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Irena Tocino, MD, FACR

Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

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Irena Tocino, MD, FACR

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Mailing Address

  • Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

    PO Box 208042, Tompkin's East 2

    New Haven, CT 06520-8042

    United States



A native of Spain, Dr. Tocino received her medical degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and completed her residency at the University of Cincinnati. She held faculty positions at the University of Utah and Intermountain Health Care where she was chief of Thoracic Imaging and Breast Imaging. As founder and Chairwoman of the Utah Breast Cancer Task Force she led a state wide coalition promoting breast cancer screening initiatives that culminated on pioneer legislation on quality standards and mandatory coverage of screening mammography; she continued this work under the auspices of the American College of Radiology through the creation of BiRads, Appropriateness of Services Criteria and Technical Standards. In 1992, Dr.Tocino was invited to join the Department of Radiology at Yale as Chief of Breast Imaging introducing Stereotactic Breast biopsy technology and other novel diagnostic and interventional breast imaging procedures. Dr.Tocino also specializes in Thoracic Imaging with an interest on Lung Cancer screening and ICU radiology.

She has served as the first Vice Chair for Imaging Informatics charged with the implementation of PACS solutions, Clinical Decision Support , Process reengineering and Patient friendly portals for retrieval of reports and radiology information. As founder of the Program for Innovation in Imaging informatics, P(i)3, she has directed the evaluation, selection and implementation of AI algorithms in Radiology, with more than 20 algorithms currently embedded within the clinical workflow.

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Cincinnati, Residency and Fellowship , Radiology (1979)
  • MD
    University of Madrid (1975)
  • Resident
    Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
  • Fellow
    Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

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