Breast Imaging

Locations: The Women's Breast Health Centre (WBHC) and The Ottawa Hospital

Breast Imaging Fellowship Director: Geoff Doherty, MD, FRCPC
Program Administrator: Avril D'Silva


To acquire experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • Imaging work-up of screen-detected mammographic abnormalities in the setting of a dedicated breast assessment centre
  • The imaging work-up of patients presenting with clinical breast problems
  • Breast ultrasound in the characterization of focal breast lesions and in the staging of breast cancer
  • Targeted breast ultrasound in the assessment of MR-detected abnormalities
  • Stereotactic and ultrasound guided core-needle and vacuum-assisted breast biopsy
  • Pre-operative needle/wire localization of breast lesions
  • Screening mammography
  • Imaging-pathologic correlation
  • Interpretation of breast MR studies
  • Performing MRI guided breast biopsies

Academic Duties

  • Participation in weekly Women's Breast Health Centre (WBHC) clinical rounds (Monday noon) – presentation and discussion of imaging studies
  • Participation in weekly breast site group oncology rounds ORCC General campus (Tuesday am)
  • Participation in monthly resident breast topic presentations at the WBHC
  • Participation in monthly breast imagers interesting case rounds at the WBHC
  • Participation in monthly ultrasound technologist rounds at the WBHC
  • Presentation of one breast imaging rounds (ie interesting breast cases) per month at noon rounds for the radiology residents

Application Deadline

Academic Year 2021-22: deadline to apply is September 30, 2019

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