RAIT 325 Mammography • 5 Cr.

Description

Preparation for certification by the ARRT in mammography. In addition to didactic education, the course includes laboratory sessions in a Mammography department. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology concentration of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program and requires ARRT(R) credential. Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program or permission of the Program Chair.

Description starting Summer 2021

Preparation for certification by the ARRT in mammography. Course covers instrumentation, positioning, and quality assurance of mammographic images, as well as normal anatomy and physiology of the breast and effects of pathological conditions on image appearance. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology concentration of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program and requires ARRT(R) credential. Prerequisite: Admission to the Radiation & Imaging Sciences BAS program or permission of the Program Chair.

Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe the pertinent components of mammography equipment and their respective role in imaging
  • Examine the changes in the quantity and quality of radiation produced with manipulation of technical factors
  • Evaluate image quality relative to the technical factors used, the anatomy of the breast, and pathologic conditions
  • Evaluate required quality control procedures, and interpret the results of those tests
  • Relate the quality control findings to image quality
  • Identify normal anatomy and physiology of the breast and describe the effects of pathology on the images
  • Describe the role of the technologist in patient education

Offered