Imaging Modalities in Breast Cancer
by Instructor: Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Breast cancer accounts for a significant number of cancer diagnoses and deaths among women worldwide. Mammography is the most widely used screening tool for breast cancer, but it has limitations, including only moderate sensitivity for detecting cancerous lesions, decreased sensitivity among certain populations of women, and a relatively high false-positive rate. Several imaging modalities are being improved and developed to overcome the shortcomings of mammography. In addition to routine screening and diagnosis, imaging techniques are useful for staging breast cancer, planning treatments, and monitoring response to chemotherapy. Digital breast tomosynthesis, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, optical imaging, and computed tomography may have a place in the future management of breast cancer. Several imaging modalities may be used together to optimize disease management and individualize treatment plans.

About the Course Author

Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD, is a pharmacist and medical communicator. Gibson trained as a hospital pharmacist specializing in internal medicine and acute care, and, in this role, helped implement patient safety initiatives and investigate medication errors and adverse drug reactions in hospital settings. She evaluates and consults on clinical performance and risk reduction in the healthcare industry and in other high-reliability organizations. Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) until 6/1/2021.
    Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit
    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RAD08
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-06-01
  • Learning Objectives:

    Compare and contrast tomographic imaging modalities used in breast cancer; Explain the significance of imaging techniques in reducing breast cancer mortality; Identify the advantages and disadvantages of mammography
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Radiologic Technologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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