Departments & Divisions
Nella C Dornbluth, M.D.
Dr. Nella Dornbluth is an accomplished radiologist specializing in breast imaging and intervention. She has extensive experience in private practice and 12 years of experience teaching residents and medical students in academic settings in both Texas and Ohio. After graduating cum laude from The University of Texas at Austin, she received her medical degree and completed her residency at UT Health San Antonio. She has a particular interest in breast cancer and breast cancer awareness and participates in research projects in conjunction with the department of radiology.
Sutcliffe J1, Hardman RL, Dornbluth NC, & Kist KA. A novel technique for teaching challenging ultrasound-guided breast procedures to radiology residents. J Ultrasound Med. 2013 Oct;32(10):1845-54. doi: 10.7863/ultra.32.10.1845. PMID: 24065266
- 1979 - Residency - Radiology - University of Texas Health Science Center
- 1976 - Internship - Pediatrics - University of Texas Health Science Center
- 1975 - MD - Medicine - University of Texas Health Science Center
- 1971 - MA - Microbiology - University of Texas
- 1968 - BA - Microbiology (Cum Laude) - University of Texas
- 5/2016 - Associate Professor / Clinical - Hourly - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Radiology, San Antonio
- 10/2008 - Director of Medical Student Education in Radiology and Director of Educational Development - University of Texas Health Science Center, Radiology, San Antonio
- 8/2006 - Clinical Associate Professor - University HospitalSan Antonio
Research & Grants
Fujifilm Medical System USA, Inc.
Acquisition of Digital Mammography and Breast Tomosynthesis Images for Clinical Evaluation of Fujifilm Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
9/2014 - 12/2017
This image acquisition study is designed to acquire the study image data and establish and document the clinical findings for each subject. This study will create a library of image data that will be used for future projects, future product development and regulatory submissions. A total of 200 cancer cases (or ?biopsy proven malignant?), 175 recall cases and 350 negative/benign cases will be accumulated at a minimum of 5 or more qualified image acquisition sites. The images will be done via the standard method and via the Aspire Cristalle systems and read on the Aspire Bellus system for the study. The views will include CC and MLO view of each breast for a total of 4 views per imaging system.
This site is expected to get a total of 280 cases (200 biopsy, 40 recalls, and 40 screenings). Enrolled subject will undergo the Fujifilm FFDM and DBT examinations.
Dornbluth NC. Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis: Manifestations at Multimodality Imaging and Pitfalls Radiographics 2018 Mar;38(2):330-356.
Weidenhoefer J, Shahid H,Dornbluth NC, Otto P, Kist K,. MR Imaging of Breast Implants: Useful Information for the Interpreting Radiologist Applied Radiology 2015 Oct;44(10):18-24.
Dornbluth NC,Weidenhoefer J, Shahid H, Otto P, Kist K. The Role of MRI in Breast Imaging Applied Radiology 2015 Jan;.
Zalev J, Clingman B, Herzog D, Miller T, Ulissey M, Stavros AT, Oraevsky A, Lavin P, Kist K, Dornbluth NC, Otto P. Opto-acoustic image fusion technology for diagnostic breast imaging in a feasibility study Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE 2015 Jan;.
Dornbluth NC, Shahid H, Yu F, Weidenhoefer J, Otto P, Kist K,. Synchronous Mucinous Breast Carcinoma. ACR Case in Point ACR Case in Point 2014 Aug;.
Dornbluth NC, Shahid H, Sandhu B,Wiedenhoefer, J, Kist K, Otto, P. Malignant Phyllodes Tumor ACR Case in Point 2014 Jul;.
Dornbluth NC, Shahid H, Wiedenhoefer J, Kist K, Otto P. Multifocal Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Applied Radiology 2014 Jul;.
- American Board of Radiology