Stereotactic breast biopsy is used to obtain pathologic information
from mammographic areas of suspicion. When a mass,
microcalcifications, or area of abnormal tissue change exist;
stereotactic breast biopsy offers a minimally invasive alternative
to open surgical biopsy often before a mass develops.
offers the attendee the opportunity to learn the basics, as well as
the tricks of the trade, from experienced instructors with
multi-vendor competence. MTMI and our instructors are excited and
willing to share this knowledge to help bridge the gaps in training
so that intelligent performance becomes your daily mode of
operation. Supervised simulation and hands-on training with
phantoms, live-models, and biopsy devices make this course
Critical thinking becomes possible once
attendees develop an understanding of why and how these procedures
are done rather than "this is how we have always done it". In
addition to covering quality assurance and patient documentation,
the two day course reviews the ACR accreditation requirements and
fulfills the credits required for accreditation.
At the completion of this course,
participants will be able to:
- Explain when stereotactic biopsy is preferred over other biopsy options.
- Identify vendors and recognize the products currently available.
- Discuss complete patient workup prior
to the procedure.
- Position a patient properly for
- Demonstrate how to properly target a lesion.
- Formulate problem solving skills when faced with difficult situation scenarios.
- Simulate biopsy procedures start to finish
to include room setup, tray setup, infection control and biopsy device setup through execution of phantom sample.
- Discuss the importance of QA and ACR requirements.
Locations & Dates
- Judy Chavez, RT(R)(M)(BS)
- Jeanne Koshick, BA, RT(R)(M), CDT
- Angie Thompson, RT(R)(M)
Who Should Attend
This course is useful for professionals involved in women’s imaging services including radiologic technologists, mammographers, sonographers,
breast biopsy coordinators, breast health clinicians, nurses and medical imaging managers.
This course provides 13.75 Category A credits approved by the ARRT. A certificate of attendance will be provided for each individual upon
completion of the course. Attendees must attend the entire course to receive credit. Credit from various licensure states has also been
These credits apply towards
your MQSA requirements.
Day 1 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (lunch on your own)
Introduction and History of Breast Cancer
Biopsy Options (multiple vendors)
Patient Selection and Medical Terminology
- Vacuum Assisted Core Devices:
- Tru-Cut Needles
Stereotactic Biopsy Systems
- Prone Stereo BX Systems
- Upright Stereo BX Systems
Principles of Stereotaxis
Stereotactic Biopsy Patient Positioning
Sterile Technique and Room Setup
Steps for the Stereotactic Biopsy
ACR Stereotactic Accreditation
Questions and Introduction to Workshops and On-Site Training
Day 2 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (lunch on your own)
Hands-on US/BX with Phantom
Hands-on Demonstration - Phantom on Stereotactic Table
Hands-on Demonstration - Positioning with Live Model
NOTE: MTMI has partnered with facilities that use Fisher and Hologic Stereotactic Prone tables.
*Schedule is subject to change.
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