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Sally Hayward Goudreau, M.D., FACR, FSBI, is Professor of Radiology and a member of the Breast Imaging Division at UT Southwestern. She serves as Director of the Breast Imaging Fellowship program, and her clinical interests include early detection of breast cancer through screening and diagnosis of breast abnormalities using innovative technology.

I am honored to be a member of the Radiology faculty and play a role in the education and mentoring of future generations of physicians.

Dr. Goudreau holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University. She earned her medical degree from UT Southwestern, and completed her residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She remained at the University of Iowa to receive advanced fellowship training in breast imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and computed tomography (CT).

Leadership and service

Before joining the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2008, Dr. Goudreau served as an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Cincinnati's Barrett Breast Center, and then at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, where she was the Medical Director of Breast Imaging and Director of the Women's Imaging Fellowship program. She relocated to Dallas from Denver in 1997, where she developed the breast imaging section at Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center and served as the Medical Director of Breast Imaging. During this time she also became Medical Director of Breast Imaging for the Women's Diagnostic and Breast Center at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas where she guided a major renovation of the center.

Dr. Goudreau serves on numerous UT Southwestern and departmental committees. She has a strong commitment to medical student education demonstrated by her work as a Medical Student Ambassador and service on the UT Southwestern Medical School Admissions Committee.

She is a member of numerous local and national professional societies, including the American Roentgen Ray Society, Society of Breast Imaging, Texas Medical Association, and Texas Radiological Society. She is also a founding member of the Society for the Advancement of Women's Imaging, a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, and a Fellow of the Society of Breast Imaging.

Research interests

Dr. Goudreau's research interests include developing new technologies and techniques to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Her research enriches her clinical practice where she performs a variety interventional breast imaging procedures (all forms of percutaneous biopsy, seed/wire localizations, and ductography) and interprets tomosynthesis, MRI, and positron emission mammography. Her work has been published in a number of peer-review journals.

A commitment to volunteering and philanthropy

Dr. Goudreau is an active participant in the Texas A&M Association of Former Students, for which she serves as a Representative at Large on the Leadership Council, with a particular interest in mentoring and counseling premedical students. She also volunteers as a physician and provides support to the Women's National Water Polo Team, and has traveled with the team nationally, and internationally to China, Brazil, and Hungary. Together with her husband, Jeff Goudreau, M.D., she has a passion for supporting higher education through endowed scholarships at Texas A&M University, Baylor University, and Notre Dame University, where their donations fund documentary film-making pertaining to breast cancer.

Personal note

While enjoying life as an empty nester, Dr. Goudreau has embraced a volunteer role with the United States National Women’s Water Polo Team, which has led to exciting national and international travels with her husband, Jeff Goudreau, M.D., FACP. While at home, they can be found biking all over Dallas, swimming, growing their own vegetables and flowers, and enjoying the opera.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1988)
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1992), Diagnostic Radiology
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1993), Breast Imaging


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Radioactive Seed Localization: Tips and Tricks
Seiler S, Mootz A, Eads E, Goudreau S 2016
Multicentric Granulocytic Sarcoma (Chloroma of the Breast: Mammographic Findings
Barloon T, Young D, Bass S American Journal of Roentgenology 1992 161 963-964
Hypercard Coding System for the ACR Index for Radiological Diagnoses
Renfrew D, Bass S, Albanese M, Whitis B American Journal of Roentgenology 1992 158 669-672

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Radiology
  • Outstanding Resident Research Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Medical Director of Breast Imaging - Denver General Hospital 1994-1997
  • Medical Director of Breast Imaging - Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center, Dallas 1997-2005
  • Medical Director of Breast Imaging - Women’s Diagnostic and Breast Center Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas - 2003-2008

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Radiology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Society for the Advancement of Women’s Imaging