Katy Lowry, MD has been awarded a RSNA Research Resident/Fellow Grant for 2015-2016. Dr. Lowry's research will be centered around "Optimizing Breast Cancer Surveillance in Women with a Personal History of Breast Cancer". Dr. Lowry started her affiliation with the ITA while in medical school.
The goal of this research is to optimize imaging surveillance in breast cancer survivors. Dr. Lowry and colleagues will perform an observational study to better identify women at risk for development of second cancers not detected by surveillance mammography. The results will provide inputs for a simulation model, which will be used to compare long-term patient outcomes of alternative surveillance regimens utilizing digital breast tomosynthesis and/or MRI. The research will positively impact breast cancer survivors by informing the development of imaging surveillance guidelines tailored to patient-specific risks and preferences.