The Abdominal Imaging Division at UT Southwestern Medical Center employs state-of-the-art imaging equipment, technology, and information systems to provide personalized high-quality studies tailored to the patient and clinical problem.
The Division is comprised of board certified subspecialty trained radiologists with varied clinical and research interests.
We are available for direct consultation and provide services at Parkland Memorial Hospital, St. Paul University Hospital, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, the James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center, the Outpatient Building, and UT Southwestern Clinical Center at Richardson/Plano. We will soon provide services at the new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.
We utilize computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasonography (US), radiography, and fluoroscopy for diagnosis. We also perform diagnostic and therapeutic image-guided drainages and biopsies.
We provide subspecialty expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of an array of diseases and conditions while boasting a strong working relationship with our clinical colleagues. We have a high volume of oncologic imaging, urologic and pelvic floor imaging, and bariatric imaging. We offer CT enterography and CT colonography for the evaluation of small bowel pathology and colon cancer screening, respectively. We provide endocrine imaging through parathyroid adenoma localization, thyroid nodule characterization and biopsy including Afirma analysis, and thyroid cancer surveillance. We have expertise in Ob/Gyn and fertility imaging through diagnostic US, hysterosalpingography (HSG), and saline-infused sonohysterography (SIS).
We have established an ongoing Divisional effort to ensure a high level of clinical excellence through regular QA/QC conference and journal club. We have also established task-specific committees to develop disease specific imaging protocols and to employ radiation dose conserving techniques while maintaining image quality.
As an integral component of comprehensive care, we regularly participate in multidisciplinary conferences and tumor boards across campus to collaborate with specialists to deliver a coordinated approach to patient care.
Our faculty are actively involved in the lecture based and clinical teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows. Our faculty are also a regular presence at local, state, and national meetings as authorities in abdominal imaging.