2019 Chicago International Breast Course: Advancing the Art of Breast Imaging

The 2019 Chicago International Breast Course (CIBC) offered training using cutting-edge technology with an advanced but practical approach. The three-day conference comprehensively covered breast imaging modalities, including digital breast tomosynthesis, handheld and automated whole breast US, fast-sequence MRI, and molecular breast imaging. Course topics included breast cancer screening and high-risk management controversies, quality and safety, patient engagement, clinical practice concerns, and the use of AI in breast image interpretation. Now, you can cover these same topics through recorded sessions online!
Medium: Online Modules
Commercial Support: This CME certified activity has not requested or received any support or funding from commercial interests. This includes, but is not limited to, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.
These conference sessions were originally recorded at the 2019 Chicago International Breast Course, November 1-3, 2019 in Chicago, IL. Earn up to 16.25 credits by viewing all 10 sessions.
• Why are Screening Mammography Guidelines Controversial?
• Can Population-based and Personalized Screening Coexist?
• Abbreviated MRI for Screening
• Supplemental Screening Modalities: What Kinds of Cancers Do We Find?
• Breast Cancer Genetic Screening
• Tools for Quantitating Breast Density and Assessing Breast Cancer Risk
• Physiologic Influences on Breast Cancer Risk
• Molecular Breast Imaging: A Functional Breast Imaging Modality
SESSION III • MODALITY FOCUS: Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT)
• DBT: A Better Mammogram for Screening?
• DBT for Diagnosis
• Implementing DBT in Your Practice
• Cancers Missed on Mammography and How to Avoid Them
• BI-RADS® for DBT
• KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Demystifying Artificial Intelligence in Women's Imaging
• CAD, Radiomics, and AI in Breast Imaging
• Integrating AI and Machine Learning into Breast Imaging: IT and Workflow Challenges
• Feature Analysis: BI-RADS® for Ultrasound
• Current Strategies for Reducing False Positives in US
• Future Strategies for Reducing False Positives: Optoacoustics and Contrast
• Breast Ultrasound at its Best
• US Screening in the USA: Technologist-performed HHUS
SESSION VI • MODALITY FOCUS: Automated Breast Ultrasound
• Countering Breast Density’s Limitations: AUS is Best
• Approaches to Automated US Interpretation: The Coronal View
• Management of Artifacts in Automated Breast Ultrasound
• Implementation of Automated US and Clinical Results
• Indications for Breast MRI in 2019
• Gadolinium Toxicity and Non-contrast MRI
• Background Parenchymal Enhancement (BPE): A Clue to Increased Breast Cancer Risk
• Emergent and Urgent Breast Ultrasound
• Imaging-Guided Intervention: Focus on Architectural Distortion
• DBT-guided Biopsy
• Managing High-risk Lesions: A Pathologists’ Perspective
• Quality Management and EQUIP
• The ACR Breast Commission’s Accomplishments and Future Goals
• Surgical Management of Breast Cancer
• The Postsurgical Breast
• Management of the Axilla for Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients
• AJCC Tumor Staging
• Is Less Becoming More in Radiation Therapy?

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed for breast imaging radiologists, surgeons, oncologists, radiologic technologists, and other physicians and healthcare providers dedicated to breast care.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define screening controversies and address the current state of breast cancer screening;
  • Describe multimodality approaches to breast cancer screening and early diagnosis;
  • Review the current American College of Radiology’s breast imaging practice parameters;
  • Gain confidence and competence in supplemental ultrasound screening using hand held and automated devices;
  • Apply risk strategies to management, treatment, and prevention of breast cancer;
  • Define principles of artificial intelligence (AI) and applications to breast imaging practices;
  • Develop personalized and coordinated breast care to optimize patient outcomes.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Vickie Phoenix
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Available credit: 
  • 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 16.25 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
  Professor Emeritus of Radiology
  Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
  Clinical Assistant Professor
  NorthShore University HealthSystem


Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
These activities have 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 University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, the International Center for Postgraduate Medical Education (ICPME), and NorthShore University HealthSystem. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Maintenance of Certification Program.
The European Accreditation Council for CME (EACCME®)
The UEMS-EACCME® has mutual recognition agreements with the American Medical Association (AMA) for live event and e-learning materials.
Radiologic Technologists
This program has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 19.5 hours of ARRT Category A continuing education credit.
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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