Nayana Patel, MD
Associate Professor, Radiology-Ultrasound Imaging

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Medical School:
  • MD, Gujarat University, BJ Medical College - Ahmedabad, India (1996)
Internship:
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine Program (2001)
Residency:
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine Program, Diagnostic (2005)
Fellowships:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Abdominal Radiology (2006)
Languages: English, Gujarati
Department: Radiology-Ultrasound Imaging

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Program

Recognition & Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Radiology (2021)
  • Co-Chair, Prostate Cancer Disease-Focused Panel Outreach committee, Society of Abdominal Radiology (2020)
  • Fellow, Society of Abdominal Radiology (2019)
  • Uterine and Ovarian Cancer Disease-Focused Panel Member, Society of Abdominal Radiology (2018)
  • Prostate Cancer Disease-Focused Panel Member, Society of Abdominal Radiologist (2015)
  • Outstanding Senior Resident, Dept of Radiology, Univ. of Louisville SOM (2005)

Research Interests

Role of Ultrasound in Thyroid cancer, Role of MRI in Prostate cancer, Imaging in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Disease, Imaging in Ovarian cancer.

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2006)
    School of Medicine, Radiology
    Abdominal Imaging
  • Associate Professor (2013)
    School of Medicine, Radiology
    Abdominal Imaging

Publications

  • 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. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32845714
  • Asamoah P, Patel N, Markese M. A Rare and Atypical Complication of Chronic Pancreatitis. Gastroenterology. 2020 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32781085
  • Sheridan A, Maroni P, Patel NU. Tips to start an MR-US fusion biopsy program. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 Dec;45(12):4023-4027. PubMed PMID: 32504131
  • Westphalen AC, McCulloch CE, Anaokar JM, Arora S, Barashi NS, Barentsz JO, Bathala TK, Bittencourt LK, Booker MT, Braxton VG, Carroll PR, Casalino DD, Chang SD, Coakley FV, Dhatt R, Eberhardt SC, Foster BR, Froemming AT, Fütterer JJ, Ganeshan DM, Gertner MR, Mankowski Gettle L, Ghai S, Gupta RT, Hahn ME, Houshyar R, Kim C, Kim CK, Lall C, Margolis DJA, McRae SE, Oto A, Parsons RB, Patel NU, Pinto PA, Polascik TJ, Spilseth B, Starcevich JB, Tammisetti VS, Taneja SS, Turkbey B, Verma S, Ward JF, Warlick CA, Weinberger AR, Yu J, Zagoria RJ, Rosenkrantz AB. Variability of the Positive Predictive Value of PI-RADS for Prostate MRI across 26 Centers: Experience of the Society of Abdominal Radiology Prostate Cancer Disease-focused Panel. Radiology. 2020 Jul;296(1):76-84. PubMed PMID: 32315265
  • Patel NU, Lind KE, Garg K, Crawford D, Werahera PN, Pokharel SS. Assessment of PI-RADS v2 categories?=?3 for diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30171296
  • Spilseth B, Margolis DJ, Ghai S, Patel NU, Rosenkrantz AB. Radiologists' preferences regarding content of prostate MRI reports: a survey of the Society of Abdominal Radiology. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Jul;43(7):1807-1812. PubMed PMID: 29128994
  • Spilseth B, Ghai S, Patel NU, Taneja SS, Margolis DJ, Rosenkrantz AB. A Comparison of Radiologists' and Urologists' Opinions Regarding Prostate MRI Reporting: Results From a Survey of Specialty Societies. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Jan;210(1):101-107. PubMed PMID: 29064758
  • Boehnke M, Patel N, McKinney K, Clark T. Diagnostic Performance of SRU and ATA Thyroid Nodule Classification Algorithms as Tested With a 1 Million Virtual Thyroid Nodule Model. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2018 Jan - Feb;47(1):10-13. PubMed PMID: 28554789
  • Patel NU, Lind KE, McKinney K, Clark TJ, Pokharel SS, Meier JM, Stamm ER, Garg K, Haugen B. Clinical Validation of a Predictive Model for the Presence of Cervical Lymph Node Metastasis in Papillary Thyroid Cancer. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 Apr;39(4):756-761. PubMed PMID: 29449283
  • Klysik M, Garg S, Pokharel S, Meier J, Patel N, Garg K. Challenges of imaging for cancer in patients with diabetes and obesity. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2014 Apr;16(4):266-74. PubMed PMID: 24568627
  • Schrier RW, Abebe KZ, Perrone RD, Torres VE, Braun WE, Steinman TI, Winklhofer FT, Brosnahan G, Czarnecki PG, Hogan MC, Miskulin DC, Rahbari-Oskoui FF, Grantham JJ, Harris PC, Flessner MF, Bae KT, Moore CG, Chapman AB, HALT-PKD Trial Investigators. Blood pressure in early autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. N Engl J Med. 2014 Dec 11;371(24):2255-66. PubMed PMID: 25399733
  • Torres VE, Abebe KZ, Chapman AB, Schrier RW, Braun WE, Steinman TI, Winklhofer FT, Brosnahan G, Czarnecki PG, Hogan MC, Miskulin DC, Rahbari-Oskoui FF, Grantham JJ, Harris PC, Flessner MF, Moore CG, Perrone RD, HALT-PKD Trial Investigators. Angiotensin blockade in late autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. N Engl J Med. 2014 Dec 11;371(24):2267-76. PubMed PMID: 25399731
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Radiology, Member
  • Radiologial Society of North America, Member
  • Colorado Radiology Society, Member
  • Society of Advanced Body Imaging, Member
  • Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, Member
  • American Association for Women Radiologists, Member
  • Society of Abdominal Radiology, Member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Diagnostic, Board Certification (2005, 2015)
  • American Board of Radiology- MOC, Board Certification (2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Radiology - Abdominal Imaging
  • Radiology - CT Scans
  • Radiology
  • Radiology - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Clinical Interests
Abdominal Imaging- Ultrasound, CT and MRI. Special interest in Thyroid and GU (Genito-Urinary)Imaging. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous biopsy of thyroid nodules. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous biopsy of neck lymph nodes in thyroid cancer patients. Female Pelvis and prostate MRI.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the excellent and uptodate care for my patients.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Gujarat University, BJ Medical College - Ahmedabad, India (1996)
Internships:
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine Program (2001)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine Program, Diagnostic (2005)
Fellowships:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Abdominal Radiology (2006)
Languages: English, Gujarati
Department: Radiology-Ultrasound Imaging
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