About this Program

Discover how to get certified in Mammography -  98% of our students pass their Board exam. 

The Initial Training in Mammography course provides the perfect mammography training for those seeking to enter the field and meets ARRT Mammography and MQSA requirements. This accredited Initial Mammography program includes all MQSA-mandated material and emphasizes mammography registry review material.

NEW FOR 2024! Three learning formats to meet your needs.

IN PERSON for those who desire face-to-face interaction and hands-on practice.  
LIVE WEBINAR for the convenience of learning from home, while still having the personal experience.
ONLINE, SELF-PACED for the ultimate flexibility.

MTMI's Mammography Programs Meet ARRT Mammography and MQSA Requirements

No matter which learning format you choose (in-person, live webinar, or online self-paced), our programs cover the  ARRT Mammography exam content specifications and serve as a review for the California State Mammography Exam.

Highlights
  • 40 hours of ASRT-approved Category A credit
  • Includes the 16 hours of structured education required for certification and registration
  • Includes the MQSA 8-hour Digital Mammography requirement
  • Comprehensive digital MTMI Course Book (in-person and live webinar attendees also receive printed books) at no extra charge
  • Interactive registry reviews in fun learning styles to improve retention
  • Positioning videos for all students at no extra charge
  • CC and MLO hands-on positioning lets in-person attendees practice basic screening procedures with instructors and models

To learn more about certification, download the ARRT Mammography Certification Handbook click HERE


Three Formats. One Goal. Become a Mammography Technologist and Start Saving Lives!

MTMI offers 3 different learning formats to complete your Initial Training: In-Person, Live Webinar or Online Self-Paced. You can choose the one that works BEST for your learning style and schedule.

In-Person & Live Webinar – The FAST-TRACK to Certification

  • Complete the didactic portion of initial training and earn 40 credits in just 5 days!
  • Interact with the expert faculty (and your peers at in-person sessions)
  • Take advantage of real-time Q&A 
  • Great for learners who thrive in a structured learning environment with interaction and enjoy a faster pace of learning


Online Self-Paced – Anywhere/Anytime Flexibility 

  • Start any time (immediate access to the course upon registration)
  • Complete initial training on YOUR schedule
  • Great for self-motivated learners who are good at managing their schedules and can’t devote dedicated time to live instruction
  • Up to one year to complete the program


Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Training 

Under the U.S. law called the Mammography Quality Standards Act, MQSA, you must have 8 hours of training in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) (or 3D) before performing mammograms on a 3D Mammography machine, without supervision.

The FDA guidance states that personnel must obtain Mammography school training on one DBT system or general DBT training, to meet the new modality training requirement. However, since some features are unique to each DBT system, personnel are encouraged to pursue additional training on those features of their unit(s). Attendees staying for a 6th day of instruction will receive 8 hours of Category A credit in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis training also required by the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) before performing Digital Breast Tomosynthesis exams on Hologic Selenia Dimensions, GE SenoClaire, Siemens Mammomat Inspiration and Fujifilm Aspire Cristalle

DBT is also available in all three learning formats - In-Person Class, Live Webinar and Online, Self-Paced! 

To take the Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Training only, CLICK HERE

When selecting the Mammography live Webinar option, register 7 days in advance to ensure delivery of printed course materials.

~ Completion of the 25 Supervised Mammograms is NOT a part of the 5, 6-day or Online, Self-Paced course. ~

 

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this accredited Mammography course, participants will be able to:

  • Obtain knowledge to help prepare for the ARRT Mammography exam.
  • Demonstrate basic mammogram positioning skills for the CC and MLO views.
  • Explain advanced positioning technique for supplementary views, difficult patients and implant patients.
  • Review and gain knowledge on breast anatomy, disease processes and pathology.
  • Describe how various physical characteristics of the x-ray tube affect mammographic imaging.
  • Perform mammographic quality control testing procedures per MQSA guidelines.
  • Describe the differences between imaging systems used to perform Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) examinations.
  • Describe and develop a comprehensive quality assurance program for Digital Mammography.
  • Understand the differences between regulatory bodies, such as MQSA, ACR and the ARRT.
  • Describe the parameters in digital imaging that control resolution and contrast.
  • Describe newly emerging technologies used with digital mammographic imaging.
 

Do You Need 25 Supervised Mammograms or ALL of the ARRT Clinical Requirements?
MTMI has established a 3-day program for performing 25 supervised clinical exams to meet the MQSA requirement. We also have a 2-week (10 business days) program where you can obtain all ARRT clinical requirements needed to sit for the ARRT Mammography board registry exam. 

In order to be eligible, attendees must complete MTMI's Initial Mammography Training course and MTMI’s 8-hour 3D Mammography training course (digital breast tomosynthesis). This is required by our partnering Mammography facilities. 

  • The cost of 25 supervised mammograms is $1000
  • The cost of a 2-week clinical rotation is $1899

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required.
Please contact MTMI for more details at mtmieducation@mtmi.net or call 800-765-6864.

~ Limited Enrollment ~

Schedule

In-person and live webinar options

Note: Topics in the online, self-paced program are comprehensive and equivalent to our in-person & webinar course.

Live Schedule
Day 1

Monday 7:30 am (registration) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm  (times listed are for IN-PERSON course - check listing for webinar times)
            *4:15 pm - 6:15 pm Hands-on Positioning with live models for on-site students only

  • Introduction to Mammography
  • Patient Care
    • Patient Interactions and Management
  • Breast Anatomy and Physiology
  • Basic Mammographic Positioning
  • Mammographic Screening Procedures
    • CC and MLO
  • Review

Day 2

Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 
             *4:15 pm - 6:15 pm Hands-on Positioning with live models for on-site students only

  • Patient Assessment
    • Breast Cancer Risk Factors
  • Quality Control Tests and Procedures
    • Technologist and Medical Physicist Tests
  • Quality Assurance
    • Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA)
    • American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • Breast Pathology
  • Review

Day 3

Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm  
            *4:15 pm - 6:15 pm Hands-on Positioning with live models for on-site students only

  • Image Production
    • Design Characteristics of Mammography Equipment
    • Equipment and Technical Factors
  • Advanced Mammographic Positioning
  • Breast Implant Positioning
  • Breast Cancer Treatment Options
    • Surgical and Non-Surgical Options
    • Reconstruction
  • Review

Day 4

Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 
            *4:15 pm - 6:15 pm Hands-on Positioning with live models for on-site students only

  • Digital Image Acquisition Display and Informatics
  • Digital Quality Control Tests and Procedures
  • Imaging Modalities
  • Mammographic Positioning of Special Needs Patients
  • Review

Day 5

Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm

  • Evaluation of Image Quality
  • Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program (EQUIP)
  • Digital Receptors and Detector Terminology
  • ARRT Mammography Registry Preparation
* On-site students will attend ONE session of the Hands-on Positioning. Multiple sessions are scheduled to keep groups small.
These sessions are for training purposes only. They do NOT count toward 25 supervised mammograms or any clinical requirements.

 

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

OPTIONAL

Day 6

Saturdays 8:00 am-4:00 pm (Times listed are for IN-PERSON course.  Check listing for dates and times.)

Hologic Selenia Dimensions, GE SenoClaire, Siemens Mammomat Inspiration and Fujifilm Aspire Cristalle

  • Introduction 
  • Breast Cancer Statistics
  • Hereditary vs. Sporadic
  • Dense vs. Fatty Breast Tissue
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Introduction to DBT
  • Introduction to Manufacturers
    • Hologic
    • Siemens
    • GE 
    • Fuji
  • DBT Detectors
  • Detailed Manufacturer Specifications
  • Adjuncts to DBT
  • Quality Control
  • CAD
  • DBT Implementation
  • MQSA and FDA Certification
  • Positioning
  • DBT Case Studies

CLICK HERE to register for this as a 1-day seminar only.

Audience

Who should attend?

This Initial Mammography Course is appropriate for current technologists and aspiring Mammography technologists - those wishing to enter the field of Mammography with no previous experience and technologists who have worked in Mammography without extensive formal training. 

This course provides you with the Initial Training in Mammography required by the MQSA and provides you with over 16 hours of structured education related to the content specifications as outlined by the ARRT.

Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Miranda M. Lyman-Hager

Miranda M. Lyman-Hager

RT(R)(M)

Miranda became registered with the ARRT as a Radiologic Technologist in 1998 and specialized in Mammography in 1999. She spent the first 8 years working her way up from staff technologist to lead technologist before accepting a Clinic Manager Role with Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A. in Lee’s Summit, Missouri in 2006. After 10 years in that role, Miranda took a leap of faith in 2017 and began working as an Independent Mammography Positioning Specialist and Educator. Most of her time was spent teaching for Medical Technology Management Institute (MTMI) on the Initial Mammography Training team as well as traveling the US to provide hands-on positioning workshops. Miranda also worked part-time as Corporate Supervisor in the Mammography Department at University Health, Kansas City, Mo where she collaborated with the Lead Interpreting Physician to ensure all breast imaging protocols, workflows, quality control, and quality assurance issues/concerns were addressed and managed per MQSA/ACR guidelines. In February of 2023, Miranda accepted the position of Director of Women’s Imaging Education at MTMI. In this role, Miranda oversees and manages the Women’s Imaging portfolio of courses and events. Miranda is passionate about women’s health education and continues to provide hands-on positioning workshops as well as teaches several MTMI programs such as Initial Mammography Training, Essential Skills for Quality Mammography, Conquering MQSA and ACR and many more CEU webinars.   

Michele Sisell

Michele Sisell

RT(R)(M)(BS)

Michele has been a registered radiologic technologist since 1998, specializing in mammography since 2005, and breast sonography since 2011.  Michele worked at a facility in her hometown for over 22 years where she was the lead breast sonographer for the Women’s Health Pavilion breast imaging department.  In 2020, she started working at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in the breast Imaging department where she currently works.  Michele has also been a mammography and breast sonography clinical instructor for a local college.  Michele’s passion for breast imaging led her to MTMI in 2018, where she became an independent breast imaging consultant for facilities all over the United States helping with ACR failures, continuing education and specialized training in mammography and ultrasound.  She enjoys teaching and mentoring others and feels blessed to be able to share her knowledge and experiences with others!

Deborah Davis

Deborah Davis

MSRS, RT(R)(M)(QM)

Deborah has been a registered radiologic technologist since 1995, specializing in mammography since 1996. Deborah has been a lead technologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas for 24 years.  With her 25 years of experience as a mammographer, she started teaching mammography continuing education courses and has been performing mammography consulting for 18 years.  Deborah currently is a medical educator at the UT School of Health Professions at MD Anderson Cancer Center bachelor program teaching the 40-hour initial mammography training curriculum and preparation for the ARRT registry.  She completed her Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree at UT School of Health Professions in August 2021.  She travels around the United States to help guide the accreditation process and MQSA yearly inspections for MTMI.  She is passionate about breast health and shares her experience and knowledge to help fight the battle with breast cancer. 

Credits

Accredited training programs

ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides 40 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.  

The Online, Self-Paced program provides 42 hours 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 complete the entire program and pass the post-tests to receive your certificate of completion. These 40-credit programs provide the 16 hours of structured education related to the content specifications outlined by the ARRT, required for certification and registration.

Location

Course location and hotels

Milwaukee, WI July 22 - 26, 2024 

Course Location

MTMI International Headquarters
10361 Innovation Drive 
Suite 400
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
262.717.9797  
800.765.6864

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

 

Las Vegas, NV-  September 16-20, 2024

Course Location/Accommodations: 
Tuscany Suites Hotel
255 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
702.893.8933

Reservations: Click here  
Input Arrival/Departure Dates  OR
Call 877-887-2261 and ask for 
MTMI Mammography Training Course Group Rate 
Make reservation no later than:
August 14, 2024 to receive the discounted rate


Rate:
Sunday-Thursday Rate Single/Double Occupancy   
$79.00 per night + tax (no resort fee) 

Friday- Saturday Rate Single/Double Occupancy    
$179.00 per night + tax (no resort fee)

Note:  Booking through a 3rd party (such as Expedia, Priceline) will result in a $39.00 per night
Resort Fee. 
Book early through MTMI room block as the room block will sell out.
Request Building B, C, G, H - closest to the meeting room

Hotel Parking: Complimentary

Airport Transportation: Tuscany Suites hotel does not
offer airport shuttle service. McCarran International is 1.5 miles

Hotel website click here

Las Vegas, NV-  October 14-18, 2024

Course Location/Accommodations: 
Tuscany Suites Hotel
255 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
702.893.8933

Reservations: Click here  
Input Arrival/Departure Dates  OR
Call 877-887-2261 and ask for 
MTMI Mammography Training Course Group Rate 
Make reservation no later than:
September 12, 2024 to receive the discounted rate


Rate:
Sunday-Thursday Rate Single/Double Occupancy   
$85.00 per night + tax (no resort fee) 

Friday- Saturday Rate Single/Double Occupancy    
$175.00 per night + tax (no resort fee)

Note:  Booking through a 3rd party (such as Expedia, Priceline) will result in a $39.00 per night
Resort Fee. 
Book early through MTMI room block as the room block will sell out.
Request Building B, C, G, H - closest to the meeting room

Hotel Parking: Complimentary

Airport Transportation: Tuscany Suites hotel does not
offer airport shuttle service. McCarran International is 1.5 miles

Hotel website click here

Milwaukee, WI November 11 - 15, 2024 

Course Location

MTMI International Headquarters
10361 Innovation Drive 
Suite 400
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
262.717.9797  
800.765.6864

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

 

Tuition

Convenient payment options available

AudiencePriceEarly PriceMember PriceMember Early Price
5-Day Course$1,155.00$1,080.00$1,130.00$1,055.00
6-Day Course (includes DBT)$1,340.00$1,265.00$1,315.00$1,240.00
Initial Mammography Training Course (Online Self-Paced)$949.00$949.00$925.00$925.00
Initial Mammography Training and DBT (Online Self-Paced)$1,134.00$1,110.00

Learn about membership

No partial credit or refunds can be issued for Online, Self-Paced courses.

Payment plans for this course are available for live programs.
To learn more, please contact us at 800-765-6864.


Early Pricing Guidelines

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


Cancellation Policy

Initial Mammography Course | In-Person or Live Webinar

Refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, will be granted for cancellations received prior to 10 days before the program. Cancellations received within 10 days of the program will incur a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations received within 3 days of the program will receive a credit toward a future MTMI program, minus the cancellation fee of $100. 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.