Emergency and Trauma Imaging


Emergency and Trauma Imaging is a subspecialty focusing on diagnosis of injured and acutely ill patients using medical imaging.  We work closely with Emergency Medicine and Acute Care (Trauma) Surgery to provide interpretations for complex trauma, surgical emergencies, and urgent medical conditions.

The Emergency and Trauma Imaging reading room at Memorial Hermann Hospital has six workstations and is situated in the Emergency and Trauma Bay.  There is also an embedded radiology workstation in the trauma bay to be used by a radiologist that wants to work closely with the referring clinical team.

We have a dynamic team of 11 emergency radiologists separated into a day/evening and night teams.  Our team provides expert 24/7 coverage care for acutely ill and injured patients at Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital using State-of-the-Art equipment.

Memorial Hermann- Texas Medical Center:  Memorial Hermann- TMC is a 1082-bed tertiary care facility with an emphasis in trauma care and transplant surgery.   Within Memorial Hermann- TMC is Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, a 278 bed children’s hospital that is a major regional pediatric referral center.  Memorial Hermann-TMC is also home to the Heart and Vascular Institute and Mischner Neuroscience Institute, making Memorial Hermann- TMC one of the preeminent institutions in the region for treatment of cardiovascular and neurologic disease.

The Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Emergency Center is one of the busiest Level 1 Trauma Centers in the country, being one of only two Level 1 Trauma Centers in a region of 9 million people. Memorial Hermann is also the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region with a helipad, accepting critical patients from within a 150 mile radius.

The Sarofim Pavilion was built in 2021 and is the new home of the Red Duke Trauma Institute with a total of 63 treatment bays in the Emergency Center.

Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 215 bed, acute care hospital a full range of medical services.  It is a Level III trauma center.  It is the state’s busiest level III trauma center, with more than 80,000 emergency patient visits each year.

A new LBJ hospital is currently being designed and built with an expected completion date by 2028.  This is anticipated to be a Level I trauma center.

Our academic mission includes educating medical students, residents, and fellows.  We host Houston Methodist Hospital residents for specific training in Trauma.  We have Sports, Orthopedic and Emergency Imaging fellows rotate on our service as well as the combined Emergency and MSK fellow.

Our faculty are active in national radiology societies including:

  • American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER)
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
  • American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)


Maria Prado (Administrative Assistant)
Tel: 713-500-7706
Fax: 713-500-7710

Reema Budhwani (Senior Program Manager)
Tel: 713-704-1787
Fax: 713-500-7710

Section Chief

Lee Myers, MDLee A. Myers, MDVisit Profile Page


Ronald M. Bilow, M.D.Ronald M. Bilow, MDVisit Profile Page
Brian Bosworth, M.D.Brian T. Bosworth, MDVisit Profile Page
Jeffrey Carlson, MDJeffrey J. Carlson, MDVisit Profile Page
Suresh KR Cheekatla, M.D.Suresh Cheekatla, MDVisit Profile Page
Naga Ramesh Chinapuvvula, M.D.Naga R. Chinapuvvula, MDVisit Profile Page
Miguel Gerardo Fabrega, M.D.Miguel G. Fabrega, MDVisit Profile Page
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C.O. West, MDO. Clark West, MDVisit Profile Page
Sanhaji LatifaLatifa Sanhaji, MDVisit Profile Page
Dr. Zelitt David Zelitt, MDVisit Profile Page