Breast MR

Earn up to 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

September 23 - 24, 2024 | November 18 - 19, 2024 |

Breast MR

Earn up to 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

This intensive, two-day educational course on breast MR interpretation features engaging lectures with esteemed faculty and hands-on, self-paced case reviews. On Day 2, faculty will lead a hands-on workshop on MRI-guided biopsy.  You’ll develop a practical approach to interpreting breast MR images for improved detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer and improve critical decision-making skills for both screening and diagnostic studies. You’ll also gain expertise in evaluating breast implants, and enhance your understanding of lymph node assessment, while exploring protocols and techniques to produce high-quality breast MR images, aligning with current standards.

Using a practical approach with hands-on experience provided via the proprietary ACR® Case Engine at a dedicated workstation, you’ll explore imaging interpretations for over 120 Breast MRI studies, covering conditions ranging from DCIS to post-neoadjuvant treatment response assessments. These case studies mirror real-life scenarios, enabling you to bridge theory with better practice. Faculty will outline their approach to cases and highlight fundamental concepts, emphasizing key insights and potential challenges. In addition, dedicated case interpretation sessions will provide an environment for you to refine your expertise and gain confidence in Breast MRI interpretation.

With a favorable faculty-to-learner ratio, our course promises a personalized learning experience. It facilitates in-depth discussions with faculty and peers, offering insights that extend beyond textbooks, further preparing you for real-world scenarios in breast imaging. Join us for an immersive educational experience that equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel.

Course Materials
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Program and Learning Objectives

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

  1. Assess the clinical role of breast MRI in patient selection and in improved detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer.
  2. Accurately and efficiently interpret and report on breast MRI exams in accordance with the ACR BI-RADS® MRI module.
  3. Describe evidence-based guidelines for breast MRI use in the screening and diagnostic settings.
  4. Understand the description of additional breast findings and axillary lymph node assessment in the setting of known malignancy.
  5. Evaluate for and describe implant integrity.
  6. Assess imaging protocols and techniques to produce high quality breast MRI images in keeping with current recommended standards.
  7. Describe the technique for MRI-guided biopsy.

What Your Colleagues Are Saying

– Love the format of the course with lectures and ton of cases to work through. Far and away the most productive CME I’ve done.

– The format utilized at the Education Center is, hands down, the most effective way to learn and far superior to standard review courses.

– Outstanding program! Very valuable training and experience. Definitely worth the cost.

– Great course! Good mix of real cases, lectures and access to experts. Far more fruitful than purely lecture-based CME courses. Would definitely return for another course topic in the future.

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 20.75 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

7:00 a.m.

Workstation Introduction

8:00 a.m.

Lecture:  A Practical Approach to Image Interpretation

9:00 a.m.

Supervised Case Review

10:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

Supervised Case Review

11:00 a.m.

Lecture:  Appropriate Use of BI-RADS Assessment Categories in Current Cancer Patients

11:30 a.m. Supervised Case Review



12:30 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

 1:00 p.m. Lecture:  Indications - Screening
 1:30 p.m. Supervised Case Review
 2:15 p.m. Lecture:  Indications - Diagnostics 

2:45 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

3:15 p.m. Lecture:  Implant Evaluation
3:30 p.m.  Supervised Case Review

4:30 p.m.

Lecture:  Evaluation and Management of Lymph Nodes

5:00 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

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

8:30 a.m.

Lecture:  MRI Guided Breast Biopsy

9:00 a.m.

Physician-Led Biopsy Demo 

11:30 a.m.

Supervised Case Review



12:30 p.m.

Self-Review of Cases

1:30 p.m.

Lecture: High Quality Protocols and Practice

 2:30 p.m. Supervised Case Review

2:45 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

Supervised Case Review

4:00 p.m.

Optional Time for Self-Review of Cases

5:00 p.m.

Course Concludes

Course Co-Directors

Roberta Strigel, MD, MS

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology

Lilian Wang, MD

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Associate Professor of Radiology (Breast Imaging)

Faculty for June 2024 Course

Wendy DeMartini, MD

Stanford University School of Medicine

Bonnie Joe, MD, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Carol Lee, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Lilian Wang, MD

Northwestern Memorial Hospital




Reston, VA September 23 - 24, 2024 Register
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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


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.


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.

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 Reston, VA  June 10 - 11, 2024  Book Hotel  BR6
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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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