Dr. Bonnie N. Joe is chief of breast imaging for the UCSF radiology and biomedical imaging department. Her expertise includes screening for breast cancer using digital breast tomosynthesis (3D digital mammography) and breast cancer evaluation using breast MRI, dedicated breast PET and breast ultrasound. Joe specializes in performing stereotactic (X-ray guided), ultrasound and MRI breast biopsies.

Joe has a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in body MRI at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She a fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging.

  • Education

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, MD, 1997

  • Residencies

    Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Diagnostic radiology, 2002

  • Fellowships

    Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, MRI, 2003

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Clinics I work with

Breast Care Center

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Breast Imaging

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Radiology at Divisadero St.

1600 Divisadero St., Room A-142 and A-219
San Francisco, CA 94115

Radiology at the Women's Health Center

2356 Sutter St., Room J-146 and J-226
San Francisco, CA 94115

Imaging Center at Montgomery Street

1725 Montgomery St., Suite 250
San Francisco, CA 94111

UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley

Berkeley Outpatient Center

3100 San Pablo Ave., Suite 430
Berkeley, CA 94702

Decorative Caduceus

Contrast-Enhanced MRI for the Characterization of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)

Conspicuity of DCIS lesion, agreement of disease extent with biopsy, and overall image quality will be used to determine the overall image quality for each MRI.