Body Imaging

General Information

P.O.Box 208042, MR Center
New Haven, CT. 06520
Clinical Project Specialist:
Jennifer Arango, MPH
Phone:
Fax:
203-785-5913
203-785-3061


Yale Body Imaging specializes in imaging disorders of the Abdomen and Pelvis, but also covers other parts of the body (eg. some chest CTs and MRIs and many vascular exams). With experts in magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, computed tomography, and fluoroscopy, the section is committed to teaching at the graduate and post-graduate levels while delivering high quality clinical care. The breadth of experience among the faculty is reflected in the wide range of academic pursuits enjoyed by the section, ranging from evaluation of novel ultrasonic contrast agents to quantification of liver fibrosis in an animal model.

The Body Imaging section reading rooms are located in Yale-New Haven Hospital and Smilow Cancer Center. Studies performed at a number of affiliated outpatient imaging centers are read remotely on the main campus. In addition to teaching Yale Medical students and Diagnostic Radiology residents, the section hosts two Body Imaging fellowship positions (ultrasound, body CT, body MR, electives) and two Body MRI fellowship positions, as well as fellowships Women's Imaging or Cardiovascular Imaging with Body Imaging/Body MRI.

Conferences

The section offers two intra-departmental conferences (Interesting Case Conference and Body Club) each week where interesting/difficult cases are shown as a catalyst for discussion of topics and controversies in abdominal imaging. There is a weekly Fellows Conference where advanced topics in abdominal imaging are presented in a didactic forum. A conference focused on topics in ultrasound is also held weekly, in conjunction with the ultrasound technologists. Section faculty/fellows participate in numerous multidisciplinary conferences each week on topics including (but not limited to) GI Cancer Tumor Board, Liver Tumor Board, Lymphoma, Melanoma, GU Tumor Board, and Surgical Morbidity and Mortality.


Recent Publications

Harari AA, Conti MB, Bokhari SA, Staib LH, Taylor CR: The Role of Report Comparison, Analysis, and Discrepancy Categorization in Resident Education. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Sep 22; 2016 Sep 22. PMID: 27657361

Revzin MV, Mathur M, Dave HB, Macer ML, Spektor M: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Multimodality Imaging Approach with Clinical-Pathologic Correlation. Radiographics. 2016 Sep-Oct. PMID: 27618331

Purysko AS, Rosenkrantz AB, Barentsz JO, Weinreb JC, Macura KJ: PI-RADS Version 2: A Pictorial Update. Radiographics. 2016 Sep-Oct; 2016 Jul 29. PMID: 27471952

Kelleher MS Jr, Forman HP, Goodman TR, Pahade JK: Proctoring of New Emergency Radiologists to Promote Clinical Excellence and Ensure Quality of Care. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Aug; 2016 May 6. PMID: 27162039

Pahade JK, Juice D, Staib L, Israel G, Cornfeld D, Mitchell K, Weinreb J: Is there an added value of a hepatobiliary phase with gadoxetate disodium following conventional MRI with an extracellular gadolinium agent in a single imaging session for detection of primary hepatic malignancies? Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Jul. PMID: 26800701

Balcacer P, Pahade J, Spektor M, Staib L, Copel JA, McCarthy S: Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Sonography in the Diagnosis of Placental Invasion. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Jul; 2016 May 26. PMID: 27229131

Davarpanah AH, Spektor M, Mathur M, Israel GM: Homogeneous T1 Hyperintense Renal Lesions with Smooth Borders: Is Contrast-enhanced MR Imaging Needed? Radiology. 2016 Jul; 2016 Feb 25. PMID: 26919441

Mathur M, Weinreb JC: Imaging patients with renal impairment. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Jun. PMID: 27015867

Barentsz JO, Choyke PL, Cornud F, Haider MA, Macura KJ, Margolis D, Shtern F, Padhani AR, Tempany CM, Thoeny HC, Verma S, Weinreb JC: Reply to Erik Rud and Eduard Baco's Letter to the Editor re: Re: Jeffrey C. Weinreb, Jelle O. Barentsz, Peter L. Choyke, et al. PI-RADS Prostate Imaging - Reporting and Data System: 2015, Version 2. Eur Urol 2016;69:16-40. Eur Urol. 2016 Apr 26; 2016 Apr 26. PMID: 27130148

Alasil T, Coady PA, Koudsi S, Mathur M, Materin MA: BILATERAL DIFFUSE UVEAL MELANOCYTIC PROLIFERATION: A CASE REPORT. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016 Apr 4; 2016 Apr 4. PMID: 27046327

Neckman JP, Kim J, Mathur M, Myung P, Girardi M: Diverse cutaneous manifestations of Erdheim-Chester disease in a woman with a history of Langerhans cell histiocytosis. JAAD Case Rep. 2016 Mar; 2016 Mar 5. PMID: 27051852

Lohrke J, Frenzel T, Endrikat J, Alves FC, Grist TM, Law M, Lee JM, Leiner T, Li KC, Nikolaou K, Prince MR, Schild HH, Weinreb JC, Yoshikawa K, Pietsch H: 25 Years of Contrast-Enhanced MRI: Developments, Current Challenges and Future Perspectives. Adv Ther. 2016 Jan; 2016 Jan 25. PMID: 26809251

Weinreb JC, Barentsz JO, Choyke PL, Cornud F, Haider MA, Macura KJ, Margolis D, Schnall MD, Shtern F, Tempany CM, Thoeny HC, Verma S: PI-RADS Prostate Imaging - Reporting and Data System: 2015, Version 2. Eur Urol. 2016 Jan; 2015 Oct 1. PMID: 26427566

Barentsz JO, Weinreb JC, Verma S, Thoeny HC, Tempany CM, Shtern F, Padhani AR, Margolis D, Macura KJ, Haider MA, Cornud F, Choyke PL: Synopsis of the PI-RADS v2 Guidelines for Multiparametric Prostate Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Recommendations for Use. Eur Urol. 2016 Jan; 2015 Sep 8. PMID: 26361169

Pfeifer K, Staib L, Arango J, Kirsch J, Arici M, Kappus L, Pahade J: High-Fidelity Contrast Reaction Simulation Training: Performance Comparison of Faculty, Fellows, and Residents. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Jan; 2015 Nov 6. PMID: 26549266

Srinet P, Van Daele DJ, Adam SI, Burrell MI, Aronberg R, Leder SB: A Biomechanical Study of Hyoid Bone and Laryngeal Movements During Swallowing Comparing the Blom Low Profile Voice Inner Cannula and Passy-Muir One Way Tracheotomy Tube Speaking Valves. Dysphagia. 2015 Dec; 2015 Sep 16. PMID: 26376918

Macer ML, Mathur M, Spektor M, Gysler S, Staib L, Kodaman P, McCarthy S: Utility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of Intraoperatively Confirmed Pelvic Adhesions. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2015 Nov-Dec. PMID: 26466105

Cornfeld D, Nowak M, Spektor M: Optimizing Liver Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Does Intuitive Protocol Management Software Save Time and Produce Better Scans than Manually Optimized Protocols? J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2015 Sep-Oct. PMID: 26176426

Silverman SG, Israel GM, Trinh QD: Incompletely characterized incidental renal masses: emerging data support conservative management. Radiology. 2015 Apr. PMID: 25799334

Ratner ES, Staib LH, Cross SN, Raji R, Schwartz PE, McCarthy SM: The clinical impact of gynecologic MRI. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Mar. PMID: 25714302

Scheinfeld MH, Dym AA, Spektor M, Avery LL, Dym RJ, Amanatullah DF: Acetabular fractures: what radiologists should know and how 3D CT can aid classification. Radiographics. 2015 Mar-Apr. PMID: 25763739

Revzin MV, Scoutt L, Smitaman E, Israel GM: The gallbladder: uncommon gallbladder conditions and unusual presentations of the common gallbladder pathological processes. Abdom Imaging. 2015 Feb. PMID: 25063238

Krishnaraj A, Norbash A, Allen B Jr, Ellenbogen PH, Kazerooni EA, Thorwarth W Jr, Weinreb JC: The impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on radiology: beyond reimbursement. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Jan. PMID: 25557569

Spektor M, Chernyak V, McCann TE, Scheinfeld MH: Gastric pneumatosis: Laboratory and imaging findings associated with mortality in adults. Clin Radiol. 2014 Nov; 2014 Sep 15. PMID: 25219954

McClennan BL: Imaging the renal mass: a historical review. Radiology. 2014 Nov. PMID: 25340433

Federman DG, Kravetz JD, Lerz KA, Akgun KM, Ruser C, Cain H, Anderson EF, Taylor C: Implementation of an electronic clinical reminder to improve rates of lung cancer screening. Am J Med. 2014 Sep; 2014 Apr 24. PMID: 24769298

Sauer CM, Chatterjee S, Israel GM, Schwartz PE: Endometrial adenocarcinoma presenting as a hematotrachelos. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Aug. PMID: 25004331

Davarpanah AH, Israel GM: MR imaging of the kidneys and adrenal glands. Radiol Clin North Am. 2014 Jul; 2014 Apr 2. PMID: 24889171

Hahn LD, Emre SH, Israel GM: Radiographic features of potential donor livers that precluded donation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Apr. PMID: 24660732

Pahade J, Rosen MP: Direct communication of results to patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Jan. PMID: 24370158

Koraishy FM, Ngo TT, Israel GM, Dahl NK: CT urography for the diagnosis of medullary sponge kidney. Am J Nephrol. 2014; 2014 Feb 11. PMID: 24531190

Krishnaraj A, Weinreb JC, Ellenbogen PH, Allen B Jr, Norbash A, Kazerooni EA: The future of imaging biomarkers in radiologic practice: proceedings of the thirteenth annual ACR Forum. J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Jan; 2013 Nov 27. PMID: 24289906

Davarpanah AH, Pahade JK, Cornfeld D, Ghita M, Kulkarni S, Israel GM: CT angiography in potential living kidney donors: 80 kVp versus 120 kVp. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Nov. PMID: 24147505

Koraishy FM, Cohen RA, Israel GM, Dahl NK: Cystic kidney disease in a patient with systemic toxicity from long-term D-penicillamine use. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Oct; 2013 Jun 21. PMID: 23796907

Garla V, Taylor C, Brandt C: Semi-supervised clinical text classification with Laplacian SVMs: an application to cancer case management. J Biomed Inform. 2013 Oct; 2013 Jul 8. PMID: 23845911

Davarpanah AH, Weinreb JC: The role of imaging in hepatocellular carcinoma: the present and future. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2013 Jul. PMID: 23632342

Huber S, Cornfeld D, Emre SH, Israel GM: Comparison of multidetector computed tomography angiography and cholangiography performed at 80 and 120 kVp in live liver donors. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2013 May-Jun. PMID: 23674019

Kirsch JD, Mathur M, Johnson MH, Gowthaman G, Scoutt LM: Advances in transcranial Doppler US: imaging ahead. Radiographics. 2013 Jan-Feb. PMID: 23322845

Kalra VB, Gilbert JW, Mitchell KA, Salem RR, Israel GM: AIRP best cases in radiologic-pathologic correlation: gastritis cystica polyposa. Radiographics. 2013 Jan-Feb. PMID: 23322831

Mathur M, Johnson CE, Sze G: Fungal infections of the central nervous system. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2012 Nov; 2012 Aug 17. PMID: 23122259

Pahade J, Couto C, Davis RB, Patel P, Siewert B, Rosen MP: Reviewing imaging examination results with a radiologist immediately after study completion: patient preferences and assessment of feasibility in an academic department. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Oct. PMID: 22997377

Lawrence DA, Oliva IB, Israel GM: Detection of hepatic steatosis on contrast-enhanced CT images: diagnostic accuracy of identification of areas of presumed focal fatty sparing. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jul. PMID: 22733892

Boskovski MT, Saad A, Israel GM, Salem RR: Lymphangioma of the gallbladder in adults: review of the literature and a case report. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Mar; 2011 Nov 4. PMID: 22052109

Israel GM, Silverman SG: The incidental renal mass. Radiol Clin North Am. 2011 Mar; 2010 Dec 18. PMID: 21333783

Israel GM, Cicchiello L, Brink J, Huda W: Patient size and radiation exposure in thoracic, pelvic, and abdominal CT examinations performed with automatic exposure control. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Dec. PMID: 21098193

Leder SB, Burrell MI, Van Daele DJ: Epiglottis is not essential for successful swallowing in humans. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2010 Dec. PMID: 21250550

Weinreb JC, Abu-Alfa AK: Gadolinium-based contrast agents and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: why did it happen and what have we learned? J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Dec. PMID: 19938035

Rogart JN, Israel GM, Jamidar P: Cystic duct stumpyema managed endoscopically. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Aug; 2008 Dec 13. PMID: 19268267

Weinreb JC, Blume JD, Coakley FV, Wheeler TM, Cormack JB, Sotto CK, Cho H, Kawashima A, Tempany-Afdhal CM, Macura KJ, Rosen M, Gerst SR, Kurhanewicz J: Prostate cancer: sextant localization at MR imaging and MR spectroscopic imaging before prostatectomy--results of ACRIN prospective multi-institutional clinicopathologic study. Radiology. 2009 Apr. PMID: 19332850

Weinreb JC, Kuo PH: Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2009 Feb. PMID: 19364606

Abramowitz SD, Israel GM, McCarthy SM, Pollak JS, White RI Jr, Tal MG: Comparison of four embolic materials at uterine artery embolization by using postprocedural MR imaging enhancement. Radiology. 2009 Feb. PMID: 19188316

Weinreb JC: Which study when? Is gadolinium-enhanced MR imaging safer than iodine-enhanced CT? Radiology. 2008 Oct. PMID: 18796663

Israel GM, Bosniak MA: Pitfalls in renal mass evaluation and how to avoid them. Radiographics. 2008 Sep-Oct. PMID: 18794310

Israel GM, Malguria N, McCarthy S, Copel J, Weinreb J: MRI vs. ultrasound for suspected appendicitis during pregnancy. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2008 Aug. PMID: 18666160

Israel GM, Herlihy S, Rubinowitz AN, Cornfeld D, Brink J: Does a combination of dose modulation with fast gantry rotation time limit CT image quality? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Jul. PMID: 18562737

Cornfeld DM, Israel G, McCarthy SM, Weinreb JC: Pelvic imaging using a T1W fat-suppressed three-dimensional dual echo Dixon technique at 3T. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2008 Jul. PMID: 18581401

Kuo PH, McClennan BL, Carlson K, Wilson LD, Edelson RL, Heald PW, Girardi M: FDG-PET/CT in the evaluation of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Mol Imaging Biol. 2008 Mar-Apr; 2008 Jan 15. PMID: 18196347

Weinreb JC: Impact on hospital policy: Yale experience. J Am Coll Radiol. 2008 Jan. PMID: 18180010

Weinreb JC: Introduction to this issue on NSF. J Am Coll Radiol. 2008 Jan. PMID: 18180004

Mehanna MJ, Israel GM, Katigbak M, Rubinowitz AN: Cardiac herniation after right pneumonectomy: case report and review of the literature. J Thorac Imaging. 2007 Aug. PMID: 17721344

Cornfeld DM, Weinreb JC: MR imaging of the prostate: 1.5T versus 3T. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2007 Aug. PMID: 17893061

Berman L, Israel GM, McCarthy SM, Weinreb JC, Longo WE: Utility of magnetic resonance imaging in anorectal disease. World J Gastroenterol. 2007 Jun 21. PMID: 17589891

Jonisch AI, Rubinowitz AN, Mutalik PG, Israel GM: Can high-attenuation renal cysts be differentiated from renal cell carcinoma at unenhanced CT? Radiology. 2007 May. PMID: 17456870

Terk AR, Leder SB, Burrell MI: Hyoid bone and laryngeal movement dependent upon presence of a tracheotomy tube. Dysphagia. 2007 Apr; 2007 Feb 8. PMID: 17287926

Israel GM: MRI of the kidney and urinary tract. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Oct. PMID: 16947313

Israel GM, Hecht E, Bosniak MA: CT and MR imaging of complications of partial nephrectomy. Radiographics. 2006 Sep-Oct. PMID: 16973773

Israel GM, Bosniak MA: An update of the Bosniak renal cyst classification system. Urology. 2005 Sep. PMID: 16140062

Khan J, McClennan BL, Qureshi S, Martell M, Iyer A, Bokhari SJ: Meigs syndrome and gliomatosis peritonei: a case report and review of literature. Gynecol Oncol. 2005 Aug. PMID: 15963555

Israel GM, Bosniak MA: How I do it: evaluating renal masses. Radiology. 2005 Aug. PMID: 16040900

Israel GM, Hindman N, Hecht E, Krinsky G: The use of opposed-phase chemical shift MRI in the diagnosis of renal angiomyolipomas. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Jun. PMID: 15908544

Weinreb JC, Larson PA, Woodard PK, Stanford W, Rubin GD, Stillman AE, Bluemke DA, Duerinckx AJ, Dunnick NR, Smith GG: ACR clinical statement on noninvasive cardiac imaging. J Am Coll Radiol. 2005 Jun. PMID: 17411862

Weinreb JC, Larson PA, Woodard PK, Stanford W, Rubin GD, Stillman AE, Bluemke DA, Duerinckx AJ, Dunnick NR, Smith GG, American College of Radiology: American College of Radiology clinical statement on noninvasive cardiac imaging. Radiology. 2005 Jun; 2005 Apr 21. PMID: 15845799

Stewart ST, McCarthy SM: Case 77: aggressive angiomyxoma. Radiology. 2004 Dec. PMID: 15564405

Stewart ST, McCarthy SM: Case 77. Radiology. 2004 Aug. PMID: 15286308

Weinreb JC, Wilcox PA: How do training, education, and experience affect quality in radiology? J Am Coll Radiol. 2004 Jul. PMID: 17411641

Lee CH, Weinreb JC: The use of magnetic resonance imaging in breast cancer screening. J Am Coll Radiol. 2004 Mar. PMID: 17411555

Taylor CR, Holland CK: Kenneth J. Taylor, MD, PhD, FACP, 1939-2003, pioneer of diagnostic ultrasound imaging. J Ultrasound Med. 2003 Jun. PMID: 12795566

Fisk JM, Mutalik P, Levin FW, Erdos J, Taylor C, Nadkarni P: Integrating query of relational and textual data in clinical databases: a case study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2003 Jan-Feb. PMID: 12509355