The Women's Imaging section of Diagnostic Radiology offers a full range of services for breast, gynecologic and obstetric Imaging. Breast imaging services include screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and interventional procedures. The multidisciplinary breast center is located on the 9th floor of the Center for Health and Healing 2. Gynecologic imaging is performed in conjunction with the body imaging section and includes female pelvis imaging using ultrasound, fluoroscopy, CT, and MRI. In addition, pelvic procedures such as 3D sonohysterography and fluoroscopic hysterography are offered for the evaluation of the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes. Indication for these procedures include abnormal uterine bleeding, uterine anomalies, infertility, and fallopian tube evaluation after placement of nonsurgical permanent sterilization devices (Essure devices). Obstetrical imaging, including fetal MRI, and 3D ultrasound, is offered at the OHSU Perinatal Center, located on the fourth floor of the Physician's Pavilion.
The radiologists in the Women's Imaging section are board certified subspecialists dedicated to women's health. We are actively involved in research and teaching within OHSU, nationally and internationally. Our section works closely with clinicians in many departments including obstetrics and gynecology, family practice, midwifery, surgery, and oncology. Most importantly, we interact closely with our patients and guide them through their imaging and procedures with care and attention.
Routine and advanced imaging services provided
Breast: Screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI | Gynecology: Pelvic ultrasound, MRI | Obstetrical: Ultrasound | Breast: Stereotactic biopsy, ultrasound guided biopsy, MRI guided biopsy, Pre-operative localization | Gynecologic: Sonohysterography, hysterography | Obstetrics: Fetal MRI, 3D ultrasound, multidisciplinary consultation for fetal anomalies, Fetal Care Program
The women’s imaging fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is primarily a breast imaging fellowship with opportunity for elective time. The fellow participates in ongoing research or educational projects in the section. In addition, the fellow prepares weekly breast conferences and is involved in teaching radiology residents and medical students, including preparing lectures as part of the women’s imaging section core curriculum. The fellow is involved with all aspects of breast imaging and procedures including mammography, ultrasound, breast MRI, ductography, research protocols, multimodality breast biopsies, and preoperative localizations. Elective rotations are flexible and can be arranged to be spent in body imaging, obstetrical/ gynecologic imaging (including fetal MRI), or other areas of radiology, per fellow interest.
The breast center is located in the Center for Health and Healing building 2 at the South Waterfront campus and opened in the spring of 2019. The breast center is located on the same floor as the breast surgery and oncology clinic. The center has 4 Hologic mammogram units, an upright Affirm biopsy unit and 2 dedicated breast ultrasound rooms. The reading room has a screening area and diagnostic area with Hologic, Agfa, and Dynacad reading stations. Breast MRI is located at the main hospital on Marquam Hill.
OHSU is located in the west hills and south waterfront of Portland, Oregon. The two campuses are connected by an aerial tram. Access to the campuses is possible by car, bike (free valet parking), public transportation (bus, streetcar, MAX rail system).
Endless outdoor recreational activities are easily accessible from the city. The ocean and mountains are less than 1-1/2 hours away. Metropolitan Portland has won many awards for city planning and offers the best of urban living without sacrificing the landscape.
We will begin accepting applications for our 2024/25 Fellowship Year in August, 2022. We will be recruiting for 2 fellows. The application deadline is December 31st, 2022 and interviews will begin starting December 1st, 2022. Our program will participate in the NRMP to fill our fellowship positions.
For additional information or questions, contact Meleeka Reinen, Women's Imaging Fellowship Coordinator.
Foreign applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S., or eligible to obtain work authorization. Initial and extension J-1 Visas are considered in very rare circumstances. All non-ACGME fellowship candidates must be eligible for H-1B visas, which includes successful completion of all USMLEs.
We are unable to support J-1 applicants that require a Conrad J-1 waiver in order to be eligible for an H-1B visa. All visa applicants must have successfully passed all USMLE steps at least 6 months prior to fellowship start as USMLEs are required for visa applications. LMCC exams are not accepted for H-1B applications.