Mammography for the Radiologic Technologist

Mammography for the Radiologic Technologist 

Length of life and quality of life are 2 of the most important aspects of breast cancer care. Early detection can help lead both of these to positive outcomes. Careful practices in mammography are essential to ascertaining accurate pathological diagnosing as well as providing patient safety and comfort with breast cancer.


Hours: 1.00


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-0-MAMM
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Address false positives and which false positives could be avoided.
Identify specified methods of Quality Control (MQSA) for ACR accreditation.
Describe common pathologies found in radiographic mammography.
List steps to ensure patient safety during mammography.
Describe breast lymphoscintigraphy, the tumor mapping used in nuclear medicine.


Section 1: Introduction

A. About This Course

B. Learning Objectives

Section 2: Mammography

A. Historical Development and Introduction of Mammography

B. Accreditation and Regulation of Mammography

C. Quality Control & Continuing Education Requirements and Responsibilities

D. Types of Mammograms

E. Benefits versus Risk

F. Review

G. Summary

Section 3: Anatomy of the Breast

A. Tissue Composition and Variations

B. Mammographic Imaging Findings

C. Pathology

D. Benign Pathologies

E. Malignant Pathologies

F. Review

G. Summary

Section 4: Diagnostic Options and Procedures

A. Imaging Techniques

B. Lymphoscintigraphy and Tumor Mapping

C. Review

D. Summary

Section 5: Patient Management

A. Patient Care and Communication

B. False Positive Result and Psychosocial Consequences

C. Summary

D. Review

Section 6: Conclusion

A. Summary

B. Course Contributors

C. Resources

D. References

E. Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Delia L. Lofton
Delia L. Lofton, MS, RT-R, CNMT is a motivated and enthusiastic educator and leader who possess 15 years of clinical Radiography/Nuclear Medicine Imaging experience, 6 years of team leadership experience, and 6 years of teaching experience. She is an Assistant Professor of Radiography at Wake Technical Community College. She earned her Master's degree in Science Administration - Organizational Leadership from the University of South Dakota, Bachelor of Science - Healthcare Management from the University of Mount Olive, and holds a Diploma of Nuclear Medicine Technology and Associates of Applied Sciences Radiography. Disclosure: Delia L. Lofton has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Radiologic Technologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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