Fox Chase Chair of Diagnostic Imaging Elected as Fellow of the Society of Abdominal Radiology

Rosaleen B. Parsons, MD, FACR
Rosaleen B. Parsons, MD, FACR

PHILADELPHIA (April 8, 2016) — Rosaleen B. Parsons, MD, FACR, chair of diagnostic imaging in the radiology department at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been elected a fellow of the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR).

“I am honored to be elected as a fellow by SAR,” said Parsons. “As a fellow, I will have the opportunity to engage with other abdominal radiologists from around the world who have similar interests and are advancing the field of abdominal radiology.”

To qualify as a fellow at SAR, a medical professional must make significant contributions to the field. Fellows demonstrate a continued interest in abdominal radiology and devote at least fifty percent of their professional medical practice to the study of the abdomen and pelvis.

SAR’s purpose is to furnish leadership and foster advances in diagnosis and intervention in abdominal radiology. The Society offers a forum for the exchange of knowledge pertaining to research, practice and education in abdominal radiology and stimulates investigation and teaching in the methods of preventing and treating diseases within the abdomen and pelvis. SAR provides opportunities in continuing medical education, lectureships, scholarships and sponsorships.

Parsons is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology. She received her MD from Drexel University and completed her residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase), which includes the Institute for Cancer Research and the American Oncologic Hospital and is a part of Temple Health, is one of the leading comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase is also one of just 10 members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence five consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

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