About this Program

This Program has been Converted  to a Webinar Only.  Discover the latest trends in breast cancer detection at this one-day conference. You'll learn from a variety of experts. Gain insights into the role of Artificial Intelligence in discovering early breast cancer, especially for women with dense breasts. We’ll explore breast cancer risk assessment by mammography technologists during screening. Learn about the increasing role of a fairly new technology, Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammography, that’s showing great potential in the evaluation of patients with known breast cancer, dense breasts, and women who can’t have MRI. The conference will also re-emphasize and demonstrate the importance of proper mammographic positioning. This is an info-packed course you won’t want to miss!

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, attendees will:

  • Be able to identify the screening and risk implications of dense tissue on breast cancer screening.
  • Understand how state "inform" and supplemental screening laws vary.
  • Be able to discuss the impact of breast density for the patient and understand risks with increased density.
  • Be able to identify and discuss the support of major medical societies for cancer risk assessment.
  • Recognize various risk management pathways for high-risk patients.
  • Understand the important role of the technologist in collecting patient history for accurate assessment.
  • Understand how AI can assist the technologist in a breast center.
  • Understand what 3D CAD is and how deep learning is used in the process.


In-person and live webinar options

8:00 amDense Breasts: Screening, Risk, "inform" Laws and Education ... Pushkin
9:00 amDoes Breast Density Really Matter? ... Gizienski
9:55 amBreak
10:05 amThe Role of Mammography Technologist in Cancer Risk Assessment ... Loughran
11:05 amCan Artificial Intelligence Help the Breast Radiologist and Technologist? ... Gizienski
12:00 pmLunch Break
12:50 pmCEDM and It's Role in Patients with Dense Breasts ... Coryell
1:40 pmAI CAD Solutions for Tomosynthesis ... Coryell
2:30 pmBreak
2:40 pmPositioning Fundamentals ... Mounce
4:30 pmAdjourn


Who should attend?

Mammography Technologists and any technologist interested in breast imaging.

Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Terri-Ann Gizienski

Terri-Ann Gizienski


Dr. Gizienski is the director of breast imaging of Magee Women's Hospital of Cranberry, PA.  Cranberry is located north of the city of Pittsburgh.  She has previously been a speaker on all breast imaging modalities including stereotactic biopsies, ultrasound guided biopsies, MRI biopsies, breast ultrasound, MRI and tomosynthesis.  She has spoken throughout the United States and also other countries such as Italy, Japan and Korea.   Dr. Gizienski received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University and completed her residency and breast imaging fellowship at the University of Virginia.  She is interested in Automated Breast Ultrasound  for dense breast tissue and extent of disease in newly diagnosed patients, and all types of breast biopsies.

JoAnn Pushkin

JoAnn Pushkin

JoAnn Pushkin, Executive Director of DenseBreast-info.org, is a patient/advocate, author and speaker. She learned of her own breast density's masking effect on her mammogram after finding a palpable lump which went undetected by mammography several years in a row. Ms. Pushkin's initiative and advocacy served as inspiration for New York State's Breast Density Inform bill, signed into law in July 2012. On the federal level, Ms. Pushkin led the efforts for both the introduction of the Federal Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act, as well as the FDA’s Mammography Quality Standards Act regulatory amendment consideration.

Tammy Coryell

Tammy Coryell

RT(R) (M)

Tammy Coryell, RT(R)(M) is currently a Women’s Health Specialist with Hologic where she has worked for 15 years.  Prior to that she was an independent mammography consultant and also worked with BioLucent, the MammoPad company prior to the acquisition by Hologic.  Tammy worked as a state mammography inspector for the Department of Health and Senior Services in Missouri and was the imaging supervisor of a large breast center in Springfield MO.  She has been a mammographer since 1985.  Tammy created a positioning video with a grant from Hologic and donated to the ASRT called “Finding a New Groove” which won a Telly Award. 

Leigh Loughran

Leigh Loughran


Risk Assessment Clinical Program Manager
Volpara Health

Leigh is versed in clinical operations and regulations developed over the span of more than twenty years in the Medical Imaging clinical setting. Accomplished in creating a Personalized Medicine program in a community hospital type setting by focusing on systematic screening processes and applying guide-line based medicine to patients at high risk for hereditary cancers, lung cancer and cardiac events resulting in prevention and early detection. 


Accredited training programs

ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides 8.5 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.  


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Cancellation Policy

Seminars/Webinars 8 hours of credit or more

Refunds, minus a $30 processing fee, will be granted for cancellations received at least 3 days prior to the program. Cancellations received within 3 days of the program will receive a credit toward a future MTMI program, minus the $30 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. When offered, WEBINAR ATTENDEES that cannot log in due to unsolvable technical issues beyond their control will be eligible for a full refund.