Radiology Personnel

Kathryn Lowry, M.D.

Assistant Professor


Breast Imaging

Biography

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 (via Semantic Scholar)



Breast cancer screening for carriers of ATM, CHEK2, and PALB2 pathogenic variants: A comparative modeling analysis.
K. Lowry, H. Geuzinge, N. Stout, et al. - Published 2021

Impact of disruptions in breast cancer control due to the COVID-19 pandemic on breast cancer mortality in the United States: Estimates from collaborative simulation modeling.
O. Alagoz, K. Lowry, A. Kurian, et al. - Published 2021

Editorial Comment: Follow-Up of Incidentally Detected Thyroid Nodules Is Not Cost-Effective in Older Adults.
K. Lowry - Published 2021 - AJR. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY

Digital Mammography and Breast Tomosynthesis Performance in Women with a Personal History of Breast Cancer, 2007-2016.
Janie M. Lee, L. Ichikawa, K. Wernli, et al. - Published 2021 - RADIOLOGY

Breast Cancer Screening Among Childhood Cancer Survivors Treated Without Chest Radiation: Clinical Benefits and Cost-Effectiveness.
Jennifer M Yeh, K. Lowry, C. Schechter, et al. - Published 2021 - JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE

Beyond the AJR: Screening Breast MRI is Associated With Substantial Financial Burden in Women With Private Insurance Due to Lack of Coverage by the Affordable Care Act
G. Sadigh, K. Lowry - Published 2021 - AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY

Out-of-Pocket Costs of Diagnostic Breast Imaging Services After Screening Mammography Among Commercially Insured Women From 2010 to 2017.
K. Lowry, Sarah Bell, A. Fendrick, et al. - Published 2021 - JAMA NETWORK OPEN

Breast Biopsy Recommendations and Breast Cancers Diagnosed during the COVID-19 Pandemic
K. Lowry, Michael C S Bissell, D. Miglioretti, et al. - Published 2021 - RADIOLOGY

Changes in Mammography Utilization by Women’s Characteristics during the First 5 Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic
B. Sprague, K. Lowry, D. Miglioretti, et al. - Published 2021 - JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Breast Cancer Mortality in the US: Estimates From Collaborative Simulation Modeling.
O. Alagoz, K. Lowry, A. Kurian, et al. - Published 2021 - JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE