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Release Date:
July 18,2012

Expiration Date:
August 1, 2018


Jessica W. T. Leung, MD
Medical Director
Breast Health Center
California Pacific 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

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: Controversial Lesions

This course expires August 1st, 2018

If you want credit, this course must be completed (i.e. view the recording, pass the posttest, AND print the certificate) by no later than July 31st, 2018

Please note, after this course has expired, no aspect of the course will be accessible, including the recorded lecture.

Recording of a live webinar presented on June 20, 2012

A certified one-hour prerecorded webinar for breast imaging professionals including radiologists, interventional radiologists, and advanced-level radiologic technologists.

Format: Archived Webinar
Credit:  1.0 AMA PRA Category 1

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

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 course provides a brief overview of the clinical indications for performing stereotactic breast biopsy. Faculty will share cases that cover controversial lesions.

Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this 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

This activity 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.

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
There are no fees to participate in this activity.

  • Click the blue link. Complete the precourse survey 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 or Java.

There are no fees to participate in this activity.

  • 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 at

Faculty Biography
Dr. Leung graduated from Harvard University summa cum laude with a degree in biology and completed her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. She received her radiology residency and women’s imaging fellowship training at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Leung has held academic positions at Harvard Medical School and UCSF and has lectured extensively in the field of breast imaging both nationally and internationally. Currently Dr. Leung is the Medical Director of the Breast Health Center at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, a community-based comprehensive breast imaging center performing 50,000 examinations each year.

She has served on committees within major professional organizations, including American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, and Society of Breast Imaging. Dr. Leung was awarded the Hideyo Minagi Outstanding Teacher Award at UCSF in 2007. Dr. Leung’s research interest includes outcomes analysis in breast imaging.

Disclosure Information
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 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:

Jessica W.T. Leung, MD has received both consulting fees and fees for non-CME services from 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:

Sharon Cancino
Laura Excell, ND, NP, MS, MA, LPC, NCC
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, 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 view 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 extension 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.