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Outline

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course attendees will:

• Understand the differences in pre-test probabilities and guidelines for interpretation between diagnostic, supplemental screening, and MRI-directed indications for breast ultrasound

• Select the most appropriate ultrasound equipment, machine settings, and scan techniques for better diagnostic evaluations

• Identify and characterize areas of clinical, mammographic, screening ultrasound, or MRI concern using ultrasound, and to understand the anatomic and histopathologic basis for ultrasound appearances

• Identify sonographic findings that are suspicious for malignancy

• Classify most breast cysts that are not simple as benign

• Understand the role of ultrasound in diagnosis and guiding biopsy in patients presenting with nipple discharge

• Recognize the range of normal appearances for breast implants and the range of abnormal appearances of implants

• Enhance ultrasoundguided breast biopsy and interventional skills

• Utilize the new ductal versus lobular classification system of breast malignancies for better diagnosis, staging, and use as biomarkers

• Understand the appropriate role for supplemental bilateral whole breast ultrasound as well as other ancillary imaging modalities in women with negative but dense mammograms

• Improve detection and correct classification of small invasive breast cancers while
minimizing false positive ultrasound examinations

• Learn how to overcome the headwinds in establishing a supplemental whole breast
ultrasound program in women with dense breast

• Become familiar with a new functional imaging platform called Opto-acoustic Imaging.

• Understand the benefits of integrating this new technology into breast ultrasound, so that radiologist can significantly increase specificity when analyzing a mass, and potentially obviate the need for many breast biopsies.

Welcome Reception with the Faculty

Registrants and their guests are invited to the Welcome Reception to be held in the exhibit hall on Thursday, September 14th from 5-6 pm.

 

Course Materials and CME Certificate

You will receive a digital syllabus containing lecture abstracts and slides accompanied by a notebook with lecture objectives and notes pages. Your course evaluation and CME certificate

will be sent to the email you provide when registering.

Exhibits

Screening and diagnostic ultrasound equipment, biopsy device makers, imaging systems as well as national leaders in medical publishing, will be on site.

Meals

An expanded continental breakfast, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided daily in the exhibit hall.