NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
RAD 235 - QUALITY ASSURANCE IN MAMMOGRAPHY (1 CR.)
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Discusses the components of quality assurance in mammography and the accreditation programs developed to ensure quality in breast imaging facilities. 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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

A. Define quality assurance
B. Discuss the establishment of standards for image quality
C. Discuss how to establish a quality assurance program
D. Discuss the record keeping of continuing education
E. What are the required components of a quality assurance program.F. Discuss processor quality control
G. Identify the proper viewing conditions
H. Discuss the methods and equipment used for testing the various equipment
I. Discuss the parameters for interpretations of Q.A. tests.
J. Discuss documentation used in quality assurance programs
K. What is ACR accreditation?
L. Describe a MQSA site visit
M. Identify a procedures manual and tracing of abnormal cases
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED A. Equipment quality assurance
B. Darkroom quality assurance
C. Processor quality assurance
D. Record Keeping
Revised 10/98

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