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SMRT Educational Seminars
Breast Cancer: Update 1
Volume 9, Number 1
The SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 9, Number 1), has been approved for 3.0 Category A Continuing Educational credits.

Read the SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 9, Number 1), "Breast Cancer: Update 1" and complete the quiz and official Answer Form at the back of the article. To receive credit the quiz must be completed with a score of 75% or better. Completion of all questions with a passing score will earn a total of 3.0 category A Continuing Education credits.
SMRT members should send the completed Answer Form to the SMRT Education Department for scoring. The certificate will state the CE reference number and awarded CE credits. Members receiving a score less than 75% will be notified and given the option of taking the quiz an additional two times. Members should retain their CE Certificate for their Continuing Education registry requirements.
Educational Objectives
  • To review the necessary screening and safety procedures to be completed prior to the patient entering the magnet room including examples of pre-procedure screening forms.
  • To understand breast anatomy, normal physiology, pathophysiology, hormonal influences and pertinent patient history.
  • To describe the appropriate equipment including radiofrequency (RF) coils, positioning devices and accessories to perform MR imaging of the breast and MR-guided needle localization and percutaneous core biopsy.
  • To establish the hardware and software requirements for accurate detection, diagnosis, and staging of breast cancer.
  • To understand MR scan protocols, parameters and data acquisition methods optimized to image the breast for the detection of breast disease and cancer.
  • To describe the basic imaging principles of contrast enhanced MR imaging of the breast.
  • To review lesion enhancement patterns, tumor morphology and the appropriate lexicon.
  • To discuss methods of post processing of image acquisitions for both dynamic and high resolution scans.
  • To describe and review images of benign breast conditions, normal variants and malignant disease (breast cancers).
  • To discuss the current indications for, diagnosis and staging of, and diagnostic limitations of MRI of the breast.
  • To understand the challenges associated with MRI-guided preoperative needle localization and percutaneous core biopsy procedures.