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

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  1. 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 May 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37129991
  2. 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 Apr 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37127218
  3. 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
  4. 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;
  5. 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
  6. Abdellatif W, Ding J, Silva YP, Tejani A, LeBedis C. American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) social media committee workgroup: best practices for the use of social media in emergency radiology. Emerg Radiol. 2022 Dec; 29(6):1033-1042. PMID: 36094681
  7. Chang H, Bates DDB, Gupta A, LeBedis CA. Use of MR in Pancreaticobiliary Emergencies. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2022 Aug; 30(3):479-499.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35995475
  8. Abbassi M, Jain A, Shin D, Arasa CA, Li B, Anderson SW, LeBedis CA. Quantification of bone marrow edema using dual-energy CT at fracture sites in trauma. Emerg Radiol. 2022 Aug; 29(4):691-696.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35503393
  9. Van Roekel D, LeBedis CA, Santos J, Paul D, Qureshi MM, Kasotakis G, Gupta A. Cholecystitis: association between ultrasound findings and surgical outcomes. Clin Radiol. 2022 May; 77(5):360-367.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35289293
  10. Joshi R, LeBedis C, Dao K, Qureshi M, Gupta A. Dual energy CT angiography for lower extremity trauma: comparison with conventional CT. Emerg Radiol. 2022 Jun; 29(3):471-477.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35246779
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

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