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Breast Imaging

Our Training Programs are Rated Among the Best in the Nation

As a resident or fellow in the breast imaging section, you will be exposed to a breadth of cases, have hands-on access to some of the most advanced diagnostic modalities available anywhere and interact with patients directly.  Residents work side-by-side with faculty at viewing stations to interpret images. Upon completion of your training, you will be well versed in all breast imaging modalities and their interpretations, prepared to pursue private practice or research.

Our residency and clinical fellowship training programs are consistently rated among the best, if not the best in the nation. Our faculty are active in the Society of Breast Imaging, the Radiological Society of North America, the American College of Radiology and the American Board of Radiology. They are recognized leaders in breast imaging and publish hundreds of manuscripts annually in medical and scientific journals.

Breast imaging facility overview
Our breast imaging facility is co-located with a breast surgical practice in the Joanne Knight Breast Health Center located at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. Radiologists work side-by-side with surgeons and support staff to provide advanced care for patients with breast disorders. The breast imaging facility has full-field digital units and provides diagnostic and screening mammography for women throughout St. Louis and surrounding areas. Residents also receive training in breast MRI and perform many procedures, including sonographic and stereotactic breast biopsies, and breast needle localizations.

Rotations
Rotations in the breast imaging section last 12 weeks. They are not served consecutively, but rather in blocks of time lasting two or more weeks. We utilize a self-assessment teaching module but dedicate at least two hours of the workday to teaching residents. A case conference held every morning for residents within each section, in addition to a daily noon didactic lectures. There are also weekly follow-up conferences and a multidisciplinary conference.