Fellowship in Women's Imaging

The Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has three tracks for fellowship training in breast imaging. Each track includes a minimum of 6 months of training in our breast imaging division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Please see below for more detailed information about the individual tracks offered.  The three tracks available are:

Fellowship in Breast Imaging

This track is as 12-month fellowship in breast imaging and focuses on all aspects of breast imaging and interventional procedures at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

The Lee Bell Center for Breast Imaging at Brigham & Women's Hospital has a high volume clinical service, with state of the art equipment, including Hologic digital breast tomosynthesis, Philips US units, an Affirm upright stereotactic biopsy unit, Siemens and GE 3.0T and many other 1.5T magnets. The Lee Bell Center for Breast Imaging includes an on-site 3 Tesla magnet dedicated to breast imaging.  It is supported by Computer Aided Detection and full biopsy capability. Fellowship training encompasses screening and diagnostic studies in mammography, breast ultrasound and breast MRI.  There is an active biopsy service with over 2000 needle biopsies/year, as well as a radioactive seed localization program.  Breast fellows also spend time at Dana Farber Cancer Institute working in a high-risk diagnostic imaging clinic and providing imaging consultation services to surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists in a multidisciplinary clinic setting for patients with a new diagnosis of breast cancer. Breast Imaging Fellows will also rotate to nearby local outpatient community breast imaging centers for a comprehensive breast imaging experience.

In addition to the rich clinical experience, fellows will participate in teaching and clinical research, needle biopsy training in our state of the art STRATUS simulation center, journal club, weekly multidisciplinary conferences, and radiology-pathology correlation conference.

This fellowship track includes 44 weeks of dedicated breast imaging training and 8 weeks of elective time. In the past, fellows have used elective time for clinical training in other radiology divisions, extended research time, or for multidisciplinary exposure to other fields of breast care (i.e. breast pathology, surgery, oncology, etc.). 

Fellowship in Women’s Imaging

The Women’s Imaging Fellowship focuses on all aspects of breast imaging and interventional procedures, as well as obstetrical and general ultrasound.

The Lee Bell Center for Breast Imaging at Brigham & Women's Hospital has a high volume clinical service, with state of the art equipment, including Hologic digital breast tomosynthesis, Philips US units, an Affirm upright stereotactic biopsy unit, Siemens and GE 3.0T and many other 1.5T magnets. The Lee Bell Center for Breast Imaging includes an on-site 3 Tesla magnet dedicated to breast imaging.  It is supported by Computer Aided Detection and full biopsy capability. Fellowship training encompasses screening and diagnostic studies in mammography, breast ultrasound and breast MRI.  There is an active biopsy service with over 2000 needle biopsies/year, as well as a radioactive seed localization program.  Women’s Imaging Fellows will also spend time at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in a high-risk diagnostic imaging clinic and providing imaging consultation services to surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists in a multidisciplinary clinic setting for patients with a new diagnosis of breast cancer. Women’s Imaging Fellows may also rotate to nearby local outpatient community breast imaging centers for a comprehensive breast imaging experience.

The ultrasound experience includes several months in a busy high risk obstetrical ultrasound unit, and several months in general ultrasound, including a large volume of gynecologic and routine obstetrical ultrasound.   A full range of exams are performed in the ultrasound department including: general abdomen, gynecology, obstetrics including all trimesters, thyroid and superficial, Doppler, 3-D imaging, and image-guided procedures. The fellowship offers a rich opportunity to develop hands-on scanning expertise in all areas of ultrasound.

In addition to the rich clinical experience, fellows will participate in teaching and clinical research, needle biopsy training in our state of the art STRATUS simulation center, journal club, weekly multidisciplinary conferences, and radiology-pathology correlation conference.

This fellowship track includes 26 weeks of dedicated breast imaging, 18 weeks of ultrasound training, and 8 weeks of elective time. In the past, fellows have used elective time for clinical training in other radiology divisions, extended research time, extended clinical time in either breast imaging or ultrasound, or for multidisciplinary exposure to other fields of breast care (i.e. breast pathology, surgery, oncology, etc.). 

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Women’s Cancer Imaging Fellowship

The Women’s Cancer Imaging Fellowship is a collaborative fellowship between the breast imaging division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the cancer imaging division at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

The Lee Bell Center for Breast Imaging at Brigham & Women's Hospital has a high volume clinical service, with state of the art equipment, including Hologic digital breast tomosynthesis, Philips US units, an Affirm upright stereotactic biopsy unit, Siemens and GE 3.0T and many other 1.5T magnets. The Lee Bell Center for Breast Imaging includes an on-site 3 Tesla magnet dedicated to breast imaging.  It is supported by Computer Aided Detection and full biopsy capability. Fellowship training encompasses screening and diagnostic studies in mammography, breast ultrasound and breast MRI.  There is an active biopsy service with over 2000 needle biopsies/year, as well as a radioactive seed localization program.  Women’s Cancer Imaging Fellows will also spend time in breast imaging at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in a high-risk diagnostic imaging clinic and providing imaging consultation services to breast surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists in a multidisciplinary clinic setting for patients with a new diagnosis of breast cancer.

During the oncology imaging DFCI rotation, the Women’s Cancer Imaging Fellow will dedicate his/her time to general cancer imaging. Fellows will be involved in reading CT, MRI, US and PET-CT on all body parts.  In addition, pending department approval of a research project, the fellow can spend 20% of his/her time dedicated to an area of research interest. 

In addition to the rich clinical experience, fellows will participate in teaching and clinical research, needle biopsy training in our state of the art STRATUS simulation center, journal club, weekly multidisciplinary conferences, and radiology-pathology correlation conference.

This fellowship track includes 26 weeks of dedicated breast imaging and 26 weeks of general cancer imaging at DFCI.

For more information regarding this track, please see detailed information about cancer imaging fellowships on the DFCI website:
http://www.dana-farber.org/Education-and-Training/Fellowships-and-Training-Programs/Cancer-Imaging-Fellowships.aspx

All 3 tracks will participate in the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) match for the academic year 2019-2020. The match is sponsored by the SBI and will be managed by the NRMP. In order to become a fellow in any of our three available tracks, you must register with the NRMP Radiology Match. Breast Imaging has implemented an ‘All In Policy’ for the match. This means that all fellowship tracks which include at least 6 months of breast imaging must include all of their available positions within the match.  Programs participating in the match cannot extend any offers to candidates outside of the match. Applicants can withdraw from the match prior to the ranking deadline if they accept a position outside of the Match.

Tentative timeline of the Match for academic year 2019-2020:

Mid-March 2018: NRMP Match Registration opens 
Mid-April 2018: Ranking opens 
End of May 2018: Ranking Order List Deadline 
Mid-June 2018: Match Day 
July 1, 2019: Training begins

For updates on the timeline of the match, please see information on the SBI website: 
http://www.sbi-online.org/RESOURCES/FellowshipsandMatchProgram.aspx

Cost of the Match

Applicants will pay a $75 registration fee to register for the NRMP Match.

 

We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Breast imaging Fellowship Programs.

  • Application Completion Deadline: November 17, 2017. All items (including letters of recommendation) to be received by then.
  • Interview invitations will be sent out by December 20, 2017.
  • Interview Period: February 5, 2018 - February 9, 2018 and February 12, 2018 - February 16, 2018.
  • Additional interview dates may be added in early March 2018.

Interested applicants may apply for one or more tracks. On your application, please indicate whether you would like to be considered for more than one track.

Interested candidates should submit a completed application to Dr. Gunjan Senapati, c/o Ms. Francine Ripaldi to the address listed below.  We will then contact you about arranging an interview. 

Gunjan Senapati, MD
Fellowship Program Director

Lucy Rosado
Breast Imaging Fellowship
Department of Radiology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115
Email: lnrosado@bwh.harvard.edu

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