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Avice M. O'Connell, M.D., M.A.

Imaging Sciences

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 487-3300

Fax: (585) 487-3324

Office: (585) 487-3300

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Biography

Dr. O'Connell is a Professor of Imaging Sciences and Director of Women's Imaging at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Educated in Dublin, Ireland, she received her radiology training here in Rochester. She has 30 years of experience in breast imaging and is actively involved in teaching and research evaluating newer imaging modalities. Dr. O'Connell is a world renowned speaker and is very active in teaching medical students, residents and is frequently solicited for her expert opinion in the media.

Professional Background

Faculty Appointments Professor of Clinical Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2011-present) Associate Professor of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2006 – 2011) Clinical Assistant Professor of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1999 – 2006) Professional Appointments Clinical Teaching Faculty, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Rochester Institute of Technology (2011-present) Attending Radiologist, University of Rochester Medical Center (2006 – present) Attending Radiologist, Rochester General Hospital (1995 – 2006) Attending Radiologist, St Mary's Hospital, Genesee Radiological Group (1981 – 1982) Attending Radiologist, Highland Hospital/Genesee Hospital, IDE Radiology Group (1979 – 1981) Administrative Appointments Director of Women's Imaging, University of Rochester Medical Center (2006 – present) Board of Directors, University Medical Imaging, Rochester, NY (2006 – 2007) Vice President, Rochester Radiology Associates, (2000 – 2006) President, Genesee Radiological Group and Northside Radiology (1996 – 2000) Partner, Genesee Radiological Group and Northside Radiology (1982 – 1996) Journal Reviewer Reviewer – American Journal of Roentgenology (2006 – present) Reviewer- Journal of Clinical Imaging Sciences (2011 - ) Professional Society Membership Member – Radiological Society of North America (2007 – present) Member – American Roentgen Ray Society (2007 – present) Member – Society of Breast Imaging (2006 – present) President, Rochester Academy of Medicine (2002 – 2003) President – Rochester Roentgen Ray Society (1998 – 1999) Board of Trustees, Rochester Academy of Medicine (1997 – 2004) Treasurer/Secretary – Rochester Roentgen Ray Society (1994 – 1998) Member – American College of Radiology (1989 – present) Fellow-2007 President – Rochester Ultrasound Society (1981 – 1982)

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology

Education

1973
MD | Ireland-Fac Med U Coll, Dublin
Medicine

1995
MA | Ireland-Trinity Coll, U Dublin
Arts & Sciences

1970
BA | Ireland-Trinity Coll, U Dublin
Arts & Sciences

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

070/1/1973 - 06/30/1974
Internship in Internal Medicine at Highland Hospital of Rochester

07/01/1974 - 06/30/1976
Residency in Internal Medicine at Dublin Federation of Voluntary Hospitals

07/01/1976 - 06/30/1979
Residency in Radiology-Diagnostic at Rochester General Hospital

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Awards

2014
2014 Certificate of Distinguished Services to the Medical Profession of Rochester
Sponsor: Rochester Academy of Medicine
Location: Rochester, NY

2013
Tribute – National Women's Hall of Fame, Book of Lives and Legacies (2013) 3rd place winner
Sponsor: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

2013
2013 Communicator Awards
Sponsor: Second Opinion Cable Show

2013
"Top Doc" Diagnostic Radiology
Sponsor: 585 Magazine

2012
Bronze Statue - 2012 Telly Award
Sponsor: Second Opion TV

2011
Certificate of Merit "Cone Beam CT of the Breast: What is Hidden in Dense Breasts?"
Location: Education Exhibit presented at the 97th Annual RSNA Mtg.

2011
Certificate of Merit " Management of Papillary Breast Lesions: An Imaging Pathology-based Approach"
Location: Education Exhibit presented at the 97th Annual RSNA mtg.

2008 - 2009
Arvin Robinson Award for senior faculty member who demonstrates excellence in resident education and teaching
Sponsor: Department of Imaging Sciences
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center - Rochester, NY

2008
Award of Merit for poster on "Cone Beam Computed Tomography of the Breast" with Sarah Majewski & Richard Gong
Sponsor: Radiological Society of North America
Location: RSNA Annual Conference - Chicago, IL

2007
Elected as Fellow
Sponsor: American College of Radiology

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Publications

Journal Articles

12/2013
Nguyen MS, Ginat DT, Giampoli EJ, O'Connell AM. "Breast metastases to thyroid gland." Ultrasound quarterly.. 2013 Dec 0; 29(4):327-8.

11/21/2013
Vedantham S, Shi L, Karellas A, O'Connell AM, Conover DL. "Personalized estimates of radiation dose from dedicated breast CT in a diagnostic population and comparison with diagnostic mammography." Physics in medicine and biology.. 2013 Nov 21; 58(22):7921-36. Epub 2013 Oct 29.

2013
Linxi S, Vedantham, S, Karellas, A, O'Connell A. "Technical Note: Skin thickness measurements using high-resolution flat-panel cone-beam dedicated breast CT." American Association of Physicists in Medicine. 2013; 40(3).

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Videos

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Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines

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SECOND OPINION | Mammography | APT | Webisode