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RAIT 327 Breast Ultrasound for Mammographers • 3 Cr.


Reviews anatomy and physiology of the breast. Includes orientation to sectional imaging of the breast, correlation with mammographic images, and characterization of normal and abnormal findings from a sonographic viewpoint. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Summarize the embryonic development of the breast
  • Describe the changes in a woman’s breast due to age, parity, hormone replacement, and the normal physiologic cycle.
  • Contrast the differences in the sonographic appearance of malignant and benign masses in both the male and female breast.
  • Identify image artifacts that aid and hinder diagnosis of the breast mass.
  • Assess impact of surgical alteration on design of procedure and diagnostic accuracy
  • Demonstrate (in hands-on lab) techniques for breast biopsy to include: localizing the needle, scan technique, sterile procedure, and physician coaching.
  • Discuss how the different imaging modalities complement each other in diagnosis of breast disease.
  • Develop imaging procedures based on specific conditions

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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