Mammography Training

The Radiologic Sciences program currently offers the required 40 hours of documented training specific to mammography in the form of a course. This training has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 40 hours of Continuing Education credit.

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 course will also 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).

To be eligible for admission, you must be an American Registry Radiologic Technology (ARRT) registered radiologic technologist.

Classes are held during the months of January, May and November.  The course meets three nights per week (T, W, TH) from 6-9:15 p.m. over three weeks and one Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., which includes the eight hour digital training.  Contact Sharon Watson at 972-860-4257 or sWatson@dcccd.edu for specific dates or check the website for a current schedule.

Cost estimates for the course: 

  • Tuition: $1,100
  • Textbook: Mammographic Imaging: A Practical Guide by Andolina and Lille' 
    (ISBN: 1605470317)

Optional Clinical Practicum

The Brookhaven College Radiologic Sciences program currently offers a clinical practicum to allow ARRT registered radiologic technologists that have completed the 40 hours of documented training specific to mammography to obtain the Clinical Experience Requirements necessary for ARRT Mammography certification.

The clinical practicum is a partnership between Brookhaven College, Solis Mammography, Methodist Women's Imaging and Mammography, and Baylor Scott & White Breast Imaging.

The clinical practicum requires 144 contact hours. Students typically spend 24 hours per week over six weeks. This time frame was requested by our clinical partners to allow the technologist time to acquire the skills necessary to be employable upon completion of the clinical practicum.

Cost Estimates for the Clinical Practicum

  • Tuition: $261 (includes liability insurance)
  • Required drug screen and background check: $86
  • Students required to provide the following documents:
    • Current immunizations, including influenza and tuberculosis
    • Current CPR certification (healthcare professionals)
    • Current health insurance
    • Current ARRT and Texas Medical Board cards
    • Certificate of completion of Mandatory 40 hour Mammography Training

Clinical placements are on a first come basis and limited to clinical space availability. Contact Sharon Watson at 972-860-4257 or sWatson@dcccd.edu for more information.