Memorial Sloan Kettering radiologist Christopher Riedl

Christopher Riedl, MD, PhD

Radiologist

Clinical Expertise

PET/CT; Nuclear Medicine; CT; MRI Ultrasound; X-Ray

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About Me

Education

PhD, Universidad de la Laguna (Spain); MD, Medical University of Vienna (Austria)

Residencies

Medical University of Vienna (Austria); Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Fellowships

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Nuclear Medicine

I am a diagnostic radiologist and nuclear medicine physician with specialist training in molecular imaging as well as breast and body oncologic imaging. I have more than 15 years of experience in the field. My work has helped standardize care and improve early breast cancer detection rates for people at high risk for breast cancer.

My father was a radiologist, and as a child I thought he was nothing short of a magician. As I grew older, I learned more about the science behind his work and the miraculous machines that allowed him to see inside the human body. It was a career path I was compelled to follow.

My passion for nuclear medicine started during my research fellowship at MSK in 2004. Recent research advances in cancer therapy have led to the development of an ever-increasing number of tailor-made drugs designed to target and kill specific subtypes of cancer. The drugs have high efficacy with few side effects. With molecular imaging, we can try to find the exact drug that is best suited to individual patients; this is personalized medicine at its best. I am honored to work with colleagues who have helped build this fascinating field from the ground up.

Another field that has fascinated me for more than a decade is breast-cancer imaging. As a radiology resident in Vienna, I led a large-scale national trial in Austria that confirmed the superiority of MRI in detecting invasive and preinvasive breast cancers in women with a genetic predisposition for the disease. Results of this study were published in Clinical Cancer Research and Journal of Clinical Oncology. Thanks to this and a few similar studies, many countries changed their guidelines to now recommend MRI breast cancer screening for patients at high risk for breast cancer.

In the decade since, I have continued to do clinical and research work in the areas of nuclear medicine and breast cancer imaging. As the most common cancer in women in the western world, often affecting young patients, breast cancer presents a crucial and fascinating field of study and care. My work is focused on testing and evaluating innovative PET radiopharmaceuticals for cutting-edge breast cancer treatment to help bring these new treatments to our patients.

Colleagues

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Clinical Trials

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Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Riedl’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.