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

Bouzghar G, Levenback BJ, Sultan LR, Venkatesh SS, Cwanger, Conant EF, Sehgal CM: Bayesian probability of malignancy with BIRADS sonsographic features. J of Ultrasound in Medicine 33(4): 641-8, April 2014.

Westring AF, Sammel MD, Speck RM, Sammel MD, Scott P, Conant EF, Tuton LW Abbuhl SB, Grisso JA: Culture matters: the pivotal role of culture for women's careers in academic medicine. Academic Medicine 89(4), April 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000173.

Keller BM, Nathan DL, McDaniel LD, Bristol N, Wang Y, Zheng Y, Gee JC, Conant EF, Kontos D: Multi-Vendor validation of a fully-automated breast density estimation method applicable to both raw and processed digital mammograms. 6th International Workshop on Breast Densitometry and Breast Cancer Risk Assessment June 2013.

Kontos D, Keller BM, Domchek, Chen SM, Handorf J, Jones E, Boghossian L, Armstrong K, Conant E: Genetic determinants of fibroglandular breast tissue: Implications on using mammographic density measures in breast cancer risk assessment. 6th International Workshop on Breast Densitometry and Breast Cancer Risk Assessment June 2013.

Daye D, Keller B, Conant EF, Chen J, Schnall MD, Maidment ADA, Kontos D: Mammographic parenchymal patterns as an imaging marker of endogenous hormonal exposure: a preliminary study in high-risk population. Acad Radiol 20(5): 635-46, May 2013 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2012.12.016.

Keller BM, Nathan DL, Gavenonis SC, Chen J, Conant EF, Kontos D: Reader variability in breast density estimation from full-field digital mammograms: the effect of imaging postprocessing on relative and absolute measures. Acad Radiol 20(5): 560-8, May 2013 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2013.01.003.

Wu S, Weinstein SP, Conant EF, Schnall MD, Kontos D: Automated chest wall line detection for whole-breast segmentation in sagittal breast MR images. Med Phys 40(4): 042301, April 2013 Notes: doi: 10.1118/1.4793255.

Rauscher GH, Conant EF, Khan JA, Berbaum ML: Mammogram image quality as a potential contributor to disparities in breast cancer stage at diagnosis: an observational study. BMC Cancer 13(1): 208, April 2013 Notes: doi:10.1186/1471-2407-13-208.

Pati S, Reum J, Conant E, Tuton LW, Scott P, Abbuhl S, Grisso JA: Tradition meets innovation: transforming academic medical culture at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. Acad Med 88(4): 461-4, April 2013.

McCarthy AM, Armstrong K, Handorf E, Boghossian L, Jones L, Chen J, Demeter MB, McGuire, Conant EF, Domcheck SM: Incremental impact of breast cancer SNP panel on risk classification in a screening population of white and African-American women. Breast Cancer Res Treat 138(3): 889-98, April 2013 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2471-8.

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