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Katarzyna Jadwiga Macura, MD PhD

Assistant Director ICTR Imaging Translational Program
Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
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  • Assistant Director ICTR Imaging Translational Program
  • Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
  • Associate Professor of Oncology
  • Associate Professor of Urology

Centers & Institutes

  • Clinical and Translational Research, Institute for
  • Computational Medicine, Institute for
  • James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center


Diagnostic Radiology, Image-Guided Biopsies, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Prostate Cancer

Research Interests

Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Male pelvic imaging; Female pelvic imagine; Genitourinary imaging


Katarzyna J. Macura, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, as well as an Associate Professor of both Oncology and Urology.

Dr. Macura specializes in diagnostic radiology—particularly pelvic imaging of both men and women. She joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2001.

A past president of the American Association for Women Radiologists, Dr. Macura was once voted among the nation’s top five women's imaging specialists by the readers of Medical Imaging Magazine. She also was named 2006 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by Hopkins radiology residents.

Dr. Macura is active in a number of national and international radiology organizations and serves as a reviewer for a handful of prestigious radiology journals.


  • English
  • Polish


  • 1992-1996 Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Women In Science
  • 1993-1995 International Association of Knowledge Engineers (IAKE)
  • 1993-1996 Society of Applied Learning Technology (SALT)
  • 1993-1996 Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  • 1994-1996 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
  • 1995-1996 Society for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR)
  • 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)
  • 2001-Present Association of University Radiologists (AUR)
  • 2002-Present International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
  • 2004-Present Society for Advancement of Womens Imaging (SAWI)
  • 2005-Present Society for Computed Body Tomography & Magnetic Resonance (SCBT/MR)
  • 2007-Present American Medical Association (AMA)

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Prostate Cancer Imaging

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +


    • Medical University of Lodz (50 - 637 Wroclaw ) (1989)
    • Medical University of Silesia (Katowice ) (1988)


    • Medical College of Georgia - Registrar / Diagnostic Radiology (Augusta GA) (2000)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cross - Sectional Imaging (Baltimore MD) (2002)


    • American Board of Radiology / Diagnostic Radiology (2000)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Macura’s research focuses on genitourinary magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). She leads the Imaging Translational Technology Core of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

    Selected Publications

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

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

    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.

    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.

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

    Pondman KM, Ftterer 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.

    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.

    Misra S, Macura KJ, Ramesh KT, Okamura AM. The Importance of Organ Geometry and Boundary Constraints for Planning Medical Interventions. Med Eng Phys. 2008 Sep 22.
    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.

    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.

    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 Apr;44(2):111-22.

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

    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), in print.

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

    El-Khouli R, Macura KJ, Kamel IR, Bluemke DA. Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Breast: Quantitative method for kinetic curve type assessment. Amer J Roentgen 2009, in print.

    El-Khouli R, Macura KJ, Vogel-Claussen J, Jacobs MA, Barker P, Bluemke D. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Guided Vacuum Assisted Breast Biopsy: A Phantom and Patient Evaluation of Targeting Accuracy. JMRI 2009, in print.

    Dianat SS, Rancier Ruiz RM, Bonekamp D, Carter HB, Macura KJ. Prostate volumetric assessment by magnetic resonance imaging and transrectal ultrasound: impact of variation in calculated prostate-specific antigen density on patient eligibility for active surveillance program. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2013 Jul-Aug;37(4):589-95. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e318296af5f.

    Malayeri AA, Zaheer A, Fishman EK, Macura KJ. Adrenal masses: contemporary imaging characterization. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2013 Jul-Aug;37(4):528-42. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e31828b690d. Review.

    Dianat SS, Carter HB, Macura KJ. Performance of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation and management of clinically low-risk prostate cancer. Urol Oncol. 2013 Jun 17. doi:pii: S1078-1439(13)00183-X. 10.1016/j.urolonc.2013.04.002. [Epub ahead of print]

    Chu LC, Ross HM, Lotan TL, Macura KJ. Prostatic stromal neoplasms: differential diagnosis of cystic and solid prostatic and periprostatic masses. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jun;200(6):W571-80. doi: 10.2214/AJR.12.9741. Review.

    Pokharel SS, Macura KJ, Kamel IR, Zaheer A. Current MR imaging lipid detection techniques for diagnosis of lesions in the abdomen and pelvis. Radiographics. 2013 May;33(3):681-702. doi: 10.1148/rg.333125068.

    Clinical Trials

    MRI for Assessing Prostate Cancer Response (recruiting)

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Cum Laude Award from the Radiological Society of North America, 2001 
    • Special Recognition Award from the President of the American Association for Women Radiologists, 2001 
    • Leadership Award from the American Association for Women Radiologists, 2002 
    • Young Investigator Award from the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance,2003  
    • Certificate of Merit from the American Roentgen Ray Society, 2004 
    • Bronze Medal from the American Roentgen Ray Society, 2004 
    • Radiology Editors Recognition,2004  
    • Cum Laude Award Scientific and Educational Exhibits, European Congress of Radiology, Vienna 2005
    • Cum Laude Award for Scientific Presentation from the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, 2005 
    • Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the Year 2005 Residents Award, Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University, 2005 
    • American Roentgen Ray Society 2006 Philips Scholarship, 2006
    • Certificate of Honor, in recognition of the 5th place in the ranking of the Womens Imaging Specialist category of the 2007 Medical Imaging Industry Top 10 Awards, 2007 
    • Bronze Medal from the American Roentgen Ray Society, 2008 

    Professional Activities

    2005 President American Association for Women Radiologists

    2013-2015 President Maryland Radiological Society

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