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Mammography

Welcome to the Mammography course. If you are a Radiologic Technologist or in a Radiologic Technologist program and interested in helping women in the early detection of breast cancer then this program is for you.

A mammogram is an x-ray examination of the breast. When used in conjunction with Breast Self-Awareness and Clinical Breast Exam, it is an effective screening technique for early diagnosis of breast cancer.

 

Course Description

In the United States, mammography may only be performed by Radiologic Technologists who have received additional education, training, and certification in the use of mammography.

The Mammography course at KPSAHS is designed to provide the Radiologic Technologist with a portion of this education and training in order to be eligible to take the California state examination in Mammography.

It consists of 40 hours of lecture and hands-on laboratory. The clinical portion is NOT included and the enrollee is responsible for securing a clinical site if needed.

 

Prerequisite

This course is open to Certified Radiologic Technologists and recent Radiological Technologist graduates. This course is limited to 30 participants. Current KPSAHS graduates are given priority for registration.

Applicants must provide a copy of Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) license with registration form.

 

Course Duration

Monday through Thursday 3 - 8 PM

40 Contact Hours – 8 days / 5 hours per day

 

Location

Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences

938 Marina Way South

Richmond, CA 94804

 

Please read the Catalog to learn more details about the program.

Mammography Resources

Mammography and Breast Imaging PREP, McGraw-Hill Medical, 1st Edition ISBN: 978007174932
Lange Q and A: Mammography Examination, McGraw-Hill Medical, 2nd Edition ISBN: 978007154835-9

ASRT Approved Category “A” Credit

This course has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT) for 40 CE Category “A” Credits and meets the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) criteria for Category “A” continuing education credit.