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

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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

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

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

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