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:
- Be State licensed to perform general radiographic procedures, or have a general Certification from an FDA-approved body to perform radiologic examinations.
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
This 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 patient exams|
(generally up to 12.5 hours can be counted toward the 40 hours, but must be documented)
START DATE ___________________________
___ 8 hours initial training in additional mammographic modality used (if applicable)
Acceptable Documents for Radiologic Technologists Direct Supervision of RTs and MPs (Definition) Radiologic Technologist License or Certification Radiologic Technologist Mammography Specific Training Radiologic Technologist Continuing Education Radiologic Technologist Continuing Experience Reestablishing the Radiologic Technologist Continuing Education Requirement Reestablishing the Radiologic Technologist Continuing Experience Requirement