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Breast Ultrasound Certificate of of Accomplishment

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The Breast Ultrasound Certificate of Achievement is designed for Mammographers or Sonographers who want to gain certification in breast ultrasound. Reviews anatomy and physiology of the breast as well as all types of breast pathologies. Includes orientation to sectional imaging of the breast, correlation with mammographic and MRI images, and characterization of normal and abnormal findings from a sonographic viewpoint. The Breast Ultrasound Lab allows the student to develop a sonographic imagine technique, and the clinical practicum provides practice in a variety of clinical situations. Enrollment in the clinical practicum is not guaranteed and dependent upon grades, site availability, and approval. Content covers all areas included in the breast specialty exam offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe breast anatomy concepts and utilize image planes and location identifiers that are employed in mammography and magnetic resonance imaging as well as breast ultrasound
  • Describe breast pathologies and their appearance on ultrasound images
  • Characterize normal and abnormal findings on breast ultrasound images, and correlate with findings on mammography and magnetic resonance imaging
  • Employ standard and specialized ultrasound equipment and imaging techniques to obtain high-quality images of the breast
  • Analyze images for quality and demonstration of tissue characteristics on initial and follow-up exams.
  • Describe the sonographer’s role in biopsy, aspiration, and localization procedures.
  • Interact appropriately with patients in the breast imaging setting, including identifying the goal and pertinent clinical questions of the exam, obtaining patient history, and following image protocols.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For details about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit https://www2.bellevuecollege.edu/legal/gedisclosure/breast-ultrasound.pdf

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