What is a Breast Radiologist?
A radiologist is a doctor that specializes in interpreting images of the body to diagnose and treat medical conditions. In addition, a radiologist serves an important role in the care of patients by:
- Acting as an expert consultant to referring physicians, aiding in choosing the proper examination.
- Correlating medical imaging findings with other exams and tests.
- Recommending further scans or treatments when necessary and appropriate.
After graduating from medical school, radiologists pass a licensing examination and complete a one year internship. They continue their education with four years of residency, followed by a one to two year fellowship (subspecialty training). Imaging subspecialties include body imaging, breast imaging, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal radiology and neuroradiology.
Radiologists specializing in breast imaging focus on mammography and diagnostic breast procedures. Our breast imaging radiologists also perform diagnostic procedures, including breast ultrasound, biopsies, wire/seed localization and sentinel lymph node mapping.
Our radiologists are board certified by the American Board of Radiology and have extensive training and expertise in medical imaging. They are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality imaging services to all patients and healthcare providers.
MD: Medical Doctor
DO: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
FACR: Fellow of the American College of Radiology
Fellow of the American College of Radiology
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is the principal organization of radiologists in the United States and serves as their professional society. Our radiologists are members of the ACR and our outpatient facilities are also accredited by the ACR.
Several of our radiologists have received the honor of Fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR). This honor recognizes members for exceptional achievement as a radiologist. FACRs are chosen based on a formal application and review process; only 12% of all ACR members have been awarded this honor.