Lucy B. Spalluto, M.D.

Associate Professor
Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Radiology & Radiological Sciences
M.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VirginiaB.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Office Address
Department of Radiology
1161 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37232
Clinical Description
Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH, is a graduate of University of Virginia and earned her medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Brown University and a fellowship in Women’s Imaging at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Spalluto joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2014 as Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019. Her clinical work focuses on breast imaging, including mammography, ultrasound, MRI and image-guided procedures.

In 2019, Dr. Spalluto completed the VA Quality Scholars Health Services Research Fellowship and Vanderbilt Master of Public Health program. She leads an active research program focused on addressing health disparities, designing health equity focused learning materials for healthcare professionals, and mentoring residents and medical students interested in health equity.

Currently, she is the Vice Chair of Health Equity, Director of Women in Radiology, an initiative she co-founded in 2015, and Associate Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Radiology. She serves on the American College of Radiology's Commission on Patient- and Family-Centered Care and Commission for Women and Diversity, and as the President of the American Association for Women in Radiology (AAWR).

Section: Breast and Women's Imaging

VUMC email:
Magudia K, Smith E, Harrington SG, Porter KK, Arleo EK, Jagsi R, Spalluto LB. Carpe Diem: An opportunity for the ABR to support its trainees with family-friendly policies [editorial]. Clin Imaging [print-electronic]. 2020 Jul 7/4/2020; 69: 148-9. PMID: 32731107, PMCID: PMC7335233, PII: S0899-7071(20)30261-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2020.07.001, ISSN: 1873-4499.

Planz VB, Spalluto LB, Savoie B, Bradshaw M, Motuzas CL, Block JJ, Omary RA. Together/Apart During Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Inclusion in the Time of Social Distancing. J Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2020 Jul; 17(7): 915-7. PMID: 32450133, PMCID: PMC7236662, PII: S1546-1440(20)30532-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.05.009, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Spalluto LB, Planz VB, Stokes LS, Pierce R, Aronoff DM, McPheeters ML, Omary RA. Transparency and Trust During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. J Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2020 Jul; 17(7): 909-12. PMID: 32387089, PMCID: PMC7252182, PII: S1546-1440(20)30490-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.04.026, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Slanetz PJ, Spalluto LB, Díaz Candamio MJ, DeBenedectis CM. Strategies to Reach Gender Equity in Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2020 May 5/25/2020; PMID: 32464108, PII: S1546-1440(20)30508-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.04.029, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Spalluto LB, Lewis JA, LaBaze S, Sandler KL, Paulson AB, Callaway-Lane C, Grogan EL, Massion PP, Roumie CL. Association of a Lung Screening Program Coordinator With Adherence to Annual CT Lung Screening at a Large Academic Institution. J Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2020 Feb; 17(2): 208-15. PMID: 31499025, PII: S1546-1440(19)31002-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.08.010, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Spalluto LB, Audet CM, Murry VM, Barajas CP, Beard KR, Campbell TT, Thomas D, Sanderson M, Yu C, Dittus RS, Roumie CL, Wilkins CH, Shrubsole MJ. Group Versus Individual Educational Sessions With a Promotora and Hispanic/Latina Women's Satisfaction With Care in the Screening Mammography Setting: A Randomized Controlled Trial. AJR Am J Roentgenol [print-electronic]. 2019 Nov; 213(5): 1029-36. PMID: 31268730, PMCID: PMC7014562, DOI: 10.2214/AJR.19.21516, ISSN: 1546-3141.

Spottswood SE, Spalluto LB, Washington ER, Donnelly EF, Birch AA, Bradshaw ML, Omary RA. Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Diversity Program for Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2019 Jul; 16(7): 983-91. PMID: 30745038, PII: S1546-1440(18)31556-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.12.007, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Lewis JA, Chen H, Weaver KE, Spalluto LB, Sandler KL, Horn L, Dittus RS, Massion PP, Roumie CL, Tindle HA. Low Provider Knowledge Is Associated With Less Evidence-Based Lung Cancer Screening. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019 Apr 4/1/2019; 17(4): 339-46. PMID: 30959463, PII: jnccn18158, DOI: 10.6004/jnccn.2018.7101, ISSN: 1540-1413.

Spalluto LB, Thomas D, Beard KR, Campbell T, Audet CM, McBride Murry V, Shrubsole MJ, Barajas CP, Joosten YA, Dittus RS, Wilkins CH. A Community-Academic Partnership to Reduce Health Care Disparities in Diagnostic Imaging. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Apr; 16(4 Pt B): 649-56. PMID: 30947902, PMCID: PMC6452889, PII: S1546-1440(18)31599-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.12.033, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Grajo JR, Retrouvey M, Awan O, Catanzano T, Cheong LHA, Mankoff D, Burdette JH, Mendiratta-Lala M, Spalluto LB, Bronen RA, DeBenedectis CM. Transitioning from Radiology Training to Academic Faculty: Defining Your Role and Interests. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol [print-electronic]. 2019 Mar 3/7/2019; PMID: 30929906, PII: S0363-0188(19)30001-5, DOI: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2019.03.001, ISSN: 1535-6302.

Retrouvey M, Grajo JR, Awan O, Catanzano T, Cheong LHA, Mankoff D, Burdette JH, Mendiratta-Lala M, Spalluto LB, Bronen RA, DeBenedectis CM. Transitioning From Radiology Training to Academic Faculty: The Importance of Mentorship. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol [print-electronic]. 2019 Feb 2/28/2019; PMID: 30904346, PII: S0363-0188(19)30015-5, DOI: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2019.02.011, ISSN: 1535-6302.

Smith E, Spalluto LB, Porter KK. Dr. Lucy Frank Squire: Fundamentally better together [editorial]. Clin Imaging [print-electronic]. 2018 Nov; 52: vii-ix. PMID: 30527435, PII: S0899-7071(18)30245-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2018.09.007, ISSN: 1873-4499.

Spalluto LB, Roumie CL, Bonnett KR, Schlundt DG, DeBenedectis CM, Wilkins CH. Women's response to state-mandated language in dense breast notification. Breast J [print-electronic]. 2018 Nov; 24(6): 1046-50. PMID: 30255589, PMCID: PMC6239956, DOI: 10.1111/tbj.13119, ISSN: 1524-4741.

Spalluto LB, DeBenedectis CM, Morrow MS, Lourenco AP. Advances in Breast Localization Techniques: An Opportunity to Improve Quality of Care and Patient Satisfaction. Semin Roentgenol [print-electronic]. 2018 Oct; 53(4): 270-9. PMID: 30449345, PII: S0037-198X(18)30068-3, DOI: 10.1053/, ISSN: 1558-4658.

Spalluto LB, Arleo EK, Lewis MC, Oates ME, Macura KJ. Addressing Needs of Women Radiologists: Opportunities for Practice Leaders to Facilitate Change. Radiographics. 2018 Oct; 38(6): 1626-37. PMID: 30303802, DOI: 10.1148/rg.2018180023, ISSN: 1527-1323.

Spalluto LB, DeBenedectis CM, Morrow MS, Lourenco AP. Advances in Breast Localization Techniques: An Opportunity to Improve Quality of Care and Patient Satisfaction. Semin Roentgenol [print-electronic]. 2018 Oct; 53(4): 270-9. PMID: 30449345, PII: S0037-198X(18)30068-3, DOI: 10.1053/, ISSN: 1558-4658.

Negrete LM, Spalluto LB. Don't be short-sighted: cervical incompetence in a pregnant patient with acute appendicitis. Clin Imaging [print-electronic]. 2018 Sep; 51: 35-7. PMID: 29414522, PII: S0899-7071(18)30015-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2018.01.013, ISSN: 1873-4499.

Slanetz PJ, Canon CL, Spalluto LB, Debenedectis CM, Borondy Kitts A, Deitte LA. Fostering Patient- and Family-Centered Care in Radiology Practice. J Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2018 May; 15(5): 784-6. PMID: 29301725, PII: S1546-1440(17)31482-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.11.028, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Dove CK, Harvey SM, Spalluto LB. Sonographic findings of early pregnancy in the rudimentary horn of a unicornuate uterus: A two case report. Clin Imaging [print-electronic]. 2018 Jan; 47: 25-9. PMID: 28823603, PII: S0899-7071(17)30156-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2017.08.005, ISSN: 1873-4499.

Spalluto LB. The Purse Strings of Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2017 Dec 12/21/2017; PMID: 29275084, PII: S1546-1440(17)31352-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.10.030, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Spalluto LB. Marie Curie - Stirring the pot [editorial]. Clin Imaging [print-electronic]. 2017 Nov; 46: v-vii. PMID: 28947367, PII: S0899-7071(17)30175-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2017.09.009, ISSN: 1873-4499.

Spalluto LB, Spottswood SE, Deitte LA, Chern A, Dewey CM. A Leadership Intervention to Further the Training of Female Faculty (LIFT-OFF) in Radiology. Acad Radiol [print-electronic]. 2017 Jun; 24(6): 709-16. PMID: 28526513, PII: S1076-6332(17)30112-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.acra.2016.12.025, ISSN: 1878-4046.

Spalluto LB, Arleo EK, Macura KJ, Rumack CM. 35 Years of Experience From the American Association for Women Radiologists: Increasing the Visibility of Women in Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2017 Mar; 14(3): 426-30. PMID: 28040406, PII: S1546-1440(16)31083-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.10.011, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Stokes LS, Spalluto LB, Omary RA. Jump-Starting a Radiology Patient Advisory Group: Key Learning Points and Accomplishments Over the First Year. J Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2016 Jun 6/16/2016; PMID: 27318575, PII: S1546-1440(16)30234-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.04.022, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Spalluto LB, Spottswood SE. A Female Faculty Development Program for Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2016 Jun; 13(6): 716-8. PMID: 26857486, PII: S1546-1440(15)01370-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.12.014, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Spalluto LB. Re2pect. J Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2015 Oct; 12(10): 1117. PMID: 25483295, PII: S1546-1440(14)00632-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.10.001, ISSN: 1558-349X.

Spalluto LB, Woodfield CA, DeBenedectis CM, Lazarus E. MR imaging evaluation of abdominal pain during pregnancy: appendicitis and other nonobstetric causes. Radiographics. 2012 Mar; 32(2): 317-34. PMID: 22411935, PII: 32/2/317, DOI: 10.1148/rg.322115057, ISSN: 1527-1323.

Spalluto LB, Grand DJ. MRI of acute appendicitis in the pregnant patient. Med Health R I. 2012 Feb; 95(2): 39-40. PMID: 22474870, ISSN: 1086-5462.

Drolet BC, Spalluto LB, Zuckerman M, McDonnell M. New ACGME rules for supervision and duty hours: resident commentary. Med Health R I. 2011 Jun; 94(6): 167, 171-2. PMID: 21748986, ISSN: 1086-5462.

Drolet BC, Spalluto LB, Fischer SA. Residents' perspectives on ACGME regulation of supervision and duty hours--a national survey. N. Engl. J. Med. 2010 Dec 12/2/2010; 363(23): e34. PMID: 21121827, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1011413, ISSN: 1533-4406.

Spalluto LB, Woodfield CA. Ureteral pseudodiverticulosis: a unique case diagnosed by multidetector computed tomography. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2009 Mar; 33(2): 286-7. PMID: 19346860, PII: 00004728-200903000-00022, DOI: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e318173ebd0, ISSN: 1532-3145.

Cohen SB, Boyd L, Miller MD. Vascular risk associated with meniscal repair using Rapidloc versus FasT-Fix: comparison of two all-inside meniscal devices. J Knee Surg. 2007 Jul; 20(3): 235-40. PMID: 17665787, ISSN: 1538-8506.

Cohen SB, Boyd L, Miller MD. Vascular risk associated with posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using the arthroscopic transtibial tunnel technique. J Knee Surg. 2004 Oct; 17(4): 211-3. PMID: 15553588, ISSN: 1538-8506.

Rodeheaver GT, Shimer AL, Boyd LM, Drake DB, Edlich RF. An innovative absorbable coating for the polybutester suture. J Long Term Eff Med Implants. 2001; 11(1-2): 41-54. PMID: 11495104, ISSN: 1050-6934.