Breast Imaging: Updates in MR, Tomosynthesis and Ultrasound

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Course Description

This enduring material blends the newest innovations in breast imaging with time-honored traditional breast imaging modalities and procedures. Special attention will be given to Tomosynthesis and Breast MR, as well as Whole Breast Ultrasound. The contentious issues of Breast Density Legislation and Screening Guidelines will also be addressed.

Educational Objectives

After viewing this enduring material, you should be able to:
• Review the basic principles of screening and diagnostic mammography
• Outline the current applications of breast ultrasound in diagnostic, screening, and interventional settings
• Describe the major aspects of breast MR, including imaging techniques and current indications
• Discuss the current medical and legal concerns regarding the missed breast cancer
• Delineate current and future applications of breast tomosynthesis
• Appreciate the importance of operational issues in the success of a breast imaging practice, especially regarding billing and coding, and risk management.

Target Audience

This course is intended for all radiologists with a special interest in Breast Imaging. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized expert teachers of Breast Imaging with a broad breadth of experience and knowledge in this field.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for commercial support of CME activities. All faculty participants in IICME programs are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to this meeting or its content. Faculty disclosure forms are included in the course syllabus and are available at the registration desk for participating review. In addition, faculty disclosures will be made at the beginning of each lecture.

Accreditation

The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Lessons

Breast Masses

Length: 57 minutesComplexity: Standard

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Breast Calcifications

Length: 53 minutesComplexity: Standard

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Questionnaire – Breast Imaging: Updates in MR, Tomosynthesis and Ultrasound

Educational Description

This enduring material is designed for radiologists who find themselves challenged by the new practical issues of performing successful high-quality breast imaging in a changing medical environment.

 

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Apply new and improved skills in perception to the interpretation of screening mammograms.
  • Develop strategies to reduce the possibility of a missed lesion at screening.
  • Appraise the current status of interventional breast procedures, especially core biopsy.
  • Appreciate the role of Whole Breast Ultrasound in breast cancer screening.

Target Audience

This enduring material is intended for all radiologists with a special interest in breast imaging. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized expert teachers of breast imaging with a broad breadth of experience and knowledge in this field.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for commercial support of CME activities. All faculty participants in IICME programs are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to this meeting or its content. Faculty disclosure forms are included in the course syllabus and are available at the registration desk for participating review. In addition, faculty disclosures will be made at the beginning of each lecture.

Accreditation

The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.