Thank you for this opportunity William O’Brien, D.O, former editor-in-chief, and thank you Daniel Wale, D.O., current editor-in-chief, for your guidance and support on this issue. A unique dual-institution collaboration between my former radiology residency institution, Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, and my fellowship institution, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where I am a breast imaging fellow, resulted in the production of this Reproductive Imaging issue of JAOCR. The strengths of these two institutions and their esteemed faculty have contributed to the foundation of my early radiology career.
For most women, reproductive years represent a happy and joyful period in their lives. However, pregnancy and postpartum are not without risks and complications that affect not only the livelihood of a young woman but her family as well. Specifically, pregnancy is a vulnerable period in a woman’s life, which can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Imaging evaluation plays a crucial role in evaluation and diagnosis of common disease processes seen during this important time period. This issue includes imaging evaluation of breast, renal, thyroid, genitourinary and obstetrical disease processes encountered during pregnancy and lactation.
My advisors and mentors have pushed me to reach my potential and taught me to give back to those that follow in my footsteps. As such, I have sought out residents from my residency and fellowship institutions as first authors and co-authors for all of the articles in this issue. I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to all the authors for their time and dedication in creating this issue. I hope that this opportunity will inspire trainees to mentor those that follow them and contribute to the advancement of our field.
I would like to thank everyone who has supported me on this winding training path at Cooper University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, especially Pauline Germaine, D.O., and Robyn Roth, M.D., who have fostered my clinical and research interests in women’s imaging. I am fortunate for my roots and will be staying local to serve the South Jersey community as a breast and body radiologist at Atlantic Medical Imaging. I would like to thank my family, particularly my husband, Gautam, for his continued support and patience as I have spent countless hours expanding my clinical and research interests in women’s imaging.Back To Top
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