Course Directors:

Gillian Newstead, MD, FACR
University of Chicago (Retired)

Christopher Comstock, MD, FACR
Attending Radiologist,
Director, Breast Imaging, Postgraduate
Training and Education,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Michael Linver, MD, FACR
Director of Mammography,
X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, P.C.

Robert Schmidt, MD
University of Chicago (Retired)

Course Overview

Continuing Education

3 Days




This course, led by Gillian Newstead, MD, FACR; Christopher Comstock, MD, FACR; Michael Linver, MD, FACR; and Robert Schmidt, MD, is designed to provide practicing radiologists with intensive, hands-on experience in breast imaging. Throughout the three-day program, participants will develop their interpretive expertise in the evaluation of mammography studies through hands-on interpretation of over 240 digital screening, diagnostic mammograms and digital breast tomosynthesis cases at their own individual workstation. Participants will enhance their perceptive skills with direct assistance from a panel of expert radiologists. In addition, interventional workshops will be available in breast ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy.

This course satisfies the following MQSA and ACR accreditation requirements:

  • Re-establishing continuing experience requirements of the MQSA.

  • Initial qualifications for Full Field Digital Mammography under MQSA.

  • Continuing education requirements for stereotactic breast biopsy.

  • Continuing education requirements for ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.

  • This course meets the eight hours of initial training in breast tomosynthesis as required by the FDA.

Program Objectives

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

  • Utilize perception skills for detection of cancer during digital mammographic screening

  • Interpret digital mammographic screen-detected findings

  • Demonstrate skills to minimize the call-back rate for normal/benign findings at mammographic screening

  • Conduct interventional workshops for stereotactic- and ultrasoundguided biopsy

  • Recognize diagnostic work-up of screen-detected findings and symptomatic patients

  • Incorporate DBT into clinical practice and case read-out

Target Attendees:

# of participants:
Maximum 35