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Women's Imaging Fellowship (MSH-UHN-WCH)

Supervisor: Dr. Supriya Kulkarni

This one-year fellowship includes breast, obstetric and abdominal/gynecologic imaging.

Fellows rotate through 5 hospital sites:

  • Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH)
  • Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PMCC)
  • Toronto General Hospital (TGH)
  • Toronto Western Hospital (TWH)
  • Women's College Hospital (WCH)

The Women's Imaging fellowship consists of:

  • 6 months breast imaging
  • 2 months obstetrical imaging
  • 4 months abdominal imaging (2 months body MRI, 2 months body CT/US).

There may be some flexibility in the obstetrical and abdominal imaging rotations, and there may be the opportunity to spend a week in the abdominal imaging biopsy centre and prostate centre, depending on the interest of the candidate and our ability to accommodate. 

The breast rotation consists of screening and diagnostic mammography (exclusively digital); breast ultrasound; and breast MRI.  There is a high volume of image-guided procedures including:  stereotactic and ultrasound guided core biopsies; vacuum-assisted biopsies; fine needle aspirations; and pre-operative/chemotherapy localizations.  MRI-guided procedures include vacuum-assisted biopsies and pre-operative localizations.

The obstetrics rotation is spent in the MSH CEOU (Centre for Excellence in Obstetrical Ultrasound), which is a multidisciplinary centre where radiologists work closely with obstetricians and geneticists.  The obstetrical population includes routine first and second trimester obstetrical imaging (early pregnancy, nuchal translucency and anatomic studies) and a high-risk referral population.  Depending on the interest of the fellow there is the opportunity to become involved with fetal MRI.

The abdominal rotation offers comprehensive training using multimodality cross-sectional imaging including CT, US and MRI.  The combination of state-of-the-art equipment, large volume of patients and range of pathology, as well as the dedicated abdominal faculty makes this an outstanding learning opportunity.

During the year, there are many educational and multidisciplinary rounds in all areas.

There are 6 months of abdominal call.  Call is divided amongst the fellows resulting in approximately 3 weeks of call per fellowship year.  Fellows always have staff backup.

Fellows are granted one full day a week of protected academic time and are required to complete and submit an academic paper by the end of the fellowship.  There are many interesting research opportunities available, in breast, obstetrics and abdominal imaging.

Positions available:  2 per year