On any new mammography technology, such as breast tomosynthesis, the Mammography Quality Standards Act requires that all health care professionals obtain eight hours of training prior to using new mammography technology on patients.

If you are a Technologist already trained in FFDM

A Hologic applications scheduling coordinator will contact your site once tomosynthesis installation is planned to determine training needs and to schedule training dates at your location. Please note that this training cannot be performed until the MQSA FFDM certification extension is received for tomosynthesis.

In addition, you may find training courses to meet this requirement, such as through MTMI. Hologic supports these courses with unrestricted educational grants.

If you are a Technologist not yet trained in FFDM

The FDA requires technologists with screen-film only experience to complete eight hours of digital mammography training, as well as an additional eight hours of breast tomosynthesis training (sixteen hours of total training time).

A Hologic applications scheduling coordinator will contact your site regarding FFDM and tomosynthesis applications once tomosynthesis installation is planned to determine training needs and to schedule training dates. Please note that tomosynthesis training for technologists cannot be performed until technologists have received their 8 hours of MQSA FFDM training.

Introduction to Breast Tomosynthesis

Introduction to Breast Tomosynthesis is an approved ASRT course for technologist who wish to earn one (1) Continuing Education Credit (CEU). This one hour online course covers the theory and technology of Breast Tomosynthesis. The participant will be able to view the course and take a quiz at the end to earn CAT A 1 CEU. Please click here to enroll in the Introduction to Breast Tomosynthesis. For questions or concerns, please email TomoTechTraining@hologic.com.

Technologist Training Resources

Questions on technologist breast tomosynthesis training? Contact Hologic.
Tel: 888.679.0689
E-mail: appschedule@hologic.com