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About Rebecca Rakow-Penner, MD, PhD

Rebecca Rakow-Penner, MD, PhD, is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist and scientist whose expertise is in developing and applying imaging techniques dedicated to improving women's health. She is trained in breast and body imaging and her practice focuses on comprehensive breast imaging care as well as abdominal and pelvic imaging.

Dr. Rakow-Penner has highly specialized training and experience in MRI (magnetic resource imaging) with a focus in women's health. Her analyses of imaging studies are used for cancer staging and treatment planning (breast, ovarian, cervical), fetal imaging, pelvic pain, and pelvic floor.

Dr. Rakow-Penner's research is focused on developing MRI technologies to improve the detection and evaluation of female cancers (breast, ovarian, cervical). She also has extensive research experience in prostate MR imaging.

Dr. Rakow-Penner completed fellowship training in women's imaging and residency training in diagnostic radiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree and doctorate in biophysics at Stanford University School of Medicine. She also has a master's degree in bioengineering from California Institute of Technology.

She is a member of many professional organizations, including the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the Radiological Society of North America, the Society of Breast Imaging, the Society of Abdominal Imaging and the American College of Radiology.

Outside work, Dr. Rakow-Penner enjoys time with her family.

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For more information, see Breast Imaging Center.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Doctoral Degree

  • Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Master's Degree

  • California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2017-08-28

Conditions and Treatments

  • Breast Imaging
  • Women’s Body Imaging
  • Body Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Cancer Imaging
  • Pelvic Imaging
  • Abdominal Imaging
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted