I further use transvaginal and transrectal ultrasound to guide IR procedures in the operating room. I work closely with gynecologists in the operating room to rebuild the cervical canal in patients with cervical cancer, thereby facilitating pregnancy and monitoring of the uterus.
In the research realm, I am fine-tuning fusion techniques in which ultrasound, CT, and MRI images are correlated and superimposed one on top of the other to pinpoint lesions with great precision. I am also investigating the utility of elastography, which employs the principle that cancerous tissue is stiffer than normal tissue, with the end-goal of minimizing unnecessary biopsies. These techniques have useful implications in the operating room in providing guidance for tumor ablation, pelvic lymph node dissection, and prostate surgery.
Administratively, I am currently an active member of the Hepatobiliary Disease Management Team at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and also serve on the Department of Radiology Research and Quality Assurance Committees.
Above all, I continue to seek ways to use radiology techniques in order to enhance patient comfort and well- being.