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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Fred Lee, Jr. is a Professor of Radiology, The Robert A. Turrel Professor of Imaging Science, Chief, Abdominal Imaging, and Chief of Oncologic Imaging at the University of Wisconsin Department of Radiology. He has been a University of Wisconsin faculty member since 1991, was designated as a GE/Radiologic Society of North America Scholar in 1996, and has been the chief of the abdominal imaging division since 1998.


While completing the requirements for the GE/RSNA Scholars program, Dr. Lee developed an interest in minimally invasive tumor ablation therapy. As an early pioneer in this field, he established the tumor ablation laboratory at Wisconsin in 1995, and his work has resulted in over 100 scientific publications, 6 book chapters, 26 major awards, 10 patents, and substantial federal and industrial grant support. In addition, Dr. Lee is a founding member of the International Working Group on Tumor Ablation, and a founding member of two biotech start-up companies devoted to cancer treatment, Cellectar, LLC, and Micrablate, LLC, both located in Madison, WI.



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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Radiology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Radiology
Residency University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Internship University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worchester, MA
Medical School Boston University, Boston, MA, 1986


Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Best Doctors® in America 2011

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


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

  • Abdominal CT Scan
  • Abdominal X-Ray
  • Colon Contrast X-Ray
  • Esophagram
  • Swallowing Function w/Cineradiography
  • Transvaginal Ultrasound
  • Upper GI Tract X-Ray
PubMed Articles
Potretzke TA Brace CL Lubner MG Sampson LA Willey BJ Lee FT Jr . Early Small-Bowel Ischemia: Dual-Energy CT Improves Conspicuity Compared with Conventional CT in a Swine Model. Radiology. 2014 Nov 26;:140875
[PubMed ID: 25426772]
Moreland AJ Lubner MG Ziemlewicz TJ Kitchin DR Hinshaw JL Johnson AD Lee FT Jr Brace CL . Evaluation of a Thermoprotective Gel for Hydrodissection During Percutaneous Microwave Ablation: In Vivo Results. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2014 Nov 14;
[PubMed ID: 25394594]
Ziemlewicz TJ Wells SA Lubner MA Musat AI Hinshaw JL Cohn AR Lee FT Jr . Microwave ablation of giant hepatic cavernous hemangiomas. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2014 Oct;37(5):1299-305
[PubMed ID: 25023180]
Lubner MG Ziemlewicz TJ Hinshaw JL Lee FT Jr Sampson LA Brace CL . Creation of short microwave ablation zones: in vivo characterization of single and paired modified triaxial antennas. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Oct;25(10):1633-40
[PubMed ID: 25156644]
Ahmed M Solbiati L Brace CL Breen DJ Callstrom MR Charboneau JW Chen MH Choi BI de Ba√®re T Dodd GD 3rd Dupuy DE Gervais DA Gianfelice D Gillams AR Lee FT Jr Leen E Lencioni R Littrup PJ Livraghi T Lu DS McGahan JP Meloni MF Nikolic B Pereira PL Liang P Rhim H Rose SC Salem R Sofocleous CT Solomon SB Soulen MC Tanaka M Vogl TJ Wood BJ Goldberg SN . Image-guided tumor ablation: standardization of terminology and reporting criteria--a 10-year update. Radiology. 2014 Oct;273(1):241-60
[PubMed ID: 24927329]
Chiang J Willey BJ Del Rio AM Hinshaw JL Lee FT Brace CL . Predictors of Thrombosis in Hepatic Vasculature during Microwave Tumor Ablation of an In Vivo Porcine Model. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Sep 22;
[PubMed ID: 25255704]
Moreland AJ Ziemlewicz TJ Best SL Hinshaw JL Lubner MG Alexander ML Brace CL Kitchin DR Hedican SP Nakada SY Lee FT Jr Abel EJ . High-powered microwave ablation of t1a renal cell carcinoma: safety and initial clinical evaluation. J Endourol. 2014 Sep;28(9):1046-52
[PubMed ID: 24846329]
Hinshaw JL Lubner MG Ziemlewicz TJ Lee FT Jr Brace CL . Percutaneous tumor ablation tools: microwave, radiofrequency, or cryoablation--what should you use and why? Radiographics. 2014 Sep-Oct;34(5):1344-62
[PubMed ID: 25208284]
Kitchin D Lubner M Ziemlewicz T Hinshaw JL Alexander M Brace CL Lee F . Microwave ablation of malignant hepatic tumours: intraperitoneal fluid instillation prevents collateral damage and allows more aggressive case selection. Int J Hyperthermia. 2014 Aug;30(5):299-305
[PubMed ID: 25144819]
Andreano A Galimberti S Franza E Knavel EM Sironi S Lee FT Meloni MF . Percutaneous microwave ablation of hepatic tumors: prospective evaluation of postablation syndrome and postprocedural pain. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Jan;25(1):97-105.e1-2
[PubMed ID: 24286938]
Lubner MG Brace CL Ziemlewicz TJ Hinshaw JL Lee FT Jr . Microwave ablation of hepatic malignancy. Semin Intervent Radiol. 2013 Mar;30(1):56-66
[PubMed ID: 24436518]
Patel SR Hinshaw JL Lubner MG Lee FT Jr Nakada SY Hedican SP . Hydrodissection using an iodinated contrast medium during percutaneous renal cryoablation. J Endourol. 2012 May;26(5):463-6
[PubMed ID: 22332600]
Knavel EM Hinshaw JL Lubner MG Andreano A Warner TF Lee FT Jr Brace CL . High-powered gas-cooled microwave ablation: shaft cooling creates an effective stick function without altering the ablation zone. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Mar;198(3):W260-5
[PubMed ID: 22358023]
Lubner MG Hinshaw JL Andreano A Sampson L Lee FT Jr Brace CL . High-powered microwave ablation with a small-gauge, gas-cooled antenna: initial ex vivo and in vivo results. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2012 Mar;23(3):405-11
[PubMed ID: 22277272]
Guite KM Hinshaw JL Ranallo FN Lindstrom MJ Lee FT Jr . Ionizing radiation in abdominal CT: unindicated multiphase scans are an important source of medically unnecessary exposure. J Am Coll Radiol. 2011 Nov;8(11):756-61
[PubMed ID: 22051457]
Wagner JM Hinshaw JL Lubner MG Robbins JB Kim DH Pickhardt PJ Lee FT Jr . CT-guided lung biopsies: pleural blood patching reduces the rate of chest tube placement for postbiopsy pneumothorax. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Oct;197(4):783-8
[PubMed ID: 21940564]
Sonntag PD Hinshaw JL Lubner MG Brace CL Lee FT Jr . Thermal ablation of lung tumors. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2011 Apr;20(2):369-87, ix
[PubMed ID: 21377589]
Hinshaw JL Littrup PJ Durick N Leung W Lee FT Jr Sampson L Brace CL . Optimizing the protocol for pulmonary cryoablation: a comparison of a dual- and triple-freeze protocol. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2010 Dec;33(6):1180-5
[PubMed ID: 20437048]
Hinshaw JL Lee FT Jr Laeseke PF Sampson LA Brace C . Temperature isotherms during pulmonary cryoablation and their correlation with the zone of ablation. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Sep;21(9):1424-8
[PubMed ID: 20688532]
Lubner MG Brace CL Hinshaw JL Lee FT Jr . Microwave tumor ablation: mechanism of action, clinical results, and devices. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Aug;21(8 Suppl):S192-203
[PubMed ID: 20656229]