Abdominal Imaging

Equipment

  • Over 35,000 examination performed annually
  • Equipment includes Philips HDI 3000/5000 and IU22 scanners, emergency room Philips Envisior
  • 12 sonographic rooms, including biopsy suite with on-site pathology lab and two portable units for inpatient and OR cases
  • Individual PACS workstations. Each US examination room and every ED patient room is connected to our network

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Fetal anomalies, 3D sonography, gynecological sonography, thyroid disease, prostate carcinoma, sonohysterography, ovarian torsion, radio-frequency tumor ablation, elastography
  • Frequently performed vascular examinations with color, power and duplex Doppler sonography include liver transplants, TIPS evaluation, portal hypertension, renal transplants, impotence, extremities, scrotal and adnexal masses
  • Deep and superficial fine needle and core biopsy procedures

Fellowship Ultrasound Rotation Goals

  • Interpret high-resolution ultrasound findings in the evaluation of many different types of abdominal pathology
  • Systematically use and interpret color Doppler to answer questions in all abdominal imaging cases
  • Apply new techniques such as 3D ultrasound, expanded field of view, power Doppler, etc. in imaging various abdominal disorders
  • Understand how to avoid mistakes in screening for various emergent conditions with ultrasound including ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, scrotal torsion, acute cholecystitis, etc.
  • Learn practical guidelines for performing ultrasound guided interventional procedures such as: liver mass biopsy, thyroid nodule biopsy, percutaneous nephrostomy, transrectal and transvaginal abscess drainage, etc.