Radiology Personnel

Diana Lam, M.D.

Acting Assistant Professor
Breast Imaging


Dr. Lam is a physician at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and a University of Washington acting assistant professor of radiology. Her clinical practice includes all aspects of breast imaging, including mammography, ultrasound, MRI, tomosynthesis, and breast interventional procedures. Her research interests include improving communication and delivery of care to patients, patient and trainee education, and integrating patient and imaging factors to help personalize screening and surveillance regimens for woman with a personal history of breast cancer. She is dedicated to providing compassionate care to all her patients. She grew up in Northern California and earned her bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She then returned to California and received her M.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and completed her radiology residency and breast imaging fellowship at the University of Washington.

As a breast imager, she is dedicated to using evidence-based, state-of-the-art technology for the early detection and optimal treatment of breast cancer. She believes in actively engaging patients in their care through education, clear communication, and supporting their individual values. She is honored to work with a team of specialized physicians and technologists who are sincerely invested in the compassionate care for patients and looks forward to meeting and serving you and your family.

Recent Publications

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Visibility of mammographically occult breast cancer on diffusion-weighted MRI versus ultrasound
Amornsiripanitch N., Rahbar H., Kitsch A., Lam D., Weitzel B., Partridge S.
Clinical Imaging. 2018 May:37-43

Imaging surveillance after primary breast cancer treatment
Lam D., Houssami N., Lee J.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2017 Mar:676-686

Are physicians influenced by their own specialty society’s guidelines regarding mammography screening? an analysis of ationally representative data
Scheel J., Hippe D., Chen L., Lam D., Lee J., Elmore J., Rahbar H., Partridge S., Lee C.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2016 Nov:959-964

Can MRI biomarkers at 3 T identify low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ?
Rahbar H., Parsian S., Lam D., Dontchos B., Andeen N., Rendi M., Lehman C., Partridge S.
Clinical Imaging. 2015 Jun:125-129

Communicating potential radiation-induced cancer risks from medical imaging directly to patients
Lam D., Larson D., Eisenberg J., Forman H., Lee C.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2015 Jan:962-970

Lessons from the happiest place on earth
Lam D., McNeeley M., Bhargava P.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2015 Jan:6-8

Drug injection-related fat necrosis of the breast with FDG PET-CT uptake
Toney L., Lam D., Rabhar H.
Radiology Case Reports. 2015 Jan:12-17

Are qualitative assessments of background parenchymal enhancement, amount of fibroglandular tissue on MR images, and mammographic density associated with breast cancer risk?
Dontchos B., Rahbar H., Partridge S., Korde L., Lam D., Scheel J., Peacock S., Lehman C.
Radiology. 2015 Jan:371-380

Imaging-based screening: Understanding the controversies
Lam D., Pandharipande P., Lee J., Lehman C., Lee C.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2014 Jan:952-956

Business of radiology: Financial fundamentals for radiologists
Medverd J., Prabhu S., Lam D.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2013 Nov