• Breast Friends: Mammography and MRI

Led by the experienced and knowledgeable Brandi Willis, MBA, RT (R) (MR), this 2-hour CE course offers a comprehensive look into the world of breast MRI and mammography.

You'll learn about the indications for breast MRI and gain a deeper understanding of imaging protocols and the differences between 1.5T and 3T imaging. Plus, you'll discover the latest trends in breast imaging, including MR spectroscopy, diffusion imaging, and elastography. With this course, you'll be able to identify breast MRI indications, describe the differences between imaging protocols, and gain valuable insights into MR breast coil use and enhancement. You'll also be able to give two reasons why MRI is used to correlate findings in mammography.

This course is perfect for technologists who want to expand their knowledge and practical skills in breast imaging. 

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Course Outline:

Indications for Breast MRI

  •    Why and When Breast MRI is ordered from screening to diagnosis

Imaging Protocols 

  •    1.5T vs 3T Imaging

Trends in Breast Imaging – 60 minutes

  •    MR Spectroscopy
  •    Diffusion Imaging
  •    Elastography

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify indications for Breast MRI
  2. Describe the difference between 1.5T and 3T Imaging
  3. Describe MR breast coil use and enhancement.
  4. Be able to give two reasons that MRI is used to correlate findings in mammography.

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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.

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.
Brandy Reed MBA, RT (R) (MR)

Brandy Willis is a Diagnostic & Research Imaging Supervisor in the Department of Imaging Physics at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has been in this role since 2006. Prior to that she was an MRI Technologist in Washington State for six years. She began her career serving our county in the United States Navy. While on ships and on land, she began to specialize in MRI while at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda and working part time at Suburban Hospital nearby. Brandy's passion for MRI is evident in the classroom. She is an expert instructor!
Category Hours Revision Year(s)
Mammography > Procedures > Mammographic, Positioning, Special Needs, and Imaging Procedures 1.0 2016, 2020
MRI > Procedures > Body 2.0 2016, 2020
Radiology Assistant > Procedures > Thoracic Section 1.0 2018, 2023

Breast Friends: Mammography and MRI

  • Course ID: MammoBFF-Web-7072-049
  • Event Location: Online Course
  • Credit: 2 Category A Credits Indirect
  • Date: 07/22/2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Instructor: Brandy Reed MBA, RT (R) (MR)
  • $34.95
  • $15.90