Mammography and Breast Cancer Detection - RAD09B

Mammography and Breast Cancer Detection

by Johnathon Dufton, DC, MSc, MD
(4.8 / 227 ratings )

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

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Breast cancer is the second-most common type of cancer among American women, accounting for one out of every three cancers diagnosed. Early detection, intervention, and postoperative treatment reduce mortality rates from breast cancer. Mammography is a type of low-dose X-ray imaging technique used to create detailed images of breast tissue. The widespread use of mammography for breast cancer screening — nearly 50 million are performed yearly in the U.S. — has certainly contributed to early detection, but not without risks and a significant number of false positives. The majority of the mainstream medical community believes the benefits of mammography far outweigh any risks or inconvenience, although a better understanding of which age groups have the most to gain from mammography is essential. Furthermore, there are other breast imaging techniques that may pose fewer risks that need to be explored in depth.


The goal of this breast cancer and mammography continuing education module is to enhance the radiologic technologist’s knowledge of breast cancer and mammography, identify the group of women who may benefit the most from mammography, appreciate the limitations and risks of mammography, and better understand other methods of breast cancer detection. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the pathophysiology and impact of breast cancer
  • Explain the use and purpose of mammography
  • Identify the most appropriate age range and schedule for mammography
  • Describe the limitations and risks of mammography
  • Distinguish alternative methods of breast tumor detection

Approval Information
This course is intended for imaging and radiation therapists.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 5/15/2018 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: 11/25/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/16/2017
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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Monica B - Gilbert, AZ  ·  Feb 20, 2020
great info and facts
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Amanda G - Wesley CHapel, FL  ·  Feb 16, 2020
mammography and breast cancer detection was a great class that I will be able to utilize in my daily nursing care
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Rebecca H - Tampa, FL  ·  Feb 16, 2020
great course about mammography
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Fredrick A - Ash Fork, AZ  ·  Feb 11, 2020
Informative and up to date.
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HEATHER S - New Port Richey, FL  ·  Feb 06, 2020
very informative, learned alot
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00