Mammotome | Advancing Breast Biopsy Technology
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Advancements in Breast Imaging and Intervention

Part I: Breast MRI and Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy

  • Breast MRI advantages/technical factors
  • Contraindications for breast MRI
  • Image techniques/evaluation
  • When to choose vacuum over core biopsy
  • Advantages of VAB/How to make VAB easy
  • Best lesions for ultrasound guided VAB
  • MR guided interventional procedures

Terri-Ann Gizienski, MD

Part II: Image-Guided Breast Biopsy Techniques

  • Algorithm for selection of image-guided biopsy
  • Breast pathology/ductal cancers/lobular cancers
  • Biopsy techniques/pretreatment planning
  • Navigation/Ultrasound mammogram/MRI correlation

Tommy E. Cupples, MD

Part III: Breast Ultrasound Assessment and Characterization

  • Sonographic evaluation of complex breast cysts
  • Algorithm of characterization of solid breast nodules
  • Histopathologic basis for findings/possible results
  • Ultrasound assessment of regional lymph nodes

A. Thomas Stavros, MD

Who will benefit from this course?

This continuing education activity is for radiologists, surgeons and radiologic
technologists who are involved with breast imaging and intervention.

Fundamentals of Breast Ultrasound

This online course is designed for physicians, surgeons, and nurses not experienced in the fundamental techniques of breast ultrasound, including physics of ultrasound, breast anatomy and lesion identification, scanning techniques, and intervention. This course consists of several videos of presentations given at a live course that occurred in 2009. Please visit for full information.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the advantages of breast ultrasound in the overall workup of the breast patient;
  • Identify which patients are the best candidates for breast ultrasound;
  • Demonstrate proper patient positioning for breast ultrasound; and
  • Improve diagnostic accuracy in imaging lesions.


Michael Berry, MD
PC Director
Breast Surgical Oncology
The Breast Clinic of Memphis
Germantown, Tennessee

Beth DuPree, MD, FACS
Medical Director
Breast Health Program
Holy Redeemer Hospital
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Principles of Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

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Linda Rader, RT(R)(M)
Clinical Applications Specialist, Knoxville, TN
Principles of Stereotactic (Includes all prone tables.)
Stereotactic Needle Positioning

Roger Jackman, MD
Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology, Stanford University
Medical Center, Stanford, CA
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: Strategies for Success
Needle Biopsy Accuracy by Stereo Compared to US and MRI
High Risk Lesions Diagnosed by Image Guided Needle Biopsy

William Poller, MD FACR
Director, Division of Breast Imaging, Allegheny General Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA
Principles of Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

For more information

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