• 202 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
20122019
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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.

 

Clinical interests

Dr. Alison Chetlen is a fellowship-trained breast imager and clinician educator with expertise in screening mammography, screening automated whole breast ultrasound (ABUS), diagnostic mammography, diagnostic ultrasound, 3D tomosynthesis and screening and diagnostic MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).

She has expertise in imaging of the post-mastectomy breast, post-surgical breast and surgically augmented breast. She also evaluates transgender patients with breast pathology and men with both benign and malignant breast pathology.

She performs a variety of breast procedures, including ultrasound-guided core needle breast biopsies, stereotactic core needle breast biopsies, MRI-guided breast biopsies, drainage procedures and needle/wire localizations.

Dr. Chetlen also created and launched a breast imaging chatbot in which patients and community members can use their mobile device to learn about a variety of breast health topics including breast cancer screening, pre-procedural breast biopsy concerns, post-procedural concerns, diagnostic imaging questions, high risk and breast cancer management.

Teaching and educational interests

In addition to her role as vice chair of education in the Department of Radiology, Dr. Chetlen participates in a number of endeavors that align with her interests in faculty affairs, mentorship, medical student education, graduate medical education, leadership and research.

She is the director of medical student education for the Department of Radiology, where she oversees the Radiology 771 elective, Radiology 772 elective and two Career Exploration electives and directs the 771 longitudinally integrated elective (for the 3+ accelerated medical students).

She has also been involved in a first-year medical school course, Science of Health Systems SHS 711, which discuses the socio-economic determinants of health and relationship to health outcomes, health policy and reimbursement.

She has had several formal long-term mentoring relationships with numerous medical students, residents, breast imaging fellows and undergraduate students through Penn State's summer undergraduate research program, and several informal mentoring relationships with faculty members.

 

Professional information

Fellow, Society of Breast Imaging, 2018

Board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology, PA Breast Cancer Coalition, 2017

External positions

Member, Commission on Economics, American College of Radiology

20192023

Director, Medical Student Education Job Description Task Force, Association of Medical Student Educators, Association of University Radiologists

2019 → …

Task Force Member - "Dealing with Disruptive Workplace Behavior in Radiology: Disruptive Radiology Practitioners", Radiology Research Alliance

20192020

Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Society of Breast Imaging

2019 → …

Member, Standard Letter of Recommendation Task Force, Association of Medical Student Educators, Association of University Radiologists

2018 → …

Task Force Member - "Peer Learning and Peer Coaching", Radiology Research Alliance

20182019

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 202 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 21 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 3 Comment/debate
7 Citations (Scopus)

Addressing Burnout in Radiologists

Chetlen, A., Chan, T. L., Ballard, D. H., Frigini, L. A., Hildebrand, A., Kim, S., Brian, J., Krupinski, E. A. & Ganeshan, D., Apr 1 2019, In : Academic Radiology. 26, 4, p. 526-533 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health
Advisory Committees
Radiology
Medicine
Physicians

Excision recommended in high-risk patients: Revisiting the diagnosis of papilloma on core biopsy in the context of patient risk

Chen, Y. A., Mack, J., Karamchandani, D., Zaleski, M. P., Xu, L., Dodge, D. & Chetlen, A., Mar 1 2019, In : Breast Journal. 25, 2, p. 232-236 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papilloma
Biopsy
Intraductal Papilloma
Women's Rights
Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating
1 Citation (Scopus)

Novel Use of Chatbot Technology to Educate Patients Before Breast Biopsy

Chetlen, A., Artrip, R., Drury, B., Arbaiza, A. & Moore, M., Sep 1 2019, In : Journal of the American College of Radiology. 16, 9, p. 1305-1308 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast
Technology
Biopsy

Patient perception of automated whole-breast ultrasound

Smith, B., Woodard, S. & Chetlen, A., Jan 1 2019, In : Breast Journal. 25, 1, p. 180-182 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Breast

Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and patient mentions on Facebook

Huesch, M. D., Schetter, S. & Chetlen, A., Nov 1 2018, In : Breast Journal. 24, 6, p. 1123-1125 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Prophylactic Mastectomy

Prizes

curriculum
communication
education
simulation
education