• The Female Breast: Anatomy and Physiology (Online)

The CE activity is a video of live presentation and a post test with multiple choice questions that is to be completed online.  If you have slow internet service, you may find it more convenient to download the video for viewing on your computer.  **See computer equipment specifications below.

Knowledge of breast anatomy is critical to being a successful mammography technologist. The ability to properly position and critique the images depends on the technologist’s knowledge of breast anatomy. Positioning the breast is not an exact science and many times the technologist will have to be creative and modify positioning to accommodate the patient’s body habitus. But one thing that we know for sure is that it is the mammography technologist’s knowledge of the breast – or lack thereof – that will determine her ability to achieve proper positioning.

This fantastic course will discuss gross breast anatomy and the physiological changes that occur as a woman ages.  The visualization of the varying appearances of breast tissue on the mammogram will be discussed as we take anatomy and physiology to a new level. Remember: What the radiologist can see on the mammogram depends on how well the technologist does her job. When it comes to finding early breast cancer which can be no bigger than the tip of a straight pin - Close Does Not Count!

Course Topics:

  • Mammary Development
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Ductal System
  • Lobular System
  • Female Breasts at Various Ages
  • Involution
  • Menopause
  • Gross Nipple Anatomy
  • Classifications of Breast Tissue
  • Asymmetric Tissue
  • Sternalis Muscle
  • Congenital Findings in the Breast



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This program provides 2.75 AHRA Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states. You must complete a post test and pass with a 75% or higher to receive your certificate of completion.

Approval Expirations

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Category Hours Revision Year(s)
Breast Sonography > Procedures > Anatomy and Physiology 2.75 2016,2021
Mammography > Procedures > Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology 2.75 2016,2020
MRI > Procedures > Body 2.75 2016,2020
Nuclear Medicine Technology > Procedures > Endocrine and Oncology Procedures 2.75 2017,2022
Physical Therapy > Procedures > Treatment Sites 2.75 2019
Radiology Assistant > Procedures > Thoracic Section 2.75 2018,2023
Sonography > Procedures > Superficial Structures and Other Sonographic Procedures 2.75 2019, 2024
Therapy > Procedures > Treatment Sites and Tumors 2.75 2017,2022

The Female Breast: Anatomy and Physiology (Online)

  • Course ID: Homestudy-FemBreast-376-o
  • Credit: 2.75 Hours Category A
  • Expiration Date: 12-31-2024
  • $59.95