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.


To earn postprimary credentials in Mammography, you must maintain compliance with the ARRT Standards of Ethics and fulfill additional requirements in structured education, clinical experience, and examination. You must also meet a supporting discipline prerequisite. For Mammography, that means you must first be certified and registered in Radiography.

To get started, review these important Mammography documents:

  • Postprimary Eligibility Pathway Handbook
  • Structured Education Requirements
  • Clinical Experience Requirements
  • Examination Content Specifications
  • Task Inventory

    Next, use our online tool:

    Our online postprimary tool will guide you through completing  and logging your clinical experience and structured education activities. Once you’ve finished those steps, you’ll be ready to apply online—and soon after that, you can schedule your exam.


    Earning a postprimary credential is challenging, yet very rewarding. If you have questions along the way, we’re here to help. Take a look at our postprimary FAQs,  send us a message, or call us for more information.