About this Program

Patient satisfaction has gained immeasurable attention recently and is linked to insurance reimbursement plus patient volume in an imaging center.  By understanding how to keep technologists engaged/passionate about their job and key factors in patient care, patient-perceived proficiency in care can be altered.  With increased satisfaction during imaging, patients are more willing to return for recommended annual examinations and follow physician directions for breast health. 

Mammographic positioning is an art, which routinely requires updated proficiency.  Innovations in imaging equipment require technologists to adjust the methods originally learned for more updated processes.  This knowledge will gain patients’ confidence and assist in providing comfort during their visits to the imaging center.

Educational Objectives

After this program, attendees will:

  • Have improved knowledge of basic mammographic positioning techniques based on the ACR 8 film criteria.
  • Be able to describe how equipment design characteristics have changed some positioning patient techniques.
  • Recall ways to provide patients with thoughtfulness, which includes patient relaxation, ways to lessen patient anxiety, and connecting with patients.
  • Be able to apply skills for educating patients on current breast-related topics which would include breast cancer risk factors, current screening recommendations, and radiation dose. 
  • Recognize facets of patient-centered care, emotional and psychological support, and its benefits to patients. 
  • Express ways we, as imaging professionals, can advocate for our patients in today’s society.
  • Identify key elements of fundamental communication with patients, to better develop good patient rapport.


In-person and live webinar options

Patient Communicaton

  • Our interaction with the patient
  • Having patient centered care
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
  • Education and Emotional support for your patient
  •  Instructor-led review, discussion

Mammographic Positioning Methods

  • Screening
  • Diagnostic
  • Positioning accommodations for equipment design
  • Instructor-led review, discussion

Quality Assurance through Image Evaluation

  • FDA/MQSA Regulations
  • ACR Accreditation
    • ACR Eight image criteria
      • Positioning           
      • Compression       
      • Exposure              
      • Contrast
      • Sharpness           
      • Noise
      • Artifacts Exam identification 

Special Needs Imaging

  • Post-surgical breast
  • Irradiated breast
  • Implants
  • Patients with Challenging Body Habitus
  • Q & A


Who should attend?

This program is for the working mammography technologist.

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 8.25 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: 8.25Structured Education / CQR Credits: 8.25


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Early Pricing Guidelines

Qualifying 'Early' registrations must be made at least 4 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.