Part 2 | The Application of Integrating DBT Into Your Practice

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Program Summary

In this second in a 3 Part Series, Dr. Laurie Fajardo discusses the benefits of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for detecting and diagnosing breast cancer and things to consider when planning or implementing DBT into breast imaging practices.

Dr. Fajardo discusses the importance of radiation dose reduction with synthetic 2D, reviews the published literature on the performance of synthetic 2D mammography, and shares how DBT can impact data storage and network data transmission across your PACS and enterprise system.

CME Effective Date: October 13, 2020
CME Expiration Date: October 31, 2022

CE Effective Date: October 13, 2020
CE Expiration Date: October 31, 2022

Format: Self Instructional - Audio Visual with Slides
Educational Credits:
One (1) AMA/PRA Category 1 CME Credit™
One (1) ARRT Category A CE Credit.
One (1) AHRA CRA Credit
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

This program is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

Target Audience & Cost

This program is intended for: Radiologists, Other MD's, Radiologic Technologists, Radiology Administrators and related Imaging Professionals.

There is no cost to participate in this program.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this CME activity the healthcare provider should be able to:

  1. Describe the efficacy of synthetic 2D from DBT.
  2. Implement procedures for managing DBT data volumes and workflow.
  3. Develop an approach to interpreting DBT images.

No special educational preparation is required for this CME/CE Activity!

Presented by

Laurie L. Fajardo, MD, MBA, FACR, FSBI Laurie L. Fajardo, MD, MBA, FACR, FSBI
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah

Laurie Fajardo, MD, MBA, FACR, FSBI is a Professor of Radiology at the University of Utah. Her research efforts have focused on all aspects of breast imaging including new methods and applications of digital technologies, most recently DBT and phase contrast breast imaging. Her contributions to science include the development and clinical evaluation of Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Digital Mammography, DBT and Phase I testing of 2D and 3D Phase Contrast Breast Imaging.

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Laurie L. Fajardo, MD, MBA, FACR, FSBI, discloses she has had a consulting relationship with FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

No one at the Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME) or who has control of this activity has financial relationships with commercial supporters.


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Radiologic Technologists:
This course meets all criteria and has been approved by the AHRA, The Association for Medical Imaging Management for One (1) ARRT Category A CE Credit.

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