Department of radiology and Radiological Science

Breast Imaging Fellowships

The Medical University of South Carolina is pleased to offer a fellowship position in Breast Imaging. The Hollings Cancer Center Breast Imaging Division is a comprehensive program composed of screening mammography, diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MR imaging and all interventional breast imaging procedures including MR-guided breast biopsy. There are six MUSC breast imaging faculty, three of whom also share time in the Ultrasound Division of the department. The faculty are actively involved in national meetings (ARRS and RSNA), and are active members in ABR, ACR, and AIUM in addition to the Society of Breast Imaging. The fellowship is primarily centered on Breast Imaging but there is flexibility in the program to allow for some exposure to other aspects of Women's Imaging such as pelvic ultrasound and pelvic MR imaging.

There is ample clinical work to expose the fellow to the entire gamut of breast imaging.  In 2013 we performed a total of 24,974 exams including 12,572 screening mammograms, 6,636 diagnostic mammograms, 3,938 breast ultrasound examinations and 472 breast MR examinations. Among total of 1,356 interventional procedures, we did 219 needle localization procedures, 259 stereotactic biopsies, 750 ultrasound-guided biopsies and 47 MR guided biopsies. We expect an approximate 10% growth yearly. The department will be a site for a tomosynthesis ACR trial headed by Dr. Etta Pisano and will aquire at least two tomo units.The fellow participates in all aspects of the division and is expected to help teach medical students and residents and to coordinate the monthly Breast Imaging Pathology conference. This imaging/pathology correlation conference is a tremendous learning experience for the pathology and radiology residents. There also is a weekly Hollings Cancer Center multidisciplinary breast tumor board in which all of the newly diagnosed breast cancer cases are reviewed. The Breast Imaging Division plays an important and integral role in this conference and this is another one of the fellow's responsibilities. The fellow is also encouraged to participate in all types of surgical procedures with our outstanding breast surgeons, Drs. Megan Baker, David Cole, and Mark Lockett.

The fellow is expected to be involved in the ongoing research projects of the division and to publish at least one article in a refereed journal during the year. The research endeavors are closely monitored by the attending staff who serve as mentors for these responsibilities. Based on their effrots, the fellow may be given some academic time during the year. 

If you have questions about the fellowship contact Ginger Raulinaitis at 843-792-4637 or

Program inquiries may be addressed to:
Abid Irshad, MD
Director, Breast Imaging Division
843-792-1957 (phone)

Breast Imaging Fellowship Information

This non-ACGME Fellowship is a one-year only junior faculty (Clinical Instructor) position within the College of Medicine.  Applicant must be able to obtain a permanent SC medical license prior to the start of the fellowship. Information regarding SC permanent medical license eligibility can be found at  South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

Application and Interviews

This Fellowship is now CLOSED to Applications.

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