FAQs Continuing Education
- What types of materials are offered for CEU’s?
- Are these Topics in Mammography courses approved?
- Are the Topics in Mammography courses offered by RadComm, Inc. designed for continuing education purposes or for initial training in Mammography requirements?
- Can our radiologists complete these mammography courses for CME credits?
- Why would I choose self-directed mammography courses instead of attending a mammography seminar?
- I live in Florida. Are these courses approved by Florida?
- Do these mammography courses have expiration dates?
- How fast can I obtain and complete the mammography courses? We have an inspection next week!
- How long does it take to complete the Topics in Mammography courses?
- Can I earn credit for the same Topics in Mammography course more than once in a biennium?
- Can you explain the different mammography continuing education requirements?
- I just passed the ARRT mammography exam. Does that count for CE credit?
Our Topics in Mammography self-directed courses are available online in RadComm’s Learning Center in an interactive format or in a downloadable (pdf) format. The mammographer reads the material then completes a post-test. In the Learning Center, continuing education credits and certificates are awarded after the successful completion of each course and exam.
When using the downloadable (pdf) format option, download the course and return the answer sheet and accompanying cover page via email or fax. Upon successful completion, a certificate is emailed to the mammographer within 24 hours.
Yes, all mammography courses offered by RadComm, Inc. have been approved by AHRA (American Healthcare Radiology Administrators) for Category A Continuing Education Credits. AHRA is a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) and has been authorized to approve Category A CE by the ARRT.
The courses have been designed with BOTH purposes in mind. If you do not wish to attend Initial Training in Mammography seminar, you can obtain the necessary education in a self-directed format. Our courses contain the mammography curriculum required by the MQSA and provide and exceed the 16 hours of structured education as required in the Professional Education Requirements specified in the ARRT Rules and Regulations, effective January 1, 2016. If you select RadComm, Inc. for your Initial Training in Mammography, you must complete the 40-credit program, available through our Learning Center or on a USB drive. Please visit the Initial Training section on our website for detailed information.
No, these mammography courses are approved for technologist use and award Category A credits. They have not been submitted to physician governing bodies for approval.
We believe there are a number of advantages in choosing our Topics in Mammography self-directed courses.
• Convenience: You can study on your breaks at work or in your own home at whatever time is convenient for you.
• Efficiency: The subject matter has been selected for the mammographer. The courses are organized so you can make the best use of your time.
• Cost Effective: Consider the cost savings. Mammography seminars often require transportation costs, meals, and a hotel stay. You can avoid all these costs by performing a mammography self-directed course.
• Relevant: You will be able to use this information in your daily practice as a mammographer to improve your skills and become more knowledgeable.
Yes, these courses are approved by the state of Florida and have been assigned a Florida approval number, which appears on your Certificate of Completion. All other states recognize and accept continuing education Category A credits approved by an ARRT RCEEM (Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism).
Yes. All courses in the Topics in Mammography series are approved for a period of 1-3 years. RadComm, Inc. does not allow the courses to expire at that time. Since mammography regulations and information frequently changes, our courses are continually updated and submitted for renewal. Upon re-approval, the expiration date is extended another 1-3 years. We advise that you complete the coursework within one year of placing your order. We are unable to grant credit for coursework completed beyond a period of one year.
The quickest method is to complete the course online in RadComm’s Learning Center.
Follow the instructions on the e-learning CE page or view the tutorial.
The number of Category A credits assigned by the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA), an ARRT Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) is based on 50 minutes of reading time for 1.0 credit. Since everyone reads and comprehends differently, the reading time may vary. Mammographers with experience usually comprehend the material at a quicker pace and finish in less time. The time required to complete the post-test is not included in CE credit time.
Repeating Courses – Technologists may repeat any course for CE, if they complete it in a different biennium. As of January 1, 2016 ARRT changed their guidelines and now are allowing technologists to repeat a CE activity in a subsequent biennium. Technologists using RadComm’s courses are responsible for tracking the courses they have completed. RadComm, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any issues arising from repeating a course(s) in the same biennium.
The ARRT does not have any specific CE requirements for mammography technologists. They do require that all ARRT technologists earn 24 Category A credits per biennium (every two years) to satisfy CE requirements.
As part of the 24 credits required per biennium by the ARRT, MQSA (FDA) requires 15 credits of mammography-specific continuing education every 36 months (3 years) for mammographers. To simplify the confusion, RadComm recommends that you obtain a minimum of 5 Category A credits in mammography each year to fulfill the MQSA requirement. For further clarification of these rules, please see our Rules and Regulations page.
If a technologist becomes ARRT certified and registered in an additional primary or post-primary discipline within their CE biennium, she will be awarded 24 CE credits for the CE biennium in which the exam is passed. The credits will be electronically applied to her CE requirements 60 days prior to the end of the CE biennium and the technologist will not be required to report additional CE activities at the time of renewal.
HOWEVER, ARRT’s interim CE Policy states: Earning an additional certification will no longer receive CE credit effective for CE bienniums beginning on or after January 1, 2018.