Radiology Personnel

Savannah Partridge, Ph.D.

Research Professor
Breast Imaging


Dr. Partridge is a research associate professor of radiology in the breast imaging section. She earned a Ph.D. in Bioengineering with a focus in medical imaging physics from the joint graduate program at University of California, Berkeley and UC San Francisco. She has over 15 years of experience in development of acquisition sequences and analysis software tools for clinical and translational magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications. A large focus of her work has been to investigate dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI and diffusion-weighted MRI for improved detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. She actively participates in national radiology organizations and cooperative groups including the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) and Radiological Society of North America Quantitative Imaging Biomarker Alliance (QIBA). She currently serves as chair and co-chair on two NCI-funded multi-center clinical trials evaluating the utility of diffusion-weighted MRI of the breast (ACRIN 6702 and 6698).

Recent Publications

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DWI in the Assessment of Breast Lesions
Partridge S., Amornsiripanitch N.
Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2017 Oct:201-209

MR spectroscopy of breast cancer for assessing early treatment response: Results from the ACRIN 6657 MRS trial
Bolan P., Kim E., Herman B., Newstead G., Rosen M., Schnall M., Pisano E., Weatherall P., Morris E., Lehman C., Garwood M., Nelson M., Yee D., Polin S., Esserman L., Gatsonis C., Metzger G., Newitt D., Partridge S., Hylton N.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2017 Jul:290-302

Breast MRI technique
Rahbar H., Strigel R., Partridge S.
Breast Oncology: Techniques, Indications, and Interpretation. 2017 Feb:3-24

Diffusion-weighted breast MRI: Clinical applications and emerging techniques
Partridge S., Nissan N., Rahbar H., Kitsch A., Sigmund E.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2017 Feb:337-355

Apparent diffusion coefficient values may help predict which MRI-detected high-risk breast lesions will upgrade at surgical excision
Cheeney S., Rahbar H., Dontchos B., Javid S., Rendi M., Partridge S.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2017 Jan

Are physicians influenced by their own specialty society’s guidelines regarding mammography screening? an analysis of ationally representative data
Scheel J., Hippe D., Chen L., Lam D., Lee J., Elmore J., Rahbar H., Partridge S., Lee C.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2016 Nov:959-964

Diffusion-weighted imaging reflects variable cellularity and stromal density present in breast fibroadenomas
Parsian S., Giannakopoulos N., Rahbar H., Rendi M., Chai X., Partridge S.
Clinical Imaging. 2016 Sep:1047-1054

Performance of DWI as a rapid unenhanced technique for detecting mammographically occult breast cancer in elevated-risk women with dense breasts
McDonald E., Hammersley J., Chou S., Rahbar H., Scheel J., Lee C., Liu C., Lehman C., Partridge S.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2016 Jul:205-216

How Can Advanced Imaging Be Used to Mitigate Potential Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis?
Rahbar H., McDonald E., Lee J., Partridge S., Lee C.
Academic Radiology. 2016 Jun:768-773

Long-term cognitive impairment of breast cancer patients after chemotherapy: A functional MRI study
Miao H., Li J., Hu S., He X., Partridge S., Ren J., Bian Y., Yu Y., Qiu B.
European Journal of Radiology. 2016 Jun:1053-1057