Release Date: May 2019
CC: PC, MK, PBL, ICS, PR, SBP
Deputy Division Head of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor of Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the cytomorphological features of commonly encountered breast lesions.
- Understand the value of correlating the cytology features with clinical and imaging findings.
- Recognize the common pitfalls in breast FNA to avoid misdiagnosis
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Doctoral Scientists, Pathologists’ Assistants, Laboratory Managers, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists & Technicians, Cytotechnologists, Histotechnologists, Students
This webcast course will clearly outline the cytomorphological features of commonly encountered benign and malignant breast lesions. The differential diagnosis of the different types of breast lesions including pertinent pitfalls will be discussed. The value of correlating clinical, imaging, and cytology findings of breast FNA will be emphasized. The role of immediate assessment, and effective communication between breast imagers and cytopathologists for optimal evaluation of breast lesions, will be elucidated with pertinent examples. The advantages and limitations of breast FNA in comparison with core needle biopsy will also be discussed.