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 imaging.
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
Abdominal Imaging Faculty
Gerald Dodd, III, M.D. (Chairman, Department of
Samuel Chang, M.D. (Section Chief, Abdominal Imaging)
Toshi Clark, M.D.
Jim Davidson, M.D.
Kavita Garg, M.D.
Kristin McKinney, M.D.
Jeffrey Meier, M.D.
Nayana Patel, M.D.
Saj Pokharel, M.D.
Carol Rumack, 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.
Please click this link for a complete list of our abdominal imaging faculty.