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Digital Breast Tomosynthesis – Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC)
August 1, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM$189
Come spend the day learning the new digital mammography application that is expected to show an increase in breast cancer detection and reduce call back rates. The day is filled with interesting new information on Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT). We will investigate the DBT technology, mammography technologist quality control testing, clinical applications and more. While 2D mammography has its benefits over analog there is still the issue of superimposed tissue which can obscure structures. This unique modality demonstrates breast tissue without overlying structures by imaging the breast in thin cross sectional slices. You don’t want to miss this day of education and get in on the ground floor of knowledge regarding this fascinating new modality. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis is a modality under MQSA which requires personnel to receive 8 hours of initial training before performing this clinical examination. This seminar provides 8 hours of initial training in digital breast tomosynthesis for technologists as required by MQSA. Physicians are welcome to attend and receive 8 Category 1 credits however the MQSA requirements for physicians in this modality are specific to interpretation. Physicians must call AHEC at 800-239-1361 to register for this course in order to receive Category 1 credit.
- Theory and Technology Part 1 – Introduction to DBT
- Theory and Technology Part 2 – The Need for 3D Breast Tomosynthesis
- FDA Submitted Clinical Trial Information and Tomosynthesis Unit Applications
- Connectivity Information
- Site Readiness and Reimbursement
- Radiation Dose Considerations
- Technologists Quality Control
- Pathology and Beyond