Breast Imaging Update

Digital Mammography Workshop

Wyndham Casa Marina
Key West, Florida

April 6-9, 2005

Sponsored by

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A special thank you to the following companies for support
of this program through unrestricted educational grants:
• Siemens • 3TP • Bard Biopsy Systems
• AGFA Healthcare • Confirma, Inc. • Hologic
• Aurora • G.E. Healthcare Technologies
• Naviscan PET Systems, Inc. • Fischer Imaging
• Berlex • Suros.

Course Description
The 2005 Breast Imaging Update course is designed to allow the participants to explore newer developments in breast imaging such as magnetic resonance, digital mammography and computer assisted diagnosis and interventional procedures. This year’s program was developed after a careful review of the participant evaluations from preceding courses.This course fulfills MQSA requirements for 15 CME mammography credits. Attendance at the appropriate sessions of this conference will count toward the CME requirement for ACR Accreditation for 1.5 hours of breast sonography (U), 2.25 hours of MRI (M), 1 hour of digital mammograophy (D) and 1 hour of stereotactic biopsy (S).The Pre-Conference Workshop on “Digital Mammography” scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, meets the requirement for 8 hours MQSA Required Certification for Physicians and Technologists. The workshop will include: Theory of Digital Imaging, Review of Digital Mammography Systems, Quality Control and Hands- On Training.



Upon the completion of this program, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss medical and legal issues in mammography.
  • Recognize the radiologic-pathologic correlation of breast lesions.
  • Describe the evaluation and biopsy of breast lesions using state-of-the-art breast sonography.
  • Examine the stereotactic core biopsy approach in obtaining definitive histologic diagnosis of a breast lesion.
  • Define the utility of nuclear medicine techniques in guiding surgical procedures and for diagnosis and staging.
  • Establish an approach to breast diagnosis using mammography, ultrasound and new modalities in breast imaging.
  • Use digital mammography techniques in clinical practice.


Target Audience

This course is designed for radiologists, surgeons, radiology technologists and other health care personnel interested in a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and therapy of breast disease.




This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of South Florida College of Medicine and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.The University of South Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of South Florida College of Medicine designates the Digital Mammography Pre-Conference Workshop for a maximum of 8 hours and Breast Imaging Update for 15 hours in category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Continuing education points (15) for Breast Imaging Update and (8) for Digital Mammography Workshop have been requested from the Office of Radiation Control in the State of Florida for technologists.



Pre-Conference Digital Mammography Workshop

Pre-Conference Digital Mammography Workshop
Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Course Description/Target Audience

This course is designed to provide initial and ongoing training to radiologists and mammography technologists in the use of Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) systems and related procedures.The course meets the requirements of the FDA 21 CFR, 900.12(a) (2) Mammography Quality Standards, Final Rule which states that “Interpreting physicians and mammography technologists who began using the digital system after April 28, 1999 must have 8 hours of initial training in Full Field Digital Mammography and be able to supply supporting documentation for the requirements during the annual MQSA inspection.” The workshop will consist of lectures and handson sessions.

Upon completion of this CE activity, the participant will be able to: o Interpret digital mammograms. o Implement quality control (QC) procedures to digital systems and their components. o Evaluate digital technology. o Comply with FDA requirements.

Claudia Berman, MD
Maria Kallergi, PhD
Jerry Thomas, MS, DABR

07:30-07:50 am Registration

07:50-08:00 am Introduction
Claudia Berman, M.D. – Maria Kallergi, Ph.D.

08:00-10:45 am Theory of Digital Imaging
Maria Kallergi, Ph.D.

10:45-11:00 am Break

11:00-12:30 pm Digital Mammography Systems
Jerry Thomas, MS, DABR.

12 :30-01:15 pm Lunch

01:15-02:30 pm Quality Assurance Program
Jerry Thomas, MS, DABR.

02:30-03:00 pm Sample Cases
Claudia Berman, M.D

03:00-03:15 pm Break

03:15-04:45 pm Hands On Training Faculty

04:45 -05:15 pm Review and Panel Discussion


Program Agenda
Wednesday, April 6

07:30 am - 5:15 pm Pre-Conference Digital Mammography Workshop
(agenda above)

06:00-07:00 pm
CME Registration/Reception


Thursday, April 7

06:45-07:30 am
Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

07:30-07:40 am
Welcome and Introduction
Claudia G. Berman, MD

07:40-08:10 am
Sentinal Lymph Node Procedure
Claudia G. Berman, MD

08:10-08:40 am
Advances in Breast Imaging
Maria Kallergi, PhD

08:40-09:10 am
Imaging the Dense Breast
John Beauchamp, MD

09:10-09:55 am
Quality Control
Jerry Thomas, MS, DABR

09:55-09:25 am

09:25-10:10 am
Stereotactic Core Needle Biopsy (S)
Margaret Szabunio, MD

10:10-10:55 am
Sonographically Guided Core Biopsies (U)
Jody Cressman, MD

10:55-11:40 am
Digital Mammography/CAD (D)
Maria Kallergi, PhD

11:40-12:10 pm
Cases of the Day
Pat Romilly, MD


Friday, April 8

06:45-07:30 am
Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

07:30-08:15 am
Breast MRI (M)
Steve Harms, MD

08:15-09:00 am
Breast MRI Advances and Biopsies (M)
Steve Harms, MD

09:00-09:45 am
MRI Analysis of Curves and Dynamic Data (M)
Julian Safir, MD

09:45-10:15 am
Break / Exhibits

10:15-11:00 am
Ductography, Ductal Lavage and Ductoscopy
Sadie Aguila, MD

11:00-11:45 am
Breast Sonography and Screening (U)
Margaret Szabunio, MD

11:45-12:30 pm
Surgically Altered Breast
Thornton Eastham, MD

12:30-01:00 pm
Cases of the Day
Pat Romilly, MD

Saturday, April 9

06:45-07:30 am
Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

07:30-08:00 am
PET Staging and Diagnosis
Irving Weinberg, MD

08:00-08:45 am
Interval Cancers and False Negative Mammography
Robert A. Clark, MD

08:45-09:30 am
DCIS and Minimal Cancers
Rachel Brem, MD

09:30-10:15 am
Breast Pathology
Vesna Vrcel, MD

10:15-10:30 am

10:30-11:00 am
Detecting Breast Cancer with Molecular Imaging
Rachel Brem, MD

11:00-11:30 am
Reporting, Communication and Medical Legal Issues
Robert A. Clark, MD

11:30-12:15 pm
Radiology – Pathology Correlation
Pat Romilly, MD & Vesna Vrcel, MD

12:15-12:45 pm
Male Breast
Jody Cressman, MD

12:45-01:00 pm
Wrap-up / adjournment


Claudia G. Berman, MD
Professor of Radiology

Jody Cressman, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Sadie Aguila, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

John Beauchamp, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Thornton Eastham, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Maria Kallergi, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology


Pat Romilly, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Margaret Szabunio, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Vesna Vrcel, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology


Rachel F. Brem, MD
Director, Breast Imaging and Interventional Center
Department of Radiology
The George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Robert A. Clark, MD
Seven Rivers Hospital Crystal River, FL

Steven Harms, MD
Professor of Radiology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Medical Director
Aurora Imaging Technology
Little Rock, AR

Julian Safir, MD
Nassau Radiologic Group P.C.
Long Island, NY

Jerry Thomas, MS, DABR
Visiting Scientist
Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences Bethesda, MD

Irving Weinberg, MD, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member
Georgetown University
School of Medicine Chief Scientific Officer
Naviscan PET Systems, Inc.
Rockville, MD



Registration Fees:

Main Conference - Breast Imaging Update
  By March 2, 2005 After March 2, 2005
Physicians $595.00 $649.00
Technologists/Others $395.00 $425.00
Pre-Conference - Digital Mammography Workshop
Physicians $450.00 $525.00
Technologists/Others $350.00 $400.00
Special Price for both Pre-Conference and Main Conference
Physicians $895.00  
Technologists/Others $699.00  
Guest Fee for Reception
Adults $35/pp  
Children (under 12) Complimentary  


Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, March 25, 2005 and will be subject to a $75.00 processing fee for this course. No refunds will be given after March 25, 2005.

The University of South Florida reserves the right to cancel this program due to unforeseen circumstances in which case a full refund will be given to participants. The University of South Florida will not be responsible for travel expenses incurred by the participant in the unlikely event that the program is canceled.



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Wyndham Casa Marina
1500 Reynolds Street
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 296-3535
(800) 626-0777
Resort Website

We have reserved a block of rooms at a special group rate, but rooms, especially ocean view rooms sell out quickly. Hotel registration is the responsibility of the individual registrant. Please mention the 2005 Breast Imaging Update when you call to reserve your room. Group rates apply 3 days before and after the conference dates, subject to availability. Reservations must be made early to be assured space as well as the group rate.Group rates cannot be guaranteed after March 2, 2005. The group rate for rooms is as follows:

Non Ocean View Rooms $199.00
Ocean View Rooms $239.00
Non Ocean View Suites $239.00
Ocean View Suites $279.00

The hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 11.5%) in effect at time of check in. Reservations must be accompanied by a first night’s room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations must be canceled 10 days prior to arrival otherwise one night’s room and tax will be charged.A resort fee of $5.00 per room per day will be added to the cost of your room.

Key West is a popular destination and we highly recommend calling early!

For reservations call:
(800) 626-0777 or (305)296-3535

For internet reservations:



Accommodations for Disabilities: Please notify the CPE Office, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC Box 60, Tampa, Florida, 33612 or call (813) 974-4296 a minimum of ten working days in advance of the event if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed. Events, activities and facilities of the University of South Florida are available without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, or Vietnam veteran status as provided by law and in accordance with the University's respect for personal dignity.