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SMRT Educational Seminars
Breast MRI: DCIS and Skin Lesions
Volume 14, Number 1
The SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 14, Number 1), has been approved for 3.0 Category A Continuing Educational credits.

Read the SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 14, Number 1), "Breast MRI: DCIS and Skin Lesions" 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
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ of the Breast: MR Imaging Findings with Histopathologic Correlation
  • Review Ductal Carcinoma In Situ including anatomy, physiology, and current statistics;
  • Discuss the various medical imaging modalities used to detect DCIS and treatment options;
  • Show examples of mammographic, MRI and photomicrographs of DCIS;
  • Describe the breast MR imaging techniques and specific scan parameters used and their value in the detection and characterization of DCIS;
  • Review the importance of the use of dynamic gadolinium contrast enhanced MR imaging including both pre-contrast and post contrast;
  • Discuss the manifestations of DCIS at breast MR imaging;
  • Provide comprehensive MR scan protocols and parameters; and
  • Describe histopathologic features of DCIS and the radiologic-pathologic correlation.

Lesions of the Skin and Superficial Tissue at Breast MR Imaging

  • Review anatomy and physiology of normal breast skin;
  • Describe and show examples of MR imaging appearance of normal breast skin;
  • Discuss and show examples if common malignant diseases of the breast;
  • Review the distribution, by location, of lesions of the skin and superficial tissue of the breast;
  • Describe and show examples of common benign conditions of the breast;
  • Discuss and show examples of conditions affecting the nipple-areolar complex; and
  • Review and show examples of uncommon malignant and benign diseases of the breast.