23rd Annual Mammography Update for Physicists is organized by Medical Technology Management Institute (MTMI) and will be held from Feb 09 - 10, 2019 at Tuscany Suites Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America.
The target audience for this medical event is for medical physicists wanting to learn more about the technical aspects of mammography and obtain the continuing education required by MQSA regulations and ACR mammography facility accreditation. It is also appropriate for state and federal mammography facility inspectors, medical physics assistants, medical physics students, residents and fellows, vendor personnel, experienced technologists, and others interested in the physics of mammography.
This program is designed to provide 16 hours of continuing education. The program has been submitted for approval by CAMPEP for Medical Physics Continuing Education Credit (MPCEC) for qualified medical physicists.
This program also offers 9 Self Assessment Modules. See outline for module subjects and SAMs tab for more information.
Category A/A+ CE credit is pending approval by the ASRT. An application for 19 hours of credit for radiologic technologists recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states has been filed.
Biennium CE Credits: 19
Structured Education / CQR Credits: 19
Mammography continues to be the most effective line of defense against breast cancer. Survival is significantly enhanced by the early detection and treatment of malignant breast lesions. The Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) was enacted to insure high quality mammography by all facilities offering this service. Medical physicists play an important role in assisting facilities to comply with these regulations. In this years’ program we will update you with the latest state-of-the-art technology in the field.
Attendance at this seminar will meet the MQSA continuing education requirement for medical physicists in digital mammography.
This program includes over 9 hours of training on surveying digital mammography units, 4 hours on stereotactic breast biopsy and 5 hours on unique features of the four FDA approved Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) systems- Hologic, GE, Siemens and Fujifilm.
A forum on multi-vendor DBT QC procedures will be presented.
The educational objectives of this program are to:
• Review the tools & techniques for performing mammography machine surveys.
• Review a comprehensive list of digital breast imaging artifacts.
• Become familiar with the latest technology developments for digital mammography and DBT systems.
• Become familiar with the clinical aspects of breast cancer diagnosis & treatment.
• Review the QC testing procedures required for each manufacturers digital mammography units and the 4 FDA approved DBT systems.
• Become familiar with processes to establish uniform QC testing procedures for FFDM units.
• Review stereotactic breast biopsy machine testing procedures.