MITERA Breast Imaging Department Among the 10 European Training Centers for Breast Imaging

The MITERA Breast Imaging Department has been chosen by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) as 1 of the 10 centers in Europe that will participate in the scholarship program for radiology training in breast imaging. 

During the 3-month training program, participants will be trained on the latest breast imaging techniques, under the guidance of Dr.Alexandra Athanasiou, Director of the MITERA Breast Imaging Department, who has extensive academic and educational experience. 

The young radiologists will become familiar with dedicated techniques successfully applied within the Department, such as digital tomosynthesis, contrast-enhanced digital mammography and special interventional procedures, while they will be exposed to the advanced artificial intelligence (AI) programs adopted by the Department, which assist in providing well-rounded care to patients. As part of their training, they will also have the chance to participate in the MITERA Oncology Council, which decides on the most suitable treatment for each patient using a multidisciplinary approach. 

The assessment criteria for selecting the MITERA Breast Imaging Department for this training program were based on the extensive experience of the Department and its well-organized structure, the number of exams performed annually, the available imaging and interventional techniques for breast conditions, and the multidisciplinary cooperation among various specialties, aiming at safe and reliable diagnosis of breast cancer. Another major criterion for the selection was the regular sessions held by the MITERA Oncology Council. 

Dr.Alexandra Athanasiou, Director of the MITERA Breast Imaging Department and Executive Board Member of the European Society of Breast Imaging, noted, We are filled with pride that the MITERA Breast Imaging Department has been selected for the 3rd year running as 1 of the 10 leading training centers in Europe for the further education of radiologists on breast imaging. The Department’s competitive edge lies in its extensive educational background, coupled with the large number of patients monitored clinically, making it a point of reference in Greece.”