10131 - Optimal Policies for Reducing Unnecessary Follow-up Mammography Exams in Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Course Directors

Oguzhan Alagoz, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Elizabeth S. Burnside, M.D., University of Wisconsin
Jagpreet Chhatwal, Ph.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center

Description

This course provides structured guidelines based on a decision-analytical approach that are designed to help radiologists decide when to recommend biopsy or short-interval follow-up based on a patient-specific breast cancer risk. The course presents a decision process model that optimizes the post-mammography diagnostic decisions for an individual woman that maximizes her total expected quality-adjusted life-years. Clinical data is used in solving the model and the results are compared with the actual decisions made by radiologists.

Credits

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Opus Medicus designates this Internet enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credits

In addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Opus Medicus designates this course for Specialty Board MOC Program Credits:

2.0 ABIM MOC Points1

Accreditation Statement

Opus Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuition Fees

Course & Credits: $48.00

Course Dates

Last Review Date: 31-Aug-2016
Expiration Date: 31-Aug-2019

Objectives

Participants completing this course will gain an understanding of new structured guidelines on when to recommend biopsy or short-interval follow-up based on a patient-specific breast cancer risk.

Topics

1. Introduction

2. Background on Mammography Interpretation

3. Problem Formulation

4. Structural Properties

5. Computational Results

6. Conclusions

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Competencies

☑  Patient Care (PC)
☑  Medical Knowledge (MK)
☑  Systems-Based Practice (SBP)

Financial Relationship Disclosure and Content Attestation

Drs. Oguzhan Alagoz, Jagpreet Chhatwal, and Elizabeth Burnside attest that commercial entities with which they have relationships do not offer healthcare related products or services relevant to the content of this course. Dr. Steven R. Tahan, Education Committee Chair, attests that commercial entities with which he has relationships do not offer healthcare related products or services relevant to the content of this course. No other person who has provided content for or who can influence the content of this course has disclosed financial relationships with commercial entities that offer healthcare-related products or services relevant to the course content.

There has been no commercial support for this course.

Supported Computer Hardware and Software Configurations2

Supported client computing platforms include:

A broadband Internet connection is required (e.g., cable, DSL, and 3G or 4G wireless). The course presentation is automatically scaled to the size of the display, from 800x480 pixels (minimum supported) to 1920x1200 pixels. On some smart phones, viewing courses may be tedious.

Supported browsers include:

Javascript, cookies, and popups must be enabled on your browser (which is the default configuration for most browsers).


1. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, in addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 credits claimed for the activity. Immediately upon course completion, Opus Medicus will submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

2. The course may also be viewable on other client computing platforms that comply with Internet standards. If you experience technical problems that prevent you from viewing the course, we will promptly issue a full refund upon request.