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Mammography Training

Initial Training for Mammography (40 hour course)

  • Preparing radiographers for a future in Mammography
  • 40 continuing education credits approved by ASRT, American Registry Radiologic Technology
  • Clinical Practicum also available for those that have already completed a face-to-face course for the Initial Mammography Training

Class Dates

Enrollment deadline one week prior to first class date.

Program Content

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Course Dates

Spring: April 28-30, May 2, 5-7, 12-14

Fall 1: Aug. 4-6, 8, 11-13, 18-20

Fall 2: Oct. 27-29, 31, Nov. 3-5, 10-12

The course will meet three nights per week (T, W, Th) from 6–9:15 p.m. for three weeks and one Saturday from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. to provide the required 40 hour initial training in mammography including digital mammography.

The course includes concepts, theories and equipment employed in breast imaging. Emphasis will be placed on breast anatomy, physiology, routine and additional projections and positions, patient education, and assessment.

Content will include mammographic techniques for breast compression, magnification, specimen radiography, and selection of technical factors.

The Initial training course will integrate interventional procedures, special exams, special modalities and instruction on full field digital mammography to provide attendees with the initial training required by the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).

Admission requirement: ARRT registered technologist or current radiologic technology student.

Contact the Workforce and Continuing Education Division at 972-860-4715 to enroll in MAMT 2033.

Cost estimates

  • Tuition: $1,100
  • Textbook: Mammographic Imaging: A Practical Guide by Andolina and Lillé 
    (ISBN: 9781496352026)

Optional Clinical Practicum

Available for those needing assistance obtaining clinical site:

  • Drug screen and background check: $84
  • Clinical course and liability insurance: $261