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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT - an approved continuing education provider of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 9/1/2019
  • Expiration Date: 9/30/2022
  • Credit Hours: 1 Credit
  • Course Description and objectives:

     

    Course Description
    Breast cancer (BC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. However, BC is not only a disease associated with women. Though rare, men are diagnosed with BC. The risk of BC diagnosis in men is rising, and there are men at high-risk for the disease. It is more common in older men, but it can be diagnosed at any age. Some men and women have a higher risk of developing BC than others. While risk factors can increase the chance of developing a cancer, it does not mean that cancer will develop. Importantly, approximately 70% of  female patients who develop BC do not have any of the known risk factors, and more than 85% have no family history of the disease.

    Screening guidelines exist for women who are at higher-than-average-risk for developing BC. However, here are no specific BC screening guidelines for male patients. With no recommendations to detect disease in its early stages, BC detection in men occurs at a more advanced stage. This article will review factors that raise the risk of BC in both men and women, examine screening recommendations and imaging methods in high-risk patients, and discuss options for reducing risk.

    Learning Objectives:
    After reading this article, the participant should be able to:

    • DESCRIBE differences in genetic risk factors for men and women at high risk for breast cancer.
    • EXPLAIN the role of risk assessment tools in identifying women at high risk for breast cancer.
    • DEFINE ACR screening recommendations in women at higher-than-average risk for breast cancer.
    • DISCUSS approaches to risk reduction in high-risk populations.

     

    Categories: Mammography, MRI, Ultrasound/Sonography.

  • 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 6 out of 8 questions correctly to receive the CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test.

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

    Course is approved for CME credit fulfillment by the ARMRIT.

    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.


Breast Imaging in High-Risk Patients

Linda Giering, PhD

*Medical Writer, Matawan, New Jersey

Address correspondence to: Linda Giering, PhD, Email: lindagiering@gmail.com.

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

 ABSTRACT

Breast cancer (BC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. However, BC is not only a disease associated with women. Though rare, men are diagnosed with BC. The risk of BC diagnosis in men is rising, and there are men at high-risk for the disease. It is more common in older men, but it can be diagnosed at any age. Some men and women have a higher risk of developing BC than others. While risk factors can increase the chance of developing a cancer, it does not mean that cancer will develop. Importantly, approximately 70% of  female patients who develop BC do not have any of the known risk factors, and more than 85% have no family history of the disease.

Screening guidelines exist for women who are at higher-than-average-risk for developing BC. However, here are no specific BC screening guidelines for male patients. With no recommendations to detect disease in its early stages, BC detection in men occurs at a more advanced stage. This article will review factors that raise the risk of BC in both men and women, examine screening recommendations and imaging methods in high-risk patients, and discuss options for reducing risk.

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