Mammography Initial Training (Mail)

Mammography Initial Training (Mail)
Course ID: InitialTrainingMammo-1251-m
Credit: 28 Credits Category A
Instructor : Susan Sprinkle-Vincent , AAS, RT(R)(M)
Expiration Date: 10-31-2018
Price: $1,040.00
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**You MUST call AHEC at 1-800-239-1361 to register for this course. No exceptions.

AHEC is proud to announce that you can now receive your entire “Mammography Initial Training” through our video course. From the comfort of your home you have the ability to meet MQSA initial training requirements to become a qualified mammographer through a series of online videos accompanied by study guides and online testing. You will receive a comprehensive mammography training course you can complete at your pace. Finish your training experience by acquiring the 25 hands-on supervised examinations at your facility with a qualified mammographer, or by registration in AHEC’s "Position with the Experts" course. Participants in the "Position with the Experts" course complete their 25 mammography procedures at one of our affiliate clinical sites in Houston, Texas. **For more information on "Position with the Experts", please click here**

Our “Mammography Initial Training” video course follows the specific guidelines enforced by MQSA. Initial training programs in mammography are required to include instruction on the “Core Competencies”, which include: anatomy, physiology, positioning, compression, quality control, and imaging of patients with breast implants. MQSA also requires at least eight hours of training in the modality of your choice, either: digital or film screen. AHEC’s “Mammography Initial Training” video course includes an eight hour section on “Digital Modality Specific Training”. **If you require “Film Screen Modality Initial Training” an eight hour course may be separately purchased here. **

**You have 6 months after we send you the course materials to complete all requirements to receive your MQSA certificate.**

**You MUST call AHEC at 1-800-239-1361 to register for this course. No exceptions.

The video portion of the course will total 28 hours. The 25 required mammograms under the supervision of a qualified mammographer will not count for credit hours. Completion of the video portion is required prior to beginning the 25 supervised scans.

Options to Complete the 25 Supervised Mammograms:

1.       Registering for this course only suggests to AHEC that you will be completing the 25 exams at your facility. AHEC does not coordinate the setup of a clinical site at your own facility.

2.       If you require AHEC to setup your clinical site, you are required to register for the “Position with the Experts” course as well as the “Initial Training in Mammography” video course. **For more information on Position with the Experts, please click here**

Paperwork will be emailed at the time of registration (including forms for your supervising mammographer to complete) prior to receiving your course material.

**You have 6 months after we send you the course materials to complete all requirements to receive your MQSA certificate.**

**You MUST call AHEC at 1-800-239-1361 to register for this course. 

AHEC Home Study Guidelines:

  • We are going green! All mail home studies are now sent out on USB/Flash drives that you will need to plug into a computer.
  • **$15 processing fee if AHEC prints the home study material
  • All needed course materials, posttests, and answer sheets are available on the USB/Flash drive. For further instructions, please open the “Cover Page and Copyright” PDF in the folder for the specific home study.
  • If you purchased multiple home studies you may receive all materials on one USB/Flash drive, or multiple in the same mailing package.
  • Print the answer sheet page, fill in your answers and you can fax it back to us at 713.772.0155 or mail it back to AHEC, 8502 Tybor Drive, Houston, TX 77074.
  • Passing grade is 75% or higher. AHEC will notify you only if you do not pass the test. You have three chances to take the test and receive a 75% or higher.
  • The grading process takes 1-2 business days and the USB is yours to keep.


**You MUST call AHEC at 1-800-239-1361 to register for this course. No exceptions.

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Approval Expiration date is 10/31/18
Susan Sprinkle-Vincent , AAS, RT(R)(M)

Susan Sprinkle-Vincent, AAS, RT(R)(M), Director of Mammography Services/Consultant, has 38 years of experience in performing and teaching others the skills of mammography. She has been an instructor associated with the continuing education program cosponsored by the National Cancer Institute and American College of Radiology and the American Cancer Society. Susan's years of experience range from the Supervisor of Mammography Services at The Methodist Hospital and Project Director of Mammography at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She joined the AHEC team full time in the fall of 2000 to expand the mammography educational service and build a new division to assist AHEC's clients with mammography consulting services. Susan is widely known for her expertise in the clinical aspects of mammography and her technical skills. She will continue to actively teach technologists, residents and physicians the finer details of this highly technical field. Susan is enjoying another amazing experience at AHEC.