NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
RAD 237 - CLINICAL INTERNSHIP IN BREAST IMAGING (2 CR.)
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Develop clinical skills in breast imaging procedures. Lecture 2 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

This course is a component of a career certificate that is designed as a multi-compentency 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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

A. demonstrate a basic understanding of the operation of mammography equipment
B. be able to formulate radiographic techniques
C. utilize patient care procedures and radiation protection
D. clean and prepare room for procedures
E. obtain accurate histories through proper questioning
F. demonstrate equipment operation correctly
G. demonstrate proper loading, unloading and processing of film
H. prepare film correctly for reading
I. evaluate film quality
J. recognize a technically correct image
K. perform routine mammography examinations to include the following: 1. cranio-caudad
2. medio-lateral oblique
L. perform special projections as indicated by patient diagnosis
M. identify special situation patients such as breast implants, post-mastectomy or post radiation therapy; perform correct rocedures
N. identify the requirements for all specialized breast examinations
O. identify the components of a quality assurance program
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED

This course will focus on patient care, manipulations of equipment and procedures in ammography.

Revised 10/98


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