This enduring material will have an emphasis on the macroscopic histology and pathology, correlated with the sonographic appearance of benign and malignant abnormalities (contrasted with pattern recognition techniques). Sessions will be augmented by a learning process of conventional didactic format with PowerPoint slides and illustrative images. Supplementary screening materials and other new developments in breast ultrasound are also presented.
After viewing this enduring material, you should be able to:
- Appreciate the emerging ultrasound technologies and their important role in breast cancer detection and diagnosis.
- Understand the pathological basis for various sonographic findings seen in daily practice, and recognize and characterize areas of interest.
- Recognize and distinguish findings as pathologic or not, and predict whether identified lesions are benign or malignant.
- Demonstrate skill in ultrasound detection of abnormalities during real-time scanning.
- Perform diagnostic evaluations using a wide range of ultrasound techniques.
- Demonstrate greater competence in ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
This course is recommended for Radiologists, Surgeons, Sonographers, and Mammography Technologists with better-than-average skill in breast ultrasound, and an interest in improving those skills in screening for and diagnosing breast cancer.
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 disclosures will be made at the beginning of each lecture.
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 enduring material for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Release Date: September 15, 2015
Expiration Date: September 15, 2018
Method of Physician Participation
To earn CME credit, you must watch all the lectures for this course (DVDs), and read the course materials and complete a post assessment CME quiz. Estimated time to complete course – (||| Time to Complete |||) hours.
Each CME activity includes a post assessment CME Quiz and course evaluation to determine that the learning objectives have been met and that the activity was of educational value to the target audience and was unbiased. The evaluation also assesses whether or not the CME activity resulted in a change in physician practice behavior and offers participants a method of feedback.