Mammography Technologist Positioning Training Program

The Primary Care Coalition’s Breast Health Quality Consortium (BHQC) and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are excited to bring a unique training opportunity for mammography technologists to the DC Metro Area.  At no cost to your site, we have trainers available to provide on-site positioning training to your certified mammography technologists!

Why are we providing free training to mammography technologists?

The BHQC has a goal of improving the quality of breast care. We believe that education is a crucial component of quality improvement that should be accessible to all technologists. Sometimes hospitals can support their technologists’ continuing education; however, we know that this is not always the case. To ensure that cost isn’t a barrier for interested technologists, the BHQC has received funding from Susan G. Komen for the Cure to cover the cost of this opportunity.

How are these techniques different from what I learned through my formal mammography training?

The positioning and compression techniques taught during this training are likely different from what most mammography technologists learned through their formal training. Our trainers learned unique and proprietary techniques from Louise Miller, co-founder of Mammography Educators. Louise’s techniques have been proven to improve the quality of screening and comfort of the patient in a variety of settings.

If you would like to request a trainer to come to your site, please complete this form.

Name of Organization Making Training Request

Who should the Primary Care Coalition contact to schedule a training at your site?

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Email of Contact Person

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Address of Training Site
Trainings are provided on site. Please be prepared to have patients available for trainees to practice positioning techniques.

Computer with projector available on site?
The lecture is in the form of a PowerPoint presentation.
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Number of mammography techs to be trained?

Available dates to receive training on site?
Please provide a few dates of availability that are at least four weeks in advance of the date of the request.