Imaging Modalities in Breast Cancer - RAD08

Imaging Modalities in Breast Cancer

by Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD
(4.6 / 1100 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Breast cancer accounts for a significant number of cancer diagnoses and deaths among women worldwide. Mammography is the most widely used screening tool for breast cancer, but it has limitations, including only moderate sensitivity for detecting cancerous lesions, decreased sensitivity among certain populations of women, and a relatively high false-positive rate. Several imaging modalities are being improved and developed to overcome the shortcomings of mammography. In addition to routine screening and diagnosis, imaging techniques are useful for staging breast cancer, planning treatments, and monitoring response to chemotherapy. Digital breast tomosynthesis, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, optical imaging, and computed tomography may have a place in the future management of breast cancer. Several imaging modalities may be used together to optimize disease management and individualize treatment plans.


The goal of this continuing education module is to provide radiology technologists with an overview of various imaging techniques used to screen, diagnose, stage, and evaluate the treatment of breast cancer. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the significance of imaging techniques in reducing breast cancer mortality
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of mammography
  • Compare and contrast tomographic imaging modalities used in breast cancer

Approval Information
This course is designed for imaging and radiation therapists.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 08/06/2014 to 09/01/2017 and 5/7/2018 to 6/1/2021.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 10/8/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/4/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/1/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Matt W - Marion , IN  ·  Mar 31, 2020
This is a well written article discussing the different imaging modalities with regards to breast cancer.
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Rebecca N - Round Rock, TX  ·  Mar 28, 2020
It gives good information on all of the breast imaging modalities
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Zoua V - Stockton, CA  ·  Mar 26, 2020
I love this course and it was a great refreshing my knowledge.
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Daisy O - Laveen, AZ  ·  Mar 25, 2020
Very informative and pretty easy to read and understand.
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SUSAN H - Middletown, DE  ·  Mar 23, 2020
This is a great overview of breast imaging
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Price: $10.00
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