Dr. Sickles is Professor Emeritus of Radiology at the UCSF School of Medicine and served as Chief of the Breast Imaging Section at the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco for almost 30 years. Dr. Sickles is a prolific contributor to breast imaging education and the scientific literature. He has provided editorial services to 12 professional journals, has been the author or co-author of 10 books and monographs, more than 220 scientific articles, and almost 100 other scientific communications. He has presented papers at more than 200 scientific meetings and has been an invited speaker at more than 800 educational seminars and medical institutions in 42 states in the United States and in 31 foreign countries.
Dr. Sickles has also served on many breast imaging committees of the American College of Radiology since 1980, and has chaired the ACR Committee on Mammography Interpretive Skills Assessment since its inception in 1992. In his commitment to improving the science and art of breast imaging, Dr. Sickles has also served in a leadership position in 10 other professional societies and organizations, and on over 40 committees both nationally and internationally. He is a founding member and past president of the Society of Breast Imaging. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and special recognitions for his dedication, service and contributions to breast imaging, including the Gold Medal of the Society of Breast Imaging and honorary membership in four international radiological societies.
Real Imaging is honored to announce that Dr. Sickles currently serves as medical advisor on their Scientific Advisory Board. It is important to note that Dr. Sickles receives no compensation in any shape or form (e.g., shares, options, cash money) whatsoever, from Real Imaging.
Dr. Linver has been a specialist in Breast Imaging for the past 25 years. He is Director of Mammography for X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, P.C., in Albuquerque, and Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of New Mexico. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his post-graduate medical training at the University of California at San Francisco, Vanderbilt University, and the University of New Mexico.
Dr. Linver is a busy lecturer on mammography, having presented over 600 lectures throughout the United States and 15 foreign countries around the world. He is the author of over 50 published articles and chapters of textbooks on mammography, and is a strong political proponent of quality mammography. Toward this end, he spearheaded the successful campaign to enact mandated quality mammography screening legislation in New Mexico in 1990, and served on the original National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee to the FDA under MQSA from 1994 to 1997. He helped author the A.H.C.P.R. document, "Quality Determinants of Mammography", and co-chaired the American Cancer Society's consensus conference in Chicago on screening mammography guidelines for pre-menopausal women in 1997.
Dr. Linver is past president of the New Mexico chapters of both the American College of Radiology and the American Cancer Society. He was a long-standing member of the A.C.R. BI-RADS Committee, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the National Consortium of Breast Centers. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, and was recently elected a Fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging.
Real Imaging is honored to announce that Dr. Linver currently serves as medical advisor on their Scientific Advisory Board. It is important to note that Dr. Linver receives no compensation in any shape or form (e.g., shares, options, cash money) whatsoever, from Real Imaging.