Christina LeBedis, MD MS Hear my name
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
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 Radiology Resident Research Training Prize awarded for Scientific Presentation. 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.

Member of the American College of Radiology Gender Diversity Workgroup

Addressing Disparities in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Surveillance Using Implementation Strategies
11/01/2022 - 10/31/2023 (PI)
Radiological Society of North America


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  1. Chen JC, LeBedis CA, Chang KJ. Reply. J Am Coll Radiol. 2024 Apr; 21(4):544.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37813223
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. 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;
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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;
  10. Zhu M, O'Brien M, Shaikh SP, Brahmbhatt TS, LeBedis C, Scantling D, Sanchez SE. Utilization of torso computed tomography for the evaluation of ground level falls: More imaging does not equal better care. Injury. 2023 Jan; 54(1):105-111.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36470767
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Emergency Radiology
Abdominal Imaging
Social Determinants of Health
Cancer Screening
Trauma Radiology
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