About this Program

Are you having a difficult time understanding the EQUIP program?  If so, this webinar will provide you with information that will help you prepare and implement your EQUIP program.

The primary goal of the Mammography Quality Standards ACT (MQSA) is clinical image quality, and using the eight image quality attributes for clinical image review.  Certified mammography facilities must continue to comply with the standards for clinical image quality according to mammography accrediting bodies.

The following will be covered in this webinar:

  1. Thorough Explanation of the EQUIP Program as Outlined by the MQSA.
    1. What is it?
    2. How do we comply?
  2. Examples of How a Program Can be Outlined for MQSA.
  3. Clinical Image Assessment
    1. Clinical image review utilizing the eight image quality attributes
  4. Positioning
    1. CC and MLO
    2. Tips and tricks to improve

Educational Objectives

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

  • Discuss performance of the CC and MLO views, and the variances in positioning techniques among technologists
  • Evaluate CC and MLO clinical images for radiographic landmarks
  • Assess patients presenting with a wide range of body habitus, breast tissue composition, and diagnostic problems, and determine the most efficient way to achieve quality images
  • Demonstrate techniques to evaluate clinical images and assessment techniques


This is what Faye, a past attendee, had to say:

"This was by far one of the most engaging and comprehensive webinars I have seen today. Miranda, your presentation was seamless and well done. And your cinematographer did an excellent job as well. I am looking forward to incorporating some of your positioning techniques that I have yet to try or have abandoned over the years. I will be looking for more seminars presented by you in the future! ... THANKS!!!"


In-person and live webinar options

  • Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program (EQUIP)
    • Accreditation and Certification
    • MQSA Regulations


  • Mammography Positioning Skills for High Quality Images                               
    • Basic Positioning Techniques
    • Tips and Tricks


  • Film critique and Evaluation of Image Quality
    • Positioning
    • Compression
    • Exposure
    • Contrast
    • Sharpness
    • Noise
    • Artifacts
    • Collimation
    • Labeling
    • Motion


Who should attend?

  • Mammography technologists
  • X-ray technologists interested in mammography
  • Mammography supervisors/manangers

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 2.25 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: 2.25Structured Education / CQR Credits: 1.75


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Qualifying 'Early' registrations must be made at least 4 days in advance for the program.

Cancellation Policy

Webinars less than 8 hours of credit

Refunds, minus a $15 processing fee, will be granted for cancellations received at least 3 days prior to the program. Cancellations received within 3 days of the webinar will receive a credit toward a future MTMI program, minus the $15 processing fee. No refunds will be made after the webinar 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. WEBINAR ATTENDEES that cannot log in due to unsolvable technical issues beyond their control will be eligible for a full refund.