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5 Day Mammography Course for Technologists

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5 Day Mammography Course for Technologists

Time: January 11, 2011 to January 15, 2011
Location: Milwaukee Marriott West
Street: W231 N1600 Corporate Court
City/Town: Waukesha, WI 53186
Website or Map: http://www.mtmi.net/courses/M…
Phone: 262-574-0888
Event Type: course
Organized By: Medical Technology Management Institute (MTMI)
Latest Activity: Nov 20, 2010

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Event Description

5-Day Mammography Course for Technologists

Course Overview

High quality mammographic images have a direct impact on the quality of care for patients being evaluated for breast cancer.
The MTMI Mammography Course for Technologists continues its reputation as the premier initial training course for mammography technologists and includes 8 hours introduction to digital mammography as required by MQSA for operations of digital mammography devices.
This comprehensive course uses lecture sessions, radiographs and hands-on training sessions with live models to enhance your skills and understanding of the mammography process. Quality control, technologist responsibilities for quality assurance, positioning with breast implants as required by MQSA and film critique are also covered.

Extended clinical training is available on a limited basis for technologists wishing to complete their 25 supervised exams. Please see information below.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course,
participants will be able to:
Demonstrate basic positioning skills for the CC and MLO views.
Explain advanced positioning technique for supplementary views, difficult patients and implant patients.
Describe how various physical characteristics of the x-ray tube affect mammographic imaging.
Perform mammographic quality control testing procedures per MQSA guidelines.
Describe the differences between imaging systems used to perform Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) examinations.
Describe and develop a comprehensive quality assurance program for digital mammography.
Understand the differences between film-screen and digital imaging.
Describe the parameters in digital imaging that control resolution and contrast.
Know the differences in image display/output devices used in digital mammography.
Describe newly emerging technologies used with digital mammographic imaging.


Donald Jacobson, Ph.D
Wendy Marshall, RT(R)(M)
Laura Field, M.D.
Douglas Simpkin, Ph.D.
Mary Henne, MS, CNMT, RDMS, RVT
Philippe Moh, MPhil, BS, RT(R)

Course Format

This intensive course will utilize a combination of lecture sessions and hands-on positioning workshops taught by a team of experienced mammography instructors. Participants will be individually evaluated on their competency by demonstrating basic mammography positioning on a live model. Clinical case studies will be reviewed during the course and film critique skills will be addressed.
The 40 hour MTMI course is highly recommended and includes 8 hours of digital mammography, film critique, breast pathology, mammograhy QC and advanced hands-on positioning.
The 35.5 hour course includes the 8 hours of Digital Mammography training as required by MQSA.
A short course consisting of 3 days can be take for 27.5 hours of credit.
The 25 supervised clinical exam requirement is also available. Call MTMI for details. (limited enrollment)
Prerequisite for this course is ARRT registration or state licensure. Contact MTMI for details.
These sessions are designed to meet FDA regulatory requirements and for registry exam preparation. The Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) mandates that technologists complete 40 hours of documented training specific to mammography. In addition, 25 mammography exams (not included in this course - see option above) must be performed under the direct supervision of a qualified mammographr, and in some states can be counted toward the 40 hour training requirement.

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