Mammography Division
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Avril D'Silva

Fellowship - Breast Imaging

The Women's Breast Health Center (WBHC) and The Ottawa Hospital

Fellowship Director: Geoff Doherty, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor - Radiology
Fellowship Coordinator: Avril D’Silva


To acquire experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • Imaging work-up of screen-detected mammographic abnormalities in the setting of a dedicated breast assessment center

  • The imaging work-up of patients presenting with clinical breast problems

  • Breast ultrasound in the characterization of focal breast lesions and in the staging of breast cancer

  • Targeted breast ultrasound in the assessment of MR-detected abnormalities

  • Stereotactic and ultrasound guided core-needle and vacuum-assisted breast biopsy

  • Pre-operative needle/wire localization of breast lesions

  • Screening mammography

  • Imaging-pathologic correlation

  • Interpretation of Breast MR studies

  • Perform MRI guided breast biopsies

Academic Duties

  • Participation in weekly Women's Breast Health Centre (WBHC) clinical rounds (Monday noon) – presentation and discussion of imaging studies

  • Participation in weekly Breast site group oncology rounds ORCC General campus (Tuesday am)

  • Participation in monthly resident breast topic presentations at the WBHC

  • Participation in monthly breast imagers interesting case rounds at the WBHC

  • Participation in monthly ultrasound technologist rounds at the WBHC

  • Presentation of one breast imaging rounds (ie interesting breast cases) per month at noon rounds for the radiology residents

Application Deadline

Academic Year 2018-19 - September 30, 2016

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