Confirma makes breast MRI grant for free CME
Computer-aided detection (CAD) software developer Confirma said that it has awarded an educational grant to the International Center for Postgraduate Medical Education (ICPME) to develop a new curriculum of continuing medical education (CME) for breast MRI. The curriculum includes two separate programs that are supported by the Bellevue, Wash.-based Confirma and there are no fees for participation.

The first program is “Decisions in Medical Imaging – Breast MRI Analysis and Interpretation with CAD,” a series of online case reviews using CAD to aid the radiologist in the analysis and interpretation of breast MRI studies. The next online session of this program will take place on August 22, 2007 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. ET, the company said.

The second program is a full-day course of instruction and hands-on training for radiologists and interventional radiologists, “Breast MR Imaging, Interpretation and Intervention.” The first courses will be held on October 11, 2007 in Littleton, Colo., at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows, followed by courses in Los Angeles (January 17, 2008) and Dallas (February 1, 2008).

Registration information for both free programs is available online at the ICPME web site: