The Breast Division is made up of 10 fellowship trained breast radiologists, focused on clinical excellence, education and research. The JDMI breast program is centred at three sites: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Sinai Health and Women’s College Hospital.
APPROXIMATE TOTAL SCANS/EXAMS PERFORMED ANNUALLY
MRI Breast Biopsies
Our division provides all aspects of breast imaging including screening and diagnostic imaging, imaging guided procedures (ultrasound guided, stereo-guided, tomo-guided, MRI- guided) and preoperative localization. Breast imaging is focused on breast cancer, screening women for disease as well as imaging to help oncologists plan and manage surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy interventions.
All of the JDMI breast sites are part of the provincial Ontario Breast Screening Program average and high-risk screening program managed by Ontario Health, maintaining high screening quality and compliance with program requirements.
Our breast assessment sites offer comprehensive screening and diagnostic services not only to the Toronto central regional cancer program but also provide tertiary care to a wide catchment area across the province.
Rapid Diagnostic Programs
All JDMI sites host a dedicated breast center that provides rapid access to care for one-stop workup, and integrate all aspects of breast care: detection, diagnosis, counselling and treatment. These are as follows:
Resident Training: The educational goals provide the resident with objectives appropriate to their level of training.
The training program is based on the combination of a large volume of hands on clinical work on all breast imaging modalities, average and high risk screening, training in interventional breast procedures, didactic lectures organized centrally through the program, hospital-based breast imaging and radiologic-pathologic correlation rounds, access to a large variety of interesting cases, elective research projects in breast imaging and exposure to a tertiary level multidisciplinary experience in management of breast diseases.
Apart from training radiology trainees, the division also collaborates to provide elective rotations to multidisciplinary oncology programs such the Breast Surgical Oncology fellowship program, the enhanced skills medical oncology program in family medicine etc.
For Continuing Medical Education (CME), the breast division hosts/participates the multiple continuing professional development initiatives through the year such as the annual Toronto breast imaging conference and digital breast tomosynthesis workshops etc. Several members participate regularly invited speakers in multidisciplinary conferences such as the Canadian breast cancer symposium etc. as well as at other institutions and universities nationally and internationally.
The breast division hosts 5 comprehensive 1-year fellowship positions across the teaching hospitals. [3 Women’s Imaging and 2 Breast Imaging Fellowships]
The Women’s imaging fellowship offers a combination of Breast Imaging and cross-sectional body imaging. Each hospital has a unique focus that taken together, offers fellows an experience involving the full spectrum of breast imaging pathology, abdominal and pelvic imaging that will prepare them for a busy community or academic practice.
The Breast Imaging fellowship provides an in-depth exposure to all aspects of screening, diagnostic, interventional and academic breast imaging experiences and aligns with the North American breast fellowship requirement.