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 6 month, non-accredited Fellowship in Breast Imaging. The Division accepts 2-3 Fellows each year, with flexible start dates. The Division is comprised of 11 board certified Radiologists, 9 of which are Fellowship trained in Breast Imaging, with the remaining 2 having extensive experience in Breast Imaging.

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 4 additional screening-only satellites. This large Division interprets and performs in excess of 60,000 Breast Imaging exams yearly, giving potential Fellows a large pool of cases to learn from and participate in.

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. 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 750,000 exams per year, is fully PACS integrated and utilizes voice recognition dictation.

Digital mammography is provided at all of the diagnostic sites, with plans to convert to 100% digital mammography across the system during the 2008-2009 academic year. The Division uses electronic report generation but also has access to voice recognition dictation.

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

  • mammography
  • breast and axillary ultrasound
  • breast MRI
  • and image guided procedures.

Image guided breast/axilla biopsies are offered throughout the system, including wire localizations, stereotactic 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 and Philips ultrasound, and GE and Philips MRI, with MRI biopsies performed at 3 sites on both open and closed magnets. We offer education in all three stereotactic-guided vacuum assisted biopsy systems (Mammotome, Suros, and SenoRx).

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/or West Bloomfield facilities (located in the suburbs of Detroit), where high volume full service Breast Imaging is provided including stereotactic, ultrasound, and MRI guided biopsies and wire localizations. This gives Residents and Fellows more opportunity to participate in procedures and diagnostic cases and work closely with Attending Staff.

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