Mammography

Interested candidates must be a current Radiologic Technologist (RT) or must be eligible to sit for Radiologic Technologist national exam through American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT).

This course is designed to provide the education and clinical experience for post-primary practice in Mammography. Core topics include mammogram technologist’s scope of practice, testing the quality of the equipment and film development, using the proper technique to position the breast and special procedures, digital mammography, and the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA). Upon successful completion, students may be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist post-primary certification in Mammography. This program is taught in two sections:

RAD2100A – didactic/theory (96 hours)

RAD2100A consist of four mandatory seated class days and an online module approach will be utilized to complete the didactic/theory course work. A comprehensive course schedule will be provided the first day of class.

RAD2100B – clinical (104 hours)

Upon successful completion of the first four seated class days of RAD2100A, the student will be eligible to start clinical, RAD2100B.

Registration

Students will be registered for the class on a first come, first served basis depending on course availability. To apply and complete requirements for the course, contact Donna Sullivan at sullivand@edgecombe.edu or Rick Mastman at mastmanr@edgecombe.edu. Students are required to pay for classes at the time of registration unless applying for a scholarship. See the registration requirements and collect required information prior to planning to register.

The approximate program cost is $600; $368.50 is due at time of registration, which includes tuition for each course and malpractice. This does not include textbooks, immunization costs, uniforms, criminal background checks, and drug screens. Textbooks are available for purchase in the bookstore on either campus. Uniforms will be discussed in class.

Registration Requirements

  1. Copy of valid driver’s license and ARRT certification card
  2. Immunizations:
    1. Tdap less than 10 years
    2. 2-step PPD
    3. 2MMRs
    4. Hepatitis B started or positive titer
    5. Varicella Titer or two varicella vaccines
    6. Flu vaccine
  3. Criminal background checks are a clinical facility requirement*
    1. The criminal background process and deadlines will be provided at the application meeting
    2. In most instances, a drug screen* will be required, information will be provided as needed

*Student must use ECC’s contracted vendor for background checks and drug screens.

Faculty Contacts

Donna Sullivan
Instructor, Radiography Clinical/Mammography
sullivand@edgecombe.edu
Office 205, Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 534

Rick Mastman
Program Chair/Consortium Director, CT/MRI
mastmanr@edgecombe.edu
Office 254, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 375