Digital Breast Tomosynthesis – 6 CE Credits

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis – 6 CE Credits


  Approved by the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) for 6 CE Credits
  Subscription duration: 6 months from purchase date
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Meets the CE requirements of the following states: California, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New Mexico
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Digital breast tomosynthesis is a new technology that helps improve the radiologist's ability to diagnose breast cancer. It is a three-dimensional imaging technique that images the breast in layers and decreases the superposition of normal tissues.
The first DBT unit was approved by the FDA in 2011, and nowadays almost all facilities use a DBT system in combination with 2D mammography for breast imaging.
This course was developed to help you understand how digital breast tomosynthesis works and know its clinical applications, advantages, limitations, and the main features of the various DBT units.
It describes the accreditation and certification process of MQSA and the training and CE requirements for the radiologist, technologist, and physicist.
This course is accredited by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 6 CE credits.
Audience and Objectives


  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of 2D breast cancer screening
  • Understand the problems that had to be resolved before moving to digital
  • Identify the various digital imaging methods
  • Understand the limitation of adjunctive modalities
  • Give the advantages of 3D imaging
  • Understand basic computer terminology to digital imaging
  • Describe the principle of tomosynthesis
  • Give the advantages and disadvantages of DBT
  • Explain the main features of the various DBT units
  • Understand the main differences between the various DBT units
  • Describe the clinical application of DBT
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of DBT
  • Understand the accreditation and certification process of MQSA
  • Describe the training and CE requirement of the radiologist, technologist and physicist
  • Identify the QC tests required by the technologist and physicists
Target Audience

  • Radiologic Technologists

Topics Covered

  • Past Imaging Systems
  • Breast Screening Guidelines
  • Disadvantages of 2D Mammography
  • Digital Concerns
  • Types of Digital Imaging
  • Adjunctive Imaging Modalities
  • Search for a Better Tool
  • Breast Tomosynthesis
  • Detection Rates
  • 3D Principle of Operation
  • Steps to Digital
  • The Digital Image
  • Flat Panel Detectors
  • FDA Approved Digital Imaging Systems
  • Digital Detectors
  • Clinical Applications
  • Implementing DBT
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of DBT
  • Advances in DBT
  • MQSA
  • DBT QC
  • QC for Individual Units