• Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (Live Event)

Come spend the day learning the new digital mammography application that is expected to show an increase in breast cancer detection and reduce call back rates. The day is filled with interesting new information on Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT). We will investigate the DBT technology, mammography technologist quality control testing, clinical applications and more. While 2D mammography has its benefits over analog there is still the issue of superimposed tissue which can obscure structures. This unique modality demonstrates breast tissue without overlying structures by imaging the breast in thin cross sectional slices. You don’t want to miss this day of education and get in on the ground floor of knowledge regarding this fascinating new modality.

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis is a modality under MQSA which requires personnel to receive 8 hours of initial training before performing this clinical examination. This course satisfies the MQSA requirement of 8.0 hours of training in a new mammographic modality.  It includes the common features of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis and the unique features specific to the Hologic Selenia Dimensions DBT System. 

**Participants who will be working on GE SenoClaire or the Siemens Mammomat Inspiration DBT equipment may attend this course.  Please call AHEC for more information on how to accomplish the unique equipment component training for your perspective system. 

Physicians are welcome to attend and receive 8 Category 1 credits however the MQSA requirements for physicians in this modality are specific to interpretation. Physicians must call AHEC at 800-239-1361 to register for this course in order to receive Category 1 credit.

**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

This course satisfies the MQSA requirement of 8.0 hours of training in a new mammographic modality.

Course Topics

  • Theory and Technology Part 1 - Introduction to DBT

  • Theory and Technology Part 2 - The Need for 3D Breast Tomosynthesis

  • FDA Submitted Clinical Trial Information and Tomosynthesis Unit Applications

  • Connectivity Information

  • Site Readiness and Reimbursement

  • Radiation Dose Considerations

  • Technologists Quality Control

  • Pathology and Beyond


  1. Contrast between 2D imaging and 3D imaging 

  1. Understand the benefits of 3D  breast tomosynthesis 

  1. Discuss image acquisition for 3D breast tomosynthesis 

  1. List the imaging parameters for 2D and 3D imaging 

  1. Explain co-registration 

  1. Contrast between a projection image and a 2D image 

  1. Discuss the quality control test specific to digital breast tomosynthesis 

  1. Understand the ROC studies and the role they played in FDA approval 

  1. List the FDA approved uses for digital breast tomosynthesis 

  1. Explain radiation dose considerations for digital breast tomosynthesis 

  1. Understand what the quality control test represent in terms of image quality and breast cancer detection 

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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 Stegent BSRS, RT(R)(M)

Cristi Stegent 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)
Mammography > Image Production > Equipment Operation and Quality Assurance 6.0 2016
Mammography > Image Production > Image Acquisition and Quality Assurance 6.0 2020
Mammography > Patient Care > Education and Assessment 1.0 2016
Mammography > Patient Care > Patient Interactions and Management 1.0 2020
Mammography > Procedures > Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology .5 2016, 2020
Mammography > Procedures > Mammographic, Positioning, Special Needs, and Imaging Procedures .5 2016, 2020

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (Live Event)

  • Course ID: DBT-205-803-832
  • Event Location: Advanced Health Education Center, 8502 Tybor Drive, Houston, Texas, USA, 77074
  • Credit: 8 Credits Category A
  • Date: 07/22/2024
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
  • Instructor: Cristi Stegent BSRS, RT(R)(M)
  • Other available dates:
  • $189.00

Tags: Mammography CE, Mammography Initial Training, Mammo CE, Continuing Education, ARRT, MQSA, Mammography, DBT, Digital Breast Tomosynthesis