Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Alison Chetlen, DO

Alison Chetlen, DO

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
  • Radiologists
  • Neoplasms
  • Biopsy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Papilloma
  • Large-Core Needle Biopsy
  • Mastodynia

Recent Publications


Sivarajah, R, Dinh, ML & Chetlen, A 2021, 'Errors in Breast Imaging: How to Reduce Errors and Promote a Safety Environment', Journal of Breast Imaging, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 221-230.


Sivarajah, R, Welkie, J, Mack, J, Casas, RS, Paulishak, M & Chetlen, AL 2020, 'A review of breast pain: Causes, imaging recommendations, and treatment', Journal of Breast Imaging, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 101-111.
Slanetz, PJ, Bedi, H, Kesler, T & Chetlen, A 2020, 'Optimizing Journal Clubs in the Post–COVID-19 Era', Journal of the American College of Radiology, vol. 17, no. 11, pp. 1496-1498.
Bouhmam, H, Romanoski, N & Chetlen, A 2020, 'Reducing Barriers to Breast Imaging in Patients with Mobility Limitations', Journal of Breast Imaging, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 56-60.
Catanzano, TM, Slanetz, P, Schaefer, PW, Chetlen, AL, Naeger, DM, Mohammed, TL, Agarwal, V & Mullins, ME 2021, 'Vice Chair for Education: Twelve Roles to Provide a Framework for Success', Academic Radiology, vol. 28, no. 7, pp. 1010-1017.
Sivarajah, RT, Brown, K & Chetlen, A 2020, '“I can see clearly now.” fundamentals of breast ultrasound optimization', Clinical Imaging, vol. 64, pp. 124-135.


Chetlen, AL, Petscavage-Thomas, J, Cherian, RA, Ulano, A, Nandwana, SB, Curci, NE, Swanson, RT, Artrip, R, Bathala, TK, Gettle, LM & Frigini, LA 2019, 'Collaborative Learning in Radiology: From Peer Review to Peer Learning and Peer Coaching', Academic Radiology.
Chen, YA, Mack, JA, Karamchandani, DM, Zaleski, MP, Xu, L, Dodge, DG & Chetlen, AL 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, vol. 16, no. 9, pp. 1305-1308.


Chetlen, AL, Chan, TL, Ballard, DH, Frigini, LA, Hildebrand, A, Kim, S, Brian, JM, Krupinski, EA & Ganeshan, D 2019, 'Addressing Burnout in Radiologists', Academic Radiology, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 526-533.
Huesch, M, Schetter, S & Chetlen, AL 2018, 'Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and patient mentions on Facebook', Breast Journal, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 1123-1125.
Smith, B, Woodard, S & Chetlen, AL 2019, 'Patient perception of automated whole-breast ultrasound', Breast Journal, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 180-182.
Patel, S, Delikat, A, Liao, J & Chetlen, AL 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, AL, 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, J & 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, J & 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, AL, 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.

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