BREAST IMAGING Intervention & Innovations

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CUT OFF DATE EXTENDED UPTO : 16th February, 2013

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Intervention & Innovations

Las Vegas, NV

Conference Co-Chairs:
Ellen B. Mendelson, MD
A. Thomas Stavros, MD

Kevin P. Bethke, MD
Julio A. Ibarra, MD
Stamatia Destounis, MD, FACR
Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR
Stephen A. Feig, MD, FACR
Laurie Margolies, MD, FACR

Welcome to BI3 2013

    This program offers you the opportunity for:
  • Greater confidence in your reporting by attending cutting-edge presentations.
  • Access to the experts in breast imaging.
  • Skills improvement after participating in the 4 workshops.

Course Objectives
After attending the course you will:

  • Characterize breast lesions using BI-RADS categories.
  • Correlate with mammo, ultrasound and MRI findings.
  • Perform accurate clinical diagnosis using the selection of appropriate breast imaging procedures.
  • Improve patient outcomes by engaging with all members of the breast cancer team.

Target Audience
This educational activity is offered to Radiologists, Mammography Technologists, Breast Surgeons and Sonographers.

Conference Co-Chairs:

Ellen B. Mendelson, MD
Professor of Radiology
Chief, Section of Breast Imaging
Lynn Sage Breast Center
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

A. Thomas Stavros, MD
Women's Imaging Radiologist
Sutter Medical Group Diagnostic Imaging
Sacramento, CA


Kevin P. Bethke, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Julio A. Ibarra, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology
University of California, Irvine
Medical Director of Pathology
Memorial Care Breast Evaluation Center
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
Fountain Valley, CA

Stamatia Destounis, MD, FACR
Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, LLC
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Rochester, NY

Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR
Director of Mammography
X-ray Associates of New Mexico, PC
Clinical Professor of Radiology
University of New Mexico
School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM

Stephen A. Feig, MD, FACR
Director, Breast Imaging
Professor of Radiology
University of California, Irvine
School of Medicine
Orange, CA

Laurie Margolies, MD, FACR
Associate Professor of Radiology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Chief of Radiology, Dubin Breast Center
Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Thursday, March 8, 2013
7:00amRegistration and Morning Refreshments
7:50amWelcome and Announcements–Mendelson, Stavro
8:00amControversies in Breast Imaging including Screening Benchmarks–Feig
8:45amCoding and Reimbursement issues–2013–Linver
9:30amIntroducing New Technologies into Your Practice –Destounis
10:15amCoffee Break
BI-RADS 5th – Moderator: Mendelson
10:45amBI–RADS Fifth Ed –Mammography with Interpretation of Calcifications(with ARS) –Feig
11:30amBI–RADS for Ultrasound (2nd ed.) – Emphasis on Masses (with ARS) –Mendelson
12:15pmLunch on your own
MRI IN 2013 – Moderator: Stavros
1;15pmBI–RADS for MRI (2nd ed) (with ARS) – Destounis
2:00pmMRI for Screening –Margolies
2:30pmClinical Experience with Automated US – Mendelson
3:00pmCoffee break
Workshops –
3:30pmUS–B Automated Ultrasound US–B IR–B Advanced Ultrasound Techniques
4:30pmMR–B MRI Cases DM US–B MR–B BI–RADS: Case Review
Saturday, March 9 ,2013
7:00amMorning Refreshments
8:00amBreast Anatomy–Normal and Abnormal –Stavros
8:45amPathology of High Risk Lesions and DCIS – Ibarra
9:30amSelection of Imaging Modality to Guide Percutaneous Interventional Procedures – Stavros
10:00amCoffee Break
10:30amMRI–Guided Interventions–Techniques and Concordance Issues – Margolies
11:15 amTomosynthesis–Technique, Applications, Workflow – Destounis
11:45amTomosynthesis Cases (with ARS) – Destounis
12:15pmLunch on your own
1:15pmBreast Conservation 2012: What Has Changed Since NSABP B-06 – Bethke
2:00pmImaging Evaluation of Lymph Nodes–What Has Changed Since 2011? – Stavros
2:30pmLarge Section Pathology in Staging and Margin Analysis – Ibarra
3:00pmCoffee Break
Workshops –
3:30pmUS–B Automated Ultrasound US–B IR–B Advanced Ultrasound Techniques
4:30pmMR–B MRI Cases DM US–B MR–B BI–RADS: Case Review
Sunday, March 10 ,2013
7:00amMorning Refreshments
8:00amBSGI and Other Nuclear Medicine Applications in Breast Imaging –Linver
8:45amElastography – Mendelson
9:15amTumor Board Cases (with ARS) – Moderator: Feig; Faculty
10:00amCoffee Break
10:30amOpen Panel Discussion with Q & A – Moderator: Mendelson
11:15amNew and Future Technologies for Breast Imaging –Stavros
12:00 NoonAdjourn

Early Bird Tuition Postmarked by February 13, 2013
$795 BI3 conference only | Physicians
$545 BI3 conference only | Residents/fellows,active military (letter required); retired and non-physicians
$495 Tomosynthesis workshop only
$1190 Combined Tomo Workshop and BI3 conference | Physicians
$940 Combined Tomo Workshop and BI3 conference | Residents/fellows, active military (letter required)
Standard Tuition
Postmarked after February 13, 2013 –Add $40.00 to Early Bird Tuition

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Cut-off Date: February 13,2013

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The Institute for Advanced Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Advanced Medical Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Conference attendees earn 19 credits and Tomo workshop attendees earn 8 credits.

    This program lists modality-specific credits being offered at the conference according to the following codes:
  • Digital Mammography Nuclear Medicine
  • Breast MRI Interventional Radiology
  • Breast Ultrasound TOMO Tomosynthesis
  • Self Assessment Module (SAM)
  • Application for one SAM credit has been submitted to the American Board of Radiology. Visit for the current status of our SAM application.

    Category A, ARRT Continuing Education Credits Application for Category A credits is pending with the AHRA.