During my residency I had 3 months of a combined chest/mammography rotation. Can I count all 3 months toward meeting the initial requirement?
No. Only that documented portion of a combined mammography/non-mammography rotation that directly relates to the regulated areas of mammography may count toward meeting the initial requirement for qualifying as an interpreting physician. The regulations stipulate that documentation of such formal training is necessary. In the example above, if half of each day of the rotation was spent in mammography and the other half in chest, a total of 1½ months would count toward meeting the requirement.