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Laurie Margolies, MD, FACR
Associate Professor of Radiology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Chief of Radiology
Dubin Breast Center
Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai


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.

Breast MRI Case Review
Intriguing Cases ARCHIVE

Recording of a live webinar presented May 10, 2012.

Course Expires May 1st, 2017

To receive a credit certificate for this course, it must be completed

(view the recording, pass the posttest, AND print the certificate)

by 11:59pm April 30, 2017


A certified one-hour program for medical imaging and healthcare professionals including: radiologists, interventional radiologists, advanced radiologic technologists, oncologists, and surgeons.

Format: Archived Webinar
MD Credit:
MD Fee:

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1
  $25.00       $15

RT Credit:
RT Fee:
1.0 ARRT Category A+ (certificate accepted by ARMRIT)
  $10         $5

Course Overview

In the United States, breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women.[1] Early detection and treatment can often mean the difference between life and death.

Based on recent evidence on the efficacy of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening in high-risk patients, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has issued guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer that include MRI.[2] Additionally, MRI is emerging as an important tool in the treatment of breast cancer patients to evaluate the extent of disease, assess tumor response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and for preoperative planning.

This series brings to learners the opportunity to view a variety of breast MRI cases as expert faculty share their experience and approach to breast MRI in their practice.

[1] Source for incidence and mortality data: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program and the National Center for Health Statistics.  Available at
[]2] Saslow D, Boetes C, Burke W, Harms S, Leach MO, Lehman CD, et al. American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Advisory Group. American Cancer Society guidelines for breast screening with MRI as an adjunct to mammography. CA Cancer J Clin. 2007;57:75-89.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Develop a systematic strategy to interpret breast MR images and improve diagnostic accuracy
  • Use standardized terminology to assess and report breast MRI abnormalities in accordance with ACR BI-RADS® for MRI
  • Evaluate the role of morphology and kinetics when assessing a breast lesion
  • Apply standard methods and strategies for MRI-guided breast biopsy intervention

Tuition for this course includes unlimited access to the course and Certificate of Credit.
ICPME accepts American Express, MasterCard, and Visa. Please note: tuition payments are non-refundable.

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 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 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.

How to Receive 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.
  • 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 credit certificate from your account on

Faculty Biography
Laurie Margolies, MD, FACR

Dr. Margolies received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Margolies is currently Associate Professor of Radiology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Chief of Radiology at the Dubin Breast Center of the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Professional memberships include the New York Breast Imaging Society, of which she is now president; the American College of Radiology; the Society of Breast Imaging; and the Radiological Society of North America. She is a fellow of the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Margolies has spoken extensively in her areas of expertise and enjoys teaching, research, and patient care.   

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 has 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:

Laurie Margolies, MD, FACR has received consulting fees from Giotto Image, Hologic, Inc, and Konica Minolta.

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.

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

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