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Internal Medicine & Subspecialties

2013 State of the Art Multidisciplinary Update in Breast Diseases

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

General session

  • Develop an appropriate management plan for high-risk patients
  • Analyze the role of hormone therapy and other risk factors in the care of high-risk patients
  • Compare and contrast the cosmetic and reconstructive options in the care of breast disease patients
  • Recognize and address survivorship issues in the care of breast patients
  • Interpret current evidence to formulate the best medical, oncologic and surgical treatment options
  • Demonstrate effective clinical breast exam techniques

Didactic portion of the course

  • Describe the advantages of radioactive seed localization over wire localization
  • Describe the radiation safety protocols necessary for a radioactive seed localization program
  • Describe the steps and equipment needed for the radiologic placement of seeds and for the surgical excision of seed-localized lesions

Radiologist hands-on simulation session

  • Demonstrate safe handling of radioactive seeds
  • Demonstrate safe and effective ultrasound-guided seed placement
  • Demonstrate safe and effective mammographic-guided seed placement

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.