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Diagnosis of Diseases of the Breast ( 2nd edition).   Authors:  Lawrence W. Bassett, Valerie P. Jackson, Karin L. Fu, Yao S. Fu

MRI of the Musculoskeletal System (2nd edition). Authors:   Andrew L. Deutsch, Jerrold H. Mink, Roger Kerr

MRI of the Foot and Ankle. Authors:  Andrew L. Deutsch, Jerrold H. Mink

MRI of the Knee (2nd edition). Authors:   Jerrold H. Mink, Murray Reicher, John Crues, Andrew L. Deutsch

MRI of the Musculoskeletal System: A Teaching File.    Authors:  Jerrold H. Mink, Andrew L. Deutsch

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RIMA Chosen as new exclusive provider for Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital

August 2016
We are pleased to announce that after an intensive request for proposal (RFP) process, RIMA was the unanimous choice of the selection committee to be the new provider for imaging and interventional services to the County of Ventura, California Health System. This includes providing services to the county’s two hospitals, Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) and Santa Paula Hospital, as well as the County’s over forty clinics. VCMC will be moving into a new hospital in early 2017 and we anticipate working closely with the County to increase outpatient imaging services to 600,000 thousand patients that the County system serves.

RIMA Chosen as new exclusive provider for Barstow Community Hospital

June 2016
We are excited to announce that RIMA has been selected as the new exclusive provider for imaging services for Bartow Community Hospital ( BCH) in Barstow California. The hospital is part of the newly formed Quorum Health Systems which owns and or manages 38 hospitals, predominantly focusing on communities with less than 50,000 population. BCH is one of most recently built hospitals in California and features state of the art imaging equipment.

RIMA Recruits New Radiologist

February 2016

John Swift, MD

Dr. John Swift was recruited to Renaissance Imaging from the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic Medical Group . Dr. Swift obtained his B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Swift completed residency programs in Nuclear Radiology at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and Diagnostic Radiology at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston/Texas Medical Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Swift completed fellowship training in Cross-Sectional Imaging – CT, MRI and Ultrasound at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

RIMA Recruits Two New Radiologists

January 2016

Kien Vuu, MD

Dr. Kien Vuu was recruited to Renaissance Imaging Medical Associates from Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) with specialization in Thoracic and Interventional Radiology.

Born in post-war Vietnam to Chinese-immigrant parents, his parents fled with him as in infant to the United States after spending 8 months living on a boat and 3 months in a refugee camp. Dr. Vuu grew up in Chinatown, Los Angeles. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees at UC San Diego, and completed his residency and fellowship training at UCLA.

After completion of his training, Dr. Vuu spent 3.5 years at Kaiser LAMC, the tertiary referral center for all of Southern California Kaiser hospitals. He was a regional consultant for patients requiring complex endovascular and non-vascular interventional procedures. He also served as section chief for the Thoracic Imaging and Interventions division, and developed the resident curriculum in Thoracic imaging for which he was awarded the “Teacher of the Year”. He was the architect of the Lung Nodule Follow Up and Lung Cancer Screening programs at Kaiser LAMC, and was appointed to be the director of the Regional Lung Cancer task force.

His clinical expertise includes the evaluation and management of patients with a wide array of disease types include fibroids, vascular thrombotic disease, cancer (lung, liver, renal, and metastatic), portal hypertension, varicoceles, palliative/pain management, and other vascular conditions. He specializes in minimally invasive image-guided procedures including complex biopsies, vascular access, tumor embolization and ablation, vascular occlusion and stenting, transjugular intrahepatic portovenous stenting (TIPS), retrograde gastrovariceal embolization, thrombectomy, biliary decompression, gastrostomy tube placement, dialysis access interventions, among others.

Dr. Vuu maintains a faculty position as an adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and enjoys teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. He is a strong advocate for the transformation of training/education in Interventional Radiology as a clinical speciality. Dr. Vuu has authored several peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in the fields of molecular imaging and interventional radiology, and has spoken in both national and international conferences.

Dr. Vuu has special interests in the promotion, education, and implementation of Lung Cancer screening programs across the community.

He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology with a certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He is also a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, Society of Thoracic Radiology, and Los Angeles Radiological Society.

Sasmita Misra, MD

RIMA Recruits New Radiologist

September 2015

RIMA is pleased to announce that we have recruited a new radiologist to our practice.

Samuel Boynton, MD

Dr. Samuel Boynton has been recruited to RIMA from Department of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Dr. Boynton attended medical school at Loma Linda University where he also obtained at Masters Degree in Public Health. Dr. Boynton did his radiology residency at the Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners (GRMEP). Dr. Boynton is dual fellowship trained. He did a one year fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and a one year body imaging and interventional radiology fellowship at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.