Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Luz Venta, M.D.

Luz A. Venta, M.D. 

Luz A. Venta, M.D.

Luz A. Venta, M.D.

Senior Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Director, Breast Center
The Methodist Hospital
Professor of Clinical Radiology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Phone: 713-441-7465
Fax: 713-790-2996
Email: lventa@houstonmethodist.org


B.A.   Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
M.S.   Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
M.D.   University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Postdoctoral Training

Diagnostic Residency, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL



Dr. Venta received her first faculty appointment in 1988 as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. She became an Associate Professor there in 1994. While at Loyola, she was also the Medical Director of Section Breast Imaging at the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In 2000, Dr. Venta was recruited to The Methodist Hospital to lead the breast imaging group and joined the faculty of the Baylor College of Medicine as a Professor of Radiology. She received her faculty appointment at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 2005. 

Description of Research

Dr. Venta has a longstanding interest in advances in breast imaging and interventional procedures for the breast. Her current focus is on development of applications of new technologies in breast imaging, including breast MRI.  

Major Areas of Research

Breast imaging, breast cancer, MRI


Horsch K, Giger ML, Vyborny CJ, Venta LA. Performance of computer-aided diagnosis in the interpretation of lesions on breast sonography. Acad Radiol. 2004 Mar;11(3):272-80.

Horsch K, Giger ML, Venta LA, Vyborny CJ. Computerized diagnosis of breast lesions on ultrasound. Med Phys. 2002 Feb;29(2):157-64.

Priyanath A, Feinglass J, Dolan NC, Haviley C, Venta LA. Patient satisfaction with the communication of mammographic results before and after the Mammography Quality Standards Reauthorization Act of 1998. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2002 Feb;178(2):451-6.

Horsch K, Giger ML, Venta LA, Vyborny CJ. Automatic segmentation of breast lesions on ultrasound. Med Phys. 2001 Aug;28(8):1652-9.

Enzmann DR, Anglada PM, Haviley C, Venta LA. Providing professional mammography services: financial analysis. Radiology. 2001 May;219(2):467-73.


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