Middlesex Community College’s Mammography program is designed to prepare certified Radiographers for immediate employment in the workplace as Mammographers in hospitals, clinics, and medical offices. The program emphasizes that quality patient care will be provided by individuals who have received instruction based on educational and instructional guidelines consistent with the profession.
Mammography Program Information
The Middlesex Community College Mammography Certificate program is a one-semester program for certified Radiographers interested in a career as a Mammographer.
Students are trained to meet the standards contained in the Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technologists Mammography Practice Standards.
Following the successful completion of all Program requirements and obligations to the college, students are awarded Certificate in Mammography and may sit for the professional Registry exam sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). A minimum score of 75 on the national post-primary certification examination is required for certification as a Mammographer.
The program adheres to MXCC Student and Faculty Non-Discrimination policies in that there is no discrimination of student or faculty on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, physical disability, or any other legally protected status.
Our graduates are allied health professionals who administer ionizing radiation and high frequency sound waves for diagnostic, therapeutic or research purposes. A mammography technologist performs breast imaging procedures and related techniques producing data at the request of and with interpretation by a licensed independent practitioner. The mammographer performs the breast imaging procedures that create mammographic and sonographic images needed for diagnosis. Employment opportunities include education, sub-specialization, sales and applications, and administration.