Multimodality Course - Program Objectives

MULTIMODALITY DETECTION and DIAGNOSIS of BREAST DISEASES


Program Objectives:
  • How to find breast cancer in early stages
  • 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 should:
  • 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 diseases.
  • 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 breast diseases.
  • 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 

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Multimodality Detection and Diagnosis of Breast Diseases

This course teaches the implications of mammography, breast MRI, hand-held and 3-dimensional automated breast ultrasound as well as interventional methods as part of the interdisciplinary team work. The mammographic, ultrasound, breast MRI and large section histology images of a wide range of breast diseases will be explained didactically, using the latest presentation technology tools in a unique presentation format.

MEI provides training and teaching on all aspects of breast imaging using the multimodality approach: mammography, breast ultraosund, tomosynthesis, breast MRI. Internationally reknowned Faculty teaches each of the imaging modalities.


For more details about the Multimodality Course, click HERE.


 

Hands-on Screening Course Overview

MEI offers a newly-designed Hands-on Screening Course (3-day). This course fulfills the following MQSA and ACR accreditation requirements:  

  • Interpretation/multi-reading of at least 240 mammograms under direct supervision of a qualified interpreting physician.
  • Initial qualifications for Full Field Digital mammography (FFDM) under MQSA
  • Instruction in the interpretation of mammograms and education in basic breast anatomy, pathology, physiology.
For a detailed description of the Screening Course, click HERE.

Hands-on screening at high quality viewing stations.
Hands-on screening at high-quality viewing stations