NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
RAD 238 - MAMMOGRAPHY REGISTRY REVIEW (1 CR.)

 
COURSE DESCRIPTION

Prepares students for the administration of the mammography examination prepared by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. 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. ARRT requires a radiographer to be registered for a year prior to being eligible to sit for the mammography examination.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

A. review and discuss all components of patient education
B. review and explain the clinical breast examination
C. identify all equipment components involved in the instrumentation of breast imaging equipment
D. discuss the surface anatomy of the breast
E. discuss the deep anatomy of the breast
F. identify normal anatomy of the breast
G. describe both benign and malignant pathologies of the breast
H. review all routine projections of the breast
I. identify several specialized projections routinely required in breast imaging
J. review various mammography techniques to produce better images
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED A. Patient Education
B. Clinical Breast Examination
C. Instrumentation
D. Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology
E. Positioning
F. Mammography Techniques
Revised 10/98

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