Hina Arif-Tiwari, MD

Interim Governance Council Member
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Division Chief, Abdominal Imaging
Director, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Medical Imaging - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Hina Arif-Tiwari, MD is the Chief of Abdominal Imaging and the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medical Imaging. She also serves as Director of the Abdominal Radiology Fellowship Program. After her radiology residency training, Dr. Arif-Tiwari completed several advanced imaging fellowships, including Abdominal Imaging and Non-vascular Intervention fellowship at the University of British Columbia, and subsequently an MRI Translational Science and Imaging Fellowship at the University of Arizona. She has special research interests in the imaging of pelvic floor dysfunction with dynamic magnetic resonance imaging and translabial ultrasound and thoracic outlet obstruction imaging by magnetic resonance angiography, presenting her work at multiple national and international scientific conferences. Within the past several years, Dr. Arif-Tiwari’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Arif-Tiwari also does recurring educational work for the ACR through the Body and Pelvic MRI course.

Research Interests: 

Advanced prostate imaging- Ultrasound MR prostate fusion imaging and fusion guided biopsy Dynamic MR imaging of pelvic floor prolapse Dynamic MR angiography of thoracic outlet obstruction High resolution ultrasound imaging of vaginal mesh implant Ultrasound/MR Elastography High resolution ultrasound imaging of skin

Degrees
  • MD: Barkatullah University, Bhopal,India, 1995-2001
  • DNB: Diplomate of the National Board: Radiodiagnosis, National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India, 2007
Honors and Awards
  • Gold Medal: General Surgery - 1st Position in University, Final M.B.B.S – 2000
  • President of India Award - 1st position in all M.B.B.S exams – 2000
  • 2008 Best Radiology Poster Award - Magnetic resonance imaging in young patients with neuro psychiatric manifestations of systemic lupus erythrematosus. - Annual meeting of Indian society of Neuroradiology
  • Fresh Face Award - The 27th Annual Advances in Contrast Ultrasound - ICUS Bubble Conference, Chicago, IL, 2012
  • Rookie of the Year Award - University of Arizona Health Network, Tucson, AZ, 2014
  • Case of the Day Award - Society of Abdominal Radiology Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL, 2014
Internship
  • Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal India (2000-2001)
Residency
  • NSCB Medical College (2002-2005): Radiology
  • Senior Residency: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India (2005-2008)
Fellowship
  • University of Arizona, Clinical and Translational Body MR Imaging Fellowship, 2011 - 2012
  • University of British Columbia, Abdominal Imaging and Non-Vascular Intervention Fellowship, 2010 - 2011
  • University of British Columbia, Body Imaging and Intervention Fellowship, 2009 - 2010

Select Publications

2020

Wang, Z. J., H. Arif-Tiwari, A. Zaheer, S. Ameli, P. R. Bhosale, R. K. Do, A. H. Goenka, A. R. Guimares, G. P. Sangster, E. V. Soloff, et al., "Therapeutic response assessment in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: society of abdominal radiology review paper on the role of morphological and functional imaging techniques.", Abdom Radiol (NY), 2020 Sep 16.
Warner, J., S. Desoky, H. Arif Tiwari, F. Morello, D. Gilbertson, and U. Udayasankar, "Unenhanced MRI of the Abdomen and Pelvis in the Comprehensive Evaluation of Acute Atraumatic Abdominal Pain in Children.", AJR Am J Roentgenol, pp. 1-11, 2020 Sep 09.
Ewongwo, A., M. Hamidi, Z. Alattar, O. P. Ayotunde, H. A. Tiwari, E. Elquza, A. Scott, K. Hanna, and V. Nfonsam, "Contributing factors and short-term surgical outcomes of patients with early-onset rectal cancer.", Am J Surg, vol. 219, issue 4, pp. 578-582, 2020 04.
Kulkarni, N. M., E. V. Soloff, P. P. Tolat, G. P. Sangster, J. B. Fleming, O. R. Brook, Z. Jane Wang, E. M. Hecht, M. Zins, P. R. Bhosale, et al., "White paper on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma from society of abdominal radiology's disease-focused panel for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: Part I, AJCC staging system, NCCN guidelines, and borderline resectable disease.", Abdom Radiol (NY), vol. 45, issue 3, pp. 716-728, 2020 03.
Kulkarni, N. M., L. Mannelli, M. Zins, P. R. Bhosale, H. Arif-Tiwari, O. R. Brook, E. M. Hecht, F. Kastrinos, Z. Jane Wang, E. V. Soloff, et al., "White paper on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma from society of abdominal radiology's disease-focused panel for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: Part II, update on imaging techniques and screening of pancreatic cancer in high-risk individuals.", Abdom Radiol (NY), vol. 45, issue 3, pp. 729-742, 2020 03.
Fábrega-Foster, K., I. R. Kamel, J. M. Horowitz, H. Arif-Tiwari, M. R. Bashir, V. Chernyak, A. Goldstein, J. R. Grajo, N. M. Hindman, A. Kamaya, et al., "ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Pancreatic Cyst.", J Am Coll Radiol, vol. 17, issue 5S, pp. S198-S206, 2020 May.
Bashir, M. R., J. M. Horowitz, I. R. Kamel, H. Arif-Tiwari, S. K. Asrani, V. Chernyak, A. Goldstein, J. R. Grajo, N. M. Hindman, A. Kamaya, et al., "ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Chronic Liver Disease.", J Am Coll Radiol, vol. 17, issue 5S, pp. S70-S80, 2020 May.

2019

Bisla, J. K., M. Saranathan, D. R. Martin, H. Arif-Tiwari, and B. T. Kalb, "MR Imaging Evaluation of the Kidneys in Patients with Reduced Kidney Function: Noncontrast Techniques Versus Contrast-Enhanced Techniques.", Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am, vol. 27, issue 1, pp. 45-57, 2019 Feb.
Porter, K. K., A. Zaheer, I. R. Kamel, J. M. Horowitz, H. Arif-Tiwari, T. B. Bartel, M. R. Bashir, M. A. Camacho, B. D. Cash, V. Chernyak, et al., "ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Acute Pancreatitis.", J Am Coll Radiol, vol. 16, issue 11S, pp. S316-S330, 2019 Nov.
Peterson, C. M., M. M. McNamara, I. R. Kamel, W. B. Al-Refaie, H. Arif-Tiwari, B. D. Cash, V. Chernyak, A. Goldstein, J. R. Grajo, N. M. Hindman, et al., "ACR Appropriateness Criteria Right Upper Quadrant Pain.", J Am Coll Radiol, vol. 16, issue 5S, pp. S235-S243, 2019 May.
Hindman, N. M., H. Arif-Tiwari, I. R. Kamel, W. B. Al-Refaie, T. B. Bartel, B. D. Cash, V. Chernyak, A. Goldstein, J. R. Grajo, J. M. Horowitz, et al., "ACR Appropriateness Criteria Jaundice.", J Am Coll Radiol, vol. 16, issue 5S, pp. S126-S140, 2019 May.
Bahrami, S., G. Khatri, A. D. Sheridan, S. L. Palmer, M. E. Lockhart, H. Arif-Tiwari, and P. Glanc, "Pelvic floor ultrasound: when, why, and how?", Abdom Radiol (NY), 2019 Sep 16.
Lalwani, N., G. Khatri, R. Farouk El Sayed, R. Ram, K. Jambhekar, V. Chernyak, A. Kamath, S. Lewis, M. Flusberg, F. Scholz, et al., "MR defecography technique: recommendations of the society of abdominal radiology's disease-focused panel on pelvic floor imaging.", Abdom Radiol (NY), 2019 Aug 05.
Kanmaniraja, D., H. Arif-Tiwari, S. L. Palmer, A. Kamath, S. C. Lewis, M. Flusberg, M. Kobi, M. E. Lockhart, and V. Chernyak, "MR defecography review.", Abdom Radiol (NY), 2019 Sep 23.
Arif-Tiwari, H., B. T. Kalb, J. K. Bisla, and D. R. Martin, "Classification and Diagnosis of Cystic Renal Tumors: Role of MR Imaging Versus Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound.", Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am, vol. 27, issue 1, pp. 33-44, 2019 Feb.
Pollock, G. R., C. O. Twiss, S. Chartier, S. Vedantham, J. Funk, and H. Arif Tiwari, "Comparison of magnetic resonance defecography grading with POP-Q staging and Baden-Walker grading in the evaluation of female pelvic organ prolapse.", Abdom Radiol (NY), 2019 Nov 12.

2018

Lin, F. C., J. T. Funk, H. Arif Tiwari, B. T. Kalb, and C. O. Twiss, "Dynamic Pelvic Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Compared to Physical Examination Findings.", Urology, vol. 119, pp. 49-54, 2018 Sep.
Arif-Tiwari, H., C. O. Twiss, F. C. Lin, J. T. Funk, S. Vedantham, D. R. Martin, and B. T. Kalb, "Improved Detection of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Comparative Utility of Defecography Phase Sequence to Nondefecography Valsalva Maneuvers in Dynamic Pelvic Floor Magnetic Resonance Imaging.", Curr Probl Diagn Radiol, 2018 Aug 23.
Witte, R. S., C. Karunakaran, A. N. Zuniga, H. Schmitz, and H. Arif, "Frontiers of cancer imaging and guided therapy using ultrasound, light, and microwaves.", Clin Exp Metastasis, vol. 35, issue 5-6, pp. 413-418, 2018 08.

2017

Scali, E. P., T. Walshe, H. Arif Tiwari, A. C. Harris, and S. D. Chang, "A Pictorial Review of Hepatobiliary Magnetic Resonance Imaging With Hepatocyte-Specific Contrast Agents: Uses, Findings, and Pitfalls of Gadoxetate Disodium and Gadobenate Dimeglumine.", Can Assoc Radiol J, vol. 68, issue 3, pp. 293-307, 2017 Aug.
Qayyum, A., E. P. Tamm, I. R. Kamel, P. J. Allen, H. Arif-Tiwari, V. Chernyak, T. A. Gonda, J. R. Grajo, N. M. Hindman, J. M. Horowitz, et al., "ACR Appropriateness Criteria Staging of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma.", J Am Coll Radiol, vol. 14, issue 11S, pp. S560-S569, 2017 Nov.
Horowitz, J. M., I. R. Kamel, H. Arif-Tiwari, S. K. Asrani, N. M. Hindman, H. Kaur, M. M. McNamara, R. B. Noto, A. Qayyum, and T. Lalani, "ACR Appropriateness Criteria Chronic Liver Disease.", J Am Coll Radiol, vol. 14, issue 11S, pp. S391-S405, 2017 Nov.
Kaur, H., N. M. Hindman, W. B. Al-Refaie, H. Arif-Tiwari, B. D. Cash, V. Chernyak, J. Farrell, J. R. Grajo, J. M. Horowitz, M. M. McNamara, et al., "ACR Appropriateness Criteria Suspected Liver Metastases.", J Am Coll Radiol, vol. 14, issue 5S, pp. S314-S325, 2017 May.
Czeyda-Pommersheim, F., B. Kalb, J. Costello, J. Liau, A. Meshksar, H. Arif Tiwari, and D. Martin, "MRI in pelvic inflammatory disease: a pictorial review.", Abdom Radiol (NY), vol. 42, issue 3, pp. 935-950, 2017 Mar.
Horowitz, J. M., I. R. Kamel, H. Arif-Tiwari, S. K. Asrani, N. M. Hindman, H. Kaur, M. M. McNamara, R. B. Noto, A. Qayyum, and T. Lalani, "ACR Appropriateness Criteria Chronic Liver Disease.", J Am Coll Radiol, vol. 14, issue 5S, pp. S103-S117, 2017 May.

2016

Gimber, LH., DM. Melville, AS. Klauser, RS. Witte, H. Arif-Tiwari, and MS. Taljanovic, "Artifacts in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound", Radiographics, vol. 36, issue 2, pp. 479-480, 04/2016.
Petkovska, I., D. R. Martin, M. F. Covington, S. Urbina, E. Duke, J. Z Daye, L. A. Stolz, S. M. Keim, J. R. Costello, S. Chundru, et al., "Accuracy of Unenhanced MR Imaging in the Detection of Acute Appendicitis: Single-Institution Clinical Performance Review.", Radiology, pp. 150468, 2016 Jan 25.
Duke, E., B. Kalb, H. Arif-Tiwari, Z. John Daye, D. Gilbertson-Dahdal, S. M. Keim, and D. R. Martin, "A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Performance of MRI for Evaluation of Acute Appendicitis.", AJR Am J Roentgenol, vol. 206, issue 3, pp. 508-17, 2016 Mar.
Petkovska, I., E. Duke, D. R. Martin, Z. Irani, C. P. Geffre, J. M. Cragun, J. R. Costello, H. Arif-Tiwari, F. Czeyda-Pommersheim, U. Udayasankar, et al., "MRI of ovarian torsion: Correlation of imaging features with the presence of perifollicular hemorrhage and ovarian viability.", Eur J Radiol, vol. 85, issue 11, pp. 2064-2071, 2016 Nov.
Gimber, L. H., D. M. Melville, A. S. Klauser, R. S. Witte, H. Arif-Tiwari, and M. S. Taljanovic, "Artifacts at Musculoskeletal US: Resident and Fellow Education Feature.", Radiographics, vol. 36, issue 2, pp. 479-80, 2016 Mar-Apr. PMID: 26963457

2015

Lalwani, N., L. Mannelli, D. Moorthy Ganeshan, A. K. Shanbhogue, M. K. Dighe, H. Arif Tiwari, S. Maximin, S. Monti, M. Ragucci, and S. R. Prasad, "Uncommon pancreatic tumors and pseudotumors.", Abdom Imaging, vol. 40, issue 1, pp. 167-80, 2015 Jan.
Goyal, U., Y. Kim, H. Arif Tiwari, R. Witte, and B. Stea, "A pilot study of ultrasound-guided electronic brachytherapy for skin cancer.", J Contemp Brachytherapy, vol. 7, issue 5, pp. 374-80, 2015 Oct. PMCID: PMC4663218 
Kulvatunyou, N., V. Pandit, S. Moutamn, K. Inaba, K. Chouliaras, M. DeMoya, L. Naraghi, B. Kalb, H. Arif, R. Sravanthi, et al., "A multi-institution prospective observational study of small bowel obstruction: Clinical and computerized tomography predictors of which patients may require early surgery.", J Trauma Acute Care Surg, vol. 79, issue 3, pp. 393-8, 2015 Sep.
Malangone, S. A., H. Patel, S. E. Kurtin, H. Arif Tiwari, and E. Elquza, "Grand Rounds: Multidisciplinary Management of the Patient With Metastatic Colorectal Adenocarcinoma.", J Adv Pract Oncol, vol. 6, issue 2, pp. 144-52, 2015 Mar-Apr. PMCID: PMC4601894 
Li, G., D. J. Cook, M. A. H. Levine, G. Guyatt, M. Crowther, D. Heels-Ansdell, A. Holbrook, F. Lamontagne, S. D. Walter, N. D. Ferguson, et al., "Competing Risk Analysis for Evaluation of Dalteparin Versus Unfractionated Heparin for Venous Thromboembolism in Medical-Surgical Critically Ill Patients.", Medicine (Baltimore), vol. 94, issue 36, pp. e1479, 2015 Sep. PMCID: PMC4616653  PMID: 26356708

2014

Arif-Tiwari, H., B. Kalb, S. Chundru, P. Sharma, J. Costello, R. W. Guessner, and D. R. Martin, "MRI of hepatocellular carcinoma: an update of current practices.", Diagn Interv Radiol, vol. 20, issue 3, pp. 209-21, 2014 May-Jun. PMCID: PMC4463351 
Costello, J. R., B. Kalb, S. Chundru, H. Arif, I. Petkovska, and D. R. Martin, "MR imaging of benign and malignant biliary conditions.", Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am, vol. 22, issue 3, pp. 467-88, 2014 Aug.
Lamontagne, F., L. McIntyre, P. Dodek, D. Heels-Ansdell, M. Meade, J. Pemberton, Y. Skrobik, I. Seppelt, N. E. Vlahakis, J. Muscedere, et al., "Nonleg venous thrombosis in critically ill adults: a nested prospective cohort study.", JAMA Intern Med, vol. 174, issue 5, pp. 689-96, 2014 May. PMID: 24638843
Chundru, S., B. Kalb, H. Arif-Tiwari, P. Sharma, J. Costello, and D. R. Martin, "MRI of diffuse liver disease: characteristics of acute and chronic diseases.", Diagn Interv Radiol, vol. 20, issue 3, pp. 200-8, 2014 May-Jun. PMCID: PMC4463342 

2013

Chundru, S., B. Kalb, H. Arif-Tiwari, P. Sharma, J. Costello, and D. R. Martin, "MRI of diffuse liver disease: the common and uncommon etiologies.", Diagn Interv Radiol, vol. 19, issue 6, pp. 479-87, 2013 Nov-Dec.