Trauma and Emergency Radiology

Chief of Service: Clint W. Sliker, MD

The mission of the Trauma and Emergency Radiology Section is to provide rapid, comprehensive and expert clinical radiology service to the patients at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, while also advancing the use of non-invasive imaging in Trauma care through research and education. In addition to the Shock Trauma Center, the section serves the patients of the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Adult Emergency Department.

The Trauma and Emergency Radiology Section consists of eight radiologists with training and extensive experience in the use of non-invasive imaging modalities to diagnose acute injuries and their complications resulting from either blunt or penetrating trauma. Working in concert with Trauma Surgeons and other specialists, the Trauma Radiologists are on-site around-the-clock, providing specialized diagnostic imaging interpretations and consultations. In addition, the members of the section oversee image acquisition, tailoring studies according to the type of trauma sustained, while also supervising Radiology residents and fellows.

Diagnostic imaging services at the Shock Trauma Center that are the responsibility of the section include radiography, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Nuclear medicine, ultrasound and interventional diagnostic procedures are provided by other sections within the Departments of Radiology and Surgery. Imaging equipment immediately available within the main trauma facility includes direct radiography and 64-slice multidetector CT. In addition, there is a state-of-the-art dual-source dual-energy CT scanner that acquires images that have greater anatomic detail and provide more functional information than other current CT technology, while doing so more rapidly, scanning head-to-toe in less than one minute, with less radiation dose to the patient. Patients at Shock Trauma also have access to advanced MRI technologies, including both 1.5T and 3T systems, that facilitate comprehensive evaluation of brain, neurovascular and spinal injuries.

In addition to providing around-the-clock clinical, subspecialized clinical service, the section is academically active. Section members regularly publish book chapters and peer-reviewed research in areas related to Trauma Radiology, lecture at national society meetings and participate in the training of both residents and fellows in Diagnostic Radiology, Trauma Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.

Faculty:

Clint W. Sliker, MD
Chief of Trauma and Emergency Radiology
Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Member of the Program in Trauma

Special Interests: Trauma and Emergency Radiology; Blunt Cerebrovascular Injuries; CT Angiography of Neck Vascular Injuries
Medical Degree: UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
Residency: University of Maryland Medical System, Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center & Shock Trauma Center, Trauma/Emergency Radiology
Certification: Diagnostic Radiology
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Krystal Archer-Arroyo, MD
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Member of the Program in Trauma

Special Interests: Trauma and Emergency Radiology; Blunt Cardiac Injury
Medical Degree: Albany Medical College
Residency: UMass Memorial Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship: Georgetown University Hospital, Cross-Sectional Imaging
Certification: Diagnostic Radiology
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Uttam Bodanapally, MD
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Special Interests: Trauma and Emergency Radiology; Craniofacial Trauma
Medical Degree: Gandhi Medical College (India)
Residency: Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences (India), Diagnostic Radiology; Memorial Health University Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Trauma and Emergency Radiology; Indiana University, Abdominal Imaging
Certification: Diagnostic Radiology
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Alexis Boscak, MD
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Special Interests: Abdominal Trauma; Resident Education
Medical Degree: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: University of Michigan, Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship: University of Michigan, Emergency Radiology
Certification: Diagnostic Radiology
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David Dreizin, MD
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Special Interests: Trauma Radiology; Cervical Spine Injuries; Penetrating Trauma
Medical Degree: Weill Cornell Medical College
Residency: University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cross Sectional Body Imaging
Certification: Diagnostic Radiology
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Thorsten Fleiter, MD
Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Special Interests: Dual Energy CT Scanning; Radiology Education; Vascular Stress Modeling with CT
Medical Degree: University of Bonn (Germany)
Residency: University of Tuebingen (Germany), Diagnostic Radiology
Certification: Diagnostic Radiology
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Stuart E. Mirvis, MD, FACR
Section Chief Emeritus
Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Special Interests: Imaging of Trauma; CT Angiography; Equipment Development
Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins University
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Trauma Radiology; San Francisco General Hospital, Head and Body CT; J. Hermann Hospital, Trauma Angiography and Plain Film
Certification: Diagnostic Radiology
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Kathirkamanathan Shanmuganathan, MBBS, FRCR
Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Special Interests: Trauma Radiology; CT of Penetrating Trauma; Imaging of CNS Injuries
Medical Degree: University of Sri Lanka
Residency: St. Bartholomew's Hospital (England), Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System, Musculoskeletal Radiology
Certification: Diagnostic Radiology
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For all patient information, please call 410-328-9284.