Radiology Personnel

Manjiri Dighe, M.D., M.B.B.S.

Section Chief, Body Imaging
Body Imaging


Dr. Dighe is section chief of body imaging at the University of Washington and a UW professor of radiology. In addition to body imaging, she is an expert in obstetric and thyroid imaging. She also conducts research on thyroid nodules using non-invasive ways to diagnose malignancy which includes ultrasound elastography. She also has a long interest and expertise in obstetric imaging and works closely with the Maternal Fetal Medicine group in UW to diagnose complex cases.

Dr. Dighe completed her residency in radiology in 2002. After completing her residency training, she underwent a year of abdominal imaging fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center. Dr. Dighe joined the staff in August of 2004 as an acting assistant professor, becoming an assistant professor in 2005 and associate professor in 2011. Dr. Dighe is also the director of ultrasound at the UW Medical Center.

She is a fellow of the Society of Abdominal Radiology and Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound. She is board certified in radiology.

Recent Publications

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Congenital Zika virus infection as a silent pathology with loss of neurogenic output in the fetal brain
Adams Waldorf K., Nelson B., Stencel-Baerenwald J., Studholme C., Kapur R., Armistead B., Walker C., Merillat S., Vornhagen J., Tisoncik-Go J., Baldessari A., Coleman M., Dighe M., Shaw D., Roby J., Santana-Ufret V., Boldenow E., Li J., Gao X., Davis M., Swanstrom J., Jensen K., Widman D., Baric R., Medwid J., Hanley K., Ogle J., Gough G., Lee W., English C., Durning W., Thiel J., Gatenby C., Dewey E., Fairgrieve M., Hodge R., Grant R., Kuller L., Dobyns W., Hevner R., Gale M., Rajagopal L.
Nature Medicine. 2018 Mar:368-374

Statement and Recommendations on Interventional Ultrasound as a Thyroid Diagnostic and Treatment Procedure
Dietrich C., Müller T., Bojunga J., Dong Y., Mauri G., Radzina M., Dighe M., Cui X., Grünwald F., Schuler A., Ignee A., Korkusuz H.
Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 2018 Jan:14-36

Dual-Energy Computed Tomography in Body Imaging
Toia G., Kim S., Dighe M., Mileto A.
Seminars in Roentgenology. 2018 Jan

3D in utero quantification of T2* relaxation times in human fetal brain tissues for age optimized structural and functional MRI
Blazejewska A., Seshamani S., McKown S., Caucutt J., Dighe M., Gatenby C., Studholme C.
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2017 Sep:909-916

MR Imaging of Abnormal Placentation
Dighe M.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America. 2017 Aug:601-610

The Reliability of a Standardized Reporting System for the Diagnosis of Appendicitis
Simianu V., Shamitoff A., Hippe D., Godwin B., Shriki J., Drake F., O'Malley R., Maximin S., Bastawrous S., Moshiri M., Lee J., Cuevas C., Dighe M., Flum D., Bhargava P.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2017 Jul:267-274

International estimated fetal weight standards of the INTERGROWTH-21st Project
Stirnemann J., Villar J., Salomon L., Ohuma E., Ruyan P., Altman D., Nosten F., Craik R., Munim S., Cheikh Ismail L., Barros F., Lambert A., Norris S., Carvalho M., Jaffer Y., Noble J., Bertino E., Gravett M., Purwar M., Victora C., Uauy R., Bhutta Z., Kennedy S., Papageorghiou A., Katz M., Bhan M., Garza C., Zaidi S., Langer A., Rothwell P., Weatherall S., Burton F., Ismail L., Chumlea W., Lumbiganon P., Pang R., Rivera J., Berkley J., Shorten M., Hoch L., Knight H., Cosgrove C., Blakey I., Ash S., Urias E., Roseman F.
Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017 Apr:478-486

The sonographic stenosis index: A new specific quantitative measure of transplant hepatic arterial stenosis
Le T., Hippe D., McNeeley M., Dighe M., Dubinsky T., Chan S.
Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2017 Apr:809-819

Thyroid ultrasound: State of the art. Part 2 – Focal thyroid lesions
Dighe M., Barr R., Bojunga J., Cantisani V., Chammas M., Cosgrove D., Cui X., Dong Y., Fenner F., Radzina M., Vinayak S., Xu J., Dietrich C.
Medical Ultrasonography. 2017 Jan:195-210

Thyroid ultrasound: State of the art part 1 – Thyroid ultrasound reporting and diffuse thyroid diseases
Dighe M., Barr R., Bojunga J., Cantisani V., Chammas M., Cosgrove D., Cui X., Dong Y., Fenner F., Radzina M., Vinayak S., Xu J., Dietrich C.
Medical Ultrasonography. 2017 Jan:79-93