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Release Date
April 2013

Expiration Date
May 1, 2015





Jessica A. Guingrich, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Medical Director Breast Imaging
OSF Saint Francis Centers for Breast Health
Susan G. Komen Breast Center
Program Director of the Breast Fellowship Program
Susan G. Komen Breast 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



Automated Breast Ultrasound - An Adjunct to Mammography-
Recording of a live webinar presented on March 19, 2013

A certified, one-hour prerecorded webinar for radiologists who diagnose and treat patients with breast disease.


Format: Archived Webinar
MD Credit:  1.0 AMA PRA Category 1
(Available for physician credit only)
RT Credit:   No ARRT credit available
Fee for Credit Certificate: $0


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Course Overview
It has been shown that 41% of women have dense breast tissue.1 Recent studies report that mammographic breast density is associated with increased risk of breast cancer. Extensive mammographic density is strongly associated with the risk of breast cancer detected by screening or between screening tests. A substantial fraction of breast cancers can be attributed to this risk factor.2 With the passage of breast density notification legislation in several states and pending legislation in many more, breast imaging clinicians must address the need for screening options that will serve as an adjunct to traditional mammography.

With FDA approval of automated breast ultrasound3, the medical community is faced with evaluating automated breast ultrasound in terms of providing improved care for their patients 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 current practice, patient selection criteria, and operational concerns.

In this activity, faculty will discuss how automated breast ultrasound has impacted patient care and how this technology has been integrated into their clinical practice.

  1. Weigert J, Steenbergen S. The Connecticut experiment: the role of ultrasound in the screening of women with dense breasts.Breast J. 2012;18:517-522.
  2. Boyd NF, Guo H, Martin LJ, et al. Mammographic density and the risk and detection of breast cancer. N Engl J Med. 2007 Jan 18;356(3):227-236.
  3. In September 2012, U-Systems received FDA approved for somov® Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS™) INSIGHT system for use as an adjunct to mammography for breast cancer screening in asymptomatic women for whom screening mammography findings are normal or benign (BI-RADS Assessment Category 1 or 2), with dense breast parenchyma (BI-RADS Composition/Density 3 or 4), and have not had previous clinical breast intervention.

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

  • Evaluate the role of automated breast ultrasound when used with mammography screening patients for breast disease
  • Identify the types of patients who may benefit from automated breast ultrasound
  • Explain the patient management and operational issues of integrating automated breast ultrasound into clinical practice

ACCME Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and International Center for Postgraduate Medical Education (ICPME). 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

How to Participate
You will need a computer with Internet access. There is no fee or prerequisite 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 the WebEx Player.

How to Receive Credit
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. You will be redirected to the ICPME website.
  • From the COURSE HOME page, click the tabs 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.
Jessica A. Guingrich, MD

Dr. Guingrich received her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, followed by a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Guingrich also completed a mammography fellowship at the Susan G. Komen Breast Center (SGKBC) in Peoria.

She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and is currently the Medical Director of Breast Imaging as well as the Program Director of the Breast Imaging Fellowship Program at SGKBC.

In addition to her work at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and the Susan G. Komen Breast Center, Dr. Guingrich serves as Medical Director at the OSF St. Francis Centers for Breast Health.

Dr. Guingrich is certified by the American Board of Radiology. Her professional memberships include the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, Society of Breast Imaging, Society of Women Radiologists, American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society, and Peoria Medical Society.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Information

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy.  The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

The faculty has 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:

Jessica A. Guingrich, MD has no disclosures to report

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                
Linda McLean, MS
Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD
Victoria Phoenix, BS
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. The planners of this activity 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 the planners.  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.