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.
Description starting Summer 2018
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. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography concentrations as well as the requirements of the Breast Ultrasound certificate of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program and requires ARRT(R) or ARDMS credential. Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program or 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
- Spring 2018 (current quarter)