Screening Course Description

This hands-on mammography screening course teaches how to find breast cancer in its early stages and how to minimize call-back rates without missing cancers.

  • Hands-on Screening CourseThe attendees will read 240 full-field digital mammography cases in 6 reading sessions spread out during the 3-day course under expert physician guidance.
  • The full-field digital mammography images will be displayed on high quality viewing stations.
  • Normals will be mixed with proven abnormal cases.
  • Reading will take place at high resolution work stations.
  • Every case (normals and abnormals) will be discussed with the Faculty at the end of each reading session, including description of further workup of all abnormalities using mammographic workup, hand-held and 3D automated ultrasound, breast MRI and interventional methods correlated with large section histology.
  • The course will also guide in the preoperative workup /differential diagnosis of breast diseases using the multimodality approach.
  • During the course the attendees will progressively improve their interpretive expertise, as they learn the full spectrum of normal breast images, with all finding explained with the help of 3-dimensional histology images.
  • These skills will lead to fewer call-backs and greater confidence in reading large number of mammograms.
  • Special emphasis will be placed on finding early phase breast cancers.

Attendees will receive a unique present - a PDF copy of Dr. Tabar's PowerPoint presentation of each positive case, including full explanation, mammographic workup/hand-held US, 3D automated US images and breast MRI with large section histologic confirmation.

To view photographs taken during the screening course, click HERE


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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