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Breast Imaging Boot Camp with Tomosynthesis

Earn up to 30.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


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September 25 - 27, 2024 | November 13 - 15, 2024 |

Breast Imaging Boot Camp

Earn up to 30.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

The Breast Imaging Boot Camp will be held in Sydney, Australia, August 16-18, 2024.  Click here for details.

This course 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.

Course Materials
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If you have completed or are registered for an upcoming Breast Imaging Boot Camp course, access the course materials. 

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.

Accreditation Information


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.

Accredited CME Activity that includes Evaluation of the Learner with Feedback: This activity includes evaluation of the learner with feedback for American Board of Radiology diplomates not completing their OLA annual progress requirement.

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. 

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

7:00 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast and Workstation Introduction

8:00 a.m.

Mammography Viewing & Interpretation: BI-RADS®

9:00 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.

Lesion Location - Triangulation

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 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.

Asymmetries and Architectural Distortion

8:30 a.m.

Supervised Case Review

10:00 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Tomosynthesis:  Why We Do It and How It Works

11:00 a.m.

Supervised Case Review:  Tomosynthesis

Noon

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review: Tomosynthesis

2:00 p.m. Tomosynthesis: Clinical Implementation of Screening, Diagnosis and Biopsy

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

Supervised Case Review: Tomosynthesis

5:00 p.m.

Overview Breast Ultrasound - Diagnosis and Procedures

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

8:30 a.m.

Part 1:  Stereotactic

Part 2: Ultrasound Guided Biopsy

9:15 a.m.

Supervised Case Review

Noon

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

Optional Time For Self-Review of Cases

4:00 p.m.

Course Concludes

Course Co-Directors


David Schacht, MD, MPH

Northwestern Memorial Hospital


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

Michael Linver, MD, FACR

University of New Mexico School of Medicine


Director of Mammography Emeritus
X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, PC
Clinical Professor of Radiology

Faculty - September 2024 Course

Headshot Dr. Destounis

Stamatia Destounis, MD

University of Rochester

Carol Lee, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Jessica Leung, MD

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Michael Linver, MD

Director of Mammography Emeritus

X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, PC


Location

Date

Registration

Reston, VA September 25 - 27, 2024 Register
Reston, VA November 13 - 15, 2024 Register

Americans with Disabilities Act


The ACR encourages the participation of all people. Individuals requiring auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact our Meeting Services team at meetingservices@acr.org.

Hotel


For each course, ACR works diligently to reserve the accommodations we need for our attendees. The hotel we choose is a safe, reputable, and centrally located property. The rates at the hotel are negotiated on behalf of attendees to be lower, more equitable, and more predictable over time than the regular rates offered to the public.

**SEE BELOW FOR DIRECT RESERVATION BOOKING LINK. IF YOU PREFER TO BOOK BY PHONE, PLEASE CALL 1-800-627-7468 AND REFERENCE THE MINI CODE FOR YOUR COURSE.**

Westin Reston Heights
11750 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191

Room Rate: $119 - $159/night for single/double + taxes and fees 

Reservation deadline: Fourteen (14) days prior to each course.

Deposit: First room night deposit or guarantee with a major credit card.

Cancellation: Please notify the hotel at least 24 hours before arrival.

Rooms are available at the rates listed on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations made after the reservation deadline for each course will be accepted on a space-available basis.

If you have trouble receiving the ACR Education Center rate using the link, please contact ACR Meeting Services at meetingservices@acr.org.

 

Location

Date

Reservation Link

Mini Hotel Code

Reston, VA September 25 - 27, 2024 Book Hotel  BC9
Reston, VA November 13 - 15, 2024 Book Hotel  BCN

Air Transportation


The Westin Reston Heights is located just 10 minutes from Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is approximately 40 minutes from the hotel.

If you need assistance booking your flight, please contact Corporate Travel Planners (CTP Travel) at 1.888.317.7814. A travel agency fee will apply to all reservations.

Ground Transportation


The new Silver Line Metro Station at Wiehle-Reston East is just a few minutes from the ACR Education Center and connects Reston to Tysons Corner, Washington, DC, and the greater DC metro area.

Complimentary daily shuttle bus service will be provided between the Westin Reston Heights and the ACR Education Center for all registrants.

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Depart ACR Ed Center

Arrive Westin

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