Irene Tsai

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Associate Clinical Professor, Radiological Sciences
School of Medicine
MD: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Fellowship: University of California Los Angeles – Breast Imaging
Residency: University of California Los Angeles – Diagnostic Radiology
Internship: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles – Internal Medicine
Phone: (714)456-6921
University of California, Irvine
101 The City Drive South
Bldg. 1, Rt. 140
Mail Code: 5005
Orange, CA 92868
Short Biography
Dr. Irene Tsai is a UCI Health board-certified radiologist who specializes in the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.

Dr. Tsai obtained her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she was the recipient of the Leo G. Rigler award for outstanding graduate in the field of radiology. She then completed her diagnostic radiology residency at UCLA, where she also subsequently completed a fellowship in Breast Imaging. Following her training, she served as Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA in the Breast Imaging and Acute Care Imaging sections. During this time, she also served as Program Director for the UCLA Breast Imaging Fellowship. She then relocated to Orange County where she worked in private practice in the field of breast imaging for several years, prior to joining UCI.

Among her academic pursuits, Dr. Tsai has authored book chapters in breast imaging. Her clinical interests include breast MRI, high risk screening, and imaging guided breast interventions.
Peer Reviewed Publications:

Tran MG, Cortes G, Choi HW, Young JJ, Tsai IS (2024) Case Based Review of Breast Lymphomas. Current Radiology Reports.

Sadeghi B, Tran J, Tsai IS, Sadigh G (2023) Role of Online Patient Portal Self-Scheduling and Self-Referral Pathways to Decrease Health Disparity for Screening Mammography. Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Tran T, Tsai IS, Choi H (2023) Solitary Metastasis to the Breast From Thigh Myxoid Liposarcoma. Cureus 15(9): e45559. doi:10.7759/cureus.45559

Bayginejad S, Choi HW, Tsai IS (2023) Incidental Asymptomatic Breast Hemangioma in a 69-Year-Old Man: A Case Report. UCLA Radiological Sciences Proceedings. 2023.

Choi HW, Storer L, Chow L, Tsai IS. Male Breast Hemangioma. RSNA Case Collection. 2022. DOI: 10.1148/cases.20225363

Choi HW, Young JJ, Chow L, Tsai IS. Xanthogranulomatous Mastitis. RSNA Case Collection. 2022; DOI: 10.1148/cases.20227358

Lee EW, Suh RD, Zeidler MR, Tsai IS, Cameron RB, Abtin FG, Goldin JG. Radiofrequency Ablation of Subpleural Lung Malignancy: Reduced Pain Using an Artificially Created Pneumothorax. CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology. 2009 Jul;32(4):833-6. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19194744.
Book Chapters:

Chan T, Yu T, Tsai I. Diagnostic Mammogram and Ultrasound. In: Chow L and Li B, eds. Absolute Breast Imaging Review: Multimodality Cases for the Core Exam. New York: Springer; 2022.

Hoyt AC, Tsai IS. Breast Imaging. In: Jatoi I, Achim R, editors. Management of Breast Diseases. 2nd ed. Switzerland: Springer; 2016
Presentations at National and International Meetings:

Choi HW, Chow L, Tsai IS. “Expecting the Unexpected - Lessons Learned as a Young Breast Radiologist.” Korean Congress of Radiology Annual Meeting; September, 2022.

Shieh S, Limfueco J, Houshyar R, Tsai IS, “Utilizing Patient Portal to Allow Self-Scheduling of Screening Mammograms to Maximize Utilization of Available Capacity and Enhance Patient Experience.” Presented at the Radiologic Society of North America Meeting: November, 2021; Chicago, IL.

Choi HW, Tsai IS, Li B. “The Future Breast Imager: Understanding the Clinician’s Perspective.” Presented at the Radiologic Society of North America Meeting: December, 2018; Chicago, IL.

Tsai IS, Lu DY, Bassett LB. “From Fibroadenoma to Phyllodes and Everything In Between: A Rad-Path Correlate”. Presented at the Radiologic Society of North America Meeting: December, 2013; Chicago, IL. (Recipient of Certificate of Merit Award)

Tsai IS, Morais F, Mascarenhas V, Levine B, Seeger L, Motamedi K. “Osteochondroses: A Multimodality Review”. Presented at the Radiologic Society of North America Meeting: November, 2012; Chicago, IL.

Tsai IS, Motamedi D, Chow K, Jude C, Modarresi S. “Overuse Syndomes in the Ankle and Hindfoot”. Presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society Meeting: May, 2012; Vancouver, Canada.

Bansal A, Tsai IS, Motamedi D, Chow K, Modarresi S. “An Illustrative Multimodality Review of Congenital Tarsal Coalition”. Presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society Meeting: May 2012; Vancouver Canada.
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