Positions

Overview

  • Jessica G. Zarzour, M.D. completed her undergraduate training at Auburn University, followed by medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at UAB and served as chief resident during her senior year. Following an abdominal imaging fellowship at UAB, she joined faculty in the abdominal imaging section at UAB.

    Clinically, Dr. Zarzour practices a full spectrum abdominal imaging including fluoroscopy, CT, MR and US. Research interests include esophageal disease, contrast enhanced ultrasound, and dual energy CT. Dr. Zarzour is the program director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency and enjoys being involved in resident education.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Trade-off between pulse rate and radiation dose during modified barium swallow examination: what is the reality?Clinical Radiology.  74:736.e9-736.e12. 2019
    2018 Creating a Culture to Support Radiology Resident MothersJournal of the American College of Radiology.  15:1765-1767. 2018
    2018 Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Diagnosis, Treatment Algorithms, and Imaging Appearance after Transarterial Chemoembolization.Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology.  6:175-188. 2018
    2018 Anti-reflux procedures: complications, radiologic findings, and surgical and gastroenterologic perspectivesAbdominal Radiology.  43:1308-1318. 2018
    2018 Contrast-enhanced ultrasound of benign liver lesionsAbdominal Radiology.  43:848-860. 2018
    2018 The Modified Barium Swallow: An overview of fluoroscopic imaging and a perspective on radiation exposureASHA's SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.  3:5-12. 2018
    2018 Contrast enema examination: Technique and essential findingsRadiographics.  38:90-91. 2018
    2017 Lymph node imaging in initial staging of prostate cancer: An overview and update.World Journal of Radiology.  9:389-399. 2017
    2017 Characterization of incidental renal mass with dual-energy CT: Diagnostic accuracy of effective atomic number maps for discriminating nonenhancing cysts from enhancing massesAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  209:W221-W230. 2017
    2017 Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Classification of Previously Indeterminate Renal LesionsJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  36:1819-1827. 2017
    2017 Co-registration of MRI and ultrasound: Accuracy of targeting based on radiology-pathology correlationTranslational andrology and urology.  6:406-412. 2017
    2017 Clear Cell Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma: New Clinical and Imaging CharacteristicsUrology.  103:136-141. 2017
    2017 Quantitative iodine content threshold for discrimination of renal cell carcinomas using rapid kV-switching dual-energy CTAbdominal Radiology.  42:727-734. 2017
    2016 Correlating Preoperative Imaging with Histologic Subtypes of Renal Cell Carcinoma and Common MimickersCurrent Urology Reports.  17. 2016
    2016 Does the Degree of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Tumor Necrosis following Transarterial Chemoembolization Impact Patient Survival?Journal of Oncology.  2016. 2016
    2015 Adjuvant stereotactic body radiotherapy following transarterial chemoembolization in patients with non-resectable hepatocellular carcinoma tumours of ≥3 cmHPB.  17:140-149. 2015
    2014 Predictors of repeat transarterial chemoembolization in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma.HPB.  16:1095-1101. 2014
    2014 Chemoembolization outcomes for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients with compromised liver functionHPB.  16:648-655. 2014
    2014 Computed tomography predictors of hepatocellular carcinoma tumour necrosis after chemoembolizationHPB.  16:327-335. 2014
    2014 Evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux and its complicationsApplied Radiology.  43:43-49. 2014
    2014 Postoperative doppler evaluation of liver transplantsIndian Journal of Radiology and Imaging.  24:360-366. 2014
    2014 Ultrasonography of the renal transplantUltrasound Clinics.  9:683-695. 2014
    2011 Treatment of acute inferior vena cava and iliac vein thrombosis with pharmacomechanical thrombectomy using simultaneously operating "kissing" trellis-8 thrombolysis cathetersJournal of Endovascular Surgery.  18:739-743. 2011
    2011 Acrokeratosis paraneoplastica (bazex syndrome): Report of a case associated with small cell lung carcinoma and review of the literatureJournal of Radiology Case Reports.  5:1-6. 2011
    2010 Autoimmune hepatitis-primary sclerosing cholangitis overlap syndrome complicated by Crohn's diseaseDigestion.  82:24-26. 2010
    2008 Percutaneous transhepatic duodenal diversion for the management of duodenal fistulaeJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  12:1103-1109. 2008
    2007 Superficial temporal artery as an external landmark for deeper-lying brain structuresClinical Anatomy.  20:498-501. 2007
    2007 The oblique cord of the forearm in manClinical Anatomy.  20:411-415. 2007

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Reporting: Recommendations/guidelines.  85-97. 2018

    Research Overview

  • Clinically applicable research with primary emphasis in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary pathology.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2008
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Zoology / Animal Biology, Auburn University 2004
  • Baptist Health Systems, Internship 2009
  • UAB Hospital Diagnostic Radiology, Residency 2013
  • UAB Hospital Abdominal Imaging, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014
  • Full Name

  • Jessica Zarzour