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Oct 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm

If Researchers Find A Tumor, Should They Tell You?



Research imaging studies, including MRI and CT scans, may provide different information than the imaging performed for clinical care. For instance, a liver MRI using research sequences could be more sensitive at detecting tumors than a standard study. As a result, a patient might no longer qualify for surgery according to the research study. However, information derived from research sequences may not be clinically accurate. Hence the need to conduct a thorough investigation and compare against a gold standard (e.g. a surgical result). Should patients and physicians be made aware of research results if they are not verifiably accurate?

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Kathryn Fowler, M.D.,

Associate Professor Of Clinical, Radiology at UC San Diego.

Dr. Fowler was born and raised in Wisconsin, she attended the University of South Carolina for her undergraduate studies, majoring in biology and medical humanities. She attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in Madison. She then completed her radiology training and a fellowship in Body MRI at Washington University School of Medicine, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. She served as a faculty member in the abdominal imaging section, was the Director body MRI and as a Medical Director overseeing PET/MRI and MRI for the Center for Clinical Imaging Research from 2011-2018. She joined the faculty at UCSD in 2018 and now serves as co-PI of the LIG and as Director of Body MRI. Her research has primarily focused on liver imaging, advanced MRI applications, and PET/MRI. She is active in many societies and currently serves as a Deputy Editor for Radiology. She enjoys spending time with her family and pets, reading fiction, crossfit, and being active outdoors.

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Oct 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm


Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park

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