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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

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. 

Source: American Journal of Roentgenology: 204, February 2015

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."

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

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.

Mammography Positioning

by Louise C. Miller, RTRM, FSBI

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

Series by Louise C. Miller, RTRM, FSBI: Part 1 of 3

Source: Radiology 1993; 188:803-806

by Ashley I. Huppe, Kelly L. Overman, Jason B. Gatewood, Jacqueline D. Hill, Louise C. Miller, and Marc F. Inciardi

Source: American Journal of Roentgenology: 209, December 2017

This study evaluates to what extent technologists’ experience, training, or practice in mammography are associated with screening mammography positioning quality.

by Louise C. Miller, RTRM, FSBI


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!

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

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

Tips And Tricks For Mammographers

by Louise C. Miller, R.T.(R)(M)(ARRT), CRT(M), FSBI, FNCBC

A self-guided CE Activity approved by the ASRT for 1 Category A continuing education credit, compliments of Beekley Medical.

by Shinn-Huey Shirley Chou, MD, MPH, Sarah Jacobs, BS, RT(R)(M)(CT) and Robyn Hadley, RT(R)(M)

by Sarah Jacobs, BS, RT(R)(M)(CT) and Robyn Hadley, RT(R)(M)

by Sarah Jacobs, BS, RT(R)(M)(CT)

by Sarah Jacobs, BS, RT(R)(M)(CT)

by Louise C. Miller, RTRM, FSBI

Source: American Journal of Roentgenology: 209, December 2017

by Sarah Jacobs, BS, RT(R)(M)(CT) and Robyn Hadley, RT(R)(M)

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.

by Sarah Jacobs, BS, RT(R)(M)(CT) and Robyn Hadley, RT(R)(M)

by Sarah Jacobs, BS, RT(R)(M)(CT) and Robyn Hadley, RT(R)(M)

by Louise C. Miller, RTRM, FSBI

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.

Advancing multidisciplinary breast care.

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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

Patient and professional resources: research, education and support.

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

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