• Kristin Kelly Porter, M.D., PhD, completed her undergraduate training at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), graduating in 1998. After working for two years as a biologist in Pfizer’s neuroscience drug discovery division in Groton, CT, she returned to the MD/PhD program at Dartmouth College. She completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2004 and her MD in 2009 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School. After completing her Radiology residency in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2014 and the Body and Cardiovascular MRI Fellowship at Johns Hopkins in 2015, she joined their Diagnostic Imaging faculty in the Body Imaging Division.

    Dr. Porter serves as the 2021 President of the American Association for Women Radiologists. Her area of clinical practice is abdominal imaging.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Childbearing in radiology training and early career: Challenges, opportunities, and finding the best time for youClinical Imaging.  86:67-70. 2022
    2022 Dispelling myths: The case for women in radiology and radiation oncologyClinical Imaging.  85:55-59. 2022
    2022 Paid family/medical leave in radiology: The time is really nowClinical Imaging.  85:120-122. 2022
    2022 Promoting Progress and Learning from Mistakes: Results of a Radiology Department LGBTQ Inclusion Audit.Academic Radiology2022
    2022 Differentiating Focal Liver Lesions: ICC and HCC 2022
    2022 Equal pay for equal work in radiology: Expired excuses and solutions for changeClinical Imaging.  83:93-98. 2022
    2022 Multimodality Multisystem Imaging of Pregnancy-Related Changes: Featuring Neurologic, Cardiothoracic, Breast, Gynecologic, and Musculoskeletal Issues 2022
    2022 Navigating parental leave as a leader in radiology: Commentary on challenges and strategiesClinical Imaging.  82:58-62. 2022
    2022 Promoting Lactation Support: Challenges and Solutions to Supporting Breastfeeding RadiologistsAcademic Radiology.  29:175-180. 2022
    2022 Imaging for the Initial Staging and Post-Treatment Surveillance of Penile Squamous Cell CarcinomaDiagnostics.  12. 2022
    2022 The Future of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agents 2022
    2021 A lactation credit model to support breastfeeding in radiology: The new gold standard to support “liquid gold”Clinical Imaging.  80:16-18. 2021
    2021 Celebrating 40 years of the achievements of the American Association for Women RadiologistsClinical Imaging.  80:353-358. 2021
    2021 Establishing a women-in-radiology group: A toolkit from the american association for women in radiologyAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  217:1452-1460. 2021
    2021 ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Epigastric PainJournal of the American College of Radiology.  18:S330-S339. 2021
    2021 Contrast-enhanced MRI: History and Current Recommendations 2021
    2021 Applications of pet/mri in abdominopelvic oncologyRadiographics.  41:1750-1765. 2021
    2021 Stereotactic body radiation therapy with simultaneous integrated boost for prostate cancer: does MRI-targeted biopsy alter the boost field?Canadian Journal of Urology.  28:10817-10823. 2021
    2021 Utility of 18F-fluciclovine PET/MRI for staging newly diagnosed high-risk prostate cancer and evaluating response to initial androgen deprivation therapy: A prospective single-arm pilot studyAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  217:720-729. 2021
    2021 Family and Medical Leave for Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, and Radiation Oncology Residents in the United States: A Policy OpportunityRadiology.  300:31-35. 2021
    2021 Authentic gold: Celebrating the life and career of Cheri L. Canon, MD, FACR, FAAWRClinical Imaging.  74:174-177. 2021
    2021 Unsustainable: COVID-19 Demands Increased Support for RadiologistsClinical Imaging.  73:18-19. 2021
    2021 Carpe Diem: An opportunity for the ABR to support its trainees with family-friendly policiesClinical Imaging.  69:148-149. 2021
    2021 Systematic Review of Transgender-Related Research in Radiology Over a Decade: There Is Work to Be DoneJournal of the American College of Radiology.  18:93-102. 2021
    2020 Fusion of high B-value diffusion-weighted and T2-weighted MR images increases sensitivity for identification of extraprostatic disease in prostate cancerClinical Imaging.  68:202-209. 2020
    2020 How Fast Can We Go: Abbreviated Prostate MR ProtocolsCurrent Urology Reports.  21. 2020
    2020 ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Liver Lesion-Initial CharacterizationJournal of the American College of Radiology.  17:S429-S446. 2020
    2020 The role of imaging in bladder cancer diagnosis and stagingDiagnostics.  10. 2020
    2020 ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Chronic Liver DiseaseJournal of the American College of Radiology.  17:S70-S80. 2020
    2020 ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Pancreatic CystJournal of the American College of Radiology.  17:S198-S206. 2020
    2020 Acute pancreatitis: an update on the revised Atlanta classification 2020
    2020 Financial implications of biparametric prostate MRIProstate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases.  23:88-93. 2020
    2020 Improving body imaging throughput in the midst of COVID-19 2020
    2019 Evaluation of MSKCC Preprostatectomy nomogram in men who undergo MRI-targeted prostate biopsy prior to radical prostatectomyUrologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations.  37:970-975. 2019
    2019 ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Acute PancreatitisJournal of the American College of Radiology.  16:S316-S330. 2019
    2019 Advanced Imaging in Female InfertilityCurrent Urology Reports.  20. 2019
    2019 Bilateral endometriomas 2019
    2019 PTEN and ERG detection in multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging/ultrasound fusion targeted prostate biopsy compared to systematic biopsyHuman Pathology.  90:20-26. 2019
    2019 Recognizing and minimizing artifacts at ct, mri, us, and molecular imagingRadiographics.  39:1017-1018. 2019
    2019 ACR Appropriateness Criteria ® JaundiceJournal of the American College of Radiology.  16:S126-S140. 2019
    2019 ACR Appropriateness Criteria ® Right Upper Quadrant PainJournal of the American College of Radiology.  16:S235-S243. 2019
    2019 Comparison of biparametric MRI to full multiparametric MRI for detection of clinically significant prostate cancerProstate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases.  22:331-336. 2019
    2019 When to Biopsy the Seminal Vesicles: A Validated Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Target Driven Model to Detect Seminal Vesicle Invasion of Prostate Cancer 2019
    2019 Current imaging techniques for noninvasive staging of hepatic fibrosisAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  213:77-89. 2019
    2019 Histologic findings associated with false-positive multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging performed for prostate cancer detectionHuman Pathology.  83:159-165. 2019
    2018 Creating a Culture to Support Radiology Resident MothersJournal of the American College of Radiology.  15:1765-1767. 2018
    2018 The role of transesophageal echocardiography in the management of renal cell carcinoma with venous tumor thrombus 2018
    2018 Imaging as a Personalized Biomarker for Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification.Diagnostics.  8. 2018
    2018 Dr. Lucy Frank Squire: Fundamentally better togetherClinical Imaging.  52:vii-ix. 2018
    2018 Detection of extraprostatic disease and seminal vesicle invasion in patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging-targeted prostate biopsiesTranslational andrology and urology.  7:S392-S396. 2018
    2018 MRI findings guiding selection of active surveillance for prostate cancer: A review of emerging evidenceTranslational andrology and urology.  7:S411-S419. 2018
    2018 Validation of contrast-enhanced time-resolved magnetic resonance angiography in pre-ablation planning in patients with atrial fibrillation: comparison with traditional technique 2018
    2018 Acute Pancreatitis: How Can MR Imaging HelpMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America.  26:439-450. 2018
    2018 Defining the optimal method for reporting prostate cancer grade and tumor extent on magnetic resonance/ultrasound fusion–targeted biopsiesHuman Pathology.  76:68-75. 2018
    2018 MRI/US fusion-guided prostate biopsy allows for equivalent cancer detection with significantly fewer needle cores in biopsy-naive menDiagnostic and Interventional Radiology.  24:115-120. 2018
    2018 Contrast-enhanced ultrasound of benign liver lesions 2018
    2018 Role of prostate MRI in the setting of active surveillance for prostate cancerAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.  1126:49-67. 2018
    2017 Characterizing Indeterminate Renal Masses with Molecular Imaging: the Role of 99mTc-MIBI SPECT/CTCurrent Urology Reports.  18. 2017
    2017 Prostate cancer imaging and biomarkers guiding safe selection of active surveillanceFrontiers in Oncology.  7. 2017
    2017 Defining the Added Value of 99mTc-MIBI SPECT/CT to Conventional Cross-Sectional Imaging in the Characterization of Enhancing Solid Renal MassesClinical Nuclear Medicine.  42:e188-e193. 2017
    2017 Surveillance liver MRI for monitoring patients with known or suspected chronic liver diseaseClinical Radiology.  72:93.e7-93.e13. 2017
    2016 A Mother's Room to Support Women in RadiologyJournal of the American College of Radiology.  13:1438-1439. 2016
    2016 Evaluation of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction with four-dimensional phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy-a pilot study 2016
    2015 Retained surgical item identification on imaging studies: a training module for radiology residentsInternational Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery.  10:1803-1809. 2015
    2015 Positive Control Radiographs for Identifying a Suspected Retained Surgical ItemJournal of the American College of Radiology.  12:830-832. 2015
    2013 Right ovarian steroid tumor (not otherwise specified)Ultrasound Quarterly.  29:227-229. 2013
    2007 Visual- and saccade-related signals in the primate inferior colliculus 2007
    2006 Effects of reward and behavioral context on neural activity in the primate inferior colliculus 2006
    2006 Representation of eye position in primate inferior colliculusJournal of Neurophysiology.  95:1826-1842. 2006
    2006 Long lasting attenuation by prior sounds in auditory cortex of awake primatesExperimental Brain Research.  168:272-276. 2006
    2006 The “other” Transformation Required for Visual-Auditory Integration: Representational FormatProgress in Brain Research.  155:313-323. 2006
    2005 Comparative analysis of cortical layering and supragranular layer enlargement in rodent carnivore and primate speciesBrain Research.  1052:71-81. 2005
    2004 Discover and SAR of 2-aminothiazole Inhibitors of Cyclin-dependent Kinase 5/p25 as a Potential Treatment for Alzheimer’s DiseaseBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters.  14:5521-5525. 2004
    2003 A monotonic code for sound azimuth in primate inferior colliculus.Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.  15:1217-1231. 2003
    2003 Eye position affects activity in primary auditory cortex of primates.Current Biology.  13:554-562. 2003
    2001 Atropisomeric Quinazolin-4-one Derivatives are Potent Noncompetitive Alpha-Amino-3-Hydroxy-5-Methyl-4-Isoxazolepropionic Acid (AMPA) Receptor AntagonistsBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters.  11:177-181. 2001
    2000 Characterization of the Binding Site for a Novel Class of Noncompetitive Alpha-Amino-3-Hydroxy-5-Methyl-4-Isoxazolepropionic Acid Receptor AntagonistsMolecular Pharmacology.  58:1310-1317. 2000


    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Role of Prostate MRI in the Setting of Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer.  194-194. 2018
    2017 Anastomotic stricture post Pancreaticoduodenectomy.  437-440. 2017
    2017 Ansa pancreatica.  429-432. 2017
    2017 Long common channel.  421-424. 2017
    2017 Pancreas divisum with Santorinicele.  425-428. 2017
    2017 Pancreatic ductal disruption.  433-435. 2017
    2017 Cases 18, 74, 75, 114, and 120 2017
    2017 Ductal Abnormalities: Focal Ductal Abnormalities, Cases 97-101.  421-440. 2017
    2006 Chapter 18 The "other" transformation required for visual-auditory integration: representational format.  313-323. 2006
    2002 Representation of Sound Location in the Primate Brain.  177-199. 2002

    Research Overview

  • Development and optimization of quantitative MR and US imaging techniques, with a focus on genitourinary and gastrointestinal imaging.
  • Investigator On

    Education And Training

  • Baptist Health System, Internship
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Residency
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2009
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Dartmouth College 2004
  • Full Name

  • Kristin Porter