State Fair Community College’s The Learning Force will offer a comprehensive four-day mammography workshop July 30 to Aug. 2 in the Heckart Science and Allied Health Center Thompson Conference Center on the SFCC Sedalia campus.
The workshop covers all aspects of training for experienced mammographers and radiologic technologists interested in crossing over into mammography. The Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) mandated eight-hour Digital Mammography Course is included.
Participants may attend one, two, three, or all four days. Reduced cost for 2014 is $25 per day or $75 for all four days for eligible students due to tuition funding from a MoHealthWINS* grant. To register online, go to www.sfccmo.edu/mammography.
The workshop is designed to provide attendees with the initial training necessary to fulfill the requirements set forth by the MQSA. It also is an excellent resource for technologists planning to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) mammography registry exam. Others who can benefit include managers, educators and health care professionals involved in breast-imaging services and staff members of companies offering mammographic equipment and supplies.
Day one will cover common mammography topics. Free NCRC testing will be offered from 5-8 p.m. for those who have not previously completed it. National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) testing is a requirement of the MoHealthWINS* grant.
Day two will focus on mammographic positioning and film/screen mammography, day three will focus on digital mammography and beyond and day four will cover diagnostic procedures, breast cancer treatments and a positioning lab.
Instructor will be Darla Mounce, breast imaging coordinator for the Johnson County Imaging Center in Overland Park, Kansas. She has been a registered radiologic technologist for more than 25 years.
The workshop is approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for Category A continuing education credit. Attending the full workshop will provide 33 hours of credit.
For more information, call (660) 530-5822, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.sfccmo.edu/thelearningforce.