Abdominal Imaging

Equipment

  • Over 41,157 Body CT exams done annually
  • (1) Siemens Sensation 64
  • (2) Siemens Definition Dual Source
  • (1) GE Lightspeed
  • (2) Siemens Sensation 16
  • (1) Siemens Sensation 10
  • (1) Siemens Definition AS40
  • Four monitor and dual monitor PACS workstations
  • TeraRecon Thin Client access at each reading station
  • GE Advantage Windows workstation with advanced vessel analysis and volume rendering software
  • Siemens Leonardo 3D workstations
  • Vital Images Vitrea 2 workstation
  • Dedicated 3D Imaging Laboratory, equipped with Siemens MMWP, GE Advantage, Vital Images Vitrea, TeraRecon, and Osirix workstations

Research Interests

  • Optimization of helical and multidetector scanning techniques
  • Helical and multidetector noise and artifacts
  • Major clinical projects include work in appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease, renal mass characterization, and outcomes research.

Teaching Conferences

  • Monthly follow-up conference
  • Daily case discussions during readout

Fellowship Rotation Goals

  • Develop proficiency in the interpretation of CT studies of the abdomen and pelvis, incorporating the following subspecialty areas: gastrointestinal CT, genitourinary CT, oncologic CT, and acute abdominal conditions/trauma.
  • Learn the indications and technique of CT-guided percutaneous needle biopsy
  • Analyze and evaluate clinical research in body CT
  • Learn new techniques in body CT, including 3D analysis of cases using an independent 3D workstation, CT Urography, and CT Colonography
  • Develop the ability to function as a teacher and mentor to radiology residents in training