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A few testimonials:

“Excellent Conference”
Gregg Schubach, MD 


“This was a very comprehensive conference with practical clinical applications; a valuable experience for a breast surgeon. I would highly recommend it to my surgical community.”
Heiwon Chung, MD
Lehigh Valey Health Network
Allentown, PA

“Excellent, Excellent course. Dr. Brenner is a great teacher. Almost every sentence was a valuable ‘pearl.'”
Paul Singer, MD

Glen Rock, PA

“Very educational”
Jenene Perri RDMS,



May 11, 2017
7:30-8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast
SESSION 1: Conventional Imaging: New Perspectives to Improve Interpretation
8:00-10:00 Breast Anatomy, Pathology, and Imaging Correlates: Why Things Look the Way They Do (Interactive)
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break and Exhibits
10:15-10:45 Sentinel Lymph Node Analysis and Its Place in Imaging Strategies
10:45-12:00 Evaluation of One and Two View Breast Asymmetries: Simplified and More Validated Approaches
12:00-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-3:00 Evaluation of Breast Masses and Calcifications
3:15-3:30 Coffee Break and Exhibits
SESSION 2: Surveillance
3:30-4:30 Imaging Surveillance (Mammography, Sonography, MRI): Rationale, Approach, Outcomes
4:30-5:30 Questions and Answers


May 12, 2017
7:30-8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast
SESSION 3: Breast Density and MRI: Current Status, Future Directions
8:00-10:15 Breast MRI: Part I. Silicone and Tumor Studies: General Principles and Indications
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break and Exhibits
10:30-12:00 Breast MRI: Part II: Tumor Studies, Pitfalls, Strategies, Outcomes, Relationship to Other Physiologic Imaging
12:00-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-3:00 Breast Density Evaluation: Issues of Risk and Analysis of Supplementary Screening Options
(Tomo, MBI, Ultrasound, MRI, Others)
3:00-3:15 Coffee Break and Exhibits
SESSION 4: Intervention
3:15-4:15 Biopsy Techniques: Stereotactic, Ultrasound, MRI, Needle Localization: Practical Tips
4:15-5:15 Controversies in Management of Percutaneous Biopsies
5:15-5:30 Questions and Answers


May 13, 2017
7:30-8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast
SESSION 5: Medical/Legal Issues
8:00-10:30 Medical Legal Issues for the Radiologist and Facility: Avoiding False Negatives and Miscommunication
10:30-11:00 Questions and Answers
11:00 Course Adjournes



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.




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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.

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CME Science has negotiated a special discount with Super Shuttle and Execucar for a 10% discount. The group code (discount code) to use when making reservations is 7HYFJ.  The reservations can booked on-line at


Accreditation and CME Certificates


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. (Reference #CMED100414-1952).

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 take the post-course quiz and print out your own SAMs certificate.

Technologists 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: Email:

Technologists – all courses: Email:

Registration Details



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


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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.

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