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Breast Imaging Boot Camp with Tomosynthesis

Earn up to 30.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 25 SAM Credits
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January 20 - 22, 2022 | April 21 - 23, 2022 | June 9 - 11, 2022

Breast Imaging Boot Camp

Earn up to 30.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 25 SAM Credits

This course, led by Michael Linver, MD, FACR, Christopher Comstock, MD, FACR, and David Schacht, MD, MPH, is designed to provide practicing radiologists with intensive, hands-on experience in breast imaging. Throughout the three-day program, participants will develop their interpretive expertise in the evaluation of mammography studies through hands-on interpretation of over 240 digital screening, diagnostic mammograms and digital breast tomosynthesis cases at their own individual workstation. Participants will enhance their perceptive skills with direct assistance from a panel of expert radiologists. 

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 under MQSA

  • This course meets the eight hours of initial training in breast tomosynthesis as required by the FDA

Workstations: Hologic

Course Materials
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Program and Learning Objectives


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

What Your Colleagues Are Saying


– 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.

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

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

Certificate


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.
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Accreditation Statement: The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification American Board of Radiology:  This activity meets the ABR's criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR's Maintenance of Certification program.  Participation in this activity and successful completion of the corresponding evaluation component enables participants to earn up to a maximum of 25 SAM credits.  

Maintenance of Certification Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:  Through an agreement between the American College of Radiology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, MOC Program Participants may record self-assessment programs or simulation activities developed and accredited by the American College of Radiology in Section 3 of the Royal College's MOC Program.  

This activity is supported by educational, in-kind donations of Breast Imaging on-site computer software applications provided by Hologic.

For questions about the accreditation of this activity, please contact info@acr.org.

6:00 p.m.

Workstation Refresher Session

7:30 p.m.

ACR Education Center Closes

7:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Mammography Viewing & Interpretation: BI-RADS®

9:00 a.m.

ACR Case Engine Introduction

9:15 a.m.

Supervised Case Review

10:00 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Case Review: First 25 Cases

11:00 a.m.

How and Where to Find Breast Cancer

11:30 a.m.

Supervised Case Review

Noon

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

2:15 p.m.

Asymmetries and Architectural Distortion

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

Lesion Location-Triangulation

3:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

4:30 p.m.

Mammographic Calcifications

5:00 p.m.

Case Review: Faculty “How I Do It”

5:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

6:00 p.m.

Optional Time for Self-Review of Cases

8:00 p.m.

ACR Education Center Closes

7:00 a.m.

Optional Time for Self-Review of Cases

8:00 a.m.

Tomosynthesis Fundamental Techniques and Basic Reading Protocol

8:45 a.m.

Supervised Case Review: Tomosynthesis

10:00 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Supervised Case Review: Tomosynthesis

11:15 a.m.

Tomo Clinical Implementation and Read Out

Noon

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review: Tomosynthesis

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

Supervised Case Review: Tomosynthesis

4:00 p.m.

Overview Breast Ultrasound

5:30 p.m.

Break

6:00 p.m.

Optional Time for Self-Review of Cases

8:00 p.m.

ACR Education Center Closes

7:00 a.m.

Optional Time For Self-Review of Cases

8:00 a.m.

Breast Density and Screening Ultrasound

8:45 a.m.

The Screening Mammography Controversy:  The Real Facts

9:30 a.m.

Supervised Case Review

Noon

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

4:00 p.m.

Course Concludes

Course Directors


Christopher Comstock, MD, FACR

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Attending Radiologist
Director, Breast Imaging, Postgraduate Training and Education

Michael Linver, MD, FACR

Director of Mammography Emeritus

X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, PC

Clinical Professor of Radiology

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Director of Mammography

David Schacht, MD, MPH

University of Chicago
Associate Professor of Radiology
Section Chief, Breast Imaging
Assistant Program Director, Radiology Residency

Location

Date

Registration

Reston, VA January 20 - 22, 2022 Register
Reston, VA April 21 - 23, 2022 Register
Reston, VA June 9 - 11, 2022 Register
For additional information in planning your visit to Reston, please read our hotel and travel brochure.