Gastrointestinal Diagnostics and Imaging

The Abdominal Division of the Department of Radiology, part of the University of Michigan Health System, offers the full range of imaging services to evaluate known or suspected disorders of the abdomen and pelvis, which are read and interpreted by board-certified, fellowship-trained experts, who specialize in this type of radiology.

Our Division is subdivided into four sections:

  • Gastrointestinal Radiology
  • Genitourinary Radiology
  • Abdominal Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Abdominal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR)

The Gastrointestinal Radiology subdivision provides standard examinations for contrast evaluation of the gastrointestinal tract, plus advanced examinations for swallowing disorders and incontinence.

The Genitourinary (reproductive organs and the urinary system) Radiology subdivision performs the standard contrast examinations, plus hysterosalpingography (a type of x-ray exam of the uterus and fallopian tubes) performed in conjunction with faculty from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The Abdominal CT subdivision, in addition to performing standard examinations of the abdomen and pelvis for detection of inflammatory and neoplastic (abnormal mass of tissue) conditions, also uses advanced techniques for renal transplant donors, evaluation of abdominal aortic aneurysms for stent graft placement and differentiating benign from malignant adrenal masses.

The Abdominal MR subdivision provides a full range of MR examinations of the abdomen and pelvis including standard evaluation of known or suspected masses in the liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands and kidneys. Characterization of known or suspected uterine anomalies is commonly performed. Studies of the biliary and pancreatic ducts are also available.

Our studies and protocols make sure our patients receive the lowest dose of radiation required for their study. And, having the very latest equipment allows for studies to be done quicker, which also lowers radiation exposure. We are also 100% digital, which means we are more efficient, can provide faster turnaround time getting reports back to physicians, and all medical personnel has access to the images.