CME Credit Information

Number of Credits: 3 CME Credits

Credit Type:


Course Objectives

After completing this course, the participant should be able to:

  • describe methods, accuracy and possible complications of stereotactic biopsy
  • describe an algorithm for breast biopsy under image guidance
  • discuss factors impacting concordance in breast biopsy
  • discuss the pros and cons of stereotactic biopsy with upright vs. prone equipment


Marcela Böhm-Vélez MD, FACR
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Tommy Cupples, MD
Breast Imaging and Intervention
Women's Care at ImageCare, LLC
Columbia, SC

Michael Lagios, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology
Stanford University Medical
Director Breast Cancer Consultation Service
Tiburon, CA

Gary Whitman, MD
Professor of Radiology
Medical Director of the Mobile Mammography Program
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX


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 enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

These credits are accepted by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization.

Target Audience

Breast Surgeons and radiologists.

System Requirements

In order to complete this program you must have a computer with a recent browser version. You must also have the capability to display and print PDF files in order to view and print out your certificate. (Note: Your CME certificate is stored in your account and is available at any time.)

For any questions or problems concerning this program or for problems related to the printing of the certificate, please contact IAME at 802-824-4433 or .

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity during the valid credit period. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test. 

Follow these steps to earn CME credit:

  • Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
  • Study the educational content online or printed out.
  • Take the CME quiz. Choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

Your CME credits will be archived in the account you create and can be accessed at any time.

Estimated Time for Completion:
approximately 3 hours.
Date of Release: August 1, 2011
Date of Most Recent Review: May 20, 2018
Expiration Date: May 20, 2021 



In compliance with the Essentials and Standards of the ACCME, the author of this CME tutorial is required to disclose any significant financial or other relationships they may have with commercial interests.

Marcela Bohm-Velez, MD
Advisory Board: Medipattern
Speaker: Dilon

Tommy Cupples, MD
Consultant: Siemens and U-Systems
Consultant and Speaker: Ethicon Endosurgery

Michael D. Lagios, MD and Gary Whitman, MD disclose no such relationships exist.

No one at IAME who had control over the planning or content of this activity has relationships with commercial interests.