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Live and In Stereo: Mammography Tips and Tricks

K Hulme1*, J Mueller2*, (1) The Cleveland Clinic, Chagrin Falls, OH, (2) Radiation Services, Inc., Brandon, FL


TU-B-Diagnostic Room-0 (Tuesday, 4/20/2021) 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM [Eastern Time (GMT-4)]

Katie Hulme, MS
When the Glove Doesn’t Quite Fit: Surveying Breast Biopsy Attachments and tomo-guided units

This presentation will review the 1999 ACR Stereotactic Breast Biopsy QC Manual, with an emphasis on the evaluation of biopsy attachments and tomo-guided biopsy units, which are not explicitly addressed by this manual.

Learning Objectives:
1. Review stereo versus tomo-guided breast biopsies: Clinical workflows, and technical and clinical considerations
2. Review the capabilities of commercially available units
3. ACR accreditation: Requirements, Evaluation of stereotactic biopsy attachments, and adapting the ACR QC manual for tomo-guided biopsy units
4. Future directions: Review the ACR/AAPM Technical Standard for Diagnostic Medical Physics Performance Monitoring of Stereotactic / Tomosynthesis-Guided Breast Biopsy Systems and compare with the requirements of the current ACR QC program

Jonathon W. Mueller, MS
Melting Mammography Measurement Minutes

This presentation will discuss independent consultant medical physics support to mammography, primarily focused on tactics and techniques to gain efficiencies in performing mammographic physics evaluations without compromising quality and integrity.

Learning Objectives:
1. Mammography from an independent consultant’s perspective
2. General insight on efficiency in mammography testing: Inside an efficient mammography testing kit, as efficient as reasonably achievable, minimize redundancies, efficient data collection and report generation, availability of reach-back support
2. Manufacturer-specific implementation of efficiency strategies: Hologic, General Electric, Siemens, Fuji, 2018 ACR Digital Mammography Program
3. Reading workstation monitor evaluations and QC record review
4. ACR accreditation support
5. Emerging breast imaging technologies


Mammography, Stereomammography, Performance Tests


IM- Breast X-Ray Imaging: Mammography

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