Michael Thomas Corwin, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Michael Thomas Corwin, M.D.

Director of Abdominal MRI

Vice Chair of Clinical Research


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Abdominal Imaging



Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Clinic Referral Phone

(916) 734-0664 (Scheduling)

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Corwin is an abdominal radiologist who practices MRI, CT ultrasound and fluoroscopy. His main area of expertise is abdominal MRI. He has clinical interests in adrenal imaging, hepatobiliary imaging and the management of incidental findings at abdominal CT.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Corwin's research interests include adrenal and renal imaging, hepatobiliary imaging, and the management of incidental findings at abdominal CT.


Abdominal Imaging

Undergraduate School

B.A., University of Rochester, Rochester NY 2000

Medical School

M.D., Duke University, Durham NC 2004


Transitional, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle WA 2004-2005


Radiology and Abdominal Imaging, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence RI 2005-2009


Abdominal Imaging, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA 2009-2010

Roscoe E. Miller Best GI Paper Presentation Award. Differences in Liver Imaging and Reporting Data System Categorization between MRI and CT. Society of Abdominal Radiology Annual Meeting., 2015

Rush Rees Academic Scholarship, University of Rochester, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Phi Beta Kappa, Inducted Junior Year, University of Rochester, 1999

Click to view a detailed list of  Dr. Corwin's publications.

Corwin MT, Mitchell AS, Wilson M, Campbell MJ, Fananapazir G, Loehfelm TW. Accuracy of focal cystic appearance within adrenal nodules on contrast-enhanced CT to distinguish pheochromocytoma and malignant adrenal tumors from adenomas. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2021 Jan 8. doi:10.1007/s00261-020-02925-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID:33415383.

Itani M, Kipper B, Corwin MT, Burgan CM, Fetzer DT, Shenoy-Bhangle AS, Althubaity A, Loehfelm TW, Middleton WD, Fananapazir G. Right-sided scrotal varicocele and its association with malignancy: a multi-institutional study. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 Nov 5. doi:10.1007/s00261-020-02840-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID:33151361.

Sarkar S, Matsukuma KE, Spencer B, Chen S, Olson KA, Badawi RD, Corwin MT, Wang G. Dynamic Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Imaging Correlate of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Oct 17:S1542-3565(20)31442-7. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2020.10.029. Epub ahead of print. PMID:33075553.

Corwin MT, Arora A, Loehfelm TW, Fananapazir G, Campbell MJ. Adherence to guidelines for hormonal evaluation in patients with incidentally detected adrenal nodules: effects of radiology report wording and standardized reporting. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 Sep;45(9):2910-2915. doi:10.1007/s00261-020-02517-3. PMID:32270262.

Corwin MT, Remer EM. Adrenal Washout CT-Point: Not useful for characterizing incidentally discovered adrenal nodules. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 Sep 9. doi:10.2214/AJR.20.24417. Epub ahead of print. PMID:32903051.

Corwin MT, Altinmakas E, Asch D, Bishop KA, Boge M, Curci NE, Ebada M, Elkassem AA, Fananapazir G, Fetzer DT, Gaballah AH, Gandhi D, Kampalath R, Lee S, Markese M, McInnes MD, Patel NU, Remer EM, Rosasco S, Schieda N, Sweet DE, Smith AD, Taylor E, Silverman SG, Davenport MS. Clinical importance of incidental homogeneous renal masses 10-40 mm and 21-39 Hounsfield Units at portal venous-phase CT: A 12-institution retrospective cohort study. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 Aug 26. doi:10.2214/AJR.20.24245. Epub ahead of print. PMID:32845714.

Hansra SS, Loehfelm TW, Wilson M, Corwin MT. Factors Affecting Adherence to Recommendations for Additional Imaging of Incidental Findings in Radiology Reports. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Aug 25:S1546-1440(20)30787-0. doi:10.1016/j.jacr.2020.02.021. Epub ahead of print. PMID:32857982.

Chalfant JS, Skaggs AW, Loehfelm TW, Fananapazir G, Corwin MT. Incidentally detected biliary ductal dilatation on contrast-enhanced CT: what is the incidence of occult obstructing malignancy? Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 Dec;44(12):4022-4027. doi:10.1007/s00261-019-02217-7. PMID:31511955.

Zuo Y, Sarkar S, Corwin MT, Olson K, Badawi RD, Wang G. Structural and practical identifiability of dual-input kinetic modeling in dynamic PET of liver inflammation. Phys Med Biol. 2019 Sep 5;64(17):175023. doi:10.1088/1361-6560/ab1f29. PMID:31051490.

Corwin MT, Navarro SM, Malik DG, Loehfelm TW, Fananapazir G, Wilson M, Campbell MJ. Differences in Growth Rate on CT of Adrenal Adenomas and Malignant Adrenal Nodules. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Sep;213(3):632-636. doi:10.2214/AJR.19.21342. Epub 2019 Apr 30. PMID:31039016.