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Lawrence Bassett, M.D.
Lawrence Bassett, M.D.



General Information:



Professor, Department of Radiology
Section Chief, Iris Cantor Center for Breast Imaging
Member, JCCC Healthy and At-Risk Populations Program Area

Hospital Affiliation(s):

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Diagnostic Radiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1971 - 1974
Rotating (Internship), Northwestern University Medical School, 1968 - 1969
Medical Degree:
M.D., UC Irvine College of Medicine, 1968

Contact Information:

(310) 301-6800 Radiology information and patient appointments
(310) 794-1450 Iris Cantor Center for Breast Imaging patient appointments
(310) 301-6800 Iris Cantor Center for Breast Imaging referring physician

Scientific Interest(s):

A nationally renowned expert with more than 25 years of experience in breast imaging, Dr. Lawrence Bassett focuses his research on breast cancer screening, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast and other applications of technology to the diagnosis of diseases of the breast.

Bassett and collaborators are addressing the national shortage of breast imaging specialists by training a group of breast imaging fellows using a year-to-year grant from the Avon Foundation. To date, they have trained more than 85 breast imaging fellows across the country in one of the most productive programs in the United States.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Bassett LW, Monsees BS, Smith RA, Wang L, Hooshi P, Farria DM, Sayre JW, Feig SA, Jackson VP. Survey of radiology residents: breast imaging training and attitudes. Radiology. 2003; 227(3): 862-9.

Bassett LW, Farria DM, Bansal S, Farquhar MA, Wilcox PA, Feig SA. Reasons for Failure of a Mammography Unit at Clinical Image Review in the American College of Radiology Mammography Accreditation Program. Radiology. 2000; 215: 698-702.

Maxwell JR, Bugbee ME, Wellisch D, Shalmon A, Sayre J, Bassett LW. Imaging-Guided Core Needle Biopsy of the Breast: Study of Psychological Outcomes. The Breast Journal. 2000; 6:53-61.

Bassett LW, Bomyea K, Liu S, Sayre J. Communication of mammography results to women by radiologists: attitudes of referring health care providers. Radiology. 1995; 195:235-238.

Bassett LW, Hirbawi IA, DeBruhl N, Hayes MK. Mammographic Positioning: Evaluation from the Viewbox. Radiology. 1993 Jun: 188:803-806.