The Division of Abdominal & Pelvic Imaging is committed to providing excellent patient care through diagnoses of the full spectrum of diseases affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) and genitourinary (GU) systems using traditional imaging modalities (DR, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, US), often incorporating advanced-imaging protocols, such as:
- Multi-parametric MRI of the prostate with fusion with US to allow image-guided biopsies
- Contrast-enhanced US
- Functional MRI of the liver with elastography, as well as fat and iron quantification
Operating in collaboration with the Division of Interventional Radiology, and supported by clinic for pre- and post-procedure consultations, several members of the Division of Abdominal & Pelvic Imaging also perform image-guided tissue biopsies and tumor ablations (lung, liver, kidney).
Associated clinical professional services include active participation in multidisciplinary tumor boards. Research areas are currently diverse and largely supportive of referring clinical services but include some imaging-centric pursuits (e.g., development of novel image-based techniques for evaluating and scoring chronic pancreatitis). Along with its support of the Radiology Residency Program, the division supports a one-year fellowship in abdominal and pelvic imaging (1 fellow/year).