Brittany Dashevsky, a fourth year radiology resident, was recently awarded the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award in Recognition of Outstanding Research (2016) by the Radiological Society of North America Research and Education Foundation.
Her research focuses on breast cancer and developing a system to detect positive tumor margins on MRI. Her prior work revealed characteristic pathologic features of both benign and malignant breast tissue. At the University of Chicago she has continued this work, with funding support from the Hodges Alumni Association. She is now working on segmentation of breast cancer from human specimens, and comparing tumor margins to those seen at pathology. Dr. Dashevsky is involved in several other research projects where she mentors junior residents, and also founded the University of Chicago Radiology Residency Research Interest Group