Pool Society Weekend

Presented bymammography

Augusta University
Department of Radiology and

Division of Professional and Community Education

**This course has been approved for ASRT credit**


Conference accredited for 15 CME hours
Breast Imaging Including:

  •  2 hours CME in Digital Mammography
  •  2 hours CME Breast Biopsy
  •  1 hour CME MRI
  •  1 hour CME Ultrasound
  •  1 hour CME Ethics


A Teacher First...
The W. H. Pool Jr. Society was formed in 2005 to honor the contributions of Dr. W. H. Pool Jr., Professor Emeritus and chair of the Georgia Health Sciences University Department of Radiology from 1974-87. Dr. Pool, a 1952 Medical College of Georgia graduate, completed his residency at Georgia Health Sciences University, then served on the faculty for all but two years from 1957-90. The senior class of the Medical College of Georgia presented him with Teaching Excellence Awards each year from 1968-71. He  was also noted as an excellent educator by the radiology residents of the class of 1989 and the family medicine residents of the class of 1985.

This course will offer lectures about the diagnosis, imaging and treatment of breast cancer.


This course should enable participants to: 
• Discuss indications and options for imaging breast cancer
• Review the role of interdisciplinary approach to breast cancer care

This course is designed for diagnostic radiologists, dosimetrists and therapists and other health care professionals.

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Category A Credit is pending approval from the ASRT.

Pool Society lectures are supported by the Dr. John Scott Coleman Lecture Fund and the MCG Foundation.


Location: Sessions will be held in the

Augusta University Alumni Center
919 15th Street
Augusta, Georgia

Saturday, August 24, 2013 (8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.)
7:30 Continental Breakfast
7:55 Welcome and Introduction to Course
8:00 Dr. Jerry Allison Medical Physics Lecture: Physics of Digital Mammography –Dr. Andrew Karellas
9:00 Pathology of Breast Cancer –Dr. Natasha Savage
10:00 Work-Up of Palpable and Non-Palpable Mass(es) of the Breast –Dr. Alfred Watson
11:00 Break
11:15 Focused Breast Ultrasound of Solid and Cystic Mass(es) –Dr. Alfred Watson
12:15 Mammography Unknown Case –Dr. Jamie Edwards
(Lunch provided during lecture)
1:15 Breast MRI Imaging and Biopsy –Dr. Kathleen R. Gundry
2:15 Break
2:30 Breast Calcifications: Which to Biopsy? –Dr. Kathleen R. Gundry
3:30 Digital Mammography and Tomosynthesis –Dr. Karen Panzitta
4:30 Breast Asymmetry, Architectural Distortion and Increased Parenchymal/Trabecular Pattern –Dr. Alfred Watson
5:30 Adjourn
Sunday, August 25, 2013 (7 a.m.–1:15 p.m.)
6:30 Continental Breakfast
7:00 Surgical Management of Breast Cancer –Dr. Edward J. Kruse
8:00 Breast Cancer and Chemotherapy –Dr. Shefali Shah
9:00 Work-Up and Management of Questionable and Pre-Cancer Lesions  –Dr. Alfred Watson
10:00 Break
10:15 Imaging and Treatment of Male Breast Disease –Dr. Alfred Watson
11:15 Medical Legal/Risk, Management and Prevention of Risk –Dr. Alfred Watson
12:15 Health Care Social Media and Breast Cancer –Dr. James Rawson
1:15 Adjourn

James V. Rawson, M.D., FACR, Warren Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology, Augusta University


Kathleen R. Gundry, M.D., Director, Grady Breast Imaging, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Andrew Karellas, PhD., FAAPM, FACR, Professor of RadiologyDirector of Radiological Physics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
Alfred B. Watson, Jr., M.D., Professor of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Augusta University FACULTY

Jamie Edwards, D.O., Resident, Department of Radiology
Edward J. Kruse, D.O., Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Karen C. Panzitta, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
Natasha M. Savage, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Shefali Shah, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology

The registration fee includes a course syllabus containing supplemental material.
Annual Pool Society membership dues of $600 allow attendance at the fall conference (August 2013) and spring course (March 2014).
Non-members may register for a single meeting for $400.
Member physicians may bring staff members to the lectures for an additional $50 each.
Advanced registration is requested. An administrative fee of $75 will be retained on all refunds. No refunds will be given after the course has begun. Augusta University cannot reimburse airline or other transportation fares, hotel or rental car charges, including penalties.

Pool Society Member 

$600 (includes registration fees for fall and spring meetings)

Member staff

$50 each when accompanied by a physician


$400 (single meeting)

Non-member staff

$125 each (two days)

Non-member staff $75 each (one day only)



Print the 
and mail it 
with payment to:
Division of Professional and 
Community Education

Augusta University
919 15th Street
Augusta, Georgia 30912

with payment by credit card
to 706-721-4642.

Call the Division of Professional and
Community Education at

706-721-3967 or
1- 800-221-6437


The Division of Professional and Community Education of Augusta University complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you require special services, facilities or dietary considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in this continuing education activity, contact the conference coordinator at 800-221-6437 or 706-721-3967.

Although every effort is made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, everyone’s comfort zones vary. Please bring a jacket or light wrap for your comfort.