Our mission is to provide exceptional Abdominal Imaging services including
radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic
resonance imaging. Our Division focuses on all aspects of Abdominal Imaging, with
primary areas of emphasis including, but not limited to oncology, transplant and
critical care imaging.
Our Division is staffed by 8 (full or part time) fellowship trained Abdominal/Body Imagers and 1 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/biweekly/monthly multidisciplinary conferences (e.g. GI Tumor, GU Tumor, Gyn Tumor, Hepatobiliary, Pancreas).
Our Division participates in the Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary and Ultrasound core lecture series, provides 3 monthly scheduled didactic case conferences and a daily Divisional case conference for Residents rotating on our 3 subdivisions (Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound and Abdominal CT/MR). A new formal orientation/evaluation process aids Residents as they rotate on our services. Our Fellowship program trains 1-2 motivated individuals per year in more advanced imaging interpretation/techniques and provides opportunities for research in Abdominal Imaging. 3rd and 4th year Medical Students can rotate through our Division.
Division members are actively involved in multiple research projects, publishing peer reviewed articles and abstracts, book chapters and presenting at 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.