Mammography CE

Breast Imaging Essentials – Credit Version

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Advance your skills in breast imaging with Breast Imaging Essentials. The educational series will help you learn MQSA requirements, discover techniques to recognize breast disease, and explore the theory and physics behind digital mammography. Topics covered also include breast anatomy, digital breast tomosynthesis and requirements of the EQUIP initiative.

Complete the series to earn 16 CE credits and receive a document recognizing your achievement and a handy positioning guide. This series is a great introduction to breast imaging or an excellent refresher for those currently in the field.

This series satisfies the ARRT 16-credit Structured Education Requirements for Mammography.

 
  • Product ImageThe Breast Imaging Essentials series covers the fundamentals of mammography, breast imaging equipment and techniques for insuring image quality. Breast anatomy and pathologies also are discussed, along with strategies for communicating with patients. This series is a great introduction to breast imaging or an excellent refresher for those currently in the field.

    After successful completion of all 10 modules, participants will receive 14.25 Category A CE credits, 1.75 Category A+ CE credits and a document from the ASRT recognizing their achievement. This package includes a free bonus practice test containing 200 questions. Modules can be purchased individually or as a series.

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    This module describes the radiographic principles essential to mammography, the purpose of regulations and licensing regarding the performance of mammography, and techniques that produce quality mammographic imaging with minimal radiation exposure. You also will learn about the development and purpose of digital mammography in addition to other breast imaging modalities.
    1.5
    22.50
    30
    This module explains the basic functions and components of mammography equipment. The direct and indirect methods of digital image acquisition are discussed, along with the requirements for displaying the resulting images. You will also learn about methods for storing mammographic images, and the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) requirements for performance, operation, and qualifications.
    1.5
    22.50
    30
    Digital Image Evaluation: This module describes the technical variables that affect image quality and how to alleviate problems that could reduce the quality of a mammogram. You will learn how to evaluate mammograms for positioning, compression and technique. Digital artifacts and digital image display systems also are discussed.
    1.25
    18.75
    25
    This module explains the stages of human breast development and defines important terminology for describing the internal and external anatomy of the adult female breast. You also will learn about the vascular supply and the venous and lymphatic drainage systems, the hormonal influences of menstruation and pregnancy, and common breast anomalies.
    0.75
    11.25
    15
    This module explains imaging terminology for breast pathology and how to recognize examples of breast disease in both men and women. You will learn how benign and malignant breast diseases and conditions appear on mammographic images, and the various treatment options for those diseases.
    1.75
    26.25
    35
    This module explains the requirements for mammography accreditation and certification and the agencies involved. You will learn about the reporting requirements listed in the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) and the mandatory mammography quality control tests performed by both technologists and medical physicists.
    2
    30
    40
    This module describes the modifiable and unmodifiable risk factors for breast cancer, and the difference between screening and diagnostic mammography. You also will learn how to obtain a thorough patient medical history and teach patients to perform breast self-examination. Common signs and symptoms and clinical breast examination also are discussed.
    1.75
    26.25
    35
    This module explains the requirements for image labeling, projections and positions used for mammography, and the criteria for evaluating digital mammograms. You also will learn localization techniques used in breast procedures, how to handle difficult patient situations, and the process for various interventional breast procedures.
    2.25
    33.75
    45
    This module explains basic principles of ultrasound physics, sonographic terminology relevant to breast imaging and the role of ultrasound in characterizing breast pathology. The steps of the ultrasound examination and methods to recognize benign and malignant pathology also are discussed.
    2
    30
    40
    This module explains the origin and theory behind tomosynthesis systems, how DBT images are acquired and displayed, and the benefits and challenges of the modality for both patients and staff. You also will learn about the training and certification requirements for digital breast tomosynthesis.
    1.25
    18.75
    25

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