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Emily Fox Conant

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Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Active Staff, Department of Radiology, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Attending Staff, Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Admissions Committee PSOM, Penn Medicine
HUP Medical Legal Committee, Penn Medicine
Vice Chair of Faculty Development, Department of Radiology
Medical School Committee on Professionalism and Physician Well-being, Penn Medicine
FOCUS Advisory Council Member, Penn Medicine
Faculty Wellness Committee Member, Penn Medicine
Women's Health Scholar Certificate Program Advisory Council, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn Medicine
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

Rafferty EA, Rose SL, Miller DP, Durand MA, Conant EF, Copit DS, Friedwald SM, Plecha DM, Ott IL, Hayes MK. Carlson KL, Cink TM, Barke LD, Greer LN, Niklason LT: Effect of age on breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography. Breast Cancer Res Treat 164(3): 659-666, Aug 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s1o549-017-4299-0. Epub ahead of print May 18, 2017.

McDonald ES, McCarthy AM, Weinstein SP, Schnall MD, Conant EF: BI-RADS category 3 comparison: probably benign category after recall from screening before and after implementation of digital breast tomosynthesis. Radiology 17(162837), Jul 2017 Notes: doi: 1148/radiol.2017162837.

Zuckerman SP, Maidment ADA, Weinstein SP, McDonald ES, Conant EF: Imaging with synthesized 2D mammography: differences, advantages, and pitfalls compared with digital mammography. AJR Am J Roentgenol 209(1): 222-229, Jul 2017 Notes: doi: 10.2214/AJR.16.17476.

Williams AD, So A, Synnestvedt M, Tewbury CM, Kontos D, Hsiehm MK, Pantalone L, Conant EF, Schnall M, Dumon K, Williams N, Tchou J: Mammographic breast density decreases after bariatric surgery. Breast Cancer Res Treat Jun 2017 Notes: doi: 1007/s10549-017-4361-y.. Epub ahead of print.

Wood ME, Sprague BL, Oustimov A, Synnstvedt MB, Cuke M, Conant EF, Kontos D: Aspirin use is associated with lower mammographic density in a large screening cohort. Breast Cancer Res Treat 162(3): 419-425, Apr 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1007/sl10549-017-4127-6.

Chudgar AV, Conant EF, Weinstein SP, Keller BM, Synnestvedt M, Yamartino P, McDonald ES: Assessment of disease extent on contrast-enhanced MRI in breast cancer detected at digital breast tomosynthesis versus digital mammography alone. Clin Radiol 17(S0009-92601): 30078-8, Mar 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2017.02.013.

Grisso JA, Sammel MD, Rubenstein AH, Speck RM, Conant EF, Scott P, Tuton LW, Westring AF, Friedman S, Abbuhl SB: A randomized controlled trial to improve the success of women assistant professors. J Womens Health Feb 2017 Notes: Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1089/jwh.2016.6025.

Conant EF, Keller BM, Pantalone L, Gastounioti A, McDonald ES, Kontos D: Agreement between breast percentage density estimations from standard-dose versus synthetic digital mammograms: Results from a large screening cohort using automated measures. Radiology Jan 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1148/radiol.2016161286 epub ahead of print.

Gastounioti A, Oustimov A, Keller BM, Pantalone L, Hsieh MK, Conant EF, Kontos D: Breast parenchymal patterns in processed versus raw digital mammograms: A large population study toward assessing differences in quantitative measures across image representations. Med Phys 43(11): 5862, Nov 2016.

Gastounioti A, Conant EF, Kontos D: Beyond breast density: a review on the advancing role of parenchymal texture analysis in breast cancer risk assessment. Breast Cancer Res 18(1): 91, Sept 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1186/sl3058-016-0755-8.

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Last updated: 08/16/2017
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