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Breast Ultrasound Protocol Manual

Breast Ultrasound Protocol Manual

 

Breast Ultrasound Protocol Manual

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Breast Ultrasound Protocol Manual

  • Breast Ultrasound Purpose and Indications
  • Physical Assessment/ Technical Worksheets
  • Equipment Optimization
  • Anatomy / Examination Procedures
  • Image Measurements and Annotation
  • Normal Sonographic Characteristics
  • Differentiation of Masses and Abnormalities

Overview

Breast Ultrasound Protocol Manual describes routine scanning procedures for breast ultrasound including transducer selection and equipment parameters. Common indications for breast ultrasound, description of various annotation methods, and the necessary measurements that are required. A concise review of the breast anatomy is included along with the normal and abnormal sonographic characteristics.

Date of Original Release: 1/16/2019

This edition valid for credit through: 1/16/2022


Spiral Bound Protocol Manual
PM-BR2

ISBN: 978-1-945749-62-9

Digital Protocol Manual
PME-BR2

Product Code: BR2

Topics

  • Breast Ultrasound Purpose and Indications
  • Physical Assessment/ Technical Worksheets
  • Equipment Optimization
  • Anatomy / Examination Procedures
  • Image Measurements and Annotation
  • Normal Sonographic Characteristics
  • Differentiation of Masses and Abnormalities

Objectives

  • Recall the indications and applications for performing a breast ultrasound examination.
  • Cite a routine protocol for a complete breast ultrasound examination.
  • Perform standard measurements included in a routine examination.
  • State the sonographic characteristics essential in breast mass evaluation.

Audience

Physicians, PA’s, sonographers and other medical professionals who will be involved with performing and/or interpreting breast ultrasound examinations. Physicians may include (but is not limited to) radiology, general surgery, OB-GYN, internal medicine, and primary care.

Faculty

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Gertrude A. Layton  RDMS, RVT, RT (R) (M) (CT)

Ultrasound Consultant, Staff Sonographer, Colorado Springs Health Partners, PC, Colorado Springs, CO
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Bonnie Starr  Senior Hands-On Clinical Instructor

Bonnie Starr, RDMS, RVT.
Senior Clinical Instructor.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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Credits

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.

Resources

General Sonography Physics

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute presents 3 free tips to help you study for the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Exam.

Click to see video

Challenges Sonographers Face

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Program Director Theresa Jorgensen uses humor to take a look at the some of the typical challenges sonographers face while trying to take an accurate patient history.

Click to see video

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