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Release Date:
June 16, 2011

Expiration Date:
July 1, 2015




Mary K. Hayes, MD
Medical Director
Women’s Imaging Centers
Memorial Healthcare System
Hollywood, FL



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.


Format: Archived Webinar
Credit:  1.0 AMA PRA Category 1
Credit:  1.0 ARRT Category A+
Fee for Credit Certificate: $0


Click the ENROLL NOW icon to the left to view this program ONLINE.

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 live 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 live activity 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.

How to Participate
There are no fees to participate in this activity.

  • Click the blue link. Complete the precourse evaluation and click SUBMIT.
  • Once the precourse evaluation is submitted, click on the blue link again to view the course.
  • Click on PLAYBACK. To view the streaming video, you may have to download the WebEx Player or Java.

Please note: The WebEx platform will play on desktop or laptop computers only. It will not play on mobile devices.

How To Recieve Credit

  • View the entire one-hour session. The question-and-answer period at the end of the lecture is not required to receive credit.
  • At the conclusion of the lecture, close the WebEx Player window. You will be redirected to the ICPME website.
  • From the COURSE HOME 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, click the certificate tab to print a credit certificate.

Faculty Biography
Dr. Hayes joined Radiology Associates of Hollywood after completing her fellowship training at the Iris Cantor Breast Imaging Center at UCLA.  She is the Medical Director of Women’s Imaging at Memorial Healthcare System Hospitals (Memorial Regional, Memorial West, Memorial Pembroke, Memorial Miramar, and Memorial Regional South hospitals).

Dr. Hayes has been the recipient of the “Spirit of Healing Award” in 2009 and is a member of the American College of Radiology Breast Committee on Appropriateness Guidelines and serves as chair of the Guidelines and Standards Breast Imaging Draft Writing Committee. She has been awarded research grants from the National Institutes of Health, Hologic, Inc., and Naviscan, Inc. to study breast patients with Digital Tomosynthesis Mammography and PEM (PET Mammography) imaging.

Dr. Hayes works with a team of 12 fellowship-trained, dedicated breast imaging radiologists in a community hospital-based practice where over 700 new breast cancer patients are diagnosed each year. Weekly breast interdisciplinary tumor boards with dedicated breast surgeons, plastic surgeons, breast medical oncologists, breast pathologists, breast genetics counselors and nurse navigators enrich the patient care experience.  Support from nutritionists, massage, and complementary medicine helps provide treatment tailored to each individual patient.  

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by PIM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. 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 relationship 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



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 on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.