15 CE Credits – Mammography Review – E Book and Test


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Use your smartphone, tablet, or PC to fulfill your MQSA, State, and ARRT* category A Mammography continuing education requirements in one shot today. This Radiologic Technologist CE course is an in depth review of the subject of mammography. No paper, no mailing or faxing. Just read the e-book and take an online test to get your credits today.

Topics include

Introduction history of mammography

A History of Breast Cancer and Mammography, Epidemiology of Breast Cancer, Pink Ribbons, Breast Cancer Screening, Arguments Against Screening Mammograms, Breast Self-examination (BSE)

Legal and Ethical Issues of Breast Imaging

Medical Ethics, Patient Confidentiality, Mammography’s Malpractice Risk, Radiation Exposure, Pregnancy Screening, Standard of Care, Patient Advocacy

Mammography, The Patient’s Experience

Scheduling the Mammogram, Patient Rapport, Important Entities and Regulations

Anatomy and Physiology of the Breast Woman breastfeeding an infant-sm

Evolution of Mammary Glands and Lactation, Human Breast Development and Maturation, Lactation, Breast Milk, Breastfeeding

Basic Cellular Biology

The Cell Nucleus and Organelles, Mitochondria, Ribosomes, Lysosomes, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi Apparatus, Vacuoles, Cytoskeleton, DNA Chromosomes, and Genes, Proteins, Enzymes, Hormones, Antibodies, Transcription, Translation, Mitosis

Breast External Anatomy

Skin, Nipple, Areola, Montgomery’s Glands, Morgagni’s Tubercles , Sweat Glands, Hair Follicles , Axillary Tail, Inframammary Fold / Ridge, Localization Terminology, Breast Internal Anatomy, Pectoralis Major Muscle, Retromammary Space, Fascial Layer, Adipose Tissue, Connective (Fibrous) Tissue , Glandular Tissue , Lactiferous Ducts , Lobes and Lobules, Alveolus, Cooper’s Ligaments, Vascular System, Lymphatic System, Nervous System, Hematopoietic System

Benign Conditions of the Breast

Fibrocystic Breast “Disease”, Breast Cysts, Galactocele, Fibroadenoma, Lipoma, Hamartoma, Papilloma, Ductal Ectasia, Hematoma, Abscess and Inflammation, Puerperal Mastitis, Nonpuerperal Mastitis, Fat Necrosis, Gynecomastia, Supernumerary Nipple

High Risk Conditions of the Breast

Calcifications, Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia, Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia, Radial Scar, Papilloma with Atypia

Breast Cancer

Carcinogenesis, Cell Types Involved in Cancer Growth, Oncogenes, Tumor Suppressor Genes, Multiple Mutations in Cancer Cells, Somatic Evolution

Types of Breast Cancer

ductal carcinoma in situLobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS), Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS), Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC), Inflammatory Carcinoma, Paget’s Disease, Medullary Carcinoma, Tubular Carcinoma, Mucinous Carcinoma, Sarcoma, Lymphoma, Histology, BRCA Mutations, HER2 Positive, Hormone Receptor Positive, Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Classification

Breast Cancer Treatment Options TRAM flap

Lumpectomy, Lumpectomy and Radiation Therapy, Lumpectomy with Axillary Dissection and Radiation Therapy, Simple Mastectomy, Modified Radical Mastectomy, Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy, Side Effects of Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Hormonal Therapy, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Breast Cancer Prevention

BRCA Screening, Prophylactic Oophorectomy, Prophylactic Mastectomy, Other Screening Tests, Prophylactic Medication, Non-Medical Choices, Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Breast Imaging

Design Characteristics of Mammography Units, AEC, Density Settings and Phototimers, Grids, System Geometry – SID, OID, Magnification, Film, Screens and Cassettes, Full Field Digital Mammography, Computer Aided Detection (CAD), FFDM-CR (Computed Radiography), FFDM-DR (Direct Radiography), HIS RIS and PACS

Quality Assurance and Evaluation

mammography phantomMQSA Annual Inspections, Quality Control, Darkroom Cleanliness, Processor Quality Control, Crossover Test, Monitor Cleaning, Screen Cleanliness, View Boxes and Viewing Conditions, Phantom Images, Laser Imager QC Test, Flat Field / Artifact Evaluation, Contrast to Noise Ratio (CNR), Visual Checklist, Modulation Transfer Test (MTF), Automatic Optimization of Parameters Mode (AOP) and Signal to Noise Ration (SNR), Repeat Analysis Check, Fixer Retention Test, Film-Screen Contact Test, Compression Force Test, Darkroom Fog Test, Monitor Calibration and QC, Mammography Technical Factors

Mammographic Views MLO CC

Craniocaudal View (CC), Mediolateral View (MLO), Extra Vews, Magnification Views, Spot Compression, 90 Degree Lateral, Rolled Views, Tangential Views, Axillary Tail (Cleopatra View), Exaggerated CC Lateral / Medial, Cleavage View, Jigsaw, Breast Implant Views, Additional Considerations, The Baseline Screening Mammogram, The Diagnostic Mammogram, The Call-Back Mammogram, Breast Ultrasound, Dense Breast Awareness, Mammography Recall Rates

Newer Breast Imaging Modalities

breastmrAdjunct Breast Ultrasound – 3D Breast Ultrasound, Opto-Acoustic Imaging, Real-time Virtual Sonography, Breast MRI, Nuclear Medicine, PET / CT, Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, CT Laser Mammography (CTLM), Cone Beam Breast CT (CBBCT), Interventional Procedures