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Breast Imaging Fellowship

The SGH Breast Imaging Fellowship program provides comprehensive training in all aspects of breast imaging and breast interventional procedures. In addition, we also offer exposure to clinical research.  

SGH has a high-volume of breast imaging studies providing a good exposure and hands-on advanced training by experienced breast radiologists. Breast imaging studies include:
  • Screening and Diagnostic full field digital mammography
  • Digital breast Tomosynthesis 
  • Breast ultrasound (Elastography)
  • Dynamic contrast enhanced breast MRI
  • Interventional procedures (2D / 3D image guided biopsies and localisations)
Breast imaging fellows will be actively involved in interpreting breast imaging studies and performing interventional procedures. In addition, fellows will be able to participate in research and also in academic activities like Radiologic-Pathologic (Rad-Path) Correlation Meetings.

This specialised breast training will lay the important foundations required to function at subspecialty level. We are committed to training future leaders in Breast imaging. 

Training program and objectives:

  • Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows will be able to confidently interpret screening full field digital mammograms, breast ultrasounds & breast MRIs. 
  • Fellows will also gain experience in assessment of breast lesions, namely in assessment of opacities, asymmetric densities, microcalcifications, architectural distortions etc using a variety of techniques such as additional mammographic images, breast Tomosynthesis, ultrasound and MRI
  • Fellows will be confident in symptomatic workup, preoperative assessment in proven breast cancer patients and advise which patients are amenable to breast conservation.
  • SGH offers high resolution MRI breast for screening (eg BRCA patients), evaluation of implants and in patients with other types of augmentations, in preoperative assessment for breast conservation and monitoring of neoadjuvant therapy.  SGH is a major referral centre for MRI breast biopsies. 
  • Fellows will also have hands-on experience in performing image-guided biopsies such as using wire localisations, core biopsies and vacuum assisted biopsies using ultrasound guidance. Wire localisations and vacuum assisted biopsies are performed under stereotatic, Tomosynthesis and also MRI guidance.
  • Rad-path sessions will enable the Fellow to discern discordant cases for second line biopsies and excisions to minimise false negatives in their practice.

Faculty

  • Dr. Ching Boon Chye, Senior Consultant, Director of Breast Imaging
  • Dr Sim Shao-Jen, Llewellyn, Senior Consultant
  • Dr. Lester Leong Chee Hao, Senior Consultant
  • Dr. Moey Hui Lin Tammy, Consultant, Deputy Director of Breast Imaging
  • Dr. Ng Fook Cheong, Visiting Consultant

Admission Criteria

Minimum requirements for all Fellows :

  • Postgraduate medical qualification in Radiology e.g. FRCR, MMed or equivalent
  • 2 years of postgraduate training experience in relevant specialty
  • Proven competency in English language (to fulfill Singapore Medical Council’s criteria for medical registration for clinical fellowship)

Fellowship Application

Please submit application electronically or download application form at www.pgmi.com.sg

Sponsorship for Fellowship

Successful applicants may be given a stipend on a case by case basis. To apply, please indicate on the fellowship application form that funding is required.

For more information on Breast Imaging Fellowship

Please contact Dr. Ching Boon Chye, Senior Consultant, Director of Breast Imaging at ching.boon.chye@singhealth.com.sg