Perry J. Pickhardt, MD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Pickhardt’s primary clinical and research interests are CT colonography and colorectal cancer screening, including virtual colonoscopy. He joined the Abdominal Imaging Section at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2003 as an associate professor of radiology. Prior to that, Dr. Pickhardt organized and served as principal investigator for a large multi-center screening trial evaluating CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) while at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Pickhardt also was awarded a Figley Fellowship in the American Journal of Radiology editorial office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2002.
UW Health Clinics
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Radiology|
Professional Certifications and Education
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 1995
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Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
- Abdominal CT Scan
- Abdominal MRI
- Abdominal X-Ray
- Colon Contrast X-Ray
- Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan
- Fluoroscopic Studies
- Image-guided Biopsy
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scan
- PET/MRI Scan
- Swallowing Function w/Cineradiography
- Transvaginal Ultrasound
- Upper GI Tract X-Ray
- Virtual Colonoscopy
Dr. Pickhardt has been the principal investigator of multiple University of Wisconsin clinical trials studying computerized tomography (CT) and virtual colonoscopy. He has edited a number of textbooks in abdominal radiology. His work has resulted in more than 300 scientific publications and book chapters.
Flor N Pickhardt PJ .
CT colonography in patients with stenosing colorectal cancer. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2017 Mar;32(3):441-442
[PubMed ID: 28062905]
Graffy P Loomis SB Pickhardt PJ Lubner MG Kitchin DR Lee FT Jr Hinshaw JL .
Pulmonary Intraparenchymal Blood Patching Decreases the Rate of Pneumothorax-Related Complications following Percutaneous CT-Guided Needle Biopsy. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2017 Feb 6;
[PubMed ID: 28185770]
Pickhardt PJ Mbah I Pooler BD Chen OT Hinshaw JL Weiss JM Kim DH .
CT Colonographic Screening of Patients With a Family History of Colorectal Cancer: Comparison With Adults at Average Risk and Implications for Guidelines. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Jan 26;:1-7
[PubMed ID: 28125785]
Kimchy Y Lifshitz R Lewkowitz S Bertuccio G Arber N Gluck N Pickhardt PJ .
Radiographic capsule-based system for non-cathartic colorectal cancer screening. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 Jan 4;
[PubMed ID: 28054186]
Kim DU Lubner MG Mellnick VM Joshi G Pickhardt PJ .
Heterotopic pancreatic rests: imaging features, complications, and unifying concepts. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 Jan;42(1):216-225
[PubMed ID: 27544356]
Garner HW Paturzo MM Gaudier G Pickhardt PJ Wessell DE .
Variation in Attenuation in L1 Trabecular Bone at Different Tube Voltages: Caution Is Warranted When Screening for Osteoporosis With the Use of Opportunistic CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Jan;208(1):165-170
[PubMed ID: 27762605]
Kramer H Pickhardt PJ Kliewer MA Hernando D Chen GH Zagzebski JA Reeder SB .
Accuracy of Liver Fat Quantification With Advanced CT, MRI, and Ultrasound Techniques: Prospective Comparison With MR Spectroscopy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Jan;208(1):92-100
[PubMed ID: 27726414]
Weiss JM Pickhardt PJ Schumacher JR Potvien A Kim DH Pfau PR Jacobs EA Smith MA .
Primary Care Provider Perceptions of Colorectal Cancer Screening Barriers: Implications for Designing Quality Improvement Interventions. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2017;2017:1619747
[PubMed ID: 28163715]
Pickhardt PJ Pooler BD Mbah I Weiss JM Kim DH .
Colorectal Findings at Repeat CT Colonography Screening after Initial CT Colonography Screening Negative for Polyps Larger than 5 mm. Radiology. 2017 Jan;282(1):139-148
[PubMed ID: 27552558]
Pickhardt PJ Malecki K Kloke J Lubner MG .
Accuracy of Liver Surface Nodularity Quantification on MDCT as a Noninvasive Biomarker for Staging Hepatic Fibrosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Dec;207(6):1194-1199
[PubMed ID: 27575867]
Henes FO Pickhardt PJ Herzyk A Lee SJ Motosugi U Derlin T Lubner MG Adam G Schön G Bannas P .
CT angiography in the setting of suspected acute mesenteric ischemia: prevalence of ischemic and alternative diagnoses. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Nov 24;
[PubMed ID: 27885390]
Weiss JM Kim DH Smith MA Potvien A Schumacher JR Gangnon RE Pooler BD Pfau PR Pickhardt PJ .
Predictors of primary care provider adoption of CT colonography for colorectal cancer screening. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Nov 19;
[PubMed ID: 27864601]
Pickhardt PJ Malecki K Hunt OF Beaumont C Kloke J Ziemlewicz TJ Lubner MG .
Hepatosplenic volumetric assessment at MDCT for staging liver fibrosis. Eur Radiol. 2016 Nov 17;
[PubMed ID: 27858212]
Pooler BD Kim DH Pickhardt PJ .
Indeterminate but Likely Unimportant Extracolonic Findings at Screening CT Colonography (C-RADS Category E3): Incidence and Outcomes Data From a Clinical Screening Program. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Nov;207(5):996-1001
[PubMed ID: 27505184]
Scrima A Lubner MG King S Kennedy G Pickhardt PJ .
Abdominal Multidetector Computed Tomography for Suspected Small-Bowel Obstruction: Multireader Study Comparing Radiologist Performance for Predicting Surgical Outcomes. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2016 Oct 18;
[PubMed ID: 27759602]
Ziemlewicz TJ Maciejewski A Binkley N Brett AD Brown JK Pickhardt PJ .
Opportunistic Quantitative CT Bone Mineral Density Measurement at the Proximal Femur Using Routine Contrast-Enhanced Scans: Direct Comparison With DXA in 355 Adults. J Bone Miner Res. 2016 Oct;31(10):1835-1840
[PubMed ID: 27082831]
Sievers CK Zou LS Pickhardt PJ Matkowskyj KA Albrecht DM Clipson L Bacher JW Pooler BD Moawad FJ Cash BD Reichelderfer M Vo TN Newton MA Larget BR Halberg RB .
Subclonal diversity arises early even in small colorectal tumours and contributes to differential growth fates. Gut. 2016 Sep 8;
[PubMed ID: 27609830]
Pooler BD Lubner MG Kim DH Chen OT Li K Chen GH Pickhardt PJ .
Prospective Evaluation of Reduced Dose Computed Tomography for the Detection of Low-Contrast Liver Lesions: Direct Comparison with Concurrent Standard Dose Imaging. Eur Radiol. 2016 Sep 5;
[PubMed ID: 27595834]
Repplinger MD Weber AC Pickhardt PJ Rajamanickam VP Svenson JE Ehlenbach WJ Westergaard RP Reeder SB Jacobs EA .
Trends in the Use of Medical Imaging to Diagnose Appendicitis at an Academic Medical Center. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Sep;13(9):1050-6
[PubMed ID: 27053160]
Kim DH Matkowskyj KA Pickhardt PJ .
Serrated polyps are detected at CT colonography: clinical observations over the past decade and results from CTC-based screening of average risk adults. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Aug;41(8):1445-7
[PubMed ID: 27405644]