Louise C. Miller, R.T.(R)(M)(ARRT), CRT(M), FSBI, FNCBC, co-founder of Mammography Educators, has made a significant impact on the field of breast imaging on a local, national, and international level.
Louise is the co-founder and former Director of the Mammography Practicum at the School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, where she taught for over 25 years. At San Diego Mesa College, she developed, implemented, and taught the first mammography course in the nation that was connected to a radiologic technology program curriculum.
Louise has extensive training and expertise in patient relations, clinical breast examination, and breast self-examination, which she adapts for both public and professional audiences. As a result, Louise has provided consultation and delivered invited lectureships for noted institutions such as Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, UCLA and Stanford University. Additionally, she has worked closely with imminent breast imaging specialists including Drs. Làszló Tabar, Edward Sickles, Daniel Kopans and Michael Linver. In August of 2011, she completed a one-week internship at the world renowned Laszlo Tabar Clinic in Falun, Sweden.
Since 1985, Louise has served on numerous committees for national professional societies such as the American College of Radiology, the Society of Breast Imaging, and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to develop and update mammography education and skill-based training standards. She has also donated thousands of hours as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. Collectively, she has taught or trained more than 50,000 technologists throughout the world, consulted in over 300 breast centers in the US, and has been invited as a consultant/lecturer in over 20 foreign countries.
Abroad, Louise has volunteered and donated her time and expertise to help develop, coordinate and implement mammography screening programs and breast health education for mammography technologists and other professionals in countries such as the Ukraine, China, Mexico, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Jordan, Israel and Saudi Arabia. In the Middle East, Louise is a member of the International Oversight Committee for the Jordanian Breast Cancer Project and served as the Lead Trainer for a major training of Breast Health professionals in Amman.
From 1990 – 2010, she served as primary coordinator and senior faculty for Quality, Care and Commitment (QCC) Mammography Seminars. These courses have provided didactic and hands-on training for thousands of radiologic technologists in the United States and Canada.
In 2014, Louise authored a Positioning Guidebook, the first published in over 20 years. In 1999, Louise co-authored a textbook, The Handbook of Mammography, 4th and 5th Edition. Both publications feature her unique teaching/learning approaches and specialized techniques.
In 2011, Louise was awarded the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) Impact Award, the first mammography technologist to be chosen for this prestigious national honor, which recognizes outstanding dedication, commitment, achievement and overall impact on breast cancer detection worldwide. In March of 2017, the National Consortium of Breast Centers nominated Louise Miller as Fellow of NCBC. This designation recognizes Louise for her expertise, knowledge and leadership in breast related contributions and education in the field.
In April of 2017, Louise was given the distinguished title of the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) Honorary Fellow. This award is given annually to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to breast imaging. Furthermore, in July of 2017, Louise Miller was appointed Consumer Representative for the National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee. This is a prestigious role where she will be acting as a patient advocate for women all across the U.S. She will be advising on developing appropriate quality standards and regulations for mammography facilities.
Louise lives in a rural town in the mountains East of San Diego. She is the proud mother of her daughter Erin, who has been an integral part of her business for many years. She is the equally proud grandmother of her grandsons Alex and Jeffrey. In her spare time, Louise likes to swim, hike, garden, and cook for her appreciative friends and family.