Breast Imaging Boot Camp with Tomosynthesis

Overview

Brochure

This three-day course, led by Gillian M. Newstead, MD, FACR; Robert A. Schmidt, MD; Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR; and Christopher E. Comstock, MD, is designed to provide practicing radiologists with an intensive hands-on experience in breast imaging. Throughout the program, participants will develop their interpretive expertise in the evaluation of mammography studies by hands-on interpretation of over 240 digital screening and diagnostic mammograms at their own individual PACS digital workstation. Participants will enhance their perceptive skills with direct assistance from a panel of expert radiologists. Specific instruction in the use and application of computer-aided techniques will also be provided. In addition, interventional workshops will be available in breast ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy.

This course satisfies the following MQSA and ACR accreditation requirements:

  • Re-establishing continuing experience requirements of the MQSA
  • Initial qualifications for Full Field Digital mammography (FFDM) under MQSA
  • Continuing education requirements for stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Continuing education requirements for ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
  • This course meets the eight hours of initial training in breast tomosynthesis as required by the FDA
Date Location
September 22 - 24, 2014 Reston, VA
November 20 - 22, 2014 Reston, VA
January 29 - 31, 2015 Reston, VA
April 16 - 18, 2015 Reston, VA
June 18 - 20, 2015 Reston, VA
September 24 - 26, 2015 Reston, VA
November 19 - 21, 2015 Reston, VA

Course Director
Gillian Newstead, MD, FACR
Section Chief Breast Imaging
University of Chicago

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Utilize perception skills for detection of cancer at digital mammographic screening
  2. Interpret digital mammographic screen-detected findings
  3. Demonstrate skills to minimize the call-back rate for normal/benign findings at mammographic screening
  4. Describe the application of computerized techniques as an aid in mammographic interpretation
  5. Recognize diagnostic work-up of screen-detected findings and symptomatic patients
  6. Conduct interventional workshops for stereotactic and ultrasound guided biopsy

Attendees who interpret a minimum of 240 digital mammography examinations will be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency stating the actual number of mammographic examinations read under the direct supervision of an interpreting physician, which will count towards meeting the physician interpretive requirements for MQSA qualification and certification maintenance.

Extremely helpful to have so many unknown cases, with so many different appearances and types of cancers, and with immediate feedback!!! Great learning tool!!! Thank you for all the hard work to put this together.

- Constance Gerassimakis

This is the best hands-on learning experience out there!

- Richard Wertz

Best course ever! Great opportunity to work with the experts on a one-to-one basis who were all really friendly.

- Samson Wong