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Harriet Borofsky, MD
Medical Director, Breast Imaging
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

Burlingame, CA




Tomosynthesis-guided Breast Biopsy Solutions

A free online lecture live with Dr. Harriet Borofsky for radiologists, nurses, and radiologic technologists
Available for CME, CNE, and CE credit

Link to tonight's webinar:

Thursday  :  April 25, 2019


Format: Online Lecture Live
Credit: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1
  1.0 ANCC Contact hour
  1.0 ARRT Category A
Tuition:  FREE


Lecture Overview
As breast imaging practices move from stereotactic to tomosynthesis-image guided biopsy, new solutions have emerged to improve throughput, diagnostic accuracy, and patient comfort.

This course will discuss the pros and cons of tomosynthesis-guided breast biopsy for abnormalities found on 3D mammography including upright and prone biopsy techniques and real-time specimen processing.1,2

1. Omofoye TS, Martaindale S, Teichgraeber DC, Parikh JR. Implementation of Upright Digital Breast Tomosynthesis-guided Stereotactic Biopsy. Acad Radiol. 2017;24(11):1451-1455.

2. Shin K, Teichgraeber D, Martaindale S, Whitman GJ. Tomosynthesis-Guided Core Biopsy of the Breast: Why and How to Use it. J Clin Imaging Sci. 2018;8:28.

Educational Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss the pros and cons of using tomosynthesis-guided breast biopsy for sampling mammographic abnormalities
  • Compare upright vs prone tomosynthesis-guided breast biopsy techniques
  • Discuss how new breast biopsy solutions are improving workflow, diagnostic accuracy, and patient comfort.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and International Center for Postgraduate Medical Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
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.

The European Accreditation Council for CME (EACCME®)
The UEMS-EACCME® has mutual recognition agreements with the American Medical Association (AMA) for live event and e-learning materials.

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Nurse Continuing Medical Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

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
This program is offered by ICPME through WebEx webinar service at no charge to the learner.

Credit cannot be granted for group viewing. To receive credit, each attendee must sign in on a separate computer.

  • Click ENROLL NOW and follow the registration instructions to register with ICPME.
  • You will receive an email from ICPME confirming your registration.
  • At the end of the registration process, click on ACCESS WEBINAR.
  • Detailed log-in instructions will be sent to you via e-mail the day before the webinar.

How to Receive Credit

  • To receive credit, each participant must attend the entire session and complete the postcourse evaluation within 7 days after the presentation.
  • Upon verification of your participation from the WebEx event report, you will receive an email from ICPME two weeks after the event with instructions to print your certificate of credit. You will not be able to print your certificate until that time.

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

Harriet B. Borofsky, MD

Dr. Borofsky joined Mills-Peninsula Medical Center after receiving her undergraduate degree from Brown University and medical degree from Harvard Medical School and after completing her residency and fellowship in radiology, breast imaging and body imaging at Stanford Medical Center. As medical director of breast imaging at the Mills-Peninsula Women’s Center, Harriet Borofsky, M.D. has been a champion for women’s health and early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. Her passion for breast health has kept Mills-Peninsula in the forefront of the latest, most important and impactful technologies, including digital breast tomosynthesis (3D Mammography), tomographic-guided biopsies and wireless needle localization procedures. Dr. Borofsky has also taken a leadership role in campaigning activities to assure that all women in the community have access to screening mammography. Her work with the Foundation Board enables over 500 uninsured women to participate in the community screening program annually.  Dr. Borofsky has written numerous articles and has been an invited speaker and guest lecturer on topics related to early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. She received the San Francisco Bay Area Top Doctors Award, San Francisco Magazine for the past 4 consecutive years, the Mills-Peninsula Physician of the Year award in 2006, the “Making a Difference for Women” award from the Mid-Peninsula chapter of Soroptimist International in 2007 and the deGuigne Award from the Mills-Peninsula Foundation in 2010.  She is a principle investigator for the STRIVE Study.

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.

Harriet Borofsky, MD, has received fees for non-CME/CE services from Hologic, Inc.

The PIM and ICPME planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

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

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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.