Radiologist Breast Tomosynthesis Training
On any new mammography technology, such as breast tomosynthesis, the Mammography Quality Standards Act requires that all health care professionals obtain eight hours of training prior to using new mammography technology on patients.
If you are a Radiologist already trained in Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM)
Eight hours of training in the interpretation of breast tomosynthesis will be offered through Hologic non-CME courses. In addition, you may find independent CME courses to meet this requirement, such as those mentioned in the CME course offerings on this page. Hologic supports CME courses with unrestricted educational grants.
If you are a Radiologist not yet trained in FFDM
Radiologists not yet trained in FFDM will need to complete the additional required eight hours of training in digital mammography, and then proceed to completing the breast tomosynthesis training outlined above, for a total of sixteen training hours.
Radiologist Training Options and Resources
Live Regional Breast Tomosynthesis Training for the Radiologist
In this live eight-hour course, leading breast imaging radiologists provide didactic instruction that includes the clinical impact of breast tomosynthesis. The training is primarily focused on intensive hands-on case interpretation and a review of at least 100 Selenia® Dimensions® breast tomosynthesis cases. This course meets the eight hours of initial training in breast tomosynthesis as required by the FDA. This is not a CME event.
Tomosynthesis: Strategies for Interpretation
This course is supported by Hologic through unrestricted Educational Grant offered by World Class CME, an independent CME provider. Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Rafferty of Massachusetts General Hospital, this 8-hour course includes didactic instruction with intensive hands-on review a dedicated Hologic workstation. It meets the FDA requirements for 8 hours of training for the clinical use of Tomosynthesis.
Web-Based live training at your facility's SecurView workstation:
Dates (all on Saturdays unless noted):
To register for web-based live training, please visit www.worldclasscme.com/webex.
For more information or to register please visit World Class CME at www.worldclasscme.com.
Multimodality Breast Biopsy & Tomosynthesis Interpretation Workshop
This two-day workshop is for breast imaging physicians and advanced-level radiologic technologists who wish to hone their biopsy and tomosynthesis interpretation skills. It will give learners an opportunity to plan and practice breast biopsies in the MRI and ultrasound setting. Participants will also have a unique opportunity to learn about and practice newly approve digital breast tomosynthesis-guided biopsy. Expert faculty will offer suggestions on how to avoid problems and complications and detail how to achieve technical success even in the most challenging cases.
For more information or to register, click here
Breast Tomosynthesis Interpretation: A Hands-on Workshop
This 8-hour course for physicians will focus on building skills in interpreting digital breast tomosynthesis. Faculty will provide the fundamentals to guide participants as they work through the hands-on portion of the curriculum. Clinical work stations will be provided for participants to review 80 verified tomosynthesis studies with correlating 2D mammography, ultrasound, MRI and pathology, if performed. This course will fulfill the FDA-mandated training requirement for 8 hours of training in digital breast tomosynthesis and provide participants the opportunity to discuss clinical and implementation issues with expert faculty.
For more information or to register please visit the ICPME website at http://www.icpme.us
Ellen Shaw de Paredes Breast Cancer Foundation
The New Age of Tomosynthesis: State of Art 2D and 3D Mammography is a 1 1/2 day intensive seminar for radiologists that covers screening, diagnostic and interventional aspects of tomosynthesis. The course is designed to maximize educational value and includes: lectures, challenging case self-skills assessments; unknown case reviews and discussions and hands-on workshops. Attention will be given to the newly FDA approved C-view software. The course will fulfill the FDA requirement for 8 hours of training for clinical use of tomosynthesis. In addition the course includes training on performing a tomosynthesis guided biopsy in the interventional suite. 12 Category 1 CME and ABR qualified SAM credits will be offered.
For more information and to register, please visit the Paredes Foundation Website at: http://www.paredesfoundation.org/professional-education/cme-seminars/schedule/
Breast Imaging with Tomosynthesis
Tomosynthesis participants will have the opportunity to sit at clinical workstations and review over 100 clinical Tomosynthesis data sets with accompanying standard mammography while being guided by expert faculty. For more information and to register, please visit the AIRP Website at: http://www.airp.org/catcourse/breast.