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.
Live Web-Based Tomosynthesis Training
Tomosynthesis Training: Meeting the FDA Requirement. This 8-hour program is a live web-based course offered by Hologic delivered via WebEx. The courses are presented by leading breast imaging radiologists. These unique courses include didactic sessions and hands-on review done at your facility's workstations. This course meets the FDA requirements for 8 hours of training for the clinical use of Tomosynthesis; CME credits are not provided.
For additional information and to register, please choose from the dates.
All sessions occur on a Saturday, unless otherwise noted.
Independent CME Tomosynthesis Training
Tomosynthesis: Strategies for Interpretation
This course supported by Hologic through unrestricted Educational Grant and is offered by World Class CME, an independent CME provider. Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Rafferty and Dr. Phoebe Freer of Massachusetts General Hospital, this 8-hour course includes didactic instruction with intensive hands-on review at dedicated workstations. It meets the FDA requirements for 8 hours of training for the clinical use of Tomosynthesis.
For more information or to register please visit World Class CME at www.worldclasscme.com.
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
Breast & Women's Imaging with Tomosynthesis Workshop
Tomosynthesis Workshop offered on Day 3 of a three day Women's Imaging & Breast Imaging Conference
For more information or to register please visit the AIRP website at http://www.airp.org/catcourse/breast