Certificate in Breast Imaging – Diagnostic (CBID)

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.

Program Overview

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.

Prerequisite Requirements

Didactic Component

Clinical Component
Program Updates

Clinical Advisor

The clinical component requires the candidate to identify a clinical advisor. The clinical advisor must:

The Clinical Advisor (CA) must:

  • Be a medical radiation technologist practicing in diagnostic breast imaging
  • Have a minimum of five years’ experience in diagnostic breast imaging
  • Not be currently registered in either CBIS or CBID Certificate Programs
  • Perform the assessment on the candidate for performance of procedures/related competencies or delegate assessment to another breast imaging technologist
    • note if the CA is not a specific subject matter expert in Breast Ultrasound and Breast MRI, Delegated Assessors are required.
  • Verify that others identified to assess candidates are competent in their practice

A clinical advisor with a CBI is preferred but not mandatory.


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

For more information on this Certificate Program: specialtycertificates@camrt.ca.