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RAD 601 - Diagnostic Procedures for Medical Imaging of the Breast

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

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

This course provides an overview for qualified Mammography students all the required activities necessary to provide procedures for patients that are required to have breast tissue examined. Students explore all the breast anatomy, cytology and a large number of pathologies are included in this course. Mammographic positioning, special needs of patient categories and mammographic procedures are classified. Views, special patient situations during imaging examinations and interventional procedures are covered for compliance with national board content. Exploration of the accreditation standards within a medical imaging service department is provided relating to Mammography suites. 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. Understand all the requirements necessary to produce a mammogram for a Radiologists interpretation.
  2. Provide premammographic instructions, explain the procedure, evaluate individual patient needs and obtain a medical history prior to the engagements and procedural interventions necessary for mammography of the breast.
  3. Analyze and utilize patient screening techiques and requirements before, during and post mammography studies.
  4. Differentiate techniques for medical mammographic craniocaudal, mediolateral oblique, mediolateral, lateromedial, exaggerated craniocaudal, cleavage, axillary tail, tangential, rolled, implant displaced, nipple in profile, anterior compression, spot compression, magnification, special situations of chest wall variations, irradiated breast tissue, reduction mammography, postsurgical breast, various patient types, kyphotic/lordotic patients, protruding abdomen, implanted devices, breast augmentation, lactating breast and breast size differences.
Listed Topics
  1. Breast tissue
  2. Breast anatomy
  3. Pathologies
  4. Special needs
  5. Imaging views
  6. Patient techniques
  7. Radiologists requirements
  8. Human body positions of the breast
  9. Compression
  10. Augmentation
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
Last Reviewed: 5/14/2021

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