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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.



Abdominal Imaging and Intervention

Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan

Fluoroscopic Studies

Image-guided Biopsy

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scan





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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

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 Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Medical School Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

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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
Nougaret S Horta M Sala E Lakhman Y Thomassin-Naggara I Kido A Masselli G Bharwani N Sadowski E Ertmer A Otero-Garcia M Kubik-Huch RA Cunha TM Rockall A Forstner R Endometrial Cancer MRI staging: Updated Guidelines of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology. Eur Radiol . 2018 Jul 11;
[PubMed ID: 29995239]
Sadowski EA Paroder V Patel-Lippmann K Robbins JB Barroilhet L Maddox E McMahon T Sampene E Wasnik AP Blaty AD Maturen KE Indeterminate Adnexal Cysts at US: Prevalence and Characteristics of Ovarian Cancer. Radiology . 2018 Jun;287(3):1041-1049
[PubMed ID: 29480762]
Expert Panel on Women’s Imaging:. Brown DL Packard A Maturen KE Deshmukh SP Dudiak KM Henrichsen TL Meyer BJ Poder L Sadowski EA Shipp TD Simpson L Weber TM Zelop CM Glanc P ACR Appropriateness Criteria<sup>®</sup> First Trimester Vaginal Bleeding. J Am Coll Radiol . 2018 May;15(5S):S69-S77
[PubMed ID: 29724428]
Sadowski EA Robbins JB Rockall AG Thomassin-Naggara I A systematic approach to adnexal masses discovered on ultrasound: the ADNEx MR scoring system. Abdom Radiol (NY) . 2018 Mar;43(3):679-695
[PubMed ID: 28900696]
Kennedy TA Schrager S Sadowski E Documenting Web-Based Learning Modules as Scholarly Activity for Promotion. J Am Coll Radiol . 2018 Jan;15(1 Pt B):205-209
[PubMed ID: 29162420]
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 Erratum to: Fertility-sparing for young patients with gynecologic cancer: How MRI can guide patient selection prior to conservative management. Abdom Radiol (NY) . 2017 Dec;42(12):2966-2973
[PubMed ID: 29128990]
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 Nov;285(2):650-659
[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 Oct;42(10):2488-2512
[PubMed ID: 28528388]
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]
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]