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UCSF Breast Imaging and Digital Mammography

UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

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UCSF Breast Imaging and Digital Mammography provides an overview and update on clinically relevant topics in diagnostic imaging of the breast including recent development in the subspecialty. A practical approach is emphasized in each series of lectures. This activity also provides a concentrated overview of the current status of, and recent clinical developments in full-field digital mammography for both breast imaging specialists and general radiologists. The application of digital mammographic techniques to breast cancer detection and diagnosis is emphasized.

This activity is designed for the clinical radiologist who specializes in breast imaging or who practices general diagnostic radiology including breast imaging. It is designed to help radiologists build their digital mammography practices on a firm foundation of knowledge.

This activity is now available on DVD and MP4 formats to fit your schedule and preparation preference.

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CREDITS Earn up to 23.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
CE RELEASE March 16, 2012
CE EXPIRE March 15, 2015
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Topics & Speakers

  • Breast MRI: Current Clinical Indications
  • Imaging Evaluation of Breast Symptoms
  • Imaging Assessment of Disease Extent
  • Multimodality Breast Imaging
    Jessica W.T. Leung, MD
  • Artifacts and Interpretive Pitfalls in Breast MRI
  • Frequently Asked Questions on MR Safety
    Bonnie N. Joe, MD, PhD
  • Controversies in Breast Imaging for
    Cancer Screening
  • Mammographic Findings Seen on Only One
    Standard View: Common Problem,
    Practical Solutions
  • False-Negative Mammography Interpretations
  • Mammographic Interpretation at the
    Digital Workstation: Challenging Cases
  • The New (5th) Edition of BIRADS: Update
    Edward A. Sickles, MD, FACR
  • Evaluation of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
    Dorota J. Wisner, MD, PhD
  • Radiology-Pathology Correlation
  • Breast MRI Interpretation and Biopsy
  • Imaging the Reconstructed Breasts
    Belinda Chang, MD
  • Breast MRI
  • High Risk Screening and Controversies
  • Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation
  • Appropriate Use of BIRADS 3
    Faculty Panel
  • Introduction to Digital Mammography Concepts
  • Digital Mammography Case Review - Parts 1 & 2
    Bonnie N. Joe, MD, PhD
  • Asymmetries and Architectural Distortion
  • Subtle Lesions at Digital Mammography
    Jessica W.T. Leung, MD
  • Managing the Transition to Digital Mammography
  • Computer-Aided Detection of Breast Lesions:
    A Clinical Perspective
  • Digital Mammography Clinical Trials
    Edward A. Sickles, MD, FACR
  • Breast Calcifications in the Digital Era
  • Stereotactic Core Biopsy
    Dorota J. Wisner, MD, PhD
  • Optimizing Digital Mammography Workflow
  • Challenges of Going Digital
    (PACS, IT, RIS Integrations)

    Faculty Panel



Course Director

Belinda Chang, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
UCSF School of Medicine

Guest Faculty

Jessica W.T. Leung, MD
Medical Director, Breast Health Center
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, California

UCSF Faculty

Bonnie N. Joe, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Chief, Women’s Imaging
Mt. Zion Medical Center

Edward A. Sickles, MD, FACR
Professor Emeritus of Radiology

Dorota J. Wisner, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology


Learning Objectives

After viewing this program, participants should be able to:
  • Implement the appropriate use of BIRADs
  • Follow a skillful and practical approach to performing and interpreting mammography, breast US, and breast MRI
  • Apply medicolegal issues pertaining to breast imaging
  • Apply the current status of digital mammography and results of clinical trials using full-field digital mammography
  • Describe practical approaches to the implementation of full-field digital mammography in a breast imaging practice
  • Improve practice in analyzing and interpreting  digital mammography cases



The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)  to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


UCSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 23.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

These credits include 4.5 Breast MR, 0.5 in Breast US, 1.5 in Stereotactic Guided Biopsy, and 9.0 in Digital Mammography.

Series Release: March 16, 2012
Series Expiration: March 15, 2015

CME credit is obtained upon successful completion of an activity post-test and evaluation, as well as payment of a $35 processing fee. CME Credit registration forms must be submitted prior to series expiration date.

Estimated Time to Complete

It is estimated that it should take the average learner 23.5 hours, including completion of the activity evaluation, to conclude the activity.