Tara Morgan, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address350 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94143
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    Radiological Society of North America2020Certificate of Merit for an educational exhibit
    Radiological Society of North America2020Cum Laude Award for an educational exhibit
    Radiological Society of North America2020 Cum Laude Award for an educational exhibit
    Radiological Society of North America2018Cum Laude Award for an educational exhibit
    Radiological Society of North America2018Certificate of Merit for an educational exhibit
    Radiological Society of North America2016Certificate of Merit for an educational exhibit
    American Roentgen Ray Society2016ARRS 2016 Bronze Award Scientific Program
    Radiological Society of North America2015Certificate of Merit for an educational exhibit
    Radiological Society of North America2015Certificate of Merit for an educational exhibit
    Radiological Society of North America2012 Research and Education Foundation Resident/Fellow Research Award
    Radiological Society of North America2011 Editorial Fellowship for Trainees
    Radiological Society of North America2009Certificate 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 Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology 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 at UCSF.

    Dr. Morgan has particular interests in ultrasound-guided interventions, thyroid, musculoskeletal, and obstetrical ultrasound. In 2020, she has given the title of Director of Learning and Teaching of Ultrasound- Guided Interventions in Abdominal Imaging. She has helped expand and launch clinical programs at UCSF including the musculoskeletal ultrasound program and has participating in multiple research projects reviewing efficacy and success of ultrasound-guided procedures. Currently, she is expanding clinical programs and starting new research in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid benign and malignant disease.

    Dr. Morgan is a fellow of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, serves as their Social Media Chair, and has served on multiple other committees. She is A member of the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine and serves on multiple committees including secretary of the Interventional and Intraoperative Community. She is a member of the Radiological Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the American College of Radiology. She is a member of both the LI-RADS and O-RADS committees for structured reporting for the American College of Radiology. She has written and edited numerous book chapters and coauthored 36 peer reviewed publications.

    Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound

    Professional Interests:
    Ultrasound guided interventions, thyroid, musculoskeletal, and fetal ultrasound

    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. US-guided Interventions to Diagnose and Treat Gynecologic and First-Trimester Disease. Radiographics. 2021 Oct; 41(6):E183-E184. Morgan TA, Jha P, Feldstein VA, Shum DJ, Poder L. PMID: 34597231.
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    2. Transvaginal Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Pelvic Lesions. J Ultrasound Med. 2021 May 13. Penna R, Poder L, Jha P, Seigel EL, Morgan TA. PMID: 33982794.
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    3. Cervical Lymph Node Features Predictive of Suboptimal Adequacy During Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration in Thyroid Cancer Patients. J Ultrasound Med. 2021 Mar 05. Chen JV, Morgan TA, Liu C, Khanafshar E, Choi HH. PMID: 33665844.
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    4. O-RADS for Ultrasound: A User's Guide, From the AJR Special Series on Radiology Reporting and Data Systems. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 05; 216(5):1150-1165. Strachowski LM, Jha P, Chawla TP, Davis KM, Dove CK, Glanc P, Morgan TA, Andreotti RF. PMID: 33355485.
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    5. Problem Solved: Integral Applications of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. J Ultrasound Med. 2021 Aug; 40(8):1693-1704. Motamedi D, Bauer AH, Patel R, Morgan TA. PMID: 33155690.
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    6. Size threshold for follow-up of postmenopausal adnexal cysts: 1 cm versus 3 cm. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 10; 45(10):3213-3217. Jha P, Shekhar M, Goldstein R, Morgan T, Poder L. PMID: 31396641.
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    7. Ultrasound Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (US LI-RADS): An Overview with Technical and Practical Applications. Acad Radiol. 2021 10; 28(10):1464-1476. Choi HH, Rodgers SK, Fetzer DT, Wasnik AP, Millet JD, Morgan TA, Dawkins A, Gabriel H, Kamaya A. PMID: 32718745.
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    8. US Evaluation of Twin Pregnancies: Importance of Chorionicity and Amnionicity. Radiographics. 2019 Nov-Dec; 39(7):2146-2166. Hanna RF, Ward TJ, Chow DS, Lagana SM, Moreira RK, Emond JC, Weintraub JL, Prince MR, Jha P, Morgan TA, Kennedy A. PMID: 31697621.
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    9. Placenta accreta spectrum: value of placental bulge as a sign of myometrial invasion on MR imaging. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 07; 44(7):2572-2581. Jha P, Rabban J, Chen LM, Goldstein RB, Weinstein S, Morgan TA, Shum D, Hills N, Ohliger MA, Poder L. PMID: 30968183.
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    10. Single institutional experience with initial ultrasound followed by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging for acute appendicitis in adults. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 07; 44(7):2357-2365. Jha P, Espinoza N, Webb E, Kohli M, Poder L, Morgan T. PMID: 30949783.
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    11. Role of US LI-RADS in the LI-RADS Algorithm. Radiographics. 2019 May-Jun; 39(3):690-708. Rodgers SK, Fetzer DT, Gabriel H, Seow JH, Choi HH, Maturen KE, Wasnik AP, Morgan TA, Dahiya N, O'Boyle MK, Kono Y, Sirlin CB, Kamaya A. PMID: 31059393.
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    12. 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. Morgan TA, Motamedi D. PMID: 30456553.
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    13. Advanced ultrasound applications in the assessment of renal transplants: contrast-enhanced ultrasound, elastography, and B-flow. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 10; 43(10):2604-2614. Morgan TA, Jha P, Poder L, Weinstein S. PMID: 29632989.
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    14. Imaging findings of concealed intra-amniotic hemorrhage in the setting of placenta previa and placenta accreta spectrum disorder. Emerg Radiol. 2018 Oct; 25(5):553-556. Jha P, Behr S, Morgan T, Washburn E, Lucero J, Chen LM, Poder L. PMID: 29911274.
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    15. Abstract No. 587 Technical success and diagnostic yield of image-guided percutaneous pancreas transplant biopsy. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2018 Apr 1; 29(4):s245. Wan WJ, Morgan MT, Truong TL, Poder PL, Weinstein WS, Kohi KM, Feldstein FV. .
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    16. How to set up a contrast-enhanced ultrasound service. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 04; 43(4):808-818. Weinstein S, Jordan E, Goldstein R, Yee J, Morgan T. PMID: 28779334.
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    17. US LI-RADS: ultrasound liver imaging reporting and data system for screening and surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 01; 43(1):41-55. Morgan TA, Maturen KE, Dahiya N, Sun MRM, Kamaya A, American College of Radiology Ultrasound Liver Imaging and Reporting Data System (US LI-RADS) Workin . PMID: 28936543.
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    18. 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. 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, LI-RADS Evidence Working Group . PMID: 29166245.
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    19. Prognosis in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Diagnosed During Fetal Life. Journal of Fetal Medicine. 2017 Jun 1; 4(2):57-63. Morgan MT, Shum SD, Basta BA, Filly FR. .
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    20. 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. Morgan TA, Piper SL, Lattanza LL, Goldstein RB, Link T, Motamedi D. PMID: 28503753.
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    21. 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. Morgan TA, Basta A, Filly RA. PMID: 27663268.
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    22. Transvaginal Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy of Deep Pelvic Masses: How We Do It. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Jun; 35(6):1113-22. Plett SK, Poder L, Brooks RA, Morgan TA, Plett SK, Poder L, Brooks RA, Morgan TA. PMID: 27091918.
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    23. A Benign Anomalous Umbilical Vein: Not All Umbilical Veins That Wander Are Lost. Ultrasound Q. 2016 Mar; 32(1):47-50. Morgan TA, Salmeen K, Filly RA, Morgan TA, Salmeen K, Filly RA. PMID: 26938033.
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    24. US Findings in Patients at Risk for Pancreas Transplant Failure. Radiology. 2016 07; 280(1):281-9. Morgan TA, Smith-Bindman R, Harbell J, Kornak J, Stock PG, Feldstein VA, Morgan TA, Smith-Bindman R, Harbell J, Kornak J, Stock PG, Feldstein VA. PMID: 26807892.
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    25. Cross-sectional imaging of thoracic and abdominal complications of cerebrospinal fluid shunt catheters. Emerg Radiol. 2016 Apr; 23(2):117-25. Bolster F, Fardanesh R, Morgan T, Katz DS, Daly B, Bolster F, Fardanesh R, Morgan T, Katz DS, Daly B. PMID: 26610766.
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    26. 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. Morgan TA, Feldstein VA, Morgan TA, Feldstein VA. PMID: 26206838.
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    27. Value of Intraoperative Sonography in Pancreatic Surgery. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Jul; 34(7):1307-18. Weinstein S, Morgan T, Poder L, Shin L, Jeffrey RB, Aslam R, Yee J, Weinstein S, Morgan T, Poder L, Shin L, Jeffrey RB, Aslam R, Yee J. PMID: 26112636.
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    28. Reporting initiative of the Radiological Society of North America: progress and new directions. Radiology. 2014 Dec; 273(3):642-5. Morgan TA, Helibrun ME, Kahn CE, Morgan TA, Helibrun ME, Kahn CE. PMID: 25420164.
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    29. Testicular malakoplakia: a rare sonographic mimic of malignancy. J Clin Ultrasound. 2015 Mar; 43(3):199-202. Morgan TA, Rabban JT, Filly RA, Morgan TA, Rabban JT, Filly RA. PMID: 25237793.
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    30. Implications of surface-rendered facial CT images in patient privacy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Jun; 202(6):1267-71. Chen JJ, Juluru K, Morgan T, Moffitt R, Siddiqui KM, Siegel EL, Chen JJ, Juluru K, Morgan T, Moffitt R, Siddiqui KM, Siegel EL. PMID: 24848824.
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    31. Meaningful use for radiology: current status and future directions. Radiology. 2013 Nov; 269(2):318-21. Morgan TA, Avrin DE, Carr CD, Dreyer KJ, Flanders AE, Khorasani R, Langlotz CP, Arenson RL, Morgan TA, Avrin DE, Carr CD, Dreyer KJ, Flanders AE, Khorasani R, Langlotz CP, Arenson RL. PMID: 24009350.
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    32. Advances in CT Colonography for Colorectal Cancer Screening and Diagnosis. J Cancer. 2013; 4(3):200-9. Yee J, Weinstein S, Morgan T, Alore P, Aslam R, Yee J, Weinstein S, Morgan T, Alore P, Aslam R. PMID: 23459511; PMCID: PMC3584833.
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    33. 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. Mazura JC, Juluru K, Chen JJ, Morgan TA, John M, Siegel EL, Mazura JC, Juluru K, Chen JJ, Morgan TA, John M, Siegel EL. PMID: 22065158; PMCID: PMC3348980.
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    34. 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. Morgan TA, Flanders AE, Olmsted WW, Steenburg SD, Siegel EL, Morgan TA, Flanders AE, Olmsted WW, Steenburg SD, Siegel EL. PMID: 22582366.
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    35. Hepatic gas: widening spectrum of causes detected at CT and US in the interventional era. Radiographics. 2011 Sep-Oct; 31(5):1403-13. Shah PA, Cunningham SC, Morgan TA, Daly BD, Shah PA, Cunningham SC, Morgan TA, Daly BD. PMID: 21918051.
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    36. Explore the potential next generation of interactive radiology literature in RadioGraphics. Radiographics. 2010 Jul-Aug; 30(4):849-50. Siegel EL, Flanders AE, Morgan TA, Steenburg SD, Siegel EL, Flanders AE, Morgan TA, Steenburg SD. PMID: 20631356.
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    37. Acute traumatic aortic injuries: posttherapy multidetector CT findings. Radiographics. 2010 Jul-Aug; 30(4):851-67. Morgan TA, Steenburg SD, Siegel EL, Mirvis SE, Morgan TA, Steenburg SD, Siegel EL, Mirvis SE. PMID: 20219840.
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