Luz Venta, MD

  • Houston Methodist breast imaging medical director
  • Professor of Clinical Radiology, Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine
  • Professor of Clinical Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Houston Methodist breast imaging residency program director

Luz Venta, MD

Areas of Expertise

  • Breast biopsy
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast imaging
  • MRI


Radiology - Diagnostic
Chicago Medical School
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine-Chicago, IL | 1983


Flat epithelial atypia in directional vacuum-assisted biopsy of breast microcalcifications: surgical excision may not be necessary
McCroskey, Z, Sneige, N, Herman, CR, Miller, RA, Venta, LA, Ro, J, Schwartz, MR & Ayala, A 2018, , Modern Pathology, pp. 1-10.

Cost minimization study of image-guided core biopsy versus surgical excisional biopsy for women with abnormal mammograms
Golub, RM, Bennett, CL, Stinson, T, Venta, LA & Morrow, M 2004, , Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 22, no. 12, pp. 2430-2437.

Performance of Computer-Aided Diagnosis in the Interpretation of Lesions on Breast Sonography
Horsch, K, Giger, ML, Vyborny, CJ & Venta, LA 2004, , Academic Radiology, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 272-280.

Mammographic density categories [4] (multiple letters)
Hall, FM, Venta, LA & Hendrick, RE 2002, , American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 178, no. 1, pp. 242-243.

Patient satisfaction with the communication of mammographic results before and after the Mammography Quality Standards Reauthorization Act of 1998
Priyanath, A, Feinglass, J, Dolan, NC, Haviley, C & Venta, LA 2002, , American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 178, no. 2, pp. 451-456.

Computerized diagnosis of breast lesions on ultrasound
Horsch, K, Giger, ML, Venta, LA & Vyborny, CJ 2002, , Medical Physics, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 157-164.

Measuring satisfaction with mammography results reporting
Dolan, NC, Feinglass, J, Priyanath, A, Haviley, C, Sorensen, AV & Venta, LA 2001, , Journal of General Internal Medicine, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 157-162.

Rates and causes of disagreement in interpretation of full-field digital mammography and film-screen mammography in a diagnostic setting
Venta, LA, Hendrick, RE, Adler, YT, DeLeon, P, Mengoni, PM, Scharl, AM, Comstock, CE, Hansen, L, Kay, N, Coveler, A & Cutter, G 2001, , American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 176, no. 5, pp. 1241-1248.

Providing professional mammography services: Financial analysis
Enzmann, DR, Anglada, PM, Haviley, C & Venta, LA 2001, , Radiology, vol. 219, no. 2, pp. 467-473.

Automatic segmentation of breast lesions on ultrasound
Horsch, K, Giger, ML, Venta, LA & Vyborny, CJ 2001, , Medical Physics, vol. 28, no. 8, pp. 1652-1659.

Computer-aided diagnosis of lesions on multi-modality images of the breast
Giger, ML, Huo, Z, Horsch, K, Hendrick, ER, Venta, LA, Vyborny, CJ, Bonta, IR & Lan, L 2001, , Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 4322, no. 2, pp. 656-660.

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.

Focal fibrosis of the breast in diabetes [3] (multiple letters)
Hall, FM, Venta, LA, Gabriel, H, Adler, YT & Wiley, EL 2000, , American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 174, no. 3, pp. 870-871.

Are malignant cells displaced by large-gauge needle core biopsy of the breast?
Diaz, LK, Wiley, EL & Venta, LA 1999, , American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 173, no. 5, pp. 1303-1313.

Impact of same-day screening mammography availability: Results of a controlled clinical trial
Dolan, NC, McDermott, MMG, Morrow, M, Venta, LA & Martin, GJ 1999, , Archives of Internal Medicine, vol. 159, no. 4, pp. 393-398.

Management of complex breast cysts
Venta, LA, Kim, JP, Pelloski, CE & Morrow, M 1999, , American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 173, no. 5, pp. 1331-1336.

Imaging features of focal breast fibrosis: Mammographic-pathologic correlation of noncalcified breast lesions
Venta, LA, Wiley, EL, Gabriel, H & Adler, YT 1999, , American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 173, no. 2, pp. 309-316.

Sonographic evaluation of infiltrating lobular carcinoma
Butler, RS, Venta, LA, Wiley, EL, Ellis, RL, Dempsey, PJ & Rubin, E 1999, , American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 172, no. 2, pp. 325-330.

Ductography for nipple discharge: No replacement for ductal excision
Dawes, LG, Bowen, C, Venta, LA & Morrow, M 1998, , Surgery, vol. 124, no. 4, pp. 685-691.


  • English
  • Spanish