Radiology Personnel

Neeraj Lalwani, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Body Imaging


Dr. Lalwani is a UW assistant professor of radiology at the University of Washington. His work is primarily focused on gastrointestinal and genitourinary conditions, and for issues specific to women. He is an expert in body MRI with specific interest in pelvic imaging.

He received his medical degree from the University of Rajasthan in 1999 and completed his residency in 2002. He also completed his fellowship training in body imaging and nonvascular intervention (2009), body MRI (2010) and vascular and interventional radiology (2011) at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He joined UW as a faculty member in Jan 2012.

Dr. Lalwani is a renowned expert in MR defecography/pelvic floor imaging and rectal cancer staging on MRI and actively involved in developing and expanding these services at the UW Medical Center. In addition, he is also involved in image-guided procedures such as biopsies of liver, kidney, lung and other solid organs, fine needle aspiration of thyroid, aspiration of excessive fluid from body cavities and fluoroscopic (gastrointestinal/genitourinary) procedures.

Dr. Lalwani is an established academician and researcher in the field of abdominal radiology and has published extensively in highly influential journals. He specifically targets topics related to killer cancers in his research. He has also authored American College of Radiology (ACR) appropriateness criteria for endometrial cancers of uterus. The ACR Appropriateness Criteria® (AC) are evidence-based guidelines to assist referring physicians and other providers in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision for a specific clinical condition and followed across the globe by clinicians and radiologists.

In addition, he has delivered multiple invited talks, oral presentations and educational exhibits at national and international conferences. He serves as a reviewer for multiple top-level radiology journals including American Journal of Roentgenology, Radiographics, and European Journal of Radiology. He has also edited an issue of Radiologic Clinics of North America on female pelvic imaging.

To date, he has been a member of various professional societies including American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society and Society of Abdominal Radiology.