ATC in Mammography
in the School of Health Professions
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Upon completion of this advanced certificate program, the participants receive the following.
Mammography is a specialized imaging modality that uses ionizing radiation to produce high-quality, multidimensional soft-tissue breast imaging displays. This program offers radiologic technologists a pathway to expand their knowledge in mammography while completing an Advanced Technical certificate.
The program aligns its curriculum with the structured education and clinical requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) post-primary pathway certification in Mammography, and meets the training requirements of the Mammography Quality Standards Act.
The program offers a one-semester track leading to the advanced technical certificate. Students may apply for admittance to the Fall or Spring semesters only. See the prerequisites and FAQs (pdf).
Dean, ad interim, and Program Director
William Undie, Ed.D.
Associate Program Director of Computed Tomography, Vascular Interventional and Mammography
Claudia Tamara, D.D.S., R.T.(N)(CT)(ARRT), CNMT
Aurelio Matamoros, M.D.
Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Division of Diagnostic Imaging
MD Anderson Cancer Center
All programs in SHP are regionally accredited through
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
1866 Southern Ln.
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
Upon completion of the Advanced Technical Certificate Program in Mammography, students must sit for the Mammography examination and certification from the ARRT. To qualify to sit for the ARRT exam, the student must have completed an associate degree or higher prior to applying for this program.
The mission of the Advanced Technical Certificate Program in Mammography is to train and create competent professionals for the performance of diagnostic studies that will have a positive impact on the prevention and management of breast cancer and other related diseases.
The Advanced Technical Mammography Certificate Program will strive to provide excellence in the academic and clinical training of future professionals while at the same time facilitating compassionate and outstanding patient care.
Students enter the program in August or January of each year. Applicants are selected through a competitve and holistic review that process that includes consideration of the following factors.
Applicants must be Radiologic Technologists certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and hold a General Medical Radiologic Technologist license from the Texas Medical Board. An Associate’s degree or higher is required. Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee acceptance.
The Office of the Registrar at UT Health Houston serves as the Registrar for the school.
Applicants are highly encouraged to submit the application and all supporting documents by the priority application deadline. Applications and documents received after the priority dates will be considered for admission only if space is available.
To ensure all documents are matched properly, make sure to submit your admissions application before submitting your supporting documents.
Fall 2023 Admissions Applications and all documents accepted through April 1, 2023
Spring 2024 Admissions Applications and all documents accepted through Nov. 1, 2023
Apply online to the School of Health Professions. Access the online application form by visiting the Office of the Registrar Make sure to complete the essay question posted on the online application. Pay a non-refundable $65 application fee upon submission of your application.
Submit one (1) recommendation form (pdf) directly to the Office of the Registrar by the posted application deadline. Instructions included on the form.
Submit official college transcripts form each school you have attended within the United States. Foreigh transcripts are not required. The transcript(s) should show a record of all academic work completed and be sent directly from the corresponding college to the Office of the Registrar. To ensure prompt processing, request that your school sends transcripts using “SPEEDE”. If your school cannot send “SPEEDE” transcripts, colleges may send transcripts in the mail or electronically.
If an email address is required for the submission of the official transcript, please utilize firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted transcripts are considered "official" if the print date is within the previous six months. Visit the Office of the Registrar Academic Transcripts page for more information.
Office of the Registrar
P.O. Box 20036
Houston, TX 77225-0036
The Admissions Review Committee will review all applicants that submit a complete application, including required documents, by the respective program priority deadline. Upon review, competitive applicants will be invited for an admissions interview. Applications and documents received after the priority dates will be considered by the Admissions Review Committee only if space is available.
All students who are accepted to the School of Health Professions will be required to have current health immunizations, satisfactorily complete drug screening, and a criminal background check. Detailed instructions and specific deadline dates will be provided at the time a student is accepted for admissions.
The clinical experience is provided by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and its Greater Houston Area Locations. Students are offered the opportunity to be trained by experienced mammographers while using cutting-edge technology to perform various patient protocols. In addition, students review various mammographic cases with qualified interpreting physicians and work with Mammography technologists to perform and evaluate required Quality Control Tests.
|Semester / Year||Program Complettion Rate||Certification Pass Rate on First Attempt|
|2020||100%; 4 students admitted; 4 students completed||100%; 4 students passed|
|2022||100%; 3 students admitted; 3 students completed||100%; 3 students passed|
|2023||TBD; 3 students admitted||TBD|
The program is completed in one semester and offered twice every academic year during the Fall and Spring Semesters. Students entering the program take 16 SCH that can be applied to any further academic course offerings.
Students also take a 2-day Mammography Comprehensive Review while earning 16 CE units as approved by the Association for Medical Imaging Management.
Claudia Tamara, D.D.S.
School of Health Professions