Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography – Mammography Program graduates will
- Demonstrate patient care skills.
- Practice universal precautions and radiation safety.
- Understand the American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines for screening mammography,
patient dosage, and the possibility for additional projections and/or other breast
imaging procedures with the patient.
- Document patient clinical history relevant to the performance and interpretation of
the mammography exam.
- Perform screening and/or diagnostic mammograms on both full field digital and digital
breast tomosynthesis (3D) mammography equipment.
- Perform mammograms by positioning the patient and equipment according to department
protocol or requisition.
- Select equipment appropriate to the patient and the examination to be performed.
- Select and record exposure factors based upon breast tissue density, patient's age,
numerical compression scale and equipment characteristics.
- Evaluate images for diagnostic quality.
- Perform quality assurance tests required by the ACR for all digital mammography equipment.
- Observe, assist with or participate in specialty exams (augmented breasts/interventional/special
- Review mammography exams with a radiologist.
- Identify and label the anatomical structures of the breast.
- Compare breast anatomical structures to mammographic anatomical structures.
- Identify and label breast anatomical structures on a mammographic image
- Describe breast augmentation and identify the types of breast implants, the common
implant locations, and the anatomical changes to the augmented breast.
- Describe the anomalies of development that can occur in the breast.
- Recognize clinical breast changes.
- List the physical changes of the breast related to pathology.
- List the mammographic changes of the breast related to pathology and identify the
common mammographic appearance of breast pathology.
- Define treatment options for breast cancer.
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