With the first all-member, all-radiology meeting of the American College of Radiology (ACR) coming up May 17-25, 2015, the college is focusing its clinical education courses on issues surrounding breast density, including notification regulations, technology advances, and shifting reimbursement.
“The program is designed to maximize the educational experience by offering a unique, blended learning approach,” said Cheri Canon, MD, chair of the ACR 2015 Program Committee. “The clinical education courses in breast imaging offer content that integrates with clinical research, quality and safety, advocacy, economics, and health policy to help prepare attendees for an increasingly complicated medical landscape.”
Session highlights will include:
- New Technology: Digital Breast Tomosynthesis and Proper Reporting—The New BI-RADS Lexicon
- Breast Axis Imaging News, Breast Cancer Epidemiology and the Role of Preoperative Breast MRI
- Mammographic Screening: Challenges and Answers
In addition, Edward Sickles, MD, will present a limited-seating session entitled “Mammography Case Review Live,” which will allow attendees to use the online Mammography Case Review program to review images in real time and earn feedback about the evaluation and interpretation of several breast-related diseases.
“The advanced clinical education component at ACR 2015 is an exciting addition to ACR’s annual meeting,” said Murray Rebner, MD, ACR member and president of the Society of Breast Imaging. “From updates on BI-RADS to the value of mammography, there will be something for everyone who has an interest in breast imaging, is looking to improve their clinical skills, and wants to better understand how regulatory and legislative changes may affect their practice.”
Attendees can also earn continuing medical education (CME) and self-assessment module (SAM) credits by attending the sessions. For more details and information on how to register, visit the ACR 2015 homepage.