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This course meets the eight hours of initial training in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), including the unique features of the Hologic, GE, and Siemens DBT systems, required by the FDA.

              For more detailed information on FDA requirements, click here

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current uses of DBT in the screening and diagnostic settings

  • Review the DBT patterns of benign and malignant disease; provide attendees with tools to better discriminate between breast cancer versus benign lesions

  • Apply DBT effectively to reduce failure in cancer detection in patients before the next mammogram

  • Recognize image workflow for comprehensive DBT examination review and interpretation

  • Demonstrate an approach to biopsy of lesions visualized only by DBT

  • Cultivate a greater understanding and appreciation of DBT in the screening environment

    To meet FDA requirements for MQSA, personnel need 8 hours of initial new-modality training in DBT.  This training must include training in the unique features of the specific DBT system they will use.

    This course provides 8 hours of training in general DBT topics.  (Supplemental training in the unique features of the specific DBT system used by the radiologist may be obtained from the equipment manufacturer or via informal training by a "qualified instructor").


Michael Linver, MD
Program Chair

Director of Mammography
Breast Imaging Center
X-Ray Associates of New Mexico
Professor of Radiology
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Christopher Comstock, MD

Attending Radiologist 
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and 
Director of Breast Imaging Education 
Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center

Steven Poplack, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

 Margarita Zuley, MD  Associate Professor of Radiology
University of Pittsburgh
Medical Director
Magee-Womens Hospital


September 17-18, 2016
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
San Diego, California
Group Rate: $199 per night, plus tax
Group Code: SBI916
Click here to make reservations


Questions? Please contact:
Pam Plater
Phone: (703) 648-8967 ext 4967

Accreditation Statement
The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American College of Radiology Designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

SAM Statement
Qualified on November 10, 2015 by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment, this course offer 4.5 SAM credits toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program.