UIC radiologists are highly skilled in the diagnosis of all aspects of breast disease. Through screening mammography, these experienced observers are intent on identifying breast cancer in its earliest stages. Breast imagers direct and interpret the further evaluation of mammographically or clinically suspicious lesions with additional x-ray studies, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). When appropriate, they perform a variety of minimally invasive biopsy procedures to complete the diagnostic evaluation of suspicious breast lesions with the greatest degree of patient comfort and safety, eliminating the need for surgery for benign lesions.
The breast imaging radiologists work closely with their surgery, oncology, and pathology colleagues to provide cohesive patient care. A regular weekly case conference with these colleagues is used to obtain consensus opinions and keep attendees current in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.