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RAT 2647 Principles of Mammography

Comprehensive overview of mammographic concepts and equipment, including patient care/education, communication, anatomy and physiology, epidemiology, pathology, positioning techniques, interventional procedures, image analysis, imaging media and processing, quality assurance testing and principles of exposure.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Radiologic Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE   Approval of Department 


  • Identify quality control, quality assurance measures and federal and/or state regulations governing mammography.
  • Describe basic mammographic equipment and technical considerations in mammography.
  • Describe the historical development of mammography as an advanced imaging modality.
  • Identify breast anatomy and physiology and describe routine positioning techniques for routine and non-routine mammographic procedures.
  • Describe the importance of quality patient care, education, and communication in mammography.

Credit Hours: 2

Classroom Hours: 2