Pre-Symposium Tomosynthesis Workshop

Course Director: Tanya Moseley, MD

This hands-on course will provide information on the history and use of breast tomosynthesis and the unique features of Siemens, GE, and Hologic DBT equipment. Participants will have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with physicians that use the units in their daily practice. The FDA requires that individuals acquire 8 hours of Tomosynthesis training in order to use this modality in breast imaging. By participating in this hands-on workshop, you will meet this requirement and earn 8 additional CME. The workshop is limited to the first 60 registrants and requires a separate registration fee.

In-Kind Grant Support Provided for this Course by: Hologic, Inc., GE Healthcare, and Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc 

Workshop Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Pre-Symposium Tomosynthesis Workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the history and use of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) 
  • Describe the unique features of Siemens DBT
  • Describe the unique features of GE DBT 
  • Describe the unique features of Hologic DBT
  • Identify the challenges and pitfalls to implementation of DBT in clinical practice
  • Use all three DBT systems 

Workshop Schedule

All times reflect the Pacific Time Zone.
Wednesday, February 1
Limited to 60 Participants—San Diego Only
Time Case-Based Review Workshops Faculty
7:00–8:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast  
8:00–8:30 am Opening Announcements/Introductions Tanya Moseley, MD
8:30–9:30 am History of Breast Tomosynthesis Tanya Moseley, MD
9:30–10:00 am Morning Break  
10:00–10:30 am Unique Features of Siemens Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) Mahesh Shetty, MD
 10:30–11:00 am Unique Features of GE Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) Alexis Nees, MD
 11:00– 11:30 am Unique Features of Hologic Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT)
Peter Eby, MD and Tanya Moseley, MD
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Overview of All Three Systems/Setting Up Tomosynthesis in Private Practice Peter Eby, MD
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch on Own  
1:30–4:30 pm Concurrent Hands-on Sessions with Three DBT Systems

Attendees will be divided into three groups. Groups will rotate to the next vendor room after an hour. Participants will review 10 cases at workstations (2 people per workstation) in each DBT system with assistance from a physician leader. After completing the course, the participants will be certified to use all three units.
Peter Eby, MD,
Regina Hooley, MD,
Alexis Nees, MD,
Laurie Margolies, MD,
Tanya Moseley, MD
and Mahesh Shetty, MD

    GE Room Hologic Room Siemens Room
  1:30-2:30 pm Group A Group B Group C
  2:30-3:30 pm Group C Group A Group B
  3:30-4:30 pm Group B Group C Group A
4:30–5:00 pm Challenges and Pitfalls Tanya Moseley, MD
5:00–5:30 pm Panel Discussion/Questions and Answer All Faculty

ARRS designates the Pre-Symposium Tomosynthesis Workshop for a maximum 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in an activity.