With internationally recognized abdominal imaging experts in the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal disorders, the physicians in the abdominal imaging subspecialty at UCSF are among the most experienced in the United States. Our areas of expertise include imaging in adults using CT, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray and fluoroscopy of the following:
- adrenal glands
Delivering outstanding patient care is our core value, and that is reflected in our attention to radiological exam quality, patient-specific imaging techniques, image interpretation, diagnosis, interventional therapies, consultation services, research, and training programs.
We specialize in tailoring examinations not only to the patient’s specific clinical question, but also to patient physiology. Our contrast material timing methods provide particular value for imaging of the liver and pancreas where slight differences in scan timing relative to contrast dye injection can make a great difference in finding and identifying tumors while imaging for cancer.
Patient being prepared for MRI of the prostate by Dr. Weinstein and Dr. Webb.
UCSF has designed advanced protocols that are carefully followed for abdominal clinical imaging exams in order to maximize the yield of diagnostic exams while minimizing risks to our patients. We recognize that every patient is different and that different abdominal organ systems and diseases require individual approaches.
Dr. Ben Yeh: Looking inside for a diagnosis.
Accurate Image Interpretation and Diagnosis
A primary focus of our efforts is the accurate interpretation and insightful and timely reporting of imaging exams. We are fortunate to have specialists who provide high-level interpretation of CT, MRI, PET/CT, radiography, ultrasound, and fluoroscopy of the abdomen and pelvis as well as vascular and non-vascular interventional procedures.
Comprehensive Services For All Abdominal Diseases
We are leaders in clinical programs for liver, bowel, colon, female pelvis, prostate, pancreatic, biliary, and PET/CT imaging as evidenced by ongoing recognition in the highest profile journals in the field of radiology.
The radiologists in our subspecialty perform the full range of diagnostic imaging within the abdomen and pelvis. Our staff includes many of the pioneers in imaging of the liver, pancreas, colon, uterus, ovaries, prostate, and bladder.
CT colonography 3D images showing polyps.
Twelve abdominal imaging physicians as well as additional part-time abdominal imaging specialists and postdoctoral fellows offer the best in radiology exam interpretation, pre-surgical planning and diagnosis at our various hospitals and outpatient imaging sites throughout San Francisco.
We always welcome opportunities to discuss next steps for patients with our referring physician colleagues.