Working as a Mammographer
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.
EARN ARRT CREDENTIALS IN MAMMOGRAPHY
The purpose of ARRT certification and registration in Mammography is to recognize individuals who are qualified to perform the role of a Mammographer. To earn ARRT certification and registration in this discipline, you'll use our postprimary eligibility pathway. This requires, among other things, that you already hold ARRT credentials in an approved supporting discipline. Learn more about eligibility requirements and view additional resources below.
REVIEW OUR REQUIREMENTS
Earning ARRT certification and registration is challenging, yet very achievable. It will take time and commitment—but your hard work will pay off. Learn more about the requirements you'll need to meet along the way, including those in education, ethics, and examination.
READ THESE DOCUMENTS
- Clinical Experience Requirements: explains the type and quantity of clinical procedures that you'll need to complete.
- Structured Education Requirements: outlines the education activity requirements for this discipline.
- Examination Content Specifications: outlines the topics that appear on our Mammography exams.
- Task Inventory: lists the job responsibilities typically required of technologists working in mammography.
LEARN HOW TO APPLY
The application process for ARRT certification and registration has many detailed steps—but don't worry. We have a range of resources to guide you. Start by downloading our postprimary eligibility pathway application handbook below.Download Handbook
QUESTIONS? WE'RE HERE TO HELP.
If you have questions about eligibility, our requirements, or applying, we're here to help. Contact us at 651.687.0048, then choose the option for earning an ARRT credential..
If you're an R.T., you can find additional resources by logging into your online account and selecting "Pursue Postprimary" from the Complete Business tab.