Mammography: Early Detection and Intervention Techniques

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS), including suspicious microcalcifications, masses, and asymmetries, with all available imaging modalities.
  • Compare and contrast pre-procedural planning techniques for breast biopsies.
  • Choose the most appropriate imaging modality to guide percutaneous breast biopsy and discuss post-procedural planning and management.
  • Utilize radiology-pathology correlation to recommend appropriate follow-up and treatment of patients.

Course Description

As breast imaging techniques evolve and improve, so does the ability to detect early and potentially curable forms of breast cancer. Breast radiologists must be familiar with multiple imaging modalities to interpret images correctly. Interventional techniques play an important role in diagnosing benign versus malignant disease. The ultimate synthesis of appropriate final interpretations and recommendations relies on correct radiology-pathology correlation.

Did you know…

  • žAbout 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • žFor women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
  • Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women.

Course at a Glance

Target Audience: Mammography Technicians

Time to Complete: 30 Minutes

Contributor: Penn State College of Medicine


Penn Sate Medical College

Author Information

Tim Mosher is a Distinguished Professor of Radiology and Department Chair at Penn State University. He is a lead musculoskeletal radiologist with extensive experience and research in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Imaging.