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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 by America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues from 2006 to 2019

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 1989

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aspiration
  • Biopsy
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Diagnostic Test
  • Mammogram
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • MRI Guided Biopsy
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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 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:

Gastounioti A, McCarthy AM, Pantalone L, Synnestvedt M, Kontos D, Conant EF.: Effect of Mammographic Screening Modality on Breast Density Assessment: Digital Mammography versus Digital Breast Tomosynthesis. Radiology : 2019.

Conant EF, Barlow WE, Herschorn SD, et al.: Association of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis vs Digital Mammography with Cancer Detection and Recall Rates by Age and Breast Density JAMA Oncol : 2019.

Schapira MM, Hubbard RA, Seitz HH, Conant EF, Schnall M, Cappella JN, Harrington T, Inge C, Armstrong K.: The Impact of a Risk-Based Breast Cancer Screening Decision Aid on Initiation of Mammography Among Younger Women: Report of a Randomized Trial. MDM Policy Pract 4 (1): 2019.

Kontos D, Winham SJ, Oustimov A, Pantalone L, Hsieh MK, Gastounioti A, Whaley DH, Hruska CB, Kerlikowske K, Brandt K, Conant EF, Vachon CM.: Radiomic Phenotypes of Mammographic Parenchymal Complexity: Toward Augumenting Breast Density in Breast Cancer Risk Assessment. Radiology. 2019 Jan;290(1):41-49 : 2019.

Gastounioti A, Hsieh MK, Cohen E, Pantalone L, Conant EF, Kontos D.: Incorporating Breast Anatomy in Computational Phenotyping of Mammographic Parenchymal Patterns for Breast Cancer Risk Estimation. Sci Rep. : 2018.

Alsheik NH, Dabbous F, Pohlman SK, Troeger KM, Gliklich RE, Donadio GM, Su Z, Menon V, Conant EF: Comparison of Resources Utilization and Clinical Outcomes Following Screening with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Versus Digital Mammography: Findings from a Learning Health System Acad Radiol J Acad Radiol : 2018.

McCarthy AM, Barlow WE, Conant EF, et al.: Breast Cancer with a Poor Prognosis Diagnosed after Screening Mammography with Negative Results JAMA Oncology : 2018.

Schapira MM, Barlow WE, Conant EF, Sprague BL, Tosteson ANA, Haas JS, Onega T, Beaber EF, Goodrich M, McCarthy AM, Herschorn SD, Skinner CS, Harrington TO, Geller B: Communication Practice of Mammography Facilities and Timely Follow-up of a Screening Mammogram Acad Radiol : 2018.

Conant EF, Sprague BL, Kontos D: Beyond BI-RADS Density: A Call for Quantification in the Breast Imaging Clinic Radiology 286 (2): 401-404,2018.

Gastounoiti A, Oustimov A, Hsieh MK, Pantalone L, Conant EF, Kontos D: Using Convolutional Neural Networks for Enhance Capture of Breast Parenchymal Complexity Patterns Associated with Breast Cancer Risk Acad Radiol : 2018.

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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