Faculty & Staff

Emily Fox Conant

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Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
HUP Medical Legal Committee, Penn Medicine
Vice Chair of Faculty Development, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Department of Radiology/1 Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2156624032
Fax: 2156627436
B.A. (Zoology)
University of Vermont, 1976.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania, 1980.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Graduate Hospital Philadelphia, PA, 1984-1985.
Radiology Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1985-1989.
Fellowship-Concentration Year Pulmonary & Breast Imaging, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1988-1989.
Diplomat National Board of Medical Examiners, 1985.
Written Radiology Board Completion, 1988.
Oral Radiology Board Completion, 1989.
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Description of Research Expertise

Multi-modality Breast Imaging, Breast Cancer Screening, High Risk Screening

Description of Clinical Expertise

Multi-modality Breast Imaging and Interventional Procedures

Description of Other Expertise

Patient Education

Selected Publications

Keller BM, Chen J, Daye D, Conant EF, Kontos D: Preliminary evaluation of the publicly available laboratory for breast radiodensity assessment (LIBRA) software tool: comparison of fully automated area and volumetric density measures in a case-control study with digital mammography. Breast Cancer Res 17(1): 117, Aug 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1186/s13058-015-0626-8.

McCarthy AM, Yarmartino P, Yang J, Bristol M, Conant EF, Armstrong K: Racial differences in False-positive Mammogram Rates: Results from the ACRIN digital mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST). Med Care 53(8): 673-8, Aug 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000393.

Zheng Y, Keller BM, Ray S, Wang Y, Conant EF, Gee JC, Kontos D: Parenchymal texture analysis in digital mammography: A fully-automated pipeline for breast cancer risk assessment. Med Physics 42(7): 4149, Jul 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1118/1.4921996.

Wu S, Weinstein SP, DeLeo MJ 3rd, Conant EF, Chen J, Domchek SM, Kontos D: Quantitative assessment of background parenchymal enhancement in breast MRI predicts response to risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy: preliminary evaluation in a cohort of BRCA1/2 mutation carriers. Breast Cancer Res 17: 67, May 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1186/s13058-015-0577-0.

Keller BM, McCarthy AM, Chen J, Armstrong K, Conant EF, Domchek SM, Kontos D: Associations between breast density and a panel of single nucleotide polymorphisms linked to breast cancer risk: a cohort study with digital mammography. BMC Cancer 18(15): 143, Mar 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1186/s12885-015-1159-3.

McDonald ES, McCarthy AM, Akhtar A, Synnestvedt M, Schnall M, Conant EF: Baseline screening mammography: Performance of full field digital vs. digital breast tomosynthesis. AJR 2015 Notes: In press.

Schwartz AB, Siddiqui G, Barbieri JS, Akhtar AL, Kim W, Littman-Quinn R, Conant EF, Gupta NK, Pukenas BA, Ramchandani P, Lev-Toaff AS, Tobey JD, Torigian DA, Praestgaard AH, Kovarik CL: The accuracy of mobile teleradiology in the evaluation of chest x-rays. J Telemed Telecare 20(8): 460-3, Dec 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1177/1357633x1455639.

Mccarthy AM, Kontos D, Synnestvedt M, Tan KS, Heitjan D, Schnall MD, Conant EF: Screening outcomes following implementation of digital breast tomosynthesis in a general-population screening program. JNCI 106(11): dju316, Oct 2014 Notes: doi:10.1093/jnci/dju316.

Onega T, Beaver EF, Sprague BL, Barlow WE, Haas JS, Tosteson AN, Schnall M, Armstrong K, Schapira NM, Geller B, Weaver DL, Conant EF: Breast cancer screening in an era of personalized regimens: a conceptual model an NCI initiative for risk-based and preference-based approaches at a population level. Cancer 120(19): 2955-64, Oct 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1002/cncr.28771.

Friedewald SM, Rafferty EA, Conant EF: Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis and digital mammography-reply. JAMA 312(16): 1695-6, Oct 2014 Notes: doi:10.1011/jama.2014.1123.

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Last updated: 09/23/2015
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