• Mammography Myths and Must-Knows [9:00 AM CST] (Live Webinar)

This course aims to dispell the many myths surrounding the field of Mammography: "Did a man invent this machine", "Mammograms cause cancer", "Mammograms cause my implants to rupture" and MUCH more...

**This live, instructor-directed course meets the Texas Medical Board requirements for all registered Medical Radiologic Technologists.  Please refer to the TMB website for more information at this  LINK

 

Online and phone registrations for live events close 1 hour before the event start time, which is in Central Standard Time (CST). Please give us a call at 1-800-239-1361 for all online registrations placed for webinars that will take place the same day in order to ensure you get your link to view the course.

 

 

Course Topics:

  1. MythBusters of Mammography  
    1. Myth # 1 - “A Man Invented this Machine” 
      • Brief history of mammography 
      • First imaging of breast tissue 
      • Introduction of Compression in mammography 
      • Use of screens in mammography 
      • First dedicated mammo unit 
    2. Myth # 2 - “If a man had to do this, they would find a better way” 
      • Statistics of male breast imaging 
      • Gynocomastia 
      • Male breast cancer 
      • Male imaging film review 
    3. Myth # 3 - “I don’t have a family history, so I don’t need a mammogram” 
      • Risk Factors 
      • Genetic dispositions 
      • Stats 
    4. Myth # 4 - “I heard there is no compression with the new 3D” 
      • New advancements in 3D images 
      • The need for compression 
    5. Myth # 5 - “Mammograms cause cancer” 
      • Statistics of early detection 
      • Recommendations for annual mammograms 
    6. Myth # 6 - “Mammograms will cause my implants to rupture” 
      • Safety techniques in positioning implants 
      • Advancement in the construction of implants 
      • Film review of implants 
    7. Myth # 7 - “A mammogram will cause my breast to sag” 
      • Involution and the natural breakdown of breast tissue 
    8. Myth # 8 - “I have dense breast tissue. I should just have an Ultrasound” 
      • Mammography versus Ultrasound 
      • Benefits of mammography 
      • Benefits of Ultrasound 
    9. Myth # 9 - “You must have such an easy job!” 
      • Mammographer burn out 
      • Techniques to stay passionate about mammography 
    10. Myth #10 - Interesting Images 
  2. Inflammatory Breast Cancer  
    1. Breast Cancer 
      • Statistics 
      • Benign vs Malignant 
    2. Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) 
      • Statistics 
      • Characteristics 
      • Diagnosis 
      • Prognosis 
    3. Lymphatic System 
      • Normal function 
      • Lymphatic drainage with IBC 
    4. Physical Indications 
      • Classics signs 
      • Peau d’Orange 
    5. Breast Imaging of IBC 
      • Mammography 
      • Ultrasound 
      • MRI 
      • FDG-PET 
    6. Genetic Dispositions 
    7. Inflammatory Versus Mastitis 
    8. Film Review 

 

Objectives: 

  • Reveal the truths and misconceptions of mammography and breast related topics   
  • Discover the history of mammography, the introduction of compression and use of screens in mammography  
  • State statistics of male breast cancer and how we utilize breast imaging for males  
  • Define risk factors and genetic dispositions of breast cancer  
  • Examine new advancements in mammography technology.   
  • Understand and appreciate the value of FNA and core biopsy in sampling the regional lymph nodes. 
  • Review the advantages and disadvantages of axillary lymph node dissection and sentinel lymph node biopsy. 
  • Understand the different aspects of inflammatory breast cancer 
  • Compare mastitis and inflammatory breast cancer and understand the similarities and differences. 

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Cristi Baker RT(R)(M)

Cristi Frieley has been a mammographer for over twenty years. She began her career in mammography at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1998. She has experience in QC, as a lead mammographer, with accreditation, biopsies and needle localizations and DEXA. Crristi is presently a Mammographer at Kelsey Seybold Clinic in Kingwood. She received her radiography training at Houston Community College and her mammography initial training through AHEC.

Mammography Myths and Must-Knows [9:00 AM CST] (Live Webinar)

  • Course ID: Mammo-Myths-and-Must-Knows-613-105
  • Event Location: Online Course
  • Credit: 3 Category A Credits Direct
  • Date: 12/05/2022 9:00 AM - 12/05/2022 12:00 PM
  • Instructor: Cristi Baker RT(R)(M)
  • $49.95
  • $20.85