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Beatriz E. Adrada, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Dr. Beatriz Adrada joined MDACC on August 2009. Prior to coming to MDACC, she is a fellowship trained radiologist in section of breast imaging from MD Anderson Cancer Center.

She currently practices in a dynamic multidisciplinary breast center, with a keen interest in molecular breast imaging and minimally invasive multimodality interventional and diagnostic techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.  She serves on the committee and is responsible for the QAQC in breast imaging.

In her career as an academic radiologist, Dr. Adrada has collaboratively authored and /or coauthored 16 peer-reviewed articles, 3 invited articles and a multiple of abstracts and presentations at national and international conferences/meetings.

Research Interests

Minimally invasive breast interventions:  biopsies, cancer localization, needle excision

3-D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Molecular Breast Imaging

Clinical Interests

Innovations and advances in breast cancer screening and staging:

Molecular Breast Imaging

Whole Breast Ultrasonography

3-D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Breast MRI

Minimally invasive breast interventions:  biopsies, cancer localization, needle excision

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1991 Medical School, Cauca University, Popayán, Colombia, MD, Medical
1985 Cauca University, Popayán, Colombia, MD, Medical

Postgraduate Training

7/2007-6/2008 Clinical Fellowship, Breast Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
7/2006-6/2007 Clinical Fellowship, Body Imaging, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
7/2005-6/2006 Clinical Fellowship, Neuroradiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
1/1994-12/1997 Clinical Residency, Radiology, Valle University Hospital, Cali, Colombia
3/1992-9/1992 Medical Community Service, Tambo General Hospital, Tambo, Colombia
12/1990-12/1991 Clinical Internship, San Jose University Hospital, Popayan, Colombia

Board Certifications

5/2012 American Board of Radiology

Honors and Awards

2015 Certificate of Merit, Education Exhibit - Noncalcified Ductal Cacinoma in Situ: The Danger that Lies Beneath, Radiological Society of North America

Professional Memberships

Colombian Society of Radiology
Member, 1998-present
Radiological Society of North America
Member, 2005-present
Society of Breast Imaging
Member, 1/2008-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Caudle AS, Yang WT, Krishnamurthy S, Mittendorf EA, Black DM, Gilcrease MZ, Bedrosian I, Hobbs BP, DeSnyder SM, Hwang RF, Adrada BE, Shaitelman SF, Chavez-MacGregor M, Smith BD, Candelaria RP, Babiera GV, Dogan BE, Santiago L, Hunt KK, Kuerer HM. Improved Axillary Evaluation Following Neoadjuvant Therapy for Patients With Node-Positive Breast Cancer Using Selective Evaluation of Clipped Nodes: Implementation of Targeted Axillary Dissection. J Clin Oncol. e-Pub 1/2016. PMID: 26811528.
2. Adrada BE, Whitman GJ, Crosby MA, Carkaci S, Dryden MJ, Dogan BE. Multimodality Imaging of the Reconstructed Breast. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 44(6):487-95, Nov-Dec, 11/2015. e-Pub 4/2015. PMCID: PMC4567950.
3. Rauch GM, Hobbs BP, Kuerer HM, Scoggins ME, Benveniste AP, Park YM, Caudle AS, Fox PS, Smith BD, Adrada BE, Krishnamurthy S, Yang WT. Microcalcifications in 1657 Patients with Pure Ductal Carcinoma in Situ of the Breast: Correlation with Clinical, Histopathologic, Biologic Features, and Local Recurrence. Ann Surg Oncol. e-Pub 9/2015. PMID: 26416712.
4. Miller T, Albarracin C, Carkaci S, Whitman GJ, Adrada BE. Rare Malignant Tumors of the Breast. J Clin Imaging Sci 5:58, 2015. e-Pub 10/2015. PMCID: PMC4647127.
5. Adrada BE, Krishnamurthy S, Carkaci S, Posleman-Monetto FE, Ewere A, Whitman GJ. Unusual Benign Tumors of the Breast. J Clin Imaging Sci 5:27, 2015. e-Pub 5/2015. PMCID: PMC4453127.
6. Adrada BE, Miranda RN, Rauch GM, Arribas E, Kanagal-Shamanna R, Clemens MW, Fanale M, Haideri N, Mustafa E, Larrinaga J, Reisman NR, Jaso J, You MJ, Young KH, Medeiros LJ, Yang W. "Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: Sensitivity, Specificity and Findings of Imaging Studies in 44 Patients". Breast Cancer Res Treat 147(1):1-14, 8/2014. e-Pub 7/2014. PMID: 25073777.
7. Huang ML, Adrada BE, Candelaria R, Thames D, Dawson D, Yang WT. Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: Pitfalls and Pearls. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol 17(1):32-39, 3/2014. PMID: 24636329.
8. Carkaci S, Sherman CT, Ozkan E, Adrada BE, Wei W, Rohren EM, Mawlawi OR, Ueno NT, Buchholz TA, Yang WT. (18)F-FDG PET/CT predicts survival in patients with inflammatory breast cancer undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 40(12):1809-16, 12/2013. e-Pub 7/2013. PMID: 23877633.
9. Leong DL, Rainford L, Haygood TM, Whitman GJ, Geiser WR, Adrada BE, Santiago L, Brennan PC. "Trend of Contrast Detection Threshold with and without Localization". J Digit Imaging 26(6):1099-106, 12/2013. PMCID: PMC3824922.
10. Carkaci S, Geiser WR, Adrada BE, Marquez C, Whitman GJ. How to establish a cost-effective mobile mammography program. AJR Am J Roentgenol 201(5):W691-7, 11/2013. PMID: 24147498.
11. Adrada B, Wu Y, Yang W. Hyperechoic Lesions of the Breast: Radiologic-Histopathologic correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol 200(5):W518-30, 5/2013. PMID: 23617519.
12. Carkaci S, Adrada BE, Rohren E, Wei W, Quraishi MA, Mawlawi O, Buchholz TA, Yang W. Semiquantitative Analysis of Maximum Standardized Uptake Values of Regional Lymph Nodes in Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Is There a Reliable Threshold for Differentiating Benign from Malignant? Acad Radiol 19(5):535-41, 5/2012. e-Pub 2/2012. PMID: 22300741.
13. Adrada BE, Carkaci S, Whitman GJ. Case of the Season: Large B-Cell Lymphoma Involving Both Breasts. Semin Roentgenol 46(4):242-4, 10/2011. PMID: 22035665.
14. Haygood TM, Arribas E, Liu QM, Atkinson EN, Brennan PC, Santiago L, Carkaci S, Lane D, Stephens TW, LePetross H, Adrada B, Davis P, Whitman GJ. Detection of Microcalcifications on Digital Screening Mammograms Using Varying Degrees of Monitor Zooming. AJR Am J Roentgenol 197(4):W761-W768, 10/2011. PMID: 21940549.
15. Carkaci S, Santiago L, Adrada BE, Whitman GJ. Screening for breast cancer with sonography. Semin Roentgenol 46(4):285-91, 10/2011. PMID: 22035671.
16. Shkumat NA, Springer A, Walker CM, Rohren EM, Yang WT, Adrada BE, Arribas E, Carkaci S, Chuang HH, Santiago L, Mawlawi OR. Investigating the limit of detectability of a positron emission mammography device: a phantom study. Med Phys 38(9):5176-85, 9/2011. PMID: 21978062.
17. Haygood TM, Arribas E, Brennan PC, Atkinson EN, Herndon M, Dieber J, Geiser W, Santiago L, Mills CM, Davis P, Adrada B, Carkaci S, Stephens TW, Whitman GJ. Conspicuity of Microcalcifications on Digital Screening Mammograms Using Varying Degrees of Monitor Zooming. Acad Radiol 16(12):1509-17, 12/2009. PMID: 19896068.
18. Adrada B, Arribas E, Gilcrease M, Yang WT. Invasive Micropapillary Carcinoma of the Breast: Mammographic, Sonographic, and MRI Features. AJR Am J Roentgenol 193(1):W58-63, 7/2009. PMID: 19542384.

Abstracts

1. Shin K, Adrada BE, Rauch GM, Benveniste AP, Yang WT. American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Breast Cancer Staging - Multimodality Regional Nodal Basin Imaging. Proceedings of the 101st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America, 12/2015.
2. Candelaria RP, Huang ML, Adrada BE, Arribas EM, Scoggins ME,Yang WT, Schopp J, Dryden M, Le-Petross HC, Moseley T, Whitman G, Rauch GM, Santiago L. Comparing the Performance of Full-Field Digital Mammography (FFDM), Digital Breast Tomosyntheses (DBT) and Whole Breast Ultrasound (WBUS) in the Initial Staging Evaluation of Breast Cancer: Interim Results of a Prospective Study. Proceedings of the 101st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America, 12/2015.
3. Huang ML, Speer ME, Dogan BE, Rauch GM, Candelaria RP, Yang WT, Hess K, Adrada BE. Following Imaging-concordant Benign MRI-guided Vacuum-assisted Breast Biopsy: Is MRI Follow Up Needed?. Proceedings of the 101st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America, 12/2015.
4. Adrada BE, Huang ML, Candelaria RP, Santiago L, Rauch GM, Arribas EM, Dawson D, Albarracin C, Moseley T, Whitman G. Intraoperative Specimen Radiography - Going Beyond the Block. Proceedings of the 101st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America, 12/2015.
5. Eby P, Adrada B, Brennan S, Carkaci C, Chhor C, Dryden M, Ghate S, Lee J, Loving V, McDonough M, Molleran V, Poller W, Pope T, Rahbar H, Schrading S, Seiler S, Shepardson L, Strigel R, Wang L, Wilhelm A, Sung J, Stephens T. MR Imaging-guided Breast Biopsy (Hands-on). Proceedings of the 101st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America, 12/2015.
6. Santiago L, Candelaria RP, Arribas EM, Huang ML, Scoggins ME, Adrada BE, Rauch GM, Thames D, Whitman G. Noncalcified Ductal Carcinoma in Situ: The Danger that Lies Beneath. Proceedings of the 101st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America, 12/2015.
7. Candelaria RP, Adrada BE, Huang ML, Santiago L, Xuan-Loc N, Fornage BD. Not Just Shades of Grey - A Review of the ACR BI-RADS Ultrasound Lexicon. Proceedings of the 101st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Radiological Society of North America, 12/2015.
8. Scoggins M, Geiser W, Huang M, Adrada B, Lane D, Dogan B. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Artifacts: Pearls and Pitfalls. American Roentgen Ray Society 2015, 2015.
9. Adrada B, Huang M, Candelaria R, Carkaci S, Krishnamurthy S, Whitman G. Nodal Basin Staging in Breast Cancer: Anatomy and Assessment of Infractavicular Lymph Nodes. American Roentgen Ray Society 2015:E5284, 2015.
10. Huang ML, Posleman-Monetto F, Arribas EM,Rauch GM, Krishnamurthy S, Adrada BE. Manifestation of hematologic diseases in the breast, multimodality review with pathologic correlation. American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 2014.
11. Adrada B, Carkaci S, Krishnamurthy Savitri, Whitman G. Uncommon Benign Tumors of the Breast: Imaging and Pathologic Features. Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society, 5/2011.
12. Adrada B, Lane D, Arribas EM, Resetkova E, Huo L, Yang WT. The Significance of Residual Mammographic Calcifications after Neoadjuvant Therapy,. 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, 11/2010.
13. Carkaci S, Adrada B, Middleton LP, Krishnamurthy S, Wei W, Yang WT. Ultrasound Features of Axillary Lymph Node Metastasis in Patients with Invasive Lobular. 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, 11/2010.
14. Adrada B, Chang KN, Wu Y, Yang WT. Benign and Malignant Hyperchoic Lesions of the Breast: Imaging Pathologic Correlation. Proceedings of 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, 2010.
15. Adrada B, Wei W, Quraishi A, Yi M, Hunt K, Gilcrease M, Yang W. Synchronous Bilateral Breast cancer: Mammography, Sonography, and Histopathologic Correlation. Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society, 2010.
16. Diaz O, Adrada B. Blood Blister-Like Aneurysm. Proceedings of the 18th Congress of the Iberolatinoamerican Society of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (SILAN), 2006.
17. Adrada B, Diaz O. Differential Diagnosis of T2 Hypertensities in the Spinal Cord. Proceedings of the 18th Congress of the Iberolatinoamerican Society of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (SILAN), 2006.
18. Diaz O, Adrada B. Flow-Related Aneurysms of the Dural Arteries: Presentation of 14 Cases. Proceedings of the American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, 2006.
19. Diaz O, Adrada B. Venous Hypertension: Angiographic and CT Findings. Proceedings of the 18th Congress of the Iberolatinoamerican Society of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (SILAN), 2006.
20. Kalambo M, Carkaci S, Adeyefa M, Krishnamurthy S, Hess K, Adrada B ,Whitman GJ. Phyllodes Tumors of the Breast: Ultrasound-Pathology Correlation. American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Conference 2014 San Diego, CA. Submitted.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Principal investigator, In vivo molecular breast imaging with Tc99m sestamibi for the prediction of the multidrug resistance in triple negative breast cancers
Funding Source: M12
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 2015

Last updated: 1/25/2016