About this Program

Stereotactic and ultrasound breast biopsies are used to obtain pathologic information from mammographic areas of suspicion. When a mass, microcalcifications, or area of abnormal tissue change exists; 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 and 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 optimum performance becomes your daily mode of operation. Hands-on labs make this course refreshingly unique.

Critical thinking becomes possible once attendees understand 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 and ASBrS accreditation requirements and fulfills the credits required for accreditation.


Prone Units:Upright Units:

Lorad/Hologic unit

Fischer/Siemens MammoTest unit

GE unit

Hologic Selenia Affirm unit           

Bonus Opportunity

  • The first 12 physicians who register, will have the opportunity for in-person hands-on clinical training at their facility by a Mammotome application specialist.
  • On-site training will be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time.

~ These credits apply to your MQSA requirements. ~

Attendees may take Day 1, Day 2 or Both Days of this course.


Educational Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain and 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 , ACR and ASBrS  requirements to help improve patient care and daily maintenance 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 guided breast biopsy procedures
  • Discuss the importance of accurate tissue samples for the most precise diagnosis
  • Identify high quality tissue and why it leads to high quality diagnosis
  • Explain artifacts that can lead to inconclusive results














In-person and live webinar options

Eastern Daylight Time
Day One – Stereotactic Emphasis

7:30 amRegistration and Breakfast for Live Attendees & Log in to Webinar 
8:00 amIntroduction Alisa Sumkin, DO
8:05 amStereotactic biopsy: Understanding What to BiopsyAlisa Sumkin, DO
8:45 amPrinciples of Stereotactic AxisErin Jungknect
9:00 amInformal Discussion & Break
9:10 amStereotactic Biopsy Setup: Technologist PerspectiveErin Jungknect
9:20 amStereotactic Biopsy Setup: Physician PerspectiveAlisa Sumkin, DO
10:00 amInformal Discussion & Break 
10:05 amStereotactic and Tomosynthesis BiopsyAlisa Sumkin, DO
11:00 amLunch (Provided for Live Attendees) 
11:45 amStereotactic Tips and TricksErin Jungknect
12:00 amStereotactic TroubleshootingAlisa Sumkin, DO
1:00 pmInformal Discussion & Break 
1:05 pmACR AccreditationErin Jungknect
1:20 pmIntroduction to Breast LocalizationsAlisa Sumkin, DO
1:40 pmMammographic Localization: Technologist PerspectiveErin Jungknect
2:00 pmMammographic Localization: Physician PerspectiveAlisa Sumkin, DO
2:15 pmPathologyAlexis Bousomra, MD
2:45 pmInformal Discussion & Break  
 End of day for Webinar Attendees – 3:00 pm EDT 
3:00 pmHands-On Simulation with Phantoms and Stereo Table(Instructor Led)
3:30 pmHands-on Simulation with Positioning on Live Model(Instructor Led)
4:30 pmAdjourn for the Day (Live Attendees Only) 


Day Two – Ultrasound Emphasis


7:30 amRegistration for Live Attendees & Log in to Webinar 
8:00 amIntroduction to Practical Ultrasound PhysicsKaylyn Adamson
8:30 amUnderstanding Breast Ultrasound Kaylyn Adamson
9:00 amChoosing Imaging Modality & Biopsy DeviceAlisa Sumkin, DO
9:30 amInformal Discussion & Break 
9:45 amUltrasound Guided Biopsy TechniqueAlisa Sumkin, DO
10:15 amUltrasound Guided Localizations: Technologist PerspectiveKaylyn Adamson
10:35 am Ultrasound Guided Localizations: Physician PerspectiveAlisa Sumkin, DO
11:00 am Lunch (Provided for Live Attendees) 
12:00 pmBreast Cancer and Beyond the BiopsyJanette Gomez, DO
12:45 pm Breast Ultrasound AccreditationKaylyn Adamson
1:00 pmInformal Discussion & Break 
1:15 pmBreast Imaging AuditAlisa Sumkin, DO
1:30 pmInteresting CasesAlisa Sumkin, DO
 End of Day for Webinar Attendees – 2:15 pm EDT 
2:15 pmBeyond the Biopsy: A Hands-on Experience(Instructor Led)
2:45 pmHands-on Ultrasound with Phantom and Biopsy(Instructor Led)
4:30 pm Adjourn for Day (Live attendees only) 


Who should attend?

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!

Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Dr. Alisa Sumkin

Dr. Alisa Sumkin


Dr. Sumkin is a diagnostic radiologist who specializes in breast imaging. She currently works at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA. She completed her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She went on to complete a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Pittsburgh which was followed by a fellowship in Women’s Imaging, also at the University of Pittsburgh. She is passionate about patient care and education in addition to medical school and residency teaching.

Janette P. Gomez

Janette P. Gomez


Breast Surgical Oncology  
Director of AHN Breast Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program  
Allegheny Health Network 
Pittsburgh, PA  

Dr. Gomez is a fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist and the director of the high risk breast cancer program at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA.  She provides expert, compassionate care that is personalized for each patient's needs and is dedicated to improving the lives and outcomes of patients at high risk of developing breast cancer.  She is fellowship trained and has expertise in a comprehensive range of surgeries for patients with malignant and benign disease as well those at high risk of developing breast cancer, including breast-conserving surgery, nipple sparing mastectomy, resensation surgery and oncoplastic surgery. Dr. Gomez completed her general surgery residency at Inspira Health Network in Vineland, New Jersey. She then completed her breast surgical oncology fellowship at Allegheny Health Network where she chose to stay and is practicing today.  

Alex Bousamra


Alex Bousamra, M.D. is a Staff Pathologist with a focus on breast pathology at Alleghany Health Network, and Assistant Professor at Drexel University College of Medicine in Pittsburg, PA.  Dr. Bousamra graduated medical school at the American University of Beirut in 2007. He completed her Breast Pathology Fellowship (2015) and Surgical Pathology Fellowship (2014) at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Dr. Bousamra has many publications and presented lectures on breast pathology and breast cancer treatment.

Kaylyn Adamson

Kaylyn Adamson


Kaylyn has been a registered Ultrasound Technologist since 2015, and has been a dedicated breast ultrasound technologist since 2017. She attended ABUS training in 2020, and obtained her ARDMS breast boards in 2021. She currently works at the Breast Center at Allegheny General Hospital, alongside Dr. Sumkin.

Erin Jungknecht

Erin Jungknecht


Erin Has been in Diagnostic Radiology since 2007. She has been in breast imaging since 2009 Performing biopsies, ultrasound and DEXA scans. 


Accredited training programs


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 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

14 hours AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ if attending both days live, 10.25 credits if attending via webinar 7.0 hours AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ if attending day one live, 5.5 credits if attending via webinar 7.0 hours AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ if attending day two live, 4.75 credits if attending via webinar
ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides up to 16.75 credits hour(s) of Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists approved by ASRT and recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states.  Category A credit is also recognized for CE credit in Canada.  You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.  

This credit designation is for each day: 8.5 hours of ASRT credit for Day 1 in Cincinnati with hands-on. 8.25 hours of ASRT credit for Day 2 in Cincinnati with hands-on. 6.75 hours of ASRT credit for Day 1 via Live Webinar. 5.5 hours of ASRT credit for Day 2 via Live Webinar. Biennium CE Credits: up to 16.75 Structured Education / CQR Credits: up to 16
Nursing CBRN Credit Information

Nursing CBRN

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP# 17346 for 7 contact hours.

This credit designation is for each day.


Course location and hotels

Cincinnati, OH- June 07 & 08, 2024 

Marriott Cincinnati Northeast
9664 S. Mason Montgomery Road
Mason, OH 45040
Front Desk: 513-459-9800

Reservations: click here 
Make reservation by: 
Rate $160.00  + tax per night

The Marriott Cincinnati Northeast
does not offer airport shuttle service or shuttle service to
Mammotome which is 4 miles/10 mins from hotel.

CVG-Greater Cincinnati International Airport  38 miles/40 mins

Parking: Complimentary

Hotel website click here


Course Location
100 E. Business Way-Suite 150
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Cincinnati, OH- October 25 & 26, 2024 

Marriott Cincinnati Northeast
9664 S. Mason Montgomery Road
Mason, OH 45040
Front Desk: 513-459-9800

Reservations: click here (coming soon)
Make reservation by: (coming soon)
Rate $  + tax per night (coming soon)

The Marriott Cincinnati Northeast
does not offer airport shuttle service or shuttle service to
Mammotome which is 4 miles/10 mins from hotel.

CVG-Greater Cincinnati International Airport  38 miles/40 mins

Parking: Complimentary

Hotel website click here

Course Location
100 E. Business Way-Suite 150
Cincinnati, OH 45241


Convenient payment options available

AudiencePriceEarly PriceMember PriceMember Early Price
Physician Both Days$1,150.00$1,105.00$1,125.00$1,080.00
Physician Single Day$600.00$560.00$580.00$540.00
Technologist Both Days$695.00$650.00$670.00$625.00
Technologist Single Day$400.00$360.00$380.00$340.00
PA, NP Both Days$895.00$850.00$870.00$825.00
PA, NP Single Day$500.00$460.00$480.00$440.00

Learn about membership

Early Pricing Guidelines

Qualifying 'Early' registrations must be made at least 21 days in advance for the program.

Cancellation Policy

“Hands-On” Courses

Refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, will be granted for cancellations received prior to 10 days before the program. Cancellations received within 10 days of the program will receive a credit toward a future MTMI program, minus the $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made after the program starts. MTMI reserves the right to cancel any scheduled program because of low advance registration or other reasons. MTMI’s liability is limited to a refund of any program tuition paid. MTMI recommends that attendees use refundable airline tickets. In case of cancellation of a program for any reason, MTMI is not responsible for travel costs incurred by attendees including non-refundable airline tickets.