UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Philosophy of Care
I believe that it is both a privilege and an opportunity that God has given to us in taking care of people who are sick and suffering and thus I believe in bringing excellence to this mission.
Dr. Lamba is an abdominal radiologist who practices the entire spectrum of abdominal imaging. His areas of interest and expertise are Computed Tomography and Non-Vascular Interventional procedures in the abdomen and pelvis (such as biopsy of tumors). He is an expert in diseases of the pancreas, small bowel, liver, aorta, and in CT (Virtual) Colonography.
Dr. Lamba's research intersts are in the optimization of radiation doses for CT exams. His educational intersts are in pancreatic, small bowel, aortic, and vascular diseases. He also has an interest in the application of Business and Finance models to the radiology practice.
M.B.B.S., Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, India 1991
M.D., Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, India 1998
BSc-1, DAV College, India 1986
Radiology, Maine Medical Center, Portland ME 1999-2003
Abdominal Imaging and Cross Sectional Interventional, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA 2003-2004
American Board of Radiology, 2003
CA Medical Board, License, 2004
American Roentgen Ray Society
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Abdominal Radiology
Honors and Awards
Inducted as a “Fellow” to the Society for Abdominal Radiology, 2015
Co-Investigator to Mike Corwin for the Roscoe E Miller Best GI Paper Presentation Award at the Society for Abdominal Radiology, 2015
RSNA Honored Educator Award - Awarded by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in recognition of contributions to radiology education through the RSNA, 2014
Certificate of Merit for Educational Exhibit “Simple and Easy to Implement Tips for Dramatic Dose Reduction in CT Guided Interventional Procedures: Breaking the One mSV Barrier!” 99th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL, Dec. 2013., 2013
Certificate of Merit for Educational Exhibit “Point Counter Point: Controversies in Imaging the Abdomen in a Pregnant Patient”. 99th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL, Dec. 2013., 2013
Select Recent Publications
Demb J, Chu P, Nelson T, Hall D, Seibert A, Lamba R, Boone J, Krishnam M, Cagnon C, Bostani M, Gould R, Miglioretti D, Smith-Bindman R. Optimizing Radiation Doses for Computed Tomography Across Institutions: Dose Auditing and Best Practices. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Jun 1;177(6):810-817. Dose Auditing and Best Practices. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Apr 10.
Smith-Bindman R, Wang Y, Yellen-Nelson TR, Moghadassi M, Wilson N, Gould R, Seibert A, Boone JM, Krishnam M, Lamba R, Hall DJ, Miglioretti DL. Predictors of CT Radiation Dose and Their Effect on Patient Care: A Comprehensive Analysis Using Automated Data. Radiology. 2017 Jan;282(1):182-193.
Lamba R, Corwin MT, Fananapazir G. Practical dose reduction tips for abdominal interventional procedures using CT-guidance. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Apr;41(4):743-53.
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 Apr;206(4):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 Jun;40(5):1177-82.
Lamba R, McGahan JP, Corwin MT, Li CS, Tran T, Seibert JA, Boone JM. CT Hounsfield Numbers of Soft Tissues on Unenhanced Abdominal CT Scans: Variability Between Two Different Manufacturers’ MDCT Scanners. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Nov;203(5):1013-20.
Lamba R, Fananazapir G, Corwin MT, Khatri VP. Diagnostic imaging of hepatic lesions in adults. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2014 Oct;23(4):789-820.
Lamba R, Tanner DT, Sekhon S, McGahan JP, Corwin MT, Lall CG. MDCT of Vascular Compression Syndromes in the Abdomen and Pelvis. Radiographics. 2014 Jan-Feb;34(1)93-115.
Corwin MT, Bekele W, Lamba R. Bony Landmarks on Computed Tomographic Localizer Radiographs to Prescribe a Reduced Scan Range in Patients Undergoing Multidetector Computed Tomography for Suspected Urolithiasis. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2014 May/June;38(3):404-407.
Katzberg RW, Lamba R. Contrast Induced Nephropathy after Intravenous Administration: Fact or Fiction. Radiol Clin North Am. 2009 Sep; 47(5):789-800.