RAIT 328 Ultrasound Equipment for Mammographers • 2 Cr.
Introduces the ultrasound system. Includes detailed descriptions of essential parts of the ultrasound system using a variety of ultrasound machines, classroom demonstrations of system operations and technique, and practical application to breast anatomy and pathology. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Identify and select different types/frequencies of transducers appropriate to the patient/exam situation, and provide justification to support the selection process
- Set up the ultrasound machine appropriately
- Prepare patient appropriately in accordance with established standards and procedures
- Obtain all required and relevant information regarding the patient using effective and supportive communication skills
- Analyze the key elements of and follow accepted protocol for completing a breast ultrasound exam
- Utilize appropriate ultrasound system hardware and software for optimal imaging of the breast in accordance with established procedures
- Develop documentation of all images obtained following documentation standards
- Correlate ultrasound information obtained with other relevant information concerning the patient, and develop draft observation findings
- Analyze information obtained in order to arrive at a reasonable conclusion, and present supporting analysis and justification
- Conduct themselves in a manner that allows for safety of staff and patients in the ultrasound lab following laboratory and equipment safety procedures
- Evaluate actions and attitudes that affect safety and quality within the ultrasound lab environment
- Demonstrate attitudes and performance that effectively supports quality control in the ultrasound lab environment
- Spring 2013 (current quarter)