Radiation Dose in Mammography

1.5 CE Credits


Course Overview

1 Module
ASRT
245 Certificates Issued

Course description

Expiry date: October 1, 2022


With the rapid advancement of technology in the medical field and with the application of new breast imaging technologies, including digital breast tomosynthesis, full-field digital mammography, and breast CT, it is important to follow the cancer screening recommendations of the ACR and to understand how radiation dose is measured in breast imaging and which method of measuring and recording dose to the breast is the most effective.

Radiation exposure to the breast may be confusing when considering all these breast imaging techniques. Therefore, radiologic technologists and physicians shall understand the value of a technique before making any decisions about which to use.

In this course, we will show the breast anatomy, discuss different types of breast cancer, show how breast density may affect breast cancer diagnosis, explore different breast screening techniques, explain how radiation exposure can be measured, and discuss radiation dose with each of these breast imaging techniques.

This course is accredited by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 1.5 CE credits.

Approved by the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) for 1.5 CE Credits
Subscription duration: one year from purchase date
Voiceover available
Downloadable transcript available
Meets the CE requirements of the following states: California, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New Mexico
Meets ARRT® CE reporting requirements
Accepted by the NMTCB®
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Discipline Major content category & subcategories CE Credits provided
BS-2016 Patient Care
Patient Interactions and Management 0.50
MAM-2016 Patient Care
Education and Assessment 0.25
MAM-2020 Patient Care
Patient Interactions and Management 0.25
THR-2017 Patient Care
Patient and Medical Record Management 0.25
RA-2017 Safety
Radiation Protection and Equipment Operation 0.25
RA-2018 Safety
Patient Safety, Radiation Protection, and Equipment Operation 0.25
MAM-2016 Image Prouction
Equipment Operation and Quality Assurance 0.25
MAM-2020 Image Prouction
Image Acquisition and Quality Assurance 0.25
BS-2016 Procedures
Anatomy and Physiology 0.25
MAM-2016 Procedures
Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology 0.50
Mammographic Positioning, Special Needs, and Imaging Procedures 0.50
MAM-2020 Procedures
Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology 0.50
Mammographic Positioning, Special Needs, and Imaging Procedures 0.50
MRI-2016 Procedures
Body 0.50
MRI-2020 Procedures
Body 0.50
PTH-2019 Procedures
Treatment Sites 0.50
RA-2017 Procedures
Thoracic Section 0.75
RA-2018 Procedures
Thoracic Section 0.75
SON-2016 Procedures
Superficial Structures and Other Sonographic Procedures 0.50
SON-2019 Procedures
Superficial Structures and Other Sonographic Procedures 0.50
THR-2017 Procedures
Treatment Sites and Tumors 0.50
BS-2021 Patient Care
Patient Interactions and Management 0.50
BS-2021 Procedures
Anatomy and Physiology 0.25
THR-2022 Patient Care
Patient and Medical Record Management 0.25
Treatment Sites and Tumors 0.50
Section 1: Anatomy of the Patient
Breast anatomy
Breast cancer
Breast density
Breast density reporting requirements
Screening and diagnostic mammography
Screening modalities
Radiation dose during mammography
Radiation dose levels with each breast imaging technique
Summary

Great course

Emma A.

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