NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
RAD 236 - CASE STUDIES IN BREAST DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING (1 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Presents case studies in breast imaging. Focuses on both abnormal and normal studies. Lecture 1 hour per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

This course is a component of a career certificate that is designed as a multi-competency module to provide expertise in mammography to registered or registry eligible technologists. The completion of the career certificate will prepare individuals for employment as mammographers in hospitals and imaging centers. This course will fulfill the professional continuing education requirements required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

This course is offered to students who have graduated from an approved radiologic technology program and are registered or registry eligible according to the standards provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED

Focuses on student presentations of normal and abnormal breast anatomy with use of special techniques.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completion of this course, the student will be able to:

A. Explain normal and abnormal conditions of the breast
B. Describe several techniques in breast imaging which demonstrate breast pathology
Revised 10/98

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