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T. Helbich,



S. Vinnicombe,

Cheltenham / UK

Registration information

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CME accreditation
ONLY for Live Streaming

The course has been granted
5 European CME credits (ECMEC®s)
by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),

Certificates with CME credits will be issued only after watching the live stream and completing an online evaluation form.

No CME credits will be available for watching on demand.




ESOR Foundation Course

BREAST IMAGING | Online | April 26, 2023 | 12:30 – 18:30 CEST

Course information

This course is aimed at residents in their 4th and 5th year of training in radiology and recently board- certified radiologists interested in Breast Imaging. It is adhered to Level II of the European Training Curriculum and is intended to provide an in-depth view into modern state-of the-art imaging in breast diseases. The course includes six topics consisting of 40 minutes of theory and case presentations followed by a live Q&A section after each session for interaction with the faculty members.

Learning objectives

  • to appreciate the need of structured reporting to understand how to communicate breast imaging findings to patients
  • to learn about the importance to move breast screening in another level
  • to appreciate new developments in mammography, US, and MRI in the screening and diagnostic setting
  • to get an update about the important role of image guided interventions

Programme Online

Wednesday, April 26, 2023


Structured reporting with BIRADS

A. Athanasiou, Athens/GR 

– To be familiar with the BI-RADS Lexicon descriptors and classification categories of breast lesions in all modalities (Mammography MG, Ultrasound US and Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI).
– To understand the positive predictive values attributed to each classification category and its importance for the management of breast lesions.
– To be able to write a structured report based on the aforementioned recommendations


Patient communication: a patient perspective

C. Justich, Vienna/AT


Breast cancer screening: the need to become personalised

S. Vinnicombe, Cheltenham/UK

– To recognise the strengths and weaknesses of conventional mammographic screening
– To understand the clinical scenarios where enhanced screening may be required
– To appreciate the pro’s and con’s of supplemental or alternative imaging modalities


Update on 2D and 3D mammography

T. Helbich, Vienna/AT

– To report on the drawbacks of conventional mammography
– To understand technical details behind 2D and 3D digital based mammography techniques
– To report on the results of 2D and 3D digital based mammography techniques such as tomosyntheses and contrast enhanced mammography

14:50–15:15 Q&A
15:15–15:50 Break

Ultrasound of the breast: morphology and more

A. Athanasiou, Athens/GR

– To understand how to improve image quality on ultrasonography on B-mode and on Color Doppler.
– To be familiar with advanced ultrasonographic techniques (elastography, 3D, SMI, Angio-Plus, contrast-enhanced ultrasound).
– To review the indications of percutaneous interventional procedures under ultrasonographic guidance


MRI of the breast: an update

S. Vinnicombe, Cheltenham/UK

-To recognize accepted and evolving indications for breast MRI
-To appreciate the advances in breast MRI sequences and protocols including abbreviated MRI
-To review structured MRI reporting with BI-RADS


Image-guided interventions

Helbich, Vienna/AT

– To understand the importance of intervention in the work-up of breast problems
– To review various techniques and approaches
– To learn how to interpretate and manage histopathologic results following breast interventions

17:50–18:30 Q&A