Breast Tomosynthesis: Initial Modality Training for MQSA

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SKU: DBT-8-1CA Categories: ,
  • 8.75 CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and SA-CME
  • Video Online / On Demand
  • Certificate Included

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Print Keynote Speaker: Daniel B. Kopans MD MGH - Inventor of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Experts demonstrate the use of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) to reduce call back and increase breast cancer detection. Learn to read DBT studies with a guided interpretation of interesting cases. Contents also include information needed to introduce tomosynthesis to round out the education.

Studio mastered tomosynthesis case presentations include seen only on DBT masses & calcifications, invasive ductal carcinoma, lobular carcinoma, clarification of suspicious regions at screening, impact on call back, workflow case reviews, tomosynthesis warm-up cases, and BI-RADS™ 4/5 cases. This video series includes 40 interesting video case presentations.

Register and start your participation anytime. You control the pace of study. Online/On demand or DVD, participation is fast and efficient. Start when you please, work on at your convenience on your own schedule (start, stop, fast forward, rewind). Print your certificate online.

CME for interpreting physicians:

Earn 8.75 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ in Breast Tomosynthesis CME toward your initial 8 hour training; applies also toward the 15 hour/36 month recurring CME in tomosynthesis for MQSA; see full course catalog if additional hours are needed. ( FDA Reference: 900.12(a)(1)(ii)(C) and  900.12(a)(1)(ii)(B). )

Ensure that your CME and training requirements are documented without the time pressure and commitments of onsite courses. In addition to DBT CME and DBT training, the program committee recommends that physicians new to DBT participate in hands-on training on DBT workstation (s) prior to independent clinical interpretation.

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: A Better Mammogram
Daniel B. Kopans MD
Inventor of Breast Tomosynthesis.

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis with Dr. Ojeda-Fournier
Haydee Ojeda-Fournier, MD
After a brief overview, Dr. Ojeda-Fournier systematically shares her seasoned experience through examples: detecting cancer, and making such points as reducing callback for cysts and fibroadenomas. She also illustrates limitations to DBT.

Case Reviews: Finding Breast Cancer with 3D Breast Tomosynthesis
R. Jared Weinfurtner MD
3D Breast Tomosynthesis: Finding breast cancer, from beginning to end.

Case Reviews: BI-RADS 4 & 5 Finding Breast Cancer with 3D Breast Tomosynthesis
R. Jared Weinfurtner MD
3D Breast Tomosynthesis: Finding breast cancer, from beginning to end.

2-D Mammography Synthesized from Tomosynthesis: Strengths, Pitfalls, Artifacts
Sona A. Chikarmane, MD
In addition to reviewing artifacts on SM versus field digital mammography, Dr. Chikarmane also explores the weaknesses of SM and highlights the strengths.

What is new in BI-RADS 5th Edition
Haydee Ojeda-Fournier, MD
Dr. Ojeda-Fournier uses clinical images and management tables to teach the precise use of the BI-RADS to improve your patient care.

Breast Tomosynthesis Equipment Options and Quality Control
The radiologist is ultimately responsible for the quality of images. What you need to know.

What You Need to Know to Incorporate DBT Into Your Mammography Service
The Radiologist’s responsibilities and image quality.

Implementing DBT: Telescope Practical Issues in Starting DBT
Shree Lalitha Degala MD
Cheryl Wieder RT (M)
Community practice implementation experience.

Optional free add on:
The 30-year Effort to Deny Women Access to Mammography Screening
Daniel B. Kopans MD
Without screening, there is little reason to image the breast. Tomosynthesis and other improvements depend on appropriate screening. Dr. Kopans presents the evidence you need to know for the American Cancer Society and ACR screening mammography recommendations, compared with controversial new guidelines that may restrict mammography, the only test for breast cancer that is proven to save lives in randomized controlled trials.


Daniel B. Kopans MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Haydee Ojeda-Fournier, MD
Professor of Clinical Radiology
Chief of Breast Imaging

Robert Jared Weinfurtner MD
Assistant Member
Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Moffitt Cancer Center
Assistant Professor
Department of Oncologic Sciences
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Sona A. Chikarmane, MD
Department of Radiology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Coordinator Radiologic Physics / Radiation Safety Officer
Via Christi Health, Inc.

Shree Lalitha Degala MD
Price Hoffman and Stone, St Petersburg, FL

Cheryl Wieder RT
Lead Technologist
Price Hoffman and Stone, St. Petersburg, FL

  • Applications for Credit Accepted Through – 11/20/2020
  • Release Date – 04/05/2014
  • Updated and Reviewed – 11/20/2017
  • Estimated Time to Complete: 8.75 hours
  • You control the pace of study. Start and stop access anytime.
  • Download certificate when you complete.

 Physicians (ACCME):

Efficiency Learning Systems, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Efficiency Learning Systems, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with SA-CME for MOC.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Expert opinion and guidance is needed in evolution of Multi-Modality breast imaging, breast care practice, and breast imaging technology.
  1.  Review the required information: target audience, learning objectives and disclosure information.
  2.  Complete the entire activity.
  3.  Successfully pass the post test with a minimum score of 80%.
  4. Complete the evaluation and claim your certificate. *Note: When participants successfully pass the test, ELS will send the Claim Credit Instructions
This course has been designed for Physicians, Radiologists, and other licensed health care providers who participate in breast care or imaging.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Practice using personalized breast imaging examination reports that comply with BI-RADS™ structure to facilitate communication among the breast care team, scalable multi-center research, and individual outcomes assessment.
  2. Access the results of new breast care-imaging research and assess their potential applications to clinical practice.
  3. Appraise the potential of tomosynthesis innovations and advances to enhance clinical practice and problem solving.
  4. Describe knowledge and skills relevant to clinical practice of breast care-imaging.
  5. Apply principles of critical thinking to screening recommendations from experts and peers in the radiological sciences, and other members of the breast care team.
FDA Notes and Resources:
"Interpreting Physician New Mammographic Modality Training Citation: 900.12(a)(1)(ii)(C): Before an interpreting physician may begin independently interpreting mammograms produced by a new mammographic modality, that is, a mammographic modality in which the physician has not previously been trained, the interpreting physician shall have at least 8 hours of training in the new mammographic modality."

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