Comprehensive Review of Breast Imaging

World Class CME and Oakstone Clinical Update

A comprehensive clinical update covering the latest in breast imaging methodologies and diagnostic techniques.

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Clinical Update in Breast Imaging

Comprehensive Review of Breast Imaging covers the latest in breast imaging methodologies and diagnostic techniques for clinicians in breast radiology and breast surgery and related specialties. This CME program highlights the latest advancements in 3D tomosynthesis, mammography, and breast MRI. Beyond the technological advances, this Oakstone course also highlights state-of-the-art best practices in assessments, diagnoses, interpretive skills, and practice-based clinical skills with relation to breast imaging and treatment. This program will help you:

  • Understand how 3D tomosynthesis affects breast imaging workups
  • Increase working knowledge of radiological-pathological correlation
  • Better understand best usage of breast ultrasound in workup, management and aftercare of breast lesions
  • Increase accuracy in reading of mammograms based upon understanding issues of perception
  • Increase understanding and interpretive skills of breast MRI

Discover New Guidelines

A comprehensive clinical update, this learn-at-your-own-pace course in breast imaging provides a maximum of 37 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Available online or on disk, it provides access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

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Breast Imaging: An Overview

  • Mammography – More Art than Science - Michael J. Ulissey, MD, FACR
  • Tomosynthesis – Is It Ready for Prime Time? - Reni S. Butler, MD
  • Anatomy of the Breast on Ultrasound - A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR, FSRU, FRANZCR
  • Evaluation and Management of Breast Asymmetries - Rachel F. Brem, MD, FACR
  • Why are We Still Arguing about Screening Mammography? - Michael J. Ulissey, MD, FACR
  • Imaging Guided Breast Pathology - F. Lee Tucker, MD, FCAP
  • Molecular Breast Imaging - Rachel F. Brem, MD, FACR
  • Clinical Correlation – Whose Responsibility is It? - Michael J. Ulissey, MD, FACR
  • Breast MR – Indications and BI-RADS Interpretation - Bonnie N. Joe, MD, PhD
  • Correlating Ultrasound with Mammograms and Clinical Findings - A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR, FSRU, FRANZCR
  • Subtle Cancers at Screening Mammography – A Practical Case Review - Edward A. Sickles, MD
  • Problem Solving and Strategies in Image Guided Biopsy - Catherine S. Giess, MD
  • Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound - Rachel F. Brem, MD, FACR
  • Dense Breast Tissue: Risk of Breast Cancer and Limitations of Mammography - Susan G. Roux, MD

Mammography - A State-of-the-Art Update

  • Subtle Cancers at Screening Mammography – What are the Findings? - Edward A. Sickles, MD
  • Screening with Tomosynthesis: How It Will Change Your Practice - Reni S. Butler, MD
  • Tomosynthesis in the Diagnostic Environment: Shrinking Workups and Improved Outcomes - Reni S. Butler, MD
  • Tomosynthesis and the Dilemma of Architectural Distortion - Reni S. Butler, MD
  • Complicated Cases and What They Can Teach Us - Catherine S. Giess, MD
  • Breast Abscess, Diagnosis, Differentials, and Management - Catherine S. Giess, MD
  • What Do You Mean, Margins Don’t Matter? - F. Lee Tucker, MD, FCAP
  • High Risk Breast Lesions – Now What? - Rachel F. Brem, MD, FACR
  • Core Biopsy Diagnosis of ADH – When is Cancer Really a Problem? - F. Lee Tucker, MD, FCAP
  • Calcifications: From “Leave-Alone Lesions” to “Natural Born Killers” - Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR
  • BIRADS Update: The New 5th Edition, Mammography Section - Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR
  • The Screening Mammography Guidelines Controversy: The REAL Facts - Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR

Breast Ultrasound

  • Normal Breast Anatomy - Cindy L. Rapp, BS, RDMS, FSDMS, FAIUM
  • Solid Breast Masses - A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR, FSRU, FRANZCR
  • Breast Cysts that are Not Simple - Should I Worry? - A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR, FSRU, FRANZCR
  • The New BIRADS for Breast Ultrasound - Cindy L. Rapp, BS, RDMS, FSDMS, FAIUM
  • Ultrasound of Regional Lymph Nodes - A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR, FSRU, FRANZCR
  • Breast Ultrasound Biopsy: Tips and Tricks - Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR
  • DCIS: Histopathology Sonographic Correlation - A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR, FSRU, FRANZCR
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Nipple Discharge - A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR, FSRU, FRANZCR
  • Controversies in Breast Ultrasound - A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR, FSRU, FRANZCR
  • MRI-Directed Ultrasound: Flight Simulators to Learn to Do It Better - A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR, FSRU, FRANZCR
  • Optimizing Breast Ultrasound Images - Cindy L. Rapp, BS, RDMS, FSDMS, FAIUM
  • Fundamentals of Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) - Susan G. Roux, MD

Breast MR

  • Imaging Breast Biology by MR - Elizabeth A. Morris, MD, FACR
  • Controversies in Breast MR – What Does the Data Say? - Steven E. Harms, MD, FACR
  • MR in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer: Neoadjuvant and Therapy Monitoring - Bruce A. Porter, MD, FACR
  • Optimizing Breast MR for the Clinical Radiologist - Bonnie N. Joe, MD, PhD
  • Breast MR Biopsy – Pearls and Pitfalls - Elizabeth A. Morris, MD, FACR
  • We Know What to Call Malignant – What Do We Call Benign? - Steven E. Harms, MD, FACR
  • MR of Carcinoma in Situ: One of Its Best Indications? - Bruce A. Porter, MD, FACR
  • Does Screening MR Save Lives? - Elizabeth A. Morris, MD, FACR
  • Evaluating the Post-Surgical Breast - Steven E. Harms, MD, FACR
  • Unusual Breast MR Cases, Valuable Teaching Tools - Bruce A. Porter, MD, FACR
  • BiRads III in Breast MR - Reni S. Butler, MD
  • BPE and Non-mass-like Enhancement in Breast MR - Catherine S. Giess, MD
  • Interesting Cases in Breast MR - Reni S. Butler, MD

Advanced Topics in Breast

  • Emerging Technology in Breast MR: DWI and Spectroscopy - Bonnie N. Joe, MD, PhD
  • 3D Ultrasound - More than Just Bells and Whistles - A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR, FSRU, FRANZCR
  • Contrast Enhanced Digital Mammography – What More Have We Learned? - Maxine S. Jochelson, MD
  • MRI for Equivocal Mammographic Findings: Help or Hindrance? - Catherine S. Giess, MD
  • The Future of Breast Cancer Screening - Maxine S. Jochelson, MD
  • Ultrasound of Breast Implants - A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR, FSRU, FRANZCR
  • Emerging Technology - Optoacoustic Imaging - Reni S. Butler, MD
  • Regional Lymph Nodes in Light of the Z-11 Data - A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR, FSRU, FRANZCR
  • Errors and Difficulties in Breast Cancer Diagnosis - A Multimodality Approach - Catherine S. Giess, MD
  • Preoperative I-125 Radioactive Seed Localization - Rachel F. Brem, MD, FACR
  • Do You Really Need a Second Opinion? - F. Lee Tucker, MD, FCAP
  • Advanced Tomosynthesis: Case Studies - Wade Hedegard, MD
  • Breast Cancer Genetics - Wade Hedegard, MD & Jessica Salamone, SCM, CGC

Course Director

Michael J. Ulissey, MD, FACR

  • Adjunct Professor of Radiology
  • University of Texas
  • Health Sciences Center
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Breast Diagnostic Centers
  • Auburn and Federal Way, WA

Faculty

Rachel F. Brem, MD, FACR

  • Professor of Radiology, Vice- Chair
  • Director, Breast Imaging and Interventional Center
  • The George Washington University Medical Center

Reni S. Butler, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Radiology
  • Yale University
  • New Haven, CT

Catherine S. Giess, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Steven E. Harms, MD, FACR

  • Clinical Professor of Radiology
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Breast Radiologist
  • The Breast Center of Northwest Arkansas
  • Fayetteville, AR

Wade Hedegard, MD

  • Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, LLC
  • Rochester, NY

Maxine S. Jochelson, MD

  • Director of Radiology Breast and Imaging Center
  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • New York, NY

Bonnie N. Joe, MD, PhD

  • Chief, Breast Imaging
  • UCSF Mt. Zion Hospital and SFGH Avon Center, Radiology
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • San Francisco General Hospital
  • San Francisco, CA

Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR

  • Director of Mammography
  • X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, PC
  • Clinical Professor of Radiology
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Albuquerque, NM

 

Elizabeth A. Morris, MD, FACR

  • Professor of Radiology
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Chief, Breast Imaging Service
  • Member, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Bruce A. Porter, MD, FACR

  • Director Emeritus
  • First Hill Diagnostic Imaging
  • Seattle, WA

Cindy L. Rapp, BS, RDMS, FSDMS, FAIUM

  • Sonographer
  • Aliso Viejo, CA

Susan G. Roux, MD

  • Medical Director
  • Carol Hatton Breast Care Center
  • Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
  • Monterey, CA

Jessica Salamone, SCM, CGC

  • Elizabeth Wende Breast Care LLC
  • Rochester, NY

Edward A. Sickles, MD

  • Professor Emeritus of Radiology
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • San Francisco, CA

A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR, FSRU, FRANZCR

  • Author: Breast Ultrasound
  • Adjunct Professor of Radiology
  • University of Texas Health Sciences Center
  • San Antonio, TX

F. Lee Tucker, MD, FCAP

  • President
  • Virginia Biomedical Laboratories, LLC

Michael J. Ulissey, MD, FACR

  • Adjunct Professor of Radiology
  • University of Texas
  • Health Sciences Center
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Breast Diagnostic Centers
  • Auburn and Federal Way, WA

Accreditation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 37 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The 37 Breast Imaging credits are inclusive of: Breast MRI 10.75, Breast Ultrasound 18.75, Nuclear 2.00, Digital Mammography 12.00, Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy 6.50, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy 4.25, MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy 3.75, Tomosynthesis 2.75.

Date of Original Release: May 31, 2016
Date of Credit Termination: May 31, 2019
Estimated Time to Complete: 37 hours

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this CME activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Apply new skills in perception and analysis of possible breast cancer through the use of quality screening and diagnostic mammography
  • Explain the real facts in the screening mammography guidelines debate, and demonstrate the true value of yearly screening mammography beginning at age 40
  • Describe the appearance of normal breast anatomy and breast pathophysiology on ultrasound, and ways to improve breast ultrasound image interpretation quality through technique optimization
  • Discuss the latest additions to the BIRADS manual in the new 5th edition, and how these will improve their overall performance in breast imaging
  • Describe the current indications for the performance of breast MR for both screening and diagnosis
  • Explain the various indications for breast biopsy using ultrasound, stereotactic, and MR guidance, and the advantages of biopsy with each modality compared to the others in diagnosing breast cancer
  • Describe new modalities such as tomosynthesis, contrast enhanced digital mammography, and molecular breast imaging as additional tools in breast cancer detection and diagnosis
  • Recognize the added value correlating the imaging findings of early breast cancer with a more thorough understanding of breast cancer through the eyes of the pathologist

Intended Audience

This educational activity was planned for breast radiologists, breast surgeons and other health professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

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