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VIRTUAL Mammography in Santa Fe in the Virtual Big Apple FEATURING THE LEGENDS OF BREAST IMAGING:


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Course Description

Please note: This course will be a virtual activity.


Welcome to the VIRTUAL SANTA FE IN THE VIRTUAL BIG APPLE course!  Because of the many travel challenges confronting us due to the pandemic, we are offering this VIRTUAL version of our live 25th Anniversary MAMMOGRAPHY IN SANTA FE, which was on the ground in Santa Fe, August 2-6.  In lieu of our long-standing “Breast Imaging in the Big Apple” conference in New York, we are moving our Virtual Santa Fe meeting into the Big Apple time slot, December 10-12!


This VIRTUAL course cannot offer the unique hands-on interactive workshops of the meeting on the ground, but we are able to offer the ENTIRE DIDACTIC PROGRAM of 24 lectures presented by our world-class faculty at the Santa Fe conference on the ground in August.  These lectures will provide attendees with an overview of both basic principles of breast imaging and cutting edge advanced concepts, all designed to provide valuable practical information to bolster the skills of today’s busy breast imager.  We look forward to your joining us virtually for a weekend with the Legends of Breast Imaging – TABAR, STAVROS, CARDEÑOSA, NEWSTEAD, PORTER, & COMSTOCK, AMONG OTHERS – who have taken breast imaging to the next level with their brilliant teaching at our Santa Fe course over the past 25 years!


As a wonderful bonus, the VIRTUAL format provides the added feature of allowing access to the videos of all lectures for the next 6 months after the conclusion of the course.  Therefore, the lectures can be reviewed multiple times, at any time, during those 6 months, at the convenience of the attendee! This feature is especially nice for those of you living in time zones widely different from those of the conference.


Educational Objectives

By the end of this course, registrants will be able to:

  • Apply new and improved skills in perception to the interpretation of screening mammograms.
  • Develop strategies to counter the attacks on the performance of regular screening mammography in women beginning at age 40, especially those at high risk for breast cancer.
  • Perform a more comprehensive evaluation of screening-detected abnormalities, including appropriate use of special mammographic views, ultrasound, MR, and other modalities.
  • Appraise the current status of interventional breast procedures, especially core biopsy.
  • Delineate the expanding role of Breast MR in everyday practice of breast imaging, including its role in screening high-risk patients, and the new role of abbreviated breast MR.
  • Appreciate the role of Whole Breast Ultrasound and Contrast Enhanced Mammography in breast cancer screening.
  • Understand the ever-increasing role in breast imaging of skilled personal communication with the patient.
  • Discern the burgeoning role of breast ultrasound as a screening and diagnostic tool.



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 20.25 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 CME credits:

Digital Mammography:  7.75 hours
Breast Ultrasound:  4.0 hours
Breast MR:  6.0 hours
Tomosynthesis:  2.0 hours
Also – 5 SAMS




Friday, December 10



09:45- 10:00 AMWelcome and announcements – LINVER
10:00- 10:45 AMThe Art of Screening Mammography Interpretation - LINVER (SAM)
10:45- 11:45 AMMammographic Asymmetries – TABAR
11:45 – 12:00 PMBREAK
12:00 – 1:00 PM Advanced Calcification Analysis - TABAR
1:00 – 1:45 PMMassology and More - CARDENOSA
1:45 – 2:00 PMQ & A for Dr.’s Tabar, Linver, and Cardenosa
2:00 – 3:00 PMLUNCH BREAK, and LUNCH AND LEARN (non-CME) LECTURE, Sponsored by CureMetrix:
Experience of AI in Clinical Practice - WATANABE
3:00 – 3:45 PMThe Missed Mammographic Lesion: Causes & Cures - CARDENOSA
3:45 – 4:30PMDBT in Screening and Diagnosis – DESTOUNIS
4:30 – 4:45 PM BREAK
4:45 – 5:30 PMInterpretation of 2D Reconstructed DBT images - DESTOUNIS
5:30 – 6:15 PMContrast Enhanced Digital Mammography - COMSTOCK
6:15 – 6:30 PMQ & A for Dr.’s Destounis, Comstock, and Cardenosa

Saturday, December 11


10:00- 10:05 AMAnnouncements - LINVER
10:05 – 10:45 AMBreast MRI: Advanced Interpretation – NEWSTEAD (SAM)
10:45 – 11:30 AMAbbreviated Breast MR– COMSTOCK
11:30 – 11:45 AMBREAK
11:45 – 12:30 PM MR of Non-invasive Cancer: Pearls & Pitfalls – NEWSTEAD
12:30 – 1:15 PMMR Staging before Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy – PORTER
1:15 – 1:30 PMQ & A for Dr.’s Newstead, Porter, and Comstock
1:30 – 2:30 PM LUNCH BREAK, and LUNCH AND LEARN (non-CME) LECTURE, Sponsored by Seno Medical
3:30 – 4:15 PMMonitoring Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy with Breast MR – PORTER
4:15 – 5:00 PMProblem-solving Breast MR - LEUNG
5:00 – 5:15 PM BREAK
5:15 – 6:00 PMMultimodality Breast Imaging: Case-based Learning – LEUNG (SAM)
6:00 – 6:45 PMTomosynthesis-guided Breast Biopsy Definition, Evaluation, and Management – LEUNG
6:45 – 7:00 PMQ & A for Dr.’s Porter, and Leung

Sunday, December 12


10:30- 10:35 AMAnnouncements - GIESBRANDT
10:35 – 11:30 AMMammography Screening Guidelines – TABAR
11:30 – 12:15 PMBreast Ultrasound: Diagnostic Uses – CARDENOSA
12:15 – 12:30 PMBREAK
12:30 – 1:15 PM How to find Mammographically-occult Breast Cancer – TABAR
1:15 – 2:00 PMABUS in Diagnostic and Screening Applications – ROUX
2:00 – 2:15 PMQ & A for Dr.’s Tabar, Cardenosa, and Roux
2:15 – 3:15 PMLUNCH BREAK
3:15 – 4:00 PMBreast Density and Screening Ultrasound - DESTOUNIS (SAM)
4:00 – 4:45 PMImproving Practice Efficiency - DESTOUNIS
4:45 – 5:00 PM BREAK
5:00 – 5:45 PMSetting up a High Risk Program – MEYER (SAM)
5:45 – 6:30 PMTalking with Patients: Doing it Well - LINVER
6:30 – 6:45 PMQ & A for Dr.’s Destounis, Linver, and Meyer

*- AT THIS TIME, THE LECTURES BY DR. STAVROS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CME CREDIT. THEREFORE, VIDEOS OF THE FOLLOWING FOUR NON-CME LECTURES BY DR. STAVROS WILL BE SENT BY EMAIL TO ALL ATTENDEES. THESE ARE NOT PART OF THE FORMAL CME PROGRAM: 1. Sonographic evaluation of breast cysts that are not simple. 2. Sonographic evaluation of regional lymph nodes of the breast. 3. Sonographic and galactographic evaluation of nipple discharge and intraductal papillary lesions. 4. Non-mass findings on ultrasound that match NME on MRI to make second-look US after MRI better.


Program Co-Directors


Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR, FSBI

Clinical Professor of Radiology

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Adjunct Professor of Radiology

George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, DC


Jamie Giesbrandt, MD

Director of Breast Imaging

Lovelace Medical Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico




Gilda Cardeñosa, MS, MD, FACR, FSBI

Professor, Clinical Adjunct Staff - Breast Imaging

Department of Radiology

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC


Christopher Comstock, MD, FACR, FSBI

Director of Clinical Research

Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center

Attending Radiologist

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York


Stamatia Destounis, MD, FACR, FSBI, FAIUM

Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, Owner

Director, Clinical Research and Education

Rochester, NY


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


Kathleen Meyer, MD

Department of Breast Imaging

Lovelace Medical Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Gillian M. Newstead, MD, ChB, FACR

Director of Global Breast Imaging

Professor of Radiology, Retired

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois


Bruce A. Porter, MD, FACR

Director Emeritus

First Hill Diagnostic Imaging
Seattle, Washington


Susan G. Roux, MD

Medical Director

Carol Hatton Breast Care Center

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Monterey, California


A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR, FSRU, FRANZCR

Adjunct Professor of Radiology

University of Texas San Antonio Health Sciences

Chief Medical Officer

Seno Medical Inc.
San Antonio, Texas


Laszlo Tabar, MD, PhD, FACR (Hon.)

Professor Emeritus of Radiology

Uppsala University Faculty of Medicine
Uppsala, Sweden


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Registration Type Regular Rate
Residents, Fellows, Retired, Military$495.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$395.00


Physician (2 Day) $595.00
Residents, Fellows, Retired & Military (2 Day)$395.00
Technologists / Allied Health Prof. (2 Day) $295.00

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