Breast Imaging Fellowship

Chairman: Manuel Brown, M.D.
Program Director: Sabala Mandava, M.D.
Program Coordinator: Marsha Ray

The Breast Imaging Division in the Department of Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital offers a one year Fellowship in Breast Imaging. The program follows the guidelines set out by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI). The Henry Ford Hospital Breast Imaging Fellowship consists of nine 4 week breast imaging rotations during which fellows will also spend time in pathology, breast surgery, medical and radiation oncology. Additionally, four elective rotations are offered in the various radiology departments at Henry Ford Hospital. The division accepts 2-3 fellows each year.

In addition to our New Center One Breast Imaging Center, located two blocks from main campus, there are four additional full-service diagnostic breast imaging centers (Fairlane, West Bloomfield, Lakeside, and Cottage), as well as four additional screening-only satellite locations. The fellows will participate in comprehensive breast clinics at West Bloomfield. Additionally, fellows will have the opportunity to train at the state-of-the–art Henry Ford Hospital multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Center currently under construction in Downtown Detroit, across the street from main campus.

The division is comprised of 11 board-certified radiologists, ten of which are fellowship trained in breast imaging. This large division interprets and performs in excess of 60,000 breast imaging exams yearly. When combined with the over 2,000 interventional procedures there is ample volume available for the development of subspecialized skills.

Henry Ford Hospital is a large multi-specialty academic practice, ranked in the top 50 Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report in multiple specialty areas every year. Our physicians are consistently selected by physician peers as “top doctors” in local and national surveys, and our physicians lead many national and state medical organizations.

The Radiology Department provides services for the system's flagship institution, Henry Ford Hospital, which is an 877-bed tertiary/quaternary care hospital, education, and research complex in Detroit's New Center area. The radiology department has a large active radiology residency and multiple fellowship programs in Body Imaging, Women’s Imaging, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Neuroradiology, and Angio-interventional. The department performs over 900,000 exams per year, is fully PACS integrated, and utilizes PowerScribe 360 voice recognition dictation.

The Breast Imaging Fellowship provides highly specialized training in all aspects of Breast Imaging, including:

  • Digital Mammography and Tomosynthesis
  • Breast and Axillary Ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Image-guided Procedures
  • Molecular Breast Imaging

Image guided breast/axilla biopsies are offered throughout the system, including wire localizations, Savi Scout localization, stereotactic breast biopsies, ultrasound guided biopsies and clip placements, and MRI guided biopsies. The large volume provides fellows with the opportunity to gain a high level of proficiency in all aspects of breast interventional procedures.

State-of-the-art equipment includes Hologic Selenia digital mammography, GE digital breast tomosynthesis, GE and Phillips ultrasound, and GE and Phillips MRI and Molecular breast imaging (MBI). We offer education in two different stereotactic-guided vacuum guided assisted biopsy systems (Mammotome and Suros). 3 Tesla (3T) and 1.5 tesla (1.5T) magnets with a variety of protocols provide a full range of exposure to MR technique.

Fellows work under the direct supervision of the attending staff in Breast Imaging. With more experience, more responsibility is given to the Fellows in procedures and patient management. Whereas residents rotate at the New Center One facility for their breast imaging education, fellows spend the majority of their time at the Fairlane and West Bloomfield facilities (located in the suburbs of Detroit), where high volume full service breast imaging is provided. This ensures both residents and fellows the opportunity to participate in procedures and diagnostic cases and work closely with attending staff.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend and participate in twice-weekly multidisciplinary tumor board meetings.

Research opportunities for the fellows are readily available. In addition, our division is on the leading edge of emerging modalities as we participate in multicenter clinical trials, in the past for automated whole breast ultrasound and currently for molecular breast imaging.

Henry Ford Health System is committed to hiring, advancing, and fairly treating all individuals, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, weight/height, marital status, familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

2019-2020 Breast Imaging Fellowship Program

Please see below for the proposed date pattern for the match:

  • Oct 1, 2017- Begin accepting applications
  • Jan 31, 2018- Deadline for all application materials
  • Feb-Mar 2018- Interviews
  • Mar 22, 2018- Registration opens
  • Apr 26, 2018- Ranking opens
  • May 17, 2018- Quota change deadline
  • May 31, 2018- Ranking closes
  • June 14, 2018- Match day
  • July 1, 2019- Fellowship training begins

For additional information regarding the match refer to the Society for Breast Imaging website

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