May 29, 2023  
2022-23 Catalog 
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RAIT 329 - Mammography Clinical Practicum

5 CR

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. Includes laboratory sessions in a Mammography department. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology concentration of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program and requires ARRT(R) credential. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Radiation & Imaging Sciences BAS program, RAIT 325  within 12 months with a B (3.0) or better and permission of the Program Chair. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Course Outcomes
  • Educate the patient about the procedure and equipment. 
  • Solicit 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 accommodate a patient’s condition or special needs. 
  • Perform, evaluate, and record all required QC tests. 
  • Troubleshoot 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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