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RAD 605 - Mammography National Board Review for Technologists

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Certified in Radiography in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Co-requisites: Eligiblity to apply for the Mammography national certification examination provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

This course is a review for qualified students that covers all of the content categories and subcategories required for the mammography national certification board provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  Students enrolled in this course must be certified in Radiography and have completed all the requirements to apply for the national certification examination in Mammography. This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis and awards 16 Category A CEUs.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify patient care interactions and management techniques relating to Mammography for the national certification examination.
  2. Critique and evaluate image production requirements, acquisition and quality assurance required for Mammography suites.
  3. Discuss quality skills necessary relating to procedures required to properly position a patient for imaging studies of the breast as required in the medical industry.
  4. Identify and describe breast anatomy, physiology, pathologic conditions and special needs of patients before, during and after a Mammography procedure.
Listed Topics
  1. ARRT
  2. MQSA
  3. Patient care
  4. Safety
  5. Image production
  6. Procedures
  7. Clinical application
  8. ACR
  9. Joint Commission
  10. Task inventories for mammography
Reference Materials
Current mammography books and research articles, ARRT website, Mammography Certification review practice online examinations.


Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/14/2021
Last Reviewed: 5/14/2021

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