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Chicago International Breast Course and
The Society for the Advancement of Women's Imaging

Institute for Advanced Medical Education

The Chicago International Breast Course and The Society for the Advancement of Women's Imaging program is designed to provide radiologists and other breast and women's imaging health care professionals with advances in the detection, diagnosis, management and treatment of breast cancer and benign breast abnormalities. Focus will be on the impact of new technological advances and interventional procedures.

CREDITS Earn up to 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
CE RELEASE March 1, 2013
CE EXPIRE March 1, 2016
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Topics & Speakers

  • Changes in BI-RADS 5th and Why
    Edward A. Sickles, MD
  • Analyzing and Managing Calcifications with
    BI-RADS with ARS
    Stephen A. Feig, MD, FACR
  • BI-RADS for Ultrasound with ARS
    Ellen B. Mendelson, MD, FACR
  • BI-RADS for MRI with ARS
    Gillian Newstead, MD
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Breast and Axilla:
    MR-B Mammography, Ultrasound, and MRI
    A. Thomas Stavros, MD
  • Multimodality Screening
    Stephen A. Feig, MD, FACR
  • Using Appropriateness Criteria to Design Workups
  • Round Table Discussion: Workups and Workflow:
    Too Much, Too Little or Just Right
    Lawrence W. Bassett, MD, FACR
  • Biopsy of MR Detected Abnormalities:
    MRI-Guidance, IR-B Stereotactic Guidance
    or Second Look Ultrasound
    Gillian Newstead, MD
  • Breast MRI: A Difficult Childhood
  • Breast MRI: Variations in Technique
    and Interpretation
    Werner A. Kaiser, MD
  • Digital Tomosynthesis: How We Can Use It
    In Clinical Practice
    Stamatia Destounis MD, FACR
  • Breast MRI In The Future: Current Research
    Gillian Newstead, MD
  • Breast Specific Gamma-Imaging:
    Dose & Clinical Utilization
    Marcela Bohm-Velez, MD
  • Approaches To Automated Ultrasound
    Jack Jellins, PhD, Hon MD, FAIUM
  • Supine Automated Ultrasound: Clinical Experience
    Ellen B. Mendelson, MD, FACR
  • Elastography (Strain and ShearWave):
    Necessary in Ultrasound Assessment of Masses?
    A. Thomas Stavros, MD

  • Diagnosis and Management of High Risk Lesions:
    MR-B, IR-B Mammography, Ultrasound, and MRI
    Cecilia L. Mercado, MD
  • Non-Calcified DCIS
  • PANEL Discussion: Controversies in Managing
    High Risk Lesions with ARS
    Lilian Wang, MD
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Imaging Characteristics
  • Inflammatory Breast Lesions
    Wei Yang, MD
  • Pathology and Molecular Biology of Familial
    Breast Cancer
    Kalliopi P. Siziopikou, MD, PhD
  • Breast Conservation 2012: What Has Changed
    Since NSABP B-06
    Kevin P. Bethke, MD

  • Review of MRI Workshop Cases with ARS
    Gillian Newstead, MD
  • Literacy in Epidemiology and Statistics
    Pari Pandharipande, MD, MPH
  • Benchmarks and Pay-for-Performance
    Stephen A. Feig, MD, FACR
  • ACR: Excellence, Accreditation, and Compliance
    Pamela A. Wilcox - RN, MBA
  • Economics of Women’s Imaging
    Ruth Carlos, MD
  • Appropriateness Criteria and Decision Support Tools
    Susanna Lee, MD, PhD
  • Women’s Imaging: High Ticket Lawsuits
    Robert A. Schmidt, MD
  • Pearls and Pitfalls in Characterization of Pelvic Masses
    Amy Thurmond, MD
  • Advances in Gynecologic Imaging: Combining
    Morphology and Function
    Revised FIGO Staging of Uterine Malignancies:
    Implications for MR Imaging
    Evis Sala MD, PhD
  • Update on Ovarian Cancer Screening
    Pari Pandharipande, MD, MPH
  • Update on PET CT and Gynecologic Imaging
    Susanna Lee, MD, PhD
  • New Techniques In Radiation Oncology for
    Gynecologic Malignancy
    Nina A. Mayr, MD, FASTRO
  • Update on Uterine Artery Embolization
    Susan M. Ascher, MD
  • Osteoporosis Evaluation And Treatment
    Donald Bachman, MD

  • Sonohysterography: Technical Pointers and
    Practical Value
  • Imaging of Contraceptive Devices
    Anna S. Lev-Toaff, MD
  • Fallopian Tube Recanalization and Permanent
    Tubal Sterilization
    Amy Thurmond, MD
  • Infertility
    Marcia C. Javitt, MD, FACR
  • Vaginal Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
    Jade Wong-You-Cheong, MD
  • Postpartum Complications Including RPOC
    Teresita L. Anguaco, MD, FACR
  • Fetal Therapy (Including Exit Procedure)
  • Imaging of Abnormal Placentation
    Manjiri Dighe, MD
  • Transperineal Sonography of the Pelvic Floor
    Arthur Fleischer, MD
  • Imaging Evaluation Before and After Gastric Bypass
    Jade Wong-You-Cheong, MD



Ellen B. Mendelson, MD, FACR
Professor of Radiology
Lee F. Rogers Professor of Radiology in Medical Education
Section Chief, Breast and Women’s Imaging
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
Marcia C. Javitt, MD, FACR
Section Editor for Women’s Imaging
American Journal of Roentgenology
Professor of Radiology
Uniformed Services University
of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD

Teresita L. Anguaco, MD, FACRProfessor of Radiology,
Obstetrics and Gynecology; Director, Division of Imaging,
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Susan M. Ascher, MD – Professor and Co-Chief at the
Georgetown University Hospital Division of
Abdominal Imaging, Washington, DC

Donald Bachman, MD – Metrowest Medical Center,
Framingham and Natick, MA, Asst Clinical Prof Radiology
Tufts University, Instructor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Lawrence W. Bassett, MD, FACR – Iris Cantor Professor of
Breast Imaging, Section Chief, Breast Imaging, Vice Chair for
Academic Affairs, Director, Breast Imaging Fellowship
Program, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Kevin P. Bethke, MD – Assistant Professor of Clinical
Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Marcela Böhm-Vélez, MD – Weinstein Imaging Associates,
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA

Ruth Carlos, MD – Department of Radiology,
University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI

Stamatia Destounis MD, FACR – Elizabeth Wende Breast
Care, LLC, Clinical Associate Professor, University of
Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY

Manjiri Dighe, MD – Assistant Professor at University of
Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Stephen A. Feig, MD, FACR – Director of Breast Imaging,
UCI Medical Center, Professor of Radiology, Fong and Jean
Tsai Professor of Women’s Imaging, University of California
Irvine School of Medicine, Orange, CA

Arthur Fleischer, MD – Professor of Radiology and Obstetrics
and Gynecology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Jack Jellins, PhD, Hon MD, FAIUM – Founding President,
International Breast Ultrasound School (IBUS),
Sydney, Australia

Werner A. Kaiser, MD – Professor and Chairman, Institute
of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (IDIR),
Friedrich-Schiller University,Jena, Germany

Susanna Lee, MD, PhD – Assistant Professor of Radiology,
Harvard Medical School, Chief of Women’s Imaging,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Anna S. Lev-Toaff, MD – Professor of Radiology;
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Nina A. Mayr, MD, FASTRO – Professor, Department of
Radiation Oncology, Ohio State University, James Cancer
Hospital, Columbus, OH

Cecilia L. Mercado, MD – Assistant Professor of Radiology,
Associate Director Residency Program, NYU Langone
Medical Center, New York, NY

Gillian Newstead, MD – Senior Research Professor,
Department of Radiology, University of Chicago Medical
Center, Chicago, IL

Pari Pandharipande, MD, MPH – Assistant Professor of
Radiology, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Radiologist,
Abdominal Imaging, Senior Scientist, MGH Institute for
Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital,
Boston, MA

Evis Sala MD, PhD – Lecturer/Honorary Consultant
Radiologist, Department of Radiology, University of
Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Robert A. Schmidt, MD – Professor of Radiology (retired),
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Edward A. Sickles, MD – Professor Emeritus, Department
of Radiology, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Kalliopi P. Siziopikou, MD, PhD – Professor of Pathology,
Director of Breast Pathology, Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive
Cancer Center, Chicago, IL

A. Thomas Stavros, MD – Breast Ultrasound, Department of Radiology, Sutter Pacific, Womens Health Center, Santa Rosa, CA

Amy Thurmond, MD – Women’s Imaging and Intervention
at Siker Medical, Portland, OR

Lilian Wang, MD – Assistant Professor of Radiology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Pamela A. Wilcox, RN, MBA – Assistant Executive Director,
Quality & Safety, American College of Radiology, Reston, VA

Jade Wong-You-Cheong, MD – Professor of Diagnostic
Radiology, Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology, Director
of Ultrasound and Genitourinary Radiology, University of
Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Wei Yang, MD – Professor and Vice Chair, Chief, Breast
Imaging Section, Department of Diagnostic Radiology,
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center,
Houston, TX


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Correlate MRI, mammography, and ultrasound findings
  • Assess benign and malignant breast lesions using the ACR BI-RADS® for mammography, US, and MRI
  • Integrate breast MRI into their practices
  • Recognize indications for and selection of appropriate percutaneous image-guided breast interventional procedures
  • Utilize devices for MRI-guided and other image-guided procedures
  • Explain the role of automated breast ultrasound
  • Establish concordance of histopathology with imaging findings
  • Describe the management of high-risk breast lesions and how imaging influences selection of surgical procedures
  • Apply basic physics to the various breast imaging modalities
  • Recognize radiation doses of common X-ray examinations including mammography, PET, nuclear medicine,
    and high-resolution CT scans
  • Optimize new applications of digital mammography, CAD, US, MRI, Sestamibi, and PET
  • Describe efficient workflow for digital mammography
  • Review connectivity issues involving PACS and other archiving systems
  • Identify the role of CAD in breast imaging modalities - mammography, US, and MRI
  • Describe the role of imaging in the diagnosis and screening of ovarian cancer
  • Recognize US and MR findings in benign and malignant pelvic abnormalities in women
  • Identify osteoporosis, its causes and treatments
  • Understand the mechanics of tomosynthesis and how this modality can resolve the superimposition of tissue of FFDM
  • Describe the reasons that tomosynthesis can reduce false positive mammography interpretations
  • Describe the various methods by which supplemental whole breast screening ultrasound can be performed
  • Understand imaging triage and work up of infertility, and complications of pregnancy



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Institute for Advanced Medical Education and the Society for the Advancement of Women's Imaging. The Institute for Advanced Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Institute for Advanced Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity included modality-specific credits as follows: Digital Mammography 6.45, Breast MRI 9.5, Breast Ultrasound 8.0, Breast Interventional Radiology 4.0, Tomosynthesis 0.5, Non-Breast CT 3.5, Non-Breast US 5.5., Non-Breast MRI 4.0, Non-Breast NM 2.0, Non-Breast IR 1.0, and Non-Breast FLU 0.5.

Date of Original Release: March 1 2013
Date Credits Expire: March 1, 2016