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Tanya W. Stephens, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1994 University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, MD, With honors, Medicine
1990 Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS, BS, Magna Cum Laude, Biology

Postgraduate Training

1998-1999 Clinical Fellowship, Mammography and Thoracic Imaging, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN, Thomas Harman, M.D., Fellowship Director
1994-1998 Clinical Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN, Bradley Lewis, M.D., Residency Director

Board Certifications

1998 American Board of Radiology
1993 Federal Medical Licensing Examination

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2001-2009

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Geiser WR, Haygood TM, Santiago L, Stephens T, Thames D, Whitman GJ. Challenges in mammography: part 1, artifacts in digital mammography. AJR Am J Roentgenol 197(6):W1023-30, 12/2011. PMID: 22109316.
2. Haygood TM, Arribas E, Liu QM, Atkinson EN, Brennan PC, Santiago L, Carkaci S, Lane D, Stephens TW, LePetross H, Adrada B, Davis P, Whitman GJ. Detection of microcalcifications on digital screening mammograms using varying degrees of monitor zooming. AJR Am J Roentgenol 197(4):W761-W768, 10/2011. PMID: 21940549.
3. Muralidhar GS, Bovik AC, Sampat MP, Whitman GJ, Haygood TM, Stephens TW, Markey MK. Computer-aided diagnosis in breast magnetic resonance imaging. Mt Sinai J Med 78(2):280-90, Mar-Apr, 3/2011. PMID: 21425271.
4. Muralidhar GS, Whitman GJ, Haygood TM, Stephens TW, Bovik AC, Markey MK. Evaluation of stylus for radiographic image annotation. J Digit Imaging 23(6):701-5, 12/2010. e-Pub 8/2009. PMCID: PMC3046686.
5. Tchou PM, Haygood TM, Atkinson EN, Stephens TW, Davis PL, Arribas EM, Geiser WR, Whitman GJ. Interpretation time of computer-aided detection in screening mammography. Radiology 257(1):40-6, 10/2010. e-Pub 8/2010. PMID: 20679448.
6. Muralidhar GS, Bovik AC, Giese JD, Sampat MP, Whitman GJ, Haygood TM, Stephens TW, Markey MK. Snakules: An model-based active contour algorithm for the annotation of spicules on mammography. IEEE Trans Med Imaging PP(99):1-1, 10/2010. e-Pub 6/2010. PMID: 20529728.
7. Haygood TM, Wang J, Lane D, Galvan E, Neely Atkinson E, Stephens T, Whitman GJ. Why does it take longer to read digital than film-screen screening mammograms? A partial explanation. Journal of Digital Imaging 23(2):170-180, 4/2010. PMID: 19214635.
8. Haygood TM, Arribas E, Brennan PC, Atkinson EN, Herndon M, Dieber J, Geiser W, Santiago L, Mills DM, Davis PL, Adrada BE, Carkaci S, Stephens T, Whitman GJ. Conspicuity of microcalcifications on digital screening mammograms using varying degrees of Monitor zooming. Acad Radiol 16(12):1509-1517, 12/2009. PMID: 19896068.
9. Taboada JL, Stephens TW, Krishnamurthy S, Brandt KR, Whitman GJ. The many faces of fat necrosis in the breast. AJR Am J Roentgenol 192(3):815-25, 3/2009. PMID: 19234281.
10. Haygood TM, Wang J, Atkinson EN, Lane D, Stephens TW, Patel P, Whitman GJ. Timed efficiency of interpretation of digital and film-screen screening mammograms. AJR Am J Roentgenol 192(1):216-20, 1/2009. PMID: 19098202.
11. Lai CJ, Shaw CC, Geiser W, Chen L, Arribas E, Stephens T, Davis PL, Ayyar GP, Dogan BE, Nguyen VA, Whitman GJ, Yang WT. Comparison of slot scanning digital mammography system with full-field digital mammography system. Med Phys 35(6):2339-46, 6/2008. PMID: 18649467.
12. Muralidhar GS, Haygood TM, Stephens TW, Whitman GJ, Bovik AC, Markey MK. Computer-aided detection of breast cancer: Have all bases been covered? Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research 2:5-9, 2008.
13. Al-Quran SZ, Olivares A, Lin P, Stephens TW, Medeiros LJ, Abruzzo LV. A Si/Csl flat-panel digital mammography system versus CCD/Csl-based slot scanning system in detecting simulated microcalcifications. Arch Pathol Lab Med 130(6):862-8, 2006. PMID: 16740041.
14. Peintinger F, Kuerer HM, Anderson K, Boughey JC, Meric-Bernstam F, Singletary SE, Hunt KK, Whitman GJ, Stephens T, Buzdar AU, Green MC, Symmans WF. Accuracy of the combination of mammography and sonography in predicting tumor response in breast cancer patients after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Ann Surg Oncol 13(11):1443-9, 2006. PMID: 17028770.
15. Al-Quran SZ, Olivares A, Lin P, Stephens TW, Medeiros LJ, Abruzzo LV. Myeloid sarcoma of the urinary bladder and epididymis as a primary manifestation of acute myeloid leukemia with inv(16). Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:862-8, 2006. PMID: 16740041.
16. Sampat MP, Whitman GJ, Stephens TW, Broemling LD, Heger NA, Bovik AC, Markey MK. The reliability of measuring physical characteristics of spiculated masses on mammography. Br J Radiology, 79:S134-40, 2006.
17. Khakpour N, Zager JS, Yen T, Stephens T, Kuerer HM, Singletary ES, Ross MI, Hunt KK, Babiera GV. The role of ultrasound in the surgical management of patients diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast. Breast J 13(3):212-5, May-Jun, 2006. PMID: 16684318.
18. Pham CB, Abruzzo LV, Cook E, Whitman GJ, Stephens TW. Rosai-Dorfman disease of the breast. AJR Am J Roentgenol 185(4):971-2, 2005. PMID: 16177417.
19. Middleton LP, Grant S, Stephens T, Stelling CB, Sneige N, Sahin AA. Lobular carcinoma in situ diagnosed by core needle biopsy: when should it be excised? Mod Pathol 16(2):120-9, 2/2003. PMID: 12591964.
20. Cabioglu N, Hunt KK, Singletary SE, Stephens TW, Marcy S, Meric F, Ross MI, Babiera GV, Ames FC, Kuerer HM. Surgical decision making and factors determining a diagnosis of breast carcinoma in women presenting with nipple discharge. J Am Coll Surg 196(3):354-64, 2003. PMID: 12648684.
21. Stephens TW, Whitman GJ, Stelling CB. Typical benign calcifications of the breast that do not require biopsy. The Radiologist 10:1-9, 2003.
22. Rong XJ, Shaw CC, Johnston DA, Lemacks MR, Liu X, Whitman GJ, Dryden MJ, Stephens TW, Thompson SK, Krugh KT, Lai CJ. Microcalcification detectability for four mammographic detectors: flat-panel, CCD, CR, and screen/film. Med Phys 29(9):2052-61, 2002. PMID: 12349926.
23. Aubry MC, Myers JL, Douglas WW, Tazelaar HD, Washington Stephens TL, Hartman TE, Deschamps C, Pankratz VS. Primary pulmonary carcinoma in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Mayo Clin Proc 77:763-70, 2002. PMID: 12173712.

Editorials

1. Stephens TW. Benefits and costs of interventions to improve breast cancer outcomes in african american women. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 16:30, 2005.
Other Articles
1. Berg WA, Blume JD, Cormack JB, Mendelsohn EB,Lehrer D, Bhm-Vlez M, Pisano ED, Jong RA, Evans WP, Morton MJ, Mahoney MC, Larsen LH, Barr RG, Farria DM, Marques HS, Boparai K. Combined screening with ultrasound and mammography vs mammography alone in women at elevated risk of breast cancer. JAMA 299(18):2151-2163, 2008.
2. Whitman GJ, Stephens TW, Hopkins K. Benign and malignant breast calcifications. Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology 26(6):1-6, 2002.
3. Stephens T, Whitman GJ. Benign calcifications. eMedicine: Radiology, 2000.

Abstracts

1. Whitman GJ, Wang J, Atkinson EN, Geiser W, Yang WT, Lane D, Stephens TW, Santiago L, Haygood TM. Digital screening mammography soft copy interpretation times: normal is quicker. AJR American J Roentgenol 192(5):A35-A38, 5/2009.
2. Janangin R, Muralidhar GS, Sampat MP, Haygood TM, Stephens TW, Whitman GJ, Bovik AC, Markey MK. Characteristics of true and positive locations of spiculated lesions on mammography, poster presentation. AAPM, Houston, TX, 2008.
3. Wang J, Atkinson E N, Geiser W, Yang W, Lane DL. Stephens T, Santiago L, Haygood TM. Digital mamography artifacts: what the radiologist needs to know, 2008.
4. Whitman GJ, Haygood TM, Geiser, Yang WT, Lane D, Wang J, Stephens TW. Digital screening mammography soft copy interpretation times: normal is quicker, scientific exhibit accepted for 2008 conference. RSNA, Chicago, IL, 2008.
5. Sampat MP, Wang Z, Markey MK, Whitman GJ, Stephens TW, Bovik AC. Measuring intra- and inter-observer agreement in identifying and localizing structures in medical images, paper presentation. ICIP, Atlanta, GA, 2008.
6. Mathew J, Perkins GH, Stephens TW, Middleton LP, Yang WT. Primary male breast cancer: clinical, imaging, and pathologic correlation in 57 patients, poster presentation. ARRS, Washington, D.C. 2008.
7. Haygood TM, Whitman GJ, Wang J, Galvan E, Stephens TW, Lane DL, Atkinson EN. Where have all the seconds gone? scientific exhibit. SIIM, Seattle, WA, 2008.
8. Givens EC, Gor BJ, Hajek RA, Jacobs CL, Baham DL, Stephens TW, Jones LA. Evaluating the effectiveness of an orientation session for a breast cancer intervention program, poster presentation. American Cancer Society Bridging the Health Care Divide Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2007.
9. Stephens TW. Evaluation of the performance of the Azura BreastScan (formerly HEDA) System in the screening of women for breast cancer, Z-Tech Medical multi-institutional presentation. RSNA, Chicago, IL, 2007.
10. Sampat MP, Bovik AC, Whitman GJ, Stephens TW, Markey MK. Reliability of measuring properties of spiculated lesions using a stylus vs mouse interface, poster presentation. HSEMB, Houston, TX, 2007.
11. Taboada JL, Whitman GJ, Krishnamurthy S, Stephens TW. The many faces of fat necrosis, poster presentation. ARRS, Orlando, FL, 2007.
12. Taboada JL, Whitman GJ, Krishnamurthy S, Stephens TW. The many faces of fat necrosis, poster presentation. RSNA, Chicago, IL, 2007.
13. Haygood T, Whitman GJ, Wang J, Atkinson EN, Lane D, Patel P, Stephens TW. Timed efficiency of digital and film-screen mammographic interpretation, electronic exhibit. ARRS, Orlando, FL, http://womensimaging online.arrs.org/item.cfm?itemID=158, 2007.
14. Peintinger F, Whitman GJ, Stephens TW, Anderson K, Phelps M, Symmans WF. Predicting residual tumor size in breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy: do we need mammography or sonography or both modalities?, paper presentation. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX, 2006.
15. Sampat M, Bovik A, Whitman GJ, Stephens TW, Markey M. Toroidal Gaussian filters for detection and extraction of properties of spiculated masses, poster presentation. ICASSP, Toulouse, France, 2006.
16. Stephens TW, Radaideh M, Whitman G, Middleton L, Stelling C. Benign breast calcifications that do not require biopsy, accepted for oral presentation. NMA, New York, NY, 2005.
17. Ayyar G, Geiser W, Whitman GJ, Sprinkle S, Sullivan C, Stephens TW. Film-screen and digital mammography artifacts, poster presentation. ARRS, New Orleans, LA, 2005.
18. Stephens TW, Perkins G, Garcia S, Middleton L, Buchholz T, Whitman G. Male breast cancer: mammographic and sonographic findings, accepted for oral presentation. NMA, New York, NY, 2005.
19. Lai CJ, Shaw C, Whitman G, Arribas E, Nguyen V, Stephens TW. A Si/Csl flat-panel digital mammography system versus CCD/Csl-based slot scanning system in detecting simulated microcalcifications, an ROC study, poster presentation. RSNA, Chicago, IL, 2004.
20. Stephens TW, Radaideh M, Whitman G, Middleton L, Stelling C. Benign breast calcifications that do not require biopsy, education exhibit. RSNA, Chicago, IL, 2004.
21. Lai CJ, Shaw C, Whitman G, Arribas E, Nguyen V, Stephens TW, Geiser W, Dempsey P. Comparison of a Si/Csl flat-panel and slot scanning digital mammography systems for detection of simulated microcalcifications, an ROC study, oral presentation. AAPM, Pittsburg, PA, 2004.
22. Stephens TW, Perkins G, Garcia S, Middleton L, Buchholz T, Whitman G. Male breast cancer: mammographic and sonographic findings, education exhibit. RSNA, Chicago, IL, 2004.
23. Khakpour N, Zager JS, Yen T, Stephens TW, Kuerer HM, Singletary ES, Ross MI, Hunt KK, Babiera GV. The role of ultrasound in surgical management of patients diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast, poster presentation. ASBS, San Diego, CA, 2004.
24. Stephens TW, Radaideh MM, Middleton LP, Stelling CB, Whitman GJ. Benign breast calcifications that do not require biopsy, poster presentation. ARRS, San Diego, CA, 2003.
25. Stephens TLW, Kuerer HM, Hunt KK, Singletary SE, Stelling CB. Necessity of ductography in the evaluation of nipple discharge and the detection of breast cancer, poster presentation. NMA , Philadelphia, PA, 2003.
26. Cabioglu N, Krishnamurthy S, Kuerer HM, Hunt KK, Singletary SE, Meric F, Feig BW, Ross MI, Ames FC, Babiera GV, Stephens TW, et al. The role of breast conserving surgery in women with breast cancer presenting with nipple discharge, poster presentation. ASCO, Chicago, IL, 2003.
27. Stephens TLW, Kuerer HM, Hunt KK, Singletary SE, Stelling CB. Necessity of ductography in the evaluation of nipple discharge and the detection of breast Cancer, poster presentation. ARRS, Atlanta, GA, 2002.
28. Whitman GJ, Dryden MJ, Stephens TW, Arribas E, Selinko V, Yang WT, Kushwaha AC, Dempsey PJ. Sonographic findings after breast conservation therapy, poster presentation. RSNA, Chicago, IL, 2002.
29. Stephens TLW, Whitman GJ, Dryden MJ, Arribas E, Kushwaha AC, Dempsey PJ, Middleton LP, Stelling CB. Benign breast calcifications that do not require biopsy, poster presentation. RSNA, Chicago, IL, 2001.
30. Dryden MJ, Whitman GJ, Sobota C, Iyer RB, Stephens TLW, Kushwaha AC, Dempsey PJ, Stelling CB. Imaging findings following removal of silicone breast implants, poster presentation. RSNA, Chicago, IL, 2001.
31. Stephens TLW. Biochemical, chemical, and radiological findings in subacute necrotizing encephalomyopathy, poster presentation. Flavoproteins Conference, Konstanz, Germany, 1998.
32. Stephens TLW, Hartman TE. CT findings of bronchogenic carcinoma associated with UIP/IPF, poster presentation. STR, Amelia Island, FL, 1998.

Book Chapters

1. Stephens TW, Andreopoulou E. Systemic staging and the radiologic work-up of abnormal findings. In: Kuerer's Textbook of Breast Surgical Oncology. McGraw-Hill: New York, NY, 2009.

Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications

1. Robb-Nicholson C, Stephens TW. Calcium beyond the bones (Calcifications images contributor), 2010.
2. Stephens T,Whitman GJ. Benign breast calcifications. e-Pub 2005.
3. Stephens TW. Breast Imaging Fellows Manual. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: Houston, TX, 2001.

Last updated: 7/17/2013