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Karen Ordovas, M.D.

Section Chief

Cardiothoracic Imaging
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Karen Ordovas, MD, MAS is a Professor of Radiology, Section Chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging at the University of Washington. She specializes in advanced Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging, in particular cardiovascular MR and CT. She received her medical degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and completed her residency in Radiology at the Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She has completed research and clinical fellowships in Cardiothoracic Radiology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and earned a Masters Degree in clinical research from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF. She is a fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular MRI (SCMR), American Heart Association, and North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI).

In addition to serving at the SCMR Executive Board , Dr. Ordovas is deeply engaged in the main radiology and cardiology societies on her field. She is currently the immediate past-president of NASCI, Chair of the American College of Radiology Cardiology Research Committee, and Chair of the RSNA cardiac scientific program subcommittee.

Dr. Ordovas’ research interests include establishing evidence-based applications for coronary CMR and CCT in several clinical settings, with emphasis on non-ischemic cardiomyopathies, women cardiovascular diseases, and adults with congenital heart disease.

Dr. Ordovas has 90 peer-reviewed articles and 26 book chapters. Her articles have appeared in the Radiology journal, the American Journal of Cardiology, the JACC Cardiovascular Journal, and Stroke: A Journal of Cerebral Circulation.

Recent Publications (via Semantic Scholar)

Editorial for “Myocardial T1 Values at 1.5 T: Normal Values for General Electric Scanners and Sex-Related Differences”.

Prediction of Future Healthcare Expenses of Patients from Chest Radiographs Using Deep Learning: A Pilot Study
Sohn Jh, Y Chen, D. Lituiev, et al. - Published 2021

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance in women with cardiovascular disease: position statement from the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR)
K. Ordovas, L. Baldassarre, C. Bucciarelli-Ducci, et al. - Published 2021 - JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

Novel Methodology for Measuring Regional Myocardial Efficiency
G. Gullberg, U. Shrestha, A. Veress, et al. - Published 2021 - IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING

Deep learning based fully automatic segmentation of the left ventricular endocardium and epicardium from cardiac cine MRI.
Yan Wang, Y. Zhang, Zhaoying Wen, et al. - Published 2021 - QUANTITATIVE IMAGING IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY

Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) guidance for the practice of cardiovascular magnetic resonance during the COVID-19 pandemic
Yuchi Han, Tiffany Chen, J. Bryant, et al. - Published 2020 - JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

Machine learning in cardiovascular radiology: ESCR position statement on design requirements, quality assessment, current applications, opportunities, and challenges
T. Weikert, M. Francone, S. Abbara, et al. - Published 2020 - EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY

Computed tomography guided sizing for transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement
L. Curran, Harsh Agrawal, K. Kallianos, et al. - Published 2020 - INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY. HEART & VASCULATURE

Cardiovascular disease in women: insights from magnetic resonance imaging
C. Bucciarelli-Ducci, E. Ostenfeld, L. Baldassarre, et al. - Published 2020 - JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) guidance for re-activation of cardiovascular magnetic resonance practice after peak phase of the COVID-19 pandemic
Bradley D. Allen, T. Wong, C. Bucciarelli-Ducci, et al. - Published 2020 - JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE