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Surgical Specialties

Multidisciplinary Update in Breast Disease 2014

Learning Objectives

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

General Session

  • Recognize benign nipple conditions
  • Determine the best risk assessment tool for an individualized patient and understand the management of an unaffected BRCA mutation carrier
  • Discuss strategies for anxiety management in high-risk and affected breast cancer patients
  • Understand the controversies developing in screening mammography
  • Discuss contemporary axillary management strategies and their risks
  • Discuss unusual breast tumor types
  • Determine the appropriate follow-up strategy for benign, high-risk and cancer patients

Seeds Workshop

Didactic portion:

  • 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

Surgeon hands-on simulation session:

  • Demonstrate safe handling of radioactive seeds
  • Demonstrate safe and effective surgical excision of seed-localized lesions

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.