Breast Imaging: A Practice-Based Approach Online Course

This Online Course will provide you with comprehensive education across the spectrum of breast imaging, including changes in the 5th Edition of the BI-RADS® Atlas for mammography, ultrasound, and MRI.

Learn and earn credit at your own pace with unlimited access to this course through August 9, 2018. See below for detailed information and learning outcomes.

15 Breast Imaging Online Course

This course offers 20.5 CME and Self-Assessment Credits following completion of an online test.

ARRS Member price: $595
ARRS In-Training Member price: $299
Nonmember price: $1099

Learning Outcomes and Modules

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to distinguish critical knowledge, communications, and image interpretation skills gaps; assess and distinguish breast tumors utilizing the various imaging modalities; appraise breast density, both qualitative and quantitative; compare and contrast the various imaging modalities and appropriate use for breast imaging; increase working knowledge of the new changes in the 5th edition of BI-RADS lexicon for mammography, ultrasound and MRI; describe common errors and pitfalls in breast imaging interpretation; describe the risk levels associated with dense breast tissue; identify systems barriers to improving diagnoses, communication with surgeon colleagues, and increasing communication with peers; improve image interpretation skills; and apply practice-based strategies for mitigating the occurrence of errors define performance improvement strategies and test those strategies in practice.

Module 1

  • Density and Cancer Risk Stratifications—Emily Conant, MD
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment of Breast Density—Emily Conant, MD
  • Tomosynthesis: Basic Technical Aspects Including Radiation—Phoebe Freer, MD

Module 2

  • Screening: Controversies—David Dershaw, MD
  • Screening: Breast Ultrasound—Regina Hooley, MD
  • Contrast-Enhanced Mammography—John Lewin, MD
  • Panel
  • Lunch Lecture: Limiting Your Risk—Sughra Raza, MD and Robin Birdwell, MD

Module 3

  • Screening: MRI—Constance Lehman, MD
  • Interesting MRI, Mammography and US Pitfalls—Julie Ritner, MD
  • Changes in New BI-RADS 5th Edition for Mammography, US and Breast MRI: What you need to know—Constance Lehman, MD
  • Tomosynthesis: When and How I Use This in Screening, Diagnostic and Procedures—Phoebe Freer, MD and Regina Hooley
  • Panel Discussion

Module 4

  • Cultural Issues and Breast Cancer Detection—Sughra Raza, MD
  • What We Learned and How We Practice Screening Breast US after ACRIN 6666—Wendie Berg, MD
  • Imaging the Axilla: What the Breast Imager Needs to Know—Ana Lourenco, MD
  • Benign vs Malignant Features in Breast Ultrasound—Follow vs Biopsy—Wendie Berg, MD

Module 5

  • Teamwork: Pre-op Imaging Needs of the Breast Surgeon—Seema Khan, MD
  • The Role of Imaging in Breast Conservation—David Dershaw, MD
  • Current Perspective on Staging Breast MRI and Axillary Dissection—Seema Khan, MD
  • Preoperative I125 Radioactive Seed Localizations—Sally Goudreau, MD

Module 6

  • Biopsy Pitfalls and Pearls—Lorraine B. Smith, MD
  • Gamma Camera Breast Imaging and Breast PET—Wendie Berg, MD
  • Asymmetry and Architectural Distortion—Dianne Georgian-Smith, MD
  • Tips on Stereo—John Lewin, MD
  • Management of Breast Abscesses—Ana Lourenco, MD
  • Panel Q & A

Module 7

  • Post Core Biopsy Risk Lesion Follow up—Dianne Georgian-Smith, MD
  • Breast MRI Background Enhancement—Peter Eby, MD
  • Monitoring Neodjuvant Treatment—Eva Combos, MD
  • Staging MRI in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer and other Controversies—Peter Eby, MD
  • Minimizing Risk in the Case Assessment of Interpretation Nightmares (The Unknowns Unmasked!) —Eva Gombos, MD; Sughra Raza, MD; Robin Birdwell, MD
  • Q & A

The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

The ARRS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) and 20.5 American Board of Radiology, MOC Part II, Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME) credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.