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RAD 602 - Patient Care for Mammography Procedures

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Must be Certified Technologists in good standing recognized by the ARRT (www.arrt.org)

The focus of this course is to provide an overview of the required patient care interactions and management techniques utilized for quality mammographic procedures. Topics include patient communication, patient assessment, breast cancer and various psychological impacts the patient can or will experience during the journey of having a mammography study. This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Completion of this course complies with American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) structural education requirements and awards 16 Category A CEUs.


Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify examination instructions and patient education guidelines for Mammography procedures.
  2. List risk for breast cancer and implications for imaging interventions by understanding epidemiology, risk factors, treatment options, surgical options, nonsurgical options and reconstruction methods for the patient’s well-being.
  3. Describe patient care techniques as required by the medical services industry for Mammography.
Listed Topics
  1. Breast cancer
  2. Empathy
  3. Psychological impacts
  4. Well-being
  5. Medical services
  6. Epidemiology of the breast
  7. Patient education
  8. Human feelings
  9. Treatment options
  10. Communication methods for patients in need of care
Reference Materials
Current mammography books and research articles, etc. CCAC Blackboard account virtual course access.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/14/2021

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