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T. Helbich, Vienna/AT

S. Vinnicombe, Cheltenham/UK

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CME accreditation
ONLY for Live Streaming

An application for European CME credits (ECMEC) was submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),

5 CME credits will only be available for active participation in the live stream and after the completion of an online evaluation form. No CME credits will be available for watching on demand.

ESOR Foundation Course

BREAST IMAGING | Online | May 18, 2022

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 strictly 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 the principles and objectives of population screening
  • to understand the potential of mammography and MRI in the preoperative setting
  • to be acquainted with imaging-guided interventions and their indications

Programme Online

Wednesday, May 18, 2022


Structured reporting with BIRADS
I. Thomassin-Naggara, Paris/FR

– To understand how to use B-RADS lexicon to predict the risk of malignancy in mammography (MG), ultrasonography (US) and Magnetic resonance imaging (MR)
– To learn the different sections and terms and their content in the BI-RADS lexicon
– To be able to write a structured report based on BI-RADS lexicon recommendation for MG, US and MRI


Risk-based breast screening
S. Vinnicombe, Cheltenham/UK

– To understand the need for risk-based screening
– To review risk factors and risk models for breast cancer
– To understand possible approaches and imaging strategies in risk based breast screening


The digital revolution in 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 digital based mammography techniques such as tomosyntheses, contrast enhanced mammography and more

14:30-15:00 Q&A
15:00-15:30 BREAK

Ultrasound of the breast: from diagnosis to therapy monitoring
I. Thomassin-Naggara, Paris/FR

– To understand how to improve image quality on ultrasonography
– To know about new techniques based on ultrasonography (elastography, SMI, 3D)
– To know the indication of percutaneous excision under ultrasonography


MRI of the breast: when and how?
T. Helbich, Vienna/AT

– To become familiar with the current indications for MRI of the breast
– To appreciate the strengths of abbreviated MRI and multi-parametric MRI (CE-MR, DWI)
– To learn about structured reporting with BIRADS


Breast interventions: a primer
S. Vinnicombe, Cheltenham/UK

– To understand the importance of intervention in the work-up of breast problems
– To review the pro’s and con’s of the various techniques and approaches
– To appreciate the expanding role of intervention in image-guided treatment

17:30-18:00 Q&A