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Abraham H. Dachman, MD

Professor of Radiology

Director, Fellowship Programs

Abraham H. Dachman, MD, is a nationally known specialist in abdominal imaging. He uses X-rays and advanced imaging equipment to visualize the structure and function of abdominal organs. This information is used to help diagnose disease, to assist in surgical planning, and to determine if treatments are effective.

Dr. Dachman is known for his expertise in using computed tomography (CT scans) to create 3-D images of abdominal structures. This 3-D technology gives physicians an additional, valuable tool to better visualize tissue without performing an invasive procedure.

He is a leading authority on virtual colonoscopy--using noninvasive CT technology to detect polyps and masses in the colon. In addition, he applies 3-D techniques to aid in the detection and staging of pancreatic cancer, and in the evaluation of tumor response to chemotherapy.

An active researcher, Dr. Dachman has published several journal articles, book chapters, and books, including the first text on virtual colonoscopy, "The Atlas of Virtual Colonoscopy." In addition, he shares his knowledge about this emerging field through courses for radiologists who want to learn how to read virtual colonoscopy studies. He also has given presentations at dozens of scientific meetings around the United States.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Brookdale Hospital, NY


Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, NY


Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC


American College of Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
Association of University Radiologists
Chicago Radiological Society
Illinois Radiological Society
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6200

Office Fax

(773) 702-1161

Office Postal Address

Abraham H. Dachman, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2026
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Dachman

Learn more about virtual colonoscopy as a screening method for colorectal cancer in this ScienceLife story featuring Dr. Dachman.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Dachman's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.