6574-Patterson, Katherine

Katherine H. Patterson, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

EZ H2-410-430
Indianapolis, IN
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Dr. Patterson received her degree in Kinesiology at Indiana University in Bloomington in 1992. She went on to medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, completing her degree in 1996.  She stayed at Indiana University and completed her radiology and breast imaging training in 2005.  After a year in private practice she returned to Indiana University in 2006 to pursue her interests in academic medicine.  Dr. Patterson currently serves as the Division Chief of the Breast Imaging Section.  She enjoys working in the academic environment taking an active role in teaching and mentoring of radiology residents and breast imaging fellows. 

Key Publications

Hagar A, Flynn S, Patterson K, Haddad F. Muscular endurance and progression rates of early-stage invasive ductal carcinoma: A pilot study. Breast Journal. 2018;00:1–3.

Patterson K, Miller, E. #FOMO- From Twewbie to Twitterati: How to Start a Breast Imaging Practice Social Media Presence from Scratch Society of Breast Imaging Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA April, 2017

Patterson K, Miller, E. Use of an Education Video to Reduce Patient Anxiety Prior to Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy   Society of Breast Imaging Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA April, 2017

Gurram, H, Patterson K. Family Ties: Screening for Inflammatory Breast Cancer American Medical Women’s Association, Los Angeles, CA March, 2017

Bakare A, Okonokhua, Patterson K., Rohr-Kirchgraber T. Controversy Surrounding Routine Mammography American Medical Women’s Association, Miami, FL March, 2016

Gasparis P, Patterson K. Obstetrics/Gynecology/Breast Case: Hamartoma American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, 2016

Clare, S.E., Mathieson, T., Rufenbarger, C.A., Henry, J.E., Sun, J., Mitchum, P., Goulet, R.J. Jr., Jackson, V.P., Rager, E., Kennedy, P.R., Williams Bowling, M., Savader, B., Westphal, S.M., Pennington, R.E., Walker, K.H., Ritter, H.E., Berg, R.C. Jr., Bangs, R.G., Herbert, B., Storniolo, A.M.V.  The Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center:  The Source for Normal Breast Tissue Poster presented at the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories 2010 Annual Meeting, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, May 2010.

Jackson, V. Walker K.H., Contributor to BREAST IMAGING (Expert Radiology Series) Chapter 36, Reduction Mammoplasty

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences
  • Division Chief
  • Education
    2000 MD Indiana University
    1996 BS Indiana University
  • Research

    The Breast Imaging section at Indiana University is a strong proponent of research to help develop and improve methods to detect early stage breast cancer.  Indiana Univeristy is part of The Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial,  TMIST, which is a randomized breast cancer screening trial that will help researchers learn about the best ways to find breast cancer in asymptomatic women.  IU is also part of the Abbreviated breast MRI trial which is looking at ways to improve detection of early, aggressive types of breast cancers.

  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Radiology (ACR)
    Indiana State Medical Association
    Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
    Society of Breast Imaging
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Radiology - Radiology
  • Clinical Interests

    Dr. Patterson is passionate about breast imaging and the importance of screening for the detection of early of breast cancer.  She is interested in using risk assessment and breast density to personalize breast cancer screening for women. Under Dr. Patterson's guidance, Indiana University recently started a breast density screening program, using automated whole breast ultrasound as a supplemental screening tool for women with dense breast tissue.  She also helped implement a risk assessment screening tool for all women who have screening mammography at an IU Health facility. 

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