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


A student that completes the MBD Credit Certificate program will be able to:

  • Explain the physical principles, system components, and the image formation process for MBD.
  • Describe MBD-related protocols.
  • Indicate various anatomical structures and pathologies pertinent to MBD.
  • Identify safety concerns associated with advanced imaging modalities.

Pathway 1:

Students must have the following:

  • Certification in Radiography by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT); AND
  • Associate’s 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.

Required Courses

Complete All of the Following Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
IMG 345 Principles of Bone Densitometry 3
IMG 350 Principles of Mammography 3
IMG 355 Advanced Breast Imaging 3
IMG 400 Medical Imaging Safety and Standards 3

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.

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