Breast Imaging and Intervention Research

The Section consists of fellowship-trained radiologists with diverse training and interests, with faculty actively involved in research. The resources of the department include support in statistics, IRB, grants administration, and study coordination. A breast imaging data warehouse is available to facilitate projects that are appropriate in scope for a year-long fellowship.

Faculty research interests include translational clinical breast imaging (Dr. Amy Fowler) , informatics and artificial intelligence methods (Dr. Elizabeth Burnside), medical decision-making, management of high risk lesions of the breast, optimization of current and development of novel breast MRI techniques, radiology and anatomy education methods, educational games and simulation, and screening of patients at high risk for breast cancer. Fellow participation in research is encouraged and supported with protected academic time. Presenting at a national meeting is encouraged. Fellows may participate in an ongoing research project or develop a project of their own.

Research facilities at the University of Wisconsin are exceptional, and include the Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research. A strategic partnership with GE Medical Systems allows access to the latest advanced software and hardware packages. Our close collaboration with the UW Department of Medical Physics and MR Lab Research Group helps facilitate proposed research projects. Dedicated breast imaging research equipment is also available in the research enterprise including breast MRI, PET/MRI, and digital breast tomosynthesis.