|Smilow Cancer Hospital - 35 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8042
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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.
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)
New Haven, North Haven, Guilford, Long Wharf, Trumbull, Bridgeport, Stratford and Fairfield.
- 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.
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.
- Beyond the AJR: Patient Cost-Sharing Adversely Affects Adherence to Downstream Imaging After Mammography Screening.Philpotts LE. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2023 May 31; 2023 May 31. PMID: 37255038.
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- Equalizing the Performance of Radiologists and Physician Extenders in Screening Mammography.Hooley RJ, Durand MA. Radiology. 2023 Jan; 2022 Sep 13. PMID: 36098645.
- Editorial Comment: With or Without Ultrasound Correlates, Multiple Architectural Distortions Still Warrant Biopsy.Durand MA. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2023 Jan; 2022 Aug 24. PMID: 36000669.
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- Novel Radiomic Measurements of Tumor-Associated Vasculature Morphology on Clinical Imaging as a Biomarker of Treatment Response in Multiple Cancers.Braman N, Prasanna P, Bera K, Alilou M, Khorrami M, Leo P, Etesami M, Vulchi M, Turk P, Gupta A, Jain P, Fu P, Pennell N, Velcheti V, Abraham J, Plecha D, Madabhushi A. Clin Cancer Res. 2022 Oct 14. PMID: 35727603.
- Clinical implementation of artificial intelligence in neuroradiology with development of a novel workflow-efficient picture archiving and communication system-based automated brain tumor segmentation and radiomic feature extraction.Aboian M, Bousabarah K, Kazarian E, Zeevi T, Holler W, Merkaj S, Cassinelli Petersen G, Bahar R, Subramanian H, Sunku P, Schrickel E, Bhawnani J, Zawalich M, Mahajan A, Malhotra A, Payabvash S, Tocino I, Lin M, Westerhoff M. Front Neurosci. 2022; 2022 Oct 13. PMID: 36312024.
- Advancing Artificial Intelligence to Meet Breast Imaging Needs.Philpotts LE. Radiology. 2022 Apr; 2022 Jan 18. PMID: 35040680.
- The Effect of Black Cohosh on Ki67 expression and Tumor Volume: A Pilot Study of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Patients.Trant AA, Chagpar A, Wei W, Neumeister V, Rimm D, Stavris K, Lurie B, Frederick C, Andrejeva L, Raghu M, Killelea B, Horowitz N, Lannin D, Knill-Selby E, Sturrock T, Hofstatter E. Integr Cancer Ther. 2022 Jan-Dec. PMID: 36444764.
- Comparative Effectiveness of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Screening Among Women 40-64 Years Old.Richman IB, Long JB, Hoag JR, Upneja A, Hooley R, Xu X, Kunst N, Aminawung JA, Kyanko KA, Busch SH, Gross CP. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2021 Nov 2. PMID: 33822120.
- MRI Background Parenchymal Enhancement and Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Response.Philpotts LE. Radiology. 2021 Nov; 2021 Aug 24. PMID: 34427469.
- Editorial Comment: Appropriate Management of Architectural Distortion Detected on Digital Breast Tomosynthesis.Durand MA. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 Oct; 2020 Nov 25. PMID: 33236651.
- Practical Guide to Natural Language Processing for Radiology.Mozayan A, Fabbri AR, Maneevese M, Tocino I, Chheang S. Radiographics. 2021 Sep-Oct. PMID: 34469212.
- Editorial Comment on "Synthetic 2D Mammography Versus Standard 2D Digital Mammography: A Diagnostic Test Accuracy Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis".Butler RS. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 Aug; 2020 Sep 23. PMID: 32966116.
- Incidental Breast Findings on Computed Tomography and MR Imaging.Asch D, DeWitt G, Hooley R. Radiol Clin North Am. 2021 Jul. PMID: 34053605.
- Enabling a learning healthcare system with automated computer protocols that produce replicable and personalized clinician actions.Morris AH, Stagg B, Lanspa M, Orme J, Clemmer TP, Weaver LK, Thomas F, Grissom CK, Hirshberg E, East TD, Wallace CJ, Young MP, Sittig DF, Pesenti A, Bombino M, Beck E, Sward KA, Weir C, Phansalkar SS, Bernard GR, Taylor Thompson B, Brower R, Truwit JD, Steingrub J, Duncan Hite R, Willson DF, Zimmerman JJ, Nadkarni VM, Randolph A, Curley MAQ, Newth CJL, Lacroix J, Agus MSD, Lee KH, deBoisblanc BP, Scott Evans R, Sorenson DK, Wong A, Boland MV, Grainger DW, Dere WH, Crandall AS, Facelli JC, Huff SM, Haug PJ, Pielmeier U, Rees SE, Karbing DS, Andreassen S, Fan E, Goldring RM, Berger KI, Oppenheimer BW, Wesley Ely E, Gajic O, Pickering B, Schoenfeld DA, Tocino I, Gonnering RS, Pronovost PJ, Savitz LA, Dreyfuss D, Slutsky AS, Crapo JD, Angus D, Pinsky MR, James B, Berwick D. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021 Jun 12. PMID: 33594410.
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- Digital Breast Tomosynthesis May Not Provide Optimal Surveillance of Breast Cancer Survivors.Hooley R, Butler R. Radiology. 2021 Feb; 2020 Dec 22. PMID: 33355509.
- False-Negative Rates of Breast Cancer Screening with and without Digital Breast Tomosynthesis.Durand MA, Friedewald SM, Plecha DM, Copit DS, Barke LD, Rose SL, Hayes MK, Greer LN, Dabbous FM, Conant EF. Radiology. 2021 Feb; 2020 Dec 1. PMID: 33258744.