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RAIT 329 Mammography Clinical Practicum • 5 Cr.


Students are assigned to a mammography department for 132 hours to satisfy clinical competency requirements of the ARRT for eligibility to sit for the ARRT advanced level exam in mammography. Prerequisites: RAIT 325 Mammography and permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Educate the patient about the procedure and equipment
  • Solicite and record pertinent clinical history
  • Select appropriate equipment to perform the exam
  • Select and record exposure factors based on the patients history and condition
  • Position the patient to produce optimum images
  • Evaluate the images and make adjustments to accomodate a patients condition or special needs
  • Perform, evaluate, and record all required QC tests
  • Trouble shoot artifacts and abnormal findings of the QC tests
  • Participate in Interventional/Special exams - a minimum of 4
  • Review 20 patient exams accomplished by the student with a radiologist regarding technique, anatomy, and pathology

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