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Elizabeth McDonald, MD, PhD

Elizabeth McDonald, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiology

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 1 Silverstein
BA (Biochemistry (magna cum laude))
Harvard University, 1995.
PhD (Molecular Neuroscience)
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, 2003.
Mayo Medical School, 2003.
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Selected Publications

McDonald ES, Mankoff DA, Mach RH: New treatments and alternative imaging strategies for breast cancer Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2016 Notes: In press.

McDonald ES, McCarthy AM, Akhtar A, Synnestvedt A, Schnall M, Conant EF: Baseline screening mammography: Performance of full field digital vs. digital breast tomosynthesis. AJR 205(5): 1143-8, Nov 2015.

McDonald ES, Oustimov A, Weinstein SP, Synnestvedt M, Schnall MD, Conant EF: Effectiveness of Tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography: Outcomes analysis from three years of breast cancer screening. JAMA Onclology 2015 Notes: In Press.

McDonald ES, Clark A, Tchou J, Zhang, P, Freedman, G.: Clinical diagnosis and management of breast cancer. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2016 Notes: In press and featured on the cover.

Pertuz S, McDonald ES, Weinstein SP, Conant EC, Kontos D: Fully-automated quantitative estimation of volumetric breast density from digital breast tomosynthesis images: Preliminary results and comparison with digital mammography and magnetic resonance imaging. Radiology Page: 150277, Oct 2015 Notes: epub ahead of print.

Chen L, Ray S, Keller BM, Pertuz S, McDonald ES, Conant EF, Kontos D: The Impact of acquisition dose on quantitative breast density estimation with digital mammography: Results from ACRIN PA 4006. Radiology Feb 2016 Notes: In Press.

Mahrooghy M, Ashraf A, Days D, Mcdonald ES, Rosen M, Mies C, Feldman M, Kontos D. : Pharmacokinetic Tumor Heterogeneity as a Prognostic Biomarker for Classifying Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 62(6): 1585-94, Jun 2015 Notes: Featured on Cover.

Makvandi M, Tilahun ED, Lieberman BP, Anderson RC, Zeng C, Xu K, Hou C, McDonald ES, Pryma DA,Mach RH: The sigma-2 receptor as a therapeutic target for drug delivery in triple negative breast cancer. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communication (BBRC) 467(4): 1070-1075. Nov 2015.

Mitsumori LM, McDonald ES, Wilson GJ, Neligan PC, Minoshima S, Maki JH: MR Lymphangiography: How I do it. J Magn Reson Imaging Apr 2015 Notes: epub ahead of print.

McDonald ES, Schopp J, Peacock S, DeMartini W, Rahbar H, Lehman CD, Partridge SC: Diffusion-weighted MRI: association between patient characteristics and apparent diffusion coefficient values of normal breast parenchyma at 3 tesla. Am J Roentg 202(5): W496-502, May 2014.

Clark AS, McDonald ES, Lynch MC, Mankoff D: Using nuclear medicine imaging in clinical practice: update on PET to guide treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer. Oncology 28(5): 424-30, May 2014.

Doot RK, McDonald ES, Mankoff DA: Role of PET quantitation in the monitoring of cancer response to treatment: Review of approaches and human clinical trials. Clin Trans Imaging 2(4): 295-303, Aug 2014.

Patridge SC, McDonald ES: Diffusion weighted imaging of the breast: protocol optimization, interpretation, and clinical applications. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am 21(3): 601-624, Aug 2013.

Lowenfeld, L, Zaheer, S., Fracol, M., Datta, J, Xu, S., Fitzpatrick, E. DeMichele, A, Zhang, P, McDonald, ES, Czerniecki, B. : Combination anti-Estrogen therapy and anti-HER2 peptide-pulsed DC vaccination improves pathologic complete response in ER+/HER2+ breast cancer patients. Society of Surgical Oncology March 2016 Notes: Abstract accepted to a plenary session for the Society of Surgical Oncology, March 4th, 2016.

Mirzabeigi MN, McDonald ES, Chu MW, Fischer JP, Basta M, Kovach S, Wu LC, Serletti J, Kanchwala S: Operative management of locoregional cancer recurrence following post-mastectomy breast reconstruction-indications and outcomes. American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery 2016.

Derakhshan JJ, McDonald ES, Siegelman ES, Schnall MD, Wehrli FW: Chemical shift artifact of the third kind: Implications for gradient-echo based contrast enhanced imaging. Accepted for ISMRM 2016.

Cruz, L, McDonald, ES, Mick, R, Czerneicki, B. : Anti-HER2 Th1 Response is Superior to Breast MRI in Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients with HER2 Positive Breast Cancer. Society of Surgical Oncology 2015 Notes: Abstract accepted to a plenary session for the Society of Surgical Oncology, March 4th, 2016.

McDonald, ES, Assistant Editor (Radiology), Editor in chief, Litin, S. Mayo Clinic.: Mayo Clinic Family Health Book 4th Edition. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 4th Edition, 2009.

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Last updated: 02/04/2016
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