Tara Morgan, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Radiological Society of North America2012Research and Education Foundation Resident/Fellow Research Award
    Radiological Society of North America2011Editorial Fellowship for Trainees
    Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois2009Certificate of Merit Award for an Educational Exhibit
    University of Maryland School of Medicine2007Joseph E. Whitley Award for Academic Excellence in Radiology
    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society2006Membership

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    Tara Morgan, MD, is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. In 2007, Dr. Morgan received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She did a one-year internship from Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, 2007. From 2008-2012, Dr. Morgan completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency from the University of Maryland, followed by a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging from UCSF, in 2013. In January 2014, Dr. Morgan accepted the position of Assistant Professor in Residence at UCSF Mount Zion and Parnassus.

    Dr. Morgan has interests in ultrasound and female pelvis MRI. She is involved in a ultrasound research project collaborating with transplant surgery on ultrasound findings following pancreas transplantation, specifically splenic vein thrombosis and clinical outcomes.

    Dr. Morgan is a member of Radiological Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the American College of Radiology. She also serves on Radiology Structured Reporting Committee in the Radiological Society of North America. Dr. Morgan has 6 published articles and she has written 2 book chapters.

    Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound


    Professional Interests:
    Ultrasound guided interventions, gynecologic ultrasound, female pelvis MRI, radiology informatics

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore
    • Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington - Internal Medicine
    • Residency: University of Maryland, Baltimore - Diagnostic Radiology
    • Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Abdominal Imaging
    • American Board of Radiology Certification, May 2012
    • Maryland License, April 2010
    • California License, September 2011

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    1. Morgan TA, Motamedi D. Incorporating musculoskeletal ultrasound into your radiology practice: patients, patience, and why your department cannot do without it. Skeletal Radiol. 2019 Feb; 48(2):191-194. PMID: 30456553.
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    2. Morgan TA, Jha P, Poder L, Weinstein S. Advanced ultrasound applications in the assessment of renal transplants: contrast-enhanced ultrasound, elastography, and B-flow. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Oct; 43(10):2604-2614. PMID: 29632989.
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    3. Jha P, Behr S, Morgan T, Washburn E, Lucero J, Chen LM, Poder L. Imaging findings of concealed intra-amniotic hemorrhage in the setting of placenta previa and placenta accreta spectrum disorder. Emerg Radiol. 2018 Jun 17. PMID: 29911274.
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    4. Weinstein S, Jordan E, Goldstein R, Yee J, Morgan T. How to set up a contrast-enhanced ultrasound service. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Apr; 43(4):808-818. PMID: 28779334.
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    5. Morgan TA, Maturen KE, Dahiya N, Sun MRM, Kamaya A. US LI-RADS: ultrasound liver imaging reporting and data system for screening and surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Jan; 43(1):41-55. PMID: 28936543.
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    6. Tang A, Bashir MR, Corwin MT, Cruite I, Dietrich CF, Do RKG, Ehman EC, Fowler KJ, Hussain HK, Jha RC, Karam AR, Mamidipalli A, Marks RM, Mitchell DG, Morgan TA, Ohliger MA, Shah A, Vu KN, Sirlin CB. Evidence Supporting LI-RADS Major Features for CT- and MR Imaging-based Diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Systematic Review. Radiology. 2018 01; 286(1):29-48. PMID: 29166245.
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    7. Morgan TA, Piper SL, Lattanza LL, Goldstein RB, Link T, Motamedi D. Distal Forearm Fracture Open Reduction-Internal Fixation: Sonographic Detection of Hardware Malalignment and Associated Tendon Injuries Missed by Radiography. J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Oct; 36(10):2173-2177. PMID: 28503753.
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    8. Morgan TA, Basta A, Filly RA. Fetal stomach and gallbladder in contact with the bladder wall is a common ultrasound sign of stomach-down left congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Clin Ultrasound. 2017 Jan; 45(1):8-13. PMID: 27663268.
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    9. Plett SK, Poder L, Brooks RA, Morgan TA. Transvaginal Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy of Deep Pelvic Masses: How We Do It. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Jun; 35(6):1113-22. PMID: 27091918.
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    10. Morgan TA, Salmeen K, Filly RA. A Benign Anomalous Umbilical Vein: Not All Umbilical Veins That Wander Are Lost. Ultrasound Q. 2016 Mar; 32(1):47-50. PMID: 26938033.
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    11. Morgan TA, Smith-Bindman R, Harbell J, Kornak J, Stock PG, Feldstein VA. US Findings in Patients at Risk for Pancreas Transplant Failure. Radiology. 2016 07; 280(1):281-9. PMID: 26807892.
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    12. Bolster F, Fardanesh R, Morgan T, Katz DS, Daly B. Cross-sectional imaging of thoracic and abdominal complications of cerebrospinal fluid shunt catheters. Emerg Radiol. 2016 Apr; 23(2):117-25. PMID: 26610766.
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    13. Morgan TA, Feldstein VA. In Utero Diagnosis of Unilateral Bronchial Atresia: One Pathologically Proven and 2 Presumed Cases With Similar Sonographic Findings at Presentation. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Aug; 34(8):1501-7. PMID: 26206838.
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    14. Weinstein S, Morgan T, Poder L, Shin L, Jeffrey RB, Aslam R, Yee J. Value of Intraoperative Sonography in Pancreatic Surgery. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Jul; 34(7):1307-18. PMID: 26112636.
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    15. Morgan TA, Helibrun ME, Kahn CE. Reporting initiative of the Radiological Society of North America: progress and new directions. Radiology. 2014 Dec; 273(3):642-5. PMID: 25420164.
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    16. Morgan TA, Rabban JT, Filly RA. Testicular malakoplakia: a rare sonographic mimic of malignancy. J Clin Ultrasound. 2015 Mar; 43(3):199-202. PMID: 25237793.
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    17. Chen JJ, Juluru K, Morgan T, Moffitt R, Siddiqui KM, Siegel EL. Implications of surface-rendered facial CT images in patient privacy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Jun; 202(6):1267-71. PMID: 24848824.
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    18. Morgan TA, Avrin DE, Carr CD, Dreyer KJ, Flanders AE, Khorasani R, Langlotz CP, Arenson RL. Meaningful use for radiology: current status and future directions. Radiology. 2013 Nov; 269(2):318-21. PMID: 24009350.
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    19. Yee J, Weinstein S, Morgan T, Alore P, Aslam R. Advances in CT Colonography for Colorectal Cancer Screening and Diagnosis. J Cancer. 2013; 4(3):200-9. PMID: 23459511; PMCID: PMC3584833.
    20. Mazura JC, Juluru K, Chen JJ, Morgan TA, John M, Siegel EL. Facial recognition software success rates for the identification of 3D surface reconstructed facial images: implications for patient privacy and security. J Digit Imaging. 2012 Jun; 25(3):347-51. PMID: 22065158; PMCID: PMC3348980.
    21. Morgan TA, Flanders AE, Olmsted WW, Steenburg SD, Siegel EL. Challenges encountered and lessons learned in initial experience with the next generation of interactive radiology literature in RadioGraphics. Radiographics. 2012 May-Jun; 32(3):929-34. PMID: 22582366.
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    22. Shah PA, Cunningham SC, Morgan TA, Daly BD. Hepatic gas: widening spectrum of causes detected at CT and US in the interventional era. Radiographics. 2011 Sep-Oct; 31(5):1403-13. PMID: 21918051.
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    23. Siegel EL, Flanders AE, Morgan TA, Steenburg SD. Explore the potential next generation of interactive radiology literature in RadioGraphics. Radiographics. 2010 Jul-Aug; 30(4):849-50. PMID: 20631356.
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    24. Morgan TA, Steenburg SD, Siegel EL, Mirvis SE. Acute traumatic aortic injuries: posttherapy multidetector CT findings. Radiographics. 2010 Jul-Aug; 30(4):851-67. PMID: 20219840.
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