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 .
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
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.
- Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Online application
- Essay (part of the online admissions application)
- One professional recommendation form
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.
1. Priority Deadlines
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
2. Prerequisites & FAQs (pdf)
3. Application and Essay
Apply online to the School of Health Professions. Access the online application form by visiting the Make sure to complete the essay question posted on the online application. Pay a non-refundable $65 application fee upon submission of your application.
4. Recommendation Form
Submit one (1) recommendation form (pdf) directly to the by the posted application deadline. Instructions included on the form.
5. College Transcripts
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 . 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 email@example.com.
7. Admissions Interview
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.
8. Submit Additional Paperwork
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|
Advanced Technical Mammography Certificate
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.