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Breast Imaging in the Big Apple 2018

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Course Description

The course will be held at the New York Academy of Medicine.

The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

Course Purpose

This course provides a balanced overview of more traditional breast imaging, blended with the newest state-of-the-art breast imaging techniques and modalities. Special attention will be given to Breast MRI, Digital Mammography, and Breast Ultrasound, as well as the newly evolving technologies of Tomosynthesis and Whole Breast Ultrasound. Patient communication and medicolegal issues will also be addressed.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Review the basic principles of screening mammography for detecting early breast cancer.
  • Outline the current applications of breast ultrasound in diagnostic, screening, and interventional settings for earlier detection and accurate diagnosis of breast cancer.
  • Describe the major aspects of breast MR, including imaging techniques, image interpretation, biopsy techniques, and current indications, as an evolving new weapon in the war on breast cancer.
  • Discuss the current medical and legal concerns regarding the missed breast cancer, in an effort to improve early detection of breast cancer.
  • Delineate the current and future application of information about breast density and its role in determining individualized approaches to breast cancer screening.
  • Appreciate the evolving roles of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, Whole Breast Ultrasound, and Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammography in Breast Cancer Detection.

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 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Modality Breakdown

Digital Mammography 6.5
Breast MR 3.5
Breast Ultrasound 3.0
Breast Tomosynthesis 3.0
4 SAM’s credits pending ABR approval.


Monday, December 03

7:00-8:00 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:45 AMThe New BI-RADS for Mammography – Michael N. Linver, MD
8:45-9:30 AMAlgorithmic Approach to Breast Masses – Stamatia Destounis, MD
9:30-10:15 AMBreast Ultrasound: An Overview – Michael N. Linver, MD
10:15-10:30 AMBreak
10:30-11:15 AMMultimodality management of BIRADS 3 lesions – Stamatia Destounis, MD
11:15-12:15 PMClinical Aspects of Breast MR, & the New MR BIRADS – Stamatia Destounis, MD
12:15-1:00 PMPanel Questions and Answers (Linver, Destouni)

Tuesday, December 04

7:00-8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
8:00-8:45 AMImplementation of a risk assessment program in a community breast center – Stamatia Destounis, MD
8:45-9:30 AMDigital Breast Tomosynthesis in clinical practice – Stamatia Destounis, MD
9:30-10:15 AMBreast Density and Supplemental Screening – Jessica W. T. Leung, MD
10:15-10:30 AMBreak
10:30-11:30 AMCase-Based Tomosynthesis & Synthetic 2D Imaging Implementation – Stamatia Destounis, MD [SAMS]
11:30-12:15 PMTriple Negative & Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancers – Jessica W. T. Leung, MD
12:15-1:00 PMPanel Questions and Answers (Linver, Destounis, Leung)

Wednesday, December 05

7:00-8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
8:00-8:45Talking with Patients: Ways to Gain their Trust – Michael N. Linver, MD [SAMS]
8:45-9:30 AMImaging Evaluation of Breast Symptoms – Jessica W. T. Leung, MD
9:30-10:15 AMThe Screening Guidelines: Acrimony and Angst – Michael N. Linver, MD
10:15-10:30 AMBreak
10:30-11:30 AM Asymmetries and Architectural Distortion: Challenging Mammographic Signs – Jessica W. T. Leung, MD [SAMS]
11:30-12:15 PMMultimodality Breast Imaging: Case Review – Jessica W. T. Leung, MD
12:15-1:00 PMPanel Questions and Answers (Linver, Leung)

Thursday, December 06

7:00-8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
8:00-9:00 AMThe Missed Cancer: Causes & Cures – Michael N. Linver, MD [SAMS]
9:00-9:45 AM Contrast-enhanced Digital Mammography – Michael N. Linver, MD
9:45-10:30 AMMolecular Breast Imaging: Where does it fit in? – Michael N. Linver, MD
10:30-10:45 AMBreak
10:45-11:30 AMAppropriate use of Breast MRI – Christopher Comstock, MD
11:30-12:15 PMAbbreviated Breast MRI: The Future of Screening? - Christopher Comstock, MD
12:15-1:00 PMPanel Questions and Answers (Linver, Comstock)
1:00 PM Course concludes


Program Director

Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR, FSBI

Director of Mammography Emeritus

X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, PC

Clinical Professor of Radiology

University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, New Mexico



Christopher Comstock, MD, FACR, FSBI

Attending Radiologist

Director, Residency Training Program

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York


Stamatia Destounis, MD, FACR, FSBI

Clinical Professor of Imaging Sciences,

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


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

Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology

Chief, Section of Breast Imaging

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas






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$795.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$695.00

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 11/03/2018.


Sign-in will take place on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7:00 AM in the NYAM Foyer.

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