RAIT 329 Mammography Clinical Practicum • 5 Cr.
Students are assigned to a mammography department for 200 hours to satisfy clinical competency requirements of the ARRT for eligibility to sit for the ARRT advanced level exam in mammography. 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 into the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program, RAIT 325 within 12 months with a B (3.0) or better and permission of instructor. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Educate the patient about the procedure and equipment
- Solicit and record pertinent clinical history
- Select appropriate equipment to perform the exam
- Select and record exposure factors based on the patients' history and condition
- Position the patient to produce optimum images
- Evaluate the images and make adjustments to accommodate a patients condition or special needs
- Perform, evaluate, and record all required QC tests
- Troubleshoot artifacts and abnormal findings of the QC tests
- Participate in Interventional/Special exams - a minimum of 4
- Review 20 patient exams accomplished by the student with a radiologist regarding technique, anatomy, and pathology