**The link to this online CE activity will be delivered via email. Access the online link for reading material, take the post test (at your convenience), and receive certificate online immediately after successful completion of test.**

This new and unique mammography positioning course will help you succeed in your goal to provide mammograms that meet proper positioning guidelines. This course was developed for you by one of the most experienced and sought after mammography educators in the world. She will walk you through positioning techniques using live models and actual videos and images demonstrating proper positioning guidelines for routine and supplemental views. You’ll learn to identify challenging positioning errors, and improve your image critique skills. Best of all, you learn from the comfort of your home at your convenience.      

Each module is a narrated video demonstrating mammography positions accompanied by PowerPoint presentation’s and image critique. The focus of the learning modules is to demonstrate and reinforce the “3Cs” of careful, correct and consistent positioning techniques that are the key to producing quality images.

Proper positioning is critical for breast cancer detection, and technologists must follow proper standards in order to achieve optimal imaging. The “Mammography Positioning Module” consists of six videos beginning with the “Routine Views”. In this section, you will review Craniocaudal (CC) View and Mediolateral Oblique (MLO) View. Following the “Routine Views”, you will learn “Supplemental Views”, in two parts. “Supplemental View Part 1” encompasses some of the views that you, the technologist, must be able to perform to demonstrate an abnormality. “Supplemental View Part 2” covers several other supplemental views including: the cleavage view (CV), axillary tail (AT), and the male patient. The module is rounded out with a recorded image critique session. Front line mammographers critique clinical cases, and show how using breast anatomy and landmarks can make it simple and easy to make sure you do not forget any key areas in your review. Each step of the Mammography Positioning Module will benefit you towards improving your positioning skills and understanding their value in breast cancer detection.

Course Topics:

  • Compression
  • Steps for Optimal Positioning
  • Recognizing and Correcting Positioning Deficiencies
  • Using Proper Hand Maneuvers
  • Anatomy Required on the CC and MLO Views
  • Positioning Challenges
  • Supplemental Views
  • Magnification
  • Non-Conforming Patient
  • Imaging the Male Patient