Breast Ultrasound

Breast Ultrasound
Course ID: BREASTUS-161-169
Event Location:Advanced Health Education Center, 8502 Tybor Drive, Houston, Texas, USA, 77074
Credit: 16 Category A Credits
Date: 09/22/2018 08:00 am - 09/23/2018 05:00 pm
Instructor : AHEC Faculty
Price: $1,302.00
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The importance of ultrasound as an adjunct procedure to mammography is well documented. The normal anatomy, physiology, and pathologic conditions evaluated by ultrasound will be the basis of this educational activity. The increased utilization of breast ultrasound requires clinicians to integrate the fundamentals of sonography and mammography to enhance the value of breast ultrasound. The course combines classroom learning with practical hands-on scanning to maximize the learning experience. Ultrasound-guided interventional procedures and examination of breast implants will be discussed. Case studies will be utilized to correlate the mammogram with the breast ultrasound, and to recognize breast ultrasound artifacts.


At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the role of breast ultrasound as an adjunct to mammography in the evaluation of breast disease
  • Identify and display appropriate normal anatomy and orientation in the ultrasound field of view
  • Describe basic scanning protocols
  • Correlate areas of suspicion on the ultrasound and mammogram
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the equipment knobology
  • Choose the correct transducer for the ultrasound examination
  • Successfully complete a basic breast ultrasound examination following correct patient preparation and procedure protocols
  • Identify breast ultrasound artifacts and methods utilized to reduce their occurrence
  • Be able to identify sources and research reference materials for additional information on breast ultrasound

Course Topics

Day 1

  • Why Breast Ultrasound? Advantages & Disadvantages
  • History of Breast Ultrasound
  • Physics
  • Positioning
  • Knobology & Ergonomics
  • Breast Anatomy & Physiology
  • Benign vs. Malignant
  • Levels of Suspicion
  • Scanning Technique
  • Hands-On Scan Lab

Day 2

  • Ultrasound/ Mammogram Correlation
  • Pathology
  • Implants
  • Invasive Procedures
  • Imaging Post-Surgical Breast
  • Complementary Imaging
  • Future Applications
  • Hand-On Scan Lab
  • Mammography Positioning

Target Audience

Physicians seeking entry level information in breast ultrasound. Sonographers, mammographers or other health professionals learning breast ultrasound or cross training.


AHRA Credits

  • "The AHRA allows 16 Category A Credits"

CME Credits

  • “The Advanced Health Education Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. “
  • “The Advanced Health Education Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16 hours AMA PRA Category I™. Physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

SDMS Credits

  • “The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers allows 12 hours CE Credit.”

Scan With the Experts

We understand that you may want/need to practice your new skill set more than the regularly scheduled courses allow. You can add an extra day of scanning in addition to this course by calling AHEC and speaking to a faculty member about our Scan with the Experts option. Additionally, Scan with the Experts sessions can be set up without registering for a regularly scheduled course to enhance your already developed skills. Call AHEC at 1-800-239-1361 for more information.

AHEC Cancellation and Refund Policy for Skills Courses

AHEC defines a skills course as a limited enrollment course where a received registration with payment reserves your place in a course (i.e. all Ultrasound courses, Mammography Initial Training and other theory courses). For cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the course date, a refund less a 30% processing fee will be given. Within two weeks of the course, no refund is given, but a tuition credit – less a 30% processing fee – may be applied to a future course. No refunds or tuition credit is given for non-attendance. Facilities may substitute employees by notification to AHEC at least one week in advance.

Invitation Letter

AHEC can provide an invitation letter once the course is paid in full. Any cancellations, there is no refund but a 100% tuition credit will be given towards a future course. The tuition credit is valid for one year.


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The Advanced Health Education Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16 hours AMA PRA Category I™. Physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers allows 12 hours CE Credit.
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