Lisa M. Ho, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Radiology
Department/Division
  • Abdominal Imaging
Address DUMC Box 3808
Durham, NC 27710
Telephone 919-684-7890
Fax 919-684-7110
Training
  • MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1992
Residency
  • Internal Medicine, York Hospital, 1992-1993
  • Diagnostic Radiology, University of Virginia Hospital, 1993-1997
Fellowship
  • Abdominal Imaging, Duke University Medical Center, 1997-1998
National Roles
  • Chair, Gastrointestinal subcommittee of the educational exhibits committee, Radiological Society of North America
Clinical Interests
  • Body CT and MR imaging
  • Adrenal imaging
  • Pelvis MR imaging
  • Research Interests
  • Adrenal imaging
  • Dual Energy CT
  • Pelvic MRI
  • Radiation dosimetry
    • Marin D, Choudhury KR, Gupta RT, Ho LM, Allen BC, Schindera ST, Colsher JG, Samei E, Nelson RC. Clinical impact of an adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction algorithm for detection of hypervascular liver tumours using a low tube voltage, high tube current MDCT technique. Eur Radiol. 2013 Jul 6;.
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    • Evans PD, Miller CM, Marin D, Stinnett SS, Wong TZ, Paulson EK, Ho LM. FDG-PET/CT characterization of adrenal nodules: diagnostic accuracy and interreader agreement using quantitative and qualitative methods. Acad Radiol. 2013 Aug;20(8):923-9.
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    • Gardner CS, Jaffe TA, Hertzberg BS, Javan R, Ho LM. The incarcerated uterus: a review of MRI and ultrasound imaging appearances. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jul;201(1):223-9.
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    • Luke FE, Allen BC, Moshiri ST, Ho LM, Massey CM, Stinnett SS, Muir AJ, Jaffe TA. Multiphase multi-detector row computed tomography in the setting of chronic liver disease and orthotopic liver transplantation: can a series be eliminated in order to reduce radiation dose? J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2013 May-Jun;37(3):408-14.
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    • Heye T, Nelson RC, Ho LM, Marin D, Boll DT. Dual-energy CT applications in the abdomen. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Nov;199(5 Suppl):S64-70.
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    • Bashir MR, Gupta RT, Davenport MS, Allen BC, Jaffe TA, Ho LM, Boll DT, Merkle EM. Hepatocellular carcinoma in a North American population: does hepatobiliary MR imaging with Gd-EOB-DTPA improve sensitivity and confidence for diagnosis? J Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Feb;37(2):398-406.
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    • Ho LM, Marin D, Neville AM, Barnhart HX, Gupta RT, Paulson EK, Boll DT. Characterization of adrenal nodules with dual-energy CT: can virtual unenhanced attenuation values replace true unenhanced attenuation values? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Apr;198(4):840-5.
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    • Chaudhry HS, Davenport MS, Nieman CM, Ho LM, Neville AM. Histogram analysis of small solid renal masses: differentiating minimal fat angiomyolipoma from renal cell carcinoma. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Feb;198(2):377-83.
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    • Ho LM, Merkle EM, Kuo PC, Paulson EK. Imaging appearance of surgical sponges at 1.5 T MRI: an in vitro study. Eur J Radiol. 2011 Nov;80(2):514-8.
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    • Marin D, Nelson RC, Barnhart H, Schindera ST, Ho LM, Jaffe TA, Yoshizumi TT, Youngblood R, Samei E. Detection of pancreatic tumors, image quality, and radiation dose during the pancreatic parenchymal phase: effect of a low-tube-voltage, high-tube-current CT technique--preliminary results. Radiology. 2010 Aug;256(2):450-9.
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    • Gupta RT, Ho LM, Marin D, Boll DT, Barnhart HX, Nelson RC. Dual-energy CT for characterization of adrenal nodules: initial experience. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Jun;194(6):1479-83.
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    • Marin D, Ho LM, Barnhart H, Neville AM, White RR, Paulson EK. Percutaneous abscess drainage in patients with perforated acute appendicitis: effectiveness, safety, and prediction of outcome. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Feb;194(2):422-9.
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    • Ho LM, Yoshizumi TT, Hurwitz LM, Nelson RC, Marin D, Toncheva G, Schindera ST. Dual energy versus single energy MDCT: measurement of radiation dose using adult abdominal imaging protocols. Acad Radiol. 2009 Nov;16(11):1400-7.
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    • Ho LM, Paulson EK, Brady MJ, Wong TZ, Schindera ST. Lipid-poor adenomas on unenhanced CT: does histogram analysis increase sensitivity compared with a mean attenuation threshold? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Jul;191(1):234-8.
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    • Ho LM, Hodulik KL, Suhocki PV, Hurwitz LM, Paulson EK. New classes of anticoagulation and antiplatelet agents: preprocedure management and safety guidelines for imaging-guided intervention. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2008 May-Jun;32(3):475-9.
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    • Paulson EK, Weaver C, Ho LM, Martin L, Li J, Darsie J, Frush DP. Conventional and reduced radiation dose of 16-MDCT for detection of nephrolithiasis and ureterolithiasis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Jan;190(1):151-7.
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    • Ho LM, Paulson EK, Thompson WM. Pneumatosis intestinalis in the adult: benign to life-threatening causes. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Jun;188(6):1604-13.
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    • Schindera ST, Miller CM, Ho LM, DeLong DM, Merkle EM. Magnetic resonance (MR) cholangiography: quantitative and qualitative comparison of 3.0 Tesla with 1.5 Tesla. Invest Radiol. 2007 Jun;42(6):399-405.
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    • Ho LM, Nelson RC, Delong DM. Determining contrast medium dose and rate on basis of lean body weight: does this strategy improve patient-to-patient uniformity of hepatic enhancement during multi-detector row CT? Radiology. 2007 May;243(2):431-7.
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    • Ho LM, Merkle EM, Paulson EK, Dale BM. Contrast-enhanced hepatic magnetic resonance angiography at 3 T: does parallel imaging improve image quality? J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2007 Mar-Apr;31(2):177-80.
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    • Ho LM, Nelson RC, Thomas J, Gimenez EI, DeLong DM. Abdominal aortic aneurysms at multi-detector row helical CT: optimization with interactive determination of scanning delay and contrast medium dose. Radiology. 2004 Sep;232(3):854-9.
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    • Ho LM, Thomas J, Fine SA, Paulson EK. Usefulness of sonographic guidance during percutaneous biopsy of mesenteric masses. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2003 Jun;180(6):1563-6.
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    • Bergin D, Ho LM, Jowell PS, Pappas TN, Paulson EK. Simple pancreatic cysts: CT and endosonographic appearances. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2002 Apr;178(4):837-40.
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    • Ho LM, Mosca PJ, Thompson WM. Pneumatosis intestinalis after lung transplant. Abdom Imaging. 2005 Sep-Oct;30(5):598-600.
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    • O'Connell MJ, Paulson EK, Jaffe TA, Ho LM. Percutaneous biopsy of periarterial soft tissue cuffs in the diagnosis of pancreatic carcinoma. Abdom Imaging. 2004 Jan-Feb;29(1):115-9.
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    • Gaskin CM, Low VH, Ho LM. Isolated primary non-hodgkin's lymphoma of the esophagus. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2001 Feb;176(2):551-2.
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    • Low VH, Ho LM, Freed KS. Vaginal opacification during defecography: direction of vaginal migration aids in diagnosis of pelvic floor pathology. Abdom Imaging. 1999 Nov-Dec;24(6):565-8.
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    • Ho LM, Low VH, Freed KS. Vaginal opacification during defecography: utility of placing a folded gauze square at the introitus. Abdom Imaging. 1999 Nov-Dec;24(6):562-4.
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    • Balber AE, Ho LM. Trypanosoma brucei gambiense: partitioning of glycopeptides of bloodstream and procyclic forms in Triton X-114. Exp Parasitol. 1988 Apr;65(2):290-3.
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    • Brady MJ, Thomas J, Wong TZ, Franklin KM, Ho LM, Paulson EK. Adrenal nodules at FDG PET/CT in patients known to have or suspected of having lung cancer: a proposal for an efficient diagnostic algorithm. Radiology. 2009 Feb;250(2):523-30.
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    • Coursey CA, Nelson RC, Boll DT, Paulson EK, Ho LM, Neville AM, Marin D, Gupta RT, Schindera ST. Dual-energy multidetector CT: how does it work, what can it tell us, and when can we use it in abdominopelvic imaging? Radiographics. 2010 Jul-Aug;30(4):1037-55.
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    • Thompson WM, Ho L, Marroquin C. Pneumatosis intestinalis and pneumoperitoneum after bilateral lung transplantation in adults. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Mar;196(3):W273-9.
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    • Marin D, Nelson RC, Samei E, Paulson EK, Ho LM, Boll DT, DeLong DM, Yoshizumi TT, Schindera ST. Hypervascular liver tumors: low tube voltage, high tube current multidetector CT during late hepatic arterial phase for detection--initial clinical experience. Radiology. 2009 Jun;251(3):771-9.
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    • Ho LM, Lipper MH. Mastocytosis of the axial skeleton presenting as an epidural mass lesion: MR imaging appearance. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1996 Sep;167(3):716-8.
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    • Thompson WM, Ho LM, Paulson EK. Update on imaging features of adult pneumatosis intestinalis. Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology. 2007 Oct; 30(21):1-6.