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macura, Ph.D. Katarzyna J. Macura, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Radiology
Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Past President
American Association for Women Radiologists

Email:kmacura@jhmi.edu

Dr. Macura's clinical expertise and current clinical research interests are in genitourinary MR imaging.

She received an RSNA Seed Grant for her work on MRI in female urinary incontinence and the Young Investigator Award from the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance.
She also received the 2006 ARRS Phillips Scholarship to pursue translational research in prostate cancer.

Dr. Macura leads the Imaging Core of the JHU Institute for Clinical and Translational Research funded through the NIH-CTSA initiative.

Dr. Macura was voted the top 5th women's imaging specialist in the country in a national survey of the readership of Medical Imaging Magazine and received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from the radiology residents at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Macura serves on several committees of national radiology organizations and is a reviewer for Radiology, Radiographics, AJR and the Journal of Urology.

EDUCATION & TRAINING


M.D. 1989 Medicine Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
Ph.D. 1991 Medical Informatics Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
Post-Doc 1992 Artificial Intelligence University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Residency 2000 Diagnostic Radiology Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Fellowship 2001 Cross-sectional Body Imaging Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed articles in Journals

  1. Macura, K.J., Macura, R.T. and Nute, D.E. Intelligent Tutoring System for Neuro-
    Oncology. Journal of Medical Education Technologies 1992; 3 (1): 18-23.

  2. Macura K.J., Macura R.T., Toro V.E., Binet E.F., and Trueblood J.H. Teaching Radiology by Image/Case-Based Reasoning. Journal of Medical Education Technologies 1993, Vol 4(1), 14-18.

  3. Macura, K.J., Macura, R.T. and Nute, D.E. Medical Reference System for Differential Diagnosis of Brain Tumors - Motivation and Structure. International Journal of Microcomputer Applications 1993;12(3), 110-117.

  4. Macura, R.T., Macura, K.J., Toro, V.E., Binet, E.F., Trueblood, J.H., and Ji K. Computerized Case-based Instructional System for Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Brain Tumors. Investigative Radiology 1994, 29(4), 497-506.

  5. Macura K.J., Macura R.T., Morstad B.D. Digital Case Library: A Resource for Teaching,
    Learning, and Decision Support in Radiology. RadioGraphics 1995; 15(1): 155-164.

  6. Binet E.F., Macura K.J., Trueblood J.H., Macura R.T., Morstad B.D., Finkbeiner R.V., Kingsbury T.B., Garzzillo C.W. Electronic Memory Extension for Radiologists: R3 Program. Journal of Medical Education Technologies 1995, 5(3), 5-13.

  7. Binet E. F., Trueblood J.H., Macura K.J., Macura R.T., Morstad B.D., Finkbeiner
    R.V. Computer-based Radiology Information System: From Floppy Disk to CD-ROM. RadioGraphics 1995; 15(5): 1203-1214.

  8. Macura R.T., Macura K.J. MacRad: Radiology Image Resource with a Case-Based
    Retrieval System. In Veloso M., Aamodt A. (eds.). Case-Based Reasoning Research and Development. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1010. Springer; Berlin, Germany: 1995, 43-54.

  9. Macura K.J., Burke G., Robinson V. Osteogenic Sarcoma Associated with the
    Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 1998; 23(2): 116-118.

  10. Weiss K.L., Macura K.J., Ahmed A. Cerebral Air Embolism - Acute Imaging. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases , 1998; 7(3): 222-226.

  11. Macura K.J., Corl F., Fishman E.K., Bluemke, D.A. Pathogenesis in acute aortic syndromes: aortic aneurysm leak and rupture, and traumatic aortic transection. American Journal of Roentgenology, 2003;181:303-307.

  12. Macura K.J., Corl F., Fishman E.K., Bluemke, D.A. Pathogenesis in acute aortic syndromes: aortic dissection, intramural hematoma, and penetrating aortic ulcer. American Journal of Roentgenology, 2003;181:309-316.

  13. Macura K.J., Szarf G., Fishman E.K., Bluemke, D.A. Role of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in assessment of acute aortic syndromes. Seminars in Ultrasound, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance, 2003; 24(4):281-303.

  14. Weiss C.R., Macura K.J. Diagnosis of ruptured appendicitis during pregnancy: Role of magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of Women’s Imaging 2003; 5(4):192-198.

  15. Macura K.J., Genadry R., Borman T., Mostwin J.L., Lardo A.C., Bluemke D.A. Evaluation of the Female Urethra with Intraurethral MR Imaging. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2004; 20:153-159.

  16. Tekes, A., Macura, K.J. 3D Ultrasound and MR Imaging Correlation of Uterine Anomaly. Journal of Women’s Imaging 2004;6(2):91-93.

  17. Mohamed, M.A., Macura, K.J. Twenty-eight-year-old female with persistent vaginal bleeding post dilatation and curettage. Journal of Women’s Imaging 2004;6(4): 178-183.

  18. Tekes, A., Macura, K.J. MR imaging in the evaluation of benign pathologies of urinary bladder. Applied Radiology 2004;33(8):26-31.

  19. Tekes, A., Macura, K.J. MR imaging in the evaluation of bladder cancer. Applied Radiology 2004;33(10):8-17.

  20. Rogers, C.G., Knight, V., Macura, K.J., Ziegfeld, S., Paidas, C.N., Mathews, R.I. High-grade renal injuries in children – is conservative management possible? Urology 2004;64(3):574-9.

  21. Vogel-Claussen, J., Kulesza, P., Macura, K.J. Placental Transmogrification of the Lung. Journal of Thoracic Imaging 2005;20(3):233-235.

  22. Macura, K.J., Genadry, R.R., Bluemke, D.A. MR imaging of female urethra and supporting ligaments in the assessment of urinary incontinence: Spectrum of abnormalities. RadioGraphics 2006;26(4):1135-1149.

  23. Macura, K.J., Ouwerkerk R, Jacobs MA, Bluemke DA. Patterns of Enhancement on Breast MRI: Interpretation and Imaging Pitfalls. RadioGraphics 2006; 26(6):1719-1734.

  24. Strzelczyk, J, Damilakis, J. Marx, MV, Macura, KJ. Facts and controversies about radiation exposure. Part 1: Controlling unnecessary radiation exposures. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2006;3:924-931.

  25. Strzelczyk, J, Damilakis, J. Marx, MV, Macura, KJ. Facts and controversies about radiation exposure. Part 2: Low-level exposures and cancer risk. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2007;4:32-39.

  26. Macura, KJ. MR imaging of pelvic floor defects in women. Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2006;17:417-426.

  27. Rajkotia K, Veeramani M, Macura, KJ. MR imaging of adnexal masses. Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2006;17:379-397.

  28. Ouwerkerk, R, Jacobs, MA, Macura, KJ, Wolf, AC, Stearns, V, Mezban, SD, Khouri, NF, Bluemke, DA, Bottomley, PA. Elevated Tissue Sodium Concentration in Malignant Breast Lesions Detected With Noninvasive 23Na MRI. Breast Cancer Res. 2007;106(2):151-60.

  29. Cheung N, Sharrett R, Klein R, Criqui MH, Islam AFM, Macura KJ, Cotch MF, Klein BEK, Wong TY. Aortic Distensibility and Retinal Arteriolar Narrowing: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Hypertension 2007, 50(4):617-22.

  30. Hendix CW, Fuchs E, Macura KJ, Lee Linda, Parsons T, Bakshi R, Khan W, Guidos A, Wahl R. Quantitative methods to assess distribution and clearance of topical HIV microbicides in the distal gastrointestinal tract. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2008;83(1):97-105.

  31. Macura KJ, Genadry RR. Female urinary incontinence: pathophysiology, methods of evaluation and role of MR imaging. Abdom Imaging 2008;33(3):371-80.

  32. Pondman KM, Fütterer JJ, Ten Haken B, Schultze Kool LJ, Witjes JA, Hambrock T, Macura KJ, Barentsz JO. MR-Guided Biopsy of the Prostate: An Overview of Techniques and a Systematic Review. Eur Urol 2008;54(3):517-27.

  33. Macura KJ. Multiparametric MR Imaging of the Prostate: Current Status in Prostate Cancer Detection, Localization and Staging. Seminars in Roentgenology 2008;43(4):303-13.

  34. Misra S, Macura KJ, Ramesh KT, Okamura AM. The Importance of Organ Geometry and Boundary Constraints for Planning Medical Interventions. Med Eng Phys 2009;31(2):195-206.

  35. Chang K, Kamel IR, Macura KJ, Bluemke DA. 3.0-T MR imaging of the abdomen: comparison with 1.5 T. Radiographics 2008;28(7):1983-98.

  36. Bonekamp D, Macura KJ. Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of the Prostate. Top Magn Reson Imaging, 2008; 19(6), 273-284.

  37. Jacobs MA, Ouwerkerk R, Pewtroski K, Macura KJ. Diffusion Weighted Imaging with ADC Mapping and Spectroscopy in Prostate Cancer. Top Magn Reson Imaging, 2008; 19(6), 261-272.

  38. Macura KJ, Stoianovici D. Advancements in Magnetic Resonance-Guided Robotic Interventions in the Prostate. Top Magn Reson Imaging, 2008; 19(6):297-304.

  39. Juluru K, Vogel-Claussen J, Macura KJ, Kamel IR, Steever A, Bluemke DA. MR Imaging in Patients at Risk for Developing Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis: Protocols, Practices, and Imaging Techniques to Maximize Patient Safety. Radiographics. 2009;29(1):9-22.

  40. Jacobs MA, Pan L, Macura KJ. Whole-body diffusion-weighted and proton imaging: a review of this emerging technology for monitoring metastatic cancer. Seminars in Roentgenology 2009;44(2):111-22.

  41. Weinreb JC, Blume JD, Coakley FV, Wheeler TM, Cormack JB, Sotto CK, Cho H, Kawashima A, Tempany-Afdhal CM, Macura KJ, Rosen M, Gerst SR, Kurhanewicz J. Prostate cancer: sextant localization at MR imaging and MR spectroscopic imaging before prostatectomy--results of ACRIN prospective multi-institutional clinicopathologic study. Radiology 2009;251(1):122-133.

Peer reviewed articles in conference proceedings:

  1. Macura, R.T., Macura, K.J. and Nute, D.E. Diagnostic Pathology Workstation - MacLib. In Proceedings of the University System Annual Computing Conference. Rock Eagle, October 1991, 175-178.

  2. Macura, R.T, Macura, K.J. and Nute, D.E. Computerized Support System for Differential Diagnosis of Primary Brain Tumors. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Mini & Microcomputers in Medicine and Health Care. Acta Press; Anaheim, CA: 1991, 60-63.

  3. Macura, R.T. and Macura, K.J. The usefulness of decision tables in encoding of medical knowledge. In Proceedings of the Third Annual Symposium of the International Association of Knowledge Engineers. IAKE; Washington DC: 1992, 263-269.

  4. Macura, K.J., Macura, R.T., Toro, V.E., Binet, E.F. and Trueblood, J.H. Teaching Radiology by Image/Case based Reasoning. In Proceedings of Orlando Multimedia'93 Conference, Kissimmee, FL, February 1993, 167-170.

  5. Macura, K.J., Macura, R.T., Toro, V.E., Binet, E.F. and Trueblood, J.H. Case-Based Teaching System for Radiology. In Proceedings of the 1993 Conference on Intelligent Computer-Aided Training and Virtual Environment Technology, Houston, TX, May 1993, 252-255.

  6. Macura, R.T., Macura, K.J., Toro, V.E., Binet, E.F. and Trueblood, J.H. Case-Based Tutor for Radiology. In H.U. Lemke, K. Inamura, C.C. Jaffe, R. Felix (Eds.). CAR'93 Computer Assisted Radiology. Springer-Verlag; Berlin Heidelberg: 1993, 583-589.

  7. Macura, R.T. and Macura, K.J. The usefulness of decision tables in encoding of medical knowledge. In Proceedings of the Third Annual Symposium of the International Association of Knowledge Engineers. IAKE; Washington DC: 1992, 263-269.

  8. Macura, K.J., Macura, R.T., Toro, V.E., Binet, E.F. and Trueblood, J.H. Teaching Radiology by Image/Case based Reasoning. In Proceedings of Orlando Multimedia'93 Conference, Kissimmee, FL, February 1993, 167-170.

  9. Macura, K.J., Macura, R.T., Toro, V.E., Binet, E.F. and Trueblood, J.H. Case-Based Teaching System for Radiology. In Proceedings of the 1993 Conference on Intelligent Computer-Aided Training and Virtual Environment Technology, Houston, TX, May 1993, 252-255.

  10. Macura, R.T., Macura, K.J., Toro, V.E., Binet, E.F. and Trueblood, J.H. Case-Based Tutor for Radiology. In H.U. Lemke, K. Inamura, C.C. Jaffe, R. Felix (Eds.). CAR'93 Computer Assisted Radiology. Springer-Verlag; Berlin Heidelberg: 1993, 583-589.

  11. Macura K.J., Macura R.T., Ji K., Trueblood J.H., and Binet E.F. Computerized Puzzler for Teaching Radiology. In Proceedings of Orlando Multimedia'94 Conference. Learning Technology Institute; Warrenton, VA: 1994, 102-104.

  12. Binet E.F., Trueblood J.H., Macura R.T., Macura K.J., Toro V. E., Raeuber C.L., Morstad B.D., Kingsbury IV T.A.M., Van Sickle K., Garzzillo Jr. C. The Electronic Textbook of Radiology: Access Methods. In J.M. Boehme, A.H. Rowberg, N.T. Wolfman (Eds.). SCAR'94 Computer Applications to Assist Radiology. Symposia Foundation; Carlsbad, CA: 1994, 634-639.

  13. Macura R.T, Macura K.J., Morstad B.D., Binet E.F., and Trueblood J.H. Feature-Coded Image Database. In J.M. Boehme, A.H. Rowberg, N.T. Wolfman (Eds.). SCAR'94 Computer Applications to Assist Radiology. Symposia Foundation; Carlsbad, CA: 1994, 313-318.

  14. Macura K.J., Macura R.T. The Role of Object Representation in the Design of the Intelligent Radiology Workstation. In J.G. Ozbolt (Eds.). Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: Proceedings of the 18th Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC) 1994, 922-926.

  15. Macura K.J., Macura R.T. Query by Pictionary: An Alternative to Medical Image Retrieval. In R. A. Greenes et al. (eds.) MedInfo'95 Proceedings. IMIA; Geneva, Switzerland; 1995: 1438-1442.

  16. Macura R.T., Macura K.J. Artificial Intelligence in Radiology Education: the promise, the delivery, the future. In CAR'95 Computer Assisted Radiology; Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany: 1995, 313-317.

  17. Macura R.T., Macura K.J. Intelligent Tutoring System for Radiology as a Part of the Information Exchange Infrastructure. In Proceedings of the National Forum: Military Telemedicine On-line Today. IEEE Computer Society Press, 1995; 157-162.

  18. Trueblood J, Binet E, Macura K, Macura R, Morstad B. A Multimedia Comprehensive Radiology Information Resource. In Proceedings of University System of Georgia Annual Computing Conference 1996 Rock Eagle; 1996: 59-61

  19. Macura K.J., Genadry R, Mostwin JL, Borman TL, Bluemke DA. Intraurethral MR Imaging of the Female Urethra: A Novel Look at Urethral Anatomy and Pathology. In Proc. Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med. 10, 2002.

  20. Macura, KJ, Genadry RR, Bluemke DA. Role of MR imaging in diagnosis of urethra hypermobility and intrinsic sphincter deficiency in women with stress urinary incontinence. Proc. Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med. 14, 2006:307.

  21. Macura KJ, Wang WP, Lane Z, Su L-M, Bluemke DA, Bhujwalla ZM, Jacobs MA. Multiparametric and Ex-vivo MR Imaging in Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer: Preliminary results from a prospective trial in patients undergoing prostatectomy. Proc. Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med. 15, 2007:3657.

  22. Macura KJ, Genadry RR, Bluemke DA. MR Imaging Assists in Diagnosis of Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women: Results from a pilot prospective trial. Proc. Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med. 15, 2007:574.

  23. Jacobs MA, Pan L, Macura K, Kamel I, Wolff AC, Stearns V, Okollie B, Lorentz C, Bluemke DA. Whole Body Diffusion Weighted Imaging and ADC Mapping for Detecting Metastatic Cancer. Proc. Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med. 15, 2007: 284.

  24. Fleming IN, Rivaz H, Macura K, Su Li-Ming, Hamper U, Lotan T, Lagoda G, Burnett A, Taylor RH, Hager GD, Boctor EM. Ultrasound elastography: enabling technology for image guided laparoscopic prostatectomy. Medical Imaging 2009: Visualization, Image-guided Procedures and Modeling. Proceedings of the SPIE. 2009;7261.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • 1996 - Present Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

  • 1996 - Present American College of Radiology (ACR)

  • 1996 - Present American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR)

  • 2001 - Present American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

  • 2005 - Present Society for Computed Body Tomography & Magnetic Resonance  (SCBT/MR)

  • 2007 - Present American Medical Association (AMA)

AWARDS & HONORS

    2006 American Roentgen Ray Society 2006 Philips Scholarship awarded funds for a two-year scholarship program focused on the science of clinical investigation as applied to translational research in prostate cancer.

    2007 Certificate of Honor, in recognition of the 5th place in the ranking of the "Women’s Imaging Specialist" category of the 2007

    Medical Imaging Industry Top 10 Awards: based on current women’s imaging research, cutting-edge techniques, industry interaction, patient care and outcomes, and knowledge in the field.

    2008 Bronze Medal from the American Roentgen Ray Society for Educational Exhibit presented at the 108th annual meeting of the ARRS entitled "Multiparametric MR Imaging in the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer".

    Certificate of Merit from the Radiological Society of North America, 1992 for infoRAD'92 exhibit entitled: Digital case library: a multimedia resource for radiologists.

    Distinguished Paper Award in recognition of outstanding technical presentation at Intelligent Computer-Aided Training and Virtual Environment Technology Conference, May 1993, Houston, TX.

    Cum Laude Award from the Radiological Society of North America, 2001 for educational exhibit entitled: Acute Aortic Syndromes.

    Special Recognition Award from the President of the American Association for Women Radiologists, 2001 for the work on AAWR web site.

    Participant Marconi – AUR Faculty Development Program, Association of University Radiologists, 2001.

    Leadership Award from the American Association for Women Radiologists, 2002. Award to attend the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Faculty Development Seminar.

    Young Investigator Award from the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, 2003

    Cerfiticate of Merit from the American Roentgen Ray Society, 2004 for scientific exhibit entitled: Female Pelvic Floor Assessment with Dynamic MR Imaging.

    Bronze Medal from the American Roentgen Ray Society, 2004 for scientific exhibit entitled: Role of MR Imaging in Evaluation of the Urethra in Incon¬tinent Women.

    Radiology Editor’s Recognition Award for reviewing with Distinction, in recognition of outstanding service as a reviewer of scientific manuscripts submitted for publication in Radiology.

    Cum Laude Award Scientific and Educational Exhibits, European Congress of Radiology, Vienna 2005: MR imaging of the urethral sphincter in incontinent women.

    Cum Laude Award for Scientific Presentation from the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance 2005.

    Teacher of the Year 2005 Residents’ Award, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins University

Research Projects:

  • Female and Male Urinary Incontinence; anatomical and functional imaging with MRI

  • Female Pelvic Pathology; multimodality approach, correlation MRI/US/CT

  • Prostate Cancer; MR imaging and MR spectroscopy

  • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine; case-based reasoning applied to the radiology image retrieval based on the verbal and pictorial query

Research Grants:

2002 MR Imaging and MR Spectroscopic Imaging of Prostate Cancer Prior to Radical Prostatectomy: A Prospective Multi-Institutional Clinicopathological Study.
ACRIN 6659
Role: Institutional JHU PI
2002 Comparison of Novel PET/CT Imaging Agents and MR/MRS Metastatic and High Risk Prostate Cancer. NCI Mayo/Hopkins SPORE Role: Consultant
2002 AUS Clinical Trial Site to Conduct Evaluations of Topical Microbicides. Center for Disease Control, Contract 200-2001-08015 Role: Consultant
2003 Phase I, Pharmacological and Biological Study of OSI-774 in Combination with FOLFOX 4 in patients with Advanced Colorectal Cancer. NCI Protocol 5869 Role: Collaborator
2003 Role of MR Imaging in Assessment of Urethral Sphincter Morphology and Function in Continent and Incontinent Women. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Role: PI
2004 Quantitative 23namri Of Breast Cancer, NCI Protocol # R21CA095907 Role: Collaborator
2006 ARRS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Becoming a Translational Researcher In Prostate Cancer Imaging Role: PI
2007 The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Role:
Co-Investigator (Imaging Core Leader allocation)
2007 Proton MRSI of Human Breast Cancer at 3 and 7 Tesla Role: Co-Investigator
2008 Johns Hopkins University In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center Role: Co-Investigator (allocation)
2008 Using Multiparametric MR Imaging for MR-Guided Biopsy of the
Prostate
Role:PI
2008 Imaging the Interaction Between Hypoxia and Cancer Stem Cells Role: Co-Investigator

 

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