This course is designed for radiologists who find themselves challenged by the new practical issues of performing successful high-quality breast imaging in a changing medical environment. We will focus on perceptive skills involved in screening.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:
- Apply new and improved skills in perception to the interpretation of screening mommograms
- Gain a greater appreciation of the importance of meticulous perception techniques in the detection of subtle early breast cancer
- Develop strategies to reduce the possibility of a missed lesion at screening
- Perform a more comprehensive evaluation of screening detected abnormalities, including appropriate use of special views, ultrasound, MR, and other modalities
- Appraise the current status of interventional breast procedures, especially core biopsy
- Perform the techniques of sterotactic, ultrasound, and MR-guided core needle biopsy of the breast
- Delineate the new role of Breast MR in the everyday practice of breast imaging, including its new role in screening high-risk patients.
This enduring material is designed for radiologists who find themselves challenged by the new practical issues of performing successful high-quality breast imaging a changing medical environment.
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 17.2 AMA PRA Category 1™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Release Date: December 1, 2013
Expiration Date: December 1, 2016
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 – 17.2 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.