Clinical Experience Breast
The one year fellowship consists of 9-10 months of clinical breast imaging, 1 month elective, and 2-4 weeks observership in breast surgery, breast pathology, and/or oncology.
Clinical training includes full or half day assignments on the diagnostic imaging service, breast interventions, screening mammography, or MRI. Typically the fellow works one-on-one with an attending. While on diagnostic imaging, there is ample time for hands-on ultrasound scanning. The work day usually runs from 7:30/8:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is no evening or weekend call.
All training in on site at the Belkin Breast Imaging Center at BMC, with no need to travel. In addition to providing services at our home institution, we read screening mammograms from numerous community health centers in the Boston area.
We are an American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. There are 6 Hologic mammography units with tomosynthesis, 4 Philips EPIQ ultrasound units, and a 3T Philips MRI. Stereotactic and tomosynthesis-guided biopsies are performed with the Hologic Affirm upright system. Preoperative localizations are performed with SAVI SCOUT radar localization technology.
Our physical location adjacent to the Belkin Breast Health Center allows us to participate in a multidisciplinary team caring for patients with breast disease. Weekly tumor boards and frequent in-person consultations are beneficial for our patients, staff, and trainees alike.