About this Program

Stereotactic breast biopsy is used to obtain pathologic information from mammographic areas of suspicion. When a mass, microcalcifications, or area of abnormal tissue change exists, stereotactic breast biopsy offers a minimally invasive alternative to open surgical biopsy, often before a mass develops.

This webinar offers attendees the opportunity to learn the basics and the tricks of the trade from an experienced technologist and supervisor. MTMI believes this education will bridge gaps in training so that intelligent performance becomes your daily mode of operation in your imaging centers. Critical thinking becomes possible once attendees understand why and how this procedure is done. In addition to covering quality assurance and patient documentation, the seminar reviews the ACR accreditation requirements and fulfills the credits required for accreditation.  

Educational Objectives

After this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Relate the history of the development of minimally invasive breast biopsy to current biopsy and needle options for detection of breast cancer.
  • Describe basic breast anatomy and function of the breast.
  • Describe calcifications and breast cancer.
  • Understand the principles of stereology and patient positioning to facilitate the success of the stereotactic biopsy.
  • Recognize appropriate techniques for the needle breast biopsy.
  • Troubleshoot to solve the biopsy challenges.


In-person and live webinar options

Fundamentals of Stereotactic Imaging

  • Stereology Principles
  • Coordinate Systems
  • Needle Positioning

ACR Stereotactic Accreditation

  • ACR Guidelines
  • Personnel Requirements
  • QC/QA Records


Breast Anatomy and Abnormalities

  • Anatomy Review
  •  Calcifications and Densities
  • Types of Breast Cancers

Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy

  • Stereotactic Development
  • Choices of Breast Biopsies

Breast Biopsy Equipment

  • Stereotactic Biopsy Units
  • Breast Biopsy Needles
Lunch Break

Stereotactic Positioning Tips and Tricks

  • Basic Positioning
  • Challenging Positions
  • Prone and Upright Stereotactic Units

Challenging Stereotactic Biopsies

  • Case Review

Setup for Your Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

  • Patient Consent
  • Room Setup
  • Steps of the Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Post Biopsy Care
  • Radiologic/Pathology Correlation
  • Needle Localizations

Questions and Review



Who should attend?

This webinar is useful for professionals involved in women’s imaging services including radiology technologists, mammographers, sonographers, breast biopsy coordinators, breast health clinicians, nurses, and medical imaging managers.

Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Judy Chavez

Judy Chavez


Judy has worked for Invision Sally Jobe and Radiology Imaging Associates in Denver, Colorado for 41+ years. She is a Radiologic Technologist, Mammographer, and Breast Sonographer.  Judy‘s main role is to assist the Radiologists in all interventional breast procedures. Judy worked with Dr. Steve Parker, M.D., when he developed the minimally invasive needle breast biopsy in the late 1980’s.  Judy has been involved with teaching breast biopsy procedures across the country since 1995. She enjoys sharing her clinical experiences and teaching the tricks of the trade. 


Accredited training programs

ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides 8 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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Qualifying 'Early' registrations must be made at least 4 days in advance for the program.

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.