Breast Tomosynthesis
- 3D Mammography

  • Video Online / On Demand
  • Earn 8.75 Hours CME AMA PRA Category I Credits
  • Satisfy MQSA/FDA requirements

$549.00 $389.00

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

Experts demonstrate the use of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) 3D Mammography to reduce call back and increase breast cancer detection. Learn to read DBT studies with 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 6 hour recurring CME in tomosynthesis for MQSA. ( 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.

Table of Contents

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

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
Whats 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).

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

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)

What You Need to Know to Incorporate DBT Into Your Mammography Service
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.

Overdiagnosis- a manufactured issue
Daniel B. Kopans MD
Technology, specificity, and the patient.

Breast Tomosynthesis Equipment Options and Quality Control

Implementing DBT: Telescope Practical Issues in Starting DBT
Shree Lalitha Degala MD
Cheryl Wieder RT (M)

Breast Care and Business – How DBT Can Fit
Edward A. Eikman MD, FACR, FACP, FACNM
Challenges. Who determines what we get paid. How to get paid for DBT and other new technology.

Activity includes a test and syllabus.


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

Priscilla F. (Penny) Butler MS, FACR, FAAPM, FSBI
Senior Director and Medical Physicist
Department of Quality and Safety
American College of Radiology

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

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

Edward A. Eikman MD, FACR, FACP, FACNM
Associate Professor
Department of Oncologic Sciences
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Moffitt Cancer Center

Learning Objectives

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."


This course has been designed for Physicians, Radiologists, and other licensed health care providers who participate in breast care or imaging.

Statement Of Need

Expert opinion and guidance is needed in evolution of Multi-Modality breast imaging, breast care practice, and breast imaging technology.

Dates & Duration

  • Applications for Credit Accepted Through – March 5, 2018
  • Release Date – March 5, 2016
  • Reviewed – hide
  • Estimated Time to Complete: 8.75 hours
  • You control the pace of study. Start and stop access anytime.
  • Your access remains open through the expiration date.


 Physicians (ACCME):

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.

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