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Journal of Breast Imaging CME-CE Article
Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2020

Title of Activity: Palpable Masses after Mastectomy: Differentiating Benign Postoperative Findings from Recurrent Disease

Date(s) of Activity: September 15, 2020 – September 15, 2023

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Educational/Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Explain the appropriate imaging work-up of palpable masses after mastectomy, including the use of ultrasound, mammography, MRI, and core needle biopsy.
  2. Review imaging characteristics of benign versus malignant palpable masses after mastectomy with or without reconstruction.
  3. Describe the necessity of obtaining a thorough history including any relevant procedures.

Accreditation Information

Physician Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging. The American College of Radiology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation:

The American College of Radiology designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Radiologic Technologists Accreditation Statement:
The American College of Radiology is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) to sponsor and/or review Continuing Educational programs for Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists.

Radiologic Technologists Credit Designation Statement:
The American College of Radiology designates this educational activity as meeting the criteria for up to 1 Category A credit hour of the ARRT.

Instructions to Receive Credit:
In order to successfully complete the activity, participants must complete the post-test with an 80% or higher passing score; participants will have 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test. Upon successful completion of the post-test participants must complete an activity evaluation and claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.

Contact Information:
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR at info@acr.org.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
The ACR Disclosure Policy:  In compliance with ACCME requirements and guidelines, the ACR has developed a policy for disclosure and review of potential conflicts of interest, and a method for resolution if a conflict does exist. The ACR maintains a tradition of scientific integrity and objectivity in its educational activities. In order to preserve these values and ensure its educational activities are independent and free of commercial bias, all individuals, including planners, presenters, moderators and evaluators, participating in an ACR educational activity, or an activity jointly provided by the ACR must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

The following planners and managers have no financial relationships to disclose: Ana Lourenco, MD; Natalie Ward; Alexis LaCount

The following planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity: Jennifer Harvey, MD: Stock Options/Principal/Research Grants: Volpara, LLC

The following faculty members have no financial relationships to disclose: Cherah Pryce, DO