Continuing Medical Education

Mammograms to MRI 2018

Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, South Carolina



This course 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


At the conclusion of this course, the 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.


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.


Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education & Professional Development designates this activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


We are pleased to offer Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) which meet the American Board of Radiology’s criteria for self-assessment activities in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program.


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


Jay Baker, M.D.
Professor of Radiology

Sujata Ghate, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology

Karen Johnson, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Mary Scott Soo, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology

All faculty are members of the Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center


Tentative Schedule  –

Sunday, June 17, 2018
7:30 a.m.              Mammography BI-RADS – Soup to Nuts
9:20 a.m.              Break
9:35 a.m.              Beware the Nipple-Areolar Complex
10:20 a.m.            Probably Benign – Rules of the Game
10:55 a.m.            Break
11:10 a.m.             Probably Benign – The Consequences of Broken Rules
11:30 a.m.            Lymph Notes update – Managing the Axilla
12:05 p.m.           Q&A
12:20 p.m.            Adjourn for Day

Monday, June 18, 2018
7:30 a.m.              How to Answer Key Questions on Screening Without Getting Lost in the Weeds
8:00 a.m.             Screening the Dense Breast
8:30 a.m.             Biopsy from the Patient Perspective
9:00 a.m.             How to Cancel a Biopsy
9:35 a.m.              Break
9:50 a.m.              Seeds and Wires – Pre-surgical Localization Procedures
10:20 a.m.            BI-RADS and Breast Ultrasound
10:50 a.m.            Artifacts and Pitfalls in Breast Ultrasound
11:25 a.m.            Q&A
11:40 a.m.            Adjourn for Day

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
7:30 a.m.              Rad-Path Correlation – Benign?
8:10 a.m.              Risky Business – High Risk Lesions of the Breast
8:55 a.m.              Breast Tomosynthesis – Update
9:40 a.m.              Break
9:55 a.m.              Breast Tomosynthesis in Action – Cases and Considerations
10:25 a.m.           Breast MRI Update 2018 – BIRADS & Indications
11:10 a.m.             Breast MRI – Challenging Cases
11:50 a.m.            Q&A
12:05 p.m.            Adjourn for Day

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
7:30 a.m.              20/20 Hindsight – What Can We Learn From Missed Breast Cancers?
8:15 a.m.              Young and Pregnant
8:45 a.m.              Break
9:00 a.m.              Male Breast
9:30 a.m.              Breast Surgeries:  Implants & Reconstruction
10:30 a.m.           Break
10:45 a.m.            Alphabet Soup of Breast Cancer
11:15 a.m.             Now, What Do I Say? – How to Talk to Patients
11:45 a.m.            Q&A
12:0o noon          Adjourn



Kiawah Island Golf Resort –

  • One bedroom scenic premier or deluxe view villa – $315
  • Two bedroom scenic premier or deluxe view villa – $380
  • Three bedroom scenic premier or deluxe view villa – $530* (Based on a four night stay)
  • West Beach scenic premier or deluxe four bedroom villa – $694
  • Sanctuary rooms will be made available on a rate available basis – $525

Resort service fee of 8% 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 17, 2018 or until the room block is full.  To make reservations call 1-800-654-2924.    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 Fees – 

Registration fee is $895 on or before May 16, 2018 ($795 for Duke Radiology Alumni and $695 for intraining/military/VA/retirees/non-MDs).  After May 16, 2018 there is a $75 late fee making registration $970/$870/$770 respectively.

The registration fee includes tuition, continental breakfast and refreshment breaks.  The fee is payable by check to “Aladdin Travel & Meeting Planners” or by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.  There is a $100 administrative fee for cancellation.  No refund will be made if cancellation is within 3 days of the first day of the meeting.

In an effort to be environmentally conscious, we will distribute the syllabus electronically only using our mobile App.  A printable version will be available within the App if you wish to print the syllabus yourself.

For more information regarding registration contact:

Emily Dunn
336-499-6705 or

Brochure Register