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 (via Semantic Scholar)

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

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

Breast Cancer Screening with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Are Initial Benefits Sustained?
M. Bahl, S. Mercaldo, P. Dang, et al. - Published 2020 - RADIOLOGY

Breast cancer risk, worry, and anxiety: Effect on patient perceptions of false-positive screening results
Janie M. Lee, K. Lowry, Jessica E Cott Chubiz, et al. - Published 2020 - BREAST

Risk for Malignant Upgrade After Breast Core Needle Biopsy Diagnosis of Lobular Neoplasia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
M. Shehata, H. Rahbar, M. Flanagan, et al. - Published 2020 - JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY : JACR

Beyond the AJR: “Cost-effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening With Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Women at Familial Risk”.
K. Lowry, Dorothy A. Sippo - Published 2020 - AJR. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY

Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma with contralateral invasive lobular carcinoma
L. Johnson, K. Lowry, J. Scheel, et al. - Published 2020 - RADIOLOGY CASE REPORTS

Clinical Benefits, Harms, and Cost-Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening for Survivors of Childhood Cancer Treated With Chest Radiation
Jennifer M Yeh, K. Lowry, C. Schechter, et al. - Published 2020 - ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE

Screening Performance of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis vs Digital Mammography in Community Practice by Patient Age, Screening Round, and Breast Density
K. Lowry, R. Y. Coley, D. Miglioretti, et al. - Published 2020 - JAMA NETWORK OPEN