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Hands-on Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Course

An Intensive 2 Day Training Program
Course Overview
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.

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. 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 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.
Course Objectives
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
    stereotactic biopsy.
  • 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.
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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.
Course Credit
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 applied for.

These credits apply towards
your MQSA requirements.

Course Schedule
Day 1         8:00 am - 4:30 pm (lunch on your own)

  Introduction and History of Breast Cancer

  Biopsy Options (multiple vendors)

  • Vacuum Assisted Core Devices:
  • Tru-Cut Needles
  Patient Selection and Medical Terminology

  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.

All prices for dates in the US are in US dollars.
All prices for dates in Canada are in Canadian dollars.

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Physicist member enrollment fee is $65.

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MTMI reserves the right to cancel any scheduled seminar due to 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 for travel to seminars. In case of cancellation of a seminar for any reason, MTMI is not responsible for travel costs incurred by attendees including non-refundable airline tickets.
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Hotel Information
Milwaukee, WI-2012 & 2013
Country Inn and Suites - Milwaukee West Brookfield
1250 South Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005


MTMI Guest Room Rate:  $89/single  $99/double
Make hotel reservations no later than 1 week before the event
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Guest Room Rate Includes:

  • Complimentary airport shuttle (Contact Christy McCalla to make arrangements for pick up  262-787-6142  cmccalla@csmcorp.net)
  • Complimentary shuttle to MTMI Education Center
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet included daily
  • Complimentary shuttle to local shopping.
  • Complimentary internet
  • Complimentary microwave and refrigerator in all rooms
  • Indoor pool, fitness center
  • Reception on first night of course

Program Location:

MTMI Education Center
20900 Swenson Dr., Suite 650
Waukesha, WI 53186

Hotel information for other dates may not yet be available.
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