Abdominal Imaging and Interventions Research

About Our Abdominal Radiology Research Program

The Division of Abdominal Radiology at BIDMC pursues a comprehensive range of innovative research in the field of radiology, including quality and safety. Recent research foci in this area include innovations in peer learning, strategies for structured reporting implementation, the impact of and strategies to manage incidental findings, and management of follow-up recommendations in radiology reports.

In our division, Leo Tsai, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Clinical Director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, (MRI), leads MRI research in the emerging field of lymphedema imaging, in addition to performing basic science research using hyperpolarized 13C MRI to explore tumor heterogeneity, and the relationship between tumor perfusion and metabolism.

Research initiatives also include radiomics, CT split bolus contrast injection, radiation exposure optimization, pancreatic imaging, gynecological imaging, assessment of tumor treatment response for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and quality and safety in cross-sectional interventions.