Clinical Fellowship in Breast Imaging

Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem/Israel

The breast imaging unit at Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital is a modern multidisciplinary diagnostic breast facility with dedicated centres located at the two Hadassah Hospital campuses in Jerusalem. We specialise in both screening and diagnostic breast examinations following personally tailored patient-specific protocols based on the clinical presentation and risk status of each individual. In addition to our own screening population, we serve as a major referral centre for diagnostic work-up for a number of communitiy-based screening centres in the Jerusalem area. The breast imaging centres are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to enable the best possible patient care. Being fully digital, we currently have three digital mammograms, two with tomosynthesis, and one with contrast enhanced digital mammography capability. We work with three dedicated breast ultrasound machines, including shear-wave elastography. The full spectrum of breat biopsies are performed by our highly trained staff, including US guided FNA and core needle biopsies of breast and axillary lesions, mammographically-guided vacuum assisted stereotactic biopsies on a dedicated prone table and MRI-guided biopsies of lesions seen only on MRI. Breast MRI is performed at both facilities on a 3 Tesla machine with a dedicated breast coil. Annually we perform over 5000 mammograms, 4500 US examinations, 500 US guided procedures, 100 stereotactic biopsies, 200 needle localisations for surgery, approximately 1000 breast MRI examinations and about 100 MR-guided biopsies. The centre is directed by Dr. Tamar Sella, a breast radiologist with over 10 years of experience in breast imaging, who began her career in the field following fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Our dedicated staff works in close collaboration with breast surgeons, oncologists, plastic surgeons and pathologists; a weekly multidisciplinary conference is conducted to discuss challenging cases.

Number of available places During 2020/2021 one place will be available for a recently board-certified radiologist, who is a Full or Corresponding member of ESR.


1.    This programme applies to radiologists within the first three years after certification.

2.    The candidate should wish to become a fellow or subspecialise in breast imaging.

3.    He/She should have excellent knowledge of breast imaging as well as basic skills in
       image interpretation of the region.

4.    He/She should also have an interest and basic skills in medical database handling and
       scientific presentations and publications.

5.    Knowledge of the English language (level C1) is a definite prerequisite.

6.    The successful candidate will have to make himself/herself available for an interview
       via Skype.

7.    ESR membership fees for 2020 must be settled.

Please note that each candidate can ONLY apply for one ESOR fellowship programme and one of the available topics at once. 

Duration and funding The fellowship will start on November 1st, 2020 and will last for 12 months. The fellow has to ensure his/her availability for the exact period stated as any postponement is not possible. The fellow will receive a grant (€23.000,-) from the training centre, which will be paid out via ESOR on a monthly basis.

Programme structure

Performing a breast imaging fellowship at Hadassah will expose the trainee to all the above mentioned modalities and will teach them how to properly combine them for optimal patient care. Daily work will include supervised interpretation of mammograms, performing breast ultrasound, interpreting breast MRI and taking part in active treatment of our patients. The fellow will participate in breast biopsies under all the modalities mentioned above and will participate in multidisciplinary consultations and conferences.

We build a personalised programme for the trainee with emphasis on what will help him/her most to improve breast care at his/her home facility. A one-month period of observership in breast surgery and oncology during the programme is encouraged to help better understand breast care and the relationship between the breast radiologist and the other clinicians in this field.

Research oppotunities will be explored with the trainee as well, with the goal of at least one published paper by the end of the fellowship.

A detailed individual programme is determined at the beginning of the fellowship in consultation with the fellow.

Certification After successful completion of the one-year training the trainee receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR and Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center. In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.

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About ESOR

... an established and growing institution, fulfilling the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education.

                     Anastas Doreski, Skopje/MK

            Enrique F. Garces-Inigo, Albacete/ES

         Bruno Hochhegger, Porto Alegre/BR

            Saulius Rutkauskas, Kaunas/LT
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