The UNC Department of Radiology offers a one-year dedicated fellowship in Breast Imaging. This appointment also may be combined with CT, US or MRI, depending on the availability of those rotations. We interpret approximately 100-150 mammograms per day, divided into 80% diagnostic and about 20% screening mammography. We also perform and interpret all of our own breast ultrasound studies. Screening and staging breast MRI studies are done on a daily basis. All breast imaging examinations interpreted by the fellow are “second-read” by the attending prior to the issuance of the final report. We perform many sonographic, stereotactic, and MRI guided core biopsies and pre-operative needle locations.
Our Division is now located in the North Carolina Cancer Center. Our center, which is over 10,000 square feet, has six full field digital mammography units, four dedicated breast ultrasound units which are utilized in the work-up of breast lesions and for image guided procedures, a stereotactic machine, patient consult and recovery rooms, and a patient education room. There is also specific new space where research on new breast imaging modalities can be undertaken. In this way, clinical trials on the latest breast imaging technologies will always be available to UNC patients. There are currently four faculty members who do breast imaging.
To be eligible for consideration, a fellowship candidate must have completed an accredited residency in Diagnostic Radiology and be board-eligible or board-certified at the time of the fellowship appointment. In addition, applicants will need to send their curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one letter from their residency program director, to:
Cherie Kuzmiak, D.O.
Director, Breast Imaging Division
Department of Radiology
University of North Carolina
Campus Box #7510
3324 Old Infirmary
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7510
Phone: (919) 966-3084