Breast Ultrasound Course is organized by Medical Technology Management Institute (MTMI) and will be held from Nov 08 - 09, 2019.
This course will be helpful for mammographers and sonographers who are directly involved in breast imaging and physicians whose practice includes women’s health. Participants should have an understanding of the basic concepts of mammography.
The Medical Technology Management Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
ASRT Category A:
This program provides 17 hours 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 by CAMRT’s Continuing Education Credit Approval Program for CE credit in Canada. You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.
ASRT meets the requirements of the ARDMS Accepted Continuing Education Evaluation Model System (AACEEMS). This activity provides the 17 hours of structured education related to the content specifications outlined by the ARRT, required for certification and registration.
This course will provide increased knowledge of the technical and clinical aspects of breast ultrasound as well as practical hands-on training of ultrasound imaging of the breast. An overview of the basic principles and techniques utilized in breast ultrasound will be presented. This course will be helpful for mammographers and sonographers who are directly involved in breast imaging and physicians whose practice includes women’s health. Participants should have an understanding of the basic concepts of mammography. If you are a mammographer looking for training in breast ultrasound or a sonographer wanting to review basic breast imaging skills, this course is for you. Sonographers and physicians wanting to learn breast ultrasound techniques would also benefit from this course.
This course will utilize a combination of lecture sessions and hands-on positioning workshops taught by an experienced sonographer and technologist. Instruction in patient scanning is stressed with hands-on demonstrations using clinical ultrasound scanners, tissue equivalent breast phantoms and live models.
At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
• Optimize preparation for ARRT and ARDMS Breast Ultrasound Registry exams.
• Understand how the basic principles and instrumentation of ultrasound affect the technique of breast ultrasound.
• Recognize normal breast anatomy on the ultrasound image and evaluate lesions for their benign or malignant features.
• Recall the mammographic and ultrasonic features of specific benign and malignant lesions.
• Explain the role and importance of mammography, ultrasound, MRI, nuclear medicine, and ductography in the work up and management of the breast.
• Recognize breast ultrasound artifacts, understand why they occur, and describe techniques to minimize the occurrence of those that degrade the image.
• Develop an awareness of the invasive procedures that are available, as well as the benefits and limitations of each.
• Define the different surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for patients who develop breast cancer.