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Breast Biopsy: Stereotactic and Ultrasound Guidance
About this Course
Stereotactic and ultrasound breast biopsy are used to obtain pathologic information from mammographic areas of suspicion. When a mass, microcalcifications, or area of abnormal tissue change exist; stereotactic and ultrasound breast biopsy offers a minimally invasive alternative to open surgical biopsy often before a mass develops.
This course offers the attendee the opportunity to learn the basics, as well as the tricks of the trade, from experienced instructors with multi-vendor competence. 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 refreshingly unique.
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.
Attendees may take Day 1, Day 2 or Both Days of this course.
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At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Explain & provide an overview of biopsy options for detection of breast cancer.
- Discuss the differences in biopsy needles and stereo tables.
- Clarify the difference between polar and Cartesian coordinate systems.
- Describe the components of the stereo images and how they work together.
- Demonstrate the importance of needle position in correlation to the area of interest in stereotactic breast biopsy procedures.
- Formulate problem solving skills when faced with difficult scenarios in breast biopsy techniques.
- Demonstrate proper patient positioning for stereotactic biopsy procedures.
- Review the importance of QA and ACR requirements to help improve patient care and daily care of your center.
- Review breast ultrasound algorithm and terminology.
- Review ultrasound and mammographic correlation.
- Demonstrate how to use ultrasound equipment and minimally invasive techniques to accomplish ultrasound guidance breast biopsy procedures.
Day One - Stereotactic Emphasis
Day Two - Ultrasound Emphasis
This course is useful for professionals involved in women’s imaging services including radiologists, physicians, technologists, mammographers, sonographers, breast biopsy coordinators, breast health clinicians, nurses and medical imaging managers. A single day of the course may be purchased!
Terri-Ann Gizienski, MD
Dr. Gizienski is Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Director of Breast Imaging at UPMC-Passavant and UPMC Passavant Cranberry. Dr. Gizienski received her Masters of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. She received her medical degree from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and went on to complete residency training in radiology and a Mammography Fellowship at the University of Virginia.
Judy Chavez, RT(R)(M)(BS)RDMS
Judy is Supervisor of the Breast Procedure Suite at the Centrum Surgical Center in Denver, CO. She has worked for the Sally Jobe Breast Center and Radiology Imaging Associates for 30 years. Judy assists the Radiologists in all interventional breast procedures. She was at the Sally Jobe Breast Center when Dr. Steve Parker and Dr. William Jobe developed the minimally invasive breast biopsy technique in the late 1980’s. Judy has been involved with teaching breast biopsy procedures across the country since 1995. She enjoys sharing her experiences and teaching the tricks to the trade.
The Medical Technology Management Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical Technology Management Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
Category A/A+ CE credit is pending approval by the ASRT. An application for 8 hours of credit for radiologic technologists recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states has been filed.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP# 16205 for 8 contact hours.
|Physician, PA, NP | Both Days||$995.00||$945.00|
|Physician, PA, NP | Day 1||$549.00||$499.00|
|Physician, PA, NP | Day 2||$549.00||$499.00|
|Technologist | Both Days||$795.00||$745.00|
|Technologist | Day 1||$449.00||$399.00|
|Technologist | Day 2||$449.00||$399.00|