About this Program

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New! More Scanning Time and enhanced 3-day schedule. This MTMI breast sonography course provides increased knowledge of the technical and clinical aspects of breast ultrasound and practical hands-on training in ultrasound imaging of the breast. An overview of basic principles and techniques utilized in breast ultrasound is presented. This course is helpful for mammographers, sonographers, and radiologic technologists directly involved in breast sonography and imaging and physicians whose practice includes women’s health. 

Our in-person and online breast sonography training course utilizes a combination of lecture sessions and positioning workshops taught by an experienced sonographer and technologist. Instruction in patient scanning is stressed with hands-on demonstrations using clinical ultrasound scanners, tissue equivalent breast phantoms and live models. (Hands-on sessions are for attendees of in-person breast ultrasound classes only)

This activity provides the 16 hours of structured education related to the content specifications outlined by the ARRT, required for breast ultrasound certification and registration.

Educational Objectives

After this breast sonography training course, participants will be able to:

  • Optimize preparation for ARRT and ARDMS Breast Ultrasound Registry exams. 

  • Understand how the basic principles and instrumentation of ultrasound affect the technique of breast ultrasound. 

  • Recognize normal breast anatomy on the ultrasound image and evaluate lesions for their benign or malignant features. 

  • Recall the mammographic and ultrasonic features of specific benign and malignant lesions. 

  • Explain the role and importance of mammography, ultrasound, MRI, nuclear medicine, and ductography in the workup and management of the breast. 

  • Recognize breast ultrasound artifacts, understand why they occur, and describe techniques to minimize the occurrence of those that degrade the image. 

  • Develop an awareness of the invasive procedures that are available, as well as the benefits and limitations of each. 

  • Define the different surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for patients who develop breast cancer. 


In-person and live webinar options

Day 1

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Introduction to Breast Ultrasound

8:30 am – 10:25 am

Patient Interactions and Management

  • Accreditation of Ultrasound Facility and Personnel Certification Requirements
  • Patient Communication
    • Explanation of Procedure
    • Patient Assessment
    • Benefits and Limitations of Mammography and Ultrasound
    • Introduction to Anatomy
    • Safety Ergonomics
    • Patient Positioning
    • Image and Transducer Orientation
    • Image Documentation
  • Verification of Requested Examinations
    • Determination of Appropriate Sequence
    • Correlation of Imaging Request to Clinical Indications for Appropriateness
  • Breast Cancer
    • Epidemiology
    • Signs and Symptoms
  • Communication of Imaging to Supervising Physician
    • Evaluation of Echo Patterns
    • Review of Finding with Breast Cancer

10:25 am – 10:35 am | Break

10:35 am – 12:00 pm

Image Production

  • Basic Principles of Ultrasound and Instrumentation Part 1
    • Generation of Signal
    • Ultrasound Wave Characteristics

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm | Lunch Break

12:45 pm – 1:20 pm

  • Basic Principles of Ultrasound and Instrumentation Part 2
  • Fundamentals

1:20 pm – 3:20 pm

Image Formation

  • Selection and Adjustment of Technical Factors
  • Safety and Bioeffects
  • Other Imaging Tools
  • Knobology and Technical Factors

3:20 pm – 3:30 pm | Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Scanning Lab 1  

  • Introduction to Breast Ultrasound
  • Knobology
  • Basic/Foundations of Breast Ultrasound 



Day 2

8:00 am – 9:55 am

Anatomy and Physiology

9:55 am – 10:05 am | Break

10:05 am – 11:30 am

Benign and Malignant Features

11:30 am – 12:00 pm      

Evaluation and Selection of Representative Images

  • Criteria of Diagnostic Quality
    • Instrumentation Part 2
      • Image Display & Storage
      • Evaluation of Sonographic Equipment and Accessories
      • Other techniques
    • Artifact Recognition

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm | Lunch Break  

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Evaluation and Selection of Representative Images (Continued)

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm


  • Pathology
  • Benign Breast Lesions and Conditions

2:30 pm – 2:40 pm | Break

2:40 pm – 3:10 pm

  • High-Risk Lesions and Conditions
    • Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
    • Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia
    • Papilloma w/Atypia

3:10 pm – 3:40 pm

  • Quality Control

3:40 pm – 5:00 pm

Scanning Lab 2

  • Positioning and Scanning Modification
  • Nipple Techniques
  • Axillary Scanning 



Day 3

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Open Scanning (In-Person Attendees Only)

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Malignant Breast Lesions

  • Lobular Carcinoma In-situ
  • Ductal Carcinoma In-situ
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Paget’s Disease
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Other Uncommon Mammary Carcinomas

10:00 am – 10:10 am | Break

10:10 am – 11:10 am

Evaluation and Selection of Representative Images

  • Criteria of Diagnostic Quality
  • Demonstration of Anatomic Structure
  • Demonstration of Pathologic Conditions
  • Improvement of Sub-Optimal Images

11:10 am – 12:00 pm


  • Other Imaging Modalities
    • BIRADs and Assessments
    • DBT
    • Ductography
    • MRI
    • CT & PET/CT

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm | Lunch Break

12:30 pm – 1:55 pm    

  • Other Imaging Modalities (continued)
    • BSGI/PEM
    • Augmented Breast Imaging

1:55 pm – 2:05 pm | Break

2:05 pm – 4:05 pm

Breast Interventions

  • Image-Guided Procedures
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Abscess Draining
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Core Biopsy
  • Vacuum-Assisted Biopsy
  • Needle Localization/Surgical Biopsy
  • Surgical Treatment and Changes
  • Non-Surgical Treatment and Changes

4:05 pm – 4:35 pm

Emerging Technologies

  • 3D Imaging
  • Elastography
  • Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS)
  • Artificial Intelligence 


Who should attend?

This course will be helpful for mammographers and sonographers who are directly involved in breast imaging and physicians whose practice includes women’s health. 

Participants should understand the basic concepts of mammography and have an interest in breast ultrasound CME. 

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.

Judy Chavez

Judy Chavez


Judy has worked for Invision Sally Jobe and Radiology Imaging Associates in Denver, Colorado for 41+ years. She is a Radiologic Technologist, Mammographer, and Breast Sonographer.  Judy‘s main role is to assist the Radiologists in all interventional breast procedures. Judy worked with Dr. Steve Parker, M.D., when he developed the minimally invasive needle breast biopsy in the late 1980’s.  Judy has been involved with teaching breast biopsy procedures across the country since 1995. She enjoys sharing her clinical experiences and teaching the tricks of the trade. 

Sabah Aimadeddine

Sabah Aimadeddine


Sabah was born in Morocco and joined her husband in Texas in 1994. They have three grown daughters. Sabah majored in Microbiology and worked at Pfizer labs back in Morocco. After moving to USA, she wanted a job where she could interact and help people. Healthcare seemed the perfect place for her vision, so she went back to college for Radiographic Technology and later Ultrasound.

Sabah has been in the ultrasound field since 1999. She worked in many hospitals and has been with MD Anderson Cancer Center for the past 16 years; specializing in breast ultrasound. Her favorite activity is traveling.

Lacey Carpenter

Lacey Carpenter


Lacey Carpenter has more than a decade of expertise in breast imaging. She has been dedicated to serving the rural community in northeastern Colorado alongside her husband for nearly four years. They both have a deep affection for their community, where they are raising their daughter and cherishing quality time with family. 

Before settling in Colorado, Lacey's career took her on a journey as a traveling sonographer across the Midwest of the United States, offering her expertise in General, Breast, Vascular, Obstetric, and Cardiac Ultrasound Imaging. 

Lacey earned her Bachelor of Science in Medical Diagnostic Imaging with an emphasis in Radiology and Mammography in 2011. Continuing her commitment to excellence, while on her travels, she pursued further education and successfully obtained a Master's degree in Radiologic Sciences in 2019.  


Accredited training programs


The Medical Technology Management Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Technology Management Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides 23.5 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.  


Course location and hotels

Milwaukee, WI August 16 - 18, 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

Denver, CO - September 27-29, 2024 

Accommodations & Course Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Denver - Aurora
13696 E Iliff Place
Aurora, CO 80014

Reservations:  Click here 
Rate: $131.00 + tax per night 
Make reservation no later than:
September 05, 2024 to receive the discounted rate

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Airport Transportation:  DEN is 22 miles from the Doubletree.
The hotel does offer complimentary airport shuttle service.
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Hotel Parking: Complimentary

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Milwaukee, WI November 01 - 03, 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.