Roswell Park Appoints Two Physicians to Diagnostic Radiology

Thursday, August 13, 2009

BUFFALO, NY – Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has appointed two physicians to the Department of Diagnostic Radiology. James M. Gannon, MD, will serve in the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Thomas J. Laudico, DO, will join the faculty in the Division of Body Imaging.

As a member of the RPCI Body Imaging team, Dr. Laudico will employ sophisticated imaging technology for the diagnosis, location and staging of cancers of the chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities.

Dr. Laudico comes to RPCI from the Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT, where he served as a Resident in Diagnostic Radiology. He earned his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed residencies at Millcreek Community Hospital, Erie, PA, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Laudico also served as an Assistant Professor of Anatomy/Physiology Laboratory at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY and as a Major in the United States Air Force Medical Corps.

As a member of the Nuclear Medicine team, Dr. Gannon will offer services to detect, characterize and quantify cancers. Nuclear Medicine involves using small amounts of radioactive agents to examine various organs and their structure and identify and evaluate areas of cancer using special cameras that interface with a computer system.

Dr. Gannon comes to RPCI from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), where he completed a fellowship in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT). He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH, and completed residency training in Nuclear Medicine at the William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI. He is certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine.

The Roswell Park Department of Diagnostic Radiology offers a full complement of state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services to detect cancer. Board-certified faculty members with subspecialties expertise diagnose and interpret each examination. Services include routine radiographic (x-ray) examinations, gastrointestinal fluoroscopic studies, mammography, CT scans, MR scans, ultrasound studies and interventional/angiographic studies.

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at http://www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org.

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