September update – new e-learning sessions for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians are available - elearning for healthcare
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September update – new e-learning sessions for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians are available

Rachel Gowland, 28 September 2020
National Breast Imaging Academy

In May 2020, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA), in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (elfh), launched their elearning programme for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.  This is the fifth monthly update about the programme.

elearning sessions are part of the NBIA’s aim to provide online learning to complement face-to-face clinical training.  The sessions are designed to support trainees in breast imaging and to provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD) resources for all qualified staff.

The full programme of elearning sessions is due to launch in late 2020, but many sessions are available now, to support your training needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.


What’s new?

There are over 75 NBIA elearning sessions available on the elfh Hub.  The eleven latest sessions include:

  • Advanced Ultrasound Techniques 2: Microbubbles
  • Assessment of Risk of Breast Cancer and How This Determines Management
  • Day in the Life of a Breast Clinician
  • Day in the Life of a Histopathologist
  • Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (Physics and Technique)
  • Mammographic Interpretation – Skin and Systemic Abnormalities
  • Normal Breast and Axilla on Mammography
  • Principles of Ultrasound-guided Intervention
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
  • Ultrasound-guided Localisation Techniques

Additional sessions will be added to the elearning catalogue as soon as they are ready.


What can I expect from the elearning sessions?

The interactive elearning sessions cover a wide range of topics on breast imaging and relevant aspects of surgery, oncology, pathology, nursing, and risk and prevention.

In addition to the recently added elearning sessions listed above, you can also access:

  • Assessment for Mammographers
  • Clinical Evaluation and Management of Male Breast Disease
  • Epidemiology of Breast Cancer
  • Further Mammographic Views
  • QA, Standards and Guidance
  • Ultrasound Interpretation – Cysts and Collections


What is the NBIA?

Hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) project is a collaborative, national, multidisciplinary initiative, involving training centres and NHS Trusts around the country as well as Health Education England, Public Health England, the Royal College of Radiologists, the Society and College of Radiographers, the Association of Breast Clinicians and elearning for healthcare.

For further information about the NBIA please visit:


More information, accessing the sessions and providing feedback

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