Online Classes: Mammography and Bone Densitometry Certificate

Mammography and Bone Densitometry

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Advance Your Imaging Career

Course goals and objectives are based on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Mammography (M) and Bone Densitometry (BD) post-primary certification exam content specifications. The program goal is to provide students with focused instruction to expand their technical knowledge in M & BD, with a supporting objective of preparing students for the ARRT post-primary certification exam in M and/or BD*.

* Clinical repetitions are required to apply for ARRT M and/or BD certification. The Mammography and Bone Densitometry Credit Certificate does NOT incorporate a clinical practicum. However, for those with experience in M and/or BD, the credit certificate fulfills all ARRT Structured Education requirements.

Program Overview

The online credit certificate program offers students a plan of study that provides fundamental didactic training on the essentials of Mammography and Bone Densitometry. The program will prepare students for advanced roles in medical imaging. All earned college credits from the Mammography and Bone Densitometry Credit Certificate program will apply directly to the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging program.

Program At A Glance

Fall Start (August)

part-time option only

12% career growth

expected from 2016 to 2026


average salary

No out-of -state fees

Sample program of study for Mammography and Bone Densitometry Certificate.

Curriculum effective Fall 2021. For students enrolled prior to Fall 2021, please reference the Mercy College catalog.

A student that completes a certificate will be able to:

  1. Explain the physical principles, system components and the image formation process for Mammography and Bone Densitometry
  2. Describe WHI-related protocols.
  3. Indicate various anatomical structures and pathologies pertinent to WHI.
  4. Identify patient safety concerns associated with advanced imaging modalities.

Admission Requirements

Pathway 1:

Students must have the following:

  • Certification in Radiography by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT); AND
  • Associate degree in related field.

Pathway 2:

Students must be currently enrolled in Mercy College of Ohio’s Radiologic Technology Program.

  • Students will be eligible to enroll in their third semester of the Radiologic Technology Program
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher at Mercy College of Ohio.
  • Note: Certificate will not be conferred until after graduating from the Radiologic Technology Program.

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