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Matthew Fen Covington, MD

Assistant Professor, Radiology
Divisions of Breast Imaging and Nuclear Medicine

Specialty Areas

Radiology
Breast Imaging
PET Imaging

Board Certifications

Radiology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Sonography, mammography, breast ultrasound, breast imaging, magnetic resonance imaging of the breast, contrast-enhanced mammography, positron emission mammography (PET).

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Breast Health Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: B
Floor: 5
Office Phone: 314-454-7500

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

969 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Office Phone: 314-747-7222

Education

Education

Fellowship, Women's Imaging: Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 2017
Residency, Diagnostic Radiology: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ 2016
Medical Degree: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 2011

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Tc-99m Sulfur Colloid Bone Marrow Scintigraphy in Diagnosis of Diffuse Pulmonary Extramedullary Hematopoesis Secondary to Myelofibrosis: Experience of a Tertiary Hospital.
Yang M, Covington MF, Nguyen BD, Johnson GB, Mesa RA, Roarke MC
J Nucl Med Technol. 2018 Jun 8; pii: jnmt.118.210534. doi: 10.2967/jnmt.118.210534.

PMID:
    29884685
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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American College of Radiology Accreditation, Performance Metrics, Reimbursement, and Economic Considerations in Breast MR Imaging.
Covington MF, Young CA, Appleton CM
Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2018 May; 26(2)303-314. doi: 10.1016/j.mric.2017.12.004.

PMID:
    29622136
    [PubMed - in process]
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The Future of Contrast-Enhanced Mammography.
Covington MF, Pizzitola VJ, Lorans R, Pockaj BA, Northfelt DW, Appleton CM, Patel BK
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Feb; 210(2)292-300. doi: 10.2214/AJR.17.18749.

PMID:
    29064748
    [PubMed - in process]
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FDG-PET/CT for Monitoring Response of Melanoma to the Novel Oncolytic Viral Therapy Talimogene Laherparepvec.
Covington MF, Curiel CN, Lattimore L, Avery RJ, Kuo PH
Clin Nucl Med. 2017 Feb; 42(2)114-115. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000001456.

PMID:
    27922859
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Molecular Breast Imaging and the 2016 Update to the ACR Appropriateness Criteria for Breast Cancer Screening.
Covington MF, Rhodes DJ, Pizzitola VJ
J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Dec; 13(12 Pt A)1408. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.09.017.

PMID:
    27916107
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pitfalls in the Performance and Interpretation of Scintigraphic Imaging for Pleuroperitoneal Shunt.
Covington MF, Choudhary G, Avery RJ, Kuo PH
Clin Nucl Med. 2016 Nov; 41(11)858-861.

PMID:
    27488430
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Optimal Time Points for Scintigraphic Imaging of Pleuroperitoneal Shunts.
Covington MF, Choudhary G, Avery RJ, Krupinski EA, Kuo PH
Clin Nucl Med. 2016 Oct; 41(10)766-8. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000001336.

PMID:
    27556793
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A Graduate's Perspective on the ABR Dual Certification Pathway in Nuclear Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology.
Covington MF
J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Nov; 13(11)1369-1370. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.06.002.

PMID:
    27425204
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impact of Reimbursement Cuts on the Sustainability and Accessibility of Dopamine Transporter Imaging.
Covington MF, McMillan NA, Kuo PH
J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Sep; 13(9)1039-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.04.002.

PMID:
    27233911
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Accuracy of Unenhanced MR Imaging in the Detection of Acute Appendicitis: Single-Institution Clinical Performance Review.
Petkovska I, Martin DR, Covington MF, Urbina S, Duke E, Daye ZJ, Stolz LA, Keim SM, Costello JR, Chundru S, Arif-Tiwari H, Gilbertson-Dahdal D, Gries L, Kalb B
Radiology. 2016 May; 279(2)451-60. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2015150468.

PMID:
    26807893
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Adjusting ACR Appropriateness Criteria for Novel Radiopharmaceuticals.
Covington MF, Seibyl J, Kuo PH
J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Dec; 12(12 Pt A)1242-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.08.021.

PMID:
    26653829
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Patient Survey on Satisfaction and Impact of 123I-Ioflupane Dopamine Transporter Imaging.
Covington MF, Sherman S, Lewis D, Lei H, Krupinski E, Kuo PH
PLoS One. 2015; 10(7)e0134457. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134457.

PMID:
    26226362
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Classification schema of symptomatic enterogastric reflux utilizing sincalide augmentation on hepatobiliary scintigraphy.
Covington MF, Krupinski E, Avery RJ, Kuo PH
J Nucl Med Technol. 2014 Sep; 42(3)198-202. doi: 10.2967/jnmt.114.141168.

PMID:
    25033884
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Teaching cost-conscious medicine: impact of a simple educational intervention on appropriate abdominal imaging at a community-based teaching hospital.
Covington MF, Agan DL, Liu Y, Johnson JO, Shaw DJ
J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Jun; 5(2)284-8. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-12-00117.1.

PMID:
    24404274
    [PubMed]
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The semicolon sign: dopamine transporter imaging artifact from head tilt.
Covington MF, McMillan NA, Avery RJ, Kuo PH
J Nucl Med Technol. 2013 Jun; 41(2)105-7. doi: 10.2967/jnmt.112.117184.

PMID:
    23520210
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Two-week treatment with the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor citalopram reduces contextual anxiety but not cued fear in healthy volunteers: a fear-potentiated startle study.
Grillon C, Chavis C, Covington MF, Pine DS
Neuropsychopharmacology. 2009 Mar; 34(4)964-71. doi: 10.1038/npp.2008.141.

PMID:
    18800069
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Modality-specific attention under imminent but not remote threat of shock: evidence from differential prepulse inhibition of startle.
Cornwell BR, Echiverri AM, Covington MF, Grillon C
Psychol Sci. 2008 Jun; 19(6)615-22. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02131.x.

PMID:
    18578853
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acute stress potentiates anxiety in humans.
Grillon C, Duncko R, Covington MF, Kopperman L, Kling MA
Biol Psychiatry. 2007 Nov 15; 62(10)1183-6.

PMID:
    17692829
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Contrast enhanced mammography, breast imaging, positron emission mammography, breast oncology.