Women’s Imaging

In this rotation occurring simultaneously in a hospital setting and in a large, outpatient radiology group, you will gain robust experience performing and interpreting common imaging modalities used in obstetrics and gynecology.

In the hospital’s prenatal testing department, you will work one-on-one with a sonographer and/or maternal-fetal medicine physician in performing a full range of obstetric ultrasound utilizing advanced technology.

You will learn the basics of ultrasound technology and indications for procedures and will be trained in both abdominal and transvaginal techniques.

In the radiology group, you will work under subspecialty trained radiologists and breast surgeons to develop an understanding of risk assessment, epidemiology and screening strategies for breast cancer. You will also be trained in the evaluation of benign breast conditions.

You will develop competencies in breast cancer screening protocols and the use and interpretation of imaging modalities.

Procedures Learned

You’ll be trained in such procedures as:

  • routine screening exams
  • risk screening for preterm labor
  • detailed fetal anatomical survey
  • biophysical profiles
  • first trimester evaluations
  • aneuploidy screening
  • mammography
  • ultrasound
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • biopsy

Conditions Seen

During this rotation, you may be called upon to manage patients with:

  • cervical incompetence
  • intrauterine growth restriction
  • diabetes
  • hypertensive disorders
  • fetal anomalies
  • breast cancer
  • fibrocystic breast disease
  • fibroadenoma
  • papillomas
  • breast cysts
  • ductal and lobular hyperplasia
  • adenosis


  • Approximately 8-10 patients per day

Clinical Sites

Year Taken

Patient Population

  • you can expect to see patients across the age and socioeconomic spectrum