Fluorescence Imaging for Identifying the Sentinel Lymph Node in Breast Cancer Surgery

Fluorescence Imaging for Identifying the Sentinel Lymph Node in Breast Cancer Surgery

On-Demand Webcast

David Weintritt, MD, FACS
Founder, National Breast Center and Foundation
Director, INOVA Mt. Vernon Breast Care Institute
Alexandria, Virginia

Intended Learners

This activity is designed for plastic surgeons, trainees, nurses, and other allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess the advantages and potential drawbacks of total skin and nipple sparing mastectomy and the incidence and consequences of complications
  • Review the science and clinical applications of indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescent imaging for lymphatic mapping 
  • Describe the technique associated with ICG fluorescence imaging lymphatic mapping and compare to existing techniques
Activity Overview

This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and audio.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 10-question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form. After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at www.naccme.com, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Release Date: November 30, 2017
Expiration Date: November 30, 2018
Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

There is no fee associated with this activity.

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  In support of improving patient care, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


NACCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This continuing nursing education activity awards 0.75 contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 0.75 contact hour.

Independent Clinical Reviewer: Nicole Kissane-Lee, MD, EdM, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Tennessee, Surgeon, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee 

Nurse Planner: Susie Seaman, NP, Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic, San Diego, California

Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Nicole Kissane-Lee, MD, EdM, FACS, Susie Seaman, NP, David Weintritt, MD, FACS; and Donna Brophy, Tiffney Oliver, Randy Robbin, John Savage and Margaret Stefan, NACCME.

Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

Dr. Weintritt: Speaker—Agendia, Cianna, Focal Therapeutics; Speaker/Consultant—Novadaq; Founder—Natioanl Breast Center Foundation

Ms. Seaman: Scientific Advisor—Smith & Nephew; Promotional Speakers’ Bureau—Smith & Nephew

Dr. Kissane-Lee disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.

Ms. Brophy, Ms. Oliver, Mr. Robbin, Mr. Savage, and Ms. Stefan have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

NACCME requires faculty to inform participants whenever off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices are discussed in their presentations.

The faculty has disclosed no off label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices will be discussed in the presentations.

Grant Support

Supported by an educational grant from Novadaq, now a part of Stryker.

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Copyright © 2017 by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from North American Center for Continuing Medical Education. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to NACCME. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.