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A few testimonials:

“An Excellent Review- Very Worthwhile”
Dr. David O’Keeffe
Nanaimo, BC, Canada

“Second time at conference. Excellent summary and update. It is nice to have one lecturer so there is limited overlap of talking points. Very practical approaches to use everyday.”
Martin Silbiger
Quantum Radiology
Marietta GA

“One of the better Breast Imaging Conferences. Comprehensive & Practical, without Redundancy. Addresses all areas of a Breast Imaging Practice, and validates and rationalizes much of what we do.”
Frank Paolantonio, MD
Memorial Hospital, York, PA



Monday, July 17, 2017
7:00-7:30AM Registration, Check-In, Continental Breakfast
7:30-9:30 Breast Anatomy, Pathology, And Imaging Correlates: Why Things Look The Way They Do (Interactive)
9:30-10:00 Sentinal Lymph Node Analysis And Its Place In Imaging Strategies
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break
10:15-11:30 Evaluation Of One And Two View Breast Asymmetries: Simplified, More Validated Approaches: What’s Real And What’s Not ..Because Tomosynthesis Doesn’t Solve All The Problems
11:30-12:30 Imaging Surveillance: Mammography, Sonography, MRI: Rationale, Approach, Risk Management Issues


Tuesday, July 18, 2017
7:00-7:30AM Registration, Check-In, Continental Breakfast
7:30-9:15 Evaluation Of Masses And Calcifications: A Deductive Streamlined Approach
9:15-10:00 Breast MRI: Evaluation Of Silicone Implants And Introduction To Tumor Studies
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break
10:15-12:30 Breast MRI: Tumor Studies: Principles, Technique, Strategies, Pitfalls, Myths, Outcome


Wednesday, July 19, 2017
7:00-7:30AM Registration, Check-In, Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:30 Biopsy Techniques: Stereotactic, Ultrasound, MRI, Needle Localization: Practical Tips
8:30-9:45 Controversies In Management Of Percutaneous Biopsies
9:45-10:00 Coffee Break
10:00-12:00 Breast Density: Risk Evaluation And Analysis Of Supplementary Screening: Whole Breast Ultrasound, Tomosynthesis, Molecular Breast Imaging, MRI


Thursday, July 20, 2017
7:00-7:30AM Registration, Check-In, Continental Breakfast
7:30-10:00 Medical Legal Issues: General Principles, Avoiding False Negative Interpretations, Miscommunication, Risk Management For Physicians And Facilities
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break
10:15-12:00 Questions From Entire Course, Syllabus Review



Course Description


This course provides an integrated full discussion aimed at comprehending the basis and applications of breast imaging in five distinct sessions, using a case based approach supported by evidence-based literature review.

Session 1 will take the attendee through the histopathologic basis for benign and malignant breast disease with imaging correlates. Conventional topics with simplified and novel strategies are presented to both review and advance the practice of mammography and ultrasound.

Session 2 focuses on imaging diagnoses for which surveillance may be reasonable and will emphasize techniques and analytic parameters regarding intervention and tissue diagnosis.

Session 3 will address the critical issues of breast density risk assessment as well as perspectives on supplementary screening such as whole breast ultrasound and tomosynthesis.

Session 4 explores in depth both current and evolving concepts and strategies in MRI interpretation with review of literature and case based presentation.

Session 5 explores the issues of medical legal accountability in interpretation and communication as well as providing strategies to avoid liability.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Analyze the histopathologic basis for benign and malignant breast lesions
  • Analyze more robust and simplified methods of evaluating asymmetries commonly seen at screening and diagnostic settings
  • Assess criteria for imaging diagnoses of benign, probably benign, and suspicious imaging findings on mammography, ultrasound, MRI
  • Assess Criteria For Imaging Diagnoses And Need For Tissue Diagnosis Of Identified Breast Lesions
  • Determine suitability for nonpalpable lesions subject to imaging surveillance as opposed to biopsy
  • Analyze applications, techniques, and pitfalls of stereotactic, ultrasound, and MRI-guided biopsy
  • Evaluate the basis and evidence for recommending surgical excision of “high risk” lesions determined by percutaneous biopsy
  • Analyze current issues involved in breast density evaluation including risk and supplementary screening indications
  • Evaluate efficacy of supplementary screening and advanced screening techniques including whole breast ultrasound, tomosynthesis, MRI, and nuclear medicine imaging of the breast
  • Evaluate evidence based approaches to MRI lesion evaluation, and determine efficacy of different indications for use of breast MRI
  • Determine medical legal implications of different approaches to clinical breast imaging and communications and develop strategies toward risk reduction

Target Audience:

targets1. General radiologists and trainees interested in breast imaging
2. Radiology residents and fellows in training
3. Radiology technologists, nurses and radiology physician assistants
4. Breast surgeons
5. Allied health care professionals who desire to have an update on the state of current imaging as an aid to patient management for diseases of the breast.


The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows


The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows sits oceanfront on the finest stretch of shoreline on the sunny Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Located 23 miles north of the Kona International Airport, this resort features 30 oceanfront acres
and three miles of secluded shoreline. Mauna Lani’s tropical weather is an invitation to enjoy everything the island has to offer.

The Resort features two 18 hole courses, the championship Francis H. I’i Brown North and South and rated among the most beautiful resort courses in the world. The Mauna Lani Spa is a uniquely Hawaiian retreat ranked one of the “World’s Best Spas” by Travel & Leisure magazine. For more information on the resort, please visit their website,


The guestrooms and suites have a tropical ambiance and all rooms have spacious private lanais and many complimentary amenities. A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the following special rates: Garden View at $225.00, Ocean View at $249.00, Deluxe Ocean View at $299.00 and Deluxe Ocean Front at $399.00. All rates are per room per night, plus tax, Reduced daily Resort Fee of $10.00, and are for single or double occupancy; up to two more guests under age 18 are at no additional charge, additional guests aged 18 and over are $75.00 per night, per person, plus tax, and a mandatory porterage fee, the current rate is $12.00 per person plus 4.166% tax, which includes arrival and departure services. To receive these special rates please make your reservation no later than June 21, 2017. After June 21st, rooms at our discount rates cannot be guaranteed. Rooms are reserved on a first-come, first served basis, and may sell out before the cut-off date.

Don’t be disappointed by waiting too long: You can make your reservation online here, by phone contact the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel at 1-800-367-2323 or 1-808-885-6622, by email at, or by fax at 1-808- 885-1484. Be sure to identify yourself as a participant of this conference in order to receive these special rates.

For more information on the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, please visit their website at




Travel and Destination

The Mauna Lani is located 23 miles north of the Kona International Airport on the Big Island of Hawaii. Visit the hotel’s transportation webpage at for ground transportation help. Special meeting discounts on airfare and car rentals have been arranged for our attendees and their guests that you may find helpful to use.

Discounts on airfare and car rentals have been arranged for our conference registrants and their guests.

For United Airlines and United Express, and United Codeshare airlines (Lufthansa Airlines, All Nippon Airways), visit or call 1-800-426-1122 and use Z Code: ZWYZ & Agreement Code: 106440. US and Canada flights are 2-5% off discounted economy, business and first class, and 10% off full fare economy, business and first class. International flights are discounted by 5-10%.

For Delta Airlines, Reservations and ticketing are available via When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting code : NMP3U on the Search Flights page. Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328- 1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT. *Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.

For Hawaiian Airlines, log on to and enter the code “CMESCIENCE” for 5% off their published web fares.

For Hertz Rent-A-Car, Call 1-800-654-2240, reference Convention Number use code: 04K20008. To book on-line click HERE

For Avis, Call 1 (800) 331-1600, reference the course and use AWD code: J906925 To book on-line click HERE

For Budget, Call 1(800) 842-5628 reference the course and use BCD code: Uo11183. To book on-line click HERE

For Enterprise and National, Call 1 (800) RENT-A-CAR reference the course and use code: L23J799. To book online go to or

For Advantage Rent A Car; Call 1 (800)-777-5500, reference the course and use discount code CD03541309. To book online click HERE


Accreditation and CME Certificates

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and CME Science. PIM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

LAS VEGAS and HAWAII COURSES: Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Upon successfully completing the post-test and evaluation online, your certificate will be made available immediately.

18.0 of these hours are in Breast Imaging
(All 18.0 will count toward mammography hours)
2.00 of these hours are Stereotactic Biopsy
2.00 of these hours are Ultrasound Biopsy
2.00 of these hours are MRI biopsy
4.00 of these hours are MR
2.00 of these hours are Ultrasound
4.00 of these hours are Digital Mammography
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by PIM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Earn SAM Credit

Qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program.

“Breast Imaging from A to Z: How to Read Like (or Better Than!) the Experts” has been qualified by the American Board of Radiology for 8 SAM credits.

SAM credits are required for radiologists certified since 2002, and strongly suggested for all radiologists. Due to recent CMS negotiations with the American Board of Radiologist, EVEN radiologists with grandfathered lifetime certification are now encouraged to participate in the MOC process. Specifically, pay for performance incentives–that may evolve into penalties for noncompliance–are being linked to “being in the process of obtaining” MOC. You can contact the ABR for specifics.

As an attendee of the Breast Imaging from A to Z course, you are eligible to obtain 8 SAMS credits offered for this course. The process is very simple and will take only a few minutes to complete. At the course you will be given a website link to go to to take the post course quiz and print out your own SAMs certificate.


The Las Vegas course has been approved for up to 16.5 ARRT Category A CE credits for those technologists attending the entire course.

The New York course has been approved for up to 15.5 ARRT Category A CE credits for those technologists attending the entire course.

The Hawaii course has been approved for up to 16.5 ARRT Category A CE credits for those technologists attending the entire course.

CME Accreditation inquiries/Certificate Copies

Physicians – For courses held in 2013 and beyond, please contact:
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
367 Inverness Parkway, Suite 215
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: 720-895-5357
Fax: 303-858-8848
Reese Walters- Email:

Physicians – For the 2012 course only please contact:

Technologists – all courses:




Practicing Physician/Industry $1,195.00
Military/Retired/Scientist/VA $1,095.00
Resident/Fellow/Technologist/PA/Nurse $795.00


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If you would like to mail or fax in your registration, please download the conference brochure and use the registration form in the brochure. Checks should be made payable to CME Science and mailed/faxed to:

CME Science
3790 El Camino Real, Suite 2029
Palo Alto, CA 94306 USA
FAX: 650 887-2113

Registration Questions? – – Please call (855) 383-7116.

Note: Cancellations received in writing at least four weeks prior will receive a refund less a $100.00 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that time.


Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact our staff prior to the live event at 213 342-1263 or via email at