• 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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    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? 2019
    2019 Incidence of mesorectal node metastasis in locally advanced cervical cancer: its therapeutic implications 2019
    2018 Creating a Culture to Support Radiology Resident Mothers 2018
    2018 Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Diagnosis, Treatment Algorithms, and Imaging Appearance after Transarterial Chemoembolization. 2018
    2018 Anti-reflux procedures: complications, radiologic findings, and surgical and gastroenterologic perspectives 2018
    2018 Contrast-enhanced ultrasound of benign liver lesions 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
    2017 Lymph node imaging in initial staging of prostate cancer: An overview and update. 2017
    2017 Characterization of incidental renal mass with dual-energy CT: Diagnostic accuracy of effective atomic number maps for discriminating nonenhancing cysts from enhancing masses 2017
    2017 Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Classification of Previously Indeterminate Renal Lesions 2017
    2017 Co-registration of MRI and ultrasound: Accuracy of targeting based on radiology-pathology correlation 2017
    2017 Clear Cell Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma: New Clinical and Imaging Characteristics 2017
    2017 Quantitative iodine content threshold for discrimination of renal cell carcinomas using rapid kV-switching dual-energy CT 2017
    2016 Correlating Preoperative Imaging with Histologic Subtypes of Renal Cell Carcinoma and Common Mimickers 2016
    2016 Does the Degree of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Tumor Necrosis following Transarterial Chemoembolization Impact Patient Survival? 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 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 Postoperative doppler evaluation of liver transplants 2014
    2014 Ultrasonography of the renal transplant 2014
    2011 Treatment of acute inferior vena cava and iliac vein thrombosis with pharmacomechanical thrombectomy using simultaneously operating "kissing" trellis-8 thrombolysis catheters 2011
    2011 Acrokeratosis paraneoplastica (bazex syndrome): Report of a case associated with small cell lung carcinoma and review of the literature 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 fistulae 2008
    2007 Superficial temporal artery as an external landmark for deeper-lying brain structures 2007
    2007 The oblique cord of the forearm in man 2007


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    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