Faculty & Staff

Emily Fox Conant

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Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Active Staff, Department of Radiology, Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania
Attending Staff, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 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

Conant EF: Clinical implementation of digital breast tomosynthesis. Radiol Clin North Am 52(3), May 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2013.11.013.

DeLeo MJ 3rd, Domchek SM, Kontos D, Conant EF, Chen J, Weinstein S: Breast MRI fibroglandular volume and parenchymal enhancement in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers before and immediately after risk-reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomy. AJR 204(3): 669-73, Mar 2014 Notes: doi: 10.2214/AJR.13.12146.

Keller BM, Chen J, Conant EF,Kontos: Breast density and parenchymal texture measures as potential risk factors for Estrogen-Receptor positive breast cancer. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng Page: 9035, Mar 2014.

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.

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.

Roth RG, Maidment, Weinstein SP, Roth SO, Conant EF: Digital breast tomosynthesis: lessons learned from early clinical implementation. Radiographics 34(4): E89-E102, Jul-Aug 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1148/rg.344130087.

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. Acad Med 89(4): 658-63, Apr 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000173.

Friedwald AM, Rafferty EA, Rose SL, Durand MA, Pleacha DM, Greenberg JS, Hayes MK, Copit DS, Carlson KL, Cink TM, Barke LD, Greer LN, Miller DP, Conant EF: Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography. JAMA 311(24): 2499-507, June 2014 Notes: doi:10.1001/jama.2014.6095.

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.

McDonald ES, McCarthy AM, Akhtar A, Synnestvedt M, Schnall M, Conant EF: Baseline screening mammography: Performance of full-field digital versus digital breast tomosynthesis. AJR 205(5): 1143-1148, Nov 2015 Notes: doi: 10.2214/AJR.15.14406.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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