Mammography and Breast Cancer Detection - RAD09B

Mammography and Breast Cancer Detection

by Johnathon Dufton, DC, MSc, MD
(4.8 / 146 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. OnCourse Learning 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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Rode G - Miami, FL  ·  Jun 20, 2019
very good and helpful. Will recommend to others
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Stephen S - Eaton, CO  ·  Jun 15, 2019
Informative, I learned many facts that I was unaware of
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Jessica S - Casa Grande , AZ  ·  Jun 15, 2019
It is good information seeing that I am a woman and have a better education on situations that might occur to me or my family.
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Sherry E - NORFOLK, VA  ·  Jun 12, 2019
Great information..presented in a way that was understandable and easily comprehended.
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Belinda H - Stafford, VA  ·  Jun 11, 2019
I found the course to be very interesting. It touched on many subjects regarding breast cancer and was very informative.
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00