Mary Connell

Mary Connell, MD

Program Director
Chief Ultrasound
Display Type
Accordion
  • Academic Appointments
  • Department

    • Radiology

    Appointment

    • Clinical Associate Professor, Creighton University School of Medicine-Phoenix Regional Campus

    Secondary Appointment

    • Radiology Director and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
  • Publications and Presentations
  • Publications

    • 3T MRI in the Evaluation of Acute Appendicitis in the Pediatric Population. Roh AT, Davis J, Larson CR, Brown BP, Patel AM, Carotenuto G, Van Tassel DC, Matz SL, Connell MJ, Gridley DG (in press) World J Surg Surgical Res. Manuscript accepted for publication
    • Risk Factors for Late Screening Mammography.Davis J, Liang J, Petterson MB, Roh AT, Chundu N, Kang P, Matz SL, Connell MJ, Gridley DG (in press). Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. Manuscript accepted for publication
    • Computed tomography localization of the appendix in the pediatric population relative to the lumbar spine Davis J, Roh AT, Petterson MB, Kopelman TR, Matz SL, Gridley DG, Connell MJ (2017). Pediatr Radiology 47: 301-305.
    • Hydrancephaly. Gentry M, Connell M.  Ultrasound Quarterly Volume 29(3), September 2013, p 267–268.
    • Computed Tomography Localization of the appendix in the Pediatric population relative to the lumber spine”.  Davis J, Roh A, Petterson M, Connell MJ.  Pediatr Radiol. 2017.  Mar;47(3):301-305. doi: 10.1007/s00247-016-3773-x. Epub 2017 Jan 14.  PMID:28091700
    •  Clinical outcomes of pediatric patients with acute abdominal pain and incidental findings of free intraperitoneal fluid on diagnostic imaging. Matz S, Connell M, Goettl CS, Patel PC, Drachman D. J. Ultrasound Med. 2013 Sep:32(9):1547-53. Doi: 10.7863/ultra.32.9.1547.  American Journal of Roentgenology
    • Bedside musculoskeletal ultrasonography. Connell MJ, Wu TS. Crit Care Clin; 2014 Apr;30(2):243-73, v. PMID: 24606776.
    • Clinical outcomes of Pediatric Patients with acute abdominal pain and incidental findings of free intraperitoneal fluid on diagnostics imaging studies. Matz S, Connell M, Sinha M, Goettl CS, Patel PC, Drachman D. J. Ultrasound Med. 2013 Sep; 32(9):1547-53.
    • MRI Assessment of Myelineation of Infants and Children: Usefulness of Marker Sites. Published, July 1989, American Journal of Neuroradiology; co-author
    • Gradient Echo (GRASS), MR Imaging of Cervical Radiculopathy. Connell M first author; American Journal of Radiology, March 1988. American Journal of Neuroradiology January/February 1988, BNI Quarterly Winter, 1989, Vol.5, No. 1.

    Presentations

    • Pediatric RSV Patients: Radiographic Findings on Admission and Clinical Outcomes. Larsen B, Shoshan D, Niles D, Connell M. E-poster ARRS 2019 annual meeting, Honolulu, HI
    • Risk Factors for Late Second Trimester Ultrasounds. Lockwood D, Kang P, Mistry P, Connell M, Roh A.  E-Poster Presentation ARRS 2019 Annual meeting, Honlulu, HI.
    • Pediatric Radiation Exposure from Computed Tomography (CT) During Acute Trauma. Mousa A, Jugler T, Kang P, Connell M, Gridley D. Poster Presentation RRS 2019 annual meeting
    • Assessing radiation safety education in residency. Abeer Mousa, BS, MS; David Lee; Mary J. Connell, MD; Albert Roh; Courtney L. Mitchell, MD. Oral Presenter: Abeer Mousa, BS, MD, AUR 2019 Annual meeting Baltimore, MD.
    • Retrospective Analysis of Thyroid Ultrasound Recommendations Using Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) Scoring. Charles Runyan, MD, Alexia Tatem, Samantha Matz, MD, Albert Roh, MD, Mary J. Connell, MD. Oral Presenter: Charles Runyan at RSNA 2018 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
    • OB Case Unknown #5: Ductus Venosus Stenosis. Al-Abbadi T, Roh A, Van Tassel D, Connell M (2018) Oral presentation at American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Convention, New York, NY
    • Role of Ultrasound in High-Risk Pregnancies. McQuilkin M, Loh A, Roh A, Van Tassel D, Connell M (2018). Electronic exhibit displayed at American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
    • Comparing Imaging Qualities of Gadobutrol and Gadopentetate in the Abdomen Roh A, Liang J, Larson CR, Van Tassel D, Connell MJ, Gridley DG (2017) Poster displayed at Association of University Radiologists Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL
    • The ABR Noninterpretive Skills Guide: Are its Core Concepts Covered by a Popular Introductory Radiology Resident Textbook? Connell MJ, Rosenkrantz AB, Nanda A, Penny S, Roh A, Van Tassel D, Ali S (2017) Poster displayed at Association of University Radiologists Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL
    • Comparing Imaging Qualities of Gadobutrol, Gadoterate, and Gadopentetate in the Abdomen. Larson CR, Roh AT, Liang J, Van Tassel DC, Connell MJ, Gridley DG (2017). Poster displayed at Academic Excellence Day, Phoenix, AZ • 2nd Place Poster Presentation for Clinical Research
    • Contributing Factors to Late Second Trimester Ultrasounds. Crowder AK, Mistry PD, Patel AM, Roh AT, Van Tassel DC, Kang P, Connell MJ, Gridley DG (2017). Poster displayed at Academic Excellence Day, Phoenix, AZ
    • ABR Noninterpretive Skills Guide: Are its Core Concepts Covered by a Popular Introductory Radiology Resident Textbook? Penny S, Connell MJ, Rosenkrantz AB, Nanda A, Roh A, Van Tassel D, Ali S (2017). Poster displayed at Academic Excellence Day, Phoenix, AZ
    • Is the current Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) score applicable to the pediatric population? Davis J, Liang J, Roh A, Kittrell L, Winton L, Connell M, Komenaka I, Jamshidi R (2017) Data System (BI-RADS). Poster displayed at American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting, Las Vegas,
    • Appendix Location in the Pediatric Population as it relates to Appendicitis. NV Davis J, Roh A, Petterson M, Connell M, Kopelman T, Matz S, Gridley D (2016) Poster displayed at Arizona Chapter, American College of Surgeons – 2nd Place Poster presentation
    • Appendix Location in the Pediatric Population. Roh A, Davis J, Petterson M, Hussain J, Connell M, Matz S, Gridley D. Electronic presentation displayed at the American Roentgen Ray Society annual meeting in 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
    • 3T MRI in the Evaluation of the Acute Appendicitis in the Pediatric Population. Roh A, Larson CR, Brown B, Patel AM, Matz S, Connell MJ, Gridley D. Scientific poster displayed at the annual Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly in 2015 in Chicago, Illinois
    • CT in the Evaluation of Acute Appendicitis in the Pediatric. Roh AT, Davis J, Lansky CA, Liang J, Van Tassel DC, Matz SL, Connell MJ, Gridley DG (2017) Low Field-Of-View (FOV) Oral presentation at Academic Excellence Day, Phoenix, AZ • 3rd Place Oral Presentation for Clinical Research.
    • Is the current Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) score applicable to the pediatric population? Davis J, Liang J, Roh A, Kittrell L, Winton L, Connell M, Komenaka I, Jamshidi R (2017) Is the current Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) score applicable to the pediatric population? Oral presentation at Academic Excellence Day, Phoenix, AZ • 1st Place Oral Presentation for Clinical Research
    • Peri-articular Fat Pads: An Adjunctive Tool in the Diagnosis of Occult Injury. Larsen B, Connell MJ, Gridley DG, Roh A. Education exhibit displayed at the Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and annual meeting in 2015 in Chicago, IL.
    • Improving the Turnaround Times of Stat Emergency Department Ultrasounds. Roh AT, Patel AM, Hedayati P, Connell MJ, Gridley DG. Electronic scientific exhibit displayed at the American College of Radiology annual Quality & Safety conference in 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Teaching Presentations

    • Lecture Series in Radiology. University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus, Arizona. Monthly presentations on campus to medical students on wide range of radiology topics. July 2005 - current
    • Lecture Series in Pediatric Radiology and Lecture Series in Ultrasound for Maricopa Integrated Healthcare System Diagnostic Radiology residency program. Didactic lectures for residents during their academic conference sessions. July 2003 – current.
    • Grand Rounds at Maricopa Medical Center for Radiology, Pediatrics, OB/GYN and Emergency Medicine residency programs. Frequent presenter on radiology and ultrasound topics for residents and faculty at Maricopa Medical Center and guests from the local medical community. July 2006 – current.
  • Honors and Awards
    • Elective Director of the Year, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona, May 2018; May 2015
    • Pediatric Residency Attending of the Month, Pediatric Residency Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital & Maricopa Medical Center, January 2011
    • Private Attending of the Year, Pediatric Residency Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital & Maricopa Medical Center, 1998
    • Off-service Attending Award, Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Maricopa Medical Center, 1996 & 1993