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Trade Secrets for Expert Mammographers – Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC)

July 28, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM


The Trade Secrets for Expert Mammographers will be held on July 30, 2016 at the Holiday Inn-SFO Airport, San Francisco, California, USA.

Course Topics

  • Current Breast Cancer Stats
  • Ethnicity and Breast Cancer
  • Patient Communication Skills for Mammographers
  • An Intro to Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
  • Genetic Testing
  • BRACA 1 & 2
  • HER2
  • EGFR Status
  • Genomic Assays
  • Characteristics of Breast Calcifications
  • Positioning and Technique Considerations
  • Advanced Breast Imaging Modalities
  • Mammographics Pathology of the Breast

Course Objectives

  • Discuss current breast cancer trends
  • Recognize and understand the need for effective communication skills in mammography
  • Display a working knowledge of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
  • Identify and discuss genetic mutations associated with breast cancer
  • Identify positioning challenges and describe various solutions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of advanced breast imaging modalities
  • Identify various mammographic benign, high risk, and malignant pathologies

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