Radiology residents at the University Hospital anxiously await a presentation by Julie Franz, M.D. Dr. Franz began an in-depth introduction to breast imaging for the residents on Day 2. While breast imaging currently is not available in the existing University Hospital (and there are just a couple of units in the country), plans for the new hospital include mammography. Students will need to become familiar with the technology. Dr. Franz noted that breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among Haiti’s women.
Dr. Franz provides didactic lectures on mammography to a very interested group of radiology residents. Some residents are hoping to establish women’s imaging in Haiti in the future.
Dr. Franz provides proper use of the transducer for diagnostic purposes on chicken breasts. The ultrasound devices were generously provided by Sonosite as part of its ongoing loaner program for teaching purposes in low resource countries.
The highlight of the second day was the opportunity to identify and biopsy artifacts inserted into the chicken breasts. The residents proved adept in their technique while the embedded olives were systematically removed via biopsy.