Kathryn Evers, MD, FACR
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Top Doctors 2010, 2009
American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
I joined the staff at Fox Chase in 2000 as the director of mammography and breast imaging services. The interpretation of mammograms is challenging. Every woman's breast tissue is different and varies for the same woman over time or even at different times of the month.
The sophisticated, state-of-the-art technology available at Fox Chase allows us to detect breast cancer. However, it is my role as the radiologist to analyze the image and differentiate between benign and malignant breast lesions. Additional studies such as ultrasound and MRI need to be correlated with the mammogram to make sure that accurate diagnoses are made. Many biopsies are now performed by the radiologist based on the imaging findings.
I entered the field of diagnostic imaging because I enjoy determining the diagnosis based on the imaging findings. Imaging has evolved over the course of my career so that I now have the opportunity to speak with many of my patients, which is the best part of my job.
New York University Medical School, New York, N.Y., 1975
Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
GI Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.