Abdominal Imaging

Equipment

  • Over 18,000 examination performed annually
  • Equipment includes Philips HDI 3000/5000 and IU22, emergency room Philips Envisior
  • PACS workstations. Each US examination room and every ED patient room is connected to our network.

Research Interests

  • Fetal anomalies, 3D sonography, thyroid disease, prostate carcinoma, sonohysterography, ovarian torsion, radio-frequency tumor ablation.
  • 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.

Teaching Conferences

  • Daily case discussions during readout
  • Monthly follow-up conference
  • Weekly Radiology Grand Rounds
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Monthly abdominal imaging conference (US, CT, MRI)
  • Monthly Greater Delaware Valley Ultrasound Society
  • Monthly Pennsylvania Radiologic Society

Fellowship 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.