Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Perry J. Pickhardt, MD

  • Radiology


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.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    Medical School
    • University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
    • Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO


    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Abdominal CT Scan
    • Abdominal Imaging and Intervention
    • Abdominal MRI
    • Abdominal X-Ray
    • Colon Contrast X-Ray
    • Esophagram
    • Fluoroscopic Studies
    • Swallowing Function w/Cineradiography
    • Transvaginal Ultrasound
    • Upper GI Tract X-Ray
    • Virtual Colonoscopy

    Research and publications

    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.