Marisa H. Borders, MD

Assistant Professor, Medical Imaging - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Co-Director, University of Arizona Medical Center Breast Imaging Center
Co-Division Chief, Breast Imaging & Co-Program Director, Breast Imaging Fellowship

Dr. Borders is currently an Assistant Professor of Radiology, and since 2009, has served as the Co-Medical Director and Co-Section Chief of Breast Imaging at Banner University Medical Center.  Dr. Borders was employed as a private practice breast imager prior to returning to her current position in the academic setting. Her experiences have enabled her to practice with thorough attentiveness to the most minute of details, highly accurate procedural skills, and a compassionate and hands-on approach with her patients. She takes great pride in being a competent breast imager and in her kind and approachable nature.  Her current academic position allows her to not only interpret a vast number of screening and diagnostic breast imaging studies, and to perform various image-guided breast procedures, but to teach her specialty to fellows, residents and medical students on a daily basis.  The Breast Imaging Center plays an integral role in diagnosing and managing various breast problems, including breast cancer, and the doctors at the center work closely with the other breast specialists at our hospital. As part of this role, Dr. Borders and her colleagues take an active lead in a weekly multi-disciplinary breast care conference that is held at the Arizona Cancer Center.

Research Interests: 

3-D screening mammography for early detection of breast cancer Clinical and imaging outcomes of ultrasound-guided cryoablation of fibroadenomas MR imaging of breast cancer

  • MD: Pennsylvania State University, 1996-2000
  • University of Arizona, Diagnostic Radiology, 2001-2005
  • St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ, Internal Medicine, 2000-2001
  • University of Arizona, Breast and Body Imaging, 2005-2006
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Radiology Diplomate, 2005-current

Select Publications


Borders, M. H., L. Cheng, K. A. Fitzpatrick, and E. A. Krupinski, "Patient Compliance in the Setting of BI-RADS Category 3: What Factors Impact Compliance With Short-Term Follow-Up Recommendations?", Breast J, vol. 23, issue 1, pp. 77-82, 2017 Jan.
Type of Publication: Journal Article


Borders, M., K. Fitzpatrick, and J. H. McClenathan, "Benign pilomatricoma of the breast", Applied Radiology, vol. 44, issue 4, pp. 24-26, 04/2015.
Type of Publication: Journal Article


Nguyen, D., H. Roehrig, M. Borders, K. Fitzpatrick, and J. Roveda, "Innovative visualization and segmentation approaches for telemedicine", SPIE: SPIE, 09/2014.
Type of Publication: Conference Proceedings


Nguyen, D., H. Roehrig, M. Borders, K. Fitzpatrick, and J. Roveda, "Efficient image acquisition design for a cancer detection system", SPIE: SPIE, 09/2013.
Type of Publication: Conference Proceedings
Krupinski, E. A., M. Borders, and K. Fitzpatrick, "Processing stereotactic breast biopsy specimens: impact of specimen radiography system on workflow.", Breast J, vol. 19, issue 4, pp. 455-6, 2013 Jul-Aug.
Type of Publication: Journal Article