Medical radiation technologists (MRTs) who perform breast imaging procedures have a special role in the healthcare of the public. MRTs must be highly competent practitioners excelling in their ability to produce quality images and to manage the patient with care and expertise in a highly technical environment.
Purpose of the Program
The Certificate in Breast Imaging – Diagnostic (CBID) program is designed to provide knowledge and clinical competence recognized by a credential that will be sought after by technologists and encouraged and advocated for by employers.
The following is an overview of the Certificate in Breast Imaging – Diagnostic program. For detailed information, download the Program Handbook.
There are two components of the CBI – Diagnostic program: didactic and clinical*.
*The clinical component is available to registered candidates only.
To be eligible to use these courses towards the Certificate Program, 75% or higher is required on the final examination for each course. These courses could have been taken at any time in the past.
The didactic component of the CBID program consists of:
- a competency-based exam with questions based on current practice
- CAMRT’s Quick Self Study : Breast Cancer: An Overview
The candidate must pass both the exam and post quiz with a minimum mark of 75%. Candidates are allowed an initial attempt on the competency based exam and 2 rewrites within the three years from acceptance into the program. A rewrite fee will apply. Note: At this time, the online registration system does not include Competency Based Exam rewrites. To register, please contact email@example.com.
The clinical component for the CBID requires the candidate to be practicing in diagnostic breast imaging under the supervisor of a clinical advisor in order to complete a Summary of Clinical Competence (SCC).
The SCC is a list of procedures and associated competencies that must be assessed by a Clinical Advisor.
SCCs that are deemed incomplete are subject to a $50 resubmission fee.
The clinical component requires the candidate to identify a clinical advisor. The clinical advisor must:
- Be a medical radiation technologist practicing in diagnostic breast imaging
- Have a minimum of three years experience in diagnostic breast imaging
- Not be currently registered in either CBIS or CBID Certificate Programs
A clinical advisor with a Certificate in Breast Imaging is preferred but not mandatory.
Candidates in the CBID Program must complete both the didactic and clinical components within a three-year timeframe. This time frame begins with the acceptance into the CBID Program.
Candidates who successfully complete the didactic and clinical components as per the CBID program requirements will receive a Certificate in Breast Imaging – Diagnostic and can use the CBID credential.
The Committee strongly advocates for continued competence through continuing professional development.
Certificate Program Handbook
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