Radiology Personnel

Kathryn Lowry, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Breast Imaging


Dr. Lowry is a physician at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and an assistant professor in the University of Washington (UW) Department of Radiology.  Her clinical practice at the SCCA includes all aspects of breast imaging, including digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis (“3D mammography”), breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and image-guided procedures of the breast. 

Dr. Lowry earned her bachelor’s degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, and her M.D. from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.  She completed her diagnostic radiology residency training and fellowship in breast imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  Dr. Lowry’s research interests include the evaluation of cancer screening effectiveness and surveillance imaging outcomes for women after treatment for primary breast cancer.

Recent Publications

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Risk for Upgrade to Malignancy After Breast Core Needle Biopsy Diagnosis of Lobular Neoplasia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Shehata M.N., Rahbar H., Flanagan M.R., Kilgore M.R., Lee C.I., Ryser M.D., Lowry K.P.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2020 Oct:1207-1219

Clinical Benefits, Harms, and Cost-Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening for Survivors of Childhood Cancer Treated With Chest Radiation : A Comparative Modeling Study
Yeh J.M., Lowry K.P., Schechter C.B., Diller L.R., Alagoz O., Armstrong G.T., Hampton J.M., Leisenring W., Liu Q., Mandelblatt J.S., Miglioretti D.L., Moskowitz C.S., Oeffinger K.C., Trentham-Dietz A., Stout N.K.
Annals of internal medicine. 2020 Sep:331-341

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: A Patient-Centered Model of Systemic Shock and Cancer Care Adherence
Carlos R.C., Lowry K.P., Sadigh G.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2020 Jul:927-930

Screening Performance of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis vs Digital Mammography in Community Practice by Patient Age, Screening Round, and Breast Density
Lowry K.P., Coley R.Y., Miglioretti D.L., Kerlikowske K., Henderson L.M., Onega T., Sprague B.L., Lee J.M., Herschorn S., Tosteson A.N.A., Rauscher G., Lee C.I.
JAMA network open. 2020 Jul:e2011792

Long-Term Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening With Digital Breast Tomosynthesis in the United States
Lowry K.P., Trentham-Dietz A., Schechter C.B., Alagoz O., Barlow W.E., Burnside E.S., Conant E.F., Hampton J.M., Huang H., Kerlikowske K., Lee S.J., Miglioretti D.L., Sprague B.L., Tosteson A.N.A., Yaffe M.J., Stout N.K.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2020 Jun:582-589

Breast Cancer Screening with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Are Initial Benefits Sustained?
Bahl M., Mercaldo S., Dang P.A., McCarthy A.M., Lowry K.P., Lehman C.D.
Radiology. 2020 Jun:529-539

Breast cancer risk, worry, and anxiety: Effect on patient perceptions of false-positive screening results
Lee J.M., Lowry K.P., Cott Chubiz J.E., Swan J.S., Motazedi T., Halpern E.F., Tosteson A.N.A., Gazelle G.S., Donelan K.
Breast. 2020 Apr:104-112

Association of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis vs Digital Mammography with Cancer Detection and Recall Rates by Age and Breast Density
Conant E., Barlow W., Herschorn S., Weaver D., Beaber E., Tosteson A., Haas J., Lowry K., Stout N., Trentham-Dietz A., Diflorio-Alexander R., Li C., Schnall M., Onega T., Sprague B.
JAMA Oncology. 2019 May:635-642

Predictors of surveillance mammography outcomes in women with a personal history of breast cancer
Lowry K., Braunstein L., Economopoulos K., Salama L., Lehman C., Gazelle G., Halpern E., Giess C., Taghian A., Lee J.
Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2018 Aug:209-215

Breast cancer characteristics associated with 2D digital mammography versus digital breast tomosynthesis for screening-detected and interval cancers
Bahl M., Gaffney S., McCarthy A., Lowry K., Dang P., Lehman C.
Radiology. 2018 Apr:49-57