Perry Pickhardt, MD

Dr. Perry J. Pickhardt graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Madison, his hometown school, in 1991 with a B.S. in Physics (G.P.A. 4.0, class rank 1/3,274). Beginning in 1991, Dr. Pickhardt attended the University of Michigan Medical School on the HPSP Scholarship Program and graduated as an M.D. in 1995 (Hewlett-Packard Award as a top graduate). From 1995-1999, he was a resident in diagnostic radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. During his training in St. Louis, Dr. Pickhardt co-edited a textbook on body CT and published a number of scientific papers.

For the next four years after residency training, Dr. Pickhardt served in the U.S. Navy, spending one year as the Department Head of Radiology, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and three years as the head of GI-GU Imaging at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, MD (twice named Teacher of the Year). He also served as an assistant professor of radiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda. Among other projects at NNMC, Dr. Pickhardt organized a large multi-center screening trial evaluating CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) and served as the primary investigator (PI).

Dr. Pickhardt joined the Abdominal Imaging Section at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2003 as an associate professor of radiology and was promoted to professor in 2009. CT colonography and colorectal cancer screening continue to be Dr. Pickhardt's primary clinical and research interests. His work in abdominal imaging has resulted in over 250 scientific publications and book chapters, as well as three textbooks. Among other honors, he has received the best paper award at the Annual Meeting for the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology on four occasions. He currently serves as a PI on three active NIH-NCI R01 grants.

2019 Presentations & Workshops

How to Read a CT Colonography for the Practicing Radiologist
Friday | 9:00-9:15

Demystifying Peritoneal Disease and Improving Diagnostic Accuracy
Friday | 10:00-10:15

Automated Opportunistic CT Biomarkers for Predicting Future Cardiometabolic Events
Friday | 10:45-11:00

2016 Presentations & Workshops

Session: Renal and Adrenal | Tuesday June 21st, 2016

  • Debate: Volumetric Assessment at Abdominal CT Has Value Beyond Oncology – For the Proposition

  • Debate Rebuttal

Session: Pancreas, Liver, GI | Tuesday June 21st, 2016

  • Detection of Low-contrast Liver Lesions at Ultra-low Dose CT (Prospective Trial & Reality Check)

  • Diagnosis and Quantification of Hepatic and Visceral Fat using MDCT (with MR correlation)

Professor of Radiology | University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

Chief of Gastrointestinal Imaging | University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health