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June 17, 2020


July 1, 2022

Stamatia V. Destounis, MD, FACR
Elizabeth Wende Breast Care
Rochester, NY

Stephen A. Feig, MD, FACR
University of California Irvine

Irvine, CA

Gillian M. Newstead, MD, FACR
The University of Chicago

Chicago, IL


Hardware and Software Needed to Participate
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



2019 Chicago International Breast Course
Advancing the Art of Breast Imaging

This online activity is one of 10 Sessions recorded at the 2019 Chicago International Breast Course Annual Meeting held in Chicago November 1-3, 2019.

A comprehensive breast imaging course for breast imaging radiologists, surgeons, oncologists, radiologic technologists, and other physicians and health care providers dedicated to breast care.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This course expires July 1, 2022

If you want credit, this course must be completed (i.e. view course content PDF file), pass the posttest, AND print the certificate)
by no later than 5PM Eastern Standard Time on June 30, 2022

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

Format:       On-demand Conference Session
MD Credit:  2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 / Fee: $50.00

RT Credit:   2.25 ARRT Category A / Fee: $33.75


  • Digital Breast Tomosynthesis=0.25
  • Mammography = 1.25
  • Molecular Breast Imaging = 0.25
  • Breast MRI= 0.75
  • Ultrasound=0.25

Conference Overview
The 2019 Chicago International Breast Course (CIBC) offered training using cutting-edge technology with an advanced but practical approach. The three-day conference comprehensively covered breast imaging modalities, including digital breast tomosynthesis, handheld and automated whole breast US, fast-sequence MRI, and molecular breast imaging. Course topics included breast cancer screening and high-risk management controversies, quality and safety, patient engagement, clinical practice concerns, and the use of AI in breast image interpretation.

Session I: Breast Cancer Screening
1.1  Why are Screening Mammography Guidelines Controversial?
Stephen A. Feig, MD, FACR, FSBI
University of California Irvine
Irvine, CA

1.2  Can Population-based and Personalized Screening Coexist?
Stamatia Destounis, MD, FACR, FSBI, FAIUM
Elizabeth Wende Breast Care
Rochester, NY

1.3  Abbreviated MRI for Screening
Gillian M. Newstead, MD, FACR
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

(Handout Not Available per Faculty Request)

1.4  Supplemental Screening Modalities: What Kinds of Cancers Do We Find?
Stephen A. Feig, MD, FACR
University of California Irvine
Irvine, CA

(Handout Not Available per Faculty Request)

Conference Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be better able to:

  • Define screening controversies and address the current state of breast cancer screening
  • Describe multimodality approaches to breast cancer screening and early diagnosis
  • Review the current American College of Radiology’s breast imaging practice parameters
  • Gain confidence and competence in supplemental ultrasound screening using hand held and automated devices
  • Apply risk strategies to management, treatment, and prevention of breast cancer
  • Define principles of artificial intelligence (AI) and applications to breast imaging practices
  • Develop personalized and coordinated breast care to optimize patient outcomes

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 the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, the International Center for Postgraduate Medical Education (ICPME), and NorthShore University HealthSystem. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 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 event and e-learning materials.

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Radiologic Technologists
This program has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 2.25 hours of ARRT Category A continuing education credit.

Tuition for this course includes:

  • Downloadable slide set when permissable
  • Unlimited access to the Session
  • Certificate of Credit

ICPME accepts American Express, MasterCard, and Visa.
Please note: tuition payments are non-refundable.

How to Enroll and Participate
Estimated time to complete this activity is 2.25 hours.

  • Click ENROLL NOW, CONTINUE through the shopping cart, CONFIRM ORDER, and ACCESS COURSE NOW.
  • There are 4 lectures in this Session. Click the blue link to access each lecture.
  • Once you are enrolled, you can return to this Session anytime. To return to this Session, login to your account at, click on MY ACCOUNT, and click on the Session title.  

How to Receive Credit
Your online account with ICPME serves as a permanent record of credit certificates earned through

  • Login to your account at
  • View each lecture in the Session.
  • After viewing the Session lectures, login to your account at, click on MY ACCOUNT, and click on the Session title.   
  • From the Session 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

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity. Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Faculty to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Disclosure Information
Stamatia V. Destounis, MD, FACR – has no relevant financial relationships.
Stephen A. Feig, MD, FACR - has no relevant financial relationships.

Gillian M. Newstead, MD, FACR – has served as a consultant for Paragon

The staff of the Center for Continuing Medical Education at the University of Chicago and ICPME planners and managers have no disclosures.


Disclosure of Unlabled 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.


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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 and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.