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Below are resources to support mammography technologists, find information on mammography accreditation, breast imaging regulatory requirements, and breast cancer support.

Antecedents: A Half-Century of Imaging the Breast by Daniel B. Kopans, MD, FACR, FSBI*

CC and MLO Quick Steps and Image Criteria Checklists”
Handouts for the Miller Method steps for the CC and MLO along with self-evaluation image checklists

“Tips For EQUIP: A Practical Guide for Technologists and Radiologists”
by Louise C. Miller, RTRM, FSBI and Christine Puciato, RTRM, BS

“Mammography Positioning Standards in the Digital Era: Is the Status Quo Acceptable?”
by Ashley I. Huppe, Kelly L. Overman, Jason B. Gatewood, Jacqueline D. Hill, Louise C. Miller, and Marc F. Inciardi

“How to Help Your Technologist – Part 3 Common Problems with the Craniocaudal View”- SBI Newsletter
Series by Louise Miller, RTRM, FSBI: Part 3 of 3

“Common Problems with the Mediolateral Oblique: How to Help Your Technologist Part 2 – Not Enough Pectoralis and the Sagging Breast” – SBI Newsletter
Series by Louise Miller, RTRM, FSBI: Part 2 of 3

“Common Problems with the Mediolateral Oblique: How to Help Your Technologist Part 1 – The Inframammary Fold: How to Improve Visualization and Reduce Skin/Fat Folds in the Inframammary Fold” – SBI Newsletter
Series by Louise Miller, RTRM, FSBI: Part 1 of 3

“Screening Mammography: Clinical Image Quality and the Risk of Interval Breast Cancer” 
An important article on the importance of positioning techniques for the detection of invasive breast cancer.

“Mammographic Positioning: Evaluation from the View Box”
A study to evaluate the quality of breast positioning for MLO and CC views.

“Technologists’ Characteristics and Quality of Positioning in Daily Practice in a Canadian Breast Cancer Screening Program” 
This study evaluates to what extent technologists’ experience, training, or practice in mammography are associated with screening mammography positioning quality.

“Early Detection and Screening for Breast Cancer” by Cathy Coleman, DNP, MSN, PHN, OCN®, CPHQ, CNL: Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions, San Francisco, CA.

Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) – Important Information about the Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program (EQUIP) Initiative
U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

How Mammography Programs Can Prepare for 2017 Regulation
Three new questions added to annual inspections that Radiology administrators should be aware of

“A Technologist’s Perspective of the FDA Report ‘Poor Positioning Responsible for Most Clinical Image Deficiencies, Failures” – SBI Newsletter
by Louise Miller, RTRM, FSBI

“Poor Positioning Responsible for Most Clinical Image Deficiencies and Failures” – FDA
U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

“Most Commonly Used Additional Views, Part 1: Variations of the Craniocaudal View” – SBI Newsletter
by Dawn Derenburger, RTRM & Robyn Hadley, RTRM

“Patient History: Details, Documentation and Delivery” – SBI Newsletter
by Dawn Derenburger, RTRM & Robyn Hadley, RTRM

“Portrait of COVID-19 Pandemic: A Technologist’s Perspective” – SBI Newsletter
by Robyn Hadley, RTRM

“Aiming for Quality: Tips for Achieving Optimal Imaging in a Suboptimal World – SBI Newsletter
by Dawn Derenburger, RTRM & Robyn Hadley, RTRM

“Repeats, Rejects and Recalls: How Many is Too Many?” – SBI Newsletter 
by Louise Miller, RTRM, FSBI

“Technology Changes: Positioning Challenges” – SBI Newsletter
by Louise Miller, RTRM, FSBI

“What Every Mammography Technologist Would Like Their Radiologist To Know About: The Role of the Technologist” – SBI Newsletter 
by Louise Miller, RTRM, FSBI

“Advanced Skin Marking in Breast Tomosynthesis and MRI”
A self-guided CE Activity approved by the ASRT for 1 Category A continuing education credit, compliments of Beekley Medical.

American Cancer Society – ACS
Information on cancer, how to stay healthy, find support and treatment, explore research and get involved.

American College of Radiology – ACR
The principal organization of radiologists, radiation oncologists, and clinical medical physicists in the US.

American Society of Breast Disease – ASBD
Advancing multidisciplinary breast care.

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

“Contact the MQSA Program”
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!

The Avon Foundation
The Avon Foundation for Women and the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

MammaCare – Clinical Breast Exam Certification and Breast Self
MammaCare is the product of a National Cancer Institute research program to establish clinical breast exam CBE and BSE standards. They offer training and certification for licensed mammography technologists.

Mammography Education, Inc.
Mammography Education offers a variety of state-of-the-art Continuing Medical Education courses on the diagnosis of benign and malignant breast diseases for breast health professionals.

Mammography Educators
Offers consulting services for breast centers, including technologist positioning training and inspection preparation, in addition to continuing education services and educational products.

Mammography Handbook
Certification and Registration Handbook designed to help students understand, apply and prepare for the mammography certification process.

Mammography Positioning Training – Flyer
Could you or your team use a refresher or advanced, hands-on positioning training?

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

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship – Cancer Advocacy
Resources for breast cancer survivors.

National Consortium of Breast Centers – NCoBC
Offers annual multidisciplinary breast cancer conference and ongoing resources for breast centers.

Susan G. Komen®
Patient and professional resources: research, education and support.