Monday, June 25, 2018
SESSION 1: Conventional Imaging: New Perspectives to Improve Interpretation
9:00-11:00 Breast Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Imaging Correlates: Why Things Look the Way They Do (Interactive)
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break and Exhibits
11:15-11:45 Sentinel Node Analysis: What the Radiologist Needs to Know
11:45-1:15pm One and Two View Asymmetries Seen on Screening: Simpler, Smarter, Better Approaches (When Tomosynthesis Helps and When it Doesn’t)
1:15-2:30 Lunch Break (On Own)
2:30-4:00 Masses and Calcifications—Beyond Textbook Lectures; Gaining the Imaging Edge
4:00-4:15 Coffee Break & Exhibits
SESSION 2: Surveillance & Interventionall Issues
4:15-5:30 Surveillance and Image Guided Biopsy (Stereotactic, Ultrasound, MRI, Needle LOC): What to Choose, Why, Avoiding Pitfalls
5:30-6:30  Controversies in Management of Percutaneous Biopsy: Making Sense of Conflicting Data
6:30-7:00pm Questions and Answers
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
SESSION 3: Breast MRI Current Status, Future Directions
9:00-11:00 MRI: Silicone Images, Tumor Imaging Part I: Evolving Science and Criteria, Dispelling Myths
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break and Exhibits
11:15-1:15pm MRI Tumor Imaging Part II. Revisiting Iindications and Controversies, What You Need to Know
1:15-2:30 Lunch Break (On Own)
SESSION 4: Breast Density and Tomosythesis: Risk Analysis and Supplementary Imaging
2:30-3:45 Breast Density: Risk Considerations and Review of Supplementary Imaging: Fact and Fiction, Critical Literature Review and Image Analysis
3:45-4:15 Implementation Issues in Tomosynthesis: Going Beyond the 8 hour Qualifying Courses
4:15-4:30 Questions and Answers
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
SESSION 5: Medical Legal Perspectives on Breast Imaging Practice
9:00-11:30am Medical Legal Aspects of Breast Imaging and Reporting, Preventing False Negatives: Putting Breast Imaging in Perspective
11:30-12:00pm Questions and Answers



Course Description

Objectives 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 Westin Excelsior, Rome – The Legend of Rome

The Westin Excelsior is one of the cities most imposing palaces, rich in history and located on one of the most celebrated

and talked about streets of Rome, close to the main attractions in Rome: the legendary Via Veneto, nestled between the Spanish steps and the Borghese Gardens & Gallery.

Special contracted rates for single occupancy rooms are ‎€390 per night and double occupancy rooms are ‎€410 per night plus VAT, currently 10% and city tax Euro €7 per person, per night.
All rates include buffet breakfast.

To make your reservation, You can book your room ONLINE HERE by May 23rd, 2018. Don’t miss out on these special rates, they are available on a first come, first-served basis and may sell out before the cut off date. If rooms in the group block fill before the cut off, please go to to book at the prevailing rates.

For Grandluxe rooms, please contact the Hotel directly,
addressing your request to Francesca Auddino, Event Operations Supervisor,
(phone number: +39 06 4708 2784).

Rome and Italy Travel, Transportation and Tours

Known as the “magnificent white palace on Via Veneto”, The Westin Excelsior, Rome is nearby to Piazza di Spagna and the Vila Borghese gardens and is considered to be one of the world’s great classic hotels. Located on Via Veneto, the most well-known street in Rome, the Excelsior establishes a link between a brilliant past and a compelling present. Visit the hotel live webcam on Via Veneto.

Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) is Rome’s main airport and is is well-connected with the centre during the day by an express train. The express train between Fiumicino Airport and Stazione Termini (Rome’s main train station) takes about 30 minutes. If you have much luggage you will prefer to travel by taxi or private transfer (IDI Travel can arrange transfers for you).

Within Italy and nearby cities in Europe you may find traveling by train convenient.

Make the most of your visit to Rome and Italy: IDI Travel is at your service to arrange pre-trips, post-trips, transfers, private tours and guides. Contact Martina Pivato of Italian Dream Travel (IDI).

Email: | Tel. +390415936299 Fax +390415931232 | Website:

Recommended restaurants in Rome from IDI Travel

Discounts on airfare  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 Discount Code: ZZ3U644419. 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 NMQKE 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.


Accreditation and CME Certificates

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and CME Science.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

15.25 of these hours are in Breast Imaging
(All 15.25 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 SAM certificate.


This course is pending approval for up to 15.0 ARRT Category A CE credits for those technologists attending the entire course.

CME Accreditation inquiries/Certificate Copies

Physicians- please contact:
Reese Walters- Email:
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
367 Inverness Parkway, Suite 215
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: 720-895-5357
Fax: 303-858-8848

For a CME Credit Modality Breakdown, Please email,

Technologists – all courses:

Registration Details


Practicing Physician/Industry $1,295.00 USD
Military/Retired/Scientist/VA $1,195.00 USD
Resident/Fellow/Technologist/PA/Nurse $995.00 USD


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CME Science
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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