Karen Ordovas, MD

Radiologist

Dr. Karen G. Ordovas is a radiologist who specializes in cardiac and pulmonary imaging, in particular cardiovascular computerized tomorgraphy (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Ordovas earned a medical degree at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. She completed residencies in radiology in Brazil and completed a radiology fellowship at UCSF. Ordovas earned a master's degree in clinical research from the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She is an associate professor in residency in radiology at UCSF.

Conditions & Treatments

  • Cardiothoracic Imaging

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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Additional Languages

Portuguese

Education

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul 1998
UCSF 2012

Residencies

Instituto de Cardiologio do Rio Grande do Sul, Radiology 2000
Hospital Mae de Deus, Radiology 2001

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lambert JW, Sun Y, Ordovas KG, Gould RG, Wang S, Yeh BM. Improved Calcium Scoring at Dual-Energy Computed Tomography Angiography Using a High-Z Contrast Element and Novel Material Separation Technique. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2017 Sep 20.
  2. Mukai K, Burris NS, Mahadevan VS, Foster ED, Ordovas KG, Hope MD. 4D flow image quality with blood pool contrast: a comparison of gadofosveset trisodium and ferumoxytol. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Feb; 34(2):273-279.
  3. Kallianos K, Brooks GC, Mukai K, Seguro de Carvalho F, Liu J, Naeger DM, De Marco T, Ordovas KG. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Evaluation of Left Ventricular Myocardial Strain in Pulmonary Hypertension. Acad Radiol. 2018 Jan; 25(1):129-135.
  4. Yang J, Khalighi M, Hope TA, Ordovas K, Seo Y. Technical Note: Fast respiratory motion estimation using sorted singles without unlist processing: A feasibility study. Med Phys. 2017 May; 44(5):1632-1637.
  5. Liu J, Feng L, Shen HW, Zhu C, Wang Y, Mukai K, Brooks GC, Ordovas K, Saloner D. Highly-accelerated self-gated free-breathing 3D cardiac cine MRI: validation in assessment of left ventricular function. MAGMA. 2017 Aug; 30(4):337-346.
  6. Haas BM, Clayton JD, Elicker BM, Ordovas KG, Naeger DM. CT-Guided Percutaneous Lung Biopsies in Patients With Suspicion for Infection May Yield Clinically Useful Information. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Feb; 208(2):459-463.
  7. Clayton JD, Elicker BM, Ordovas KG, Kohi MP, Nguyen J, Naeger DM. Nonclotted Blood Patch Technique Reduces Pneumothorax and Chest Tube Placement Rates After Percutaneous Lung Biopsies. J Thorac Imaging. 2016 Jul; 31(4):243-6.
  8. Kallianos KG, Elicker BM, Henry TS, Ordovas KG, Nguyen J, Naeger DM. Instituting a Low-dose CT-guided Lung Biopsy Protocol. Acad Radiol. 2016 Sep; 23(9):1130-6.
  9. Ordovas KG, Keedy A, Naeger DM, Kallianos K, Foster E, Liu J, Saloner D, Hope MD. Dilatation of the ascending aorta is associated with presence of aortic regurgitation in patients after repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Aug; 32(8):1265-72.
  10. Haas BM, Elicker BM, Nguyen J, Ordovas KG, Jones KD, Henry TS, Naeger DM. Nondiagnostic Computed Tomography-guided Percutaneous Lung Biopsies Are More Likely When Infection Is Suspected. J Thorac Imaging. 2016 May; 31(3):151-5.
  11. Gullberg G, Aparici CM, Brooks G, Liu J, Guccione J, Saloner D, Seo AY, Ordovas KG. Measuring cardiac efficiency using PET/MRI. EJNMMI Phys. 2015 Dec; 2(Suppl 1):A59.
  12. Valenzuela DM, Ordovas KG. Radiologic evaluation of coronary artery disease in adults with congenital heart disease. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jan; 32(1):13-8.
  13. Kathiria NN, Devcic Z, Chen JS, Naeger DM, Hope MD, Higgins CB, Ordovas KG. Assessment of Left Ventricular Enlargement at Multidetector Computed Tomography. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2015 Sep-Oct; 39(5):794-6.
  14. Curl PK, Kahn JG, Ordovas KG, Elicker BM, Naeger DM. Understanding Cost-Effectiveness Analyses: An Explanation Using Three Different Analyses of Lung Cancer Screening. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Aug; 205(2):344-7.
  15. Lange DC, Glidden D, Secemsky EA, Ordovas K, Deeks SG, Martin JN, Bolger AF, Hsue PY. Mitral Annular and Coronary Artery Calcification Are Associated with Mortality in HIV-Infected Individuals. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0130592.
  16. Hope MD, Hope TA, Zhu C, Faraji F, Haraldsson H, Ordovas KG, Saloner D. Vascular Imaging With Ferumoxytol as a Contrast Agent. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Sep; 205(3):W366-73.
  17. Sohrabi S, Hope M, Saloner D, Keedy A, Naeger D, Lorca MC, Ordovas KG. Left atrial transverse diameter on computed tomography angiography can accurately diagnose left atrial enlargement in patients with atrial fibrillation. J Thorac Imaging. 2015 May; 30(3):214-7.
  18. Kathiria NN, Higgins CB, Ordovas KG. Advances in MR imaging assessment of adults with congenital heart disease. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2015 Feb; 23(1):35-40.
  19. Kallianos K, Moraes GL, Ordovas KG. Prognostic role of MR imaging in nonischemic myocardial disease. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2015 Feb; 23(1):89-94.
  20. Lorca MC, Haraldsson H, Ordovas KG. Ventricular mechanics: techniques and applications. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2015 Feb; 23(1):7-13.

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