Three recent advances in mammography include digital mammography, computer-aided detection, and breast tomosynthesis.
Most all mammograms performed today are imaged in 3-D. Three-dimensional (3-D) mammo-
graphy and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), is an advanced form of breast imaging where multiple images of the breast from different angles are captured and reconstructed ("synthesized") into a three-dimensional image set. In this way, 3-D breast imaging is similar to computed tomography (CT) imaging in which a series of thin "slices" are assembled together to create a 3-D reconstruction of the body.
Graduate of a 2-year accredited medical radiography program in ionizing radiation, ARRT certification in Radiography.
Upon acceptance into the Mammography Certificate program the following requirements must be met prior to starting clinical classes:
Proof of immunizations
- TB skin test
- 2 MMR shots
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) booster within past ten years.
- 2 Varicella vaccines, 1 Varicella titer, or physician signed documentation of immunity.
- Completed Hepatitis B Vaccine series or titer.
- Current CPR certification by the American Heart Association upon admission into the program, as well as throughout the program.
- Proof of insurance (information will be provided at the time of acceptance)
- Background check (information will be provided at the time of acceptance)
- Drug Screen (information will be provided at the time of acceptance
The MAMT 2333 didactic course will count as the 16 hours education requirements for the Mammography Certification Exam. Your transcript will provide the verification needed.
* Each student enrolled in WC MAMT Program academic course will receive 16 Continuing Education credit hours toward ARRT renewal for a 16-week semester with a grade of “C” or higher. If audited all you need to do is send a copy of your transcript for verification of the credit.
Admission to the program is limited to:
- Technologists with ARRT registration in radiography.
- Individuals with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in all RADR college level coursework.
- Students must apply to admission to Weatherford College to be eligible to enroll in classes. You are a new student if you have not taken any classes at WC the previous semester of enrolling in the Mammography Advanced Certificate Program.
• Certificate Costs
Barbara Baker-Morrison M.S., R.T. (R)(M)
Radiologic Technology Program Director