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RAIT 328 Breast Ultrasound Equipment • 2 Cr.


Introduces the ultrasound system. Includes detailed descriptions of essential parts of the ultrasound system using a variety of ultrasound machines, classroom demonstrations of system operations and technique, and practical application to breast anatomy and pathology. Prerequisite: Admission to the program and permission of the Program Chair.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify and select different types/frequencies of transducers appropriate to the patient/exam situation, and provide justification to support the selection process
  • Set up the ultrasound machine appropriately
  • Prepare patient appropriately in accordance with established standards and procedures
  • Obtain all required and relevant information regarding the patient using effective and supportive communication skills
  • Analyze the key elements of and follow accepted protocol for completing a breast ultrasound exam
  • Utilize appropriate ultrasound system hardware and software for optimal imaging of the breast in accordance with established procedures
  • Develop documentation of all images obtained following documentation standards
  • Correlate ultrasound information obtained with other relevant information concerning the patient, and develop draft observation findings
  • Analyze information obtained in order to arrive at a reasonable conclusion, and present supporting analysis and justification
  • Conduct themselves in a manner that allows for safety of staff and patients in the ultrasound lab following laboratory and equipment safety procedures
  • Evaluate actions and attitudes that affect safety and quality within the ultrasound lab environment
  • Demonstrate attitudes and performance that effectively supports quality control in the ultrasound lab environment



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000