Liina Poder, MD

Professor
Professor, Clinical Radiology

Biography

Dr. Poder, MD, is a Professor of Clinical Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. She received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health University, Washington, DC, and completed her residency in Radiology at George Washington University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging from the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Poder’s research program is clinically oriented and is focused on a number of clinical obstacles that involve improving recurrent thyroid cancer localized in the head and neck. After a successful trial of hook-needle guidance for recurrent thyroid cancer, Dr. Poder is now interested in similar applications in localizing recurrence of small lesions of melanoma prior to resection. She is also involved in developing optimal MRI pelvic protocols in Estonia. She is working with a team to raise awareness of the importance of proper imaging for pre-operative staging in gynecologic malignancies.

Dr. Poder has over 29 publications dedicated to her research, clinical trials, and study cases.

Expertise:
Abdominal Imaging, Adult and Ultrasound

Specialty:
Gynecologic imaging with the rare perspective of multimodality imaging, including CT, MRI and ultrasound

Professional Interests:
CT/MRI/US as complementary modalities and clinical correlation, abdominal/pelvic imaging, gynecologic/obstetrical imaging

Education and Training:
• Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health University, Washington, DC
• Internship: Exempla Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Colorado
• Residency: George Washington University School of Medicine - Radiology
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Abdominal Imaging
• D.C. Medical License
• DEA
• California State Medical License
• Certification, American Board of Radiology

Education

M.D., 1998
School of Medicine, George Washington University

Honors and Awards

Promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, 2010
Research Award, Radiological Society of North America, 2001

Publications

Ohliger MA, Hope TA, Chapman JS, Chen LM, Behr SC, Poder L. PET/MR Imaging in Gynecologic Oncology. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2017 Aug; 25(3):667-684.
Simpson L, Khati NJ, Deshmukh SP, Dudiak KM, Harisinghani MG, Henrichsen TL, Meyer BJ, Nyberg DA, Poder L, Shipp TD, Zelop CM, Glanc P. ACR Appropriateness Criteria Assessment of Fetal Well-Being. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Oct 28.
Jha P, Paroder V, Mar W, Horowtiz JM, Poder L. Multimodality imaging of placental masses: a pictorial review. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Sep 30.
Plett SK, Poder L, Brooks RA, Morgan TA. Transvaginal Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy of Deep Pelvic Masses: How We Do It. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Jun; 35(6):1113-22.
Jacoby VL, Kohi MP, Poder L, Jacoby A, Lager J, Schembri M, Rieke V, Grady D, Vittinghoff E, Coakley FV. PROMISe trial: a pilot, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound for uterine fibroids. Fertil Steril. 2016 Mar; 105(3):773-80.
Weinstein S, Morgan T, Poder L, Shin L, Jeffrey RB, Aslam R, Yee J. Value of Intraoperative Sonography in Pancreatic Surgery. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Jul; 34(7):1307-18.
Hu M, Poder L, Filly RA. Impact of new society of radiologists in ultrasound early first-trimester diagnostic criteria for nonviable pregnancy. J Ultrasound Med. 2014 Sep; 33(9):1585-8.
Jordan E, Poder L, Courtier J, Sai V, Jung A, Coakley FV. Imaging of nontraumatic adrenal hemorrhage. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jul; 199(1):W91-8.
Tariq U, Poder L, Carlson D, Courtier J, Joe BN, Coakley FV. Multimodality imaging of fat-containing adrenal metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma. Clin Nucl Med. 2012 Jun; 37(6):e157-9.
Le T, Poder L, Deans A, Joe BN, Laros RK, Coakley FV. Magnetic resonance imaging of cervical ectopic pregnancy in the second trimester. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2012 Mar-Apr; 36(2):249-52.
Liu YI, Jha P, Wang ZJ, Yeh BM, Poder L, Westphalen AC, Coakley FV. Abdominal complications of chemotherapy: findings at computed tomography. Clin Imaging. 2012 Jan-Feb; 36(1):54-60.
Tan JH, Coakley FV, Wang ZJ, Poder L, Webb E, Yeh BM. Pseudotumor of the distal common bile duct at endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Clin Imaging. 2011 Jul-Aug; 35(4):279-83.
Huynh TN, Johnson T, Poder L, Joe BN, Webb EM, Coakley FV. T1 pseudohyperintensity on fat-suppressed magnetic resonance imaging: a potential diagnostic pitfall. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2011 Jul-Aug; 35(4):459-61.
Chitkara M, Westphalen A, Kurhanewicz J, Qayyum A, Poder L, Reed G, Coakley FV. Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging of benign prostatic tissue: findings at 3.0 T compared to 1.5 T-initial experience. Clin Imaging. 2011 Jul-Aug; 35(4):288-93.
Shin DS, Poder L, Courtier J, Naeger DM, Westphalen AC, Coakley FV. CT and MRI of early intrauterine pregnancy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Feb; 196(2):325-30.
Coakley FV, Anwar M, Poder L, Wang ZJ, Yeh BM, Joe BN. Magnetic resonance imaging of massive ovarian edema in pregnancy. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2010 Nov-Dec; 34(6):865-7.
Lee AY, Poder L, Qayyum A, Wang ZJ, Yeh BM, Coakley FV. Imaging malignant and apparent malignant transformation of benign gynaecological disease. Clin Radiol. 2010 Dec; 65(12):1031-7.
Courtier J, Poder L, Wang ZJ, Westphalen AC, Yeh BM, Coakley FV. Fetal tracheolaryngeal airway obstruction: prenatal evaluation by sonography and MRI. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Nov; 40(11):1800-5.
Stengel JW, Webb EM, Poder L, Yeh BM, Smith-Bindman R, Coakley FV. Acute appendicitis: clinical outcome in patients with an initial false-positive CT diagnosis. Radiology. 2010 Jul; 256(1):119-26.
Jha P, Poder L, Wang ZJ, Westphalen AC, Yeh BM, Coakley FV. Radiologic mimics of cirrhosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Apr; 194(4):993-9.
Desai G, Poder L, Wang ZJ, Yeh BM, Webb EM, Coakley FV. Computed tomography findings in pseudothrombosis of the iliofemoral vein. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2010 Jan; 34(1):146-8.
Watchorn RE, Poder L, Wang ZJ, Yeh BM, Webb EM, Coakley FV. Computed tomography findings mimicking appendicitis as a manifestation of colorectal cancer. Clin Imaging. 2009 Nov-Dec; 33(6):430-2.
Barajas RF, Yeh BM, Webb EM, Westphalen AC, Poder L, Coakley FV. Spectrum of CT findings in patients with atrial fibrillation and nontraumatic acute abdomen. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Aug; 193(2):485-92.
Webb EM, Wang ZJ, Coakley FV, Poder L, Westphalen AC, Yeh BM. The equivocal appendix at CT: prevalence in a control population. Emerg Radiol. 2010 Jan; 17(1):57-61.
Patel NS, Poder L, Wang ZJ, Yeh BM, Qayyum A, Jin H, Coakley FV. The characterization of small hypoattenuating renal masses on contrast-enhanced CT. Clin Imaging. 2009 Jul-Aug; 33(4):295-300.
Jha P, Ansari C, Coakley FV, Wang ZJ, Yeh BM, Rabban J, Poder L. Case report: Imaging of Mullerian adenosarcoma arising in adenomyosis. Clin Radiol. 2009 Jun; 64(6):645-8.
Sippel RS, Elaraj DM, Poder L, Duh QY, Kebebew E, Clark OH. Localization of recurrent thyroid cancer using intraoperative ultrasound-guided dye injection. World J Surg. 2009 Mar; 33(3):434-9.
Hunt SJ, Coakley FV, Webb EM, Westphalen AC, Poder L, Yeh BM. Computed tomography of the acute abdomen in patients with atrial fibrillation. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2009 Mar-Apr; 33(2):280-5.
Nijagal A, Rand L, Goldstein R, Poder L, Miniati D. Intrauterine umbilical cord hemorrhage with associated jejunal atresia captured by real-time ultrasound. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Mar; 200(3):e5-6.
Telischak NA, Yeh BM, Joe BN, Westphalen AC, Poder L, Coakley FV. MRI of adnexal masses in pregnancy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Aug; 191(2):364-70.
Poder L, Coakley FV, Rabban JT, Goldstein RB, Aziz S, Chen LM. Decidualized endometrioma during pregnancy: recognizing an imaging mimic of ovarian malignancy. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2008 Jul-Aug; 32(4):555-8.
McKenna DA, Poder L, Goldman M, Goldstein RB. Role of sonography in the recognition, assessment, and treatment of cesarean scar ectopic pregnancies. J Ultrasound Med. 2008 May; 27(5):779-83.
McKenna DA, Carter JT, Poder L, Gosnell JE, Maa J, Pearl JM, Goldstein RB. Round ligament varices: sonographic appearance in pregnancy. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Mar; 31(3):355-7.
Ponrartana S, Coakley FV, Yeh BM, Breiman RS, Qayyum A, Joe BN, Poder L, Lu Y, Gibbs VC, Roberts JP. Accuracy of plain abdominal radiographs in the detection of retained surgical needles in the peritoneal cavity. Ann Surg. 2008 Jan; 247(1):8-12.
Triponez F, Poder L, Zarnegar R, Goldstein R, Roayaie K, Feldstein V, Lee J, Kebebew E, Duh QY, Clark OH. Hook needle-guided excision of recurrent differentiated thyroid cancer in previously operated neck compartments: a safe technique for small, nonpalpable recurrent disease. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Dec; 91(12):4943-7.
Sy ED, Lee H, Ball R, Farrell J, Poder L, Nobuhara KK, Farmer DL, Harrison MR. Spontaneous rupture of fetal sacrococcygeal teratoma. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2006; 21(5):424-7.