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Mammography

Course Description

This 16 week course is designed to provide the education and clinical experience for post-primary practice of Mammography. Core topics include but are not limited to, patient care (education and assessment), image production (equipment operation and quality assurance), and procedures (anatomy, physiology, pathology, mammographic positioning, special needs and imaging procedures).  Students will perform mammographic examinations and duties at various clinical sites under the supervision of a Mammographer. This course is 466 hours (128 didactic hours, 338 clinical hours)

Upon completion, students may be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist post-primary in Computed Tomography.

You can choose your own clinical site with submission of a completed Clinical Affiliation Agreement
It is the student’s responsibility to contact the clinical site and ensure that they can be accommodated for the clinical rotation. Some clinical sites require additional information and it is the responsibility of the student to complete and submit this information prior to enrollment.

Pre-Requisites

Individuals entering this course must be a registered or registry- eligible radiologic technologist. Students must present proof of current ARRT certification.

Requirements

To enroll in Mammography

  1. Enroll with Castle Branch (Package code is SK 18) Upload all required documentation there.
  2. Take the Student Medical Form to your physical exam. Once completed, upload to your Castle Branch account.
  3. Choose your clinical site. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the clinical site of their choice to confirm that a clinical rotation can be accommodated.  Print a copy of the Clinical Affiliate Contract. Get the clinical site to sign this form and email it to dalbert@spcc.edu. The required signatures will be obtained from SPCC and a finalized contract will be sent to the clinical site.
  4. Once all documentation is approved by Castle Branch, complete the registration form and email to dalbert@spcc.edu
  5. Once you are registered, an email will be sent to you with the phone number to call to make payment.

If you are completing your clinical hours with Novant you must visit their website (https://www.novanthealth.org/careers/student-programs.aspx ) and fill out the required forms a month in advance to beginning clinicals. After you have filled them out, email them to Dianna, dalbert@spcc.edu

Must have:

  • CPR Certification
  • Radiation Badge
  • Internet access
  • Computer access with word processing (i.e. Microsoft Word)
  • Appropriate scrubs and shoes for clinical
  •  You need to purchase books

Email dalbert@spcc.edu or Fax 704-290-5220 clinical agreement to Dianna Albert.  All medical records required must be submitted through Certified Background.
DO NOT MAIL documentation or payment. Payment is accepted by phone or in person only.

Cost

$199.40 (plus cost of radiation badge (if you don’t have one), books, medical document manager, background check & drug screen)

Books

  • Mammography and Breast Imaging, 2nd Edition
    Author: Olive Peart
    Company: McGraw Hill
  • Mammographic Imaging a Practical Guide, 4th Edition
    Authors: Shelly L. Lille’,  Wendy J. Marshall
    Company: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Upcoming Courses

*Paperwork must be turned in a week before the start date*

Begin DateEnd Date
June 16, 2020October 6, 2020
July 21, 2020November 10, 2020
August 18, 2020December 8, 2020
September 15, 2020 January 5, 2021
October 20, 2020 February 9, 2021
November 17, 2020 March 9, 2021
December 15, 2020 April 6, 2021

Registration Options

By Phone: 704-290-5870

In Person: 4209 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe, Building A

Location

Online

For more information, contact:

Jana Larson or Dianna Albert, 704-290-5870

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