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Below are resources to support mammography technologists and their breast imaging departments. Find information on mammography accreditation, positioning techniques and problem-solving, regulatory requirements, breast cancer support and much more.

Breast Cancer Screening

Source: American Journal of Roentgenology: 204, February 2015

Diagrams showing the distribution of Breast Lesion locations, which help breast cancer screening

An important article on the importance of positioning techniques for the detection of invasive breast cancer.

by Roger G. Blanks, PhD, Matthew G. Wallis, FRCR,  Rupert Alison, MSc,  Olive Kearins, MSc, Jacquie Jenkins, MPH, Julietta Patnick, BA, and Rosalind M. Given-Wilson, FRCR

by Daniel B. Kopans, MD, FACR, FSBI*

Not sure if you have dense breasts? Why does it matter? This article answers common questions: "What is breast density?", "How do I know if I have dense breasts?", "Why is breast density important", and more. 

by Cathy Coleman, DNP, MSN, PHN, OCN®, CPHQ, CNL: Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions, San Francisco, CA

"A life-saving and empowering guide to understanding breast cancer detection, prevention, and treatment options, from two top doctors in the field - Rachel Bream, a breast radiologist, and Christy Teal, a breast surgeon - who have made the personal decisions to have mastectomies."

The USPSTF has proposed biennial screening mammography starting at age 40 and recommends an “I” for insufficient evidence on secondary screening for women with dense breasts.

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Handouts for The Miller Method™ steps for the CC and MLO along with self-evaluation image checklists

Source: American Journal of Roentgenology: 209, December 2017

by Louise C. Miller, RTRM, FSBI

The following are suggested responses as mentioned in our online course: Tips and Tricks for Mammographers. Communications tips were provided by Elizabeth Green, PhD, who is a licensed clinical psychologist whose specialty, among others, is the development and application of effective and appropriate communication skills.

Mammography Positioning Articles

Tips & Tricks for Mammographers


The MQSA Hotline 1-800-838-7715 can answer specific questions regarding MQSA compliance or issues related to your facility’s inspection or individual situation. They are very prompt in returning calls and VERY helpful!

U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

by Robyn Hadley, RTRM

by Louise C. Miller, RTRM, FSBI and Christine Puciato, RTRM, BS

Three new questions added to annual inspections that Radiology administrators should be aware of.

American College of Radiology

Additional Resources

Information on cancer, how to stay healthy, find support and treatment, explore research and get involved.

The principal organization of radiologists, radiation oncologists, and clinical medical physicists in the US.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists is the leading professional association for the medical imaging and radiation therapy community.

Patient brochures, fact sheet, risk checklist, educational videos and more by DenseBreast-info.org

Get Smart About Being Dense: The most up-to-date comprehensive site for breast density knowledge.

The MammaCare Foundation is dedicated to training every hand that examines a woman, including her own. MammaCare provides clinical certification services and high-fidelity simulation-based training.

Resources for breast cancer survivors.

Credible, current cancer information from the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

Offers annual multidisciplinary breast cancer conference and ongoing resources for breast centers.

Offers annual multidisciplinary breast cancer conference and ongoing resources for breast centers.

Patient and professional resources: research, education and support.

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