Skip to main content

Breast Imaging

The breast imaging research group focuses on the clinical application of novel techniques using Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Ultrasound (US) to enhance screening and diagnosis of patients with breast diseases. Some high impact research projects completed in the past include abbreviated breast MRI for screening women with dense breasts, automated whole breast ultrasound and opto-acoustic technology for evaluation of breast lesions and cancer diagnosis. Presently, some exciting research projects are taking place at the breast center, such as a breast imaging MRI contrast study evaluating a new contrast agent for the market, imaging of breast core biopsies to improve efficiency of the biopsy process, Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects that will help with diagnosis accuracy, a PET/MRI imaging study for the Pathologic Complete Response (PTC) response of etc.

In their effort to continually improve patient care, breast imaging scientists from the Department of Radiology collaborate with colleagues across Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center, Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern University, including experts in oncology, oncologic surgery, biomedical engineering, preventive medicine and dermatology.

Follow Radiology on