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Stereotactic Breast Imaging Biopsy Systems

T Aufdemberge1*, (1) Medical Physics Consultants, Sussex, WI


(Sunday, 3/31/2019) 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Room: Orange Blossom Ballroom

Medical Physicists are faced with a wider variety of approaches to Stereotactic Breast Biopsy (SBB) in the clinic with different manufacturer user interfaces and features and corresponding Quality Control requirements. This presents a continuing challenge as this technology and the practice of medical physics evolves. The presenter is an experienced mentor to trainees learning SBB who will review testing requirements and efficient methods to achieve regulatory compliance that fulfills the ACR accreditation criteria while applying Medical Physics 2.0 criteria. Specific tips/strategies will be provided for the traditional Fisher/Siemens and Lorad prone SBB units and for the modern Hologic upright and prone SBB machines which can be adapted to other manufacturer’s upright SBB add-on attachments. This “No hands hands-on� course will increase your confidence and efficiency in performing SBB physics evaluations.

Learning Objectives:
1. Acquire/Refresh understanding of the regulatory/accreditation requirements for testing of Stereotactic Breast Biopsy (SBB) systems.
2. Learn additional techniques to perform testing of SBB systems in an efficient manner.
3. Recognize opportunities to extend the scope of medical physics support to facilities utilizing SBB to achieve Medical Physics 2.0 objectives.

Funding Support, Disclosures, and Conflict of Interest: The author is an employee of Medical Physics Consulting, a consulting medical physics company.


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