Dr. Harness explains if it's important for your radiologist to be specially trained in breast imaging. Jay K. Harness is the former President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Medical Director of the St. Joseph Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center in the city of Orange in Orange County California.
Yeah, it is really important wherever you are getting your breast imaging done, meaning mammograms, ultrasound examinations, and potentially MRI, that the radiologists there are, in my view, fellowship-trained, or they have had so many years of experience that they are the equivalent to being fellowship-trained. Breast imaging is a legitimate specialty, and it is important for those radiologists to integrate and compare the mammograms with the ultrasound, and if you do need MRI to integrate all that information together to give you the highest quality reading and the highest quality interpretation of your images.
About Dr. Harness. M.D.:
Dr. Jay Harness is the Director at St. Joseph Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center. Practicing medicine for 35 years, Dr. Harness specializes in general surgery and medical oncology. Graduating medical school from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he conducting his internship and residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Recognized nationally and internationally for his work in breast and endocrine surgery, Dr. Harness is the immediate past-President of The American Society of Breast Surgeons and is President-elect of Breast Surgery International. Dr. Harness can assist patients in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
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