RAIT 329 - Mammography Clinical Practicum
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.
- 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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