Breast Ultrasound with Tom Stavros is organized by World Class CME and will be held from Nov 07 - 10, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America.
Radiologists and radiology residents/ fellows, breast surgeons, sonographers, radiology technologists and advanced practitioners who desire to learn, in depth, how to use breast ultrasound in a clinical practice setting for diagnosis, screening, and staging of breast disease.
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 live activity for a maximum of 26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification
26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ - AMA credits can be used toward ABR MOC Part 2 requirements. 5.5 SAM Credits - SAM credits can be used toward ABR MOC Part 2 SA-CME requirements
Updated throughout for 2019, this well-received comprehensive course on breast ultrasound, with an emphasis on a new classification system on breast cancer, “non”- mass ultrasound findings, a look at causes of false negative BI-RADS 3 classifications, and new ways of classifying breast nodules that can help objectively assign BI-RADS 4 subcategories and improve ultrasound’s ability to serve as a biomarker. In addition to faculty panel discussions with audience participation, there will be numerous case presentations and time set aside for questions and answers.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Understand the differences in pre-test probabilities and guidelines for interpretation between diagnostic, supplemental screening, and MRI-directed indications for breast ultrasound and how that affects management and interpretation
• Select the most appropriate ultrasound equipment, machine settings, and scan techniques for better diagnostic evaluations
• Understand the anatomic and histopathologic basis for ultrasound appearances
• Correlate areas of clinical, mammographic, screening ultrasound, or MRI concern with ultrasound, and understand the anatomic and histopathologic basis for ultrasound appearances
• Identify both mass and non-mass sonographic findings that are suspicious for malignancy, how to use them in classifying breast masses and in staging breast cancers
• Understand a new way of classifying ultrasound features that can aid in more objectively using and achieving ACR PPV benchmarks for BI-RADS 4 subcategories and function better as biomarkers than prior methods of classification
• Identify the few truly suspicious complex cystic and solid masses that require biopsy and distinguish them from the myriad of non-simple breast cysts that are definitively benign
• Understand the roles of ultrasound and galactography in the diagnosis and guiding biopsy in patients presenting with nipple discharge
• Recognize the range of normal and abnormal appearances for breast implants
• Enhance ultrasound-guided breast biopsy and interventional skills