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Koenraad Mortele, MD

Koenraad J. Mortele, MD, Chief of MRI

Chief of Abdominal Imaging
Director, Division of Clinical MRI
Co-Director, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Program
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School


Dr Mortele received his MD degree and completed his radiology training at Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium. In 2000, he completed a fellowship in Radiology Management at Brigham and Women's Hospital after which he joined the Faculty in the Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention. At BWH, Dr. Mortele served as Associate Director of the Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, as Director of Abdominal and Pelvic MRI, as Director of Continuing Medical Education in the Department of Radiology, as Director of the BWH Contrast Agent Safety Committee, and as Assistant Fellowship Director in the Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention. Currently, Dr. Mortele is Director of the Division of Clinical MRI at BIDMC and Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.

A prolific lecturer and author of over 150 scientific manuscripts, Dr. Mortele has a particular interest in imaging of the pancreas, the hepatobiliary system and the GI tract.

Dr. Mortele has received numerous awards, including the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology Visiting Professorship Award in 2009 and 2 BWH Radiology George Marina Teaching Awards. Dr Mortele has edited a textbook on CT and MRI of the Abdomen and Pelvis, authored 15 book chapters, and is frequently invited to lecture and present workshops nationally and internationally.


Recent Publications

1: Singh VK, Bollen TL, Wu BU, Repas K, Maurer R, Yu S, Mortele KJ, Conwell DL, Banks PA. An Assessment of the Severity of Interstitial Pancreatitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21893128.

2: Bollen TL, Singh VK, Maurer R, Repas K, van Es HW, Banks PA, Mortele KJ. Comparative evaluation of the modified CT severity index and CT severity index in assessing severity of acute pancreatitis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Aug;197(2):386-92. PubMed PMID: 21785084.

3: Wang Y, Miller FH, Chen ZE, Merrick L, Mortele KJ, Hoff FL, Hammond NA, Vahid Y, Nikolaidis P. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging of solid and cystic lesions of the pancreas. Radiographics. 2011 May-Jun;31(3):E13-30. PubMed PMID: 21721197.

4: Patel B, Mottola J, Sahni VA, Cantisani V, Ertruk M, Friedman S, Bellizzi AM, Marcantonio A, Mortele KJ. MDCT assessment of ulcerative colitis: radiologic analysis with clinical, endoscopic, and pathologic correlation. Abdom Imaging. 2011 May 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21603899.

5: Raja AS, Mortele KJ, Hanson R, Sodickson AD, Zane R, Khorasani R. Abdominal imaging utilization in the emergency department: trends over two decades. Int J Emerg Med. 2011 Apr 27;4:19. PubMed PMID: 21584210; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3094362.

6: Mottola JC, Sahni VA, Erturk SM, Swanson R, Banks PA, Mortele KJ. Diffusion-weighted MRI of focal cystic pancreatic lesions at 3.0-Tesla: preliminary results. Abdom Imaging. 2011 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21512724.

7: Flusberg M, Sahni VA, Erturk SM, Mortele KJ. Dynamic MR defecography: assessment of the usefulness of the defecation phase. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Apr;196(4):W394-9. PubMed PMID: 21427302.

8: Ip IK, Mortele KJ, Prevedello LM, Khorasani R. Focal cystic pancreatic lesions: assessing variation in radiologists' management recommendations. Radiology. 2011 Apr;259(1):136-41. Epub 2011 Feb 3. PubMed PMID: 21292867.