Talking to Your Patients About Breast Cancer Screening

Use this FREE CME module to access and assess reliable screening and outcomes data, discern actual breast cancer screening risks vs benefits, and explain to patients when to be screened to avoid unnecessary death and treatment due to late or delayed breast cancer detection. Mobile enabled for learning at the point of care.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, referring clinician should be able to:

  • Summarize the differences between data derived from randomized, controlled trials, prospective studies, and modeling studies, and how data from each should be appropriately factored into breast cancer screening recommendations to patients.
  • Describe the risks and benefits associated with modern breast cancer screening techniques.
  • Explain methods used to convey accurate information to patients to promote informed shared decision-making regarding breast cancer screening.
  • Recognize the impact current racial, ethnic and regional disparities have on breast cancer screening trends.

Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR.


Target Audience

This activity is intended for referring physicians.



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ACR Disclosure Policy

The following planners and managers have no financial relationships to disclose:

  • Jay Baker, MD 
  • Kelly Biggs, MD
  • Diane Dunne
  • Shawn Farley
  • Nazish Khaliq
  • Alexis LaCount
  • Debra Monticciolo, MD
  • Dana Smetherman, MD

CME 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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete an activity evaluation and claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR at

CME Renewed 9/30/22 | CME Expires 9/30/25