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Successful Stereotactic Breast Biopsies

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Successful Stereotactic Breast Biopsies

Time: January 22, 2011 from 8am to 4:30pm
Location: Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport
Street: 2501 S. High School Rd.
City/Town: Indianapolis, IN 46241
Website or Map: http://www.mtmi.net/seminars/…
Phone: 317-244-6861
Event Type: seminar
Organized By: Medical Technology Management Institute (MTMI)
Latest Activity: Nov 21, 2010

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Event Description

Successful Stereotactic Breast Biopsies
8 Hours ARRT Category A Credit

Judy Chavez, RT(R)(M)(BS)RDMS

About this Seminar

Stereotactic breast biopsy is used to obtain pathologic information from mammographic areas of suspicion. When a mass, microcalcifications, or area of abnormal tissue change exist, stereotactic breast biopsy offers a minimally invasive alternative to open surgical biopsy often before a mass develops. This seminar offers the attendee the opportunity to learn the basics as well as the tricks of the trade from an experienced technologist and supervisor. MTMI believes this education will bridge gaps in training so that intelligent performance becomes your daily mode of operation in your imaging centers. Critical thinking becomes possible once attendees develop an understanding why and how this procedure is done. In addition to covering quality assurance and patient documentation, the seminar reviews the ACR accreditation requirements and fulfills the credits required for accreditation.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this seminar,
participants will be able to:

relate the history of the development of invasive breast biopsy to current biopsy and needle options for detection of breast cancer.
apply what is currently known about breast cancer statistics and characteristics to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of this disease.
describe basic anatomy and function of the breast and use terminology to communicate effectively with all participants of the patient care team.
develop an understanding of the principles of stereotaxis and patient positioning to facilitate successful, efficient and comfortable sampling of all suspicious areas.
recognize appropriate techniques that result in a sterile and analgesic biopsy.
identify troubleshooting techniques to problem solve the challenges presented.
summarize the steps to successful stereotactic breast biopsy from patient prep and tray set up through biopsy and into post care.
define requirements for ACR stereotactic breast biopsy accreditation and reflect on how these standards improve the quality of care in your center.

Who Should Attend

This course is useful for professionals involved in women’s imaging services including radiology technologists, mammographers, sonographers, breast biopsy coordinators, breast health clinicians, nurses, and medical imaging managers.

About the Instructor

Judy Chavez, RT(R)(M)(BS)RDMS
Judy is Supervisor of the Breast Procedure Suite at the Centrum Surgical Center in Denver, CO. She has worked for the Sally Jobe Breast Center and Radiology Imaging Associates for 28 years. Judy assists the Radiologists in all interventional breast procedures. She was at the Sally Jobe Breast Center when Dr. Steve Parker and Dr. William Jobe developed the minimally invasive breast biopsy technique in the late 1980’s. Judy has been involved with teaching breast biopsy procedures across the country since 1995. She enjoys sharing her experiences and teaching the tricks to the trade.

Seminar Credit

This seminar provides 8 hours of Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states. A certificate of attendance will be provided for each individual upon completion of the course. Attendees must attend the entire course to receive full credit.

These credits apply towards
your MQSA requirements.

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