Mammography Technologists perform medical mammograms and radiographic examinations in order to diagnose disease or trauma. The technologist is responsible for programming the machine for correct density, contrast, definition, magnification and distortion. The film will then be developed and evaluated by a physician to diagnose problem areas.
Mammography Technologists Qualifications:
· High School diploma or GED equivalency.
· Graduation from a course of study in Radiologic Technology specializing in
Mammography as accredited by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
· Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
· Evidence of BLS (AHA Certification).
· Evidence of one year of practice in the healthcare setting as a Mammography Technologist within the past two years.
Mammography Technologists Requirements:
· Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology sufficient to be able to position patients and locate the anatomical area to be imaged.
· Maintain safe patient environment before, during and after the procedure.
· Ability to explain procedure to patient and family members, answering patient questions and helping to alleviate fears about the procedure.
· Operation of equipment to produce the most reliable and informational data.
· Maintain accurate examination records and pertinent information on patients.
· Knowledge of inventory practices sufficient to be able to reorder stock in times of inventory shortages.
· Maintain and clean radiologic equipment, reporting equipment malfunctions.
· Keep equipment logs.
· Maintain patient confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA standards.
· Maintain effective communication and working relationships with other employees and patients.