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Acceptable Documents for Radiologic Technologists

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The table below summarizes the types of documentation that radiologic technologists may use to document their initial qualifications, as well as their continuing requirements and requalification requirements, prior to MQSA and under the interim and final regulations.

Requirement Obtained Prior to 10/1/94 Obtained 10/1/94-4/28/99 Obtained after 4/28/99
State License
  1. State license/copy with expiration date
  2. Confirming letter from State licensing board
  3. Pocket card/copy of license
  1. State license/copy with expiration date
  2. Confirming letter from State licensing board
  3. Pocket card/copy of license
  1. State license/copy with expiration date
  2. Confirming letter from State licensing board
  3. Pocket card/copy of license
Board Certification
(ARRT or ARCRT)
  1. Original/copy of current certificate
  2. Confirming letter from certifying board
  3. Pocket card/copy of certificate
  1. Original/copy of current certificate
  2. Confirming letter from certifying board
  3. Pocket card/copy of certificate
  1. Original/copy of current certificate
  2. Confirming letter from certifying board
  3. Pocket card/copy of certificate
Initial Training (
(~40 hours-interim regs))
(40 hours-25 supervised exams-final regs)
  1. Attestation
  2. Letter or other document from training program
  3. CEU certificates
  4. Letter or other document confirming in-house or formal training
  5. ARRT(M) Mammography certificate
  6. California Mammography certificate
  7. Arizona Mammography certificate
  8. Nevada Mammography certificate
  1. Letter or other document from training program
  2. CEU certificates
  3. Letter or other document confirming in-house or formal training
  4. Approved RT training courses
  5. California Mammography certificate
  6. Arizona Mammography certificate
  7. Nevada Mammography certificate
  1. Letter or other document from training program
  2. CEU certificates
  3. Letter or other document confirming in-house or formal training
  4. ARRT(M) Mammography certificate but only if issued after 1/1/01
  5. Certain State issued Mammography certificate(s)-facilities need to check with their State inspectors
Initial Mammography Modality Specific training - 8 hours - final regs
 
  1. Attestation for training or experience with investigational units
  2. Mammography Modality Specific CEU certificates
  3. CEU certificates plus agenda, course outline or syllabus
  4. Confirming letters from CEU granting organizations
  5. Letters, certificates or other documents from manufacturers’ or other formal training courses
  6. Letter from facility where experience was obtained documenting experience in the new mammographic modality
  1. Attestation for experience with investigational units
  2. Mammography Modality Specific CEU certificates
  3. CEU certificates plus agenda, course outline or syllabus
  4. Confirming letters from CEU granting organizations
  5. Letters, certificates or other documents from manufacturers’ or other formal training courses
  6. Letter from facility where experience was obtained documenting experience in the new mammographic modality
  1. Attestation for experience with investigational units
  2. Mammography Modality Specific CEU certificates
  3. CEU certificates plus agenda, course outline or syllabus
  4. Confirming letters from CEU granting organizations
  5. Letters, certificates or other documents from manufacturers’ or other formal training courses
Continuing Experience
(200/24 months-final regs)
 
N/A N/A
  1. Letter, table, facility logs or other documentation from training program or mammography facility
Continuing Mammographic Modality Specific Modality Specific Education - final regs
 
N/A N/A
  1. Mammography Modality Specific CEU certificates
  2. CEU certificates (plus agenda, course outline or syllabus
  3. Confirming letters from CEU granting organizations
  4. Letters, certificates or other documents from manufacturers’ or other formal training courses
Requalification - Experience - Final regs - done under direct supervision
 
N/A N/A
  1. Letter, table, facility logs or other documentation from training program or mammography facility (done under direct supervision)
Requalification Education
 
N/A N/A
  1. CEU certificates
  2. Confirming letters from CEU granting organizations
  3. Letter or other document confirming in-house or formal training
  4. Letters, certificates or other documents from manufacturers’ or other formal training courses
Approved courses satisfying the initial Radiologic Technologist training requirement if obtained between 10/1/94 and 4/28/99
  1. Successful completion of “A Three Day Mammography Course for Technologists” provided by Medical Technology Management Institute of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Denise Sedmak, 1-800-765-6864.
  2. Successful completion of “Initial Training in Mammography” provided by Mammography Imaging Specialists of Portland, Oregon. Joanie Wilmot, 503-659-5022, or Kathleen Durrell, 503-579-4662.
  3. Successful completion of “Mammography Instruction for Radiologic Technologists” provided by Oakland Community College of Southfield, Michigan. Carolyn Nacy, 810-552-2610.
  4. Successful completion of “Three Day Mammography Workshop” provided by the Mammographers Radiological Society of Miramar, Florida. Judy Sorge, 954-981-7120.
  5. Successful completion of “Mammography - Quality Performance Assurance,” provided by Rad Tech Resources, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana. Terri Von Tobel, 317-780-5840.
  6. Successful completion of “Achieving Quality Images 3-Day Mammography Seminar” provided by Achieving Quality Images of East Grand Rapids, Michigan at 1-800-522-3439.
  7. Successful completion of "Mammography" provided by Rose State College of Midwest City, Oklahoma. Jo Bishop at 405-733-7569.
  8. Successful completion of “Initial Mammography Training” provided by Mammography Accreditation Consultants of Rock Hall, Maryland. Judith Hagerty and Jerry Lockwood at 1-800-570-2511.
  9. Successful completion of “Initial Training in Mammography “ provided by Mid South X-Ray Company of Jackson, Mississippi. Becky Hollis at 601-825-9998.

 

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