Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Alison Chetlen, DO

Alison Chetlen, DO

Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Radiology
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
Disease Teams:
Breast Cancer

Research Interests

  • Breast
  • Radiology
  • Mammography
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms
  • Radiologists
  • Therapeutics
  • Biopsy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Research
  • Large-Core Needle Biopsy

Recent Publications


Chen, YA, Mack, J, Karamchandani, D, Zaleski, MP, Xu, L, Dodge, D & Chetlen, A 2019, 'Excision recommended in high-risk patients: Revisiting the diagnosis of papilloma on core biopsy in the context of patient risk' Breast Journal, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 232-236.
Chetlen, A, Artrip, R, Drury, B, Arbaiza, A & Moore, M 2019, 'Novel Use of Chatbot Technology to Educate Patients Before Breast Biopsy', Journal of the American College of Radiology.


Chetlen, A, Chan, TL, Ballard, DH, Frigini, LA, Hildebrand, A, Kim, S, Brian, J, Krupinski, EA & Ganeshan, D 2019, 'Addressing Burnout in Radiologists', Academic Radiology, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 526-533.
Huesch, MD, Schetter, S & Chetlen, A 2018, 'Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and patient mentions on Facebook' Breast Journal, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 1123-1125.
Smith, B, Woodard, S & Chetlen, A 2019, 'Patient perception of automated whole-breast ultrasound' Breast Journal, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 180-182.
Patel, S, Delikat, A, Liao, JJ & Chetlen, A 2018, 'Pre- and post-magnetic resonance imaging features of suspicious internal mammary lymph nodes in breast cancer patients receiving neo-adjuvant therapy: Are any imaging features predictive of malignancy?' Breast Journal, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 997-1000.
Zaleski, M, Chen, YA, Chetlen, A, Mack, J, Xu, L, Dodge, D & Karamchandani, D 2018, 'Should we excise? Are there any clinical or histologic features that predict upgrade in papillomas, incidental or non-incidental?' Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, vol. 35, pp. 62-68.


Chetlen, A, Dell, CM, Solberg, AO, Otero, HJ, Burton, KR, Heller, MT, Lakomkin, N, Desouches, SL & Smith, SE 2017, 'Another Time, Another Space: The Evolution of the Virtual Journal Club', Academic Radiology, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 273-285.
Huesch, MD, Schetter, S, Segel, JE & Chetlen, A 2017, 'Evaluation of the “Angelina Jolie Effect” on Screening Mammography Utilization in an Academic Center', Journal of the American College of Radiology, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 1020-1026.
Huesch, M, Chetlen, A, Segel, JE & Schetter, S 2017, 'Frequencies of private mentions and sharing of mammography and breast cancer terms on facebook: A pilot study', Journal of medical Internet research, vol. 19, no. 6, e201.
Chetlen, A, Degnan, AJ, Guelfguat, M, Griffith, B, Itri, J, Matta, H, Tong, A, Flug, J, Toy, D, Consul, N, Walker, E, Spalluto, L, Smith, AD & Krupinski, EA 2018, 'Radiology Research Funding: Current State and Future Opportunities', Academic Radiology, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 26-39.
Jhala, K, Kim, J, Chetlen, A, Nickerson, JP & Lewis, PJ 2017, 'The Clinician-Educator Pathway in Radiology: An Analysis of Institutional Promotion Criteria', Journal of the American College of Radiology, vol. 14, no. 12, pp. 1588-1593.


Poot, JD & Chetlen, A 2016, 'A Simulation Screening Mammography Module Created for Instruction and Assessment: Radiology Residents vs National Benchmarks', Academic Radiology, vol. 23, no. 11, pp. 1454-1462.
Amos, B, Chetlen, A & Williams, N 2016, 'Atypical lobular hyperplasia and lobular carcinoma in situ at core needle biopsy of the breast: An incidental finding or are there characteristic imaging findings?', Breast Disease, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 5-14.
Chetlen, A, Mack, J & Chan, T 2016, 'Breast cancer screening controversies: Who, when, why, and how?', Clinical Imaging, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 279-282.
Chetlen, A, Kapoor, MM & Watts, M 2017, 'Mastalgia: Imaging Work-up Appropriateness', Academic Radiology, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 345-349.
Chetlen, A, Brown, KL, King, SH, Kasales, C, Schetter, S, Mack, J & Zhu, J 2016, 'Scatter radiation dose from digital screening mammography measured in a representative patient population', American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 206, no. 2, pp. 359-365.
Reddy, S, Anzai, Y, Whitman, GJ, Hughes, T, Tuburan, S, Chetlen, A, Norbash, A, Allen, B, Thorwarth, W, Brink, JA, Taylor, S & Straus, CM 2017, 'Showcasing Our Profession to the Future Physician Workforce: Medical Student Radiology Expo', Academic Radiology, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 780-785.


Chetlen, A, Mendiratta-Lala, M, Probyn, L, Auffermann, WF, DeBenedectis, CM, Marko, J, Pua, BB, Sato, TS, Little, BP, Dell, CM, Sarkany, D & Gettle, LM 2015, 'Conventional Medical Education and the History of Simulation in Radiology', Academic Radiology, vol. 22, no. 10, pp. 1252-1267.
Vaidya, AM, Chetlen, A & Schetter, S 2015, 'Does a high-risk recommendation in mammography reports increase attendance at a breast cancer risk assessment clinic?' Journal of the American College of Radiology, vol. 12, no. 9, pp. 923-929.
Mack, M, Chetlen, A & Liao, JJ 2015, 'Incidental internal mammary lymph nodes visualized on screening breast MRI', American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 205, no. 1, pp. 209-214.
Auffermann, WF, Chetlen, A, Colucci, AT, DeQuesada, IM, Grajo, JR, Heller, MT, Nowitzki, KM, Sherry, SJ & Tillack, AA 2015, 'Online Social Networking for Radiology', Academic Radiology, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 3-13.
Karamchandani, D, Chetlen, A, Riley, MP, Schetter, S, Hollenbeak, CS & Mack, J 2015, 'Pathologic-radiologic correlation in evaluation of retroareolar margin in nipple-sparing mastectomy', Virchows Archiv, vol. 466, no. 3, pp. 279-287.

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