Cecelia C. Brewington, M.D., FACR, is a Professor in the Department of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, who also serves as the department's Vice Chair of Clinical Operations.

Certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology and fellowship-trained in body imaging, Dr. Brewington was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology in 2018.

At UT Southwestern, she serves as Medical Director for two cancer prevention program: CT Lung Cancer Screening and Virtual Colonoscopy (CT Colonography) Screening for colon cancer. 

Radiology plays a pivotal role in population health as it interfaces with patients across a longitudinal spectrum of care. Prevention, acute care, and chronic surveillance and intervention are its major focus points. The practice of radiology integrates my desire to help patients with my interest in technological innovations and emerging artificial intelligence.

In addition to her clinical and teaching activities, Dr. Brewington holds a number of administrative roles, including serving as a member of the Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Medical Advisory Committee, and as Chief of Community Radiology.

Dr. Brewington’s research interests include 3-D ultrasound evaluation of urinary incontinence treatments, CT lung perfusion and relationship to genetic mutations of lung cancers (her research in this field has been patented).

She has published a number of scholarly articles and delivered many national and international presentations related to her specialty.

Dr. Brewington’s honors include the Radiological Society of North America’s 2011 Certificate of Merit and the Society of Thoracic Radiology’s 2015 Jack Westcott Award.

Dr. Brewington earned her medical degree at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha. She then completed her residency and fellowship training at UT Southwestern.

Since joining the faculty in 1996, she has managed the radiology operations for UT Southwestern’s growing outpatient and hospital imaging services, including the establishment of new services in Fort Worth and Frisco. She has worked with UT Southwestern's pulmonologists to establish the institution’s first lung cancer screening program, and spearheaded UT Southwestern's colonography program. 

Among her 60+ committee assignments at UTSW, Dr. Brewington has held positions involving the incorporation of HIPAA guidelines, the Health System five-year strategic plan, and membership on the business operations board of the Medical Service Research and Development Plan. 

Dr. Brewington is also known as an advocate for the health of underserved populations, and a mentor to women and people of color at UT Southwestern.

She is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, and Texas Radiological Society, among other professional organizations.


Medical School
Univ of Nebraska (1991)
Parkland Health & Hospital System (1992), Diagnostic Radiology
Parkland Health & Hospital System (1995), Diagnostic Radiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1996), Body Imaging

Research Interest

  • 3-D ultrasound evaluation of urinary incontinence treatments
  • CT lung perfusion


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Honors & Awards

  • THORACIC PAPER AWARD WINNER "CT Perfusion as a Biomarker for Lung Cancers Containing Genetic Mutations"
    MD Anderson Cancer Clinic (2018)
  • UTSW Black History Month Recognition
    Office of Faculty Diversity and Development (2016)
  • Jack Westcott Award
    Society of Thoracic Radiology (2015)
  • Certificate of Merit 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting
    Radiological Society of North America (2011)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Radiology
  • American College of Radiology - Colon Cancer Committee
  • American Medical Association
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • High Value Practice Academic Alliance
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (ICAVL) at UT Southwestern Ultrasound
  • National Radiology Data Registry CTC Registry Committee
  • Society for Abdominal Radiology
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Radiological Society