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Release Date:
April 2012

Expiration Date:
May 1, 2015



Jules H. Sumkin, DO, FACR
Professor of Radiology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Chief of Radiology
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC




Margarita L. Zuley, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Medical Director of Breast Imaging
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC



Equipment Requirements

PC: Windows XP/Vista/Win7, Pentium processor or faster, at least 1 GB RAM, Internet Explorer version 8 and 9, Mozilla FireFox version 15.

MAC: OS version 10.6/10.7/10/8, Intel processor or faster, at least 1 GB RAM, Safari version 5, FireFox version 15.

Recording of a live webinar presented on March 8, 2012

A certified one-hour prerecorded webinar for radiologists, advanced-level radiologic technologists, and other healthcare professionals who treat and manage patients with breast disease.

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

In February 2011, the FDA approved digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for use in breast imaging. The approval of DBT adds to the already wide range of breast screening and diagnostic imaging options available to physicians.

With FDA approval of DBT, the medical community is faced with evaluating DBT in terms of providing improved care for their patient population and the impact of this new technology on their medical practice. This evaluation process involves consideration of the pros and cons of the technology compared to their current practice, patient selection criteria, and operational concerns.

Faculty will present multiple pathology-proven case studies that compare views of traditional mammography to DBT. Discussion will also include strengths and weaknesses of DBT and its utility in these pathology-proven cases

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

  • Explain the advantages of DBT versus traditional mammography
  • Describe the technical challenges of DBT, eg, calcifications
  • Discuss how DBT fits into the diagnostic and screening breast imaging paradigm

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 American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 1.0 ARRT Category A+ CE credit.

How to Participate

There are no fees to participate in this activity. Each participant will need a computer with internet access.

  • 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 Receive Credit
Credit CANNOT be granted for group viewing.  To receive credit, EACH attendee must sign in on a separate computer.

  • 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 Biographies

Jules H. Sumkin, DO, FACR
Dr. Sumkin is Professor of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Chief of Radiology at the Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Sumkin completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and medical degree in osteopathy at Ohio University, Athens. Dr. Sumkin completed a rotating internship at Doctor’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. He also completed a residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, and a fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Sumkin’s professional memberships include the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Society of Breast Imaging, and the Radiological Society of North America. He is also an elected fellow of the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Sumkin has published over 70 articles in scientific journals, including Radiology, Medical Physics, American Journal of Roentgenology, and Journal of Surgical Oncology. He has authored a number of invited papers, proceedings, books, chapters, and has spoken widely in his areas of expertise.

Dr. Sumkin serves on the editorial board of Reports in Medical Imaging and on the international editorial board of Journal of Breast Health.

Margarita L. Zuley, MD
Dr. Zuley is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh and the Medical Director of Breast Imaging at Magee-Womens Hospital.  She completed her residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical College and her fellowship training at Magee-Womens Hospital.

Dr. Zuley sits on several committees for the American College of Radiology, the American Board of Radiology, and the Society of Breast Imaging. She also serves as a reviewer for NIH grants and as a consultant to the FDA Radiologic Devices Panel.

Active areas of research currently include new technology evaluation, including digital breast tomosynthesis and cone beam CT. Dr. Zuley is currently the principal investigator on grants from the Susan G. Komen Foundation and from industry to investigate these new technologies. 

Conflict 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 below have 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:

Jules H. Sumkin, DO, FACR has received funding for contracted research for Hologic, Inc.
Margarita L. Zuley, MD has received funding for contracted research for Hologic, 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:

Trace Hutchison, PharmD
Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD
Linda McLean, MS
Victoria Phoenix, BS

Lisa Schleelein, MEd
Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CCMEP
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 x10




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.