*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.
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 digital mammography if you are going to perform digital mammography. AHEC’s “Mammography Initial Training” video course includes an eight hour section on “Digital Modality Specific Training”. If you'll be performing DBT, you'll need to take the Digital Breast Tomosynthesis course separately.
**You have 6 months after we send you the course materials to complete all requirements to receive your MQSA certificate.**
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:
Paperwork will be emailed at the time of registration (including forms for your supervising mammographer to complete) prior to receiving your course material.