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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT - an approved continuing education provider of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 6/12/2023
  • Expiration Date: 7/1/2026
  • Credit Hours: 2.5 Credits
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    Mammography is the primary modality for breast cancer screening, with a supplementary contrast-enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging (CE-MRI) examination recommended for high-risk patients. These modalities are very effective in diagnosing patients with breast cancer, but both have limitations that require research and protocol updates for improved detection. Mammography has a lower sensitivity than CE-MRI, or lower ability to correctly detect pathology. Digital breast tomosynthesis and contrast-enhanced (CE) mammography are 2 innovative technologies that can potentially improve the sensitivity of mammography. MRI examinations can be lengthy, are usually expensive, and are sometimes unavailable for a large portion of the population. However, reducing the examination time with abbreviated or ultrafast protocols can preserve the high sensitivity and ultimately lower the cost, which can allow more patients to be scanned in a single day. Other innovations in MRI of the breast include updating equipment to improve image quality and creating a protocol that does not require contrast injection. Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have also improved lesion detection and diagnosis, assisting radiologists with interpretation, speed, and accuracy. This course will outline new techniques and protocols in mammography and MRI, consider the benefits and limitations of each new technique, and describe how AI with computer-aided detection combined with diagnosis may improve breast cancer screening results.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

    • SUMMARIZE the current American College of Radiology guidelines for performing mammography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for breast cancer screening.
    • COMPARE the benefits, risks, and limitations of current mammography and breast MRI protocols.
    • DIFFERENTIATE the techniques, uses, and differences between digital breast tomosynthesis and contrast-enhanced mammography procedures.
    • OUTLINE the technical factors and limitations of abbreviated, ultrafast, and noncontrast MRI procedures.
    • EXPLAIN the current use of computer-aided detection and future applications of artificial intelligence in breast cancer screening and diagnosis.

    Categories: Mammography, MRI, Digital Radiography    

  • CE Information:

    In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When completed, go to the "Take CE Test!" link to access the post-test.

    Submit the completed answers to determine if you have passed the post-test assessment. You must answer 20 out of 26 questions correctly to receive CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test.

    Participants successfully completing the activity content and passing the post-test will receive 2.5 ARRT Category A credits.

    Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for ARRT Category A credit.

    Approved by the state of Florida for ARRT Category A credit.

    Texas direct credit.

    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities such as Internet courses, home study programs, or directed readings to be repeated for CE credit in the same biennium.    

  • Structured Education Credit Valuations:

    CategoryContent AreaCredits
    Breast SonographyPatient Care0.5
    Magnetic ResonancePatient Care0.25
    Magnetic ResonanceProcedures0.75
    MammographyImage Production0.5
    MammographyPatient Care0.5
    MammographyProcedures0.75
    Radiation TherapyPatient Care0.5
    Radiologist AssistantProcedures0.5

  • CQR Credit Valuations:

    CategorySubcategoryCredits
    Breast SonographyPatient Interactions and Management 0.5
    Magnetic ResonanceBody0.75
    Magnetic ResonancePatient Interactions and Management 0.25
    MammographyImage Acquisition and Quality Assurance0.5
    MammographyMammographic Positioning, Special Needs and Imaging Procedures0.75
    MammographyPatient Interactions and Management 0.5
    Radiation TherapyPatient and Medical Records Management0.5
    Radiologist AssistantThoracic Section 0.5

  • California Credit Categories Valuations:

    CategoryCredits
    Mammography1.75


Breast Screening with Mammography and MRI: Current and Future Trends

Heidi Veillette, BSc, R.T.(R)(MR)(ARRT)®*

*Medical Writer, Veillette Communications, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Address correspondence to: Heidi@VeilletteCommunications.com

Disclosure statement: The author reports having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

ABSTRACT

Mammography is the primary modality for breast cancer screening, with a supplementary contrast-enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging (CE-MRI) examination recommended for high-risk patients. These modalities are very effective in diagnosing patients with breast cancer, but both have limitations that require research and protocol updates for improved detection. Mammography has a lower sensitivity than CE-MRI, or lower ability to correctly detect pathology. Digital breast tomosynthesis and contrast-enhanced (CE) mammography are 2 innovative technologies that can potentially improve the sensitivity of mammography. MRI examinations can be lengthy, are usually expensive, and are sometimes unavailable for a large portion of the population. However, reducing the examination time with abbreviated or ultrafast protocols can preserve the high sensitivity and ultimately lower the cost, which can allow more patients to be scanned in a single day. Other innovations in MRI of the breast include updating equipment to improve image quality and creating a protocol that does not require contrast injection. Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have also improved lesion detection and diagnosis, assisting radiologists with interpretation, speed, and accuracy. This course will outline new techniques and protocols in mammography and MRI, consider the benefits and limitations of each new technique, and describe how AI with computer-aided detection and accurate diagnosis may improve breast cancer screening results.

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