UW Radiology

Body Imaging

The Body Imaging section at the University of Washington provides clinical coverage and teaching at three medical centers (University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, and the Puget Sound VA Medical Center). The Body Imaging section consists of 14 full-time faculty, eight ACGME fellows, and one or two Non ACGME fellows. We have two program coordinators and two research scientists. The faculty members have diverse clinical and research interests and strengths in Abdominal and Cardiac imaging.


Body Imaging encompasses all diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of imaging studies performed on the chest, abdomen and pelvis.  We cover all services including ultrasound, CT, MRI, fluoroscopy and diagnostic procedures. Our expertise includes routine abdominal imaging, cardiac imaging, high-risk obstetrics and routine ultrasound including transplant ultrasound, ultrasound contrast, ultrasound fusion imaging, MRI imaging and Dual energy and low dose CT imaging.

University of Washington is one of the major academic institutions in the Pacific Northwest. Harborview Medical Center is the only Level-1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) region.  As a center for excellence in providing radiology services, the Body Imaging section plays highly active roles in continuing medical education, resident and fellowship training, research and clinical practice.

All sites are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including two 3-Tesla and four 1.5-Tesla MR systems, three 64-channel multidetector and three 16-channel multidetector CT scanners, and two PET-CT scanners.  The Department also has an extensive imaging research lab that includes two dedicated research 3-T MR magnets: one at the Diagnostic Imaging Science Center (DISC) and the other at South Lake Union Imaging Research laboratory.

Here you can find details on our faculty, fellows, and staff; and educational and research resources.

Liver and Thyroid Elastography


Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound

Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an imaging technique approved in the U.S. for the detection and characterization of liver masses since spring 2016; it uses intravenous microscopic gas bubbles (microbubbles) at the size of red blood cells to improve the assessment of ultrasound of liver masses. (read more)

Ultrasound Contrast

See how contrast enhanced ultrasound can aid in the detection of recurrent liver tumors for procedure guidance. (view case)


Elastography helps to noninvasively visualize the difference between the biomechanical properties of normal and diseased tissues. (read more)