Priyanka Jha, MD

Associate Professor
Assoc Prof Clinical Radiology


Priyanka Jha, MBBS, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound section at the University of California, San Francisco. She obtained her medical degree from Mulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India in 2007. In 2010, she finished a one-year internship from St. Vincents Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conneticut, and she completed her four-year Diagnostic Radiology residency from the University of California, Davis in 2014, followed by an abdominal imaging fellowship from UCSF in 2015.

Dr. Jha has experience in cross­sectional imaging, both CT and MRI, ultrasound, fluoroscopic and radiographic procedures. Her research interests include onclogic imaging, focusing on imaging of hepatocellular carcinoma and pancreatic malignancies. She is also interested in women’s imaging, particularly MR applications of pelvic imaging and obstetric imaging.

Dr. Jha serves as a reviewer for Radiology and European Radiology. She has active memberships to the Radiological Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Society of Abdominal Radiology. She has been invited to 5 national and international lectures and presentations, and has written over 50 publications, which include book chapters, journal articles, and abstracts.

Abdominal Imaging

Hepatocellular imaging, imaging trauma in pregnant patients, MR imaging of pregnant patients

Professional Interests:
Oncologic imaging, hepatocellular carcinoma, placental imaging, women's imaging, MRI, emergency/trauma radiology, radiation dose reduction

Education and Training:
• Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India
• Internship: St. Vincents Medical Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut
• Residency: University of California, Davis
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco – Abdominal Imaging


2020 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training, University of California San Francisco

Honors and Awards

Best Scientific Paper Presentation in the section of Emergency Radiology, European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, Austria, 2015
Receipient of Invest in Youth Scholarship, European Society of Radiology, Vienna, Austria, 2015
Selected amongst top 10% educational exhibits and published on SAR website, Society of Abdominal Radiology, Coronado, CA, 2015
Invitational to prepare manuscripts for Clinical Nuclear Medicine and Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 2014
Department Research Award, University of California, Davis, CA, 2014
Selected to ARRS “Introduction to Academic Radiology” 2012 with Stipend, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2012
Best Resident Seminar Presentation, St. Vincents Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT, 2010
Certificate of Merit for Educational Exhibit, RSNA 2009, Chicago, IL, 2009


Jha P, Poder L, Glanc P, Patel-Lippmann K, McGettigan M, Moshiri M, Nougaret S, Revzin MV, Javitt MC. Imaging Cancer in Pregnancy. Radiographics. 2022 Jul 15; 220005.
Phillips CH, Guo Y, Strachowski LM, Jha P, Reinhold C, Andreotti RF. The Ovarian/Adnexal Reporting and Data System for Ultrasound: From Standardized Terminology to Optimal Risk Assessment and Management. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2022 Jul 13; 8465371221108057.
Jha P, Gupta A, Baran TM, Maturen KE, Patel-Lippmann K, Zafar HM, Kamaya A, Antil N, Barroilhet L, Sadowski EA. Diagnostic Performance of the Ovarian-Adnexal Reporting and Data System (O-RADS) Ultrasound Risk Score in Women in the United States. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jun 01; 5(6):e2216370.
Shah A, Sadowski EA, Thomas K, Fowler KJ, Do RKG, D'Souza S, Ramchandani P, Jha P. Gender and racial diversity among plenary session speakers at the Society of Abdominal Radiology Annual Meetings: a five-year assessment. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2022 07; 47(7):2545-2551.
Gupta A, Jha P, Baran TM, Maturen KE, Patel-Lippmann K, Zafar HM, Kamaya A, Antil N, Barroilhet L, Sadowski E. Ovarian Cancer Detection in Average-Risk Women: Classic- versus Nonclassic-appearing Adnexal Lesions at US. Radiology. 2022 06; 303(3):603-610.
Jha P, Sadowski E. Reply to "Poor Evidence That Endometrial Thickness Underperforms in Detecting Endometrial Cancer in Black Women". AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2022 03; 218(3):563-564.
Sadowski EA, Thomassin-Naggara I, Rockall A, Maturen KE, Forstner R, Jha P, Nougaret S, Siegelman ES, Reinhold C. O-RADS MRI Risk Stratification System: Guide for Assessing Adnexal Lesions from the ACR O-RADS Committee. Radiology. 2022 04; 303(1):35-47.
Stowell JT, Jha P, Martinez-Jorge J, Middlebrooks EH, Broderick DF, Bhatt AA. Neuroradiology in Transgender Care: Facial Feminization, Laryngeal Surgery, and Beyond. Radiographics. 2022 Jan-Feb; 42(1):233-249.
Shinagare AB, Sadowski EA, Park H, Brook OR, Forstner R, Wallace SK, Horowitz JM, Horowitz N, Javitt M, Jha P, Kido A, Lakhman Y, Lee SI, Manganaro L, Maturen KE, Nougaret S, Poder L, Rauch GM, Reinhold C, Sala E, Thomassin-Naggara I, Vargas HA, Venkatesan A, Nikolic O, Rockall AG. Ovarian cancer reporting lexicon for computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging developed by the SAR Uterine and Ovarian Cancer Disease-Focused Panel and the ESUR Female Pelvic Imaging Working Group. Eur Radiol. 2022 May; 32(5):3220-3235.
Sugi MD, Penna R, Jha P, Poder L, Behr SC, Courtier J, Mok-Lin E, Rabban JT, Choi HH. Müllerian Duct Anomalies: Role in Fertility and Pregnancy. Radiographics. 2021 Oct; 41(6):1857-1875.
Morgan TA, Jha P, Feldstein VA, Shum DJ, Poder L. US-guided Interventions to Diagnose and Treat Gynecologic and First-Trimester Disease. Radiographics. 2021 Oct; 41(6):E183-E184.
Jha P, Sadowski EE. Beyond the AJR: Endometrial Thickness Measurement on Ultrasound Underperforms in Detecting Endometrial Cancer in Black Women. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2022 05; 218(5):925.
Jha P, Feldstein VA, Revzin MV, Katz DS, Moshiri M. Role of Imaging in Obstetric Interventions: Criteria, Considerations, and Complications. Radiographics. 2021 Jul-Aug; 41(4):1243-1264.
Thiravit S, Ma K, Goldman I, Chanprapaph P, Jha P, Hippe DS, Dighe M. Role of Ultrasound and MRI in Diagnosis of Severe Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorder: An Intraindividual Assessment With Emphasis on Placental Bulge. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 12; 217(6):1377-1388.
Penna R, Poder L, Jha P, Seigel EL, Morgan TA. Transvaginal Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Pelvic Lesions. J Ultrasound Med. 2022 Mar; 41(3):653-661.
Suh-Burgmann E, Brasic N, Jha P, Hung YY, Goldstein RB. Ultrasound characteristics of early-stage high-grade serous ovarian cancer. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 10; 225(4):409.e1-409.e8.
Sadowski EA, Maturen KE, Rockall A, Reinhold C, Addley H, Jha P, Bharwani N, Thomassin-Naggara I. Ovary: MRI characterisation and O-RADS MRI. Br J Radiol. 2021 Sep 01; 94(1125):20210157.
Fite BZ, Hinostroza V, States L, Hicks-Nelson A, Baratto L, Kallianos K, Codari M, Yu B, Jha P, Shams M, Stoyanova T, Chapelin FF, Liu A, Rashidi A, Soto F, Quintana Y, Davidzon GA, Marycz K, Gibbs IC, Chonde DB, Patel CB, Daldrup-Link HE. Increasing Diversity in Radiology and Molecular Imaging: Current Challenges. Mol Imaging Biol. 2021 10; 23(5):625-638.
Stowell JT, Metcalfe AM, Jha P. Imaging evaluation for the diagnosis and management of complications of gender-affirming surgeries. Ann Transl Med. 2021 Apr; 9(7):609.
Hassan O, Sun D, Jha P. Imaging in Gender Affirmation Surgery. Curr Urol Rep. 2021 Jan 30; 22(2):14.
Vyas S, Choi HH, Whetstone S, Jha P, Poder L, Shum DJ. Ultrasound features help identify patients who can undergo noninvasive management for suspected retained products of conception: a single institutional experience. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2021 06; 46(6):2729-2739.
Li Y, Choi HH, Goldstein R, Poder L, Jha P. Placental thickness correlates with placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) disorder in women with placenta previa. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2021 06; 46(6):2722-2728.
Strachowski LM, Jha P, Chawla TP, Davis KM, Dove CK, Glanc P, Morgan TA, Andreotti RF. O-RADS for Ultrasound: A User's Guide, From the AJR Special Series on Radiology Reporting and Data Systems. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 05; 216(5):1150-1165.
Jha P, Shekhar M, Goldstein R, Morgan T, Poder L. Size threshold for follow-up of postmenopausal adnexal cysts: 1 cm versus 3 cm. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 10; 45(10):3213-3217.
Choi HH, Taliaferro AS, Strachowski LM, Jha P. How common are traumatic injuries to the epididymis? A study of prevalence, imaging appearance, and management implications. Emerg Radiol. 2021 Feb; 28(1):31-36.
Jha P, Sakala M, Chamie LP, Feldman M, Hindman N, Huang C, Kilcoyne A, Laifer-Narin S, Nicola R, Poder L, Shenoy-Bhangle A, Tong A, VanBuren W, Taffel MT. Endometriosis MRI lexicon: consensus statement from the society of abdominal radiology endometriosis disease-focused panel. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 06; 45(6):1552-1568.
Navarro R, Poder L, Sun D, Jha P. Endometriosis in pregnancy. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 06; 45(6):1741-1753.
Tong A, VanBuren WM, Chamié L, Feldman M, Hindman N, Huang C, Jha P, Kilcoyne A, Laifer-Narin S, Nicola R, Poder L, Sakala M, Shenoy-Bhangle AS, Taffel MT. Recommendations for MRI technique in the evaluation of pelvic endometriosis: consensus statement from the Society of Abdominal Radiology endometriosis disease-focused panel. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 06; 45(6):1569-1586.
Jha P, Masselli G, Ohliger MA, Poder L. Nonfetal Imaging During Pregnancy: Placental Disease. Radiol Clin North Am. 2020 Mar; 58(2):381-399.
Jha P, Poder L, Bourgioti C, Bharwani N, Lewis S, Kamath A, Nougaret S, Soyer P, Weston M, Castillo RP, Kido A, Forstner R, Masselli G. Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) and European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) joint consensus statement for MR imaging of placenta accreta spectrum disorders. Eur Radiol. 2020 May; 30(5):2604-2615.
Lee CS, Neumann C, Jha P, Baumgarten DA, Chu L, Surovitsky M, Kadom N. Current Status and Future Wish List of Peer Review: A National Questionnaire of U.S. Radiologists. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 03; 214(3):493-497.
Jha P, Morgan TA, Kennedy A. US Evaluation of Twin Pregnancies: Importance of Chorionicity and Amnionicity. Radiographics. 2019 Nov-Dec; 39(7):2146-2166.
Chen E, Mar WA, Horowitz JM, Allen A, Jha P, Cantrell DR, Cai K. Texture analysis of placental MRI: can it aid in the prenatal diagnosis of placenta accreta spectrum? Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 09; 44(9):3175-3184.
Shergill AK, Camacho A, Horowitz JM, Jha P, Ascher S, Berchmans E, Slama J, Nougaret S, Wasnik AP, Robbins JB, Dighe MK, Wang CL, Nimhuircheartaigh JM, Phillips J, Menias C, Brook OR, Uterine and Ovarian Cancer Disease Focused Panel of SAR. Imaging of transgender patients: expected findings and complications of gender reassignment therapy. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 08; 44(8):2886-2898.
Jha P, Rabban J, Chen LM, Goldstein RB, Weinstein S, Morgan TA, Shum D, Hills N, Ohliger MA, Poder L. Placenta accreta spectrum: value of placental bulge as a sign of myometrial invasion on MR imaging. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 07; 44(7):2572-2581.
Jha P, Espinoza N, Webb E, Kohli M, Poder L, Morgan T. Single institutional experience with initial ultrasound followed by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging for acute appendicitis in adults. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 07; 44(7):2357-2365.
Kurzbard-Roach N, Jha P, Poder L, Menias C. Abdominal and pelvic imaging findings associated with sex hormone abnormalities. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 03; 44(3):1103-1119.
Morgan TA, Jha P, Poder L, Weinstein S. Advanced ultrasound applications in the assessment of renal transplants: contrast-enhanced ultrasound, elastography, and B-flow. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 10; 43(10):2604-2614.
Jha P, Behr S, Morgan T, Washburn E, Lucero J, Chen LM, Poder L. Imaging findings of concealed intra-amniotic hemorrhage in the setting of placenta previa and placenta accreta spectrum disorder. Emerg Radiol. 2018 Oct; 25(5):553-556.
Jha P, Yeh BM, Zagoria R, Collisson E, Wang ZJ. The Role of MR Imaging in Pancreatic Cancer. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2018 Aug; 26(3):363-373.
Jha P, Feldstein V. Sonographic Findings of Endometrial Osseous Metaplasia, a Cause of Dysfunctional Vaginal Bleeding and Secondary Infertility. J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Dec; 36(12):2617-2618.
Jha P, Melendres G, Bijan B, Ormsby E, Chu L, Li CS, McGahan J. Trauma in pregnant women: assessing detection of post-traumatic placental abruption on contrast-enhanced CT versus ultrasound. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 04; 42(4):1062-1067.
Jha P, Paroder V, Mar W, Horowtiz JM, Poder L. Multimodality imaging of placental masses: a pictorial review. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 12; 41(12):2435-2444.
Chi T, Usawachintachit M, Mongan J, Kohi MP, Taylor A, Jha P, Chang HC, Stoller M, Goldstein R, Weinstein S. Feasibility of Antegrade Contrast-enhanced US Nephrostograms to Evaluate Ureteral Patency. Radiology. 2017 04; 283(1):273-279.
Jha P, Shekhar M, Wan J, Mari-Aparici C. Diffuse thyroid metastases and bilateral internal jugular vein tumor thrombus from renal cell cancer. Radiol Case Rep. 2016 Dec; 11(4):434-437.
Jha P, Bentley B, Behr S, Yee J, Zagoria R. Imaging of flank pain: readdressing state-of-the-art. Emerg Radiol. 2017 Feb; 24(1):81-86.
Jha P, Bijan B. PET/CT for Pancreatic Malignancy: Potential and Pitfalls. J Nucl Med Technol. 2015 Jun; 43(2):92-7.
Jha P, Bijan B, Melendres G, Shelton DK. Hybrid imaging for pancreatic malignancy: clinical applications, merits, limitations, and pitfalls. Clin Nucl Med. 2015 Mar; 40(3):206-13.
Chang ST, Westphalen AC, Jha P, Jung AJ, Carroll PR, Kurhanewicz J, Coakley FV. Endorectal MRI and MR spectroscopic imaging of prostate cancer: developing selection criteria for MR-guided focal therapy. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Mar; 39(3):519-25.
Jha P, Stein-Wexler R, Coulter K, Seibert A, Li CS, Wootton-Gorges SL. Optimizing bone surveys performed for suspected non-accidental trauma with attention to maximizing diagnostic yield while minimizing radiation exposure: utility of pelvic and lateral radiographs. Pediatr Radiol. 2013 Jun; 43(6):668-72.
Nejadnik H, Henning TD, Castaneda RT, Boddington S, Taubert S, Jha P, Tavri S, Golovko D, Ackerman L, Meier R, Daldrup-Link HE. Somatic differentiation and MR imaging of magnetically labeled human embryonic stem cells. Cell Transplant. 2012; 21(12):2555-67.
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.
Jha P, Chang ST, Rabban JT, Chen LM, Yeh BM, Coakley FV. Utility of the broccoli sign in the distinction of prolapsed uterine tumor from cervical tumor. Eur J Radiol. 2012 Aug; 81(8):1931-6.
Jha P, Golovko D, Bains S, Hostetter D, Meier R, Wendland MF, Daldrup-Link HE. Monitoring of natural killer cell immunotherapy using noninvasive imaging modalities. Cancer Res. 2010 Aug 01; 70(15):6109-13.
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.
Jha P, Frölich AM, McCarville B, Navarro OM, Babyn P, Goldsby R, Daldrup-Link H. Unusual association of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma with pancreatic metastasis: emerging role of PET-CT in tumor staging. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Aug; 40(8):1380-6.
Boddington SE, Henning TD, Jha P, Schlieve CR, Mandrussow L, DeNardo D, Bernstein HS, Ritner C, Golovko D, Lu Y, Zhao S, Daldrup-Link HE. Labeling human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes with indocyanine green for noninvasive tracking with optical imaging: an FDA-compatible alternative to firefly luciferase. Cell Transplant. 2010; 19(1):55-65.
Jha P, Chawla SC. Congenital persistent terminal ventricle and filar cyst. Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Apr; 39(4):414.
Tavri S, Jha P, Meier R, Henning TD, Müller T, Hostetter D, Knopp C, Johansson M, Reinhart V, Boddington S, Sista A, Wels WS, Daldrup-Link HE. Optical imaging of cellular immunotherapy against prostate cancer. Mol Imaging. 2009 Jan-Feb; 8(1):15-26.
Jha P, Chawla SC, Tavri S, Patel C, Gooding C, Daldrup-Link H. Pediatric liver tumors--a pictorial review. Eur Radiol. 2009 Jan; 19(1):209-19.
Chawla SC, Jha P, Breiman R, Farmer D, Gooding C. Congenital tracheobiliary fistula diagnosed with contrast-enhanced CT and 3-D reformation. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Sep; 38(9):999-1002.