Stephen W. Phillips, MD, FACR

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship , Northwestern University Medical School
Residency , University of Kentucky Medical Center
Internship , University of Kentucky Medical Center
MD , University of Missouri

Dedicated dual-head gamma imaging for breast cancer screening in women with mammographically dense breasts
Rhodes, DJ, Hruska, CB, Phillips, SW, Whaley, DH & OConnor, MK 2011, Radiology, vol 258, no. 1, pp. 106-118. DOI:

Molecular breast imaging for women presenting with a history of non-reproducible bloody nipple discharge and negative findings on routine imaging studies: A pilot study
Wahner-Roedler, DL, Hruska, CB, OConnor, MK, Phillips, SW, Whaley, DH, Johnson, RE, Degnim, AC, Boughey, JC & Rhodes, DJ 2011, Journal of Surgical Radiology, vol 2, no. 1, pp. 92-99.

Molecular breast imaging: Use of a dual-head dedicated gamma camera to detect small breast tumors
Hruska, CB, Phillips, SW, Whaley, DH, Rhodes, DJ & OConnor, MK 2008, American Journal of Roentgenology, vol 191, no. 6, pp. 1805-1815. DOI:

Scientific Impact Recognition Award: Molecular breast imaging: A review of the Mayo Clinic experience
Hruska, CB, Boughey, JC, Phillips, SW, Rhodes, DJ, Wahner-Roedler, DL, Whaley, DH, Degnim, AC & OConnor, MK 2008, American Journal of Surgery, vol 196, no. 4, pp. 470-476. DOI:

Mayo Clinic office visit. MRI and breast cancer screening. An interview with Stephen Phillips, M.D
Phillips, S 2007, Mayo Clinic womens healthsource, vol 11, no. 10, pp. 6.

Molecular breast imaging: Advantages and limitations of a scintimammographic technique in patients with small breast tumors
OConnor, MK, Phillips, SW, Hruska, CB, Rhodes, DJ & Collins, DA 2007, Breast Journal, vol 13, no. 1, pp. 3-11. DOI:

Molecular breast imaging using a dedicated high-performance instrument
OConnor, MK, Wagenaar, DJ, Hruska, CB, Phillips, S, Caravaglia, G & Rhodes, D 2006, . in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 6319, 63191D, Hard X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detector Physics and Penetrating Radiation Systems VIII, San Diego, CA, United States, 14-17 August. DOI:

Molecular breast imaging: A new technique using technetium Tc 99m scintimammography to detect small tumors of the breast
Rhodes, DJ, OConnor, MK, Phillips, SW, Smith, RL & Collins, DA 2005, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vol 80, no. 1, pp. 24-30.

Primary mammary (non-Hodgkin) lymphoma presenting as locally advanced breast cancer
Pruthi, S, Stafyla, VK, Phillips, SW, Porrata, LF & Reynolds, CA 2004, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vol 79, no. 10, pp. 1310-1314.

Evaluation of a small cadmium zinc telluride detector for scintimammography
Mueller, B, OConnor, MK, Blevis, I, Rhodes, DJ, Smith, R, Collins, DA & Phillips, SW 2003, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol 44, no. 4, pp. 602-609.

Sonographically guided metallic clip placement after core needle biopsy of the breast
Phillips, SW, Gabriel, H, Comstock, CE & Venta, LA 2000, American Journal of Roentgenology, vol 175, no. 5, pp. 1353-1355.