UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Philosophy of Care
I believe that it is both a privilege and an opportunity that God has given to us in taking care of people who are sick and suffering and thus I believe in bringing excellence to this mission.
Dr. Lamba is an abdominal radiologist who practices the entire spectrum of abdominal imaging. His areas of interest and expertise are Computed Tomography and Non-Vascular Interventional procedures in the abdomen and pelvis (such as biopsy of tumors and drainages of abscesses). He is an expert in diseases of the pancreas, small bowel, liver, aorta, and in CT (Virtual) Colonography.
Dr. Lamba's research intersts are in the optimization of radiation doses for CT exams. His educational intersts are in pancreatic, small bowel, aortic, and vascular diseases. He also has an interest in the application of Business and Finance models to the radiology practice and in Strategy development.
M.B.B.S., Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, India 1991
M.D., Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, India 1998
BSc-1, DAV College, India 1986
Internship: Maine Medical Center, Portland ME 1998-1999
Radiology, Maine Medical Center, Portland ME 1999-2003
Abdominal Imaging and Cross Sectional Interventional, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA 2003-2004
American Board of Radiology,
CA Medical Board, License,
American Roentgen Ray Society
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Abdominal Radiology
Honors and Awards
Inducted as a �Fellow� to the Society for Abdominal Radiology, 2015
Co-Investigator to Mike Corwin for the Roscoe E Miller Best GI Paper Presentation Award at the Society for Abdominal Radiology, 2015
RSNA Honored Educator Award - Awarded by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in recognition of contributions to radiology education through the RSNA, 2014
Certificate of Merit for Educational Exhibit �Simple and Easy to Implement Tips for Dramatic Dose Reduction in CT Guided Interventional Procedures: Breaking the One mSV Barrier!� 99th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL, Dec. 2013., 2013
Certificate of Merit for Educational Exhibit �Point Counter Point: Controversies in Imaging the Abdomen in a Pregnant Patient�. 99th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL, Dec. 2013., 2013
Select Recent Publications
Fananapazir G, Klimkiv L, Canvasser N, Lamba R, Loehfelm TW, Corwin MT. Radiation Dose Reduction of Unenhanced CT Limited to the Kidneys for Follow-Up of Patients With Known Nephrolithiasis Without Symptoms. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Jul;213(1):123-126. doi:10.2214/AJR.18.20805. Epub 2019 Apr 11. PMID:30973770.
Szaflarski D, Sosner E, French TD, Sayegh S, Lamba R, Katz DS, Hoffmann JC. Evaluating the frequency and severity of ovarian venous congestion on adult computed tomography. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 Jan;44(1):259-263. doi:10.1007/s00261-018-1707-9. PMID:30054683.
Corwin MT, Hansra SS, Loehfelm TW, Lamba R, Fananapazir G. Prevalence of Solid Tumors in Incidentally Detected Homogeneous Renal Masses Measuring > 20 HU on Portal Venous Phase CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Sep;211(3):W173-W177. doi:10.2214/AJR.17.19351. Epub 2018 Jul 11. PMID:29995501.
Fananapazir G, Kitich A, Lamba R, Stewart SL, Corwin MT. Normal reference values for bladder wall thickness on CT in a healthy population. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Sep;43(9):2442-2445. doi:10.1007/s00261-018-1463-x. PMID:29392368.
Corwin MT, Chalfant JS, Loehfelm TW, Fananapazir G, Lamba R, Mayo-Smith WW. Incidentally Detected Bilateral Adrenal Nodules in Patients Without Cancer: Is Further Workup Necessary? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Apr;210(4):780-784. doi: 10.2214/AJR.17.18543. Epub 2018 Jan 30. PMID:29381378.
Jin M, Sanchez TR, Lamba R, Fananapazir G, Corwin MT. Accuracy and Radiation Dose Reduction of Limited-Range CT in the Evaluation of Acute Appendicitis in Pediatric Patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Sep;209(3):643-647. doi:10.2214/AJR.16.17496. Epub 2017 Jun 13. PMID:28609109.
Demb J, Chu P, Nelson T, Hall D, Seibert A, Lamba R, Boone J, Krishnam M, Cagnon C, Bostani M, Gould R, Miglioretti D, Smith-Bindman R. Optimizing Radiation Doses for Computed Tomography Across Institutions: Dose Auditing and Best Practices. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Jun 1;177(6):810-817. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0445. PMID:28395000.
Jamali AA, Meehan JP, Moroski NM, Anderson MJ, Lamba R, Parise C. Do small changes in rotation affect measurements of lower extremity limb alignment? J Orthop Surg Res. 2017 May 22;12(1):77. doi:10.1186/s13018-017-0571-6. PMID:28532505.
Holmes JF, Siglock BG, Corwin MT, Johnson MA, Salcedo ES, Espinoza GS, Lamba R. Rate and Reasons for Repeat CT Scanning in Transferred Trauma Patients. Am Surg. 2017 May 1;83(5):465-469. PMID:28541855.
Smith-Bindman R, Wang Y, Yellen-Nelson TR, Moghadassi M, Wilson N, Gould R, Seibert A, Boone JM, Krishnam M, Lamba R, Hall DJ, Miglioretti DL. Predictors of CT Radiation Dose and Their Effect on Patient Care: A Comprehensive Analysis Using Automated Data. Radiology. 2017 Jan;282(1):182-193. doi:10.1148/radiol.2016151391. Epub 2016 Jul 20. PMID:27438166.