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Original Release Date:
June 16, 2011

Review Date:
March 24, 2016

Expiration Date:
April 1, 2017





Mary K. Hayes, MD
Chief, Women’s Imaging
Radiology Associates of Hollywood, Florida



Equipment Requirements

PC: Win7/Win8, Pentium processor or faster, at least 2GB RAM, Internet Explorer version 10/11, Mozilla FireFox version 33.0.

MAC: OS version 10.8/10.9, Intel processor, at least 2GB RAM, Safari version 6.2, FireFox 33.0

Recording of a live webinar presented on May 17, 2011 intended for Breast Imaging Professionals


MD Credit:  1.0 AMA PRA Category 1
MD Fee:     
   $25.00    $5

RT Credit:    1.0 ARRT Category A+
RT Fee:       
    $10        $5


Course Overview
Stereotactic breast biopsy is routinely used for mammography-detected breast lesions requiring tissue diagnosis. Accuracy of percutaneous image-guided breast biopsy has been improved through the use of stereotactic guidance for non-palpable masses, obviating the need for a surgical procedure and causing less discomfort and minimal risk to the patient and cost savings to the healthcare practice.

This webinar provides an overview of the clinical indications for performing stereotactic breast biopsy, as well as pitfalls, patient management, and selection of appropriate device.

Educational Objectives
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify clinical indications for stereotactic breast biopsy

  • Discuss the challenges and pitfalls of performing stereotactic breast biopsy

  • Select the appropriate biopsy technique and device

  • Describe how to manage risk to the patient before, during, and after the procedure

Accreditation & Credit

ACCME Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and International Center for Postgraduate Medical Education. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

SA-CME: This activity meets the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Maintenance of Certification Program.

The European Accreditation Council for CME (EACCME®)
The UEMS-EACCME® has mutual recognition agreements with the American Medical Association (AMA) for live events and e-learning materials. For more information go to

Radiologic Technologists
This program has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 1.0 hour of ARRT Category A+ continuing education credit.

ICPME accepts American Express, MasterCard, and Visa.

Please note: tuition payments are non-refundable.

Tuition for this course includes:

  • Unlimited access to the course
  • Certificate of Credit

How to Participate
There is a fee to register for this activity.There are no prerequisites for this program. Estimated time to complete this activity is one hour.

  • Click ENROLL NOW and follow the registration and payment instructions
  • Click the blue link to view the course.

How To Recieve Credit

  • Login to your account at
  • Listen to the entire online presentation.
  • From your ICPME account, click on MY ACCOUNT, and click on the Course.   
  • On the Course page, click the buttons for POSTTEST and for EVALUATION.
  • A passing grade of at least 75% is required to receive credit. You may take the test up to three times.
  • Upon receipt of a passing grade, you will be able to print and/or save a certificate of credit from your account at

Faculty Biography
Mary K. Hayes, M.D.
Dr. Mary K. Hayes is a board certified radiologist specializing in Women’s Imaging. She earned her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed her training in Los Angeles, with a residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and fellowship training at the UCLA Iris Cantor Center for Breast Imaging. In 1992, she joined Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood, FL and has continued to serve as Chief of Women’s Imaging Centers. The four centers at MHS are ACR-BICOE and NAPBC accredited and staffed by ten dedicated breast radiologists who work closely with a multidisciplinary team to treat over 700 new breast cancer patients each year.

Dr. Hayes has served on national panels including the ACR Committee on Practice Parameters and Appropriateness Criteria – Breast Imaging, NAPBC National Quality Measurements Committee, and with collaborative teams across the US on tomosynthesis research. She has been an invited speaker at the bipartisan Congressional Women’s Healthcare Summit in Washington, DC. In addition to a busy community-based breast imaging practice, for which she received the Spirit of Healing award, she has been an early adopter of innovative technology and trained radiologists on four continents on Breast Imaging and Intervention. Memorial Healthcare System is the second site in the US to implement SAVI SCOUT, a surgical guidance system, into clinical practice.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Mary K. Hayes, MD, has reported receiving consulting fees from Hologic, Inc. and Naviscan, Inc.

The planners and managers below reported NO financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Jan Hixon, RN, BSN, MA
Trace Hutchison, PharmD
Julia Kimball, RN, BSN
Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD
Linda McLean, MS
Victoria Phoenix, BS
Lisa Schleelein, MEd
Patricia Staples, MSN, NP-C, CCRN

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. PIM, ICPME and Hologic do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of PIM, ICPME and Hologic. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


For questions regarding this program, please contact ICPME:
Phone: 607-257-5860 x 10


This activity was supported by an independent educational grant from Hologic.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.