Radiology Personnel

Savannah Partridge, Ph.D.

Breast Imaging


Dr. Partridge is a 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).

Awards and Honors

Recent Publications

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Six DWI questions you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask: clinical relevance for breast diffusion MRI
Iima M., Partridge S., Le Bihan D.
European Radiology. 2020 Jan

Apparent diffusion coefficient cannot predict molecular subtype and lymph node metastases in invasive breast cancer: A multicenter analysis
Surov A., Chang Y., Li L., Martincich L., Partridge S., Kim J., Wienke A.
BMC Cancer. 2019 Nov

A Pilot Study of Infrared Thermal Imaging to Detect Active Bone Lesions in Children With Chronic Nonbacterial Osteomyelitis
Zhao Y., Iyer R., Reichley L., Oron A., Gove N., Kitsch A., Biswas D., Friedman S., Partridge S., Wallace C.
Arthritis Care and Research. 2019 Nov:1430-1435

Diffusion tensor imaging for characterizing tumor microstructure and improving diagnostic performance on breast MRI: A prospective observational study
Luo J., Hippe D., Rahbar H., Parsian S., Rendi M., Partridge S.
Breast Cancer Research. 2019 Sep

Diffusion-weighted MRI in multicenter trials of breast cancer
Partridge S., Newitt D., Chenevert T., Rosen M., Hylton N.
Radiology. 2019 May

Double reading of automated breast ultrasound with digital mammography or digital breast tomosynthesis for breast cancer screening
Lee J., Partridge S., Liao G., Hippe D., Kim A., Lee C., Rahbar H., Scheel J., Lehman C.
Clinical Imaging. 2019 May:119-125

Utility of Diffusion-weighted Imaging to Decrease Unnecessary Biopsies Prompted by Breast MRI: A Trial of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (A6702)
Rahbar H., Zhang Z., Chenevert T., Romanoff J., Kitsch A., Hanna L., Harvey S., Moy L., DeMartini W., Dogan B., Yang W., Wang L., Joe B., Oh K., Neal C., McDonald E., Schnall M., Lehman C., Comstock C., Partridge S.
Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. 2019 Mar:1756-1765

The Impact of Preoperative Breast MRI on Surgical Management of Women with Newly Diagnosed Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
Lam D., Smith J., Partridge S., Kim A., Javid S., Hippe D., Lehman C., Lee J., Rahbar H.
Academic Radiology. 2019 Jan

Additive value of diffusion-weighted MRI in the I-SPY 2 TRIAL
Li W., Newitt D., Wilmes L., Jones E., Arasu V., Gibbs J., La Yun B., Li E., Partridge S., Kornak J., Esserman L., Hylton N.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2019 Jan

Diffusion-weighted MRI for unenhanced breast cancer screening
Amornsiripanitch N., Bickelhaupt S., Shin H., Dang M., Rahbar H., Pinker K., Partridge S.
Radiology. 2019 Jan:504-520