Our FTC radiologists specialize in obstetrical sonography and MRI. They will perform a complete ultrasound and possibly an echocardiogram and MRI which provides information on the specific details of your baby's birth defect. The radiologist also provides ultrasound guidance during the actual surgery. After fetal surgery, the radiologists will perform further ultrasound and echocardiography studies to monitor your baby's well-being.

Ultrasonography and echocardiography services are provided by the Department of Radiology.

Liina Poder, M.D.

Professor, Radiology
Director, Division of Ultrasound
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

Dr. Liina Poder is an Associate 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...

Dorothy Shum, M.D.

Associate Professor, Radiology

Dorothy Shum, MD, is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Ultrasound Section in the Department of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. She is fellowship trained in abdominal imaging with additional subspecialty training in ultrasound. Dr. Shum received her medical degree from Brown Medical School, Rhode Island in 2005, and completed her residency at Kaiser Permanente...

Rebecca Smith-Bindman, M.D.

Professor, Radiology

Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman is Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at the University of California School of Medicine. Dr. Smith-Bindman is a clinical researcher with expertise in epidemiology, technology assessment, outcomes research, comparative effectiveness and health services research.