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Steven P. Poplack, MD, FSBI
Associate Professor of Radiology & OB/GYN
Dartmouth Medical School
Director of Breast Imaging
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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

Diagnostic Breast Ultrasound Imaging
Recording of a live webinar presented on April 24, 2012

A certified one-hour prerecorded webinar for radiologists, radiologic technologists, and other healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat 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

Successful use of ultrasound to guide breast interventional procedures relies on high-quality imaging, expertise in lesion characterization and patient selection, experience in ultrasound-guided techniques for accurate lesion localization and sampling, and effective methods of obtaining tissue for analysis. [1]

Faculty will present an overview of breast ultrasound (US) imaging including patient indications, equipment and technique, and the US lexicon for communication and reporting. Cases will show US of the axilla, US-guided cryoablation, and second-look US for MRI of the breast, as well as mammography and pathology correlation.

[1] American College of Radiology. ACR Practice Guideline for the Performance of Ultrasound-guided Percutaneous Breast Interventional Procedures. Revised 2009.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify appropriate indications for diagnostic breast ultrasound
  • Correlate breast ultrasound with other imaging modalities
  • Identify characteristics of ultrasound abnormalities that are appropriate for short-term follow-up
  • Utilize ultrasound of the axilla to identify lymph node metastases from breast cancer

Accreditation & Credit
This enduring material has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the 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
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
You will need a computer with Internet access.  There are no fees or prerequisite for this program.

  • Click the blue link. Complete the precourse evaluation and click SUBMIT.
  • Once the precourse survey 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.

How to Receive Credit

  • 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. 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. Poplack is Associate Professor of Radiology and OB/GYN at Dartmouth Medical School and Director of Breast Imaging at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  Dr. Poplack received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine.  He went on to complete his residency training in diagnostic radiology at Yale-New Haven Medical Center, as well as a fellowship in Body Imaging, CT, MRI, Ultrasound and Mammography. Dr. Poplack is board certified, specializing in breast imaging and intervention. He is recognized internationally for his scientific contributions in the field of new breast imaging technology development.

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:

Steven P. Poplack, MD, FSBI has received funding for contracted research for Hologic, Inc. 

The following planners and managers have 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:

Sharon Cancino
Laura Excell, ND, NP, MS, MA, LPC, NCC                    
Trace Hutchison, PharmD              
Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD       
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, Inc., 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, Inc. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

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.

For questions regarding this program, please contact ICPME:
Phone: 607-257-5860 x10

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