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Abdominal Imaging


UR Medicine Abdominal Imaging is one of the most active specialty services in the Department of Imaging. We are experts in our field, here to help treat and diagnose disorders in the abdomen. We do this using the latest technology, covering every aspect of cross-sectional imaging including CT, MRI, and ultrasonography.

UR Medicine's Approach

Computed Tomography (CT)

UR Medicine Imaging uses the newest CT technology, including the latest reconstruction software and multi-detector scanners to provide the best resolution and scanning speed. 

Examinations range from standard chest, abdomen, and pelvic studies to more complex CT applications such as cardiac calcium scoring (a scan of the heart). 

Our faculty also participate in the interpretation of PET-CT examinations with Nuclear Medicine.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

UR Medicine Imaging operates equipment with the latest advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology at our inpatient and outpatient facilities. Advanced pulse sequences, functional MR, MR angiography, and spectroscopy are routinely performed to provide the most accurate results. 

We also have an extensive magnetic resonance (MR) research program, with an emphasis in cardiac MR and photodynamic therapies.


UR Medicine Imaging has six sonography rooms equipped with real-time, color flow Doppler, and other state-of-the-art equipment. An additional room is located in the Emergency Radiology annex. 

The Ultrasound subdivision performs vascular, body, neurosonography, and ultrasound-guided interventional procedures. Faculty and fellows are also engaged in clinical and basic-science research.

Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Imaging

The Gastrointestinal/Genitourinary Imaging subdivision provides exams to evaluate the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts. 

Routine studies include single and double contrast examinations, enteroclysis, three phase pharyngograms for swallowing disorders, excretory urography, cystography, voiding cystourethrography and retrograde urethrography. Hysterosalpingography is also performed. 

Faculty and residents also provide interpretation of abdominal and pelvic digital radiographic studies.

What Sets Us Apart?

UR Medicine's Department of Imaging is at the forefront of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging technologies. Radiology is a medical specialty that has become much more than just X-rays, and the name of our department reflects this evolution. Our faculty are nationally recognized authorities in their respective fields.

We bring together education, research, and clinical expertise within a leading academic health sciences environment. UR Medicine's Department of Imaging is able to provide a variety of radiologic services to meet our patients' needs.

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