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Release Date:
June 5, 2013


Expiration Date:
July 1, 2018



Rachel F. Brem, MD, FACR
Director, Breast Imaging & Interventional Center
George Washington University Medical Center
Professor of Radiology
Vice Chair, Research and Faculty Development
George Washington University School of Medicine



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


A certified prerecorded webinar for radiologists and advanced-level radiologic technologists who diagnose and treat patients with breast disease.

Recording of a live webinar presented on May 16, 2013

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 June 30, 2018.

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


Format: Archived Webinar
Credit:  1.0 AMA PRA Category 1

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

Course Overview
Expertise in ultrasound breast imaging and interventional technique is essential for successful clinical diagnosis, tissue sampling, and improved patient management. Radiologists and radiologic technologists must be familiar with and have a complete understanding of US technology and the many adjunct technical tools available in order to optimize the clinical application of US in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of breast disease.

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

  • Identify clinical indications for diagnostic and interventional US imaging
  • Choose appropriate adjunct tools to optimize the diagnostic US examination
  • Select the appropriate US-guided biopsy technique and device to adequately sample breast tissue
  • Discuss strategies to overcome challenges of US imaging and biopsy technique

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 Enroll and Participate
There are no fees or prerequisites to participate in this program. Estimated time to complete this activity is one hour.

  • Click on the blue link. Complete the precourse questions and SUBMIT.
  • Click on the blue link again to view the recording.

How to Receive a Credit Certificate
Your certificate of credit will remain in your account at as a permanent record of your participation.

  • Log-in to your account at
  • View the entire educational activity session. At the conclusion of the lecture, close the Vimeo window.
  • Return to the course in your account at
  • From the COURSE HOME page, click the button 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

Your certificate of credit will remain in your account at as a permanent record of your participation.

Faculty Biography
Dr. Brem earned her medical degree from Columbia University, followed an internship in internal medicine at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and residency in radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She pursued additional training in both magnetic resonance imaging and breast imaging as a fellow at the Johns Hopkins Department of Radiology and Radiological Science.

Dr. Brem has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has chapters in several books, including Advances in Radiology & Radiation Oncology and Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology. She presently serves as a reviewer on numerous journals, including The Journal of the National  Cancer InstituteAmerican Journal of Roentgenology, The Breast Journal, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, and Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Dr. Brem is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and a member of the Radiologic Society of North America, Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, American Association of Women Radiologists, Society of Breast Imaging, among others.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
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 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:

Rachel F. Brem, MD, FACR has reported ownership interest in Dilon Technologies, Inc. and iCAD, 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    
Linda McLean, MS
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.

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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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Hologic, Inc