Our mission in the Abdominal Imaging section at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is to provide
exceptional Abdominal Imaging services including radiography, fluoroscopy,
ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Our
section focuses on all aspects of Abdominal Imaging, with primary areas of
emphasis including, but not limited to, oncology, transplant and critical care
The Abdominal Imaging section is staffed by full
and part-time, fellowship trained Abdominal/Body Imagers and one Fluoroscopy
specialist. The Division performs/interprets all routine and emergency cross
sectional (ultrasound, CT and MRI) abdominal imaging, and all GI/GU fluoroscopy
procedures as well. Along with daily clinical work, the Division participates
in multiple weekly/monthly multidisciplinary conferences (e.g. Pancreas Clinic,
Liver Clinic, Colorectal Clinic, GU Tumor, Gyn Tumor, Hepato-biliary, Thyroid)
and discuss the diagnosis and management of the patients.
Abdominal Imaging Faculty
Gerald Dodd, III, M.D. (Chairman, Department of Radiology)
Samuel Chang, M.D. (Section Chief, Abdominal Imaging)
Toshi Clark, M.D.
Jim Davidson, M.D.
Kavita Garg, M.D.
Kristin McKinney, M.D.
Jeffery Meier, M.D.
Nayana Patel, M.D.
Saj Pokharel, M.D.
Carol Rumack, M.D.
Liz Stamm, M.D.
Bernie Zeligman, M.D.
Our section participates in the
Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary and Ultrasound core lecture series, provides three,
monthly scheduled didactic case conferences and a daily Divisional case
conference for Residents rotating on our three services (Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound
and Abdominal CT/MR). A new formal orientation/evaluation process aids residents
as they rotate on our services. Our fellowship program trains at least motivated
individuals per year in more advanced imaging interpretation/techniques and
provides opportunities for research in Abdominal Imaging. Third and fourth-year
Medical Students rotate through the Abdominal Imaging section.
Abdominal Imaging faculty members are actively
involved in multiple research projects, publishing peer reviewed articles and
abstracts, book chapters and presenting at regional, national and international
meetings. A partial list of ongoing projects includes: A Prospective,
Multicenter Comparison of Multiphase Contrast-Enhanced CT and Multiphase
Contrast-Enhanced MRI for Diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma for Liver
Transplant Allocation, MRI Guided Interstitial Laser Ablation of Prostate
Cancer, Exploring Perinatal Outcomes Among Children (EPOCH), and Development
and Testing of a Volumetric Color Doppler Vascular Index to Predict the
Performance of Radiofrequency Ablation Devices in Liver Tumors.
For a complete list of faculty, please click here