Breast Imaging

Breast Imaging Fellowship

Our breast imaging section is a high-volume Breast Health Center with a high-risk cancer screening program, and our fellows receive comprehensive training in breast imaging, image interpretation and breast interventional procedures.  Our section performs more than 45,000 breast imaging studies per year, including 40 breast biopsies and 20 breast needle localizations each week. The program is fully digital and tomosynthesis capable and offers both screening and diagnostic exams and image-guided procedures using mammography, tomosynthesis, ultrasound and MRI. Contrast-enhanced mammography is also available. Radiology services are fully integrated with those of breast surgeons and other ancillary staff to provide comprehensive breast health care. Training primarily occurs in the reading rooms and clinics, where fellows work alongside all seven attending faculty. Several faculty hold key committee positions with the Society of Breast Imaging and American College of Radiology, as well as speak and teach at national meetings.

Our fellowship is composed of 12 months of breast imaging with the opportunity for internal moonlighting in the general radiology call pool. We plan to offer three fellowship positions each academic year. While research is encouraged, there is no formal requirement at this time.

The Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine participates in the National Resident Matching Program for our breast imaging fellowship. The Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) has announced that it will provide a universal application to interested radiology residents this fall through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).In line with the rules of the match, interviews for Breast Imaging Fellowships will be conducted after January 1. For more information about the match or application process, please visit the SBI’s website.

For more information about the MIR Breast Imaging Fellowship program, please email Jasmine Phiffer at phifferj@wustl.edu  or call 314-454-7405.