All radiologic technologists performing mammography must meet the MQSA-required qualifications in the table below. The ACR also recommends that technologists performing mammography hold the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) post-primary certification in mammography.
All of these:
Perform 200 mammographic examinations over a 24-month period
15 Category 1 CEUs in mammography in a 36-month period
For your convenience, the Radiological Technologist Requirements Form is attached below.
The ACR follows MQSA’s Final Regulations. MQSA does not require a registered technologist to hold the ARRT’s Advanced Registry in Mammography. As long as a licensed or certified technologist becomes and remains qualified, he/she may perform mammography independently. Please review the guidance regarding “Radiologic Technologist Overview” in the FDA's Policy Guidance Help System.
Personnel changes (other than changes in lead interpreting physician, which should be reported to the ACR immediately) should be reported when your facility renews its accreditation. The FDA or state MQSA inspector will verify the qualifications of your new personnel during your next inspection.
Additional information regarding acceptable credits for and documentation of continuing education is available here.
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