• 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

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    2022 Promoting Progress and Learning from Mistakes: Results of a Radiology Department LGBTQ Inclusion AuditAcademic Radiology.  29:1833-1839. 2022
    2022 Assessing the Impact of Structured Reports for Fluoroscopic Double-Contrast Barium EsophagramsDysphagia.  37:1266-1270. 2022
    2022 Childbearing in radiology training and early career: Challenges, opportunities, and finding the best time for youClinical Imaging.  86:67-70. 2022
    2022 Accelerated Fellowships Applicable Across all Subspecialty Areas of Diagnostic Radiology as a Catalyst for Academic RecruitmentAcademic Radiology2022
    2022 Same day barium esophagography and high-resolution manometry during the COVID-19 pandemicAbdominal radiology (New York).  47:76-84. 2022
    2021 Factors Influential in the Selection of Radiology Residents in the Post–Step 1 World: A Discrete Choice ExperimentJournal of the American College of Radiology.  18:1572-1580. 2021
    2021 The Male Urethra: Imaging and Surgical Approach for Common PathologiesCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.  50:410-418. 2021
    2020 The Early Influence and Effects of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic on Resident Education and AdaptationsJournal of the American College of Radiology.  17:1322-1328. 2020
    2019 Renal cell carcinoma ablation: Preprocedural, intraprocedural, and postprocedural imaging 2019
    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
    2019 Incidence of mesorectal node metastasis in locally advanced cervical cancer: its therapeutic implicationsInternational Journal of Gynecological Cancer.  29:48-52. 2019
    2018 Creating a Culture to Support Radiology Resident MothersJournal of the American College of Radiology.  15:1765-1767. 2018
    2018 Anti-reflux procedures: complications, radiologic findings, and surgical and gastroenterologic perspectivesAbdominal radiology (New York).  43:1308-1318. 2018
    2018 Contrast-enhanced ultrasound of benign liver lesionsAbdominal radiology (New York).  43:848-860. 2018
    2018 The Modified Barium Swallow: An overview of fluoroscopic imaging and a perspective on radiation exposure 2018
    2018 Contrast enema examination: Technique and essential findings 2018
    2018 Hepatocellular carcinoma: Diagnosis, treatment algorithms, and imaging appearance after transarterial chemoembolizationJournal of clinical and translational hepatology.  6:175-188. 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 (New York).  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 cm 2015
    2014 Predictors of repeat transarterial chemoembolization in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. 2014
    2014 Postoperative doppler evaluation of liver transplantsIndian Journal of Radiology and Imaging.  24:360-366. 2014
    2014 Chemoembolization outcomes for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients with compromised liver function 2014
    2014 Computed tomography predictors of hepatocellular carcinoma tumour necrosis after chemoembolization 2014
    2014 Evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux and its complications 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 Therapy.  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 disease 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


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    2007 Superficial temporal artery as an external landmark for deeper-lying brain structures. Clinical Anatomy 2007 Jun; 20(5): 498-501 2007
    2007 The oblique cord of the forearm in man. Clinical Anatomy 2007 May; 20(4): 411-5. 2007


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    2019 Anatomic and Physiologic Tests of Esophageal and Gastric Function 2019
    2018 Reporting: Recommendations/guidelines.  85-97. 2018

    Research Overview

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

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

  • Jessica Zarzour