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Release Date
October 2012

Expiration Date
November 1, 2017


Mary K. Hayes, MD

Chief, Women’s Imaging
Radiology Associates of Hollywood, Florida

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


4720-102A Image-Guided Breast Biopsy: Challenges and Solutions
in Stereotactic, Ultrasound and MRI Biopsies in Clinical Practice ARCHIVE

Recording of a live webinar presented on September 27, 2012

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

Format: Archived Webinar
Credit:  1.0 AMA PRA Category 1
Credit:  1.0 ARRT Category A
+ (accepted by ARMRIT)
Fee for Credit Certificate: $0


Course Overview
This course provides an overview of the clinical indications for performing image-guided breast biopsy, as well as patient triage and selection of appropriate imaging modality, biopsy device, and technical challenges and solutions.

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

  • Identify clinical indications for performing image-guided breast biopsy
  • Select appropriate biopsy device and technique for patients with a positive finding
  • Develop an algorithm when multiple breast biopsies are needed
  • Discuss technical challenges and solutions for performing biopsy with image guidance

Accreditation & Credit
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

Mary K. Hayes, MD
Dr. Mary K. Hayes is a board certified radiologist specializing in Women’s Imaging. She earned her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed her training in Los Angeles, with a residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and fellowship training at the UCLA Iris Cantor Center for Breast Imaging. In 1992, she joined Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood, FL and has continued to serve as Chief of Women’s Imaging Centers. The four centers at MHS are ACR-BICOE and NAPBC accredited and staffed by ten dedicated breast radiologists who work closely with a multidisciplinary team to treat over 700 new breast cancer patients each year.

Dr. Hayes has served on national panels including the ACR Committee on Practice Parameters and Appropriateness Criteria – Breast Imaging, NAPBC National Quality Measurements Committee, and with collaborative teams across the US on tomosynthesis research. She has been an invited speaker at the bipartisan Congressional Women’s Healthcare Summit in Washington, DC. In addition to a busy community-based breast imaging practice, for which she received the Spirit of Healing award, she has been an early adopter of innovative technology and trained radiologists on four continents on Breast Imaging and Intervention. Memorial Healthcare System is the second site in the US to implement SAVI SCOUT, a surgical guidance system, into clinical practice.

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:

Mary K. Hayes, MD, has reported receiving consulting fees 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
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





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.