This CME program is designed to cover clinical aspects of breast imaging including conventional and digital mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and interventional procedures, as well as medicolegal issues. The faculty consists of nine nationally and internationally recognized experts. The program of lectures and panel discussions will be filled with “take home” information that should benefit every breast imaging practice.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the latest ACR BI-RADS terminology for breast abnormalities seen on mammography, ultrasound, and MRI
- Develop a systematic approach to the assessment of calcifications, masses and asymmetries seen on mammography
- Appreciate the latest technologic developments in digital mammography, breast ultrasound and breast MRI
- Understand the evolving role of ultrasound and MRI in screening, problem solving, and staging
- Reduce their risk of false negative interpretation and malpractice litigation
This course is designed for radiologists who interpret breast imaging studies and perform breast interventional procedures. Physicians in other specialties involved with the diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases, medical physicists, mammography technologists, breast center administrators, and other health care professionals will also benefit from this course.
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.
Release Date: November 20, 2009
Expiration Date: November 20, 2012
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 – 12.75 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.