Topics in Mammography-8th Edition

Topics in Mammography - 8th Edition CME / CPD 

Full Course:  32.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 04/30/25)

This course is intended for radiologists in academics or private practice, and involved in breast imaging and interventional procedures. Any physician (e.g. surgeons) working in the field of evaluation and treatment of breast disease who desires a more comprehensive understanding of the imaging aspects of evaluation.

Series 3 (TM3):  Breast Imaging CME:  Keep Pace with the Latest 

Topics in Mammography is the eighth edition of our comprehensive evidence-based breast imaging program. This online CME course features engaging commentary of case-based topics and state-of-the-art literature updates. Under the direction of University of California, San Diego’s R. James Brenner, MD, JD, FACR, FCLM, speakers guide you in evaluating the potentials and pitfalls of both current and new imaging approaches. Learn at your own pace with presentations focused on specialized topics — artificial intelligence (AI), supplementary screening (including a special lecture on contrast enhanced mammography), the physics of DBT, imaging of young cancer patients — as well as:
  • New, more efficient approaches to traditional imaging work-ups
  • A comprehensive anatomy-pathophysiology discussion clarifying the correlation between imaging and histology
  • An extensive review of MRI and multifaceted applications
  • Insightful commentary on medical legal aspects for your practice, avoiding false negatives, communication, implications and consequences related to use of AI and DBT
  • Critical analyses of different imaging approaches and avoiding advocacy or bias
  • And more…

To view topic outline of the full course, see below:

Full Course:
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Only Available Option: Full


Histopathology and Conventional Imaging: Novel Approaches

Histopathology of Breast Disease-A Radiologist's Guide; Sentinel Node Evaluation; Lesions Initially Seen in One (or Two) View Only Evaluation; Evaluation of Mammographic Masses; and Breast Calcifications: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.

Special Topics in Breast Imaging

Physics of FFDM and DBT; Screening for Breast Cancer; Imaging Evaluation of the Young Patient with Breast Cancer; Breast Imaging in Young, Pregnant, and Lactating Women; Evaluation of the Male Breast; Breast Density-Risk Assessment; and Issues of Masking: Dense Breasts Supplementary Screening Imaging.

Breast Imaging and Intervention

Imaging Surveillance vs Biopsy; Evaluation of Spontaneous Nipple Discharge; Stereotactic Biopsy of Breast Lesions; Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Using Digital Breast Tomosynthesis; Ultrasound Guided Intervention; New Approaches to Preoperative Localization; Controversies in Percutaneous Breast Biopsy; and Breast Cancer Staging.

Dynamic Imaging: Contrast Enhanced Mammography and MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Breast: Silicone Evaluation; Magnetic Resonance Imaging Breast: Tumor Studies; Contrast Enhanced Mammography; MRI Interventional Techniques; and AI in Breast Imaging.

Medical Legal Issues, Risk Management in the Era of AI

Legal Concepts as Applied to Screening and Diagnostic Breast Imaging, Issues with DBT Implemenation, Incorporation Challenges of AI; Preventable Causes of False Negative Mammograms with Medical Legal Considerations; and Medical Legal Aspects of Breast Imaging-Communication.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Differentiate the imaging findings of benign and malignant breast masses
  • Recognize the features of benign or malignant calcifications on mammogram
  • Formulate approaches to one- and two-view asymmetries seen on screening mammogram
  • Recognize the issues regarding and methods to detect sentinel lymph nodes of the breast
  • Evaluate the issues regarding risk and breast density
  • Analyze the different approaches to supplementary screening imaging modalities beyond mammography
  • Recognize the indications and limitations of stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Analyze different approaches and limitations of ultrasound guided breast techniques
  • Compare different methods of preoperative image-guided localization of nonpalpable lesions for surgical excision
  • Decide on appropriate management recommendations following percutaneous breast biopsies of “high risk” lesions
  • Distinguish the criteria and conditions for recommending surveillance imaging as opposed to biopsy for probably benign breast lesions identified on imaging
  • Recognize the signs of silicone implant rupture
  • Analyze the indications and outcome expectations of applied criteria for interpreting MRI studies
  • Recognize current molecular profiles assigned to breast cancer diagnosis
  • Understand the histologic basis for macroscopic findings on mammography
  • Understand the potentials and limitations of incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into breast imaging practice
  • Evaluate the parameters and implications involved in breast cancer staging




Oakstone Publishing is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity qualifies as SA-CME which can be used toward the part two Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment requirement of the ABR's MOC Program.
Oakstone Publishing designates this enduring material for a maximum of 32.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The 32.25 Breast Imaging credits are inclusive of:
Breast MRI - 12.00
Breast Ultrasound - 9.75
Digital Mammography – 22.25
Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy - 2.50
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy - 2.00
MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy – 1.25
Tomosynthesis – 2.50
Date of Original Release: April 30, 2022
Date Credits Expire: April 30, 2025
CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and a post-test.

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