Breast Imaging

Overview

Breast cancer is the most common non skin malignancy occurring in women and the second most frequent cause of cancer deaths among women.  Screening mammography programs have repeatedly shown a reduction in the mortality from breast cancer by 30 to 60%.  The breast imaging division at Duke is part of a large multidisciplinary breast program where radiologists work closely with dedicated breast surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists and pathologists to optimize patient care.  The most important aspect of our efforts in Duke Breast Imaging is to provide world class clinical care, to detect and diagnose breast cancer, and to reduce our patients’ anxiety by providing clear and accurate information at each step in the process.

In order to provide the highest quality care, we provide all facets of breast imaging including screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound and breast MRI.  We also perform stereotactic, ultrasound and MRI-guided percutaneous needle procedures including cyst aspirations, large core needle biopsies, and wire-localizations.  Available equipment is truly state-of-the-art including full field digital mammography, computer-aided detection (CAD), high-end ultrasound systems and both 1.5T and 3T clinical MRI units.

In addition to our clinical responsibilities,  we perform clinical research studies as an important part of our mission. Our research focuses on: computer aided classification systems; digital breast tomosyntheis; elastography; assessing 3 Tesla MRI in detecting breast cancer; evaluating breast MR spectroscopy; reducing patient anxiety during diagnostic breast imaging, breast needle biopsy procedures, and during the diagnosis of breast cancer.  These studies are funded by NIH grants, industry, and the Department of Radiology.

Finally, the faculty and staff of Duke Breast Imaging are strongly committed to improving the quality of breast imaging practice more broadly through educational activities.  Duke Radiology is one of the largest providers of continuing medical education (CME) nationally, and the Breast Imaging Division is an important part of these efforts.  We have developed educational programs for our own radiology residents, other departments at Duke, regional CME programs including the annual NC ACR Breast Imaging weekend review conference, and national CME programs including Duke’s annual Breast Imaging conference, “Mammograms to MRI” held in Kiawah, SC.  Through these efforts, the Duke faculty strive to help other radiologists stay up to date on the latest developments in breast imaging.

Faculty

Jay A. Baker, M.D.
  • Professor of Radiology
  • Vice Chair, Clinical Operations
  • Division Chief, Breast Imaging
Sujata V. Ghate, M.D.
  • Associate Professor of Radiology
Lars J. Grimm, M.D., M.H.S.
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology
Karen S. Johnson, M.D., M.S.
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology
  • Residency Program Director
Connie Kim, M.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology
Alan L. Rosen, M.D.
  • Assistant Consulting Professor of Radiology
Andi Senter, M.D.
  • Assistant Consulting Professor
Mary Scott Soo, M.D., FACR
  • Associate Professor of Radiology
Ruth Walsh, M.D.
  • Associate Professor of Radiology
Sora C. Yoon, M.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology

Fellowship

The Breast Imaging fellowship is a 12-month program designed to give the motivated candidate a broad experience in both clinical and academic breast imaging. The fellow will gain experience in all facets of breast imaging including screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound and breast MRI.  In addition, the fellow will become skilled in performing stereotactic ultrasound and MRI-guided percutaneous needle procedures including cyst aspirations, large core needle biopsies, and wire-localizations.  Available equipment is truly state-of-the-art including digital mammography, CAD, high-end ultrasound systems and both 1.5T and 3T clinical MRI units.

The breast imaging division is part of a large multidisciplinary breast program where radiologists work closely with the breast surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists and pathologists to optimize patient care.  In addition to clinical responsibilities fellows are encouraged to become involved in clinical research studies and teaching.  Current research studies involve digital breast tomosynthesis, MRI, breast PET imaging, elastography and other advanced sonographic techniques.  Protected time is available to pursue research for the motivated candidate.

Attention Non-US Citizens:  The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is required for entrance in the Breast Imaging Fellowship Program.


Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Breast Imaging Fellowship.  Applications will be accepted after July 1st two years prior to the start date of the fellowship.

The first Breast Imaging Fellowship Match will take place in March 2017 for the 2018 appointment year. The Match is sponsored by the Society of Breast Imaging and will be managed by the National Resident Matching Program. In order to become a Breast Imaging Fellow in the Department of Radiology at Duke University Medical Center, you must first register with the Radiology Match, of which Breast Imaging is a part. Breast Imaging has implemented an “All in Policy” for the Match. This means that 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.

Dates of the Match:
March 22, 2017 Registration Opens
April 26, 2017 Ranking Opens
May 31, 2017 Ranking Order List Deadline
June 14, 2017 Match Day
July 1, 2018 Training Begins

Cost of the Match: Applicants will pay a $75.00 registration fee to register for the Match
For more information regarding the match please go to:
SBI Fellowship and Match Program

Please submit your application to Beverly Harris at the address listed below.  All completed applications will be considered, please see following requirements.  Please note, requirements are also  indicated on application form .

  • Completed and signed application form
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE Transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation (1 letter must be from your Program Director and at least 1 letter from a radiologist in the area in which you seek further post-graduate training).

Each applicant will be notified of their status by September 1st.

Program Director:
Sora Yoon, M.D.
Telephone: (919) 684-7645
For more information contact:
Beverly Harris
Program Coordinator
Telephone: (919) 684-7645     Fax: (919) 684-7114
E-mail: beverly.harris@dm.duke.edu

For correspondence, please use the following:
Mailing address:
Duke University Medical Center
Department of Radiology
Breast Imaging Division
DUMC Box 3808
Durham, NC 27710
Physical address:
Duke South Hospital
Department of Radiology
Division of Breast Imaging
40 Duke Medicine Circle Room 24244B
Durham, NC 27710

Conferences

Departmental & Division Conferences

There are a variety of pediatric conferences during the course of the month for which fellow participation is encouraged. Conferences are weekly, unless indicated differently.

DEPARTMENTAL
Radiology Grand Rounds 2nd,3rd,& 4th Thurs 2002 Duke North 7:30 – 8:30 AM
Breast Imaging
Resident Teaching Conference Tuesday 2S33 Cancer Center Clinic 2-1 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Resident Teaching Conference/Board Review Wednesday 2S33 Cancer Center Clinic 2-1 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Resident Case Conference Wednesday 2S33 Cancer Center Clinic 2-1 3:30 – 4:30 PM
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
Multidisciplinary Breast Conference Monday 2N01 Cancer Center 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Radiology/Pathology Conference Thursday 2S33 Cancer Center Clinic 2-1 12:00 – 2:00 PM