Radiology Personnel

Christoph Lee, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.

Breast Imaging


Dr. Christoph Lee is Professor of Radiology at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Health Services at the UW School of Public Health, and Staff Physician at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on breast cancer screening technology assessment for which he has obtained grants from the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

He is the lead or co-lead editor of five books spanning the basic sciences, evidence-based medicine, and medical imaging, distributed internationally by McGraw-Hill and Oxford University Press. Dr. Lee has authored or co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters. He has served on the editorial boards of three leading specialty journals: Radiology, the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), and the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR).

Dr. Lee earned his BA cum laude from Princeton University, his MD cum laude from Yale University, and completed his radiology residency at Stanford University. He completed both a breast imaging fellowship and a two-year health policy fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at UCLA, where he earned his MS in health services research. Dr. Lee also earned his MBA in healthcare management from Johns Hopkins University with election to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

Recent Publications

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Risk for Upgrade to Malignancy After Breast Core Needle Biopsy Diagnosis of Lobular Neoplasia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Shehata M.N., Rahbar H., Flanagan M.R., Kilgore M.R., Lee C.I., Ryser M.D., Lowry K.P.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2020 Oct:1207-1219

Screening Performance of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis vs Digital Mammography in Community Practice by Patient Age, Screening Round, and Breast Density
Lowry K.P., Coley R.Y., Miglioretti D.L., Kerlikowske K., Henderson L.M., Onega T., Sprague B.L., Lee J.M., Herschorn S., Tosteson A.N.A., Rauscher G., Lee C.I.
JAMA network open. 2020 Jul:e2011792

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Your Radiology Practice: Case Triage, Staffing Strategies, and Addressing Revenue Concerns
Lee C.I., Raoof S., Patel S.B., Pyatt R.S., Kirsch D.S., Mossa-Basha M., Recht M., Carlos R.C.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2020 Jun:752-754

Evaluation of Combined Artificial Intelligence and Radiologist Assessment to Interpret Screening Mammograms
Schaffter T., Buist D.S.M., Lee C.I., Nikulin Y., Ribli D., Guan Y., Lotter W., Jie Z., Du H., Wang S., Feng J., Feng M., Kim H.E., Albiol F., Albiol A., Morrell S., Wojna Z., Ahsen M.E., Asif U., Jimeno Yepes A., Yohanandan S., Rabinovici-Cohen S., Yi D., Hoff B., Yu T., Chaibub Neto E., Rubin D.L., Lindholm P., Margolies L.R., McBride R.B., Rothstein J.H., Sieh W., Ben-Ari R., Harrer S., Trister A., Friend S., Norman T., Sahiner B., Strand F., Guinney J., Stolovitzky G., Mackey L., Cahoon J., Shen L., Sohn J.H., Trivedi H., Shen Y., Buturovic L., Pereira J.C., Cardoso J.S., Castro E., Kalleberg K.T., Pelka O., Nedjar I., Geras K.J., Nensa F., Goan E., Koitka S., Caballero L., Cox D.D., Krishnaswamy P., Pandey G., Friedrich C.M., Perrin D., Fookes C., Shi B., Cardoso Negrie G., Kawczynski M., Cho K., Khoo C.S., Lo J.Y., Sorensen A.G., Jung H.
JAMA network open. 2020 Mar:e200265

Assessment of Radiologist Performance in Breast Cancer Screening Using Digital Breast Tomosynthesis vs Digital Mammography
Sprague B.L., Coley R.Y., Kerlikowske K., Rauscher G.H., Henderson L.M., Onega T., Lee C.I., Herschorn S.D., Tosteson A.N.A., Miglioretti D.L.
JAMA network open. 2020 Mar:e201759

What do the European Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Portend for U.S. Practice?
Elmore J., Lee C.
Annals of Internal Medicine. 2020 Jan:65-66

Identifying effective supplemental screening strategies for women with a personal history of breast cancer
Lee C.I., Lee J.M.
Radiology. 2020 Jan:64-65

Genetic algorithm for machine learning architecture selection for breast MRI classification
Carras P.S., Pereira C., Biswas D., Lee C., Partridge S., Alessio A.M.
Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. 2020 Jan

New mammography screening performance metrics based on the entire screening episode
Sprague B.L., Miglioretti D.L., Lee C.I., Perry H., Tosteson A.A.N., Kerlikowske K.
Cancer. 2020 Jan

Facility Variability in Examination Indication Among Women With Prior Breast Cancer: Implications and the Need for Standardization
Buist D.S.M., Ichikawa L., Wernli K.J., Lee C.I., Henderson L.M., Kerlikowske K., Bowles E.J.A., Miglioretti D.L., Specht J., Rauscher G.H., Sprague B.L., Onega T., Lee J.M.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2020 Jan