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Multimodality Breast Imaging:
2018 Update

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Course Description

This course will review the latest developments in technique, interpretation, and biopsy using mammography, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI. Controversial issues in screening guidelines, significance of breast density, medicolegal issues, and risk assessment will also be discussed.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Discuss the proper application and clinical value of  ACR BI-RADS 5th Edition terminology  for breast imaging findings on mammography, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI.
  • Develop a multimodality approach to screening, clinical problem solving, and staging.
  • Appreciate the latest technologic developments in digital tomosynthesis, hand held and automated breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and preoperative localization markers .
  • Understand the techniques and skills for breast biopsy using guidance with stereotactic mammography and tomosynthesis, ultrasound and MRI.
  • Discuss recent screening mammography controversies.
  • Reduce the risk of false negative interpretation and malpractice litigation.
  • Understand the clinical value of risk assessment, breast density estimation, and participation in the ACR National Mammography Database

Target Audience

The course is designed for radiologists who interpret breast imaging studies and perform breast interventional procedures. Mammography, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI technologists will also benefit from this course.


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



Friday, February 09

12:00 – 12:50 pm Registration
12:50 – 1:00 pm Welcome - Stephen A. Feig, MD
1:00 – 1:30 pm Breast Calcifications: Assessment and Management Using BI-RADS - Stephen A. Feig, MD
1:30 – 2:00 pm Mammographic Masses: BI-RADS Descriptors and Management - Edward A. Sickles, MD
2:00 – 2:30 pm BI-RADS for Ultrasound: Evolving Terminology - Ellen B. Mendelson, MD
2:30 – 3:00 pm MRI BI-RADS: New Terminology - Laurie R. Margolies, MD
3:00 – 3:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:30 – 4:00 pm Implementation of Digital Tomosynthesis in Private Practice- Stamatia V. Destounis, MD
4:00 – 4:30 pm Digital Tomosynthesis: Lessons Learned in First 5 Years at Mt Sinai - Laurie R. Margolies, MD
4:30 – 5:00 pm Panel Discussion, Q and A

Saturday, February 10

7:30 – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 am How to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Imaging Malpractice - Stephen A. Feig, MD
8:30 – 9:00 am Missed and Nearly Missed Breast Cancer - Laurie R. Margolies, MD
9:00 – 9:30 am Breast Ultrasound: Equipment, Technique, Image Quality - Ellen B. Mendelson, MD
9:30 – 10:00 am Breast MRI for Screening, Staging, and Diagnosis - Haydee Ojeda-Fournier, MD
10:00 – 10:30 am Morning Break
10:30 – 11:00 am MRI-Guided Biopsy: How I Do It - Stamatia V. Destounis, MD
11:00 – 11:30 am Artifacts and Pitfalls in Breast MRI - Haydee Ojeda-Fournier, MD
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Panel Discussion, Q and A
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch – On Your Own
1:00 – 1:30 pm BI-RADS 3 Lesions in Mammography, Ultrasound, and MRI: Advantages, Pearls, and Pitfalls - Laurie R. Margolies, MD
1:30 – 2:00 pm Stereotactic and Tomosynthesis-Guided Biopsy - Stamatia V. Destounis, MD
2:00 – 2:30 pm How Important Is Breast Density? - Stephen A. Feig, MD
2:30 – 3:00 pm Development of a Risk Assessment Program - Stamatia V. Destounis, MD
3:00 – 3:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:30 – 4:00 pm Hand-Held Ultrasound Screening - Ellen B. Mendelson, MD
4:00 – 4:30 pm Breast Asymmetries and Architectural Distortion - Edward A. Sickles, MD
4:30 – 5:00 pm Panel Discussion, Q and A

Sunday, February 11

7:30 – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 am Screening Mammography Guidelines Controversy - Stephen A. Feig, MD
8:30 – 9:00 am Automated Breast Ultrasound Case Review - Ellen B. Mendelson, MD
9:00 – 9:30 amWhy is BI-RADS Important? - Edward A. Sickles, MD
9:30 – 10:00 amPre-Operative Localization Methods With and Without Using Needles - Haydee Ojeda-Fournier, MD
10:00 – 10:30 am Morning Break
10:30 – 11:00 amACR National Mammography Data Base - Edward A. Sickles, MD
11:00 – 11:30 amEvaluation of Spontaneous Nipple Discharge - Haydee Ojeda-Fournier, MD
11:30 – 12:00 pmPanel Discussion, Q and A


Program Director

Stephen A. Feig, MD, FSBI, FACR

Director of Breast Imaging

UCI Medical Center

Fong and Jean Tsai Professor of Women’s Imaging

University of California Irvine
School of Medicine



Stamatia V. Destounis, MD, FSBI, FACR

Elizabeth Wende Breast Care

Clinical Professor of Radiology

University of Rochester
School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, NY

Laurie Margolies, MD, FSBI, FACR

Professor of Radiology

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Section Chief Breast Imaging

Mount Sinai Health System

Director of Breast Imaging, Dubin Breast Center

The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY


Ellen B. Mendelson, MD, FSBI, FACR

Professor Emeritus of Radiology

Northwestern University School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Haydee Ojeda-Fournier, MD

Professor of Clinical Radiology

Medical Director, Breast Imaging Section

University of California San Diego
School of Medicine
San Diego, CA


Edward A. Sickles, MD, FSBI, FACR

Professor Emeritus of Radiology

University of California San Francisco
School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA


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 01/02/2018.


Sign-in will take place on Friday, February 9th at 12:00 pm in the Ballroom Foyer.

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San Diego,CA 92101, USA

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Room Rates: Deluxe: $329.00

All room rates quoted exclusive of any applicable taxes (which are currently 10.5% TOT, 2.0% TMD, $.65 CA per room assessment), applicable service fees, and/or Hotel-specific fees in effect at the time of the event. Individual reservations must be made on or before Wednesday, January 10, 2018. All individual lodging reservations must be accompanied by a one night’s deposit for room and tax. Any reservation request made after the cut-off date of January 10, 2018 may be confirmed on a space and rate available basis. Individual deposits are refundable, provided notice of cancellation is received by the hotel by 5 PM local hotel time at least three (3) business day prior to reserved date of arrival. Check-in time is 4:00 pm and Check-out time is 11:00 am. Please make your reservations before the cut-off date as the HOTEL WILL SELL OUT.

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One Market Place
San Diego CA 92101 United States


(619) 232-1234



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