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Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: November 26, 2019
Expires: November 25, 2020
45 minutes to complete

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Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is radiologists, obstetrician-gynecologists, primary care physicians and other health care professionals involved in imaging, or referral for imaging, of patients with dense breasts.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review the effects that dense breasts have on cancer risk, as well as their effect on the interpretation of imaging results used in diagnosis and screening.
  • Summarize evidence-based classification criteria used to measure breast density.
  • Determine when it is appropriate to use advanced imaging in patients with dense breasts.
  • Assess the safety of gadolinium-based contrast agents for use in advanced magnetic resonance imaging.
  • Evaluate processes and procedures that can improve the ordering of conventional and advanced imaging for women with dense breasts.
  • Incorporate processes that improve the multidisciplinary management of patients with dense breasts that are undergoing screening or diagnostic follow-up.

Activity Description

Screening mammography has remained the most useful tool for breast cancer detection and has consistently demonstrated a reduction in breast cancer mortality. Dense breast tissue absorbs significantly more radiation during mammography than fatty breast tissue, reducing the accuracy of mammography in women with this condition. However, other imaging modalities exist to increase the accuracy of detecting cancer in dense breast tissue. In this continuing medical education panel discussion, expert physicians from multiple fields will explore alternative imaging modalities for examining breast tissue, in addition to mammography, to diagnose breast cancer in women.

Faculty

Activity Chair:
Deepa Sheth, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Breast Imaging Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
  • Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Faculty:
Susan Hong, MD, MPH
Director of Cancer Survivorship
Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL
  • Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Iris Romero, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Ob/Gyn
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
  • Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
  • Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Vindico Medical Education Staff:
  • Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 100% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Guerbet LLC.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage.

Disclaimer

The material presented at or in any Vindico Medical Education continuing education activity does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education, nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2019 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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