Michael Corwin, M.D.

Michael Thomas Corwin, M.D.






  • Associate professor of radiology
  • Director of Body MRI
  • Co-Departmental Mentoring Director
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UC Davis Medical Center

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 916-734-5731 Assistant
Clinic Phone: 916-734-0664
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 an interest in hepatobiliary imaging and the management of incidental findings at abdominal CT.

Research/Academic Interests

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


Abdominal Imaging


M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, Durham NC 2004

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


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


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

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology, 2009

CA Medical Board, License, 2011

Professional Memberships

American Roentgen Ray Society

Radiologic Society of North America

Society of Abdominal Radiology

Honors and Awards

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

Select Recent Publications

Corwin MT, Lee JS, Fananapazir G, Wilson M, Lamba R. Detection of Renal Stones at Portal Venous Phase CT: Comparison of Thin Axial and Coronal Maximum Intensity Projection Images. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016; 207:1200-1204.

Corwin MT, Malutich S, Salcedo ES, Fanapazir G, Brock JM, McGahan JP. Evaluation of Cystic Duct Patency: Prospective Comparison of Functional MR Cholangiography with Gadoxetate Disodium and Hepatobiliary Scinitigraphy in Suspected Acute Cholecystitis. Clinical Imaging. 2016 Apr 26;40(5):973-978.

Corwin MT, Seibert JA, Fananapazir G, Lamba R, Boone JM. Quantification of Fetal Dose Reduction if Abdominal CT is Limited to the Top of the Iliac Crests in Pregnant Patients with Trauma. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016; 206:705-12.

Corwin MT, Chang M, Fananapazir G, Seibert A, Lamba R. Accuracy and radiation dose reduction of a limited abdominopelvic CT in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Abdom Imaging. 2015; 40:1177-82.

Corwin MT, Smith AJ, Karam AR, Sheiman RG. Incidentally Detected Misty Mesentery on CT: Risk of Malignancy Correlates with Mesenteric Lymph Node Size. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2012; 36(1):26-9.

Corwin MT, Siewert B, Sheiman RG, Kane, RK. Incidentally Detected Gallbladder Polyps: Is Follow-up Necessary? - Long-term Clinical and US Analysis of 346 Patients. Radiology. 2011; 258(1):277-282.

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Corwin MT, Fananapazir G, Chaudhari, AJ. MR Angiography of Renal Transplant Vasculature with Ferumoxytol: Comparison of High Resolution Steady State and First Pass Acquisitions. Academic Radiology. 2016;23(3):368-73.

Corwin MT, Fananapazir G, Jin M, Lamba R, Bashir MR. Differences in Liver Imaging and Reporting Data System Categorization between MRI and CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016; 206:307-12.

Corwin MT, Bekele W, Lamba R. Bony Landmarks on CT Localizer Radiographs to Prescribe a Reduced Scan Range in Patients Undergoing MDCT for Suspected Urolithiasis. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2014; 38:404-407.

Corwin MT,  Gerscovich EO, Lamba R, Wilson M, McGahan JP. Differentiation of Ovarian Endometriomas from Hemorrhagic Cysts on MR Imaging: Utility of the T2 Dark Spot Sign. Radiology. 2014;271:126-32.