ECR 2019 TOPIC PACKAGE

Breast imaging: basics

  • 11 LECTURES
  • 311 MINUTES
  • 11 SPEAKERS
  • ESR MEMBERS €9
  • NON-MEMBERS €19

Learning Objectives:

Fundamentals of mammography

  1. To understand the anatomy, normal variants and abnormalities of the female breast.
  2. To become familiar with the technical aspects of diagnostic mammography, especially in regard to dose and image quality.
  3. To become familiar with the principles of current practice and risk/benefit analysis in breast cancer screening.
 

Breast cancer diagnosis and interventions

  1. To learn the different presentation of normal breast patterns and the appearance of common benign diseases and of breast cancer at mammography, ultrasound and MRI.
  2. To understand principles and basic application of standardised diagnostic categorisation systems such as the ACR breast imaging reporting and data system (BI-RADS®).
  3. To become familiar with indications, contraindications and technical aspects of image-guided interventional breast procedures (fine needle aspiration, core needle biopsy, vacuum-assisted biopsy, presurgical localisation).
 

Advanced imaging of the female breast

  1. To learn the different presentation of normal breast patterns and the appearance of common benign diseases and of breast cancer at mammography, ultrasound and MRI.
  2. To understand principles and basic application of standardised diagnostic categorisation systems such as the ACR breast imaging reporting and data system (BI-RADS®).
  3. To become familiar with indications, contraindications and technical aspects of image-guided interventional breast procedures (fine needle aspiration, core needle biopsy, vacuum-assisted biopsy, presurgical localisation).
 

Diagnosis and management of common ductal and nipple-areolar-…

  1. To learn about NAC and ductal anatomy, and pathology.
  2. To become familiar with the practical workflow in everyday clinical practice.
 

Techniques, artefacts and pitfalls in breast MRI

  1. To describe the basic techniques for breast MRI (including DWI).
  2. To illustrate patient-related and technical artefacts, and pitfalls in breast MR.
Screening with mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis  

Combined screening with mammography and ultrasound

  1. To learn about the benefits and limitations of population-based mammography screening.
  2. To become familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of digital breast tomosynthesis.
  3. To appreciate sources of error in mammography screening.
 

Personalised multimodality screening with MRI

  1. To learn about the added value of ultrasound in screening and its indications.
  2. To become familiar with the current level of evidence for screening with ultrasound.
  3. To appreciate the role of ultrasound in clinical practice.
 

Preoperative staging with MRI: results of preoperative MRI

  1. To learn about the evidence for and against the use of MRI in preoperative staging.
  2. To understand the background, design and early results of the MIPA trial.
  3. To be able to explain the role of preoperative MRI during multidisciplinary tumour board meetings.
 

MR imaging biomarkers for the clinical setting

  1. To learn about the different biomarkers that are available and the evidence for using them in patients with breast cancer.
  2. To understand in which clinical settings biomarkers might be of value.
  3. To appreciate the newer techniques that are being developed and tested clinically.
 

Screening with abbreviated protocols

  1. To learn about the evidence for abbreviated MRI and the comparison with standard protocols.
  2. To understand the different protocols for abbreviated MRI and the merits of each sequence used.
  3. To appreciate the advantages and limitations for abbreviated MRI.

Categories and Tags

  • BASIC
  • LEVEL I+II

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