Rebecca Rakow-penner

Title(s)Associate Professor, Radiology
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA11/2018Fellow in Women’s Imaging: Breast and Body Imaging.
    University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA08/2017Radiology Resident, Research Track
    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA06/2012Preliminary Medicine Intern
    Stanford University, Stanford, CAM.D./Ph.D06/2011Biophysics
    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CAM.S.06/2002Bioengineering
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MAS.B06/2001Engineering specializing in Biomedicine
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    UC San Diego Radiology Department2020T-32 Mentorship Award
    California Breast Cancer Research Program2020  - 2021Early Career Award
    American Roentgen Ray Society2019Clinician Educator Award for Training
    UC San Diego Radiology2017UC San Diego Elliot C. Lasser Award for Excellence in Research
    RSNA2016Lucy Frank Squire Distinguished Resident Award in Diagnostic Radiology
    Academy of Radiology Research2014  - 2016Academic Council Award
    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Preliminary Intern2012Gold Star Award
    California Breast Cancer Research Program2008  - 2010Dissertation Award
    Harvard Weissman International Intern for Funded Travel and Research2001Julia Shaffner Memorial Prize for Woman in Science

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    Advanced diffusion MRI for evaluating early response to radiation treatment in cervical cancer
    NIH R37CA249659Apr 1, 2021 - Mar 31, 2026
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Quantitative MRI biomarker for classification of clinically significant prostate cancer: calibration for reproducibility across echo times. medRxiv. 2024 Jan 26. Kallis K, Conlin CC, Ollison C, Hahn ME, Rakow-Penner R, Dale AM, Seibert TM. PMID: 38343810; PMCID: PMC10854339.
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    2. Restriction spectrum imaging with elastic image registration for automated evaluation of response to neoadjuvant therapy in breast cancer. Front Oncol. 2023; 13:1237720. Andreassen MMS, Loubrie S, Tong MW, Fang L, Seibert TM, Wallace AM, Zare S, Ojeda-Fournier H, Kuperman J, Hahn M, Jerome NP, Bathen TF, Rodríguez-Soto AE, Dale AM, Rakow-Penner R. PMID: 37781199; PMCID: PMC10541212.
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    3. ReIGNITE Radiation Therapy Boost: A Prospective, International Study of Radiation Oncologists' Accuracy in Contouring Prostate Tumors for Focal Radiation Therapy Boost on Conventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Alone or With Assistance of Restriction Spectrum Imaging. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2023 Dec 01; 117(5):1145-1152. Lui AJ, Kallis K, Zhong AY, Hussain TS, Conlin C, Digma LA, Phan N, Mathews IT, Do DD, Domingo MR, Karunamuni R, Kuperman J, Dale AM, Shabaik A, Rakow-Penner R, Hahn ME, Seibert TM. PMID: 37453559.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Editorial for "Intraobserver and Interobserver Reproducibility of Breast Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Quantitative Parameters: Readout-Segmented vs. Single-Shot Echo-Planar Imaging". J Magn Reson Imaging. 2023 12; 58(6):1737-1738. Loubrie S, Batasin S, Rakow-Penner R. PMID: 37000421.
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    5. Comparison of synthesized and acquired high b -value diffusion-weighted MRI for detection of prostate cancer. medRxiv. 2023 Feb 18. Kallis K, Conlin CC, Zhong AY, Hussain TS, Chatterjee A, Karczmar GS, Rakow-Penner R, Dale A, Seibert T. PMID: 36824958; PMCID: PMC9949172.
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    6. Cancer in pregnancy: breast cancer. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2023 05; 48(5):1645-1662. Fazeli S, Sakala M, Rakow-Penner R, Ojeda-Fournier H. PMID: 36750478.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. A Multicompartmental Diffusion Model for Improved Assessment of Whole-Body Diffusion-weighted Imaging Data and Evaluation of Prostate Cancer Bone Metastases. Radiol Imaging Cancer. 2023 01; 5(1):e210115. Conlin CC, Feng CH, Digma LA, Rodríguez-Soto AE, Kuperman JM, Rakow-Penner R, Karow DS, White NS, Seibert TM, Hahn ME, Dale AM. PMID: 36705559; PMCID: PMC9896230.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Automated Patient-level Prostate Cancer Detection with Quantitative Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Eur Urol Open Sci. 2023 Jan; 47:20-28. Zhong AY, Digma LA, Hussain T, Feng CH, Conlin CC, Tye K, Lui AJ, Andreassen MMS, Rodríguez-Soto AE, Karunamuni R, Kuperman J, Kane CJ, Rakow-Penner R, Hahn ME, Dale AM, Seibert TM. PMID: 36601040; PMCID: PMC9806706.
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    9. Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Reproducibility Across 3 T Scanners in a Breast Diffusion Phantom. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2023 03; 57(3):812-823. Fang LK, Keenan KE, Carl M, Ojeda-Fournier H, Rodríguez-Soto AE, Rakow-Penner RA. PMID: 36029225.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Diffusion Breast MRI: Current Standard and Emerging Techniques. Front Oncol. 2022; 12:844790. Mendez AM, Fang LK, Meriwether CH, Batasin SJ, Loubrie S, Rodríguez-Soto AE, Rakow-Penner RA. PMID: 35880168; PMCID: PMC9307963.
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    11. Tri-Compartmental Restriction Spectrum Imaging Breast Model Distinguishes Malignant Lesions from Benign Lesions and Healthy Tissue on Diffusion-Weighted Imaging. Cancers (Basel). 2022 06 30; 14(13). Besser AH, Fang LK, Tong MW, Andreassen MMS, Ojeda-Fournier H, Conlin CC, Loubrie S, Seibert TM, Hahn ME, Kuperman JM, Wallace AM, Dale AM, Rodríguez-Soto AE, Rakow-Penner RA. PMID: 35804972; PMCID: PMC9264763.
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    12. Invasive Lobular Carcinoma: A Multimodality Imaging Primer. Radiographics. 2022 Jul-Aug; 42(4):E115-E116. Manning P, Fazeli S, Lim V, Ladd WA, Eghtedari M, Chong A, Rakow-Penner R, Ojeda-Fournier H. PMID: 35687521.
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    13. Correcting B0 inhomogeneity-induced distortions in whole-body diffusion MRI of bone. Sci Rep. 2022 01 07; 12(1):265. Digma LA, Feng CH, Conlin CC, Rodríguez-Soto AE, Zhong AY, Hussain TS, Lui AJ, Batra K, Simon AB, Karunamuni R, Kuperman J, Rakow-Penner R, Hahn ME, Dale AM, Seibert TM. PMID: 34997164; PMCID: PMC8741963.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Evidence of maternal vascular malperfusion in placentas of women with congenital heart disease. Placenta. 2022 01; 117:209-212. Rodríguez-Soto AE, Pham D, Tran T, Meads M, Stanley V, Melber D, Lamale-Smith L, Zhang-Rutledge K, Rakow-Penner R, Alshawabkeh L, Parast MM, Contijoch F. PMID: 34953287.
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    15. Characterization of the diffusion signal of breast tissues using multi-exponential models. Magn Reson Med. 2022 04; 87(4):1938-1951. Rodríguez-Soto AE, Andreassen MMS, Fang LK, Conlin CC, Park HH, Ahn GS, Bartsch H, Kuperman J, Vidic I, Ojeda-Fournier H, Wallace AM, Hahn M, Seibert TM, Jerome NP, Østlie A, Bathen TF, Goa PE, Rakow-Penner R, Dale AM. PMID: 34904726; PMCID: PMC9148547.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Voxel-level Classification of Prostate Cancer on Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Improving Accuracy Using Four-Compartment Restriction Spectrum Imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2021 09; 54(3):975-984. Feng CH, Conlin CC, Batra K, Rodríguez-Soto AE, Karunamuni R, Simon A, Kuperman J, Rakow-Penner R, Hahn ME, Dale AM, Seibert TM. PMID: 33786915; PMCID: PMC8363567.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Correction of Artifacts Induced by B0 Inhomogeneities in Breast MRI Using Reduced-Field-of-View Echo-Planar Imaging and Enhanced Reversed Polarity Gradient Method. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2021 05; 53(5):1581-1591. Rodríguez-Soto AE, Fang LK, Holland D, Zou J, Park HH, Keenan KE, Bartsch H, Kuperman J, Wallace AM, Hahn M, Ojeda-Fournier H, Dale AM, Rakow-Penner R. PMID: 33644939.
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    18. Current Status and Future of BI-RADS in Multimodality Imaging, From the AJR Special Series on Radiology Reporting and Data Systems. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 04; 216(4):860-873. Eghtedari M, Chong A, Rakow-Penner R, Ojeda-Fournier H. PMID: 33295802.
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    19. Discrimination of Breast Cancer from Healthy Breast Tissue Using a Three-component Diffusion-weighted MRI Model. Clin Cancer Res. 2021 02 15; 27(4):1094-1104. Andreassen MMS, Rodríguez-Soto AE, Conlin CC, Vidic I, Seibert TM, Wallace AM, Zare S, Kuperman J, Abudu B, Ahn GS, Hahn M, Jerome NP, Østlie A, Bathen TF, Ojeda-Fournier H, Goa PE, Rakow-Penner R, Dale AM. PMID: 33148675; PMCID: PMC8174004.
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    20. Improved Characterization of Diffusion in Normal and Cancerous Prostate Tissue Through Optimization of Multicompartmental Signal Models. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2021 02; 53(2):628-639. Conlin CC, Feng CH, Rodriguez-Soto AE, Karunamuni RA, Kuperman JM, Holland D, Rakow-Penner R, Hahn ME, Seibert TM, Dale AM. PMID: 33131186; PMCID: PMC8178435.
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    21. Noncontrast MRI with advanced diffusion weighted imaging for breast cancer detection in a lactating woman. Radiol Case Rep. 2020 Nov; 15(11):2358-2361. Rodríguez-Soto AE, Meriwether CH, Park AJ, Jr DWA, Wallace A, Ojeda-Fournier H, Dale AM, Rakow-Penner R. PMID: 32994841; PMCID: PMC7502779.
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    22. Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum in Fetuses: Frontal Horns and Cavum Septi Pellucidi Are Clues to Earlier Diagnosis. J Ultrasound Med. 2020 Dec; 39(12):2389-2403. Ghassemi N, Rupe E, Perez M, Lamale-Smith L, Fratto VM, Farid N, Hahn M, Ramos GA, Ho Y, Rakow-Penner R, Horton K, Khan S, Jones M, Pretorius DH. PMID: 32597533.
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    23. Fetal Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Suspected Septo-Optic Dysplasia: A Diagnostic Dilemma. J Ultrasound Med. 2020 Aug; 39(8):1601-1614. Maduram A, Farid N, Rakow-Penner R, Ghassemi N, Khanna PC, Robbins SL, Hull A, Gold J, Pretorius DH. PMID: 32118312.
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    24. Modeling the diffusion-weighted imaging signal for breast lesions in the b = 200 to 3000 s/mm2 range: quality of fit and classification accuracy for different representations. Magn Reson Med. 2020 08; 84(2):1011-1023. Vidic I, Egnell L, Jerome NP, White NS, Karunamuni R, Rakow-Penner R, Dale AM, Bathen TF, Goa PE. PMID: 31975448.
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    25. Relationship between kurtosis and bi-exponential characterization of high b-value diffusion-weighted imaging: application to prostate cancer. Acta Radiol. 2018 Dec; 59(12):1523-1529. Karunamuni RA, Kuperman J, Seibert TM, Schenker N, Rakow-Penner R, Sundar VS, Teruel JR, Goa PE, Karow DS, Dale AM, White NS. PMID: 29665707.
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    26. Role of Imaging in the Era of Precision Medicine. Acad Radiol. 2017 05; 24(5):639-649. Giardino A, Gupta S, Olson E, Sepulveda K, Lenchik L, Ivanidze J, Rakow-Penner R, Patel MJ, Subramaniam RM, Ganeshan D. PMID: 28131497.
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    27. Restriction spectrum imaging: An evolving imaging biomarker in prostate MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 02; 45(2):323-336. Brunsing RL, Schenker-Ahmed NM, White NS, Parsons JK, Kane C, Kuperman J, Bartsch H, Kader AK, Rakow-Penner R, Seibert TM, Margolis D, Raman SS, McDonald CR, Farid N, Kesari S, Hansel D, Shabaik A, Dale AM, Karow DS. PMID: 27527500; PMCID: PMC5222783.
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    28. Demonstration of Non-Gaussian Restricted Diffusion in Tumor Cells Using Diffusion Time-Dependent Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast. Front Oncol. 2016; 6:179. Hope TR, White NS, Kuperman J, Chao Y, Yamin G, Bartch H, Schenker-Ahmed NM, Rakow-Penner R, Bussell R, Nomura N, Kesari S, Bjørnerud A, Dale AM. PMID: 27532028; PMCID: PMC4970563.
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    29. Voxel Level Radiologic-Pathologic Validation of Restriction Spectrum Imaging Cellularity Index with Gleason Grade in Prostate Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 06 01; 22(11):2668-74. Yamin G, Schenker-Ahmed NM, Shabaik A, Adams D, Bartsch H, Kuperman J, White NS, Rakow-Penner RA, McCammack K, Parsons JK, Kane CJ, Dale AM, Karow DS. PMID: 27250935; PMCID: PMC4896066.
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    30. Restriction spectrum imaging improves MRI-based prostate cancer detection. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 05; 41(5):946-53. McCammack KC, Schenker-Ahmed NM, White NS, Best SR, Marks RM, Heimbigner J, Kane CJ, Parsons JK, Kuperman JM, Bartsch H, Desikan RS, Rakow-Penner RA, Liss MA, Margolis DJ, Raman SS, Shabaik A, Dale AM, Karow DS. PMID: 26910114; PMCID: PMC5386962.
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    31. In vivo prostate cancer detection and grading using restriction spectrum imaging-MRI. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2016 06; 19(2):168-73. McCammack KC, Kane CJ, Parsons JK, White NS, Schenker-Ahmed NM, Kuperman JM, Bartsch H, Desikan RS, Rakow-Penner RA, Adams D, Liss MA, Mattrey RF, Bradley WG, Margolis DJ, Raman SS, Shabaik A, Dale AM, Karow DS. PMID: 26754261; PMCID: PMC5340721.
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    32. Prostate diffusion imaging with distortion correction. Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Nov; 33(9):1178-1181. Rakow-Penner RA, White NS, Margolis DJA, Parsons JK, Schenker-Ahmed N, Kuperman JM, Bartsch H, Choi HW, Bradley WG, Shabaik A, Huang J, Liss MA, Marks L, Kane CJ, Reiter RE, Raman SS, Karow DS, Dale AM. PMID: 26220859; PMCID: PMC4594204.
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    33. MRI-Derived Restriction Spectrum Imaging Cellularity Index is Associated with High Grade Prostate Cancer on Radical Prostatectomy Specimens. Front Oncol. 2015; 5:30. Liss MA, White NS, Parsons JK, Schenker-Ahmed NM, Rakow-Penner R, Kuperman JM, Bartsch H, Choi HW, Mattrey RF, Bradley WG, Shabaik A, Huang J, Margolis DJ, Raman SS, Marks LS, Kane CJ, Reiter RE, Dale AM, Karow DS. PMID: 25741473; PMCID: PMC4330697.
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    34. Novel technique for characterizing prostate cancer utilizing MRI restriction spectrum imaging: proof of principle and initial clinical experience with extraprostatic extension. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2015 Mar; 18(1):81-5. Rakow-Penner RA, White NS, Parsons JK, Choi HW, Liss MA, Kuperman JM, Schenker-Ahmed N, Bartsch H, Mattrey RF, Bradley WG, Shabaik A, Huang J, Margolis DJ, Raman SS, Marks L, Kane CJ, Reiter RE, Karow DS, Dale AM. PMID: 25559097.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Diffusion-weighted imaging in cancer: physical foundations and applications of restriction spectrum imaging. Cancer Res. 2014 Sep 01; 74(17):4638-52. White NS, McDonald C, McDonald CR, Farid N, Kuperman J, Karow D, Schenker-Ahmed NM, Bartsch H, Rakow-Penner R, Holland D, Shabaik A, Bjørnerud A, Hope T, Hattangadi-Gluth J, Liss M, Parsons JK, Chen CC, Raman S, Margolis D, Reiter RE, Marks L, Kesari S, Mundt AJ, Kane CJ, Kaine CJ, Carter BS, Bradley WG, Dale AM. PMID: 25183788; PMCID: PMC4155409.
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    36. Renal cyst pseudoenhancement at 16- and 64-dector row MDCT. Clin Imaging. 2013 May-Jun; 37(3):520-5. Sai V, Rakow-Penner R, Yeh BM, Coakley FV, Westphalen AC, Webb EM, Wang ZJ. PMID: 23102928.
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    37. Adrenal and renal corticomedullary junction iron deposition in red cell aplasia. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Dec; 40(12):1955-7. Rakow-Penner R, Glader B, Yu H, Vasanawala S. PMID: 20852855.
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    38. MR water quantitative priors improves the accuracy of optical breast imaging. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2011 Jan; 30(1):159-68. Carpenter CM, Pogue BW, Jiang S, Wang J, Hargreaves BA, Rakow-Penner R, Daniel BL, Paulsen KD. PMID: 20813635; PMCID: PMC3774063.
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    39. Detecting blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) contrast in the breast. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Jul; 32(1):120-9. Rakow-Penner R, Daniel B, Glover GH. PMID: 20578018.
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    40. Inspired gas-induced vascular change in tumors with magnetic-resonance-guided near-infrared imaging: human breast pilot study. J Biomed Opt. 2010 May-Jun; 15(3):036026. Carpenter CM, Rakow-Penner R, Jiang S, Daniel BL, Pogue BW, Glover GH, Paulsen KD. PMID: 20615028; PMCID: PMC2887914.
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    41. Monitoring of hemodynamic changes induced in the healthy breast through inspired gas stimuli with MR-guided diffuse optical imaging. Med Phys. 2010 Apr; 37(4):1638-46. Carpenter CM, Rakow-Penner R, Jiang S, Pogue BW, Glover GH, Paulsen KD. PMID: 20443485; PMCID: PMC2852445.
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    42. Reduction of truncation artifacts in rapid 3D articular cartilage imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2008 Apr; 27(4):860-5. Rakow-Penner R, Gold G, Daniel B, Stevens K, Rosenberg J, Mazin S, Pauly J, Glover GH. PMID: 18383247.
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    43. Relaxation times of breast tissue at 1.5T and 3T measured using IDEAL. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Jan; 23(1):87-91. Rakow-Penner R, Daniel B, Yu H, Sawyer-Glover A, Glover GH. PMID: 16315211.
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    44. Evaluation of the RF field uniformity of a double-tuned 31P/1H birdcage RF coil for spin-echo MRI/MRS of the diabetic foot. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2005 Sep; 22(3):427-32. Greenman RL, Rakow-Penner R. PMID: 16104007.
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