How to Start a Successful Breast Radioactive Seed Localization Program in Your Institution

February 13, 2016

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center    
Dan L. Duncan Building (CPB), Floor 8, Rooms 1-8
1155 Pressler Street, Houston Texas

General Information


Participants should come away from this course with a clear understanding of the regulations, application process, seed protocoling and procedure planning by the radiologist, seed insertion, surgical techniques and principles, pathology processing and seed storage/dispensing, associated with performing RSL procedure.

Educational Objectives

After participating in the activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Initiate and complete a DSHS application (knowledge, competence, performance);
  • Apply a pathway of seed ordering, storage, assay and tracking (knowledge, competence, performance); 
  • Implement principles of seed localization procedure (RSL) (knowledge, competence, performance); 
  • Understand principles of seed-guided surgery (knowledge); 
  • Incorporate necessary steps to ensure safe seed handing in pathology (knowledge, competence, performance and patient outcomes).

Educational Methods

  • Lecture/Didactic
  • Audience Response System
  • Panel Discussion
  • Question/Answer Sessions


A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.

Accreditation/Credit Designation

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This conference has been certified for the level 2 classification in accordance with the AMA guidelines for Continuing Medical Education on New Procedures and Skills.

SAM Credits

As of December 8, 2014, this Self-Assessment Module has been qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program. A maximum of 8.5 SAM credits will be offered. 

CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates

Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, SAM credits and certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants when an individual departs the conference. To obtain a CME certificate,
physicians must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and a CME Verification Form.

Upon request, a record of attendance (certificate) will be provided on-site to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.