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ABC News and 6ABC Stories Feature Dr. Gary Cohen, Dr. Hillel Maresky, and Lewis Katz School of Medicine Student Angela Udongwo’s Work on the Lack of Research on the Radiologic Appearance of Black Hairstyles

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6ABC interviewed Gary S. Cohen, MD, FSIR, Radiologist-in-Chief of Temple University Health System and Herbert M. Stauffer Chair of Diagnostic Imaging at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; Hillel S. Maresky, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Katz School of Medicine; and Angela Udongwo, a third-year student at the Katz School of Medicine, on their work on the lack of research on the radiologic appearance of Black hairstyles and how popular Black hairstyles like braids, twists, and locs appear on MRI, CT and X-ray. If a radiologist is unfamiliar with how Black hairstyles appear on radiologic imaging, it can lead to incorrect diagnoses which may require serious follow-up. Their research is focused on teaching radiologists and ED physicians about how Black hairstyles appear on scans. ABC News also produced a story on the research.