Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Digital breast tomosynthesis will be offered the day after the initial training program is concluded to give those participants the training required to operate this new equipment. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis is a modality under MQSA which requires personnel to receive 8 hours of initial training before performing this clinical examination. Physicians are welcome to attend and receive 8 Category 1 credits however the MQSA requirements for physicians in this modality are specific to interpretation. Physicians must call AHEC at 800-239-1361 to register for this course in order to receive Category 1 credit.

Course Topics
  • Theory and technology part 1 - introduction to DBT
  • Theory and technology part 2 - the need for 3D breast tomosynthesis
  • FDA submitted clinical trial information and tomosynthesis unit applications
  • Connectivity information
  • Site readiness and reimbursement
  • Radiation dose considerations
  • Technologists quality control
  • Pathology and beyond