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Release Date: 
October 21, 2014

Expiration Date:
November 1, 2017




Sarah M. Friedewald, MD
Section Chief of Breast Imaging
Co-Medical Director
  of the Caldwell Breast Center
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Park Ridge, IL

Sharon B. Mass, MD, FACOG
Morristown Obstetrical
  & Gynecological Associates
Morristown, NJ


Hardware and Software Needed to Participate
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



5103-202A Digital Breast Tomosynthesis:

Clinical Perspectives
on a New Breast Cancer Screening Modality ARCHIVE

Recording of a live webinar presented on September 22, 2014


A certified one-hour prerecorded webinar for radiologists, radiologic technologists,
gynecologists, primary care physicians, and other healthcare professionals
who refer patients for breast cancer screening.

Format: Archived Webinar
Credit:  1.0 AMA PRA Category 1

Credit:  1.0 ARRT Category A
Fee for Credit Certificate: $0


This activity qualifies for 1.0 hour of training for the Hologic Selenia® Dimensions® 3D Mammography™ System


Course Overview
Now that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has become a well-established breast imaging modality, referring physicians and radiologists are confronted with selecting the appropriate imaging choice from an even wider array of screening and diagnostic tools.

Sarah M. Friedewald, MD, Section Chief and Co-Medical Director of Caldwell Breast Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Sharon B. Mass, MD, FACOG, an obstetrician/gynecologist at Morristown Obstetrics and Gynecological Associations, will discuss recent research on the value of DBT as a screening tool, discuss current controversies in screening, eg, over-diagnosis and survival benefits; and the impact of breast density legislation on breast screening practices.

Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Evaluate the potential role of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for enhancing the screening and diagnosis of breast disease
  • Identify the types of patients who may benefit from screening DBT
  • Evaluate current controversies in breast cancer screening
  • Discuss the impact of breast density legislation on breast screening practices

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 Credits™. 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 and Radiology Administrators
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 Enroll and Participate
This program is offered by ICPME through WebEx webinar service. There are no fees or prerequisites for this program.

  • Click the blue link. Complete the precourse evaluation, then 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 WebEx Player or JAVA.

Your online account with ICPME serves as a permanent record of credit certificates earned through

  • Log-in to your account at
  • 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.
  • 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, you will be able to print a certificate of credit from your account at

Faculty Biography

Sarah M. Friedewald, MD
Sarah “Sally” M. Friedewald, MD, is the Section Chief of Breast Imaging and Co-Medical Director of the Caldwell Breast Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL, near Chicago.

Dr. Friedewald received her medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. After a surgical internship, she attended the Diagnostic Radiology residency program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her fellowship in women’s imaging was completed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Most recently, Dr. Friedewald served as lead author of research published in June 2014 in the the Journal of the American Medical Association titled: “Breast Cancer Screening Using Tomosynthesis in Combination with Digital Mammography.” Dr. Friedewald participates in breast imaging multicenter trials, teaches residents and medical students, and is involved in hospital administration. Additionally, she is a Clinical Image Reviewer for the Breast Ultrasound Accreditation Program for the American College of Radiology.

Sharon B. Mass, MD, FACOG
Dr. Mass is an obstetrician/gynecologist who practices at Morristown Obstetrics and Gynecological Associates in Morristown, NJ. Dr. Mass received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and she completed her residency in Ob/Gyn at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Mass has held leadership positions in the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for the past 18 years. Currently, Dr. Mass serves as Chair of the New Jersey Section of ACOG and also chairs the NJ State Women's Health Coalition. She is the ACOG representative to the United States Breastfeeding Committee.

Dr. Mass enjoys taking care of women of all ages, from adolescence through menopause, and managing both high- and low-risk pregnancies. She has been named as a “Top Doctor” in New Jersey Monthly magazine.

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:

  • Sarah M. Friedewald, MD, has received consulting fees and fees for non-CME services from Hologic, Inc.
  • Sharon B. Mass, MD, FACOG has received consulting fees from Ella Health.

The following planners and managers hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Sharon Cancino
Laura Excell, ND, NP, MS, MA, LPC, NCC

Trace Hutchison, PharmD
Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CCMEP
Linda McLean, MS
Victoria Phoenix, BS
Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CCMEP

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. The planners of this activity 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 the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

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This activity is supported by an independent grant from Hologic, Inc.

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.

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