provide the highest quality of breast imaging clinical services, to
educate the next generation of radiologists about breast imaging, and to
collaborate with our Cancer Center colleagues in breast cancer research at the
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Breast Imaging faculty consists of three, fellowship-trained, board-certified
radiologist who has been elected to fellowship in the Society of Breast
Hardesty, M.D. is an Associate
Professor, with 19 years of post-fellowship experience in Breast Imaging.
offer the full range of clinical breast imaging services, which
includes screening digital mammography, diagnostic digital mammography, breast
ultrasound, and breast MRI.
screening mammograms at the University of Colorado Hospital Breast Imaging
Center and the Lone Tree Breast Center are performed using Digital Breast
Tomosynthesis (DBT), a new mammographic technology that increases cancer
detection rates while lowering the number of women who are unnecessarily
recalled for additional testing.
“Pink Lifesaver”, our mobile screening mammography unit, offers women the
convenience of screening mammography in their neighborhoods, increasing their
compliance with screening mammography recommendations.
Aided Detection (CAD) software is utilized on all mammograms and on breast
MRIs. Our breast imaging physicians are highly skilled in the performance of
image guided percutaneous breast biopsies and preoperative needle
localizations, including those performed using stereotactic guidance,
ultrasound guidance, and MRI guidance.
also serve as a second opinion referral center for patients newly diagnosed
with breast cancer in the Rocky Mountain region via our faculty’s participation
in the University of Colorado Hospital’s weekly Multidisciplinary Breast
Cancer Conference and Clinic.
one-on-one training that radiology residents receive during their three months
on the breast imaging service, including daily teaching conferences, is highly
praised. Our own Dr. Hardesty was honored by the residents with the Teacher of
the Year Award in 2009. The breast imaging faculty provide the Breast Imaging
Core Lecture Series and monthly case conferences for all radiology
one year fellowship in Breast Imaging provides advanced training in all aspects
of breast imaging and the opportunity to participate in ongoing research
breast imaging section has several ongoing projects evaluating current breast
imaging techniques and questions encountered in daily clinical practice.
is ongoing collaboration with University of Colorado Medical Oncologist Dr.
Anthony Elias on ISPY-2, a multi-institutional trial of the use of serial
breast MRIs to evaluate the effects of new neoadjuvent chemotherapeutic agents
in the treatment of advanced breast cancer. There is also an additional
collaboration with University of Colorado Medical Oncologist Dr. Virginia
Borges to investigate the involutional changes in normal breast tissue after