RAD 262 - Mammography
Individual modules consisting of 1) patient education and assessment; 2) anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the breast; 3) positioning and image evaluation; 4) mammographic technique; and 5) instrumentation and quality assurance. Preparation for the AART mammography registry examination.
Prerequisitie: RAD 230 Clinical Education IV or equivalent
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate basic mammographic positioning skills.
2. Explain advanced positioning techniques for supplementary views, difficult patients and implant patients.
3. Describe how various physical characterisitcs of the x-ray tube affect mammographic imaging; perform mammography quality control testing procedures per MQSA guidelines.
4. Describe the differences between imaging systems used to perform Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) examinations.
5. Describe and develop a comprehensive quality assurance program for digital mammography; understand the differences between film-screen and digital imaging.
6. Describe the parameters in digital imaging that control resolution and contrast.
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