Abdominal Imaging Division

Mission Statement

The Abdominal Imaging Division of the Department of Radiology provides comprehensive diagnostic imaging and interventional services to UMass Memorial patients. The radiologist members of the division are enthusiastic about resident and fellow clinicians’ education. Through research the Division strives to elevate the academic status of the Department as a whole. Complying with the Joint Commission’s regulations, the Division is committed to patient safety through radiation dose reduction and minimizing post procedure complications.

Key Technology


  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Ultrasound (US)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Fluoroscopy and General Radiology
  • CT, US, and Fluoroscopy guided Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology, including but not limited to biopsies, Drainage, tumor/tissue ablations.


Division Director: Sarwat Hussain MD 
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Specific Procedures


  • CT angiography
  • 3-D reconstruction
  • CT virtual Colonoscopy
  • CT guided Biopsy, Drainage
  • CT guided Radio-frequency Solid Tumor Ablation
  • CT guided Chemical Ablation of Solid and Cystic Lesions


  • US guided Fluid Aspiration, Biopsy and Drainage
  • US guided biopsy of prostate and thyroid


  • Wide Range of GI and GU Fluoroscopy Procedures
  • Barium GI studies
  • Voiding Cystourethrograpgy
  • Retrograde Urethrography
  • Stress Cystography
  • Defecography
  • Sialography
  • Dacrocystography

Fellowship Program

The division offers 1-year ACGME accredited Body Imaging Fellowship program.

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