Emerging Technology in Breast Biopsy Efficiency

Stacy Smith-Foley, MD
Medical Director
The Breast Center at CARTI
Little Rock, AR

In this CME presentation, Dr. Smith-Foley will discuss how technology evolves in breast imaging, the ability to detect small early-stage cancers improves. The importance of making an accurate tissue diagnosis of these early cancers is essential for successful patient outcomes. Minimally invasive diagnostic biopsy procedures, such as fine-needle aspirations, core needle biopsies, and vacuum-assisted biopsies have replaced previous surgical/excisional methods. In this webinar, there will be a focus on stereotactic vacuum-assisted biopsies with real-time specimen imaging with collection and separation. Case examples will be reviewed to highlight these technologies working together to demonstrate improved workflow efficiencies.  

Upon completion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the benefits of incorporating real-time specimen radiography into the breast biopsy operatory
  • Understand how emerging technology and technique improves efficiency and accuracy when collecting core samples
  • Optimize pathology workflow using specimen radiography and interdisciplinary collaboration

Release Date: 5/8//2023
Expiration Date: 5/7/2026


Stacy Smith-Foleyl, MD
Speaker: Hologic, Inc., Myriad, Beekley Medical

All of the relevant financial relationships for this faculty have been mitigated by peer review completed by peers with no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

None of the other program directors/planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 


World Class CME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

World Class CME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists Credit has approved this activity as follows:

Reference No. Cat. Activity Title Start Date Expires Credit
NCZ02330018 A Emerging Technology in Breast Biopsy Efficiency 6/1/2023 7/1/2026 1

This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. A self-learning activity can be completed only once per biennium


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This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Hologic, Inc.

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