• Digital Mammography and Clinical Applications (Live Event)

Join the AHEC faculty for a day of information designed to help you meet the challenges of digital mammography. Gain valuable information about digital mammography quality control and understand what those QC numbers really mean in the automated world of quality control. Take a look at the theory and physics of this fabulous technology. Discuss your digital mammography positioning challenges and learn how to work with them. Learn how to recognize digital mammography artifacts and what causes them. Brush up on your pathology recognition skills and round out the day learning about clinical applications from positioning to mechanical to software issues.

Come to learn and return to work with a renewed sense of pride for the wonderful job you do every day as you save lives one patient at a time!

Digital Mammography and Clinical Applications - 8 Category A CE

This course begins at 8am CST. There will be a 1 hour lunch break and the course will conclude at 4:15pm CST.

Course Topics

  • Digital Mammography Basics

  • Digital Mammography Theory and Physics

  • Positioning

  • Digital Artifacts

  • Quality Control - What Do These QC Numbers Mean?

  • Clinical Applications

  • Pathology of the Breast in the Digital World



At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the current statistical trends regarding breast cancer

  2. Define the various terminology related to digital mammography

  3. Compare & contrast analog and digital mammography

  4. List the advantages and disadvantages of both digital and analog mammography

  5. Discuss the effect of detector size on image quality

  6. Identify the principles of digital mammography physics

  7. Discuss the quality control program of digital imaging

  8. Recognize pathology on the digital mammograms

  9. Discuss the changes in positioning with direct digital mammography

  10. Know how to make adjustments when positioning on a direct digital detector

  11. Understand what the QC numbers mean in digital mammography quality control

  12. Recognize digital artifacts

  13. Understand digital mammography clinical applications

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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 4.0 2016
Mammography > Image Production > Image Acquisition and Quality Assurance 4.0 2020
Mammography > Patient Care > Education and Assessment 1.0 2016
Mammography > Patient Care > Patient Interactions and Management 1.00 2020
Mammography > Procedures > Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology 2.0 2016, 2020
Mammography > Procedures > Mammographic, Positioning, Special Needs, and Imaging Procedures 1.0 2016, 2020

Digital Mammography and Clinical Applications (Live Event)

  • Course ID: DIGMM-288-838
  • Event Location: Advanced Health Education Center, 8502 Tybor Drive, Houston, Texas, USA, 77074
  • Credit: 8 Credits Category A
  • Date: 07/21/2024
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 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, Digital Mammography