Abdominal Imaging

Specialists in the Computed Tomography Division conduct CT studies of the chest, abdomen and pelvis, performing CT angiography, CT arterial portography and image-guided biopsy studies. Over the last four years, the Body CT section has extensivley upgraded its equipment and facilities. The division's equipment consists of two state-of-the-art General Electric slip ring helical CT scanners and a Siemens Evolution electron beam CT system.

Residents and fellows are active members of the section. The residents and fellows on rotation are given detailed instruction on technical and clinical issues encountered in daily practice. They are given the responsibility to determine the protocol and preview patient studies, which they review and discuss with the attending radiologists. They also participate in the planning and performance of CT-guided procedures and biopsies performed by the various sections under the supervision of faculty members. Inpatient, emergency room, and outpatient services supply an amazing wealth of clinical material on a daily basis, which prepares the trainees to handle with confidence diverse and complicated cases in body, thoracic, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular imaging. The trainees are also encouraged to participate in clinical research projects of interest to the Body CT section.