Transducers are used to generate a picture and that picture is used to tell a story. Our diagnostic capabilities are enhanced when we optimize how we obtain, view and interpret sonographic images.


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