Journal of Clinical & Experimental OncologyISSN: 2324-9110

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The road map for high quality breast imaging practice

Rola Shaheen

Peterborough Regional Health Center, Canada

: J Clin Exp Oncol


Breast imaging practice is one of the most complex yet inetersting practices in any radiology department. Complexity stems from the fact that breast imaging is highly regulated specialty with key indicators measurements in addition to the essential need for utilization of multi-modality equipments and image guided interventions to accurately establist the diagnosis of breast cancer and plan management accordingly. Providing high quality performance in breast imaging regradless of the setting is crucial to avoid any delay in diagnosis of breast cancer and equally important to is avoid unnecessary furher imaging or interventions to minimize patients’ anxiety and to enusre cost effectiveness. The knots and bolts for successful breast imaging practice include clear understanding of the highly regulated specialty in light of the collaborative multidisciplinary commitment. This talk will focus on providing an understanding of the multifaceted breast imaging practice of screening, diagnostic and interventions, and how the multimodality equipments (digital mammography, tomosynthesis, ultrasound & MRI) can serve realistically in each setting, in an effort to provide a high quality pateint centric, and cost effective practice. Pearls and pifalls will also be presented to help radiologists in every day breast practice.


Rola Shaheen, Medical Director and Chief of Radiology at Peterborough Regional Health Center in Ontario- Canada. She serves as provincial lead for Mammography Quality Management Program in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and Regional Breast Imaging Lead for Mississauga- Halton Central West Region in OBSP. Previously she worked at SEHA in Abu Dhabi as lead breast imaging radiologist and chief of women’s imaging at Mafraq hospital. Graduated from Faculty of Medicine of Jordan University and completed radiology residency at University of Toronto. Completed women’s imaging fellowship at BIDMC-teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

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