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Deborah Levine, MD

Dr. Deborah Levine 2009


Director, Obstetric & Gynecologic Ultrasound
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Department of Radiology, BIDMC
Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Senior Deputy Editor of Radiology [Journal]

Medical Education:


Ultrasound, University of California, San Francisco


Diagnostic radiology, University of California, San Diego


Internal medicine, University of California, San Diego

Medical School

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine



MRI of Fetal CNS abnormalities
Compendium of Fetal MRI online atlas

Recent Publications:

  • Asch E, Levine D, Pedrosa I, Hecht J, Kruskal J. Patterns of misinterpretation of adnexal masses on CT and MR in an academic radiology department. Academic Radiology, 2009; 16969-980. PubMed Abstract
  • Young BC, Hamar BD, Levine D, Roqué H. Medical management of ruptured appendicitis in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Aug;114(2 Pt 2):453-6. PubMed Abstract
  • Waisbren SE, Bowles H, Hasan T, Zou KH, Christou H, Emans SJ, Goldberg C, Gould S, Levine D, Lieberman E, Loeken M, Longtine J, Nadelson C, Patenaude AF, Quinn D, Randolph AG, Solet JM, Ullrich N, Walensky R. Gender differences in research grant applications and funding outcomes for medical school faculty, J Women's Health, 2008;17:207-214. PubMed Abstract
  • Asch E, Levine D, Hecht J. Histological, surgical, and imaging correlations of adnexal masses. J Ultrasound Med, 2008;3:327-42. PubMed Abstract
  • Limperopoulos C, Robertson RL, Khwaja O, Robson CD, Estroff JA, Barnewolt C, Levine D, Morash D, Nemes L, Zaccagnini L, du Plessis A How accurately does current fetal imaging identify posterior fossa anomalies? Am J Roentgenol, 2008;190:1637-43. PubMed Abstract
  • Gambala C, Levine D, Kilpatrick S. Appendicitis in pregnancy: a ticking time bomb. Contemp Obstet Gynecol, 2008.
  • Mastrobattista J, Levine D. First trimester assessment of growth and outcome. UpToDate, 2008.
  • Boiselle PM, Levine D, Horwich PJ, Barbaras L, Siegal D, Shillue K, Affeln D. Repetitive stress symptoms in radiology: prevalence and response to ergonomic interventions. J Am Coll Radiol. 2008 Aug;5(8):919-23. PubMed Abstract
  • Levine D, Feldman HA, Tannus JF, Estroff JA, Magnino M, Robson CD, Poussaint TY, Barnewolt CE, Mehta TS, Robertson RL. Frequency and cause of disagreements in diagnoses for fetuses referred for ventriculomegaly. Radiology. 2008 May;247(2):516-27. PubMed Abstract
  • Levine D, Asch E, Mehta TS, Broder J, O'Donnell C, Hecht JL. Assessment of factors that affect the quality of performance and interpretation of sonography of adnexal masses. J Ultrasound Med. 2008 May;27(5):721-8. PubMed Abstract
  • Benacerraf BR, Shipp TD, Bromley B, Levine D. What does magnetic resonance imaging add to the prenatal sonographic diagnosis of ventriculomegaly? J Ultrasound Med 2007;11:1513-22. PubMed Abstract
  • Kazan J, Levine D. Imaging of fetal tumors. Ultrasound Clinics of North America. 2007; 2:245-263.
  • Mehta T, Levine D. Imaging of fetal neural tube defects. Ultrasound Clinics of North America. 2007; 2:187-201
  • Kunisaki SM, Fauza DO, Barnewolt CE, Estroff JA, Myers LB, Bulich LA, Wong G, Levine D, Wilkins-Haug, LE, Benson CB, Jennings RW. Ex utero intrapartum treatment with placement on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for fetal thoracic masses. J Pediatr Surg 2007:42:420-5. PubMed Abstract
  • Waters K, Levine D, Lee E, Buonomo C. Buchmiller T. Segmental dilatation of the ileum: diagnostic clarification by prenatal and postnatal imaging. J Ultrasound Med, 2007;26:1251-1256. PubMed Abstract
  • Khasgiwala VC, Boiselle P, Levine D, Lee KS, Barbaras L, Kressel HY. Resident as a teacher: assessing the benefits. Acad Radiol. 2007 Nov;14(11):1422-8.Review. PubMed Abstract
  • Levine D. Ectopic pregnancy. Radiology. 2007 Nov;245(2):385-97. Review. PubMed Abstract
  • Peri N, Graham D, Levine D. Imaging of intrauterine contraceptive devices. J Ultrasound Med. 2007 Oct;26(10):1389-401. Review. PubMed Abstract
  • Asch E, Levine D. Variations in appearance of endometriomas. J Ultrasound Med. 2007 Aug;26(8):993-1002. Review. PubMed Abstract
  • Kazan-Tannus JF, Dialani V, Kataoka ML, Chiang G, Feldman HA, Brown JS, Levine D. MR volumetry of brain and CSF in fetuses referred for ventriculomegaly. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Jul;189(1):145-51. PubMed Abstract
  • Pedrosa I, Zeikus EA, Levine D, Rofsky NM. MR imaging of acute right lower quadrant pain in pregnant and nonpregnant patients. Radiographics. 2007 May-Jun;27(3):721-43; discussion 743-53. Review. PubMed Abstract
  • Vijayaraghavan GR, Levine D. Case 109: Meigs syndrome. Radiology. 2007 Mar;242(3):940-4. PubMed Abstract
  • Parangi S, Levine D, Henry A, Isakovich N, Pories S. Surgical gastrointestinal disorders during pregnancy. Am J Surg. 2007 Feb;193(2):223-32. Review. PubMed Abstract
  • Peri N, Levine D. Sonographic evaluation of the endometrium in patients with a history or an appearance of polycystic ovarian syndrome. J Ultrasound Med. 2007 Jan;26(1):55-8; quiz 59-60. PubMed Abstract
  • Limperopoulos C, Robertson RL, Estroff JA, Barnewolt C, Levine D, Bassan H, du Plessis AJ. Diagnosis of inferior vermian hypoplasia by fetal magnetic resonance imaging: potential pitfalls and neurodevelopmental outcome. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006;194(4):1070-6 PubMed Abstract
  • Ward VL, Nishino M, Hatabu H, Estroff JA, Barnewolt CE, Feldman H, Levine D. Fetal lung volume measurements: determinations with MR imaging - effect of various factors. Radiology. 2006; 240(1):187-93. PubMed Abstract
  • Quintero-Rivera F, Robson CD, Reiss RE, Levine D, Benson C, Mulliken JB, Kimonis VE Apert syndrome: what prenatal radiographic findings should prompt its consideration? Prenat Diagn. 2006:966-72. PubMed Abstract
  • Chie L, Levine D. Sonographic evaluation of the lower uterine segment. Ultrasound Clinics. 2006;1(2):303-19.
  • Quintero-Rivera F, Robson CD, Reiss RE, Levine D, Benson C, Mulliken JB, Kimonis VE. Intracranial anomalies detected by imaging studies in 30 patients with Apert syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2006; 140 (12):1337-8. PubMed Abstract
  • Eyvazzadeh AD, Levine D. Imaging of pelvic pain in the first trimester of pregnancy. Radiol Clin North Am. 2006 Nov;44(6):863-77. Review. PubMed Abstract
  • Levine D, Cavazos C, Kazan-Tannus JF, McKenzie CA, Dialani V, Robson CD, Robertson RL, Poussaint TY, Busse RF, Rofsky NM. Evaluation of real-time single-shot fast spin-echo MRI for visualization of the fetal midline corpus callosum and secondary palate. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Dec;187(6):1505-11. PubMed Abstract
  • Levine D. Solving the problem pelvic ultrasound with magnetic resonance imaging. Ultrasound Q. 2006 Sep;22(3):159-68. Review. PubMed Abstract
  • Levine D. Obstetric MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Jul;24(1):1-15. Review. PubMed Abstract
  • Pedrosa I, Levine D, Eyvazzadeh AD, Siewert B, Ngo L, Rofsky NM. MR imaging evaluation of acute appendicitis in pregnancy. Radiology. 2006 Mar;238(3):891-9. PubMed Abstract
  • Levine D. Science to practice: can MR oxygenation imaging be used to assess at-risk pregnancies? Radiology. 2006 Mar;238(3):765-6. PubMed Abstract
  • Yam CS, Levine D, Nishino M, Sitek A, Larson M. A simple method for displaying cine images on web-based teaching files. Am J Roentgenol. 2005;184(2):691-4. PubMed Abstract
  • Rahbar R, Vogel A, Myers LB, Bulich LA, Wilkins-Haug L, Benson, CB, Grable IA, Levine D, Fishman SJ, Jennings RW, Estroff JA, Barnewolt CE. Fetal surgery in otolaryngology: a new era in the diagnosis and management of fetal airway obstruction because of advances in prenatal imaging. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005;131(5):393-8. PubMed Abstract
  • Kazan-Tannus JF, Levine D, McKenzie C, Lim KH, Cohen B, Farrar N, Busse RF, Mulliken JB. Real-time magnetic resonance imaging aids prenatal diagnosis of isolated cleft palate. J Ultrasound Med. 2005;24(11):1533-40. PubMed Abstract
  • McNamara A. Levine D. Intra-abdominal fetal echogenic masses: a practical guide to diagnosis and management. Radiographics. 2005;25(3):633-45. PubMed Abstract
  • Mehta TS, Levine D. Imaging of fetal cerebral ventriculomegaly - a guide to management and outcome. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2005;10(5):421-8. PubMed Abstract
  • Wong G, Levine D. Increased systolic peak velocity in fetal middle cerebral artery blood flow shown by Doppler sonography in acute fetomaternal hemorrhage. J Ultrasound Med. 2005;24(2):243-6. PubMed Abstract
  • Wong G, Levine D. Fetuses with trisomy 21 having conflicting findings on antenatal testing for fetal well-being. J Ultrasound Med. 2005;24(11):1541-5. PubMed Abstract
  • Stroustrup Smith A, Levine D, Barnes PD, Robertson RL. Magnetic resonance imaging of the kinked fetal brain stem: a sign of severe dysgenesis. J Ultrasound Med. 2005 Dec;24(12):1697-709. PubMed Abstract