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Department of Radiology Elective Catalog Radiology Subspecialty: Breast Imaging Elective

Radiology Subspecialty: Breast Imaging Elective

Preceptor: Beatriu Reig, MD
Code: 15-14
Contact: Evelyn Espinosa,
Telephone: (212) 263-6737

Prerequisite: None


This elective is geared toward students who are planning a career in Radiology, Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynecology or Surgery. Students will participate in reading sessions and receive instruction in the basics of breast imaging including screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound and breast MRI as well as the types of procedures performed in the specialty.  In addition, they will participate in the departmental and interdepartmental conferences.

Objectives of the Elective

The rotation in Breast imaging will introduce the student to the range of screening and diagnostic breast imaging modalities as well as basic anatomy and introduction to breast procedures. In addition, the student will understand the basic management of benign and malignant breast disease.

Key Responsibilities of the student while on the Elective

  1.  The student is expected to attend the weekly interdisciplinary conference at Bellevue Hospital which discussed management of all malignant breast cases as well as high risk benign cases – 8am Monday mornings in 3W3.
  2. The student is expected to attend read-out sessions for diagnostic mammography as well as breast MRI from 9am-12noon and 1pm-4pm (location 3West Bellevue Hospital) The student is expected to attend the weekly resident breast case conference/journal club in the mammography wing of Bellevue Hospital (3W).
  3. The student is encouraged to observe and help with procedures.
  4. The student is expected to select an interesting case to present to the attendings on service at Bellevue Hospital on the last day of the rotation.

Didactic Program

The student should attend any relevant radiology resident noon conferences, which may include didactic and case-based components.

Computer Modules

The student should complete all medical student case based modules throughout the week.

Method of Evaluation

Pass/ fail grade will be given based on informal oral evaluation during read-out sessions as well as the Interesting case presentation on last day of rotation.

Scheduling Information

Report To: Bellevue Radiology, 3rd Floor West Mammography
Students per period: 1
Duration: 2 weeks
Course Available: All Year