About this Program

This comprehensive course is geared for mammography technologists of all levels who want to enhance their current skills and take them to the next level of providing superior patient care in mammography.  Learn the eight image quality attributes for clinical image review in the EQUIP program. 

The experienced instructor and positioners will provide you with a comprehensive review of techniques essential to executing a quality mammography program at breast imaging facilities, techniques on how to properly evaluate clinical images and introducing assessment techniques that will improve your mammography program at your facility. 

Hands-on sessions will thoroughly review:

  • supplemental views
  • positioning techniques
  • clinical assessments 

There will be discussions on the advances in mammographic positioning, techniques on improving positioning on implant patients and suggested techniques on how to enhance current positioning styles. Details on mammography regulations, the medical audit and pathology reports will be discussed. 

This course is appropriate for those interested in recommendations and solutions that will provide techniques to enhance and improve patient care satisfaction in their breast imaging centers.  You will not want to miss attending this comprehensive mammography positioning course for those breast imaging specialists who want to take their breast imaging techniques to the next level.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants will:

  • Discuss the advances in mammographic positioning and techniques to enhance current positioning styles.
  • Provide techniques to evaluate clinical images and assessment techniques.
  • Detail the components of Mammography regulation, including the medical audit and pathology report.
  • Learn how to implement the Team Approach concept.
  • Demonstrate the proper techniques in imaging patients with breast implants.
  • Learn skills on how to maximize breast tissue on those difficult to position patients for mammography. 
  • Recognize the technologist, physician, and physicists roles in establishing a quality assurance program.


In-person and live webinar options


Friday - Day One - 8am - 4 pm (On-site Hands-On 4:15pm-6:15pm)

ACR Accreditation and MQSA Update

  • New Modality Requirements
  • Breast Density Reporting
  • Additional Mammography Reviews
  • EQUIP - Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program Regulation

EQUIP - Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program

  • Reasons EQUIP was Developed
  • Quality Assurance (procedure and documentation of corrective action)
  • Quality Control (QC) Oversight
  • FDA Inspection Questions Reviewed
  • Common EQUIP Issues
  • Tools and Resources

Clinical Image Evaluation and EQUIP

  • Positioning
  • Compression
  • Exposure
  • Contrast
  • sharpness
  • Noise
  • Artifacts
  • Exam Identification

Understanding Mammographic Positioning of Supplemental and Diagnostic Views

  • ML/LM
  • CV
  • FB
  • AT
  • TAN

Saturday - Day Two - 8am- 10:45am (On-site Hands-on 10:45am - 12:30pm)

Imaging Special Patient Situations

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Wheelchair/Stretcher Patients
  • Chest Wall Variations
  • Irradiated Breast
  • Reduction Mammoplasty
  • Post-Surgical Breast
  • Males
  • Kyphotic/Lordotic Patients
  • Protruding Abdomen
  • Extremely Large/Small Breasts
  • Lactating Breasts
  • Implanted Device

Molecular Imaging and Artificial Intelligence in Breast Imaging

  • Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI)
  • Positron Emission Mammography (PEM)
  • Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI)
  • Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography (CESM)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)




Who should attend?

Mammographers who wish to enhance their current skills to provide superior patient care.  This program is also appropriate for mammographers, breast imaging specialists and application specialists who wish to stay ahead of the game for ACR accreditation and strive for excellence in ACR accreditation.

Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Cheryl Seastrand

Cheryl Seastrand


Cheryl Seastrand has over 25 years of experience as a Breast Imaging Specialist. As a registered Mammographer and Breast Sonographer, Cheryl is committed to providing high quality development and delivery of education and training in Breast Imaging. She was on the ARRT Breast Sonography Practice Analysis Advisory Committee and has worked with additional professional affiliations on Mammography projects. Cheryl has a proven history of providing accurate, rational analysis and implementation of regulatory compliance and accreditation. Cheryl works extensively with breast imaging facilities nationally by providing competency assessment and recommended improvements to enhance breast imaging programs. 

Though Cheryl Seastrand is an ARRT committee member, by binding contract, Cheryl cannot reveal in whole or in part any ARRT's copyrighted questions or any other insider information about the ARRT's examinations or assessments. The ARRT does not review, evaluate, or endorse review courses, activities, materials, or products and this disclaimer should not be construed as an endorsement by the ARRT.


Accredited training programs

ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides 13.75 hour(s) of Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists approved by ASRT and recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states.  Category A credit is also recognized for CE credit in Canada.  You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.  

Biennium CE Credits: 13.75Structured Education / CQR Credits: 13.75


Course location and hotels

Milwaukee, WI October 11 & 12, 2024 

Course Location

MTMI International Headquarters
10361 Innovation Drive 
Suite 400
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Local Hotels/Distance to MTMI

SpringHill Suites Milwaukee West  0.3 miles click here  

Residence Inn Milwaukee West 1.3 miles   click here

Renaissance Hotel Milwaukee West 1.7 miles  click here


Milwaukee, WI December 06 & 07, 2024 

Course Location

MTMI International Headquarters
10361 Innovation Drive 
Suite 400
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Local Hotels/Distance to MTMI

SpringHill Suites Milwaukee West  0.3 miles click here  

Residence Inn Milwaukee West 1.3 miles   click here

Renaissance Hotel Milwaukee West 1.7 miles  click here


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Early Pricing Guidelines

Qualifying 'Early' registrations must be made at least 21 days in advance for the program.

Cancellation Policy


Refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, will be granted for cancellations received prior to 3 days before the program. Cancellations received within 3 days of the program will receive a credit toward a future MTMI program, minus the $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made after the program starts. MTMI reserves the right to cancel any scheduled program because of low advance registration or other reasons. MTMI’s liability is limited to a refund of any program tuition paid. MTMI recommends that attendees use refundable airline tickets. In case of cancellation of a program for any reason, MTMI is not responsible for travel costs incurred by attendees including non-refundable airline tickets. When offered, WEBINAR ATTENDEES that cannot log in due to unsolvable technical issues beyond their control will be eligible for a full refund.