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Breast Imaging

Elective Number: E74aa (lottery)

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Miller

Rotation Coordinator: Sandy Kerns (sk9ef@virginia.edu); 924-9484

Rotation Duration: 2 weeks

Rotation Location: UVA Medical Center, West Complex, Suite 1101

Available: 1-4, 6-12, 13a & 14

Time to Report: 8:00 am

Place to Report: Residency/Student Elective Office - Room 1832

Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

Dress Code: Students on the elective should dress professionally (no scrubs); gentlemen, shirt and tie are required as you will be seeing patients.

Number of students per rotation: 1

Course Requirements:
Lecture Attendance: Students will attend noon resident lectures (12:15-1), M-F in Moss. In addition, students will participate in departmental and interdepartmental conferences/tumor boards.
Additional Requirements:  None listed

Course Description:
This elective is intended for students who wish to learn more about breast imaging and breast care. The elective exposes students to radiologic procedures and image interpretation specific to breast imaging.

 Rotation Goals:
The goals of this rotation are to increase medical student awareness and understanding of the clinical diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, as well as the psychosocial factors that play an important role in caring for patients with breast cancer.

General Learning Objectives:
The elective in breast imaging will introduce the student to a range of screening and diagnostic breast imaging modalities, as well as basic anatomy and introduction to breast procedures. (Students will observe breast procedures.) The student observes the daily schedule in the Breast Imaging Center, including digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and minimally invasive, image-guided procedures. The student will understand the basic management of benign and malignant breast disease.
The student participates in image interpretation sessions with the faculty, residents and, clinical instructors.  Students will observe appropriate positioning for mammography.

Specific Learning Objectives:

Suggested Readings/Resources: Students will be assigned readings from texts on breast imaging, as well as appropriate journal articles.



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