Because they can aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases, mammograms are an important part of medical care. In fact, since 1990, mammography has helped reduce the number of breast-cancer deaths by almost one-third.

Many mammography patients come in for routine screenings; others might have lumps or other signs of breast cancer. As a mammographer, you’ll operate specialized equipment, obtaining images that help physicians detect breast cancer and other breast diseases in their earliest stages.

Mammograms are personal—and sometimes frightening—procedures for patients. You can be a comforting presence as people undergo screenings and exams. By obtaining ARRT certification and registration in Mammography, you’ll also have the knowledge and skills to provide the highest level of patient care.