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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Michael Thomas Corwin, M.D. View profile as PDF

Michael Thomas Corwin

Clinical Interests

Dr. Corwin is an abdominal radiologist who practices MRI, CT ultrasound and fluoroscopy. His main area of expertise is abdominal MRI. He has an interest in hepatobiliary imaging and the management of incidental findings at abdominal CT.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Corwin's research interests include the management of incidental findings at abdominal CT, hepatobiliary imaging, and CT radiation dose reduction.


Associate professor of radiology
Director of Body MRI
Co-Departmental Mentoring Director




Abdominal Imaging


UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone:

Phone: 916-734-5731 Assistant
Clinic Phone: 916-734-0664
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, Durham NC 2004
B.A., University of Rochester, Rochester NY 2000


Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle WA 2004-2005


Radiology, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence RI 2005-2009


Abdominal Imaging, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA 2009-2010

Board Certifications:

American Board of Radiology, 2009
CA Medical Board, License, 2011

Professional Memberships:

American Roentgen Ray Society
Radiologic Society of North America
Society of Abdominal Radiology

Select Honors and Awards:

Roscoe E. Miller Best GI Paper Presentation Award. Differences in Liver Imaging and Reporting Data System Categorization between MRI and CT. Society of Abdominal Radiology Annual Meeting., 2015

Select Recent Publications:

Corwin MT, Lee JS, Fananapazir G, Wilson M, Lamba R. Detection of Renal Stones at Portal Venous Phase CT: Comparison of Thin Axial and Coronal Maximum Intensity Projection Images. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016; 207:1200-1204.

Corwin MT, Malutich S, Salcedo ES, Fanapazir G, Brock JM, McGahan JP. Evaluation of Cystic Duct Patency: Prospective Comparison of Functional MR Cholangiography with Gadoxetate Disodium and Hepatobiliary Scinitigraphy in Suspected Acute Cholecystitis. Clinical Imaging. 2016 Apr 26;40(5):973-978.

Corwin MT, Seibert JA, Fananapazir G, Lamba R, Boone JM. Quantification of Fetal Dose Reduction if Abdominal CT is Limited to the Top of the Iliac Crests in Pregnant Patients with Trauma. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016; 206:705-12.

Corwin MT, Chang M, Fananapazir G, Seibert A, Lamba R. Accuracy and radiation dose reduction of a limited abdominopelvic CT in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Abdom Imaging. 2015; 40:1177-82.

Corwin MT, Smith AJ, Karam AR, Sheiman RG. Incidentally Detected Misty Mesentery on CT: Risk of Malignancy Correlates with Mesenteric Lymph Node Size. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2012; 36(1):26-9.

Corwin MT, Siewert B, Sheiman RG, Kane, RK. Incidentally Detected Gallbladder Polyps: Is Follow-up Necessary? - Long-term Clinical and US Analysis of 346 Patients. Radiology. 2011; 258(1):277-282.

Click to view a detailed list of  Dr. Corwin's publications.

Corwin MT, Fananapazir G, Chaudhari, AJ. MR Angiography of Renal Transplant Vasculature with Ferumoxytol: Comparison of High Resolution Steady State and First Pass Acquisitions. Academic Radiology. 2016;23(3):368-73.

Corwin MT, Fananapazir G, Jin M, Lamba R, Bashir MR. Differences in Liver Imaging and Reporting Data System Categorization between MRI and CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016; 206:307-12.

Corwin MT, Bekele W, Lamba R. Bony Landmarks on CT Localizer Radiographs to Prescribe a Reduced Scan Range in Patients Undergoing MDCT for Suspected Urolithiasis. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2014; 38:404-407.

Corwin MT,  Gerscovich EO, Lamba R, Wilson M, McGahan JP. Differentiation of Ovarian Endometriomas from Hemorrhagic Cysts on MR Imaging: Utility of the T2 Dark Spot Sign. Radiology. 2014;271:126-32.

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