Education & Research

Teaching Cases and Education

Advanced Radiology Services is currently using the international site for all it’s teaching case content.

Best Practices PET/CT Symposium

Dr. Paul Shreve is one of the leaders for the annual Best Practices in PET/CT Symposium. The industry sponsored focus group meeting brings together leading practitioners to establish the best standard of practice for the use of PET/CT imaging in the care of cancer patients. Dr. Shreve also coedited a textbook called Clinical PET-CT in Radiology: Integrated Imaging in Oncology.

Teaching and Collaboration

The size of our practice and scope of subspecialists on staff provides a unique and in depth knowledge base. Sharing these resources with the medical community is one of our top priorities.
For decades, we have been involved in teaching and mentoring medical students and radiology residents through Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners (formerly GRMERC), collaboration with medical equipment developers, and coordination with the healthcare systems we serve. Following are some highlights of our educational activities.

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

The headquarters for the College of Human Medicine, the Secchia Center, is located in Grand Rapids along the “medical mile.” With its opening in 2010, MSU College of Human Medicine achieved its expansion goal of 800 students in the fall of 2013, completing the nation’s largest allopathic medical school expansion. The division of radiology and biomedical imaging was created by Dr. Mark DeLano who serves as the director.

Dr. DeLano is expanding the academic teaching and research missions of Advanced Radiology Services. The use of evidence based techniques to improve the delivery of health care is a primary focus of scholarly inquiry that has immediate impact on improved patient care. Investigation of these techniques in the management of common diagnostic problems such as stroke is underway.

Western Michigan University Medical School

Western Michigan University held the groundbreaking ceremony for the Homer Stryker School of Medicine on the W. E. Upjohn Campus in Kalamazoo in 2012. The inaugural class of 54 students arrived in August of 2014. In 2015, WMed appointed Dr. David Smullen, MD as co-chair for the Department of Radiology.

Reporting to the dean, Dr. Smullen and his co-chair lead the Department of Radiology faculty in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. They also oversee scholarly activities, research, as well as professional and community service events.

Current Research Projects