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MRI in Breast Cancer: Assessment of Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy

Are you using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in your practice to assess treatment response to neoadjuvant therapy? If not, maybe you should.


Physician and Nurse  Credit:  Available at Medscape Education
RT Credit: 1.00 ARRT Category A

Target Audience and Goal Statement
This activity is intended for radiologists, radiologic technologists, oncologists, pathologists, obstetricians & gynecologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons (including surgical oncologists), primary care physicians (PCPs), internal medicine specialists, nurses/nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs) involved in the care of patients with or at risk of breast cancer.

The goal of this activity is for the learner to be better able to use imaging to accurately assess treatment response to neoadjuvant therapy and effectively collaborate to provide patients with the best possible options for treatment of their early breast cancer.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in assessing treatment response to neoadjuvant therapy in patients with early breast cancer
    • Importance of collaboration between radiology and oncology that is essential for improving treatment of patients with breast cancer
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Utilize MRI to inform treatment decisions for patients undergoing adjuvant treatment of breast cancer

The Oncology Perspective: Assessment of Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy 

Joyce A. O’Shaughnessy, MD 

The Radiology Perspective: Assessment of Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy  

Elizabeth A. Morris, MD 

Panel: The Radiology and Oncology Multidisciplinary Team: Improving Patient Care 

Joyce A. O’Shaughnessy, MD and Elizabeth A. Morris, MD

Radiologic Technologist Continuing Education
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 Receive Credit
Important note: For Physician credit you must enroll and participate on the Medscape Education website.

  • Log-in to your account at
  • Enroll in and view the entire educational activity session.
  • At the conclusion of the lecture, close the Vimeo window.
  • Access the POSTTEST and EVALUATION by clicking on the appropriate icons located on the left sidebar.
  • A passing grade of at least 75% is required to receive credit. You may take the test up to 3 times.
  • Upon receipt of a passing grade, you will be able to print a certificate of credit from your account at
  • A summary of credits earned is available by clicking on the TRANSCRIPT REPORT tab located in your account.
Elizabeth A. Morris, MD 
Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology 
University of California, Davis School of Medicine 
Sacramento, California 

Joyce Ann O'Shaughnessy, MD 
Celebrating Women Chair in Breast Cancer Research 
Baylor University Medical Center 
Director, Breast Cancer Research Program 
Texas Oncology 
US Oncology Research Network 
Dallas, Texas

For questions regarding this program, please contact ICPME: