Ramit Lamba, MBBS, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology, Division of Abdominal Imaing, and Director of CT, Department of Radiology, UC Davis Medical Center

Dr. Lamba's chief clinical interest is the use and optimization of Multi Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) for the diagnosis of diseases of the abdomen and pelvis. Other clinical interests include MRI of abdominal and pelvic tumors, image guided biopsy of abdominal and pelvic masses, image guided catheter drainage of abdominal, pelvic and thoracic collections and image guided ablation of renal tumors. He is specifically interested in MDCT Urography, Enterography, Colonography and 3-D display techniques, especially coronal CT displays using isotropic voxels. 

His chief research interest is the use of MDCT in the early diagnosis of urologic cancers. Other research interests include the optimization of intravenous contrast for MDCT of the abdomen, especially for hepatic imaging and CT angiography and CT radiation dose modulation. He believes that the development and imaging of tumor specific markers will be a reality in the coming years and his future area of research. 

He is also deeply interested in and committed to resident and fellow education and the continuing education of radiology using radiologic pathologic correlations. His other interests include improving the reporting and communication of radiology results, radiology informatics, department operations, and developing guidelines for the follow-up and reporting of small incidental lesions seen during abdominal and pelvic CT. 

He joined the faculty at UC Davis Medical Center in August 2004 after completing a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging and Interventions at the Harvard affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Prior to this he completed an internal medicine internship and residency in diagnostic radiology at Maine Medical Center from 1998-2003, which included training in pediatric radiology at Children's Hospital Boston. This was preceded by three years of residency training in radiology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in India. He was born and raised in India and also hopes to be able to contribute to improving health care in developing countries. 

Dr. Lamba has been dedicated to the study and application of CT for management of disease, chiefly of the abdomen, pelvis and chest, for the past 8 years. Additionally, he continues to make vast strides in the area of radiation dose a unique blend of expertise in CT technology, physics, and clinical applications.

Dr. Lamba's Lectures

CT Guided Abdominal Interventional Procedures: Reducing Dose

Dose Optimization and Appropriate Imaging: Acute Abdomen in Pregnancy

Highlighted Publications

  1. Corwin MT, Lamba R, Wilson M, McGahan JP. Renal cell carcinoma metastases to the pancreas: value of arterial phase imaging at MDCT. Acta Radiol. 2013 Jan 16.
  2. Bhavsar AS, Verma S, Lamba R, Lall CG, Koenigsknecht V, Rajesh A. Abdominal manifestations of neurologic disorders. Radiographics. 2013 Jan;33(1):135-53.
  3. Yen P, Khong K, Lamba R, Corwin MT, Gerscovich EO. Ovarian fibromas and fibrothecomas: sonographic correlation with computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging: a 5-year single-institution experience. J Ultrasound Med. 2013 Jan;32(1):13-8.
  4. Wright LA, Gerscovich EO, Corwin MT, Lynch L, Lamba R. Additional Cause for Ischemia of the Testis: Tension Hydrocele. J Ultrasound Med. 2012 Dec; 31(12):2041-3.
  5. Chen N, Lamba R, Lee J, Lall C. Mesenteric air embolism following enteroscopic small bowel tattooing procedure. J Clin Imaging Sci. 2012;2:86. Epub 2012 Dec 31.
  6. Corwin MT, Lamba R, McGahan JP. Functional MR cholangiography of the cystic duct and sphincter of Oddi using gadoxetate disodium: Is a 30-minute delay long enough? J Magn Reson Imaging. 2012 Sep 21.
  7. Lall C, Tirkes TA, Patel AA, Lamba R, Verma S, Jennings SG, Sandrasegaran K. Flaps, slings, and other things: CT after reconstructive surgery—expected changes and detection of complications. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jun;198(6):W521-33.