Katherine Frederick-Dyer, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Clinical Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Director of Body MRI
CT, MRI, & VICC Radiology Medical Director
Delivery Address
Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue South, CCC-1118

Katherine Frederick-Dyer is an assistant professor of abdominal imaging in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She did her residency in radiology at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TN, and her fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After spending 3 years in private practice, Dr. Frederick-Dyer decided to return to academics to contribute to medical education, cancer imaging research, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. She is a founding member of the recently formed Environmental Sustainability Working Group at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She also serves as director of MRI for the body imaging section and participates in the Radiology Quality Improvement and MRI Safety Committees. She is interested in solving sustainability issues at a radiology department and hospital system level in order that we may "do no harm" to future generations while providing high quality care to the current generation

Section: Abdominal Imaging


  • Allen LM, Shechtel J, Frederick-Dyer K, Davis LT, Stokes LS, Savoie B, Pruthi S, Henry C, Allen S, Redlin-Frazier S, Omary RA. “Rapid Response to the Acute Iodinated Contrast Shortage During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Single Institution Experience.” JACR. 2022 May. In Press. 
  • Servin F, Collins J, Heiselman J, Frederick-Dyer KC, Planz V, Geevarghese S, Brown D, and Miga M. “Fat Quantification Imaging and Biophysical Modeling for Patient-Specific Forecasting of Microwave Ablation Therapy.” Frontiers in Physiology. 2022 Feb; Front. Physiol. 12:820251. 

  • Frederick-Dyer K and Petruzzi P. “Extraskeletal chondroma.” ACR Case in Point. Jul 21, 2016. 

  • Frederick-Dyer K, Ahmad A, Arora SS, Wile G. “Difficult biopsy and drainage: just say yes.” Abdominal Radiology. 2016 Apr;41(4):706-19 

  • Frederick-Dyer K, Faulkner A, Chang T, Heidel R, Pasciak A. “Online training on the safe use of fluoroscopy can result in a significant decrease in patient dose.” Academic Radiology. 2013 Oct; 20(10):1272-7. Received AUR Stauffer Award for best educational paper published in 2013. 

  • Zeng R, Frederick-Dyer K, Ferguson N, Lewis J, Fu Y. "Fibrolipomatous hamartoma of the inferior calcaneal nerve (Baxter nerve)." Skeletal Radiology.  2012 Sep; 41(10): 1323-6. 


  • Frederick-Dyer K. “Planting Seeds: Starting an Interdepartmental Climate Collaboration.” March 23, 2022, Phoenix, AZ. Invited presentation at the 2022 AUR Annual Meeting.  

  • Gaballah A, Tantawi M, Badawy M, Soliman M, Shabana A, Frederick-Dyer K, Moshiri M. “Diabetes-Related Complications in the Abdomen and Pelvis.” Electronic presentation at the 2021 RSNA Annual Meeting. November 2021, Chicago, IL. 

  • Krishnasarma R, Frederick-Dyer K, Snyder E, Sarma A, and Reddy N. “Catching the Wave: A Module for Performing and Interpreting MR Elastography.” Electronic presentation at the 2021 RSNA Annual Meeting. November 2021, Chicago, IL. 

  • Harmath C, Arora S, Catania R, Frederick-Dyer K, Dasyam A, Mendiratta-Lala M, Borhani A. "Mechanisms of Spread of Hepatocellular Carcinoma." Electronic Presentation at the 2021 ARRS Annual Meeting. April 2021. Received Certificate of Merit.  

  • Frederick-Dyer K, Faulkner A, Hudson K, Pasciak A. “E-learning physics: A Resource guide for radiology residents.” Electronic presentation at the 2014 RSNA Annual Meeting. November 2014, Chicago, IL.  

  • Frederick-Dyer K, Faulkner A, Chang T, Knight S, Pasciak A. “The Effect on Patient Radiation Dose of a Formal Fluoroscopy Privileging Program in First Fluoroscopy Rotations.” April 11. 2013, Los Angeles, CA. Presented at the 2013 AUR Annual Meeting and received the First Place Trainee Prize for Scientific Presentation.