Women's Imaging

University of Florida women's imaging radiologists at UF Health Jacksonville
Image: Smita Sharma, M.B.B.S. (M.D.)
Smita Sharma, M.B.B.S. (M.D.)
Chief

The division of women's imaging in the department of radiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville is dedicated to providing high-quality imaging and expertise in the screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer of women in the U.S. and worldwide.

Patient Care

We provide state-of-the-art imaging that includes 2D and 3D digital mammography, breast ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), image-guided biopsies, I-125 seed localization for breast malignancies and bone densitometry (DEXA scans). Our division is comprised of dedicated breast imaging faculty who interpret the exams and perform all image-guided biopsies. Imaging examinations are interpreted through an advanced picture-archiving communication system (Visage PACS).

Our breast imaging radiologists provide services in three dedicated breast imaging centers across Jacksonville. All the imaging services and biopsy procedures are provided in convenient locations throughout Jacksonville: our downtown campus on W. 8th St., Tower II; our Southside Emerson Medical Plaza campus; and at UF Health North on Max Leggett Parkway.

At UF Health, we perform our exams using the latest technology. The screening mammograms are performed using a digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) technique for higher sensitivity and accuracy. Other on-site equipment includes ultrasound scanners, multiple 3.0 T, 1.5 T and 1.2 T MRI units, DEXA scanners and advanced equipment for biopsies.

Education

The division of women’s imaging provides a well-structured educational program for medical students, residents and fellows. The program includes daily teaching at the workstation, didactic conferences and weekly multidisciplinary breast conferences with educational materials provided at all levels.

Research

The division of women's imaging at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville is committed to fostering research by the faculty and residents. This institution has been engaged in clinically applied research for many years and is enriched by the presence of faculty who have demonstrated excellence in performing research and in training new investigators.

For details about individual faculty research interests, please view their bios on the faculty page.

Contact Us

For information on the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville division of women's imaging, please contact:

Address

Division of Women's Imaging
UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville
580 West 8th Street, C90
4th Floor, Tower II
Jacksonville, FL 32209