RAIT 330 Breast Ultrasound • 5 Cr.
Designed for Mammographers or Sonographers who want to gain didactic preparation in breast ultrasound. 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. Content covers all areas included in the breast specialty exam offered by the ARDMS. 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:
- List the epidemiology and risk factors of breast cancer
- 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
- Identify appropriate instrumentation and ancillary equipment
- Correlate mammographic findings into scanning protocol
- Identify normal breast anatomy
- Contrast the differences in the sonographic appearance of malignant and benign masses in both the male and the female breast
- Differentiate sonographic image appearance from other diagnostic images
- Interrogate features of the augmented breast on Ultrasound, MRI and Mammogram
- Discuss how the different imaging modalities complement each other in diagnosis of breast disease
- Describe procedural technique and instrumentation for ultrasound guided invasive procedures
- Identify image artifacts that aid and hinder diagnosis of the breast mass