Breast Imaging Fellowship Curriculum
The Breast Imaging Division of the UMass Radiology Department is staffed by 7, fellowship-trained radiologists who are committed to medical student training and graduate medical education. We are a NAPBC approved Comprehensive Breast Center, and ACR designated Center of Excellence. Currently 42,000 mammograms, 5,000 dedicated breast ultrasound, 500 breast MRI and 4,000 interventional procedures are performed annually. The environment is completely digital with a dedicated Aurora breast MRI , two tomosynthesis units, four dedicated ultrasound suites and a dedicated coned beam breast CT unit.
Breast Imaging fellows are an integral member of the Division, interpreting screening and diagnostic mammogram, ultrasound and MRI. Fellows also perform ultrasound guided biopsies, stereotactic biopsies, MR guided biopsies, and needle localizations. Breast fellows rotate between our University Campus and our Memorial Campus in order to get exposed to academic breast imaging as well as community breast imaging.
Fellows are exposed to a diverse patient population and wide range of breast pathology. The fellow works closely with the breast surgeons, pathologists and oncologist at UMass Memorial Medical Center as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team.
The fellow's responsibilities include assisting the attending staff in resident education and training. The fellow has opportunities to present at the weekly interdisciplinary breast tumor board as well as at the bimonthly radiology pathology correlation conference.
In addition to clinical activities, fellows are trained in research methodology, manuscript preparation, and other activities essential to an academic career and objective interpretation of medical literature. Recent fellows have been able to participate in research on the regions only breast CT.