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From Our Past To Our Future: Breast Imaging in Colonial Williamsburg

  • Location Williamsburg, VA
  • Date Nov 2 - 4 2018
  • Price $695 – $950*
  • Credits 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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Course Description

This course presents a clinically focused approach to breast imaging. The data in support of aggressive screening and the impact of digital breast tomosynthesis on practice patterns and work-flow will be examined. The concept of clinical breast imaging will be advanced with presentations on the genetics of breast cancer, the nuances of risk modeling and the need for genetic counseling. Focused discussions on the use of mammography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in the detection and evaluation of breast lesions are intended to lead to the optimization of clinical imaging and pathological concordance. Newer technologies including contrast enhanced mammography, alternative to preoperative wire localizations and the status of abbreviated breast MRI for screening will also be presented.


Educational Objectives

By the end of this program participates should be able to:

  • Use historical and current data that support the annual use of screening mammography in all women at average risk for breast cancer starting at age 40 and to effectively communicate with, and educate, referring physicians and patients regarding the benefits of a robust screening program.
  • Determine the technical adequacy of mammographic images and recognize issues with positioning prior to image interpretation.
  • Understand the requirements for the ACR accreditation programs for mammography, ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • Effectively use the 203 BI-RADS® lexicon (mammography, US and MRI).
  • Understand the current knowledge on the genetics of breast cancer.
  • Conceptualize the nuances risk assessment models and the need to couple these with genetic counseling.
  • Assess the potential use and overall effectiveness of the existing alternatives to preoperative wire localizations for breast lesions.
  • Detect, efficiently evaluate and confidently determine management options for breast masses, parenchymal asymmetries and diffuse breast changes.
  • Assess patients presenting with nipple discharge and establish appropriate evaluation strategies.
  • Establish algorithms for when and how to image the axilla and the appropriateness of ultrasound guided sampling for tissue diagnosis.
  • Outline the current uses of breast ultrasound in the diagnostic setting.
  • Recognize the importance and absolute need for establishing clinical, imaging and pathologic concordance.
  • Assess the applications of digital breast tomosynthesis in screening and diagnostic settings and the impact on work-flow patterns.
  • Assess the potential uses of abbreviated breast MRI protocols for screening.
  • Recognize the MRI findings of in-situ and invasive breast cancers and the roll of breast MRI in problem solving.
  • Understand the principles of contrast enhanced mammography as well as its potential uses and limitations.
  • Implement a clinically focused breast imaging program with direct communication between the breast imaging radiologist, patients and the multidisciplinary breast health team.

Target Audience

This course is intended for Radiologists and radiology residents, Mammography technologists, radiology nurses and physician assistants, Breast surgeons, and Administrators involved with breast imaging.


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




Friday, November 02

7:30 – 7:45 AMWelcome and Announcements
7:45 - 8:30 AM Clinical Breast Imaging and The Role of the Radiologist in the Management of Patients with Breast diseases - CARDENOSA
8:30 - 9:15 AMHereditary Breast Cancer - What You Need to Know - QUILLIN
9:15 - 10:15 AMThe Science Supporting the Use of Screening Mammography: So Why the Controversy? (SAM) - LINVER
10:15 – 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30 - 11:15 AMNuances of Risk Assessment Models and the Need for Counseling (SAM) - QUILLIN
11:15 - 12:00 PMTomosynthesis and its Implementation into Practice (SAM) - LINVER
12:00 - 1:15 PMLUNCH
1:15 – 2:00 PM Contrast Enhanced Mammography and Abbreviated Breast MRI - MANGO
2:00 – 2:45 PMTomosynthesis and Workflow Issues - LINVER
2:45 - 3:30 PM Diagnostic Uses of Breast Ultrasound - KELLEHER
3:30 - 3:45 PMBREAK
3:45 – 4:30 PM When Do I Evaluate the Axilla? (SAM) - SHAH
4:30 – 5:15 PM Use of Breast MR in Problem Solving - BROZETTI-CRONIN

Saturday, November 03

7:45 – 8:00 AMWelcome and Announcements
8:00 - 8:45 AMThe ACR Mammography, Ultrasound and MRI QC programs (SAM) - MANGO
8:45 - 9:30 AM Clinical Image Quality Evaluation (SAM) - CARDENOSA
9:30 - 10:15 AM The Art of Communicating with your Patients - LINVER
10:15 - 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30 - 11:15 AM Alternatives to Pre-operative Wire Localizations - MANGO
11:15 - 12:00 PM The Male Breast - KELLEHER
12:00 - 12:45 PM Parenchymal Asymmetries: Definitions, Evaluation and Management (SAM) - SHAH

Sunday, November 04

8:00 - 8:45 AMThe ACR BI-RADS Lexicon - ELLISON
8:45 - 9:30 AM Diffuse Breast Changes: Evaluation and management - SHAH
9:30 - 10:15 AM Imaging Features of Masses Requiring Biopsy - TUCKER
10:15 - 10:30 AMBREAK
10:30 - 11:15 AM MRI of malignant lesions - JOHNSON
11:15 - 12:00 PM Tomosynthesis case reviews - LINVER
12:00 - 12:45 PM Establishing Clinical, Imaging and Pathology Concordance (SAM) - CARDENOSA


Program Directors







Kelly Brozzetti-Cronin MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Wake Forest University Medical School,
Winston Salem, NC


Gilda Cardenosa, MD

Retired Professor of Breast Imaging

Richmond VA


Elizabeth H. Ellison MD

Director of Breast Imaging

Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center
Richmond VA


Nicole Kelleher, MD

Director of Breast Imaging

Johnston-Willis Hospital
Radiology Associates of Richmond
Richmond, VA


Michael Linver MD

Director of Mammography Emeritus

X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, P.C.

Clinical Professor of Radiology

University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM


Janae Johnson MD

Director of Breast Imaging

Tidewater Multispecialty Medical Group
Newport News, Virginia


Victoria L. Mango, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Weill Cornell Medical College
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY


John Quillin, Ph.D., MPH, CGC

Assistant Professor

Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond VA


Priti A. Shah, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Radiology Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond VA


Tiffany M. Tucker, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Radiology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond VA


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$850.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$750.00

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 10/02/2018.


Sign-in will take place on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:00 AM in the Ballroom Foyer.

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Colonial Williamsburg Lodge

310 South England Street
Williamsburg VA 23185
(757) 220-7976



Room Rate: $226.00 Deluxe

Group Code: IICME


Attendees may call our toll-free number 800-261-9530 to make reservations.

The conference reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00.  Please use the Booking ID 47417 when calling.


Enjoy a relaxing hotel escape in the heart of the Revolutionary City. Just steps from the action, the inviting lodge boasts a world-class restaurant and convenient access to spa and golf recreation amenities. Admission ticket discounts and special daily events are just the beginning of the exclusive benefits you'll enjoy as our guest.

Complimentary on-site covered parking is provided for all Lodge guests, as well as valet parking for a fee.



Colonial Williamsburg Hotel

305 South England Street
Williamsburg VA 23185 United States




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