Radiologic Technologist Overview
Under 21 C.F.R. 900.12(a)(2):
In order to independently perform mammographic examinations, one must qualify as a radiologic technologist. To do this, one must document all of the following requirements:
2. Have prior to April 28, 1999, qualified as a radiologic technologist under the interim regulations; OR completed 40 contact hours of specific training in mammography in the topics specified in the regulations, including performance of a minimum of 25 examinations under direct supervision.
3. Maintain continuing education (15 CEU's/36 months).
5. Requalification: Radiologic technologists failing to maintain the continuing requirements must requalify prior to independently performing mammographic examinations.
(a) Continuing Education: Must bring total up to 15 CEU's/36 months.
(b) Continuing Experience: Perform a minimum of 25 mammography examinations under direct supervision.
6. Maintain a valid State license or general certification.
Radiologic Technologist Qualification Worksheet
worksheet may be used by facilities to help ensure that their
personnel meet all applicable
|Initial Qualifications Met Before 4/28/99 (INTERIM)||Initial Qualifications Met After 4/28/99(FINAL)|
|Need one of the following:||Need one of the following:|
|___ General radiography license (any State)||___ General radiography license (any State)|
|___ General certification (ARRT or ARCRT)||___ General certification (ARRT)|
|Need one of the following:||Need all of the following:|
___ 40 hours of mammography training
___ ARRT (M)
___ CA Mammography Certification
___ AZ Mammography Certification
___ NV Mammography Certification
___ Completion of prior FDA accepted course or training
|___ 40 hours of mammography training including
the following subjects:
___ Breast Anatomy
___ Breast Implants
|(attestation allowed if training completed prior to 10/1/94)|| ___ 25 supervised
(generally up to 12.5 hours can be counted toward the 40 hours, but must be documented)
8 hours initial training in additional mammographic modality used