Is there a specific amount of training or number of mammograms of breast implant patients that the technologist must perform under direct supervision prior to performing these studies independently?

All radiologic technologists whose starting dates are after April 28, 1999 must have received some training in the imaging of patients with breast implants as part of the 40 hours of required initial training. No specific amount of breast implant imaging training or performance of a specific number of studies is required. Although there are no requirements referable to implant training for those radiologic technologists whose starting dates are before the effective date of the final regulations (April 28, 1999), FDA recommends that all radiologic technologists have training specific to the imaging of patients with breast implants.

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