Bobby T. Kalb, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology, Department of Medical Imaging, College of Medicine
Office Address: 

Department of Medical Imaging
PO Box 245067
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85724-5067

Office Phone: 
(520) 626-9444
Office Fax Number: 
(520) 626-7093
Email Address: 
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (1998): Interdisciplinary Studies
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA (2002)
Emory University, Atlanta, GA (2002-2003): Transitional Internship
Emory University, Atlanta, GA (2003-2007): Radiology
Emory University, Atlanta, GA (2007-2008): Body MRI Research
Brief Bio: 

Bobby T. Kalb, MD is the Director of MRI and Chief of Body Imaging at the University of Arizona, Department of Medical Imaging. Dr. Kalb completed his radiology residency and Body MRI Translational Science fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, and prior to this had completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Virginia. Dr. Kalb lectures nationally on Body MRI and is closely involved with educational programs through the American College of Radiology. Dr. Kalb has special research interests in functional imaging of the kidney and lungs, in addition to outcomes and cost effectiveness analysis of MRI in the field of Body Imaging.


Board or other Certifications: 

National Board of Medical Examiners- 2003

Medical Board of Georgia- 2003-2012 (License # 054579)

Arizona Medical Board- 2011-present (License # 45298)

American Board of Radiology- 2007

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Becker-Weidman DJ, Kalb B*, Sharma P, Kitajima HD, Lurie CR, Chen Z, Spivey JR, Knechtle SJ, Hanish SI, Adsay NV, Farris AB, Martin DR. Hepatocellular carcinoma lesion characterization: single-institution clinical performance review of multiphase gadolinium-enhanced MR Imaging-comparison to prior same-center results after MR systems improvements. Radiology. 2011;261(3):824-833. doi: 10.1148/radiol.11110157.
  2. Kalb B, Sharma P, Tigges S, Raye G, Kitajima HD, Costello JR, Chen Z, Martin DR. MR imaging of pulmonary embolism: diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced 3D MR pulmonary angiography, contrast-enhanced low flip angle 3D GRE, and nonenhanced free-induction FISP sequences. Radiology. 2012;263(1):271-278. doi: 10.1148/radiol.12110224. PMID: 22438448.
  3. Martin DR, Lauenstein T, Kalb B, Lurie C, Kitajima HD, Sharma P, Salman K, Moreira R, Farris AB, Spivey JR, Martinez E, Hanish SI, Adsay NV. Liver MRI and histological correlates in chronic liver disease on multiphase gadolinium-enhanced 3D gradient echo imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2012;36(2):422-429. doi: 10.1002/jmri.23668.
  4. Lubarsky M, Kalb B*, Sharma P, Keim SM, Martin DR. MR imaging for acute nontraumatic abdominopelvic pain: rationale and practical considerations. Radiographics. 2013;33(2):313-337. doi: 10.1148/rg.332125116.
  5. Kalb B, Martin DR, Sarmiento JM, Erickson SH, Gober D, Chen Z, Adsay NV. MRI of paraduodenal pancreatitis: clinical performance of MR Imaging in distinguishing from carcinoma. Radiology. 2013;269(2):475-481. doi: 10.1148/radiol.13112056.