As a breast sonographer, you will use a transducer on the patient’s breast to produce ultrasound images and assist with interventional procedures like breast biopsies.
Breast Sonography is a specialized practice under Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and will require an additional certification.
If you are a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer who wants to specialize in Breast Sonography, you may want to check out these organizations that provide specialty certifications:
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists provides certification and registration for qualified individuals (usually technologists) in the areas of medical imaging, interventional procedures and radiation therapy. To earn your Breast Sonography ARRT certification and registration, they will require you to have a prior credentials for Radiology and Mammography. You can earn these with ARRT’s post-primary pathway or with another organization.
These are the examination content for an ARRT Breast Sonography Certification:
Through June 30, 2021
Effective July 1, 2021
To learn more about the requirements and how to apply, you may visit ARRTs website here.
The American Registry for Diagnostic Medial Sonography, is geared toward sonographers on the other hand, and administers exams and awards credentials in different areas of ultrasound. Their RDMS certification has several specialty examinations, one of which is a Breast (BR) certification.
To earn RDMS credentials with a BR specialty, you need to pass their Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) and the BR exam within 5 years. However, the 5-year rule does not apply if you have already earned a previous credential and are only seeking an additional specialty certification. Learn more about their 5-year rule here. The ARDMS also offers a paid practice test composed of 30 sample questions and should take about 30 minutes to complete.
This is the examination content for RDMS Breast Specialty Certification:
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 12% growth of overall employment for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers until the year 2029. With such a positive job outlook, you might want to start considering a career in sonography. When you search for breast sonography training or breast sonographer online, there is not a lot of resources that will come up. But don't worry, MAMMOGUIDE has got you covered.
Whether you are just considering or are already starting your Breast Sonography career, Mammoguide’s Breast Ultrasound course offer’s a How-To Guide for you to perform a high-quality ultrasound. In this course you will learn:
How to scan
What to say
Buttonology - What buttons to use?
Technique and settings
Tips for better images
Screening breast ultrasound
Is your curiosity peaked? Are you Interested? Enroll now!