Abdominal Imaging

Equipment/Exams

  • Over 13,000 clinical MR exams/year at HUP, plus a large number of additional abdominal, pelvic, breast and musculoskeletal cases via teleradiology.
  • 8 clinical 1.5T scanners including Siemens Avanto, Essenza, Espree and GE Signa magnets.
  • 3 clinical whole body 3.0T scanners including two Siemens Verio and Tim Trio.
  • 3 whole-body research magnets 1.5, 3.0 and 7T Siemens Sonata, Tim Trio and Magnetom, respectively.
  • 2 small bore animal systems (4.7T, 9.4T)
  • 4 monitor and dual monitor PACS workstations.
  • TeraRecon Thin Client access at each reading station.

Research Interests

  • Clinical applications, coil development and technique optimization for extremity, thoracic and abdominal MRA, Breast MRI, Cardiac MRI, and clinical spectroscopy.
  • Clinical research interests include bolus chase MRA, osteoporosis, prostate MR, female pelvis, and renal MR including MR urography

Teaching Conferences

  • Monthly follow-up conference
  • Weekly GI/GU, MRA and Musculoskeletal conferences
  • MR learning center with instructional videocassettes and large body/musculoskeletal/neuro teaching files.

Fellowship Rotation Goals

  • Understand the most recent technologic advances and the diagnostic capabilities of MRI
  • Establish criteria for patient selection and the appropriate use of MRI
  • Incorporate both established and newer MRI techniques into their practice
  • Improve their utilization of MRI for numerous clinical indirections
  • Learn the latest advances in specialized MRI techniques such as MR angiography, MR arthrography, MR cholangiopancreatography, cardiac, prostate and breast MRI, etc.