About this Program

The Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) requires all new and experienced mammographers to receive a minimum of 8 hours of training/education in a new mammographic modality. Due to its various benefits to patients and healthcare providers alike, full field digital mammography (FFDM) is the new modality of choice. This course is specifically intended for those technologists with experience in the field, but no formal training in digital mammography.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Relate the history of mammographic imaging equipment, along with the evolution of screening programs and recommendations.
  • Identify the physical components necessary to produce a digital mammography image.
  • Describe the various dose considerations associated with digital mammography.
  • Discuss the assorted quality control assessments specific to digital mammography.
  • Recognize the screening positions, as well as special views, and how they relate specifically to digital image detectors.
  • Compare and contrast new breast imaging modalities.


In-person and live webinar options

Mammography Past to Present

  • Evolution of Mammography
  • Development of Screening Programs and Recommendations
  • Breast Density Law

Digital Instrumentation

  • X-ray production
  • Parts of Equipment
  • Creating the Digital Image
  • Other Computer Destinations
Informal Discussion and Break

Mammography Dose and Dose Reduction

  • Dose in Breast Imaging Past and Present
  • Absorbed Dose
  • Equivalent Dose
  • Effective Dose
  • Factors Affecting Breast Dose
Lunch Break

Digital Mammography Quality Control

  • New ACR digital manual
  • Technologist Test
  • New EQUIP recommendations
  • Physicist Tests
Informal Discussion and Break

Positioning for Digital Mammography

  • Screening positions-CC, MLO
  • Tips and Tricks in Digital Imaging
  • ACR Image Evaluation Criteria  

Breast Technology for the Future


~ schedule subject to change ~


Who should attend?

  • Mammographers
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Managers
  • Educators
  • Health care professionals involved in providing breast imaging services
  • Staff members of organizations offering mammographic equipment and supplies

Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Deborah Davis

Deborah Davis


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. 


Accredited training programs

ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides 8 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: 8Structured Education / CQR Credits: 8


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Early Pricing Guidelines

Qualifying 'Early' registrations must be made at least 14 days in advance for the program.

Cancellation Policy

Seminars/Webinars 8 hours of credit or more

Refunds, minus a $30 processing fee, will be granted for cancellations received at least 3 days prior to the program. Cancellations received within 3 days of the program will receive a credit toward a future MTMI program, minus the $30 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.