MULTIMODALITY DETECTION and
DIAGNOSIS of BREAST DISEASES
- How to find breast cancer in early
- How to differentiate normal from abnormal tissue
- How to increase sensitivity and specificity
- Differential diagnosis in depth of the findings
- Adjunctive diagnostic tools, interventional methods
Having participated in this course, the physician
- Be familiar with the varying appearance of a normal mammogram and how to
avoid unnecessary callbacks.
- Understand the subgroups of in situ and invasive breast cancer.
- Have competence in the differential diagnosis of breast diseases.
- Be able to guide the diagnostic workup using mammography, ultrasound and
perform needle biopsy.
- Be able to analyze the mammographic and ultrasound images and determine which
adjunctive methods will be most appropriate for each of the subgroups of breast
- Appreciate the importance of weekly tumor board meetings and cooperation
among radiologists, surgeons and pathologists.
- Understand the value and relationship of the main prognostic factors in order
to predict the outcome of the disease.
- The technologists having attended
the course should be proficient in mammographic technique and understand the
rationale of mammographic workup in order to be a valuable member of the
diagnostic team. This course is particularly recommended for technologists
already familiar with mammography.
ADDITIONAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES of
the EXTENDED MULTIMODALITY DETECTION and DIAGNOSIS of BREAST DISEASES
- Teach the clinical role of breast MRI in patient
selection and in improving the detection, diagnosis and treatment of
- Evaluate current guidelines regarding the indications
and for clinical role of regular surveillance of high risk women; staging
and response to treatment; application to practice when appropriate.
- Describe the current clinical roles of breast MRI,
review the image patterns of benign and
malignant diseases, correlate the findings with the underlying pathology.
- Analyze the recent technical advances in breast MRI,
including imaging protocols and techniques needed to produce high quality
breast MRI images; review the methods for optimizing MRI in keeping with the
current recommended standards