Breast Imaging

General Information

Smilow Cancer Hospital - 35 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8042
Admin Assistant, M. Lisa Varipapa
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203-688-1010
203-200-5260
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The Yale Breast Imaging section is devoted to providing state-of-the-art quality breast imaging and diagnosis. This includes screening and diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, MRI and interventional procedures including pre-operative needle localization, stereotactic US, and MR core biopsy. As a comprehensive breast center, the staff and radiologists are all highly specialized to provide the best care possible.

The radiologists are nationally recognized leaders in breast imaging. Active research includes biopsy outcomes and management, breast MRI, and digital tomosynthesis imaging.


Section's statistics (per year)

18,000 Total studies
9000 Screenings
5500 Diagnostic exams
2000 Breast Ultrasounds
800 biopsies
350 MRI

The Breast Imaging section is an integral part of the Yale-New Haven Breast Center of Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to teaching Yale Medical students and Diagnostic Radiology residents, the section hosts fellowships through either Breast Imaging or a combined program with Body Imaging.

Research Direction

  • Breast MRI
  • Breast interventional procedures
  • Digital tomosynthesis imaging
  • Improvements in breast biopsy
  • Breast cancer screening
  • Breast ultrasound and elastography

AWARDS & HONORS

Books & Chapters:

  • Regina Hooley, Leslie Scoutt & Liane Philpotts."Breast Ultrasound: State of the Art" is scheduled to be published in the September issue in Radiology.
  • Dr. Regina Hooley has written the following chapters in Diagnostic Imaging: Breast, 2nd Edition. 
    -Breast Tomosynthesis
    -Breast MRI: Overview
    -Diagnostic Mammography
    -Breast Elastography
    -Ultrasound-guided Core Needle Biopsy
    Publication date is scheduled for Nov 2013
    .


Recent Publications

Kalra VB, Wu X, Haas BM, Forman HP, Philpotts LE: Cost-Effectiveness of Tomosynthesis in Annual Screening Mammography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Aug 22; 2016 Aug 22. PMID: 27547861

Sen LQ, Berg WA, Hooley RJ, Carter GJ, Desouki MM, Sumkin JH: Core Breast Biopsies Showing Lobular Carcinoma In Situ Should Be Excised and Surveillance Is Reasonable for Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Aug 17; 2016 Aug 17. PMID: 27532153

Hayse B, Hooley RJ, Killelea BK, Horowitz NR, Chagpar AB, Lannin DR: Breast cancer biology varies by method of detection and may contribute to overdiagnosis. Surgery. 2016 Aug; 2016 May 27. PMID: 27241117

Simmons NR, Ozerdem U, Philpotts LE, Tavassoli F: An Interesting Presentation of Ischemic Septal Panniculitis of the Breast. Breast J. 2016 Jul; 2016 Apr 18. PMID: 27092964

Simmons NR, Xu ML, Tavassoli FA, Geisel J, Killelea B, Philpotts LE: A Rare Presentation of Rosai-Dorfman Disease as a Breast Mass. Breast J. 2016 Jun 27; 2016 Jun 27. PMID: 27345754

Raghu M, Durand MA, Andrejeva L, Goehler A, Michalski MH, Geisel JL, Hooley RJ, Horvath LJ, Butler R, Forman HP, Philpotts LE: Tomosynthesis in the Diagnostic Setting: Changing Rates of BI-RADS Final Assessment over Time. Radiology. 2016 May 3; 2016 May 3. PMID: 27139264

Rafferty EA, Durand MA, Conant EF, Copit DS, Friedewald SM, Plecha DM, Miller DP: Breast Cancer Screening Using Tomosynthesis and Digital Mammography in Dense and Nondense Breasts. JAMA. 2016 Apr 26. PMID: 27115381

Durand MA, Wang S, Hooley RJ, Raghu M, Philpotts LE: Tomosynthesis-detected Architectural Distortion: Management Algorithm with Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation. Radiographics. 2016 Mar-Apr. PMID: 26963448

Sheiman LS, Levesque PH: The In's and Out's of Ductography: A Comprehensive Review. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2016 Jan-Feb; 2015 Jun 5. PMID: 26163736

Oliveira K, Andrejeva-Wright L, Maerz LL: Imaging Techniques in Emergency Surgeries. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2016 Winter. PMID: 26655507

Butler RS: Invited commentary: The breast density dilemma--challenges, lessons, and future directions. Radiographics. 2015 Mar-Apr. PMID: 25763720

Durand MA, Haas BM, Yao X, Geisel JL, Raghu M, Hooley RJ, Horvath LJ, Philpotts LE: Early clinical experience with digital breast tomosynthesis for screening mammography. Radiology. 2015 Jan; 2014 Sep 1. PMID: 25188431

Amirbekian S, Hooley RJ: Ultrasound evaluation of pelvic pain. Radiol Clin North Am. 2014 Nov; 2014 Nov 4. PMID: 25444102

Friedewald SM, Rafferty EA, Rose SL, Durand MA, Plecha 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. 2014 Jun 25. PMID: 25058084

Raghu M, Hooley R: Breast ultrasound for the interventionalist. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Mar. PMID: 24636327

Haas BM, Kalra V, Geisel J, Raghu M, Durand M, Philpotts LE: Comparison of tomosynthesis plus digital mammography and digital mammography alone for breast cancer screening. Radiology. 2013 Dec; 2013 Oct 28. PMID: 23901124

Killelea BK, Chagpar AB, Bishop J, Horowitz NR, Christy C, Tsangaris T, Raghu M, Lannin DR: Is there a correlation between breast cancer molecular subtype using receptors as surrogates and mammographic appearance? Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Oct; 2013 Aug 22. PMID: 23975299

Hooley RJ, Scoutt LM, Philpotts LE: Breast ultrasonography: state of the art. Radiology. 2013 Sep. PMID: 23970509

Butler RS, Chen C, Vashi R, Hooley RJ, Philpotts LE: 3.0 Tesla vs 1.5 Tesla breast magnetic resonance imaging in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. World J Radiol. 2013 Aug 28. PMID: 24003354

Doddamane I, Butler R, Jhaveri A, Chung GG, Cheng D: Where does radioimmunotherapy fit in the management of breast cancer? Immunotherapy. 2013 Aug. PMID: 23902558

Killelea BK, Lannin DR, Horvath LJ, Horowitz NR, Chagpar AB: Factors associated with breast MRI use: a population-based analysis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Jun; 2012 Dec 1. PMID: 23208129

Vashi R, Hooley R, Butler R, Geisel J, Philpotts L: Breast imaging of the pregnant and lactating patient: physiologic changes and common benign entities. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Feb. PMID: 23345354

Vashi R, Hooley R, Butler R, Geisel J, Philpotts L: Breast imaging of the pregnant and lactating patient: imaging modalities and pregnancy-associated breast cancer. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Feb. PMID: 23345353

Hooley RJ, Greenberg KL, Stackhouse RM, Geisel JL, Butler RS, Philpotts LE: Screening US in patients with mammographically dense breasts: initial experience with Connecticut Public Act 09-41. Radiology. 2012 Oct; 2012 Jun 21. PMID: 22723501

Meyers AB, Philpotts LE: A case of fat necrosis acquiring worrisome features. Breast J. 2011 Sep-Oct; 2011 Aug 9. PMID: 21827560

Hooley RJ, Andrejeva L, Scoutt LM: Breast cancer screening and problem solving using mammography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. Ultrasound Q. 2011 Mar. PMID: 21343800

Philpotts LE: Comprehensive breast imaging 2010. Semin Roentgenol. 2011 Jan. PMID: 21134524

Philpotts LE: MR intervention: indications, technique, correlation and histologic. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2010 May. PMID: 20494315

Philpotts LE: Percutaneous breast biopsy: emerging techniques and continuing controversies. Semin Roentgenol. 2007 Oct. PMID: 17919524

Rubinowitz AN, Siegel MD, Tocino I: Thoracic imaging in the ICU. Crit Care Clin. 2007 Jul. PMID: 17900484

Lannin DR, Ponn T, Andrejeva L, Philpotts L: Should all breast cancers be diagnosed by needle biopsy? Am J Surg. 2006 Oct. PMID: 16978947

Kwong MS, Chung GG, Horvath LJ, Ward BA, Hsu AD, Carter D, Tavassoli F, Haffty B, Burtness BA: Postchemotherapy MRI overestimates residual disease compared with histopathology in responders to neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced breast cancer. Cancer J. 2006 May-Jun. PMID: 16803680

Philpotts LE, Hooley RJ, Lee CH: Comparison of automated versus vacuum-assisted biopsy methods for sonographically guided core biopsy of the breast. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2003 Feb. PMID: 12540431

Philpotts LE, Smith RA: Screening for breast cancer. Semin Roentgenol. 2003 Jan. PMID: 12698588