Radiology Personnel

Habib Rahbar, MD, FSBI

Professor of Radiology

Vice Chair of Clinical Operations

UWMC Chief of Service

Co-Director, Quantitative Breast Imaging Lab (QBI)

Breast Imaging


Dr. Rahbar is an associate professor in the University of Washington (UW) Department of Radiology. A board-certified radiologist, he works in the breast imaging section at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) and UWMC – NW. Dr. Rahbar earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and his M.D. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed his radiology residency training and breast imaging fellowship at the UW and stayed on as faculty upon graduation. His clinical practice at Fred Hutch and UWMC – NW includes digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis (or “3D mammography”), breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and image-guided procedures of the breast. Dr. Rahbar’s primary research interests include the identification of MRI features that can be used to improve management of ductal carcinoma in situ, the use of non-contrast MRI techniques to identify and characterize breast cancers, and the identification of MRI markers of risk of developing breast cancer.

Recent Publications (via Semantic Scholar)

Imaging and Pathology of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ of the Breast: The Forest and the Trees.
H. Rahbar - Published 2022 - RADIOLOGY

Abstract PD11-08: Associations of baseline breast MRI metrics and immune infiltration with chemotherapy response in triple negative breast cancer
Anum S Kazerouni, Laura C. Kennedy, Michael Hirano, et al. - Published 2022 - CANCER RESEARCH

Association Between Surgery Preference and Receipt in Ductal Carcinoma In Situ After Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging
S. Fazeli, B.S. Snyder, I. Gareen, et al. - Published 2022 - JAMA NETWORK OPEN

Accelerated Breast Diffusion-weighted Imaging Using Multiband Sensitivity Encoding with the CAIPIRINHA Method: Clinical Experience at 3 T.
Debosmita Biswas, D. Hippe, Yi Wang, et al. - Published 2022 - RADIOLOGY. IMAGING CANCER

Preoperative Breast MRI for Newly Diagnosed Ductal Carcinoma in Situ: Imaging Features and Performance in a Multicenter Setting (ECOG-ACRIN E4112 Trial).
Shinn-Huey S Chou, J. Romanoff, C. Lehman, et al. - Published 2021 - RADIOLOGY

Demystifying Which High-risk Lesions Truly Require Surgical Excision—A Call to Action
H. Rahbar - Published 2021 - JOURNAL OF BREAST IMAGING

Intrinsic radiomics phenotypes of DCI from breast DCE-MRI: demonstrating feasibility in interim analysis of the ECOG-ACRIN E4112 trial
V. Belenky, Rhea D. Chitalia, Nickolas Lewis, et al. - Published 2021 - MEDICAL IMAGING

Correspondence on “SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in rituximab-treated patients: evidence for impaired humoral but inducible cellular immune response” by Bonelli et al
Sarah H Chung, M. Wener, A. Bays, et al. - Published 2021 - ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES

End-to-End Learning of Fused Image and Non-Image Features for Improved Breast Cancer Classification from MRI
G. Holste, S. Partridge, H. Rahbar, et al. - Published 2021 - 2021 IEEE/CVF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER VISION WORKSHOPS (ICCVW)

Predictors of surgery preference and quality of life in DCIS after breast MRI: A trial of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (E4112).
S. Fazeli, B.S. Snyder, I. Gareen, et al. - Published 2021