Medical Technology Management Institute
Phone: 1-800-765-MTMI (6864)
MTMI Inservice Programs
Conventional and Digital Breast Imaging: Past, Current and Future
About this Program
This seminar is a comprehensive review of issues important to executing a quality mammographic exam, and provides valuable information on digital
mammography and other emerging breast imaging technologies. This seminar will help you learn about advanced imaging techniques, handling the difficult
patient QA of digital units, MQSA certification issues and to prepare for the ARRT advanced level certification.
At the completion of this seminar, participants will:
- Identify and describe breast anatomy and pathology.
- Identify some of the common types of cancer.
- Compare and contrast breast imaging using past, conventional and digital equipment.
- Identify advanced imaging and patient positioning options.
- Identify common inspection failures.
- Compare and contrast interventional options.
- Compare and contrast effective treatment options.
- Discuss advantages and disadvantages of emerging breast imaging modalities.
- Identify and explain past and current myths of breast cancer detection.
Who Should Attend
- Radiologic Technologists
- Radiology Administrators
- Clinical Instructors
- Vendor Personnel
- Understanding Breast Anatomy and Pathology
- Overview of anatomy and physiology of the mammary glands
- Characteristics and development of benign and malignant changes in the breast
- Identification of common breast pathologies
- Common and "not-so" common types of breast cancer
- Patient Care - Digital and Conventional Imaging
- Patient care, communication and examination
- Image evaluation of CC and MLO
- Digital considerations in routine imaging
- Digital considerations in supplementary breast imaging
- Case studies
- Advanced Positioning Options
- Imaging the difficult to position patient
- Post lumpectomy and post mastectomy imaging
- Solutions to imaging problems
- Triangulation tecniques
- Quality Assurance and Quality Contol in Imaging
- Justification for quality assurance
- QC in sceen-film vs. digital mammography units
- Role of mammographer, radiologist and medical physicist in QA
- Accreditation bodies and/or certifying agencies
- Inspection tip and common inspection failures
- Interventional and Treatment Options
- Advantages, disadvantages & complications of:
- FNB versus core biopsy intervention options
- open surgical biopsy options
- Advantages, disadvantages and complications of treatment options:
- radiation treatment
- drugs including estrogen therapies
- surgical treatment
- Breast Imaging Technologies and Emerging Modalities
- Digital mammography screening including CAD and Teleradiography
- Breast ultrasound and Elastography
- Breast MRI and Magnetic Resonance Spectrocopy
- Nuclear and Molecular Breast Imaging including BSGI
- Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT)
- Optical imaging and Computerized Tomographic Laser Mammography
- Cone Beam Breast Computed Tomography
- Breast Imaging: Fact vs. Myths and Misconceptions
- Mondern vs. past breast cancer detection and treatment methods
- Factors affecting current breast cancer detection and treatments
- Explore past and current myths of breast cancer detection, risks and treatment
About the Speaker
Olive Peart M.S., R.T.(R)(M) is a clinical instructor at the Stamford Hospital School of Radiography in Stamford CT. Through her books, writings
and lectures Ms. Peart has always expressed a keen interest in mammography and breast imaging and still enjoys working with patients. Her technical query
column appears regularly in Radiologic Technology - Journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, and she is an editorial consultant
and contributor to RT Image. Ms. Peart is the author of Spanish for Professionals in Radiology, an English to Spanish translation of often-used,
technical terms and radiological instructions. She has also authored Lange Mammography Examination, a one-stop review for the ARRT mammography
examination, and a comprehensive book on breast imaging, Mammography and Breast Imaging: Just the Facts,. Ms. Peart has a comprehensive knowledge
of imaging the breast and will share that knowledge at this seminar
Continuing Education Credits
This program can provide up to 8 hours of Category A continuing education credit recognized by the ARRT for radiologic technologists, and credit from
various licensure states. A certificate of attendance will be provided for each individual upon completion of the seminar. All attendees must attend the
entire seminar to receive full credit.
- A meeting room or class room
- Promotion of the event to internal staff
- An on-site meeting coordinator
- Audio-visual equipment
- Laser pointer
Contact for Schedule and Pricing
Contact Brian Smallcombe at MTMI for more information or to schedule your in-service program.
Call (800)765-6864 X238 or email email@example.com