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Breast Imaging 2020

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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.


Thursday, the first day of the course, will be a tomosynthesis workstation-based workshop, featuring the new high definition synthesized 2D images.

There will be three separate 75 minute workshops, all identical. Each one will be preceded by an introductory lecture, and then 12 people will be able to sit at individual workstations and review 25 cases featuring the new high resolution tomosynthesis and new high resolution synthesized 2D images. Each case will be accompanied by an answer sheet which will allow for the attendees to get immediate feedback on that case as they proceed through the cases.

Individuals MUST sign up for one of the three groups available on Thursday morning. There are only 12 slots in each workshop, and these will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. When you register for the course, also send an email to us at iicmemail@gmail.com and indicate which Workshop Group you prefer (1/2/3 – see Thursday’s schedule). You should give us your first and second choice. If you choose not to participate in the workshop, please call or send us an email indicating this as well, the day you sign up. If you do not email us on the day you register for the meeting with your group preference, we will assign you to a workshop. We will try to accommodate everyone’s choice, although we cannot promise this in advance. The sooner you sign up, the more likely you will be to get the time slot you want.


Educational Objectives

  • 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 hand-held and whole 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
  • Explore the role of breast density in screening for breast cancer
  • Address new techniques, including abbreviated MR and contrast mammography
  • Recount the potential role of Molecular Breast Imaging for breast cancer screening and diagnosis
  • Develop skills in detecting early breast cancer by interpreting actual tomosynthesis cases at the workstation

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 Credits (Pending ABR Approval) and 16.5 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: 4.0 Hrs.
Breast MR: 3.5 Hrs.
Digital Mammography: 5.0 Hrs.
Breast Tomosynthesis: 4.75 Hrs.
4 SAMS (Pending ABR Approval)



Thursday, March 12

630 - 7:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast

Workshop Group 1

7:30 - 8:00 AM Group 1 Introduction to Tomosynthesis Workshop – Linver
8:00 - 9:15 AMGroup 1 Tomosynthesis Workshop at the Workststion

Workshop Group 2

9:15 - 9:45 AMGroup 2 Introduction to Tomosynthesis Workshop – Linver
9:45 - 11:00 AMGroup 2 Tomosynthesis Workshop at the Workststion

Workshop Group 3

11:00 - 11:30 AMGroup 3 Introduction to Tomosynthesis Workshop – Linver
11:30 - 12:45 PMGroup 3 Tomosynthesis Workshop at the Workststion

Friday, March 13

6:30 – 7:00 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
7:00 - 7:45 AM Tomosynthesis: the New Standard in Mammography – Linver
7:45 - 8 :45 AMBreast Density and Screening (SAMS) – Destounis
8:45 – 9:30 AMThe screen detected lesion: what do you do next? - Cardenosa
9:30 – 10:00 AMBREAK
10:00 - 10:45 AMTomosynthesis Workflow & Other Practice Issues – Destounis
10:45 - 11:30 AMTomosynthesis Screening Workshop Case Review – Linver
11:30 - 12:30 PMPanel: The Role of New Screening Tools in Your Breast Imaging Practice: Tomosynthesis & Beyond – Linver, Destounis

Saturday, March 14

6:30 – 7:00 AMContinental Breakfast
7:00 - 7:45 AMAsymmetries & Architectural Distortion - Destounis
7:45 - 8:30 AMMultimodality Approach to Problem-solving – Cardeñosa
8:30 – 9:30 AM The Argument for Screening Mammography – Linver (SAMS)
9:30 – 10:00 AM BREAK
10:00 - 10:45 AMMRI in the High Risk Patient – Destounis
10:45 - 11:30 AMAbbreviated MR & Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammography – Destounis
11:30 - 12:30 PMPanel: The Multimodality Approach to Breast Imaging: What to do When? – Linver, Brem, Cardeñosa, Destounis

Sunday, March 15

6:30 – 7:00 AMContinental Breakfast
7:00 - 7:45 AMMassology 101 - Cardeñosa
7:45 – 8:30 AMThe Missed Mammographic Lesion: causes & cures - Linver
8:30 – 9:30 AMTalking with Patients: How to do it well - Linver
9:30 – 10:15 AMBreast Ultrasound: Diagnostic Uses – Cardeñosa
10:15 – 10:30 AMBREAK
10:30 - 11:30 AMEstablishing Clinical, Imaging, & Pathology Correlation – Cardeñosa (SAMS)
11:30 – 12:15 AMMolecular Breast Imaging – Linver
12:15 - 12:45 PMPanel: Tomo, MRI, MBI, AI and Beyond: What is the Future of Breast Imaging? – Linver, Brem, Cardeñosa


Program Director

Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR, FSBI

Clinical Professor of Radiology

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Director Emeritus of Mammography

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


Rachel F. Brem, MD, FACR, FSBI

Director, Breast Imaging & Interventional Center

Professor of Radiology

Vice-Chair, Research & Faculty Development
The George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Gilda Cardeñosa, MS, MD, FACR, FSBI

Professor, Clinical Adjunct Staff

Section of Breast, Department of Radiology
Wake Forest Baptist Health System
Winston-Salem, North Carolina


Stamatia Destounis, MD, FACR, FSBI

Clinical Professor of Imaging Sciences

University of Rochester
Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, LLC
Rochester, New York




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$750.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$650.00

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 02/12/2020.


Sign-in will take place on THURSDAY, MARCH 12th at 7:00 AM in the Ballroom Foyer .

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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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