Mammography Certificate Overview
Mammography is the study of the human breast for diagnosis and screening purposes, using low-energy X-rays. Mammographic technologists work closely with physicians and play an important role on professional healthcare teams and work in hospital medical imaging departments and women’s imaging centers.
Career options in medical imaging continue to grow, providing job opportunities with competitive salaries and benefits.
To become a mammographic technologist, students must earn an ARRT primary certification in Radiography, submit sixteen (16) hours of structured education and submit documentation of 100 procedures to validate their clinical experience (www.arrt.org).
The purpose of creating a post certificated in Mammographic Technology under the umbrella of the Radiologic Technology program at RVCC is to provide graduates from a Radiography program the opportunity for continued growth in an imaging modality.
The post certificate program is designed using the ASRT curriculum guidelines (www.asrt.org) and the ARRT competency requirements to be eligible to become a certified Mammographic technologist. By providing a formal and structured education the intention is to fulfill the need for qualified Mammographic technologists to serve in the state of NH, VT, and surrounding areas.