RAIT 329 Mammography Clinical Practicum • 5 Cr.

Description

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 within 12 months with a B (3.0) or better and permission of the Program Chair.

Description starting Summer 2018

Students are assigned to a mammography department for 200 hours to satisfy clinical competency requirements of the ARRT for eligibility to sit for the ARRT advanced level exam in mammography. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology concentration of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program and requires ARRT(R) credential. Prerequisites: Admission into the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program, RAIT 325 within 12 months with a B (3.0) or better and permission of instructor. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Outcomes

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