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