Rad Tech CE, ASRT, ARRT® CE, Category A Credits | Radiology Continuing Education

Approvals/Requirements Satisfied by eRADIMAGING Courses

  • ASRT approval for ARRT Category A credit
  • All Courses eligible of international radiographers' CPD requirements
  • ASRT and MDCB are approved continuing education providers of ARRT and all courses are accepted by ARRT
  • California CE requirements met for all radiography courses
  • NMTCB accepted (All Courses)
  • All Courses available for RRAs
  • ARMRIT accepted (All MRI Courses)
  • MDCB approval by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification (Selected Courses)
  • Florida approval for all courses 1 credit or more
  • ARDMS accepted (All Courses)
  • CAMRT and Sonography Canada recognize the ASRT approval (All Courses)
  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT - an approved continuing education provider of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 7/25/2016
  • Expiration Date: 7/31/2019

Mammography and Anxiety: Patient Assessment, Treatment, and Holistic Therapeutic Options

Brian R. Keller, BA and Kevin D. Evans, PhD, RT(R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVS; updated by Linda Giering, PhD

*Assistant to the Director of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University-College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio.
Professor/Chair, Radiologic Sciences and Therapy Division, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Medical Writer, Matawan, New Jersey.

Address correspondence to: Brian R. Keller, BA, Assistant to the Director of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University-College of Medicine, 453 W 10th Avenue, 243D Atwell Hall, Columbus, OH 43210. E-mail: Brian.Keller@osumc.edu.

Disclosure statements: The authors report having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

ABSTRACT

Awareness of patient anxiety about breast cancer warrants clinician and mammographer patient care strategies that can be implemented within medical facilities to address this issue. Levels of anxiety among female patients may vary depending upon where they are in the breast cancer screening and diagnosis spectrum. Many women facing a potential positive breast cancer diagnosis experience anxiety, the effects of which can potentially have a negative effect on their quality of life. Creating a hospitable and comfortable environment and opportunities to communicate clearly and effectively with healthcare providers within the mammography office can help alleviate this anxiety. Timely follow-up is also an important component of managing anxiety in this population. Anxiety can also lead to stress, chronic pain, fatigue, and depression, as well as other anxiety and depression disorders. Increased anxiety in patients with breast cancer has also has been linked to anxiety within those close to the patient. Managing patient anxiety is important and healthcare providers and breast imaging technologists need to promote a relaxing and comforting environment within the mammography facility. This article discusses the level of anxiety that may be present in women during and after screening and approaches to relieve it. The use of the 2-Q questionnaire to aid in the discovery of anxiety in this population is also discussed.

View the full content

Sample eRADIMAGING Course *

* This sample course is for reference purposes only. It is not currently available for earning CE credits. To earn ARRT CE credits please subscribe to eRADIMAGING where you will see a complete listing of all active and eligible CE courses.

Become a member

Satisfy your CE requirements today!

Join now

We offer special group rates, call or email.

908-253-9001

webmaster@eradimaging.com

Newsletter

Enter your email address to receive our new course alerts.