This faculty member has had a joint appointment in Radiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Diane is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and member of many radiology and ultrasound organizations. Her clinical practice consists of fetal imaging with ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, gynecologic imaging, and imaging of maternal complications of pregnancy. Over 100 publications, chapters or invited reviews emphasize these areas of clinical expertise. In addition to her clinical practice Diane is also Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs for Radiology, Residency Director in Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Director of Obstetric and Gynecologic Ultrasound at PHHS, and a member of the Promotions and Tenure Committee.


Medical School
University of Illinois - Chicago (1982)
Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (1984)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1985), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1989), Diagnostic Radiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1990), Ultrasound

Specialty Areas

Research Interest

  • Antenatal diagnosis with ultrasound and MR imaging
  • Imaging of maternal complications of pregnancy
  • Obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Central Nervous System on Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Outcomes in Children with Spina Bifida
Tamara T. Chao MD, Jodi S. Dashe MD, Richard C. Adams MD, Amy Keefover-Hicks MSN RN, Donald D. McIntire PhD and Diane M. Twickler MD Obstetrics & Gynecology August 2010 116 (2) 1 323-329
Ultrasound and Assessment of Ovarian Cancer Risk
Diane M. Twickler MD, Elysia Moschos MD American Roentgen Ray Society February 2010 194 322-329
Effects of Magnesium Sulfate on PreTerm Fetal cerebral Blood Flow Using Doppler Analysis
Diane M. Twickler, MD, Donald D. McIntire, PhD, James M Alexander, MD, and Kenneth J. Leveno, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology January 2010 115 (1) 21-25
Determining uterine blood flow in pregnancy with magnetic resonance imaging
Jason A. Pates MD, Mustapha R. Hatab PhD, Donald D. McIntire PhD, F. Gary Cunningham MD, Diane M. Twickler MD Magnetic Resonance Imaging January 2010 28 507-510
The Appendix in Pregnancy: Confirming Historical Observations With a Contemporary Modality
Jason A. Pates MD, Troy C. Avendiano MD, Michael V. Zaretsky MD, Donald D. McIntire PhD, Diane M. Twickler MD Obstetrics & Gynecology October 2009 114 (4) 805-808

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow of the American College of Radiology
    Radiology (2004)
  • Holder of Dr. Fred Bonte Professorship
    Radiology (2000)
  • Golden Apple Award
    Excellence in the Education of Radiology Residents (1996)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award
    Obstetrics & Gynecology Residents (1991)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2005)
  • American Association for Women Radiologists (1990)
  • American College of Radiology (1990)
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (1990)
  • Radiological Society of North America (1990)