Jafi Lipson

Radiologist, Diagnostic radiologist

Assistant Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Dr. Lipson is an investigator and faculty member in the Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Radiology, Breast Imaging Division. A graduate of Harvard College in 1995, she received her MD degree from UCSF School of Medicine, prior to completing a preliminary medicine internship year at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco. She went on to complete a diagnostic radiology residency program at UCSF and was ABR board-certified in June 2009. She came to Stanford for a 1 year fellowship program in Breast Imaging in July 2009 before joining the MCL faculty in August 2010.

Her clinical work includes screening and diagnostic mammography, diagnostic breast ultrasound, screening and diagnostic breast MRI, and minimally-invasive breast biopsy and wire localization guided by x-ray, ultrasound, and MRI.

Her research interests include mammographic density and breast cancer risk assessment; early breast cancer detection and extent of disease evaluation using contrast enhanced mammography and MRI; and novel blood and imaging biomarkers of breast cancer burden and neoadjuvant treatment response.

Breast Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Women's Cancer Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Imaging Clinic at Advanced Medicine Center Building

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-6855
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Imaging Clinic at Stanford Hospital

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6855
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Stanford University - Dept of Radiology (2010) CA

Residency: Univ of California San Francisco (2009) CA

Internship: St Mary's Medical Center (2005) CA

Board Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology (2009)

Medical Education: UCSF School of Medicine (2003) CA

Honors & Awards

Junior Faculty of the Year Award, Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Radiology (2011-2012)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

3D T2-Weighted Spin Echo Imaging in the Breast
Moran, C. J., Hargreaves, B. A., Saranathan, M., Lipson, J. A., Kao, J., & Daniel, B. L. (2014). 3D T2-Weighted Spin Echo Imaging in the Breast. JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, 39(2), 332-338.

Rim sign in breast lesions on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging: Diagnostic accuracy and clinical usefulness.
Kang, B. J., Lipson, J. A., Planey, K. R., Zackrisson, S., Ikeda, D. M., & Daniel, B. L. (2014). Rim sign in breast lesions on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging: Diagnostic accuracy and clinical usefulness. Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI.

The California breast density information group: a collaborative response to the issues of breast density, breast cancer risk, and breast density notification legislation.
Price, E. R., Hargreaves, J., Lipson, J. A., Sickles, E. A., Brenner, R. J., & Ikeda, D. M. (2013). The California breast density information group: a collaborative response to the issues of breast density, breast cancer risk, and breast density notification legislation. Radiology, 269(3), 887-892.

Why are patients noncompliant with follow-up recommendations after MRI-guided core needle biopsy of suspicious breast lesions?
Thompson, M. O., Lipson, J., Daniel, B., Harrigal, C., Mullarkey, P., & Ikeda, D. (2013). Why are patients noncompliant with follow-up recommendations after MRI-guided core needle biopsy of suspicious breast lesions?. AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 201(6), 1391-1400.

A picture is worth a thousand words: needs assessment for multimedia radiology reports in a large tertiary care medical center.
Nayak, L., Beaulieu, C. F., Rubin, D. L., & Lipson, J. A. (2013). A picture is worth a thousand words: needs assessment for multimedia radiology reports in a large tertiary care medical center. Academic radiology, 20(12), 1577-1583.

Image quality and diagnostic performance of silicone-specific breast MRI.
Kim, S. H., Lipson, J. A., Moran, C. J., Shimakawa, A., Kuo, J., & Daniel, B. L. (2013). Image quality and diagnostic performance of silicone-specific breast MRI. Magnetic resonance imaging, 31(9), 1472-1478.

Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI-based biomarkers of therapeutic response in triple-negative breast cancer.
Golden, D. I., Lipson, J. A., Telli, M. L., Ford, J. M., & Rubin, D. L. (2013). Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI-based biomarkers of therapeutic response in triple-negative breast cancer. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association , 20(6), 1059-1066.

A clinical trial of lovastatin for modification of biomarkers associated with breast cancer risk.
Vinayak, S., Schwartz, E. J., Jensen, K., Lipson, J., Alli, E., & Kurian, A. W. (2013). A clinical trial of lovastatin for modification of biomarkers associated with breast cancer risk. Breast cancer research and treatment, 142(2), 389-398.

Updates and revisions to the BI-RADS magnetic resonance imaging lexicon.
Edwards, S. D., Lipson, J. A., Ikeda, D. M., & Lee, J. M. (2013). Updates and revisions to the BI-RADS magnetic resonance imaging lexicon. Magnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America, 21(3), 483-493.

Qualitative and quantitative image-based biomarkers of therapeutic response in triple-negative breast cancer.
Golden, D. I., Lipson, J. A., Telli, M. L., Ford, J. M., & Rubin, D. L. (2013). Qualitative and quantitative image-based biomarkers of therapeutic response in triple-negative breast cancer. AMIA Summits on Translational Science proceedings AMIA Summit on Translational Science, 2013, 62-?.

Variable spatiotemporal resolution three-dimensional dixon sequence for rapid dynamic contrast-enahanced breast MRI
Saranathan, M., Rettmann, D. W., Hargreaves, B. A., Lipson, J. A., & Daniel, B. L. (2013). Variable spatiotemporal resolution three-dimensional dixon sequence for rapid dynamic contrast-enahanced breast MRI. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Breast MRI without gadolinium: utility of 3D DESS, a new 3D diffusion weighted gradient-echo sequence.
Daniel, B. L., Granlund, K. L., Moran, C. J., Alley, M. T., Lipson, J., & Hargreaves, B. A. (2012). Breast MRI without gadolinium: utility of 3D DESS, a new 3D diffusion weighted gradient-echo sequence. European journal of radiology, 81, S24-6.

Automatic classification of mammography reports by BI-RADS breast tissue composition class
Percha, B., Nassif, H., Lipson, J., Burnside, E., & Rubin, D. (2012). Automatic classification of mammography reports by BI-RADS breast tissue composition class. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION, 19(5), 913-916.

Breast cancer risk factors differ between Asian and white women with BRCA1/2 mutations
de Bruin, M. A., Kwong, A., Goldstein, B. A., Lipson, J. A., Ikeda, D. M., & Kurian, A. W. (2012). Breast cancer risk factors differ between Asian and white women with BRCA1/2 mutations. FAMILIAL CANCER, 11(3), 429-439.

Utilizing a PACS-integrated Ultrasound-guided Breast Biopsy Simulation Exercise to Reinforce the ACR Practice Guideline for Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Breast Interventional Procedures During Radiology Residency
Meng, K., & Lipson, J. A. (2011). Utilizing a PACS-integrated Ultrasound-guided Breast Biopsy Simulation Exercise to Reinforce the ACR Practice Guideline for Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Breast Interventional Procedures During Radiology Residency. ACADEMIC RADIOLOGY, 18(10), 1324-1328.

Freehand MRI-Guided Preoperative Needle Localization of Breast Lesions After MRI-Guided Vacuum-Assisted Core Needle Biopsy Without Marker Placement
van de Ven, S. Mwy., Lin, M. C., Daniel, B. L., Sareen, P., Lipson, J. A., & Ikeda, D. M. (2010). Freehand MRI-Guided Preoperative Needle Localization of Breast Lesions After MRI-Guided Vacuum-Assisted Core Needle Biopsy Without Marker Placement. JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, 32(1), 101-109.

Radiation Dose Associated With Common Computed Tomography Examinations and the Associated Lifetime Attributable Risk of Cancer
Smith-Bindman, R., Lipson, J., Marcus, R., Kim, K.-P., Mahesh, M., & Miglioretti, D. L. (2009). Radiation Dose Associated With Common Computed Tomography Examinations and the Associated Lifetime Attributable Risk of Cancer. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 169(22), 2078-2086.

Subtle renal duplication as an unrecognized cause of childhood incontinence: diagnosis by magnetic resonance urography.
Lipson, J. A., Coakley, F. V., Baskin, L. S., & Yeh, B. M. (2008). Subtle renal duplication as an unrecognized cause of childhood incontinence: diagnosis by magnetic resonance urography. Journal of pediatric urology, 4(5), 398-400.

CT and MRI of hepatic contour abnormalities
Lipson, J. A., Qayyum, A., Avrin, D. E., Westphalen, A., Yeh, B. M., & Coakley, F. V. (2005). CT and MRI of hepatic contour abnormalities. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 184(1), 75-81.