• Mammography Positioning Refresher - Live Webinar

Come spend the day with fellow mammographers and our expert faculty for Mammography Positioning Refresher. This course is designed to improve the mammographer's positioning skills and procedures for CC, MLO, Supplemental Views and Male Patient Imaging.  The course is often requested as part of accreditation requirements for mammography positioning.  Any radiographer may take this course to learn or refresh their skills.  A good review of QC for images is included.  The faculty for this course is a qualified mammography trainer.

Mammography Positioning Refresher - 8 Category A CE

**This live, instructor-directed course meets the Texas Medical Board requirements for all registered Medical Radiologic Technologists.  Please refer to the TMB website for more information at this  LINK

Course Topics

CC refresher 

  • Standards and requirements for optimal positioning of  the CC view 

  • Achieving adequate visualization of posterior tissue  

  • Achieving adequate visualization of superior tissue 

  • Mobile margins of the breast and  how they affect positioning 

  • Elevating the breast-consequences of over elevating 

  • Elevating the breast-consequences of under elevating 

  • Posterior nipple line (PNL) measurement 

MLO refresher 

  • Standards and requirements for optimal positioning of  the MLO view 

  • Achieving adequate visualization of posterior tissue  

  • What is the right angle of the image receptor for the MLO view? 

  • Achieving optimal muscle pattern 

  • Mobile margins of the breast and  how they affect positioning 

  • Mobilizing the breast-consequences of  inadequate mobilization 

  • Mobilizing the breast-consequences of  over mobilization 

  • Achieving adequate visualization of  inferior tissue  

  • Where is my IMF?  I know it was on there! 

Supplemental View 

  • Magnification 

  • Tailoring the Examination: Imaging The Augmented Breast 

  • Imaging The Postoperative and Reconstructed Breast 

Supplemental Views and Male Patient Exams 

  • Implants 

  • Male Patients 

  • Difficult Patients 

  • Post-Surgical Patients 

Image Critique & Review 

  • Landmarks for image critique 

  • Is all the breast tissue imaged?? 

  • Are there any deficiencies? 

  • You be the ACR reviewer! 

  • PASS or FAIL? 

Objectives 

  1. List the standards for positioning the routine views. 

  1. Identify the step that will assure adequate visualization of posterior tissue on the CC view. 

  1. Describe the adequate muscle pattern on the MLO view. 

  1. Evaluate the images for optimal compression. 

  1. Discuss the importance of consistent positioning. 

  1. Evaluate the images for motion or geometric blur. 

  1. Discuss PNL measurement and how to use it. 

  1. Obtain adequate IMF on the MLO. 

  1. Understand how to  correct positioning deficiencies 

  1. Discuss proper positioning of the augmented patient 

  1. Discuss compression on the augmented patient 

  1. Critique a mammographic image for acceptable technical factors 

  1. Critique a mammographic image for acceptable positioning criteria for the cranio-caudal view 

  1. Critique a mammographic image for acceptable positioning criteria for the mediolateral oblique 

  1. List three positioning techniques 

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This program provides AHRA Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states. You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.
Cristi Baker BSRS, RT(R)(M)

Cristi Frieley has been a mammographer for over twenty years. She began her career in mammography at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1998. She has experience in QC, as a lead mammographer, with accreditation, biopsies and needle localizations and DEXA. Crristi is presently a Mammographer at Kelsey Seybold Clinic in Kingwood. She received her radiography training at Houston Community College and her mammography initial training through AHEC.
Category Hours Revision Year(s)
Breast Sonography > Patient Care > Patient Interactions and Management 2.5 2016, 2021
Mammography > Image Production > Equipment Operation and Quality Assurance 1.5 2016
Mammography > Image Production > Image Acquisition and Quality Assurance 1.5 2020
Mammography > Procedures > Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology 1.0 2016, 2020
Mammography > Procedures > Mammographic, Positioning, Special Needs, and Imaging Procedures 5.5 2016, 2020
Radiologist Assistant > Procedures > Thoracic Section 4.25 2017, 2018

Mammography Positioning Refresher - Live Webinar

  • Course ID: WebMammoPos8-3182-27
  • Credit: 8 Hours Category A
  • Date: 06/10/2023 9:00 AM
  • Instructor: Cristi Baker BSRS, RT(R)(M)
  • $139.00


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