RAD 420

Course Name: Mammography
Course Code: RAD 420
Course Type: Radiologic Studies
Number of Credits: (8 credits/ 220 hours)
Course Description: This course will teach students to operate and utilize digital and conventional mammography units to produce images of patients’ breast tissue. This fifteen week course will include online lectures and clinical experiences at one of the affiliated clinical education settings. Completion of clinical requirements may extend beyond the 15 weeks and is determined by individual student progress. This course will prepare graduates to possess the knowledge, skill, and affect to meet the demands of an entry-level position as a mammographer. This course will review basic patient care and radiation protection. It will provide discussion on breast anatomy, physiology, pathology, and mammography imaging that will be encountered. Theory presented and clinical experiences will prepare and qualify students to participate in the ARRT Mammography Certification Examination.
Co-Requisites: BIO 331, RAD 301