Susanna Lee, MD, PhD
Chief of Women's Imaging
Dr. Susanna I. Lee is the Chief of Women's Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.
- Clinical Interests
- Gynecologic imaging
- Gynecologic interventional procedures
- Female pelvic MRI
- Female pelvic ultrasound
- Genitourinary cancer imaging
- Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Medical Education
- MD, Yale University School of Medicine
- PhD, Yale University School of Medicine
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Board Certifications
- Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology
- Accepting New Patients
- Insurances Accepted
- Aetna Health Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
Cigna (PAL #'s)
Fallon Community HealthCare
ForMost Managed Care
Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
Humana/Choice Care PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
OSW - Connecticut
OSW - Maine
OSW - New Hampshire
OSW - New York
OSW - Rhode Island
OSW - Vermont
Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
Tufts Health Plan
United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Place of Birth: Seoul, Korea
BA Harvard University
MD Yale School of Medicine
PhD Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
Resident in Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Fellow in Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Dr. Lee serves as the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) Gynecologic Committee Chair and, in this capacity, oversees the development and operations of co-operative group trials on gynecologic cancer imaging. Her area of clinical expertise and research is in female pelvic imaging of all modalities including fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, MRI and PET and in image-guided gynecologic procedures. Her research contributions have included original research articles on PET-CT for advanced cervical cancer and recurrent ovarian cancer, MRI for adnexal mass evaluation, and on image-guided drainage procedures of pelvic fluid collections. Her other academic roles include Assistant Editor of the American Journal of Roentgenology AJR and Vice-Chair of the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Women's Imaging Panel.
- Sebastian S, Lee SI, Horowitz NS, Scott JA, Simeone JF, Fischman AJ, Fuller AF, Hahn PF. Comparison of hybrid PET-CT and sixteen-slice multidetector CT in detecting ovarian cancer recurrence. Abdom Imaging 2008; 33:112-118.
- Saokar A, Arellano, RS, Gervais DA, Mueller PR, Hahn PF, Lee SI.Transvaginal drainage of pelvic fluid collections: results, expectations, and experience learned over a thirteen-year period. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2008; 191:1352-1358.
- Pandharipande PV, Choy G, Del Carmen M, Gazelle GS, Russell AH, Lee SI. MRI and PET/CT for triaging stage IB, clinically operable cervical cancer to appropriate therapy: a decision analysis to assess patient outcomes. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2009; 192:802-814.
- Arellano RS, Flanders VL, Lee SI, Mueller PR, Gervais DA. Imaging-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of retroperitoneal metastatic disease in patients with gynecologic malignancies: clinical experience with eight patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010;194:1635-8.
- Goldberg-Stein S, Liu B, Hahn PF, Lee SI.Body CT in pregnancy: utilization trends, exam indications and fetal radiation doses. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2011; 196-146-151.
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