A few testimonials:

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

“Second time at the 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 every day.”
Martin Silbiger, MD
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




September 15th, 2018
7:15-7:45am Registration, Exhibits, and Continental Breakfast
7:45-8:00 Introduction to Course
SESSION 1: Conventional Imaging: New Perspectives to Improve Interpretation
8:00-10:00 Breast Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Imaging Correlates: Why Things Look the Way They Do (Interactive)
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break and Exhibits
10:15-10:45 Sentinel Node Analysis: What the Radiologist Needs to Know
10:45-12:15pm One and Two View Asymmetries Seen on Screening: Simpler, Smarter, Better Approaches (When Tomosynthesis Helps and When it Doesn’t)
12:15-1:30 Lunch Break (On Own)
1:30-3:00 Masses and Calcifications—Beyond Textbook Lectures; Gaining an Imaging Edge
3:00-3:15 Coffee Break and Exhibits
SESSION 2: Surveillance & Interventional Issues
3:15-4:00 Surveillance Imaging: Rationale and Data Review: When is it Okay, When is it Not Okay
4:00-5:15 Biopsy Techniques-Stereotactic, Ultrasound, MRI, Needle LOC: Avoiding Pitfalls and New Horizons
5:15-6:00pm Questions and Answers
September 16th, 2018
7:30-8:00am Registration, Exhibits, and Continental Breakfast
SESSION 3: Breast MRI Current Status, Future Directions
8:00-10:00 MRI: Silicone Images, Tumor Imaging Part I: Evolving Science and Criteria, Dispelling Myths
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break and Exhibits
10:15-12:15pm MRI Tumor Imaging Part II. Revisiting Indications and Controversies, What You Need to Know
12:15-1:30 Lunch Break (On Own)
SESSION 4: Breast Density and Tomosythesis: Risk Analysis and Supplementary Imaging
1:30-3:00 Breast Density: Risk Considerations and Review of Supplementary Imaging Strategies: Fact and Fiction, Critical Literature Review and Image Analysis
3:00-3:30 Implementation Issues in Tomosynthesis: Going Beyond What They Tell You at the 8 hour Qualifying Courses
3:30-3:45 Coffee Break and Exhibits
3:45-5:00 Controversies in Management of Percutaneous Biopsies: Making Sense of Conflicting Data
5:00-5:30pm Questions and Answers




Course Description


This course provides an integrated full discussion aimed at comprehending the basis and applications of breast imaging in five distinct sessions, using acase-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 diagnosis 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 Wyndham New Yorker Hotel


The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel is one of the most famous old hotels in New York. With New York’s hard-to-find affordability in Midtown Manhattan, the New Yorker is a convenient location across from Penn station and close to Times Square. Located on 8th Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan, come revel in the newly re-imagined setting of this historic hotel. Special rates beginning at $309.00/night plus tax for newly renovated Executive Queen Rooms with one queen bed and WAIVED facility fee (usually an additional $29/night on non-group bookings) (double rate an additional $20/per night) has been reserved for our conference participants. Larger rooms and suites and rooms with two beds are also available at discounted rates based on availability. To receive these special group rates, please make your reservation no later than August 15, 2018. Rooms at group rates have been reserved for attendees on a first-come, first served basis and may sell out before the cut-off date.
Please note that these rates do not reflect the following current taxes: (i) New York State hotel tax of 14.75%; (ii) the New York City occupancy tax, which is $2.00 per room nightly; and (iii) the New York City Convention Center tax of $1.50 per room nightly. All taxes are subject to change. Facility Fee waived for participants booking with the group, this includes: In-Room wireless internet, 24-Hour access to the Fitness Center, 24-Hour use of the Hotel’s Business Center, Complimentary local, long-distance and international calling.


Please ask reservations for availability and rates on suites. Additional charges apply for rooms with two beds and for more than one adult per room.

Don’t be disappointed by waiting too long; reserve your room ONLINE HERE or by contacting the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel toll-free at 1-866-800-3088, direct at 1-212-971-0101, by fax at 1-212-563-1476, or by email to reservations@nyhotel.com

Please identify yourself as a participant of the Radiology 2018 Course presented by CME Science group ID09186961ME.
For more information on The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, please visit their website www.newyorkerhotel.com.

New York Travel and Transportation

The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel is easily located just a five-minute walk from New York Penn Station for those arriving by train. Attendees arriving by plane will find LaGuardia Airport, JFK Airport and Newark Airport all offer easy access to Midtown Manhattan.

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

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 www.united.com or call 1-800-426-1122 and use Discount Code: ZZ3U644419. US and Canada flights are 2-5% off the 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 www.delta.com. 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.

For Alaska Airlines, reservations and ticketing are available via www.alaskaair.com. When booking online, select “Use a Discount Code”, enter in meeting code ECMZ619 when prompted. Reservations may also be made by calling Alaska Airlines directly at 800-252-7522. *Please note there is a $15 per person ticket fee for booking through the reservation number above.

For Hertz Rent-A-Car, Call 1-800-654-2240, reference Convention Number use code: 04K20009. To book online click HERE

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

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

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

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

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 17.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

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 for 8 SAM Credits.


The New York course has been approved for up to 17.0 ARRT Category A CE credits for those technologists attending the entire course.

CME Accreditation inquiries/Certificate Copies

Technologists – all courses:
Email: info@cmescience.com

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Program Manager: Reese Walters
304 Inverness Way South, Suite 100
Englewood, Colorado 80112
(720) 895-5357 – Direct
(303) 858-8848 – Fax




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


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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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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 info@cmescience.com