Christina LeBedis, MD MS Hear my name
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Radiology
Body Imaging

MD, Thomas Jefferson University
MSc, McGill University
BSc, McGill University



Christina LeBedis, MD MS, is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Radiology. Dr. LeBedis has specific interests in emergency radiology, trauma radiology and the barriers that social determinants of health pose for patient utilization of imaging screening for cancer. She has given many presentations, edited many chapters, and sits on multiple medical boards. These accomplishments have earned her multiple awards such as the Teacher of the Year Award from Boston Medical Center, the William R. Cranley Medical Student Teaching Award and the 2024 AUR A3CR2 Outstanding Teacher award. Since graduating from medical school, she has worked in the Boston area: first as a resident in Diagnostic Radiology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine then as a fellow in Abdominal Imaging at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Research Interests:

Emergency Radiology
Trauma Radiology
Abdominal Imaging
Social Determinants of Health
Cancer Screening

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

I am an Associate Professor of Radiology and Vice Chair of Research at Boston Medical Center (BMC) with a specific interest in emergency radiology, trauma radiology and the barriers that social determinants of health pose for patient utilization of imaging screening for cancer. On a routine basis in my clinical work, I am struck by the number of patients who present with advanced cancers in the emergency setting who have never undergone cancer imaging screening. As a radiologist with expertise in Abdominal Imaging, I am interested in decreasing these barriers to care and reaching underserved patients by identifying them as unscreened, providing them with imaging screening and potentially identifying their disease at an early stage where there is a better chance for cure. I am invested in leveraging an innovative tool at BMC that identifies patients’ needs in the social determinants of health domain, the THRIVE database, to identify at risk patients and increase patient utilization of cancer imaging screening.

DEIA COMMITTEES
2005- American Association for Women Radiologists
2022- ACR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee member
2024- Boston Medical Center Equity Advisory Group

GRANTS AWARDED FOR DEIA WORK

March 2021-March 2023 BMC Housestaff Quality Improvement Council Grant for "Improving the Rate of Lung Cancer Screening at a Safety-Net Hospital." $13,000 over 2 years awarded to my mentee, Dr. Hailey Chang, for our QI project

10/2022-11/2023 RSNA Emerging Issues – Health Disparities Grant for Addressing Disparities in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Surveillance Using Implementation Strategies. $100,000 over 1 year.

CURRENT DEI PROJECTS (SCIENTIFIC AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT), NOT FUNDED:

2018-present Social Determinants of Health Screening and Referral Program in Radiology, PI: Drs. Christina LeBedis and Michael Fishman, IRB: H-38412
2022-present HCC screening Disparities, PIs: Dr. Arpan Mohanty and Christina LeBedis, IRB: H-43443
2024-present Patient engagement in lung cancer screening and nodule follow-up: Assessing the impact of social determinants of health using artificial intelligence approach, PI: Katrina Steiling IRB: H-44003
2024-present Improving the Rate of Lung Cancer Screening at a Safety-Net Hospital, PI: Christina LeBedis (Quality Improvement project)

DEIA National Presentations:

1. Ramalingam V, Kussman S, Gupta A, Tkacz JN, LeBedis CA, Soto JA, Anderson SW. Multimodality Approach to the Diagnosis of Appendicitis in the Pregnant Female. Educational exhibit, 98th Annual Radiological Society of North America meeting. Chicago, IL, November 2012. Awarded Cum Laude by the RSNA.
2. Dinh D, Hartman M, Gero A, Qureshi M, Barnes D, Hon C, Khemani N, Kim H, Lis C, Raulli S, Williams B, Wing H, Anderson SW, LeBedis CA. The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on CT-imaging and Management of Acute Appendicitis. Scientific Paper at 104th Annual Radiological Society of North America meeting. Chicago, IL, November 2018. Awarded Student Travel Stipend.
3. Dinh D, Hartman M, Gero A, Qureshi M, Barnes D, Hon C, Khemani N, Kim H, Lis C, Raulli S, Williams B, Wing H, Anderson SW, LeBedis CA. The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on CT-imaging and Management of Acute Appendicitis. American Society of Emergency Radiology 2019 Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ.
4. Lee J, Shin D, Mellnick V, Lee JT, Sudanagunta K, Skobodzinski A, Dechert T, Wing H, LeBedis CA. Pregnant Trauma: Retrospective Analysis of Fetal Outcomes in the Trauma of Pregnant Patients. Scientific Poster at 105th Annual Radiological Society of North America meeting. Chicago, IL, December 2019.
5. Shin D, Ngo M, Wang J, Fishman MD, LeBedis CA. The impact of social determinants of health on lung cancer screening utilization. Featured Scientific Paper. Dr. Shin was awarded the RSNA Trainee Research Prize - $1000 prize awarded to the three top-rated abstracts in each subspecialty for 2020. Presented at the 106th Annual Radiological Society of North America virtual meeting, December 2020.
6. Afran AB, Shin D, LeBedis CA, Fishman MD. The impact of social determinants of health on breast imaging utilization. On Demand Scientific Paper. Selected for Press Release. Presented at the 106th Annual Radiological Society of North America virtual meeting, December 2020.
7. Biché WA, Bishop CK, Mohanty A, Shin D, LeBedis CA. The Impact of Public vs. Private Insurance on Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screening Utilization. Oral Scientific presentation at the Society of Abdominal Radiology 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, March 2021. Awarded SAR 2021 Travel Scholarship for Trainees.
8. Chang H, Fishman MDC, Suzuki K, Dao K, Hu EY, Wang J, LeBedis C. Improving the rate of lung cancer screening at an urban safety-net hospital. Electronic poster at American College of Radiology 2022 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 24 – 26, 2022.
9. Shergill AK, Camacho A, Horowitz JM, Jha P, Poder L, Ascher SM, LeBedis CA, Slama J, Nougaret S, Wasnik A, Maturen K, Robbins J, Dighe M, Wang C, Shah S, Reinhold C, Glanc P, Bhosale P, Menias C, Brook O. Imaging of Transgender Patients: What Radiologists Need to Know. Educational Exhibit presented at the 104th Annual Radiological Society of North America meeting. Chicago, IL, November 2018.
10. Chishti A, Elbadry A, House D, Hanna T, LeBedis C, Mellnick V, Chinapuvvula N, Lee J. Imaging Trauma During Pregnancy. Educational exhibit presented at the 107th Radiological Society of North America 2021. Awarded Cum Laude.
11. Almeky SE, Spalluto LB, Iheanacho F, Narayan AK, Slanetz PJ, Dako FD, Kagetsu NJ, Miles RC, LeBedis CA, Flores EJ. Out of the Darkness and into the Light: Redefining the Role of Radiology in Community Engagement. 108th Radiological Society of North America 2023. Awarded Certificate of Merit.

DEIA Scientific Manuscripts:

1. Ramalingam V, Uyeda JW, LeBedis CA, Anderson SW, Soto JA. Evaluation of a Sequential Multi-Modality Imaging Algorithm for the Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis in the Pregnant Female. Emergency Radiology. 2015 April; 22(2):125-32. PMID: 25148766
2. Shin D, Fishman MDC, Ngo M, Wang J, LeBedis CA. The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Lung Cancer Screening Utilization. J Am Coll Radiol. 2022 Jan;19:122-130. PMID: 35033299
3. Sotudian S, Afran A, LeBedis CA, Rives AF, Paschalidis IC, Fishman MDC. Social determinants of health and the prediction of missed breast imaging appointments. BMC Health Serv Res 2022. Nov;22(1):1454. PMID: 36451240
4. Dao K, Afran A, LeBedis C, Fishman MDC. Impact of Social Determinants of Health of the Time Between Diagnostic Breast Imaging and Biopsy at a Safety Net Hospital. J Am Coll Radiol. 2023 Apr;20(4)393-401. PMID 36682645
5. Romantoski K, Chung S, Dia M, Papgeorge MV, Woods AP, Cherukuri P, Canakis A, Gupta A, LeBedis C, Sachs TE, Mohanty A. The impact of social risk factors on the presentation, treatment and survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma at an urban, academic, safety-net hospital. Am J Surg. 2023; 226(2):278-283. PMID: 37291013

DEIA Educational Manuscripts:

1. Lee J, Shin D, LeBedis C. Emergency Imaging of Pregnant Patient. In Patlas MN, Katz D, Scaglione M, eds. Atlas of Emergency Imaging from Head-to-Toe. Springer, 2022.
2. Almeky SE, Iheanacho F, Slanetz PJ, Narayan AK, Spalluto LB, Dako F, Miles RC, Brathwaite C, Kagetsu NJ, Ross A, Chonde D, Bryant-Smith GM, LeBedis CA, Flores EJ. Out of the Darkness and into the Light: Redefining the Role of Radiology in Community Engagement. RadioGrphics. In Press



Addressing Disparities in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Surveillance Using Implementation Strategies
11/01/2022 - 07/31/2024 (PI)
Radiological Society of North America


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  1. Shaikh SP, Zhu M, Beaulieu-Jones BR, LeBedis C, Richman A, Brahmbhatt TS, Sanchez SE. Utility of Torso Imaging for Elderly Patients Sustaining Ground-Level Falls. J Surg Res. 2024 Jul 11; 301:296-301.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38996720; DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2024.05.047;
     
  2. Chen JC, LeBedis CA, Chang KJ. Reply. J Am Coll Radiol. 2024 Apr; 21(4):544.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37813223
     
  3. Tivnan P, Kaliaev A, Anderson SW, LeBedis CA, Li B, Andreu-Arasa VC. Utilization of a two-material decomposition from a single-source, dual-energy CT in acute traumatic vertebral fractures. Front Radiol. 2023; 3:1187449.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37810756; PMCID: PMC10558208; DOI: 10.3389/fradi.2023.1187449;
     
  4. Staziaki PV, Qureshi MM, Maybury A, Gangasani NR, LeBedis CA, Mercier GA, Anderson SW. Hematocrit and lactate trends help predict outcomes in trauma independent of CT and other clinical parameters. Front Radiol. 2023; 3:1186277.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37789953; PMCID: PMC10544960; DOI: 10.3389/fradi.2023.1186277;
     
  5. Stolarski AE, Wee K, Young L, LeBedis C, Kim J, Remick DG, Bistrian B, Burke PA. Application of creatinine height index in patients with trauma for the evaluation of psoas muscle mass: A clinical validation study. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2023 Aug; 47(6):766-772.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37218671; PMCID: PMC10602390; DOI: 10.1002/jpen.2524;
     
  6. Romatoski K, Chung S, Dia M, Papageorge MV, Woods AP, Cherukuri P, Canakis A, Gupta A, LeBedis C, Sachs TE, Mohanty A. The impact of social risk factors on the presentation, treatment and survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma at an urban, academic safety-net hospital. Am J Surg. 2023 Aug; 226(2):278-283.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37291013
     
  7. Li B, Hua N, Li J, Andreu-Arasa VC, LeBedis C, Anderson SW. Quantification of spinal bone marrow fat fraction using three-material decomposition technique on dual-energy CT: A phantom study. Med Phys. 2023 Jul; 50(7):4105-4111.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37129991
     
  8. Chen JC, LeBedis CA, Chang KJ. The Public Perception of CT Colonography Versus Colonoscopy via Sentiment Analysis of Social Media. J Am Coll Radiol. 2023 Jun; 20(6):531-536.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37127218
     
  9. Dao K, Afran A, LeBedis C, Fishman MDC. The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on the Time Between Diagnostic Breast Imaging and Biopsy at a Safety Net Hospital. J Am Coll Radiol. 2023 Apr; 20(4):393-401.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36682645
     
  10. Sotudian S, Afran A, LeBedis CA, Rives AF, Paschalidis IC, Fishman MDC. Social determinants of health and the prediction of missed breast imaging appointments. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Nov 30; 22(1):1454.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36451240; PMCID: PMC9714014; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-022-08784-8;
     
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Bar chart showing 63 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2016

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Emergency Radiology
Abdominal Imaging
Social Determinants of Health
Cancer Screening
Trauma Radiology
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