Dr. Thomas Stavros, author of Breast Ultrasound, Dr. Kevin Kelly, along with supporting faculty present standard and emerging breast imaging techniques for both early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. The emphasis will be on the macroscopic histology and pathology, correlated with the sonographic appearance of benign and malignant abnormalities (contrasted with pattern recognition techniques). New Developments in breast ultrasound are also discussed.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:
- Utilize ultrasound effectively to reduce the failure in cancer detection before the next mammogram
- Provide participants with the tools to better discriminate between breast cancer versus benign lesions
- More appropriately select lesions for biopsy
- Should have a greater appreciation of the potential of ultrasound in the screening environment
- Learn the ultrasound skills required for a breast specialist and the benefits from acquiring those skills
- Discover a decade of cancers in complete breast cine loops at your computer workstation
- fulfill scanning and interventional ultrasound requirements for Breast Center of Excellence status
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 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Release Date: June 25, 2013
Expiration Date: June 25, 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 – 15.5 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.