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
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Research Interests

Dr. Alison Chetlen has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts related to breast cancer screening, breast magnetic resonance imaging, management and recruitment of women at high risk for developing breast cancer, anticoagulation and breast biopsy, online social networking, simulation in radiology, virtual journal club, peer learning and peer coaching, and development of a breast health chatbot.

She is involved as a co-investigator in numerous ACRIN trials. She lectures to the community on risk assessment and screening for breast cancer and speaks locally and regionally on topics such as new breast imaging technologies.


  • Breast
  • Radiology
  • Mammography
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Biopsy
  • Neoplasms
  • Radiologists
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Therapeutics
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Research
  • Papilloma

Recent Publications




Huesch, MD, Schetter, S & Chetlen, A 2018, 'Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and patient mentions on Facebook', Breast Journal, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 1123-1125.
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.




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.
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.


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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