Nuclear Medicine Breast Ultrasound is organized by Australian Institute of Ultrasound (AIU) and would be held during Sep 10 - 11, 2018 at Australian Institute of Ultrasound, Gold coast, Queensland, Australia.
This two-day course is designed to assist Nuclear Medicine Scientists / Technologists to commence using ultrasound for focused breast tumour and lymph node identification and needle-guided peritumoural injections. The course also covers ultrasound guided vascular access for cannulations.
The course will comprise of presentations, case-based learning, demonstrations of technique and small tutor group with hands-on scanning with volunteer, live-models and phantoms with Tutor guidance.
Conference Objectives are :
• Use a variety of transducer and hand movements to acquire images
• Use the relevant buttons (system controls) for optimization of the images
• Clean and disinfect transducers and machines as required
• Begin to acquire focused breast ultrasound images on a variety of breast types.
• Correlate breast anatomy with ultrasound images
• Recognise the ultrasound appearances of a variety of breast types
• Recognise the ultrasound appearances and terminology of breast lesions.
• Begin to perform focused breast lesion scanning on phantoms
• Begin to perform ultrasound-guided needling for peri-tumour injections.
• Recognize the limitations and pitfalls of focused breast lesion scanning
• Begin to acquire images of peripheral arm veins on volunteer live-models
• Correlate peripheral arm vascular anatomy with ultrasound images
• Begin to perform ultrasound-guided peripheral vascular access on phantoms
Specific topics include:
• Practical physics of Ultrasound
• Artifacts & image optimisation
• Ultrasound anatomy & pathological appearances
• Interventional techniques
• Multiple practical tutorial sessions in small groups
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.