Symposium overview

The BIE USG and CEM Symposium 2023 is a two day lecture series designed to provide a detailed understanding of the two modalities for breast imaging from a practical standpoint. Participants will learn various concepts from basics to advanced with the help of case demonstrations.

Ultrasound (USG) Breast Symposium (Day 1) Ultrasound breast is a basic, most widely used and cost-effective modality in breast imaging. Its role in screening and diagnostic settings is increasing but it comes with its own limitations. In this lecture series, we will learn the basics and advances in ultrasound in breast imaging. Case demonstrations are included for an enhanced understanding of concepts and a practical experience for the participants. 

Contrast Enhanced Mammography (CEM) Symposium (Day 2) – Contrast enhanced mammography (CEM) is being seen as a game changer in the breast imaging armamentarium. In this series of talks on CEM by international experts, we will share the indications, practical application, newly released ACR BIRADS Lexicon, and literature review with the participants. The talks will be combined with interesting case sharing to make it an interactive and practical learning experience.

Symposium Director's Message

Over the last two years, we have received a lot of requests for USG and CEM breast education. The BIE USG & CEM Symposium 2023 is a series of talks designed to help radiologists learn the basics as well as advances in relation to the use of ultrasound in breast imaging from the comfort of your homes. You will also learn the the indications, practical application, newly released ACR BIRADS Lexicon, and literature review of Contrast Enhanced Mammography through detailed lectures from global experts and interactive discussions. This is another attempt to help you continue your education and learning in breast imaging. We welcome you all to take advantage of the opportunity and make the most of it! See you soon!



At the end of the symposium, the attendees would be able to understand –

  • How and when to offer ultrasound breast and axilla appropriately 
  • Role of US breast in screening and diagnostic breast conditions
  • Automated breast ultrasound – ABUS
  • Basics of contrast enhanced mammogram (CEM) and its indications
  • Utility of CEM in various clinical scenarios with insight in research
  • Possible future applications of USG and CEM

Who Should Attend The Symposium

  • Breast Radiologists
  • General Radiologists
  • Radiology Residents
  • Radiology/ Surgery Fellows

FEATURES of the Symposium

  • 12 hours of learning
  • International experts
  • Clinical approach with case demonstrations
  • Q&A to get your queries solved
  • Certificate of participation and completion
  • CME/CPD points to be awarded
  • On-demand lectures available for 2 weeks 



USG Symposium 2023

  • Date: 18 Feb 2023 (Saturday)
  • Time: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm SGT
  • Venue: Online

CEM Symposium 2023

  • Date: 19 Feb 2023 (Sunday)
  • Time: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm SGT
  • Venue: Online


  • Early Bird: SGD 119.00

  • Regular: SGD 149.00


18th February 2023 (Saturday)

  • 08.50 – 09.00: Welcome and Orientation
  • 09.00 – 10.00: Optimization of ultrasound quality –                        Dr. Supriya Kulkarni, Canada
  • 10.00 – 11.00: Role of ultrasound in supplementary screening – Dr. Supriya Kulkarni, Canada
  • 11.00 – 11.15: Tea Break
  • 11.15 – 12.15: Approach to solid breast lesions –                           Dr. Niketa Chotai, Singapore
  • 12.15 – 13.15: Approach to cystic breast lesions –                          Dr. Rupa Renganathan, India
  • 13.15 – 14.15: Lunch Break
  • 14.15 – 15.15: Automated Breast UltraSound (ABUS) –                  Dr. Jung Min Chang, South Korea
  • 15.15 – 16.15: Differentials of axillary lesions on USG: What we need to know – Dr. Daniel Makes, Indonesia
  • 16.15 – 16.30: Tea Break
    16.30 – 17.30: USG Breast Elastography – Dr. Lester Leong, Singapore
  • 17.30 – 18.30: USG in pediatric and adolescent cases –                Dr. Janaki P Dharmarajan, India
  • 18.30: Closing

19th February 2023 (Sunday)

  • 08.50 – 09.00: Welcome
  • 09.00 – 10.15: Introducing CEM in workflow and Indications –    Dr. Supriya Kulkarni, Canada
  • 10.15 – 11.00: CEM Lexicon – Dr. Niketa Chotai, Singapore
  • 11.00 – 10.15: Tea Break
  • 11.15 – 12.15: CEM: in Cancer staging – Dr. Maninderpal Gill, Malaysia
  • 12.15 – 13.15: CEM in Breast Cancer Screening –                           Dr. Rashmi Sudhir, India
  • 13.15 – 14.15: Lunch Break – CEM versus MRI Breast: Where does it stand – Dr. Devimeenal, India
  • 14.15 – 15.15: CEM and AD – Dr. Yong Geng Goh, Singapore
  • 15.15 – 16.15: CEM and microcalcifications –                                 Dr. Theresa Buenaflor, Philippines
  • 16.15: Closing

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