Applied Breast Ultrasound for Clinicians

The Applied Breast Ultrasound for Clinicians Course facilitated by Dr Daniel de Viana, Prof Ian Bennett, and Mr Michael Law is designed for breast surgeons and other clinicians with limited prior experience in the use of ultrasound. The course includes:

  • Approximately 4 hours of theory to be completed as an online learning course, as a prerequisite to the practical course. 
  • Half day of hands-on practical work to be held in 3 locations: Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

The 2022 course is offered as online learning modules followed by a half-day practical workshop. One registration covers the two components of the course.

Practical workshops will be scheduled for the second half of 2022. Updates will be added here and all registrants will be advised of proposed dates.

NOTE: Due to COVID restrictions in 2021 the Melbourne and Sydney 2021 practical workshops were not held. They have been rescheduled to early 2022 - Melbourne February 12 and Sydney March 5. There are some spots available in these practical courses, particularly Melbourne. If you are interested in completing the course early in the year please by attending one of these practical workshops contact Kerry Eyles This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss availability.


This educational activity will meet BreastSurgANZ requirements for trainees and will be submitted to RACS CPD Program.

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The course is accredited towards CCPU by the Australian Society for Ultrasound Medicine (ASUM).


The course will take approximatey 4 hours to complete. Approximate module completion times are shown.The course may be completed over a number of sittings. You may exit the course at the end of a module and resume later. (Remember your login details)

The online course program includes the following 9 modules.:

  • Scope of Ultrasound for Breast Surgeons (12 minutes)
  • Physical Principles of Ultrasound Part A (32 minutes)
  • Physical Principles of Ultrasound Part B (40 minutes)
  • Breast Ultrasound Anatomy, Pathology and Clinical Applications (25 minutes)
  • Practical Breast Ultrasound Optimisation (18 minutes)
  • Overview: Role of Clinician Performed Breast Ultrasound (35 minutes)
  • Integration of office breast ultrasound into clinical practice (30 minutes)
  • Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy and Perioperative Ultrasound Techniques (36 minutes)
  • Fulfilling Accreditation & Medicare Requirements (12 minutes)


The Practical workshop will include various work stations involving live scanning of patients and core, fine needle, and novel biopsy techniques on phantoms.


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