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Breast Imaging in the Big Apple 2019

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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

  • Review the basic principles of screening mammography, and the current guidelines for performance of screening mammography.
  • 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, and current indications, as a continuingly evolving 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.
  • Appreciate the role of Breast Tomosynthesis and Whole Breast Ultrasound in improving 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, including supplemental screening techniques.
  • Appreciate the evolving roles of Abbreviated Breast MR and Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammography in Breast Cancer Detection.
  • Consider the rapidly expanding role of Artificial Intelligence in Breast Imaging.

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 19.0 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: 6.0 hours
Tomosynthesis: 2.5 hours
Breast Ultrasound 5.5 hours
Breast MR 4.25 hours
SAM’s 5.0



Monday, December 09

7:00 - 8:00 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 AMThe Missed Cancer: Causes & Cures – Michael N. Linver, MD
8:45 - 9:30 AMDense Breasts: Significance and Risk – Regina Hooley, MD
9:30 - 10:15 AMChallenging BI-RADS cases – Carol Lee, MD
10:15 - 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 - 11:15 AMSupplemental Screening: What Should I do and Why - Regina Hooley, MD
11:15 - 12:15 PMImaging the Axilla – Carol Lee, MD [SAMS]
12:15 - 1:00 PMPanel Questions and Answers (Linver, Hooley, Lee)

Tuesday, December 10

7:00 - 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 AMMRI Indications – Carol Lee, MD
8:45 - 9:30 AMMRI Interpretation – Carol Lee, MD
9:30 - 10:30 AMImaging the Post-operative Breast, including Implants – Carol Lee, MD [SAMS]
10:30 - 10:45 AMBreak
10:45 - 11:45 AMAbbreviated Breast MR: The Future of Screening? – Christopher Comstock, MD
11:45 - 12:30 PMContrast-enhanced Digital Mammography - Christopher Comstock, MD
12:30 - 1:00 PMPanel Questions and Answers (Linver, Lee, Comstock)

Wednesday, December 11

7:00 - 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 AMTomosynthesis: Indications – Michael N. Linver, MD
8:45 - 9:30 AMTomosynthesis: Pearls and Pitfalls - Regina Hooley, MD
9:30 - 10:15 AMTomosynthesis: Challenging Cases – Michael N. Linver, MD
10:15 - 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 - 11:15 AMOptimizing Breast Ultrasound - Regina Hooley, MD
11:15 - 12:15 PMScreening Breast Ultrasound: Pearls and Pitfalls - Regina Hooley, MD [SAMS]
12:15 - 1:00 PMPanel Questions and Answers (Linver, Hooley)

Thursday, December 12

7:00 - 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 AMUltrasound: Challenging Cases - Regina Hooley, MD
8:45 - 9:45 AMThe Screening Guidelines: Acrimony and Angst – Michael N. Linver, MD [SAMS]
9:45 - 10:30 AMHigh Risk Lesions: Current Management Strategies – Hildegard Toth, MD
10:30 - 10:45 AMBreak
10:45 - 11:30 AMTalking to Patients: How to do it Well – Michael N. Linver, MD
11:30 - 12:30 PMArtificial Intelligence: Applications to Breast Imaging – Hildegard Toth, MD [SAMS]
12:30 - 1:00 PMPanel Questions and Answers (Linver, Hooley, Toth)
1:00 PMCourse concludes




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


Regina Hooley, MD, FACR, FSBI

Associate Professor

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut


Carol H. Lee, MD, FACR, FSBI

Attending Radiologist

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York


Hildegard K. Toth, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Chief, Breast Imaging Section

New York University School of Medicine
New York, 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$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 11/09/2019.


Sign-in will take place on Monday at 7:30 am in the conference room foyer .

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Room Rate: $349.00 Classic Queen

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The Hotel Wales features the following complimentary amenities:

  • 24hr beverage service
    • Coffee
    • Cappuccino
    • Espresso
    • Tea
  • New York Time Delivery (Monday - Friday)
  • Business Center including internet access and faxes
  • 24hr Fitness Studios

Room rates are exclusive of applicable NY Sales Tax (14.75%), NY City Occupany Tax which is currently $4.00 (Standard Room) and $6.00 (Suite) per room/per night, and Hotel Unity Fee of $2.00. The reservation cut-off date for group rates is November 12, 2013, after the cut-off date reservations will be based upon availability and book at the most available rate. Individuals have two days (48 hours) by 3:00 pm to cancel their reservation without penalty. After this time, guest will be subjected to one nights room and tax.


The New York Academy of Medicine

1216 5th Avenue
New York NY 10029-9957 United States


(212) 822-7200


Merit Parking

107th Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenues) 12 East 107th St.
(212) 722-9356

East 105th Street Parking

156 East 105th St.
(212) 534-7619


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Standard Parking

86 East 99th Street (Park and Madison Avenues)
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For more information on getting to The Academy, please call (212) 822-7228 or visit www.nyam.org


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Cancellations received in writing by November 9, 2019, will receive a refund minus a $75 handling fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that time.


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A Special Note To The Disabled

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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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