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Emily F. Conant, MD

Emily F. Conant, MD Physician

Division Chief, Breast Imaging Vice Chair, Faculty Development, Radiology Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Conant is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Emily F. Conant

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue from 2006 through 2017

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2018

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 1989

Clinical Expertise:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Imaging
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Description of Clinical Expertise

Multi-modality Breast Imaging and Interventional Procedures

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Graduate Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


ACRIN-NCI, National American College of Radiology Task Force on Tomosynthesis BI-RADS, National American Roentgen Ray Society, National Association of University Radiologist (AUR), National Breast, Local FDA-Radiological Devices, National IDMG-International Digital Mammography Development Group, International NIH-SBIB, National Nominating Committee for Alexander Margulis Award for Scientific Excellence RSNA (Radiological Society of North America), National Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA), National Society of Breast Imaging, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Conant is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

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

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): 659-666,2017.

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): 2017.

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): 222-229,2017.

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 : 2017.

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): 419-425,2017.

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): 30078-8,2017.

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 : 2017.

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 : 2017.

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): 5862,2016.

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): 91,2016.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Department of Radiology/1 Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4032
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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