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Breast Imaging 2018

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Course Description

This course 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.

An interactive screening workshop in which the participants can evaluate 25 digital screening cases WITH TOMOSYNTHESIS at the workstation will be available in the afternoons of March 8, 9 & 10. Upon completion of the workshop, they will receive a certificate stating that they interpreted 25 digital mammograms under supervision, acceptable toward fulfillment of their MQSA requirement.


  •  Review the basic principles and current guidelines for screening mammography.
  • Address the multimodality approach to the evaluation of breast lesions.
  • Outline the current applications of breast ultrasound in the screening and diagnostic arenas.
  • Describe the major aspects of breast MR, including imaging techniques and current indications.
  • Discuss the medical and legal concerns regarding the missed breast cancer.
  • Delineate current and future applications of Breast Tomosynthesis.

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.


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.


The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 SAM'S and 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Modality Breakdown


Breakdown of hours:

Breast Ultrasound: 3.5 Hrs.
Breast MR: 2.5 Hrs.
Digital Mammography: 5.0 Hrs.
Breast Tomosynthesis: 5.0 Hrs.
4 SAMS pending ABR approval


Thursday, March 08

7:15 – 7:55 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
7:55 - 8:00 AMWelcome and Introduction
8:00 - 8:45 AMThe Argument for Screening Mammography: How to promote the REAL Guidelines! - Linver
8:45 - 9:30 AMClinical, Radiology, and Pathology Correlation of the more common Malignant Breast Lesions - Cardeñosa
9:30 – 10:30 AMBIRADS of Mammography - Linver (SAM)
10:30 – 11:00 AMBREAK
11:00 - 11:45 AMClinical, Radiology, and Pathology Correlation of the more common Benign Breast Lesions - Cardeñosa
11:45 - 12:30 PMPanel: Keeping Mammography Strong: Still our Breast Imaging Anchor – Linver, Cardeñosa

Friday, March 09

7:15 – 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 AMMissed Cancers: Causes and Cures - Cardeñosa
8:45 - 9:30 AMHow DBT is changing the Practice of Breast Imaging - Philpotts
9:30 – 10:30 AMBreast Ultrasound: Diagnostic Uses – Cardeñosa (SAM)
10:30 – 11:00 AMBREAK
11:00 - 11:45 AMBreast MR: Current Indications - Linver
11:45 - 12:30 PMPanel: The Multimodality approach to breast imaging: What to do when? - Linver, Cardeñosa, Philpotts

Saturday, March 10

7:15 – 8:00 AMContinental breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 AMAsymmetries: Clinical Significance in Era of DBT - Leung
8:45 - 9:30 AMBreast MRI in the Era of Tomosynthesis - Philpotts
9:30 – 10:15 AMUltrasound in Regional Nodal Staging of Breast Cancer - Leung
10:15 – 10:45 AMBREAK
10:45 - 11:45 AMTomosynthesis: Tips and Pitfalls – Philpotts (SAM)
11:45 - 12:30 PMPanel: The Role of New Screening Tools in your Breast Imaging: Practice: Tomosynthesis & beyond – Linver, Leung, Philpotts

Sunday, March 11

7:15 – 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 AMChallenging Tomosynthesis Cases - Philpotts
8:45 – 9:30 AMMultimodality Breast Imaging: Case Review – Leung
9:30 – 10:15 AMTalking to Patients - Linver
10:15 – 10:45 AMBREAK
10:45 - 11:45 AMInflammatory Breast Cancer – Leung (SAM)
11:45 - 12:30 PMPanel: Tomo, MRI, and Beyond: What is the Future of Breast Imaging? –


Program Director


Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR, FSBI

Clinical Professor of Radiology

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Director of Mammography (retired)

X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, PC
Albuquerque, New Mexico



Gilda Cardeñosa, MS, MD, FACR, FSBI

Former Professor of Breast Imaging

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia


Jessica W. T. Leung, MD, FACR, FSBI

Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology

Chief, Section of Breast Imaging

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas


Liane Philpotts, MD, FACR, FSBI

Professor, Dept. of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

Chief of Breast Imaging

Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut



If you have any trouble registering for this event, please contact our support by calling 205-467-0290 Ext 101. If there is no immediate response please email us at info@iicme.net.


Registration Type Regular Rate
Residents, Fellows, Retired, Military$850
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$750

A letter of verification from the Department Chairman must accompany the application of anyone wishing to qualify for the reduced rate. Enrollment will be confirmed on the basis of registration fee. We do not process registration without payment. We cannot guarantee course materials on site for a registration received after 02/08/2018.


Sign-in will take place on THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 at 7:00 AM in the Ballroom Foyer.

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Cancellations received in writing by February 8, 2018, will receive a refund minus a $75 handling fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that time.


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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 disclosure will be made at the beginning of each lecture.


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