This enduring material 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.
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 reduce the possibility of a missed lesion at screening.
- 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.
- Perform the techniques of stereotactic, ultrasound, and MR-guided core needle biopsy of the breast.
- Delineate the expanding role of the Breast MR in the everyday practice of breast imaging, including its role in screening high-risk patients.
- Perform interpretation of up to 240 digital mammograms at the workstation, documented toward accreditation or re-accreditation in mammography under MQSA.
- Perform interpretation of up to 100 Breast MR examinations, documented toward ACR Breast MR accreditation.
- Acquire up to 8 hours of Tomosynthesis interactive instruction, documented toward fulfilling the 8 hours required by FDA for one to perform Tomosynthesis.
- Appreciate the role of Whole Breast Ultrasound in breast cancer screening.
- Acquire the 8 hours of training required by the FDA for one to perform and interpret Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound studies.
This course is intended for all radiologists with a special interest in Breast Imaging. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized expert teachers of Breast Imaging with a broad breadth of experience and knowledge in this field.
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 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Release Date: October 31, 2016
Expiration Date: October 31, 2019
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.