Rendon Nelson, MD

Dr. Nelson is the Reed and Martha Rice Professor of Radiology and the Vice-Chair of Research in the Department of Radiology at Duke University.  Over the past 31 years, he has focused his clinical and research expertise on the multi-modality imaging of hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease.  In the past several years, he has also
concentrated on dual energy CT, techniques for reducing radiation doses in CT and the optimization of contrast material utilization in CT.  

He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) and the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT-MR), the latter of which he was also a Past President.  He is a reviewer for numerous journals, including Radiology and the American Journal of Roentgenology, both of which he has served on the Editorial Board.  He has also served on the ACR Appropriateness Committee, most
recently addressing the topics of acute pancreatitis and focal liver lesions.


2017 Presentations & Workshops - coming soon!

2016 Presentations & Workshops

Session: Technical Developments | Monday June 20th, 2016

  • Implementation of a Wide-Coverage MDCT Scanner in the Abdomen and Pelvis

Session: Radiation | Monday June 20th, 2016

  • Consistency of Radiation Doses Delivered to the Same Patient Undergoing the Same MDCT Protocol

Session: Dual Energy | Tuesday June 21st, 2016

  • Dual Energy CT of the Abdomen & Pelvis: Multi-Institutional Consensus on Image Reconstruction and Interpretation Workflow
  • Debate: DECT Workflow is too Complicated and Takes too Long to be Practical in Routine Clinical Radiology: For the Proposition
  • Debate Rebuttal
  • MDCT of Atypical Hepatocyte-Containing Liver Lesion in the Non-Cirrhotic Patient

Reed & Martha Rice Distinguished Professor of Radiology | Duke University School of Medicine

Vice Chair of Research | Duke University School of Medicine