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Jocelyn Ann-marie Rapelyea

Jocelyn Ann-marie Rapelyea MD, FSBI

Associate Director, Professor | Washington, Dist of Col    United States of America
Radiology, Breast Radiology
Breast Imaging, Clinical Radiology,...More
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Biography :

Jocelyn Rapelyea, MD, is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology and a professor at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Rapelyea also serves as the associate director of Breast Imaging and the program director of the Radiology Residency Program. She specializes in diagnostic radiology and breast imaging. She was first introduced to Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) as a sub-investigator in the somo-INSIGHT Study, a prospective, multi-center clinical study that compared the sensitivity of FFDM alone to that of ABUS combined with FFDM for screening asymptomatic women with dense breasts.

Dr. Rapelyea earned her medical degree from the New Jersey Medical School. She completed a research fellowship with the University of Maryland Medical Systems, Neuroradiology Department followed by a radiology residency at The George Washington University Hospital. Dr. Rapelyea pursued further training in breast imaging and intervention as a fellow at The George Washington University Hospital. She has received numerous honors and appointments throughout her career, including appointments to Chief Resident at The George Washington University Hospital, the National Executive Council for the American College of Radiology’s Resident Physician Section, Who’s Who in Medical Services Education, the Society of Breast Imaging Patient Care and Delivery Task Force, and is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Top Radiologist.

Dr. Rapelyea has published abstracts, articles, and chapters and has made various national and international presentations, including a congressional briefing on “Imaging the Patient with Implants.” Her published pieces can be found in various journals, including Radiology, Journal of Women’s Imaging, The Breast Journal, and Clinical Radiology. Dr. Rapelyea’s chapters can be found in Computer Aided Detection and Diagnosis in Medical Imaging and Breast Imaging. Dr. Rapelyea’s professional memberships include the American College of Radiology, American Medical Association, Screening Leadership in the Society of Breast Imaging, and the American Roentgen Ray Society.

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Radiology, Breast Radiology

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Breast Imaging, Clinical Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Breast Cancer, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Breast Ultrasound, Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsies, MRI-guided Breast Interventions

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MOC / CME / CE Requirements
Virginia Board of Medicine

Virginia Board of Medicine accepts the courses that are endorsed by ACCME and grants AMA PRA Category 1 credit.

MD/DO Requirement:

CME Credits Required : 60.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 30.00



  • 60 hours of CME for every 2 years followed by immediate preceding renewal
  • A minimum of 30 hours must be under Category 1, of which 2 hours must be in pain management, proper prescribing of controlled substances, and the diagnosis of management of addiction.
  • OCC/MOC is not specifically addressed, but an endorsement of recertification by a specialty board is admitted as a substitute by the Virginia Board of Medicine.