Continuing Medical Education

Mammograms to MRI 2016

Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC


Self-Assessment Modules as qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certificate Program will be offered.

This program is designed to provide a comprehensive review and update of both established breast imaging modalities along with advances in state-of-the-art techniques.  A complete discussion – with emphasis on practical advice – of analog and digital mammography, breast ultrasound and interventional techniques will provide a strong foundation to advance to newer technologies.  Identifying the role and interpretation of breast MRI will be given special attention.

After attending the course, participants should be able to:

Accurately interpret a screening or diagnostic mammogram.
Determine the appropriate workup of a breast lesion.
Accurately interpret breast ultrasound exams.
Determine the correct follow-up after needle core biopsy of breast lesions.
Establish sensible indications and techniques for breast MRI exams for their own facility.
Accurately interpret breast MRI exams.
Discuss the potential advantages and possible limitations of advanced modalities for breast imaging.


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In support of improving patient care, Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education & Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

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Credit Statement:  Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education & Professional Development designates this Mammograms to MRI activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information, please feel free to contact:
Debbie Griffin
Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center
919-684-7228 or


Monday, June 27, 2016
7:30 a.m. Mammography BIRADS – Soup to Nuts – Jay Baker, MD

9:10 a.m. Break

9:20 a.m. Lymph Nodes – Does Size Matter? – Sujata Ghate, MD

9:55 a.m. Architectural Distortion – Hiding in Plain Sight – Jay Baker, MD

10:25 a.m. Probably Benign – Rules of the Game – Jay Baker, MD

11:00 a.m. Break

11:10 a.m. Probably Benign – Consequences of Breaking the Rules – Jay Baker, MD

11:30 a.m. The Breast Imaging Report – How to Not Hurt Yourself, Your Colleagues or Your Patients – Sujata Ghate, MD

12:00 a.m. Q&A

12:15 p.m. Adjourn for day
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
7:30 a.m. Breast Ultrasound – Update 2016 – Karen Johnson, MD

8:00 a.m. Artifacts and Pitfalls in Breast Ultrasound – Jay Baker, MD

8:35 a.m. Young, Pregnant, Male – Karen Johnson, MD

9:35 a.m. Break

9:45 a.m. 20/20 Hindsight – How to Avoid Missed Cancers – Mary Scott Soo, MD

10:30 a.m. Breast Tomosynthesis – The Promise & Reality – Jay Baker, MD

11:15 a.m. Break

11:25 a.m. Breast Tomosynthesis in Action – Cases and Considerations – Mary Scott Soo, MD

12:10 a.m. Q&A

12:25 p.m. Adjourn for day
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
7:30 a.m. Breast MRI Updates 2016 – BIRADS & Indications – Sujata Ghate, MD

8:15 a.m. Breast MRI Challenging Cases – Sujata Ghate, MD

8:55 a.m. Alphabet Soup of Breast Cancer – Breaking the Oncologists’ Code – Karen Johnson, MD

9:25 a.m. Break

9:35 a.m. Implants, Reconstruction, Explantation, and Reduction – Sujata Ghate, MD

10:30 a.m. Risky Business – High Risk Lesions of the Breast – Mary Scott Soo, MD

11:10 a.m. Break

11:20 a.m. Rad-Path Biopsy Correlation – Does This Make Sense? – Mary Scott Soo, MD

12:05 a.m. Q&A

12:20 p.m. Adjourn for day
Thursday, June 30, 2016
7:30 a.m. Screening & Density & MR, Oh My – Controversies in Breast Imaging – Karen Johnson, MD

8:15 a.m. What’s New? Emerging Technologies in Breast Imaging – Jay Baker, MD

8:45 a.m. Now, What Do I Say? – How to Talk to Patients – Mary Scott Soo, MD

9:35 a.m. Break

9:45 a.m. Audience Participation – Friendly Competition for Breast Cases – Jay Baker, Mary Scott Soo, Sujata Ghate, and Karen Johnson

10:45 a.m. Q&A

11:00 a.m. Adjourn


Kiawah Island Golf Resort –

One bedroom scenic premier or deluxe view villa – $305
Two bedroom scenic premier or deluxe view villa – $370
Three bedroom scenic premier or deluxe view villa – $514* (Based on a four night stay)
West Beach scenic premier or deluxe four bedroom villa: $674
Sanctuary rooms $510 – will be made available on a rate available basis
Resort service fee of 9% per villa per day will apply to all villa rentals. The resort service fee includes on demand, on-island transportation to all resort owned venues via the existing fleet of resort vehicles. Transportation hours are 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. The resort fee also includes 800 and local phone calls, credit card access calls, and in-room coffee.

Rates are subject to 6.5% South Carolina state tax and 6% local taxes (subject to change). Maximum occupancy at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is two adults per bedroom. Children under the age of 18 when accompanied by an adult and staying in the same room are free of charge. Check in time is 4:30 pm and check out is 10:30 am. These rates will be available three (3) days prior and three (3) days after scheduled conference dates. Rooms are being held at these rates until May 28, 2016 or until the room block is full. To make reservations call 1-800-654-2924. To receive the group rate, reference Duke Radiology. You may also fax reservations to 843-768-2736 or email

If you are interested in an upgraded or different room type other than what is blocked, please contact Emily Dunn at or 336-499-6705 for assistance.


Registration fee is $895 for physicians on or before May 27, 2016 ($795 for Duke Radiology alumni / $695 for intraining/military/VA/retirees/Non-MD).   After May 27, 2016 there is a $75 late fee making the registration $970/$870/$770 respectively.  .  The registration fee includes tuition, continental breakfast and refreshment breaks.  The fee is payable to “Aladdin Travel & Meeting Planners” or by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.  There is a $100 administrative fee for cancellation.  No refund within 3 days of first day of meeting.

In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, we will distribute syllabi electronically.  You are encouraged to bring your laptop or electronic device to follow along.  A paper syllabus will only be provided upon request at a cost of $25.

Please make sure to check the correct box on the registration form.

Register online (using the button below) or send registration to:

Emily Dunn

Aladdin Travel & Meeting Planners

301 North Main Street, Suite 2602

Winston-Salem, NC  27101

(336) 499-6705 or 1-800-849-1680 Ext. 705

Fax (336) 499-6774


All Faculty are Members of

the Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center

Jay A. Baker, MD
Professor of Radiology
Course Director

Sujata Ghate, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology

Karen Johnson, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Mary Scott Soo, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology

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