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Breast Imaging

General Information

Smilow Cancer Hospital - 35 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8042
Admin Assistant, Laura Lidsky
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Phone:
203-688-1010
203-737-1241
203-785-7384

Specialized physicians comprise the Yale Breast Imaging Division, devoted to state-of-the-art breast imaging and diagnosis. As a comprehensive breast center, radiologist physicians and staff are each highly specialized which allows us to offer the best care possible. Our team works closely with breast surgeons, oncologists and pathologists, providing multi-disciplinary care.

Clinical Interests

The Yale Breast Imaging physicians are experts in screening and diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, 3T MRI and interventional procedures such as pre-operative needle localization plus stereotactic, US, and MR core biopsy.

The Yale Breast Imaging home base is located at Smilow Cancer Hospital and the Yale School of Medicine, but there are also eight additional offices located in New Haven and Fairfield counties. Each office provides state-of-the-art equipment and radiologist physicians focused on breast imaging. As a high volume division, we care for women throughout Connecticut. By serving also as a referral center for complicated cases, many women who seek specialized care after a new cancer diagnosis seek our expertise.

Section's Statistics (per year)

90,000 Total studies
51,000 Screening Mammograms
11,000 Diagnostic Exams
24,000 Breast Ultrasounds
3,000 Biopsies
1,000 MRI

Office Locations:
New Haven, North Haven, Guilford, Long Wharf, Trumbull, Bridgeport, Stratford and Fairfield.

Research Directions

  • Breast cancer screening, including high risk screening and screening breast ultrasound
  • Digital breast tomosynthesis
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast MR
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Breast biopsy improvements
  • Best practices to optimize patient care

The Yale Breast Imaging physicians are nationally and internationally recognized radiology leaders in breast imaging, who publish regularly in high impact, prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals, while also lecturing at radiology meetings worldwide.

Education

The Breast Imaging Division is an integral part of the Yale-New Haven Breast Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to teaching Yale Medical students and Diagnostic Radiology residents, our Division hosts two Breast Imaging fellowships each year. For more information regarding the Yale Breast Imaging Fellowship, click here.

Community and Global Outreach

Members of our Breast Imaging Division regularly participate in community outreach, to inform women throughout Connecticut via talks and gatherings at local libraries, schools, women’s clubs and other venues.

The Division also actively participates in Rad-Aid, whose mission is to help improve breast cancer outcomes and survival in low and middle-income countries. Recently, Yale Breast Imaging conducted assessments of breast imaging needs at the two main teaching hospitals in Ghana, and is exploring opportunities for virtual learning/teaching during the pandemic.

Recent Publications