After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Describe and understand the process and procedures involved with preoperative localization of non palpable breast lesions including traditional wire localization and more recently the development of radioactive seed localization.
2. Discuss the benefits and potential drawbacks of radioactive seed localization procedures
3. Discuss the multidisciplinary institutional requirements including technical considerations and safety for development of a radioactive seed localization program.
4. Discuss the importance of strict compliance with the multidisciplinary radioactive seed protocols from time of placement to time of retrieval from specimen/or from time of order to return of radioactive seed to Nuclear medicine.


Holly Mason MD 
Department of Surgery
Baystate Medical Center

Giovanna Crisi MD
Department of Pathology
Baystate Medical Center

Vivian Miller MD
Baystate Medical Center 

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.

Session date: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut St.
Chestnut 5 Conference Room
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours

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