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Tips and Pitfalls for CESM Interpretation

Tips and Pitfalls for CESM Interpretation


Slide Lecture Series

Time to Complete

1 hour


December 2, 2015


January 20, 2018
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The expiration date for this activity has been extended and the activity was re-released on January 19, 2017.

Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accredited Provider

Provided by EXCEL Continuing Education

Commercial Supporter

Supported by GE Healthcare

Program Description

Accurate mammograms are limited in dense breasts where surrounding fibroglandular tissue decreases the view of lesions. Even when tumors are detected, the full extent of the disease may not be clearly visible. New advances in breast imaging technologies include the use of contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM), a safe and effective screening tool for the potential detection and diagnosis of cancerous lesions. This is part 4 in a series of 5 independent 1 hour accredited activities that will discuss the use of this screening tool in clinical practice as it compares to other imaging technologies.

Intended Audience

Radiologists, breast imaging specialists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, breast cancer oncologists, fellows, residents, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with breast cancer

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve your interpretation of images when evaluating CESM
  • Identify the main differences between CESM and MRI
  • Evaluate and interpret common diagnostic pitfalls in clinical imaging

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

EXCEL Continuing Education requires all those who are in a position to control the content of this activity including faculty, planners, peer reviewers, and EXCEL staff to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to EXCEL policy.

The existence or absence of COI for anyone in a position to control content is disclosed below:

Dr. Geetika Klevos, MD, peer reviewer, has no relevant financial information to disclose.
EXCEL staff have no relevant financial information to disclose.


Clarisse Dromain, MD, PhD
Heat of Imaging Department
Gustave Roussy
Cancer Campus Grand Paris
Villejuif Cedex, France

Dr. Clarisse Dromain, MD, PhD, presenter, has indicated that she has received honoaria as a speaker for GE Healthcare, Guerbet and Bayer. She has received a consulting fee for her role as a board member for Ipsen.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

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EXCEL Continuing Education is accredited by the Accrediation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

EXCEL Continuing Education designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


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