About this Program

One of the biggest workplace challenges for mammography technologists is protecting their own musculoskeletal system from injuries during patient positioning.  Using the ergonomic tools and body mechanic techniques taught in this course, you can learn to protect yourself from workplace injuries.  Modern mammography equipment is designed with features to reduce mammographer strain.  Learn to take advantage of the equipment features of different machines.  You’ll also benefit from learning shoulder, neck and back stretches and core exercises to help prevent injury and relieve pain.  These exercises and stretches are designed for mammographers and beneficial for all technologists.

“The Mammography Ergonomics course is offered in two formats:  (1) live webinar and (2) on-demand.  Please note that the content is the same in both versions.  It is the same course whether you take it in the live webinar format, or on-demand.  You cannot claim both courses in the same biennium to meet your continuing education requirements.”

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will:

  • Understand the importance of getting to know all the features your mammography machine offers for good body mechanics.
  • Understand the best positioning practices for good ergonomics and how to avoid the worst positioning practices. 
  • Describe shoulder, neck and back stretches a technologist can do daily to prevent pain.
  • Demonstrate shoulder, back and core exercises known for maintaining strength and preventing injury. 


In-person and live webinar options

Introduction to Ergonomics

  • Understanding ergonomics and how it relates to health care

Understanding Proper Body Mechanics

Ways Your Mammography Unit Can Help You Achieve Better Ergonomics Better Ergonomics

  • Button locations
  • Multi-functionality foot pedals
  • Tube tilt options
  • Sliding face shields
  • Memory/homing buttons

Best and Worst Positioning Moves for the Technologists Body During the CC and MLO Views

  • The better choice for hand placement
  • Flowing with your patient from one move to the next
  • Remembering to squat, lunge or sit during the MLO view
  • Feeling your way through some positioning, rather than seeing your way through

Positioning Difficult Patients Using Proper Body Mechanics

 Maximizing Your Overall Health

  •  Overview of recommended shoulder, neck and back stretches for daily use
  • Shoulder, back and core exercise one can do to maintain pain free

Ergonomic Tips for a Lasting Career in Mammography

Summary and Questions


Who should attend?

This webinar will be of interest to all working Mammography Technologists.

Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Marsha M. Dunn

Marsha M. Dunn


Marsha has been in the medical imaging profession for over 25 years working in General Radiography, Computed Tomography, and currently in Mammography and Education. Marsha has been a registered radiologic technologist since 1996, specializing in Mammography since 1998. She became a Clinical Education Coordinator in 2009 teaching at Cambridge College of Healthcare and Technology. In 2012, she worked with Siemens Healthineers as a Clinical Application Specialist. Transitioning back into the hospital setting in 2017, she had the opportunity to cross-train into Bone Density (DEXA) while performing all types of digital mammography studies. Marsha is currently a Travel Mammographer as she prepares to start her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership starting January 2022.


Accredited training programs

ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides 1.5 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.  


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Early Pricing Guidelines

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.