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.
Case Reviews: Finding Breast Cancer with 3D Breast Tomosynthesis R. Jared Weinfurtner MD 3D Breast Tomosynthesis: Finding breast cancer, from beginning to end. (Bonus cases)
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. (Bonus cases)
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Interpretation: Teaching Case Reviews Shree Lalitha Degala MD Interesting cases from an active Breast Tomosynthesis Practice. Expert approach to workflow.
Breast Imaging and the ACR Priscilla F. Butler, MS, FACR, FAAPM What's new in the BI-RADS™ Edition. DBT qualification and training. Evidence of quality improvement. Obligations and opportunities. DBT and other modalities. ACR Centers of excellence. National Mammography Database (NMDB).
What You Need to Know to Incorporate DBT Into Your Mammography Service Jerry Thomas MS, FAAPM, DABR, CHP, DABSNM The Radiologist’s responsibilities and image quality.
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.
Overdiagnosis- a manufactured issue Daniel B. Kopans MD Technology, specificity, and the patient. Dr. Kopans presents the perspective for physicians who actually have responsibility for helping the patient.
Breast Tomosynthesis Equipment Options and Quality Control Jerry Thomas MS, FAAPM, DABR, CHP, DABSNM The radiologist is ultimately responsible for the quality of images. What you need to know.
Implementing DBT: Telescope Practical Issues in Starting DBT Shree Lalitha Degala MD Cheryl Wieder RT (M) Community practice implementation experience.
Breast Care and Business – How DBT Can Fit Jerry Thomas MS, FAAPM, DABR, CHP, DABSNM Edward A. Eikman MD, FACR, FACP, FACNM Challenges. Who determines what we get paid. How to get paid for DBT and other new technology.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of USF Health and Efficiency Learning Systems, Inc. USF Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
USF Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of
8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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.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:
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.
Access the results of new breast care-imaging research and assess their potential applications to clinical practice.
Appraise the potential of tomosynthesis innovations and advances to enhance clinical practice and problem solving.
Describe knowledge and skills relevant to clinical practice of breast care-imaging.
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."
900.12(a)(1)(ii)(B) "(ii) Continuing experience and education. All interpreting physicians shall maintain their qualifications by meeting the following requirements:.....(B)...15 category I continuing medical education units in mammography during the 36 months immediately preceding the date of the facility's annual MQSA inspection.....This training shall include at least six category I continuing medical education credits in each mammographic modality used by the interpreting physician in his or her practice......"
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SPEAKER/ PLANNING COMMITTEE
Daniel Kopans, MD
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Hatem Soliman, MD
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Jerry Thomas, MS
Steven Harms, MD
Aurora Imaging Technology, Seno Medical
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