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A few testimonials:

“This comprehensive course is driven by case examples supported by state-of-the-art literature reviews and reference. It flows easily and logically from topic to topic, reinforcing fundamental aspects of practical breast imaging while offering special perspectives on pitfalls, efficient patient management, and future implications of new technology and artificial intelligence. With so much to absorb, I will attend again.”
Priti Srivastava, M.D.
Section chief of Breast Imaging
TPMG Fresno

“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, 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




Friday – August 14, 2020
7:30-8:00 AM Registration and Coffee/Tea Service
8:00-8:15 Introduction to Course
SESSION 1: Conventional Imaging: New Perspectives to Improve Interpretation
8:15-10:15 Breast Anatomy, Pathophysiology of Disease:
Why Things Look the Way They Do (Rad Path Correlation Interactive Discussion)
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:00 Sentinel Lymph Node: What the Radiologist Needs to Know
11:00-12:15 One and Two View Breast Asymmetries: Lesions Seen Only One Standard View-
Powerful Strategies in Problem Solving, Even in Era of Tomosynthesis
12:15-1:15 Lunch on Your Own
SESSION 2: Imaging Surveillance
1:15-2:30 Evaluation of Breast Masses and Calcifications; Old Topic, New Pearls and Strategies
2:30-3:45 Biopsy, Localization Techniques and Update
3:45-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-5:00 Controversies in Management of Percutaneous Biopsies-
Making Sense of Conflicting Data
5:00-6:00 Question and Answers on any Topic (Including Outside Course Curriculum)


Saturday – August 15, 2020
7:30-8:00 AM Registration and Coffee/Tea Service
SESSION 3: MRI Interpretation
8:00-10:00 Breast MRI: Part I. Silicone and Tumor Imaging
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break and Exhibits
10:15-12:00 Breast MRI: Part II: Tumor Imaging and MRI Controversies
12:00-1:00 Lunch on Your Own
SESSION 4: Breast Density Risk Assessment
1:00-2:20 Density as a Risk Factor and Supplementary Imaging Techniques:
Strengths and Weaknesses: Literature Review
2:20-3:00 Implementing Tomosynthesis: Issues Not Addressed at Other Courses
3:00-3:15 Coffee Break
3:15-4:30 Session 5: Medical Legal Issues
Preventable Causes of False Negatives and Overview of Legal Accountability
4:30-5:00 Issues in Reporting of Results
5:00-6:00 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 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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Classic Rooms

$270.00 per room per night (room only including wifi)

$300.00 per room per night (room, breakfast for one guest and in room wifi)

$330.00 per room per night (room, breakfast for two guests and in room wifi)

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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 Melbourne 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:

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


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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 (650) 440-4424.

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.


Special Needs or Accommodations

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 650-440-4424 or via email at