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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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 May:1-7

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

ACR Appropriateness Criteria®Ovarian Cancer Screening
Pandharipande P., Lowry K., Reinhold C., Atri M., Benson C., Bhosale P., Green E., Kang S., Lakhman Y., Maturen K., Nicola R., Salazar G., Shipp T., Simpson L., Sussman B., Uyeda J., Wall D., Whitcomb B., Zelop C., Glanc P.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2017 Nov:S490-S499

Imaging and Screening of Ovarian Cancer
Lowry K., Lee S.
Radiologic clinics of North America. 2017 Nov:1251-1259

Clinical performance of Siemens digital breast tomosynthesis versus standard supplementary mammography for the assessment of screen-detected soft-tissue abnormalities: a multi-reader study
Whelehan P., Heywang-Köbrunner S., Vinnicombe S., Hacker A., Jänsch A., Hapca A., Gray R., Jenkin M., Lowry K., Oeppen R., Reilly M., Stahnke M., Evans A.
Clinical Radiology. 2017 Jan:95.e9-95.e15

Case 39-2016: A 74-Year-Old man with rectal bleeding and a history of prostate cancer
Hong T., Gray P., Allen J., Shellito P., Lowry K., Zukerberg L.
New England Journal of Medicine. 2016 Dec:2481-2488

Case 27-2016: A 71-year-old woman with müllerian carcinoma, fever, fatigue, and myalgias
Manian F., Barshak M., Lowry K., Basnet K., Stowell C.
New England Journal of Medicine. 2016 Sep:981-991

Personalizing annual lung cancer screening for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A decision analysis
Lowry K., Gazelle G., Gilmore M., Johanson C., Munshi V., Choi S., Tramontano A., Kong C., McMahon P.
Cancer. 2015 May:1556-1562

Projected effects of radiation-induced cancers on life expectancy in patients undergoing CT surveillance for limited-stage hodgkin lymphoma: A markov model
Lowry K., Turan E., Eisenberg J., Kong C., Barnes J., Pandharipande P.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2015 Jan:1228-1233

Cost-effectiveness of alternating magnetic resonance imaging and digital mammography screening in BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutation carriers
Cott Chubiz J., Lee J., Gilmore M., Kong C., Lowry K., Halpern E., McMahon P., Ryan P., Gazelle G.
Cancer. 2013 Mar:1266-1276