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Release Date:
July 2013

Expiration Date:
August 1, 2016



Kara L. Carlson, MD
Medical Director
Evergreen Breast Health Center
Radia Medical Imaging
Kirkland, WA


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



The 2nd in a Series of Three - with Dr. Kara L. Carlson

Case Studies in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Recording of a live webinar presented on June 20, 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


This activity qualifies for 1.0 hour of training for the Hologic Selenia® Dimensions® 3D Mammography™ System

Click ENROLL NOW to register for this program

Course Overview
The second in a series of three, one-hour webinars for radiologists will focus on building skills in interpreting digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) cases. Similarities and differences between 2D and 3D mammography will be highlighted, followed by a review of several different case studies, during which participants will have the opportunity to read over the shoulder of faculty.

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

  • Evaluate the potential role of DBT as a complementary imaging modality for screening and diagnostic patients.
  • Explain the similarities and differences between 2D and 3D mammography.
  • Develop a systematic strategy for interpreting breast tomosynthesis images for improved diagnostic accuracy.

Accreditation & Credit

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 through the joint sponsorship of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and International Center for Postgraduate Medical Education.  The Postgraduate 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 Enroll and Participate
You will need a computer with Internet access. Credit cannot be granted for group viewing. 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.

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.

Faculty Biography
Dr. Carlson received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Iowa. Internal medicine internships were at Good Samaritan Hospital and Evanston Hospital, followed by a diagnostic radiology residency at Northwestern University. Dr. Carlson completed a mammography/musculoskeletal fellowship at the University of Michigan where she was “Fellow of the year.”

Currently Dr. Carlson serves as medical director of Evergreen Health Breast Center in Kirkland, WA and is a partner and Board member with Radia Medical Imaging. Her subspecialty is breast imaging. She has been nominated for Top Doctor for Women in Breast Cancer Imaging in Seattle Magazine and was awarded the “Promise of One” Volunteer Award from the Puget Sound Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

She is a member of the American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging. In her free time, she enjoys competitive sailboat racing, paddle boarding, snow skiing, and golfing with her family and two yellow labs.

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 following faculty reported this 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:

Kara L. Carlson, MD, has received consulting fees from Hologic, Inc.

The following planners and managers 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.

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.