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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Sadowski joined UW Health in 2001 as a fellow in Abdominal Imaging and stayed on as faculty in the division after her fellowship. She is a world-renowned expert in female pelvic imaging, leading a charge to improve gynecological cancer outcomes through imaging in women around the world. She also has a passion for mentoring junior faculty, fellows and residents in their careers and is actively involved in the Office of Faculty Development at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.



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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter, Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Radiology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
Medical School Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

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Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.


Dr. Sadowski’s research interests are non-invasive, functional MR imaging of gynecological cancers to improve the detection, pre-treatment assessment and post-treatment monitoring of women with gynecological malignancies.Her work has helped generate research funds to support multiple functional MRI research groups, all of which focus on developing techniques for assessing the kidney and gynecological cancers.

PubMed Articles
Robbins JB Sadowski EA Jolly S Maturen KE . MR Imaging in Gynecologic Brachytherapy. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2017 Aug;25(3):651-666
[PubMed ID: 28668165]
Patel-Lippmann K Robbins JB Barroilhet L Anderson B Sadowski EA Boyum J . MR Imaging of Cervical Cancer. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2017 Aug;25(3):635-649
[PubMed ID: 28668164]
Maturen KE Blaty AD Wasnik AP Patel-Lippmann K Robbins JB Barroilhet L Huffman LB Sadowski EA . Risk Stratification of Adnexal Cysts and Cystic Masses: Clinical Performance of Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound Guidelines. Radiology. 2017 Jul 20;:161625
[PubMed ID: 28727500]
McEvoy SH Nougaret S Abu-Rustum NR Vargas HA Sadowski EA Menias CO Shitano F Fujii S Sosa RE Escalon JG Sala E Lakhman Y . Fertility-sparing for young patients with gynecologic cancer: How MRI can guide patient selection prior to conservative management. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 May 20;
[PubMed ID: 28528388]
Bruce R Wentland AL Haemel AK Garrett RW Sadowski DR Djamali A Sadowski EA . Incidence of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis Using Gadobenate Dimeglumine in 1423 Patients With Renal Insufficiency Compared With Gadodiamide. Invest Radiol. 2016 Nov;51(11):701-705
[PubMed ID: 26885631]
Djamali A Wilson NA Sadowski EA Zha W Niles D Hafez O Dorn JR Mehner TR Grimm PC Hoffmann FM Zhong W Fain SB Reese SR . Nox2 and Cyclosporine-Induced Renal Hypoxia. Transplantation. 2016 Jun;100(6):1198-210
[PubMed ID: 26950727]
Bruce JY LoRusso PM Goncalves PH Heath EI Sadowski E Shalinsky DR Zhang Y Traynor AM Breazna A Ricart AD Tortorici M Liu G . A pharmacodynamically guided dose selection of PF-00337210 in a phase I study in patients with advanced solid tumors. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2016 Mar;77(3):527-38
[PubMed ID: 26791870]
Niles DJ Artz NS Djamali A Sadowski EA Grist TM Fain SB . Longitudinal Assessment of Renal Perfusion and Oxygenation in Transplant Donor-Recipient Pairs Using Arterial Spin Labeling and Blood Oxygen Level-Dependent Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Invest Radiol. 2016 Feb;51(2):113-20
[PubMed ID: 26561047]
Redfield RR McCune KR Rao A Sadowski E Hanson M Kolterman AJ Robbins J Guite K Mohamed M Parajuli S Mandelbrot DA Astor BC Djamali A . Nature, timing, and severity of complications from ultrasound-guided percutaneous renal transplant biopsy. Transpl Int. 2016 Feb;29(2):167-72
[PubMed ID: 26284692]
Robbins J Kusmirek J Barroilhet L Anderson B Bradley K Sadowski E . Pitfalls in Imaging of Cervical Cancer. Semin Roentgenol. 2016 Jan;51(1):17-31
[PubMed ID: 27020233]
Sadowski EA Robbins JB Guite K Patel-Lippmann K Munoz del Rio A Kushner DM Al-Niaimi A . Preoperative Pelvic MRI and Serum Cancer Antigen-125: Selecting Women With Grade 1 Endometrial Cancer for Lymphadenectomy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Nov;205(5):W556-64
[PubMed ID: 26496578]
Kusmirek J Robbins J Allen H Barroilhet L Anderson B Sadowski EA . PET/CT and MRI in the imaging assessment of cervical cancer. Abdom Imaging. 2015 Oct;40(7):2486-511
[PubMed ID: 25666968]
Robbins JB Broadwell C Chow LC Parry JP Sadowski EA . Müllerian duct anomalies: embryological development, classification, and MRI assessment. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Jan;41(1):1-12
[PubMed ID: 25288098]
Robbins JB Parry JP Guite KM Hanson ME Chow LC Kliewer MA Sadowski EA . MRI of pregnancy-related issues: müllerian duct anomalies. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Feb;198(2):302-10
[PubMed ID: 22268172]
Haemel AK Sadowski EA Shafer MM Djamali A . Update on nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: are we making progress? Int J Dermatol. 2011 Jun;50(6):659-66
[PubMed ID: 21595657]
Artz NS Sadowski EA Wentland AL Djamali A Grist TM Seo S Fain SB . Reproducibility of renal perfusion MR imaging in native and transplanted kidneys using non-contrast arterial spin labeling. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Jun;33(6):1414-21
[PubMed ID: 21591011]
Huang Y Sadowski EA Artz NS Seo S Djamali A Grist TM Fain SB . Measurement and comparison of T1 relaxation times in native and transplanted kidney cortex and medulla. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 May;33(5):1241-7
[PubMed ID: 21509885]
Artz NS Wentland AL Sadowski EA Djamali A Grist TM Seo S Fain SB . Comparing kidney perfusion using noncontrast arterial spin labeling MRI and microsphere methods in an interventional swine model. Invest Radiol. 2011 Feb;46(2):124-31
[PubMed ID: 22609830]
Artz NS Sadowski EA Wentland AL Grist TM Seo S Djamali A Fain SB . Arterial spin labeling MRI for assessment of perfusion in native and transplanted kidneys. Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Jan;29(1):74-82
[PubMed ID: 20850241]
Sadowski EA Djamali A Wentland AL Muehrer R Becker BN Grist TM Fain SB . Blood oxygen level-dependent and perfusion magnetic resonance imaging: detecting differences in oxygen bioavailability and blood flow in transplanted kidneys. Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Jan;28(1):56-64
[PubMed ID: 19577402]