Wei Yang, M.D.
Jessica Leung, M.D.
Breast Imaging radiologists participate in the practice of breast radiology, including:
- Digital mammography interpretation: Screening and Diagnostic
- Digital mammography intervention: Needle localization, Stereotactic biopsy and Ductography
- High-resolution sonography
- Ultrasound-guided intervention: Needle biopsy and Needle localization
- Breast MRI interpretation
- Breast MRI intervention: Needle biopsy and Needle localization
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Julie and Ben Rogers Breast Diagnostic Clinic is designated a Center of Excellence in Breast Imaging by the American College of Radiology (ACR), an accrediting body of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. To receive the “Center of Excellence” designation, a center must be fully accredited by the ACR in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast.
Nearly 59,000 procedures were performed in the section in 2014. Adjunct nuclear medicine is available in the Nuclear Medicine Department.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Julie and Ben Rogers Breast Diagnostic Clinic utilizes state-of-the-art imaging equipment that includes:
- 11 digital mammography machines for breast cancer screening and diagnostic evaluation
- 1 prone stereotactic biopsy unit for digital mammography intervention
- 8 high-resolution units with power Doppler capabilities
- 4 breast MRI units (three are 1.5, and two are 3.0T units), three of which have MRI breast biopsy capabilities.
Breast Imaging is proud to support the Moon Shots program that seeks to dramatically — and quickly — reduce deaths and suffering caused by cancer.
MD Anderson's first moon shots aim at cancers that are especially lethal: lung cancer, leukemias (CLL, MDS-AML), triple-negative breast cancer, high-grade serous ovarian cancer, prostate cancer and melanoma. As we find new paths to prevention, early detection and treatment of these cancers, we expect what we learn to reshape the way we attack all other cancers.
The Breast Imaging Fellowship is a much sought after program that attracts more than 45 applicants each year. It is a 12-month program that provides experience in multimodality breast imaging and intervention, and ample opportunity for multidisciplinary interactions with a dedicated team of breast physicians. We actively participate in the University of Texas at Houston Diagnostic Radiology training program for fellows, residents and medical students.
We partner with the Global Academic Program of MD Anderson to host international observers and have been host to more than 10 international observers over the past two years.
Diagnostic Radiology Department
Breast Imaging Section
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 1350
Houston, TX 77030